The terrazzo floors are widely used in construction soils because they are a type of high hardness soils very resistant to shock and wear, which offer long life. In addition, its maintenance and cleaning are simple, and when the floor looks worn and dull, floor polishing is able, recovering its shine as if it were new.
That is why in today’s post we are going to talk about terrazzo floors and the general idea about their cleaning, polishing, and polishing process.
Characteristics of terrazzo floors
First of all, we are going to name the characteristics of terrazzo floors so that users who are thinking of laying a terrazzo floor or users who already have it and do not know it has an idea of the type of floor it is and its most important features:
- High hardness.
- Shock and wear resistance.
- Little porous when polished, very porous without polishing.
- Easy cleaning and maintenance.
- Long duration.
- Floor with the possibility of polishing it to repair it and polishing it to recover its shine.
How to clean a terrazzo floor?
A good cleaning of our terrazzo floor polishing is very important to keep it in the best possible condition so that it looks perfectly clean and maintains its characteristic shine.
Cleaning terrazzo floors: Tips and steps to follow
The most recommended way to clean terrazzo is cleaning without the use of chemical products or using the minimum possible liquids, since certain liquids or products can be harmful to our terrazzo floor.
The steps to follow to clean the terrazzo without any risk are:
- The first step will be to sweep or vacuum the terrazzo floor to remove particles, dust, and as much dirt as possible.
- Once the sweeping or vacuuming is done, we will proceed to scrub the terrazzo with warm water or the mixture of warm water with a little neutral Ph soap or special soap for terrazzo, so that it does not affect the shine of our terrazzo.
We will do this with a perfectly wrung mop or a damp cloth depending on the surface to be cleaned.
- Finally, it is advisable to dry the surface after a few minutes, especially if we use some type of product or soap. We will do this using a mop or dry cloth; or letting the area ventilate to dry quickly.
Terrazzo stain problem
There are many users who for various reasons have had their home terrazzo stained and seek a solution to the problem in order to eliminate the stain.
You can find countless homemade solutions online , however it is always a risk since you can aggravate the situation by damaging your terrazzo floor, since the use of certain acidic products such as vinegar, lemon juice and bleach are harmful to terrazzo.
That is why it is recommended to first clean the stain by rubbing hard with a soft cloth and soapy water, since if it has not penetrated much it may be a solution.
If it is not enough, we will have to proceed to the use of professional quality stain remover cleaning products, which are tested and are suitable for removing stains on terrazzo.
Finally, if in this way we cannot clean the stain on the terrazzo, we will only have to polish the terrazzo and polish it again, so that we will get a like-new terrazzo again.
Polished a terrazzo floor to regain shine
There comes a point that our terrazzo floor has lost its shine and we must polish it in order to restore its original shine and splendor.
In this case, the use of waxes or homemade solutions as indicated in many places is no longer valid, since it is true that a layer of wax on a dull terrazzo will give it a little shine, but the terrazzo will not be shining. but what will shine will be the wax.
Therefore, in this situation we must apply the technique of floor polishing or crystallizing the terrazzo, which is carried out by using a floor polishing machine together with the necessary complements and liquids in order to reduce the porosity of the terrazzo surface and recover the shine again, also giving it greater hardness and protection.
How to polish the terrazzo?
The terrazzo floor polishing process is a simple process, although if it is carried out by a professional polisher you will always obtain a better finish, it can be done without problems by any home user and obtain a very correct result for a much cheaper price.
To carry out this process, the user will only need to have a rotary machine (which is very easy to use and can be rented or purchased) and buy the necessary products to polish the terrazzo.
How to polish a terrazzo floor?
When the problem is that the terrazzo is very scratched or damaged, this requires floor polishing or shaving since the simple floor polishing or cleaning is not enough to repair the terrazzo.
Although the terrazzo polishing process can also be carried out by any user with a terrazzo floor polishing machine, it is more complicated than floor polishing since it is more possible to damage our terrazzo.