COLONIAL FLOOR AND STONE CARE specializes in the repairing, grinding, polishing, cleaning and sealing of terrazzo . Whether you are in need of bringing back the shine to your Terrazzo floor or in need of repair from cracking or chipping due to Tile removal and restoration, we will be able to help you with all your terrazzo needs.
Restoration of Terrazzo
If Terrazzo is in need of repair, we can come in and fill the cracks or holes using our proven techniques at color matching of the base cement and the marble chips that may be missing or needed to be adding after the inital repair is done. The floor will then be polished using a grinding method bringing the floors to the intended shine. Many homes in South Florida built prior to the 70’s may have Terrazzo hiding underneath carpet or tile. These floors that we once loved but covered up can be rejuvinated to their origninal condition much of the time. Which will add value, durability and beauty to your home.
Tile Removal and Restoration of the Terrazzo
One of the flooring options that was used to “cover up” Terrazzo flooring in the 80’s was installation of tile flooring. After years of high traffic; cracking, chipping and dullness, people are now in need of something different. When tile is removed and Terrazzo flooring if found, how lucky for that homeowner! This is a beautiful, durable floor when restored and polished. The homeowner may look at it and think they have to reinstall tile (which can cost as much as $25.00 to $40.00 per square foot) or other flooring just as expensive, because the Terrazzo that they find looks so bad! The mortar and grout that was used to lay the tile will really make the valuable and historical floor underneath appear unable to be restored. This is far from true. The highly trained technicians at Colonial Floor and Stone Care can and have been restoring Terrazzo flooring after removing old and crack tile floor since 1986 with many satisfied customers. Using heavy grinding machines to grind the top layer of the Terrazzo bringing it to a fresh surface to seal and polish to to a high shine. Most of these floors are from the 40’s and 50’s; therefore, imperfections are to be expected. However, once your terrazzo has been brought back, that is considered character. When we are done you will have a piece of restored history.
Another reason to think about having your terrazzo restored, is home value. With the foreclosure rate being what it is today, many of these homes have regained value by removing dated ceramic tile and restoring the terrazzo. Many people are buying the homes for investment, and to gain the best profit for their money, restoring a hidden Terrazzo floor under tile will be less expensive, will increase the value and bring historical benefit to that property. Before you decide to once again cover up a jewel of historical beauty which is also environmentally safe, call Colonial Floor and Stone Care to discuss your individual options.Find me on Google+
January 01 2014