With their elegant designs, varied colors and glossy finish, Terrazzo floors make your home even more attractive. To maintain the stunning look however, you have to clean them properly and regularly. As these floors are susceptible to unsightly scratches and damages, it is necessary that you have them repaired too. For this, you will need a handy Terrazzo repair kit at home.
To implement the repairs so that your Terrazzo floors recover its former unmarred glossy finish; you would need a Terrazzo floor cleaner. Purchase something that has a pH neutral feature - ranging between 7 and 10 ph levels. Higher ph levels can only lead to further damage. You will also need two mops, preferably made of cotton along with a commercial floor stripper.
Step 1. Sweep the floor thoroughly. After sweeping, mix the cleaner with water in a bucket according to the manufacturer’s specifications. You should be able to find the directions in the product’s label. Wet the cotton mop with the solution and start mopping the Terrazzo floor. Let the solution work on the floors for a couple of minutes or more before drying it with a clean dry mop. Clean the mop and repeat the procedure until the floors are reasonably dry.
Step 2. Remove the existing protective finishes on the floor. To accomplish this, use the commercial floor stripper you bought.
Apply the stripper in small sections of the floor first. Let the stripper sit on the floor for awhile to make sure that the old finish has been dissolved, then, wipe the spot with wet mop and water. Change the water frequently. Repeat the process until the entire area of the Terrazzo floor is covered.
Step 3. Follow the instructions in the Terrazzo repair kit pertaining to fixing damages and cracks. In the kit, you will find resins intended for fixing these types of damages. There is also a tool that works like a syringe which you can use to apply the polymer resin to the cracks. For damages that are more severe like missing marble chips, bigger kits are available. However, make sure you choose a kit that matches the shade of your floor. Otherwise, hire a specialist from Terrazzo Restoration.
Step 4. To polish the floor, make use of an electric floor buffer. Run the buffer with a lambswool pad. You should not stop moving the buffer to avoid an irregular finish. Constant buffer movement also prevents damages to terrazzo floors.
Step 5. To prevent stains and dust from ruining your floor, you should apply clear polyurethane for finishes. Apply it using a lambswool paint roller. Do clean and one direction strokes.
Step 6. After the application of clear polyurethane, apply a couple or more coats of first-rate floor wax. You should find instructions on how you should do this in the packaging of the floor wax. Before applying the next coat, make sure the wax previously applied has dried up.
Step 7. To complete the process, run the buffer one more time. This should make your floor recover its former glossy and elegant looks.
On the other hand, you can save time, money and effort by hiring a professional especially for severe damages thus needing adequate Terrazzo repair. So contact us now and ask our customer care service.
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