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TLC for Terrazzo Flooring

Marble, Terrazzo, Limestone, Granite, Stone & Wood Floor Repairs & Maintenance, Diamond Polishing Re-Surfacing & Re-Sealing

 

Terrazzo floor repair is about working with this beautiful material and getting the best possible results. Antique Terrazzo flooring has a character all it’s own, with individual features and imperfections. These add to the charm of ‘terrazzo, and care has to be taken so that the repairs do not stand out like a sore thumb. Years of experience and a range of techniques means excellent results every time. This type of flooring is one of the most durable and long lasting available. When properly repaired and restored, it provides a stunning focal point for any home whatever it’s style. There aren’t many sights more spectacular in a house than a Terrazzo natural stone floor which has been diamond polished.

Loved by interior designers and architects alike, these floors are the first choice of many discerning home owners. They are also favoured for use in hospitals, schools, restaurants, hotels, shops and many other areas that require a tough, all purpose floor. It can be installed using a poured in place epoxy method, pre-cast, or a cement blend.

Just a regular brush and mop is needed to keep Terrazzo flooring beautiful, but small scratches or areas of damage should be addressed quickly. Cracks and chips can be repaired seamlessly by matching the resin and aggregate, and a high gloss finish will show off the vibrant shades. A polished finish also makes a room seem lighter, and there is no need for additional embellishments such as rugs.

Terrazzo can be deceiving, as there have been many instances where people have moved into a property and taken up carpets or flooring to discover Terrazzo underneath. The floor may be dull and damaged leading them to think it needs to be removed. This is usually not the case and even cracked and scratched Terrazzo will look amazing once repaired, treated and polished. Always consult the experts about your Terrazzo flooring, you’ll be very glad you did.

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Stone Care Tips

Marble, Terrazzo, Limestone, Granite, Stone & Wood Floor Repairs & Maintenance, Diamond Polishing Re-Surfacing & Re-Sealing

As many homeowners have discovered, the beauty of real stone flooring is well worth a bit of initial investment. Whether professionally installed or all your own work [using high quality hire equipment], these floors can substantially raise the profile of any property in places like South Ockendon. If properly looked after and maintained, natural materials like stone, marble, slate and granite can last a lifetime.

That said, we emphasise that, like most things of value, they need to be cared for in the correct way to ensure they aren’t damaged. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts : –

  • Try to keep the stone’s surface free from dust, sand and grit, as these can encourage scratches.
  • Mop up any spills as quickly as possible.
  • As with treated wood, always use drinks coaters to protect from permanent staining and marking, particularly with calcareous natural stones like onyx, marble or travertine.
  • Clean daily if you can, and carry out a deep clean periodically.
  • Avoid using lemon juice, vinegar and harsh cleaners designed for grout, tiles or bathrooms.
  • Place an effective barrier between the surface and hot items such as serving dishes, and use placemats under ceramics, china, silver or anything which could scratch.
  • Don’t use any abrasive substance and don’t mix bleach or ammonia [as this creates toxic gases].
  • Never blend different chemicals unless the floor cleaner instructions tell you to.

Caring for your Stone Flooring
– Make sure you have non slip rugs and mats near entrances, this gets rid of dust and debris from shoes.
– Regular dusting, sweeping and mopping of your floor will help them to look fabulous for longer.

Any damage can often be rectified by specialists in stone, marble, slate, granite maintenance. You will be amazed at what can be achieved when it comes to stone flooring with skill, experience and knowledge.

Wood Flooring Repair, In Situ Stone Tile Replacement, Supermarkets, Universities, Offices, Public Buildings, Staircase Refurbishment & Repair