Terrazzo: Can Your Floor be Restored?

If you are one of the lucky people that has found terrazzo flooring under your carpets and is now wondering if it can be restored, then you will be happy to know that, yes, indeed, it can be. A terrazzo restoration service can bring your terrazzo floor back to new again, so you can bring your room up to date with this popular floor surface today. 

terrazzo restoration

What Is Terrazzo

Terrazzo comes from the Italian word for a terrace. It was developed in the 15th century by marble workers. They set marble chips with clay to use as flooring for their terrace. In the 1950’s and ’60s terrazzo was popular in America. In the 1970s people had covered their terrazzo with carpet, tiles and other flooring materials. Today, mid-century architecture is making a come back. Terrazzo is once again popular in residential and commercial properties. terrazzo can be found in the most stunning high-end buildings. 

Terrazzo Restoration

Powerful equipment is used to grind away a thin layer of the surface. This erases any build-up of wax, scratches, dirt and stains. A professional terrazzo restoration service like Absolute Stone Care in Melbourne, have years of experience restoring terrazzo. This means that you will be able to restore your beautiful flooring back to new again. You can also choose the type of finish, from a glossy polish to a smooth satin or a matt finish. 

Once the terrazzo floor is polished, a sealer is applied to protect it against future stains and damage. 

terrazzo flooring

photo courtesy in-fluenz

Terrazzo Restoration Benefits

The great benefit of terrazzo is not only the luxurious appearance but once it is fully restored with grinding, polishing and sealing, the flooring will be protected for years to come and require very low maintenance. Simply sweeping and mopping will be enough to keep it looking great. 

terrazzo floor that is restored

photo: Phillip Pessar