Polish and restore your Terrazzo to its original shine
Few Things are more authentic old Florida than a beautiful terrazzo floor. So many of these floors have been covered up under false wood or carpet, those that are still exposed tend to have lost their luster, and feel “old”. How grand to restore these to their rightful place of shiny and Florida cool luster!
Most people know the Terrazzo is made of Marble ships in cement or some form of epoxy. What most people don’t realize is that the care for marble and the care for Terrazzo require very different procedures. To fully restore your Terrazzo floors to a state of “WOW”, rely on someone that truly knows the different ways of working with stone and epoxies. This becomes particularly important if, like so many people, you are bringing back original old Florida Terrazzo, and dealing with carpet tacks and nail holes needing filler.
Terrazzo Floor Polishing
Our flooring engineers absolutely understand the revitalization of Travertine has to take the hardness of the stone into account, to ensure that your floors shine brilliantly.
Who Is Floor Cleaning Experts
You just might get a surprise opera sample when getting your stone floors refinished.
We run a magnificent team of highly qualified stone professionals. Each person that is in your office, or home, has been trained by Tom Workman, a third generation Floor Cleaning Expert.
In Tom’s spare time, he is an active participant in local theater, and local opera, as well as relaxing with a raucous weekend band of fun-loving ragtag collection of misfits!
Life is not all work – but your floors – that’s serious business.
We can’t wait to hear about your Terrazzo Project! Reach out to us, and we will be back to you promptly and professionally.
2324 Meadow Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 333333
For as far back as the Golden Age of Rome, people have been using terrazzo as a flooring material because of its durability and charm. This mosaic of marble is a favorite for warm climate homes like here in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Terrazzo lends a cool finish, commercial buildings that endure a lot of foot traffic, as well as museums and historical buildings that prefer it’s economical beauty.
It is because of the very ease of care that terrazzo offers over the long run, that this flooring material is left to dull and lose its glass-like sheen and luster.
Terrazzo is made from small pieces or marble mixed with cement. The surface layer of a terrazzo floor has extra marble chips that have been added during the installation process to cover nearly 70% of the exposed area, which gives it it’s elegant finish.
How to maintain Terrazzo
A terrazzo floor is mostly marble. Terrazzo requires polishing to maintain it’s beauty and shine. The cement that the marble is suspended in is porous and must be sealed to prevent staining.
If you have found that your terrazzo floor is lifeless, call the Floor Cleaning Experts. We successfully polish and restore terrazzo floors. Our marble experts can patch and repair terrazzo that has been covered by wall to wall carpeting, or damaged from daily wear and tear.
The Floor Cleaning Experts specializes in floor restoration, crack repair, polishing/vitrification.
Floor Cleaning Experts Terrazzo Restoration Process
- Surface preparation including removal of paint, stains, sealers, adhesives, and glues.
- Terrazzo-Concrete-Stone grinding, polishing and vitrifying.
- Crack Repair/Restoration/Refinishing of hard surfaces including terrazzo, tile, stone, and concrete.
The Floor Cleaning Experts has developed a safe, noninvasive method for the restoration of:
- Natural/Cultured Stone
Our unique ability to gently lift and remove the “permanent sealer” along with the years of buildup of various residues allows us to present a surface ready for a new sealant and polished finish. In fact, our removal is so complete the floor has to be treated like a brand new floor and protected immediately.
Terrazzo Floors Problem Areas
Some common problems described to us include:
- Loose Terrazzo Tiles,
- Terrazzo that has “bubbled up”, and delaminated
- Terrazzo that makes one or more of the following sounds – rattle, creek, hollow, or clacking.
Residential and Commercial Services
We provide floor restoration, grinding and polishing services for customers that include fine homes, hospitals, schools, airports, shopping malls, houses of worship, historical building restorations, factories, personal residences, commerce centers and other corporate facilities throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
The Floor Cleaning Experts Terrazzo Restoration Advantage:
- Virtually Dust Free
- Little (if any) Noise Intrusion
Floor Cleaning Experts has the experience and technology to bring your floor surface investment back to new condition. With our mobile service teams, Floor Cleaning Experts has the capabilities to meet your needs where ever those needs may be. We have the resources to service all of the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area
Vitrification and Polishing Terrazzo Floors
The Floor Cleaning Experts unique approach allows your business to function without any downtime. In most cases, we are in at night and gone by morning. We will work in the time frame that best suits your individual needs.
The Floor Cleaning Experts also has an alternative to the long & labor intensive of stripping, waxing and burnishing (usually required 1-2 times a year). We offer a time-proven method of polishing, with the most up to date techniques in use which yields far better results with a more permanent finish. In conjunction with normal maintenance, our proven system should give the floor 5-10 years of a cleaner, brighter and more lustrous finish than that of waxing (depending on cleaning methods).
Floor Cleaning Experts Terrazzo Restoration Benefits
- Stripping, waxing, and burnishing are eliminated.
- Durable, scuff resistant, non-slip finish.
- Eliminates discoloring wax build up.
- Enhancement and retention of floor’s natural colors and shine.
- A hardened surface that reduces maintenance.
- Much longer shine.
- Levels curled (uneven) floors, lippage, and high divider strips.
- Maximizes floor life.
- No downtime for drying.
Floor Cleaning Experts Terrazzo Refinishing process offers the following services for your terrazzo floors:
- Terrazzo Restoration
- Terrazzo Grinding, Polishing and Vitrification
- Terrazzo Sealing
- Terrazzo Maintenance and Care
- Terrazzo Cleaning