Terrazzo is ‘hot’ again, especially in Florida. You might ask, why is it so popular? Because of the many qualities it has to offer. Low maintenance and durability are just two of the main reasons that so many homeowners have choose to leave their terrazzo floors bare. They do not want wall to wall carpeting or tile installed over their treasured flooring.
In the 50’s to early 60’s terrazzo became the floor of choice for most homes in Florida. When building a new home, the contractor would put up the exterior walls, then pour the 5/8 inch thick terrazzo floor. The floor would be ground smooth before installing the interior walls on top of the terrazzo.
What caused the popularity of these mid-century floors to decline? There was a lack of home maintenance and a lack of professional Terrazzo Specialists. So,
many floors became scratched or stained. When the mid 70’s arrived, carpeting became very popular, especially shag carpeting. Shag carpeting lead to the great Florida ‘coverup’
Choosing terrazzo stones for your home will save you a lot of money. Terrazzo is not hard to maintain. You do not have to buy expensive rugs just to make your terrazzo floor look new. Terrazzo is made up of some chips of marbles or other stones. It is designed beautifully and provides an attractive, vibrant, glossy floor. It is best to learn as much as you can about properly maintaining your terrazzo flooring.
Basically, many home owners think about purchasing commercialized products for cleaning and polishing dull terrazzo at home. But there are risks. Some products might harm the terrazzo and could damage it permanently. Keep in mind that the terrazzo is combined with epoxy and cement and due to this fact, it needs to be properly cleaned.
Comprehensive Terrazzo Restoration in Fort Lauderdale
If you are one of the fortunate owners of a terrazzo floored home, you do not have to spend as much money as you would on a new installed floor. Colonial Floor and Stone Care is here to help bring back the gloss and beauty of your floor by means of Terrazzo Restoration in Fort Lauderdale.
Most Florida homes built in the 50s and 60s have terrazzo flooring. Sometimes homeowners do not even know that they have terrazzo under their carpet. Back then, this kind of flooring was affordable; nowadays it is one of the most expensive…
Terrazzo Repair in Fort Lauderdale: Vital Tips and Tricks
A Few Small Facts About Terrazzo Repair in Fort Lauderdale:
Terrazzo is a mosaic-like concrete material and natural stone, polished to a high gloss and then sealed with a polyurethane resin. The seal makes the terrazzo durable and attractive. This floor material is made of 15% binder and 85% stone.
Terrazzo Cleaning and Repair Tips:
Clean your terrazzo every day or as needed using warm water, detergent and a soft cloth.
Do not use acidic or alkaline solutions on the terrazzo. In case any of these solutions are spilled on the floor, wash the surface as soon as possible using only water….
Ultimate Tile and Grout Cleaning
Are you in the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale area and you want your porcelain, ceramic or Mexican (Saltillo) tile and grout to look sensational again? Our Tile and Grout Cleaning method is superb. We call it the “Ultimate Tile & Grout Cleaning Method. And with good reason. We start by applying a mild conditioner to the tile surface to loosen all the imbedded cleaning products and dirt that has dulled your tile over time. We do not use muratic acid like other cleaners do.
We hand scrub all the grout lines for maximum cleaning. Next, we use our patented scrubbing equipment to apply 900 pounds of water pressure at 200 degrees of heat….
A concrete floor no longer has to be the dusty, dull surface it once was. COLONIAL FLOOR AND STONE CARE in Ft. Lauderdale can transform your concrete into a sophisticated surface using the most advanced polishing and densifying systems and equipment.
Concrete polishing has finally come of age and is fast becoming the ultimate sophisticated, beautiful, yet practical floor for homeowners. Recent advances in polishing equipment allows Colonial Floor and Stone Care to grind new or old concrete surfaces to a new level with a high gloss finish that NEVER needs waxing or coating…..
COLONIAL FLOOR AND STONE CARE in Ft. Lauderdale FL offers expert Marble, Granite, Travertine, Limestone and other natural stone maintenance and restoration. Whether it is removing lippage from a bad installation or restoring the polished or honed look to your floor, our skilled tradesman will get the job done right.
Our reputation for Marble Floor Polishing, Limestone and Travertine Cleaning, is well known throughout Ft Lauderdale / Broward and Miami Dade.