Terrazzo Floor Care
Terrazzo floor care is not much different
than cleaning a marble floor.
In fact, cleaning terrazzo floors should follow the same procedures as cleaning any calcium based floor tile.
Terrazzo floors are made from marble chips in a Portland cement and are in either
tile form or poured-in-place as seen here.
There are also terrazzo floors that are in an epoxy matrix (e.g. airports) that are also poured-in-place.
The presence of marble in a terrazzo floor, should alert you to treating terrazzo as it were a marble
This means, no acidic cleaning solutions should be used when cleaning terrazzo floors!
We always recommend to our customers when caring for terrazzo floors or any calcium based stone, to use a
neutral floor cleaner.
Neutral cleaners that are safe for natural stone won't etch your terrazzo floor
or break down any sealers that are present in your terrazzo.
One important aspect of terrazzo floor care is terrazzo restoration.
This is the process of restoring terrazzo to a polished finish without
the use of topical coatings like wax or polyurethanes.
If your terrazzo flooring is looking a little dull, it may be time for a terrazzo restoration.
If done correctly, it will be honed and polished with diamond encrusted pads, very much like
marble is restored.
After cleaning your terrazzo flooring or restoring your terrazzo
flooring, it should always be sealed with an impregnating sealer.
Sealing terrazzo or natural stone helps protect the marble and the more porous cement from
How to Clean Terrazzo Floors
Cleaning terrazzo floor tile is the same as cleaning any natural stone and isn't a hard task.
Don't be worried about damaging your stone.
We always recommend
for all natural stone surfaces and that includes terrazzo cleaning.
Neutral cleaners are safe for all natural stone and tile and grout surfaces.
If your terrrazzo floor tile is looking a little dull, it probably needs more than a cleaning. It may need to be re-surfaced,
or honed and polished.
our polishing marble page for more
information on restoring the polished finish.
The most important thing you need to know about cleaning terrazzo is not to use strong chemicals.
Acidic and even akaline chemicals will etch the marble in the cement matrix.
Vinegar is acidic and bleach is akaline, so you do not want to clean terrazzo with either one of these cleaners.
Neutral cleaners for natural stone are recommended and available at tile stores and if you don't have a
neatral cleaner, use warm water to clean you terrazzo tile.
When cleaning your terrazzo floors, mop the terrazzo tiles with your neutral cleaning solution or warm
After mopping, use a dry cotton or microfiber cloth to dry the surface of the terrazzo.
Drying the terrazzo with the dry cotton or microfiber cloth will not only pick up the water, but any dirt still
in the water.
This is a very important step that most people don't do.
When it comes to terrazzo floor care or just maintaining natural stone and tile and grout, we strive to help educate our
customers on the best protection they can have, helping them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.
We are located in San Jose, CA, but clean tile and grout and natural stone surfaces throughout the south bay, peninsula,
and even find ourselves in the San Ramon Valley from time to time.
Bay Area Cities we Proudly Serve! >
We are located at:
341 S. 20th Street
San Jose, CA, 95116
Here is a partial list of some of the cities we serve:
Almaden Valley, Atherton, Belmont, Campbell,
Danville, Dublin, East Palo Alto, Evergreen,
Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Livermore,
Los Altos Hills,
Milpitas, Monet Sereno, Monte Vista, Morgan Hill,
San Martin, San Ramon,
Sunol, Union City, West Menlo Park, Willow Glen and
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Just want to let you know that I am very happy with the outcome of your hard work.
My bathroom looks like it was just remodeled. It looks great!
I am very glad that I chose Integrity Stone and Tile Cleaning to do the job.
I will definitely recommend Integrity Stone and Tile to my friends and neighbors.
I saved a lot of money by restoring rather then replacing.
Thanks again for the fine work!
From Sunnyvale, CA