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Terrazzo Restoration

Looking to restore the beauty of your Terrazzo floors? Tired of applying finish, buffing, cleaning and then stripping your floors over and over again only to end up with dull, amber and orange peel looking floors?Looking to restore the beauty of your Terrazzo floors? Tired of applying finish, buffing, cleaning and then stripping your floors over and over again only to end up with dull, amber and orange peel looking floors? 

Polishing your Terrazzo will stop that cycle and save you time, money and labor. 

Have your Terrazzo floors restored using polished concrete techniques which allow the natural beauty of your floors to show using a natural process instead of chemicals. 


Here are the Benefits to Polished

  • Higher performing – the grind, densify and polish process makes the floors harder, more durable and more abrasion resistant.
  • Longer life – the densification process hardens the cement rich terrazzo making it more abrasion resistant.
  • Higher slip COF – shoes will grip the terrazzo surface better than a wax or chemical surfacing making it safer with less chance of slip or falls.
  • Reduce life-cycle costs – eliminate the cost of cleaning and stripping floors.
  • Better looking floors – the polish process will return your floors to their natural beauty and color.
  • Environmentally friendly – the polish process is a natural process using diamonds instead of chemicals.  

How to Identify Cementitious versus Epoxy Terrazzo 

The floor finish must be stripped from a small area the size of a fist in order to do these tests. Start with test #1 and proceed until you can identify the type of terrazzo you have. 

  1. Drop a small drop of water onto the dry and stripped area.
    – Cementitious Terrazzo will darken
  2. Drop a small drop of Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) onto the dry and stripped area.
    – Cementitious Terrazzo will fizz and / or turn yellow
    – Epoxy Terrazzo – the drop will sit on the surface and remain clear
  3. Look at the color of the matrix that is surrounding the marble chips.
    – Cementitious Terrazzo will be a muted, natural earth tone or white color
    – Epoxy Terrazzo will be a bright, bold, non-earth tone color
  4. If you are still not certain, use the point of a knife and scrape at the matrix surrounding the marble chips.
    – Cementitious Terrazzo will powder
    – Epoxy Terrazzo will gouge
  5. Last option is to determine based on the age of the floor.
    – Cementitious Terrazzo has been around since the 1920’s
    – Epoxy Terrazzo was introduced in 1960 

For a free consultation on getting your Terrazzo floors restored, complete the form on the right.

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