Terrazzo is commonly used for lobby flooring in public buildings, such as school and government offices. Many homes in Florida that were built in the 1950s and 1960s used terrazzo flooring due to its constant cool temperature and resistance to mold and mildew. Recently terrazzo is being used in new construction and decorative homes for staircases, walls, and countertops. It is relatively easy to clean, but does need periodic professional maintenance.
Just like any hard surface material, terrazzo floors should be swept and dust-mopped regularly in order to remove grit and other matter, which can act as an abrasive and damage the polished surface.
It’s important to understand which products you use to clean your terrazzo floors and countertops, because it requires only Ph-neutral cleaners between servicing. Harsh chemicals and products containing alcohol can also damage the finish – just like marble and limestone. These acidic solutions can eat away at the flooring or countertops.
If a spill occurs on your terrazzo, wipe it up immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Delaying could damage the material and cause more expensive decay or deterioration. Next, be sure to use your Ph-neutral terrazzo cleaning solution to clean the surface – sometime a simple warm water solution is best.
WHAT NOT TO PUT ON YOUR TERRAZZO
What not to put on terrazzo is as important as how to clean terrazzo. It is important not to put anything on the surface that could scratch it, like the bottom of a metal pan or pot. On the floor, grime from shoes can easily damage the floors. A simple tip: have people remove their shoes or use a mat where they can thoroughly clean their footwear. This can not only save time in daily cleaning and maintenance, but save time and money when it comes to long term terrazzo restoration and cleaning.
Call Classic Marble for Terrazzo Cleaning, Polishing & Restoration Services
If you have any questions about terrazzo cleaning or care that aren’t answered here, contact Classic Marble Restoration today.
Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. can provide the following services for your terrazzo surfaces: Terrazzo Cleaning, Terrazzo Polishing, Terrazzo Refinishing and Terrazzo Restoration. We will also repair cracks and fill holes and chips, usually left behind from carpet tack strips.
For larger restoration projects, as well as commercial terrazzo restoration projects for hotels, yachts and condo association, we’d be happy to offer a FREE project estimate.