FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is terrazzo?

A. Terrazzo is a mixture of marble or other stones mixed broadcast into Portland cement or epoxy.

Q. Why has terrazzo seen such an increase in popularity of late?

A. Terrazzo flooring’s resurgent’s can be attributed to

  1. 1. Its green flooring label
  2. 2. Low cost of maintenance
  3. 3. New polishing techniques that make it both beautiful and resilient
  4. 4. The long, long life of terrazzo flooring

Q. What should I use to clean my terrazzo flooring?

A. Most terrazzo flooring should be cleaned with a neutral cleaner however, if your floors have been crystallized by terrazzo Restoration Company, then you should use a weak vinegar and water mixture.

Q. How much is Terrazzo Flooring? How much does terrazzo floor restoration cost?

A. Terrazzo flooring varies from floor to floor. No two terrazzo floor jobs are identical, therefore it’s harder to give an answer to a question like this. Terrazzo floor costs are different and can vary from floor to floor. The cost of terrazzo floor at one residential, commercial or industrial job site will cost different then the next. That’s why when you want to know the cost of terrazzo flooring, it’s best to contact us to get a free estimate for terrazzo flooring.

Q. How does Safe Dry restore terrazzo?

A. We use a heave grinder that gets down into the floor, so we can eliminate as many flaws and as much damage as possible. Our machine is heavier and has a higher rotation speed than any other company we know of. We also use three different systems at the polishing level to give terrazzo floors their best shine.

Q. How thick is my terrazzo flooring?

A. Most cement based terrazzo is 5/8 to ¾ of an inch thick, but some older terrazzo is thicker. Epoxy terrazzo is generally 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch thick.

Q. How much flooring is removed during terrazzo restoration?

A. Typical around 1/16 to 1/8 inch is removed.

Q. Should a finish or topical sealer be used on my floors after restoration?

A. If you have a rental property, commercial property, or have pets that will have the occasional accident, then we recommend a topical sealer. If you do not fall into these categories then there is no reason to coat your floors. Our floors shine great without finishes or topical sealers. Why would you want the added maintenance associated with these products?

Q. Does your company seal terrazzo floors?

A. We use an penetrating protectant every terrazzo floor we restore. Most are sealed with and impregnating protectant. These protectants go into the floor to protect, but do not change the appearance.

Q. How long will my floor last when it is restored?

A. As long as you reapply protectant every couple years the floor will not need any polishing for 7 to 10 years when done by Safe Dry.

 

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