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. Its green flooring label
- 2. Low cost of maintenance
- 3. New polishing techniques that make it both beautiful and resilient
- 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.
Can Terrazzo that has been Covered with Tile be Restored?
In day to day dealings with people who have tile over their terrazzo, often times people ask me “Can terrazzo that has been covered with tile be restored?”. The truth is, most terrazzo floors that have had tile over them can be restored into a beautiful, long lasting and shiny terrazzo floor.
Can Terrazzo With Pad Damage be Restored?
Terrazzo can be given pad damage through years of being covered by carpet padding, but can terrazzo with pad damage be restored? Without a grinding, honing, polishing, and densifying system similar to ours it can be all but impossible to remove pad damage caused by years or even decades of padding.
What Sets Safe Dry Apart?
What sets Safe Dry Terrazzo Restoration apart from all these other companies in the same industry? Terrazzo Restoration and Polishing: We have taken years to perfect our terrazzo restoration system. Our diamond polishing system will leave your terrazzo floor sparkling.
How Does Safe Dry Exceed Your Expectations
Safe Dry has taken the time to train and grow, so we have the knowledge to tackle every job
We do all the work at Safe Dry Terrazzo Restoration and do not hire any subcontractors or subcontract any work out.
We are an IICRC Certified Firm. That means we have been trained and conform to the guidelines of the IICRC
The company owner spent 23 years in the US Army and understands how important standards are to any company.
Safe Dry has spent much time studying and applying proper terrazzo restoration techniques. We have tested hundreds of systems in order to know we will produce the best looking floors possible.
We use HTC tools and equipment on our jobs. HTC is the leader in the polishing equipment field.
“Safe Dry wins the 2009 Super Service award from Angie’s list.”
This award is given to less than five percent of the superior rated companies on Angie’s List. We are proud to display our Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2009 on our web site. Every company will tell you they are the best. At Safe Dry we strive to be the very best terrazzo restoration company. Just saying you are the best is meaningless. At Safe Dry we work hard to get the job done right so our customers will say we are the best. We have an A rating with Angie’s List. Please give us a call so we can prove to you that we will give you the best job possible.
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Proper terrazzo repair takes years to learn. If you have ever seen a repair in terrazzo
flooring that used white epoxy and colored markers or paint you know what we are
talking about. At Safe Dry Terrazzo Restoration we color match epoxy to your terrazzo floor. We never use markers or paint. We carry over seventy colors and sizes of rocks to get the best match possible. Check out the holes, marked using a pen as a pointer, on our blog site. Click on the image to the right to go to our blog site.