Polished terrazzo floors date back to the fifteenth century, but don’t get us wrong they are not old-fashioned. If you have them in your property then you are completely aware of their great appearances. The benefits of having such floor are its continuity throughout the house, its resemblance of marble (when polished properly) and its durability and easy maintenance.

The Importance of Terrazzo Cleaning

The terrazzo floors and their unique blend of marble, granite, and glass chips, require regular cleaning to maintain their natural shine and beauty. Here’s why proper terrazzo cleaning is crucial:

Preserving Aesthetic Appeal: Terrazzo floors are designed to impress, but without regular cleaning, they can become dull and lackluster. Our professional cleaning services can revitalize your floors, making them look as stunning as the day they were installed.

Longevity and Durability: Regular maintenance and cleaning of terrazzo floors can extend their lifespan, ensuring they remain an asset to your space for years to come. Removing dirt, grit, and stains prevents damage and keeps the floor’s structural integrity intact.

Health and Hygiene: Terrazzo floors like any other surface can harbor bacteria, allergens and germs. By employing thorough cleaning techniques our professionals can create a cleaner and healthier environment for you, your family or your employees.

Terrazzo Polishing

Terrazzo is a type of flooring material that is made by mixing marble, quartz, granite, or other natural stone chips with a cement or resin binder. The mixture is poured into a mold and allowed to harden, resulting in a durable, seamless flooring surface that can be polished to a high shine.

The floor are very durable but with time they might get scratched, dull and damaged. Depending on the type of damage they are two main types of suitable methods for fixing the floor.

If the damage is not significant simple floor polish will do the job. The polished floor will restore its shine and remove small damage. However doing this, requires a special piece of equipment, which is not widely available. Our advice is to use professional polishing company for this type of service. As if you use wrong detergents and technique you may damage the floor permanently.

Top quality is achieved only if all steps are followed, so don’t buy the cheapest offer on the market, as it may turn that you hired a bunch of cowboys to do a professional’s job. We specialize in cleaning terrazzo floors for the last 10+ years. Our floor technicians are experienced to work with any natural floors or man made ones. We and use state-of-the-art equipment and machines with diamond pads to ensure your floor gets back its lustrous beauty.

The good news is that our polishing services are suitable for any type of floor and surfaces.

How we clean and Polish Terrazzo

Our professional terrazzo cleaning specialist follow a comprehensive process to ensure effective and thorough cleaning of terrazzo floors. Here are the key steps we take:

Assessment: Our team begins by assessing the condition of your terrazzo floors. We identify any stains, scratches or areas that require special attention. This evaluation helps us determine the most suitable cleaning methods and products for your specific needs.

Surface Preparation: Before we start the cleaning process we prepare the surface by removing loose debris, dust and dirt. We may use sweeping, vacuuming or dry mopping to ensure a clean and clear surface.

pH-Neutral Cleaning Solution: We utilize a pH-neutral cleaning solution that is specifically formulated for terrazzo. This solution effectively removes dirt, grime and stains without causing any damage to the surface.

Mechanical Agitation: To enhance the cleaning process we may use mechanical agitation techniques. This can involve the use of rotary scrubbing machines or floor scrubbers with appropriate pads or brushes. Mechanical agitation helps to loosen stubborn stains and deep-seated dirt from the terrazzo surface.

Spot Treatment: In cases where there are specific stains or discolorations, we apply spot treatment using specialized cleaning agents. These agents are tailored to target and remove specific types of stains, such as oil, grease or rust.

Rinse and Extraction: Once the cleaning solution has been applied and agitated we thoroughly rinse the terrazzo surface to remove any residue or cleaning solution. Our teams use high-quality equipment that ensures proper extraction of the dirty water, leaving the floor clean and residue-free.

Drying: After rinsing, we allow the terrazzo floor to dry completely. This may involve using air movers or fans to expedite the drying process. It’s important to ensure the floor is completely dry before proceeding to the next step.

Polishing: Once the floor is dry, we proceed with the polishing stage. Using specialized diamond pads or polishing machines, we gently abrade the surface to remove any imperfections, scratches or dullness. This process restores the shine and luster of your terrazzo floors, leaving them looking stunning.

Sealing: At the end we will apply durable sealant to protect the surface from future stains and damage. The sealant creates a barrier that repels liquids and prevents them from penetrating the terrazzo.

By following these steps and utilizing our expertise, equipment, and high-quality cleaning products, we ensure that your terrazzo floors are cleaned thoroughly, restoring their natural beauty and extending their lifespan.

Terrazzo Honing

The honing is a process used to smooth and polish the floor surface.

Honing is typically done using a machine with a rotating abrasive pad or stone. The machine is run over the surface, gradually removing the top layers and smoothing out imperfections. As the process continues, the pad or stone becomes finer and the surface becomes smoother and more polished.

