Terrazzo cleaning is the best way to maintain your mosaic floor’s great looks and lustrous shine. There are many ways you can take care of your precious and beautiful terrazzo. Clean it as often as possible to keep all the dirt off the surface. Dirt can damage the floor because it acts like sandpaper when they are collected. Stick to neutral floor cleaners as acidic or alkaline cleaners can stain or damage the terrazzo. Use a terrazzo cleaner to get the best results. You cannot use all-purpose cleaners, detergents, wax removers and soaps on terrazzo because they all contain alkali. Remember to follow the usage instructions. When you are faced with hard-to-remove soil, use a scrubbing machine with a stronger neutral cleaner solution.
It is worth noting that dusting or sweeping daily will make weekly cleaning easier and the floor will be even more beautiful. Just make sure that there is no oil on the mop or on the sweeping compound. Oil has the capability to penetrate the sealer or surface and cause stains on terrazzo. Clean up spills immediately to avoid staining. Although terrazzo can be stain-resistant when it has been sealed properly, stains are unavoidable and can still occur.
To treat stains, you first have to consider the cause and how it can removed without causing any harm to the terrazzo. As much as possible, avoid using chemicals to remove the stain. They may work great on stains but these chemicals could cause damage to the terrazzo. The mode of action of stain removers has to be discussed. They can dissolve the stain-causing substance, absorb the stain, or bleach the stain.
Bleach-based cleaners like hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, vinegar/acetic acid, and household ammonia discolor stains. Absorbents such as cotton, blotting paper, talcum powder and chalk absorb moist stains and fresh grease. Solvents like carbon tetrachloride can dissolve lipstick, gum and grease. When handling chemicals, remember to make safety the priority and read the label before using them.
Cleaning terrazzo floors can be done by anyone. This is why terrazzo is very popular; it is not only because it is a more practical and wiser choice as a floor but also because it is much easier to maintain than other types like hardwood or carpeting. It can be kept as beautiful as it did when it was just installed, without so much trouble.
If you want to keep your terrazzo shiny, clean and looking new and want that look to last a lifetime or two, hire a professional terrazzo cleaning company. This way, you will get the ultimate results every time. With these experts, there is no need to worry about stains and other terrazzo problems. They know exactly what to do with the dirt, soil or stain on your floor. They provide high level cleaning with attention to detail and the right products. Hiring pros means having to shell out some cash, but when you think about protecting your investment and after seeing the results, you will see that it is worth every cent.