Discovering terrazzo beneath your existing floor coveringis
like unearthing a buried treasure. After all, terrazzo is a sustainable
solid surface marble floor hand crafted by artisans intended to last the lifespan of
the building. It is also one of the most expensive floor types, which is why it
is not used as commonly in residential dwellings as it wasback in the 1950's
For afraction of the installation cost, terrazzo can be restored to have avariety of finishes ranging from a honed or burnished look to a glass-likehigh shine finish that requires NO coatings, sealers or waxes EVER. This is achieved by a mechanical grinding and polishing process that uses diamond abrasives that are categorized according to grit size, with lower number grits being more coarse and higher number grits much finer. During the diamond grinding and polishing process, we handle any patch work and stain removal that might be required.
The cost of restoring terrazzo is based on the number ofsteps or diamond grits
required to achieve the desired finish, in addition to any required repair
work. Diamond grinding and polishing can range from a simple 3-step process
up to a 9-step process depending on how aggressive we need to start the
process, as well as the desired level of reflectivity.
We handle all phases of repair-work,
including; carpet tack-strip removal, nail head and wall anchor grinding,
large and small patchwork, filling voids where pitting has occurred,
troubleshooting stains and discoloration and any other obscurity that might
be part of the project detail.
If needed, we can also handle all aspects of the project;
removal and installation of doors and thresholds, furniture removal and
replacement, touching up baseboards and thorough clean-up. These are optional
services that we can provide upon request.
The bottom line is that restoring an existing terrazzo floor
costs a fraction of the installation cost, providing a very high-end artisan
floor for a modest price. Once the process is complete, your terrazzo will be a
permanent flooring solution that requires very little maintenance.