Category Archives: Colonial Floor Care

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Floor Cleaning for the Holidays!

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The holidays are fast approaching. It’s time to prepare your home for parties, out of town visitors, you and your loved ones. This year, why not treat yourself by refreshing and invigorating your terrazzo floors by having them restored, cleaned, repaired or polished?

┬áNothing makes the holidays brighter than a thorough house cleaning! Curtains, carpets, area rugs and yes, terrazzo floors! take the extra step this year and have your terrazzo floors restored by Colonial Floor Care! I don’t know what it was like when you were a child, Continue reading “Floor Cleaning for the Holidays!” »

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Recycle Your Pumpkins!

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Have some fun with this! A gift from Gary!

Yes that’s right, I said recycle your pumpkins! As you know, we talk a lot about the environment and recycling in this blog. Since it’s Halloween tomorrow, I’m going to talk a bit about pumpkin recycling. When I fist saw this headline in the Sunsentinel I thought that perhaps they were going a bit far with the whole recycling thing. Then I read a little further. Continue reading “Recycle Your Pumpkins!” »

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Concrete Polishing and Acid Staining

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We are writing today not about terrazzo, but about other services we offer- concrete acid staining, polishing, repair and restoration.

Many people in South Florida are unaware of the amazing new treatments that are available for concrete. Did you know that many designers are now incorporating concrete into interior design in the form of counter tops, tabletops and highly decorative flooring, to name a few?

Continue reading “Concrete Polishing and Acid Staining” »

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Preparing for the Holidays

Colonial Floor Care is preparing for the upcoming holiday season and we’d like to help you do the same!

Preparing your home for the dinners, parties and get togethers you will be having is an important part of the holiday season. This is a good time to start. We all think of a thorough cleaning before the holiday season, but why not clean your terrazo floor to add new shine and lusterto you home for the holidays? Continue reading “Preparing for the Holidays” »

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New Collection Site for Call2Recycle

Colonial Floor Care is proud and excited to announce that we are South Florida’s newest collection site for Call2Recycle!

As you may recall from reading our past three blog entries, Call2Recycle is an innovative, environmental program whose aim it is to collect and recycle old rechargeable batteries and cell phones. These items are very cost effective to recycle and if they are not collected and put into landfills, they are extremely hazardous to the environment. Continue reading “New Collection Site for Call2Recycle” »

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Why White Roofs?

Colonial Floor Care, South Florida’s terrazzo restoration specialists, is deeply committed to the care of our environment and the health of your home. We use no harmful or toxic chemicals in our restoration processes. We promote the restoration of terrazzo floors not only because of their beauty and durability, but because they are excellent natural coolants for your home, saving energy costs and consumption.

Today we will discuss another important way for South Florida homeowners to conserve energy and save money, while continuing to make their homes greener.

White roofs have been getting a lot of attention in recent years in Southern Climates. The New York Times published an article on July 29, 2009 explaining why this is so.

The article opens by telling the story of Jon and Kim Waldrep from Sacramento. It explains that after a long summer workday, they would return home and be met with a wall of heat.

“We’d come home in the summer and the house would be 115 degrees,” said Mr. Waldrep. He or his wife would race to the thermostat and turn on the air conditioning as their four small children, just picked up from day care, awaited relief.

All that changed last month. “Now we come home on days when it’s over 100 degrees outside and the house is at 80 degrees.

Their solution was a new roof: a shiny plasticized white covering that experts say is not only an energy saver but also a way to help cool the planet.

Relying on the centuries old principle that white objects absorb less heat than dark ones, homeowners like the Waldreps are in the vanguard of a movement embracing “cool roofs” as one of the most affordable weapons against climate change.

Studies show that white roofs reduce air conditioning costs by 20 percent or more in hot, sunny wether. Lower energy consumption also means fewer of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

What is more, a white roof can cost as little as 15 percent more than its dark counterpart, depending on the materials used, while slashing electricity bills.

Art Rosenfeld, a scientist and member of the California Energy Commission who has been campaigning for cool roofs since the 1980’s, argues that turning all of the world’s roofs light over the next 20 years could save the equivalent of 24 billion metric tons in carbon dioxide emissions.

Whether it is your roof or your terrazzo floors, choosing the greenest option is best for your home, your environment and your future. Call us for a free estimate for terrazzo restoration, or to learn more about the green properties of terrazzo.

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Thanks,

Bill

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Welcome to the Colonial Floor Care Terrazzo Restoration Blog.We have noticed lately that many of our competitors have been featuring photographs in their ads, of floors they did not restore themselves. We wonder why. Could it be because they know their results leave something to be desired?

Many of our competitors have been taking shortcuts in the quality of their work, but their prices stay the same. We know times are difficult right now, but we believe customers should not be given inferior quality work.

How do we know that other companies are cutting corners? We know this because we have been called many times in the last few months to redo the inferior work of our competitors. While we are thrilled to have their business, we genuinely feel badly that they had to go through the stress, disappointment and cost of inferior terrazzo restoration work.

When you view a photograph or video of our work, you can rest assured that you are viewing the actual work we have done. Not only do we enjoy showing off our great work a little bit, but we also enjoy showing you what other clients have done to give you some idea of how many design options we offer. Thanks for visiting our blog!

Thanks

Bill