Terrazzo Refinishing Has Come a Long Way
It is often the practice to coat or 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 coatings, which can save time and money. In certain circumstances, a very 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 and restoring your terrazzo.
Honing & Polishing Terrazzo
Terrazzo is a unique surface, primarily found as flooring, that traditionally contains marble chips of different sizes and colors held together with a cement base or, in newer applications, with a resin or epoxy base. Aggregates other than marble may also be used. Using the same process used to restore marble and other natural stone, terrazzo can be polished to achieve both glossy and matte finishes without the need for coatings. This same process masterfully restores scratched and worn terrazzo to like-new (or better) condition, as well.
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 taken 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.
Specialty Solutions for Terrazzo
A Certified SurpHaces PRO Partner offers high performance, EPA compliant, low VOC coatings, that won’t trap dirt or turn yellow. Their 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.
Terrazzo Crack & Chip Repair
Like any other surface that sees traffic and use, terrazzo can become chipped and cracked. Qualified technicians are able to seamlessly repair this type of damage and restore your terrazzo to its original gorgeous and durable state.