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Terrazzo Cleaning & Polishing

Terrazzo flooring is composed of chipped marble and other aggregates, with either Portland cement, polyacrylic modified Portland cement, or an epoxy or polyester system inserted as a binder to hold the marble and aggregate together. Every sort of agent that is binding produces a durable and easy to maintain tile, but terrazzo flooring requires regular care and maintenance to maintain its end. At least once every week, you seal should wash and polish your terrazzo floor to maintain your real estate investment.

Sweep the floor to remove dust and loose dirt. Sweep the debris into a skillet and drop or use a hand vacuum to remove it.

Mix with water according to the cleaner’s label directions. A cleanser using a pH between 10 and 7 is ideal, when cleaning terrazzo floors. Do not use additives comprising natural or water-soluble salts general cleaners, or acids.

Wet mop the water and cleaner solution on the floor and leave it to boil for many minutes. Do not allow the cleaning solution dry. Apply more to keep the surface wet if any part begins to evaporate. This permits all material to loosen .

Rinse the mop with clean water and let it dry as you wait for the cleanser to perform its job.

Eliminate using a mop and wash water or using a wet vacuum. As you remove the cleanser solution to prevent dirt from reabsorbing to the 18, keep the floor moist.

Rinse the floor thoroughly. Keep mop the rinse water and the bucket clean to prevent redepositing dirt on the floor.

Mop in an acrylic sealer manufactured with terrazzo or natural stone floors. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for application. Portland cement terrazzo is absorbent and necessitates penetrating sealer applied per week. Terrazzo floors which use epoxy or polyester binders demand surface sealers. Choose a sealer which has a hardness score of 0.5 to prevent the floors from becoming overly slippery.

Allow the floor to dry completely and then run a mechanical buffer over the floor to add sheen to the finished floor. Work in a back-and-forth motion, using long overlap to prevent gaps, and strokes.

Eliminate and residue which results in the buffing with a dry dust mop.

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