Terrazzo honing is often done after the initial installation of the flooring, and may also be necessary if the floor becomes scratched or damaged over time. It is important to use the proper equipment and techniques to ensure that the floor is not damaged or over-polished during the honing process.

Terrazzo Restoration

Unfortunately not all damages can be removed with polish. If your floor is in high traffic area and has stains, ghosting though, deep scratches. Or if the floor was not maintained properly for long period of time. Then most likely you will be in a need of Professional Floor Restoration. The service is consisted of couple steps.

    • ✔ Protecting the furniture and other items in the room
    • ✔ Cleaning the floor
    • ✔ Repairing the cracks
    • ✔ Grinding works
    • ✔ Again cleaning
    • ✔ Buffing
    • ✔ Proper sealing of the floor

The actual grinding service takes very small amount of the top layer away. So the “new floor” is uncovered. Once the surface is cleared, then we will bull/polish the floor to give it this great resemblance. At the end the procedure is completed with 3 coats of proper professional durable sealant. Which will “safe” your floor for long period of time.

As with the polish, the grinding service is done with a special equipment and machinery using diamond-coated abrasive discs (each finer than the previous one). Proper grinding service is essential to the floor polish follow-up, so that you have your floor look at its finest. Again our advice is use professional company, as the mistakes here can be very costly and in some cases your floor might be damaged permanently.

Terrazzo Repairs

One of the most important part of the terrazzo restoration is the repair of an old damages, cracks, deep holes, etc. This is crucial as if not done properly the floor may look worst than before. Thru our extensive experience we have seen lots repairs done by unqualified or inexperienced floor technicians. Our advise is to use reputable professional floor repairing company.

The repairing must be done after the first cleaning of the floor. The room must be covered and protected beforehand. This is the proper sequences of steps for restoration and repair:

                      ☞Preparing the floor – removing of the existing sealer
                      ☛Chiseling – trying to make “vertical walls” in the cracked area where the terrazo mix will be poured
                      ☞Cleaning – we make sure that cleaned of any loose debris
                      ☛Adding the floor mix – this is the most important part. The closest possible colour must be chosen, as well as the proper marble chip origin. The floor technician may decide to add resin.
                      ☞Allow the floor to cure – the full drying may take 24 hours before the mix is ready for grinding.
                      ☛Grinding – once the patching flooring mixed has dried we continue with proper grinding through

process for repairing terrazzo
completed terrazzo restoration

Terrazzo Maintenance

Depending on your type of floor and its condition the maintenance and cleaning may differ. For example if this is your home floor (or surface) our recommendation is to:

    • ✔ Dust the floor daily
    • ✔ Scrub the floor twice a week
    • ✔ Use only approved cleaning detergents (check your supplier/installer)
    • ✔ Do NOT use all purpose cleaners containing harmful acids or crystalizing salts
    • ✔ Do NOT apply miracle sealers or any such products before checking with professional or with the national terrazzo and mosaic association first.

If the floor is located in commercial space then the professional terrazzo maintenance and cleaning service must be done with mechanical buffing machines. The process must be repeated based on the traffic of the area. This can be weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly service.

You can take advantage of our professional services. Our technicians are experts in maintenance and cleaning. We offer flexible services on the following basses:

    • ✔ daily/weekly
    • ✔ monthly
    • ✔ quarterly
    • ✔ yearly

Benefits of using our professional terrazzo cleaingn and polishing service

When it comes to terrazzo cleaning and polishing services in London, choosing a professional and reputable company like ours can offer you numerous benefits. Here are some compelling reasons to consider using our services:

Expertise and Experience: Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced professionals who have in-depth knowledge of terrazzo cleaning and polishing techniques. We understand the intricacies of different types of terrazzo surfaces and know how to handle them with care.

Quality Results: We are committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations. With our expertise and specialized equipment, we can effectively remove stains, dirt, and grime from your terrazzo floors, restoring their original beauty and shine.

Customized Solutions: We understand that every terrazzo floor is unique, and each client has specific requirements. Our professionals will assess the condition of your floors and tailor our cleaning and polishing methods to meet your specific needs. Whether you have minor stains or extensive wear and tear, we will provide a customized solution for optimal results.

State-of-the-Art Equipment: We utilize advanced equipment and tools that are specifically designed for terrazzo cleaning and polishing. Our high-quality machinery, such as diamond pads and polishing machines, ensures efficient and thorough cleaning, leaving your floors looking impeccable.

Time and Cost Savings: Hiring our professional services can save you valuable time and money in the long run. Our experienced team works diligently and efficiently, completing the cleaning and polishing process in a timely manner. Moreover, by properly maintaining your terrazzo floors, you can prevent costly repairs or premature replacement, ultimately saving you money in the future

Convenience and Reliability: Our goal is to make the terrazzo cleaning and polishing process as convenient as possible for you. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your needs, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine. With our reliable services, you can trust that we will arrive on time and complete the job efficiently.

