Terrazzo Cleaning

Terrazzo Floor Cleaning

 

Terrazzo Floor Cleaning
Terrazzo Floor Cleaning

Terrazzo flooring

Terrazzo is a composite material poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and all treatments. It consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips, sprinkled or unsprinkled, and poured with a binder that is cementitious, chemical or a combination of both. Terrazzo is cured, ground and polished to a smooth surface or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.

In general, terrazzo is a mixture of marble chips and colored cement or epoxy that is poured into an area and given time to cure. Once the terrazzo has hardened, it is ground down to expose the interior of the marble chips among the colored matrix.

There are several different terrazzo systems that vary according to their matrices, aggregate, substructure, appearance and texture. Depending on the existing floor, owner preferences or architectural design, there are many suitable options available that will yield a beautiful flooring system.

Terrazzo is an extremely versatile material which can be applied in situ to floors and other surfaces, made into tiles or cast into moulds to almost any shape.

It is probably the most widely used of all hard floorings, certainly in heavily trafficked areas. It is to be found in shopping malls, airports, railway and underground stations, hospitals and supermarkets

Terrazzo-Tile

Terrazzo Cleaning & Polishing – The Advantex Way

1 - Room Preparation - Due to health & safety and insurance restrictions, we respectfully ask you to move all furniture and breakable items. Our craftsmen will then carefully protect skirting boards and wall coverings, using low tack tape, waterproof plastic or waxed paper.
2 - Dry Mop - Dry mopping of all areas to be treated collating all dry soil.
3 - Vacuum floor - Power vacuum using HEPA filtration vacuum cleaners ensuring the removal of loose dirt, sand and dust. Making sure all the edges are dust free using edge nozzles.
3 - Deep Cleaning / Stripper - Application of our unique stone stripping solution which will break down and remove old seal/polish buildups. Then using various grades of brushes/pads and agitation machinery we clean deep down in to the stone/grouting. Followed by, pressurized water extraction using enclosed spinning heads, providing unrivaled results.
4 - Stone Neutralization - Application of our Natural Stone Rinse, this will neutralise the floor ready for further treatments.
5 - Conditioning The Stone - Using a unique blend of natural vegetable oils, Natural Stone Conditioner will reinstate the stones natural oils and enhance its colours prior to polishing.
6 - Diamond Grinding & Restoration - Several stage resin set diamond grinding process, using specially
weighted machines and various grades of diamond discs to remove scuffs and scratches, we perform an in-depth rinse process after each stage using Natural Stone Conditioner, ensuring the stones health and all residues are removed at all times.
7 - Drying - We Install air movers to assist in drying your natural stone and grouting.
8 - Impregnation/Sealing - Hand application of our reactive natural stone impregnator, which has been specially designed to protect porous stone. This process is vital it can take a number of hours as the stone has to be completely dry prior to application. In addition, the floor has to be dry when applying the recommended additional coats of impregnator. This will protect your natural stone in the future, guarding against both oil and water based spills. And of course, your daily maintenance of the floor will be greatly improved due to the protective barrier.
9 - Polishing - 5-Step polishing process, using various grades of polishing pastes to remove any fine blemishes and scratches.
10 - Fine Polishing - After the stone has been ground and impregnated we then protect your investment, using a unique blend of high quality and extremely hard resins/waxes along with specifically weighted machines to protect your polished floors, also increasing the friction and enhancing the floors aesthetics. This process will further enhance the stone providing a mirrored finish, ensuring ease of future maintenance.