Discover the Beauty of Your Terrazzo Floors
Safe Dry has been performing terrazzo restoration in Central and Southwest Florida for many years. Our terrazzo restoration system will make your terrazzo floors look great. We grind deeper, to remove more stains, glue and darkening, than any other company we know of. Our goal is to restore your terrazzo to the best condition possible! Maintaining an “A” rating with the BBB, our clients are satisfied with our professional services and technicians and they know their terrazzo tile floors are in good hands. Whether you are a home owner or rental property owner, we can help you restore the beauty of your terrazzo flooring. Contact us today to get started.
“Our 11-14 Step Terrazzo Floor Restoration Process is Outshining all of our Competition”
How Terrazzo Restoration Works
Whether you have terrazzo flooring, an epoxy floor coating, moisture vapor barrier, urethane flooring, urethane coatings – we do it all! Our terrazzo restoration systems include dry, or wet depending on what is right for your terrazzo floor. At Safe Dry, we can hone and diamond polish your terrazzo to look better then you ever thought possible. We use only the best tools available to restore your terrazzo including our tool of choice, the HTC-500. Once we grind, using as many as four metal bond diamond grits, we hone the floor with three grits of resin bond diamonds. Then the real fun starts! Once we finish grinding and honing, we will begin our terrazzo polishing process. We will hone and diamond polish to 3000 Grit. That means your floor will last for as long as you maintain it. We will also show you how to properly maintain your terrazzo floors as well as what terrazzo cleaners are best for your floor.
Proper Terrazzo Care and Maintenance
Terrazzo is made of marble and Portland cement, so it should be cleaned to protect that shine and extend the life of the shine. In order to keep your floors looking great, you need to clean with a neutral cleaner, dust mop often, preferably with a microfiber dust mop, and have a good rug at your main entrance to wipe your feet on.
We recommend using a natural cleaner with a pH near or at 7.0. We sell these cleaners, in a highly concentrated form, so one gallon will last for months and the pH of 7.0 means that the product is safe for all cement, natural stone floors as well as vintage terrazzo flooring.
Dust mopping often is another very important step in protecting terrazzo. The average grit of a grain of sand is 200. Properly polished terrazzo is done up to 3000 grit. Sand is the enemy of terrazzo, so dust mop often and enjoy the same shine on your floor for many years to come.
The third step is a good rug at the entrances to your home. Best to stop the sand before in ever gets in.
Follow these steps after our quality terrazzo restoration and visitors to your home will marvel at a terrazzo shine they never thought possible. Call today so you can, “Get Your Shine On.”
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Is a Polished Floor Slippery?
Flooring systems used on industrial, commercial, and residential terrazzo floors should provide a safe walking surface in both wet and dry conditions. By measuring the coefficient of friction (COF), a quantitative number can be used to express the degree of slip resistance of a floor surface.
These figures are consistent with a typical terrazzo restoration done with HTC equipment and diamond tooling. When the coefficient of friction is measured from a resting position, it is called the “static coefficient of friction” (SCOF). When it is measured when the surfaces are in relative motion, it is called the “dynamic coefficient of friction”. Measuring the dynamic COF is difficult and requires a strict laboratory environment for accurate results. The James Machine would be used in this situation under the ASTM D-2047 standard. Almost all portable and laboratory meters measure only the static COF and most measuring devices (slip meters) refer to static COF based off the ASTM C1028 standard. The Sellmeier slip test meter measures both Static and Dynamic coefficient and provides a digital printout and audit trail.
The higher the SCOF, the less slippery the surface. It is possible to have too high a SCOF; the surface can be too slip resistant and difficult to walk on. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) initially set a standard of 0.50 or higher for polished surfaces. Because the required friction for normal walking is significantly below that figure (as measured on the James Machine), a coefficient of 0.35 is sufficient. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will only recommend that you try to achieve a 0.50 SCOF for flat surfaces. In short, there really is no set standard that anyone will stand behind. Plus, all of the standards were tested using natural stone and liquid protectants / coatings. So we have to group ourselves in with this category until they do testing for polished concrete.
The test results shown here were done with the Sellmeier FSC-2000 at HTC’s facility in Knoxville, TN. Test #1 was a dry test with a leather slider on polished concrete at a level of 3000 grit. Test #2 was a wet test with synthetic slider on polished concrete at a level of 3000 grit. The results were taken from an average of multiple readings and tests.
“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.