Terrazzo Floor Cleaning
These are pictures of a recent Terrazzo Floor Cleaning job that we did for a customer in the Riverview area.
We started by removing all the of contents from the room. We removed the old carpet and pad, removed the wood strips or tackless and cut all the nails even with the floor without damaging the terrazzo. This was able to be done by using specialized equipment to hone the floor by using diamond impregnated pads that were of various grits. This process of Terrazzo Floor Cleaning makes the floor very smooth which allows us to use a dry powder that is moistened slightly and buffed.
The picture you see above is a dry floor after we’ve cleaned the terrazzo. The customer even thought the floor was still wet and was surprised to find out that this shine will last for years. The shine your seeing was not created by using a wax but instead the shine was created by a chemical reaction between the dry powder and the calcium in the marble which produces a very hard shine. The shine will last several years as long as the floors are swept and mopped on a regular basis.
Although the terrazzo came out very nice, the floors were stained in certain areas. But after the floors were honed and polished, the stains were very light. The stains were most likely caused by the old waffle pad under the carpet.
If the terrazzo has ever been covered by carpet you can expect some stains from the old pad and possible damage from the nails that are used to secure the wood tack strips. Those holes can be repaired and the stains can be lightened and sometimes even totally removed.
For Professional Terrazzo Floor Cleaning – Call AFC Floor Care today. Tampa, St. Pete, & Clearwater