Terrazzo Under Carpet
Homeowners in Gainesville, Florida decided to do some renovation. They removed two walls to create an open area and removed some old carpeting, as well. When they pulled the carpet back, they discovered a terrazzo floor underneath. The terrazzo was unsightly, though, because it was covered in carpet strips and glue, carpet tacks, and had a buildup of coatings near the walls, including the walls that had been removed. We provided a free consultation and estimate for terrazzo restoration, and they scheduled services.
Before starting the work, we taped and masked the walls for protection. The first step in the restoration process was to grind the terrazzo deep enough to get below the shading form where the walls used to be and to remove the coating buildup. Then, we removed any carpet tacks that were easy to remove. We simply removed the heads of the deeply embedded tacks in order to prevent further damage to the terrazzo. Next, we filled the holes with aggregates and color-tinted epoxy. Once the filler set, we honed the entire floor to remove any other surface damage and reveal a layer of like-new terrazzo underneath. To achieve a beautiful, reflective polished finish, we used a combination of polishing compounds. Our final step was to seal the floor, burnishing the sealer into the terrazzo with an extremely fine grit diamond pad mounted on our floor machine.
The homeowners were stunned at the difference professional terrazzo restoration made for the appearance of the floors. They were very happy to hear that the results we achieved would last a long time, and the waxing and stripping would not be necessary to maintain the shine.
To learn more, visit our Terrazzo Services page.