Riverview Terrazzo Floor Cleaning Project

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Tampa FL Terrazzo Floor Cleaning

Tampa FL Cleaning Terrazzo Floor

 

Terrazzo Floor Cleaning

These are pictures of a recent Terrazzo Floor Cleaning job that we did for a customer in the Riverview area.

We started by removing all the of contents from the room. We removed the old carpet and pad, removed the wood strips or tackless and cut all the nails even with the floor without damaging the terrazzo. This was able to be done by using specialized equipment to hone the floor by using diamond impregnated pads that were of various grits. This process of Terrazzo Floor Cleaning makes the floor very smooth  which allows us to use a dry powder that is moistened slightly and buffed.

The picture you see above is a dry floor after we’ve cleaned the terrazzo. The customer even thought the floor was still wet and was surprised to find out that this shine will last for years. The shine your seeing was not created by using a wax but instead the shine was created by a chemical reaction between the dry powder and the calcium in the marble which produces a very hard shine. The shine will last several years as long as the floors are swept and mopped on a regular basis.

Although the terrazzo came out very nice, the floors were stained in certain areas. But after the floors were honed and polished, the stains were very light. The stains were most likely caused by the old waffle pad under the carpet.

If the terrazzo has ever been covered by carpet you can expect some stains from the old pad and possible damage from the nails that are used to secure the wood tack strips. Those holes can be repaired and the stains can be lightened and sometimes even totally removed.

For Professional Terrazzo Floor Cleaning – Call AFC Floor Care today. Tampa, St. Pete, & Clearwater

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Terrazzo Floor Restore – Marble, granite or terrazzo floors can become scratched and worn needing a complete restoration process known as grind and hone. Through the use of manmade diamonds impregnated in a resin pad we are able to remove scratches and restore the original shine to floors and counter tops.

For Professional Terrazzo Floor Restores – Call AFC Floor Care today. Tampa, St. Pete, & Clearwater.

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For Professional Commercial Floor Cleaning – Call AFC Floor Care today. Tampa, St. Pete, & Clearwater.

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Marble Polishing – Marble, terrazzo, travertine and other natural stones are cleaned and polished in a similar way.

The marble polishing process may be as simple as cleaning the stone using a neutral or higher ph cleaner to remove dirt from the floor and using a special compound and a special pad under a weighted machine to create a hard shine that can last for years but more than likely some honing will be necessary.

Marble over time can become scratched which causes it to loose it’s shine. In a situation like that it is necessary to hone the stone to remove the scratches. This involves the use of diamond pads to remove the scratches and hone the floor to about a 1,500 grit which may take several steps.

The diamond pads are divided into metal or resin. The metal grits are 50 and 100. The resin pads are 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3000.

Once the floors are honed the final step is to polish the stone using a special polishing compound that reacts with the calcium in the stone that produces a hard shine that will last for years if properly maintained. A sealer can be applied to the stone floors a topical application that makes a barrier between the stone and things that might be spilled on the floors.

Proper maintenance includes sweeping and mopping the floors often enough to ensure that gritty dirt is not ground into the stone causing scratches which damage the shine. Be sure to sweep the floor first and use a clean mop and a ph neutral cleaner. Change the mop water often to ensure that the floor is properly cleaned.

Some floors such as travertine are not polished but are left with a satin finish. These floors have crevices that may become dirty. In a case such as this we machine scrub the floors using a special high ph cleaner and a heavy duty brush to loosen the dirty and then rinse the floor using a truck mount system and a tool called a turbo which sprays hot water at high pressure that removes all of the dirt from the cervices in the floor and grout.

Whatever your needs may be please call us for a free consultation so that we can help to keep your floors clean and shiny for years to come.

For Professional Marble Polishing – Call AFC Floor Care today. Tampa, St. Pete, & Clearwater.