How to Properly Maintain & Repair Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a type of flooring that’s been around for quite some time. It was first used in 16th century Italy, and it has been used on many floors since then. It was first made by mixing remnants of marble and granite chips mixed in concrete and polished to a flat surface.  Terrazzo can be found in many different ways—from the streets outside your home to the floors inside your house. It’s often used as a kind of decorative flooring for high-end restaurants or hotels, but it can also be used in more utilitarian settings like office buildings or factories. Unlike other tiles you have in your home or business, terrazzo is a lot more durable than other types of flooring systems and it is designed to withstand all kinds of weather conditions: from the mild to the extreme.

Terrazzo floors are often used in the hospitality industry because they’re easy to clean up after spills or accidents; they don’t stain easily and they won’t stain dark colors (like red wine), which means less time spent on cleaning up after spills! Plus, terrazzo can complement any kind of existing design aesthetic.

Proper Upkeep is Key

With a few key information to consider, terrazzo floors are simple and easy enough to clean:

  • Thoroughly sweep or vacuum the floor to get rid of any loose dirt and debris.
  • Clean the floor with a damp mop and a simple water or a neutral cleaner.  Allow this cleaning solution to on the surface for a short period of time to thoroughly dissolve the dirt and debris. In order to make sure that any and all loose debris are prevented from simply drying back onto the floor during this period, it is crucial that the entire flooring surface remains slightly damp.
  • Use a proper sponge or a vacuum to remove the excess dirty water, or thoroughly rinse the floor with clean water. Take note that it might need to do multiple rinses to completely remove all the dirt and grimy water.
  • Ensure that the floor is then thoroughly buffed to restore luster after it has dried.

Getting Professional Help

It would be significantly better to contact a floor repair specialist if your terrazzo floor has lost its sheen or has stains that are difficult to remove with routine washing. A professional will be able to effectively repair and polish the floor’s surface with the proper machinery and processes to restore its original sheen in addition to correctly removing the sealer from the floor and reapplying it. Hiring expert terrazzo floor cleaners is a safe approach to make sure your floor looks its best if you aren’t familiar with cleaning various flooring kinds.

It is also important to note that if your terrazzo needs repairs you need to make sure your terrazzo is dry before you begin working on it. If the surface is wet or damp, it’s more likely that water will seep into the cracks and cause them to become more extensive over time. So, if at all possible, make sure that there isn’t any standing water inside or outside your home before you start working with terrazzo materials!