Riverview Terrazzo Floor Cleaning Project
These are pictures of a recent job that we did for a customer in the Riverview area.
We started by removing all the contents from the room, 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 followed by using specialized equipment to hone the floor using diamond impregnated pads that were of various grits. This process makes the floor very smooth so that we can then use a dry powder that is moistened slightly and buffed.
The picture you see is a dry floor. The customer thought the floor was still wet and was surprised to find that this shine will last for years. This shine was not created by using a wax. The shine is created by a chemical reaction between the dry powder and the calcium in the marble which produces a very hard shine that will last years when 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.