Terrazzo Repair, Restoration, and Polishing / Kansas City
Terrazzo is a composite of marble chips of various sizes and colors held together with a cement base or in newer applications, a resin or epoxy base. Terrazzo is a beautiful flooring and surface option, but it gets a bad rap because improper cleaning and care often gives it a dingy, outdated appearance.
Waxes topically applied to terrazzo to give it shine have a tendency to collect dirt and yellow. To make matters worse, layer upon layer of old coatings get scratched and scuffed, giving the floor an overall dull and dirty appearance. Although this is a common practice…
…there’s a much better way!
Terrazzo can be restored using the same process implemented in marble and granite restoration, that is, terrazzo can be honed and polished to a beautiful shine. Honing and polishing removes a very thin surface layer (along with all the damage and wax build-up) to reveal the brand new surface underneath. This natural polishing process eliminates the need to endlessly reapply and then strip off the old coatings and finishes, resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
Midwest Tile & Stone Medic can restore, re-polish and repair your terrazzo walls, counters, and floors — and this includes terrazzo that has been covered by carpet for years. We can repair many carpet tacks, seamlessly repair chips and cracks, and give your terrazzo a brand new, uniform appearance. With our natural restoration process, you can choose either a high-polish gloss or a more subdued, satin-like matte finish.
Using the proper cleaners and care products will keep your terrazzo looking like new with minimum maintenance.