Customer Satisfaction: We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring your satisfaction. Our team will go the extra mile to address any concerns or queries you may have throughout the process, ensuring a positive and hassle-free experience.

How much does it cost to polish Terrazzo floor?

The price for cleaning and polishing is based mainly on the condition of the floor. In order to provide the best possible price, we evaluate each floor individually. Our approach is pretty straight forward. We send one of our experienced floor technicians onsite to check the actual condition of your floor.

Once we see the actual condition of the floor we prepare quote with 2 options:

– One option for light cleaning The option includes cleaning and buffing and one coat of Sealing. Your floor will be refreshed but not completely restored, however many of our customers choose this particular option, as their floor is in good shape.

– One option for complete restoration This option  includes deep cleaning, grinding, polish, buffing and sealing. This is basically complete restoration of your whole floor.

Thus customer can choose between the options based on this budged and preference. The offer is send to customer. All final prices are present, they are no hidden fees or additional charges. Thus you will be aware of the very final price before starting the project. Once our quote is approved we start the works shorty after.

What is the difference between terrazzo and polished concrete?

Both types of flooring materials that can be used to create a smooth, polished surface. However, there are some key differences between the two materials:

  • Materials: Terrazzo is made by mixing marble, quartz, granite, or other natural stone chips with a cement or resin binder, while polished concrete is made from plain concrete that has been ground and polished.
  • Appearance: Terrazzo has a more decorative appearance, with visible chips of stone or other materials in the surface, while polished concrete has a more uniform, solid color.
  • Installation: Terrazzo is usually installed by pouring the mixture into a mold and allowing it to harden, while polished concrete is installed by pouring and finishing plain concrete and then grinding and polishing it.
  • Durability: Both floors are known for their durability, but terrazzo may be slightly more durable due to the presence of stone chips in the surface.
  • Maintenance: Both floors require regular maintenance, including cleaning and re-sealing, to keep them looking their best. However, terrazzed one may require more frequent maintenance due to the presence of pores in the surface that can collect dirt and debris.

Using our Professional Terrazzo Polishing Services

Our policy is to provide the best possible service on the best possible price. That is why we make sure that our floor specialist are highly trained. In order to achieve great results, we use only high end equipment.

Our cleaning, polish and restoration services are suitable for large number of premises such as:

  • communal areas
  • residential and commercial properties
  • hotels
  • museums
  • stores and shopping malls

Take advantage of our professional services, do not hesitate to call us. Our customer support agents are available 24/7 online. They will be happy to provide you with free no obligation quote.

If you need more information about our services or you want to book your free onsite visit, contact us today!

Areas we cover

Our professional terrazzo cleaning service covers a wide range of areas in London, Portsmouth and Guildford. We are dedicated to serving clients throughout the city and its surrounding areas. Here are some of the main areas we cover:

Central London: This includes popular areas such as Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea, Camden, Islington, and the City of London.

North London: Our service extends to areas like Hampstead, Highgate, Camden Town, Finchley, Barnet, and Enfield.

South London: We cover various neighborhoods in South London, including Wimbledon, Richmond, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham.

East London: Our services extend to areas like Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, and Redbridge.

West London: We serve clients in West London areas such as Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Ealing, Brent, and Hounslow.

Greater London: In addition to central and specific London areas, we also provide terrazzo cleaning services in Greater London boroughs, such as Bromley, Sutton, Harrow, Hillingdon, and Bexley.

Portsmouth and Guildford

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and we strive to reach as many areas as possible within London. If you are unsure whether your location is covered, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you and provide further information.

We are committed to bringing our professional terrazzo cleaning services to clients across London, ensuring that everyone can benefit from our expertise and exceptional results.

Polished terrazzo

Frequently asked questions about polished terrazzo

Q: How long does terrazzo floor last?
A: If maintained properly the floor will last lifetime.

Q: Can you change the colour of terrazzo?
A: Yes, we can change the colour.

Q: Are there any disadvantages of terrazzo?
A: There is one main disadvantage. The floor does not keep the “heat” well during the winter period.

Q: What is the main cause for terrazzo cracks?
A: Its important to address the cracks, as soon as possible. Here are the main reasons for the cracks: structural movement, shrinkage. Cracks caused by heavy impact, such as dropping of heavy objects, heavy machinery, etc. Another factor the age of the floor.

Q: Does terrazzo absorb water?
A: The material is extremely durable. When sealed properly does not absorb water. Thus the materials widely used at high traffic areas such as airports and large commercial buildings.

Q: How to polish terrazzo tiles?
A: The polishing of the tiles is similar to the floor polishing. The main difference is the grout cleaning. You can safely use our grout cleaning company.

Q: What is the cost for polishing terrazzo?
A: The price depends much on the current condition of the floor. However the prices range from £50.00 – £150.00 per sq.m.

Q: Are you able to clean terrazzo kitchen floors?
A: Yes, we specialize in kitchen floor and kitchen worktop cleaning.

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