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Get to Know Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a unique man-made product created with natural materials.  It consists of chips of quartz, marble, glass, granite, or other suitable materials held together by binding agents. After curing, it is ground down smooth and used primarily for flooring.  It can be used as wall treatments, and recently it is being used as a material for countertops and backsplashes as well.

Terrazzo Damage

Like any other surface that sees traffic and use, terrazzo can become yellowed, stained, or chipped and cracked. Many of these damages can be repaired. It may need something as simple as sealing or more complicated like stripping and waxing or polishing the surface. Ask your terrazzo restoration PRO to evaluate your terrazzo to see what can be done.

Honing & Polishing Terrazzo

Since terrazzo is composed of natural materials like marble and quartz, the same process used to restore marble and other natural stone, terrazzo can be done to achieve both glossy and matte finishes without the need for coatings.  

Sealing Terrazzo

It is important to note that sealing is not the same as coating or waxing and is an important, but simple measure that can be used to help prevent staining once the terrazzo has been restored and thoroughly cleaned. Properly sealed and maintained terrazzo will inhibit staining agents from being able to penetrate into the surface.

Stop the Costly Cycle of Stripping and Waxing

It is often the practice to wax terrazzo to achieve a polished look, but this solution can result in yellowing and form a layer that traps dirt. With this method, what’s on top of the terrazzo must be repeatedly stripped and reapplied. There is a better way.

A natural polish eliminates the need for waxing, which can save time and money. In certain circumstances, a high-performance coating may be applied to achieve beautiful and lasting results. A qualified terrazzo specialist can review your needs to determine the best possible approach to cleaning, polishing, and maintaining your terrazzo.

Specialty Solutions for Terrazzo

A SurpHaces PRO Partner that is trained and certified in Adsil’s MicroGuard1® can treat your terrazzo with a high performance, EPA compliant, low VOC coating, that won’t trap dirt or turn yellow. The coating system increases slip resistance and has antimicrobial properties to reduce the risk of secondary infection, so it’s great for hospitals, nursing homes, schools, gyms and more. With this coating, your floors and surfaces can not only look better and last longer, but become easier to maintain — which means you’ll save time and money in maintenance costs.

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Hampton Inn DeBary FL

For a brand required renovation, our Hampton Inn Debary was required to "repair or place the exterior window frames" to address the fading as they had suffered significant damage over the years due to the sun. SurpHaces was a local company who had previously used one of our windows to train some students on the proper application of one of their products. Based on great appearance of the demo window more than a year after its application, we contracted with them to complete all of our windows. They worked quickly and were able to repair the window frames, restoring them to a condition not seen in at least 10-15 years. I am very happy with the product. If I had a tip, though, I would have applied it at a much earlier time, which would have protected the windows from the beginning.

by Jeff Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, HDG Hotels
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