Hard Surface Care
Terrazzo has been beautifying spaces for centuries. The material originates from the creativity of Italian craftsmen who learned to mix mortar and marble scraps from other projects to make new floors. You might call terrazzo the original recycled flooring.
Today, terrazzo is one of the most common surfaces found in institutional facilities. Schools, government buildings, hospitals and manufacturing facilities have been installing terrazzo flooring for decades.
Now with the introduction of new technology and materials, terrazzo is becoming popular in tech campuses, corporate headquarters and other types of commercial facilities. Today’s terrazzo floors have more color possibilities, a greater selection of aggregates and more design potential than ever before. Design options range from bold, versatile colors to more classic, sophisticated styles. With the revival of terrazzo, facility and property managers should keep in mind this architectural surface is not maintenance-free. Terrazzo’s unique properties require routine maintenance to ensure its optimal appearance and performance.
The non-porous, cleanable terrazzo finish prevents microbial growth and avoids moisture accumulation – helping maintain a mold-free environment and improving indoor air quality. Terrazzo is also known for its long history of durability in high-traffic areas.
Terrazzo can be brought to a natural polish without the use of floor finish. This state-of-the-art method provides a deeper and shinier clean and should be performed by expert craftsmen. When it comes to long-term care and restoring damaged stone, and to guarantee unparalleled care for artistry, it’s best to avoid a “quick fix” provided by cleaning generalists.
In addition to prolonging the life and preserving the aesthetic of stone in highly visible areas, key benefits of terrazzo care should include: producing a long-lasting polished finish; reducing or even eliminating the need for stripping; densifying or increasing hardness to improve wear; and NFSI-Certified “high traction” surfaces help prevent mishaps.
If you find yourself requiring significant terrazzo restoration work, consult with master craftsmen who use preferred techniques such as:
- Diamond honing, which uses diamond abrasives to smooth stone in high-traffic areas.
- Diamond and powder polishing, the use of super-fine abrasive powders and diamond discs to restore highly-reflective finishes to worn surfaces.
- Enhancers to bring out beautiful, natural colors in stone surfaces.
- Impregnators and sealers to protect porous stone from permanent stains while allowing the material to breathe.
Terrazzo Maintenance Experts
SOLID Surface Care, Inc. (SOLID) can expertly restore, repair and enhance the performance and aesthetics of this architectural hard surface. We have over 35 years of experience in stone, terrazzo, metal, wood, and other hard surface maintenance and restoration. Our team is the finest in the industry, led by master craftsmen, and aligned with premier providers of equipment and chemicals in the world.
When you choose SOLID, you are choosing a partnership with an organization of Solutionists who believe that our business is to make yours better. SOLID’s craftsmen can help protect your investments and extend their usefulness even further. We strive to exactly match existing architectural details, restoring their original beauty and charm. Innovation is what drives us. We specialize in the rarest, most precious surfaces on earth: Yours.
Please contact SOLID for more information 844.227.6543 ext. 3 or fill out our online contact form.