ECOFRIENDLY TERRAZZO FLOORING RESTORATION
How We Restore Terrazzo Floors
• Diamond grinding and polishing.
• Terrazzo restoration, polishing and installation.
• Polished concrete flooring.
• Terrazzo counter and vanity tops.
• Maintenance of diamond polished concrete and terrazzo.
• Surface preparation.
TERRAZZO JOB PHASES
Demolition – removal of old floor coverings. After this phase, the terrazzo or concrete can be evaluated to determine it’s condition and set expectations. Surface Preparation – making preparations to the concrete or terrazzo. This phase involves initial grinding, along with removal of nails/anchors, as well as making patchwork and repairs.
Polishing & Finishing – final polishing. This phase includes diamond polishing, application of chemicals to remove stains and harden the terrazzo or concrete. At the end of this process, an impregnating stain guard is applied.
Things to consider before hiring a Terrazzo Restoration Company
• Floor level mill work and fixtures over old floor coverings create elevation issues, such as; baseboards, door frames, doors, vanities, toilets, etc.
• Transitions between concrete or terrazzo flooring and other floor types, such as; VCT, wood, tile, laminate, etc.
• Water used during the process can seep beneath walls into adjoining rooms.
• Flat wall paint and coverings compliment high polished surfaces, while glossy walls tend to clash.
• Optimum time for diamond polishing is after all mill work and floor mounted fixtures have been removed, and before any of these items are re-installed.
• NO other workers are allowed in the designated work area. This includes right of way(s) into the work area. We DO NOT share workspace due to the hazardous conditions created by wet floors and reserve right to halt jobs where this becomes an issue.
• There will be traces of white powdery residue in the surrounding work area during and after job completion.
• Your floor will look much worse before it gets better. It will not shine until the final work day. Certain stains that seem to disappear after the initial grind may re-appear after final polishing (ghosting.)
• Although most of our work is procedural, there are no guarantees on completion times. Many of the chemicals and processes we use are sensitive to moisture and temperature.
PRE-JOB CHECK LIST
Electricity – 220V single-phase electric access is required for most jobs. A functioning electric dryer or range outlet usually works best. 110V standard grounded outlets within 50′ of the work area are also required.
Access to Water – a dedicated working hose bib is required.
Wastewater Disposal – determine where wastewater and slurry will be disposed IF you opt out of slurry neutralization and disposal service; lawn, open trench or drain (bath tub, shower, janitorial closet.)
Disposal of Floor Coverings – pile debris for municipal collection, soft side dumpsters, on-site dumpster We do not haul and dispose of old floor coverings.
Parking – provide off-street parking for enclosed 12′ utility trailer while work is in progress.
Access to Property – keys, lock boxes, security codes, pets, etc.
Clear Work Area – remove ALL furnishing, storage boxes, tools, etc. from work area. This includes items along adjoining walls and closets (floor only.) Any objects that protrude from the wall (shelves, artwork, etc.) need to be removed.
Fire Detection & HVAC – ONLY deactivate these items when advised by us.
Certain procedures, such as grinding nail heads, will create enough dust to set off detectors and enter your HVAC system. These items should be left on during the process otherwise.