Cleaning terrazzo

One of the various kinds of stylish flooring is terrazzo flooring. It is most commonly installed inside the house, at shopping places, such as, plazas or showrooms, zoos, water parks and other leisure time places, as well as, the religious and scared places. The reason behind the preference of the terrazzo floors over other luxurious and elegant looking floors is that these in order to clean other floors, such as the marble floors or wooden floors, specific machines are used but this floor can be cleaned without the aid of any other machine or chemical.

Most of the times, people use chemical cleaners to clean the dirt off from the floor but they do not realize that these chemicals are dangerous for them and for the environment. The chemicals used to clean floors are when drained, go to the crops, where they get absorbed by the soil and resultantly cause poisoning of the crops. Apart from this, some of the drainage water may go to the sea where it may affect the sea life. Therefore, the use of chemicals to clean the floor must be banished and thankfully, the terrazzo floor does not need a cleaning chemical to get cleaned efficiently.

The simplest way to clean terrazzo floor is to use a piece of cloth soaked in water and simply sweep away the dirt and dust. This floor is specially designed so that it can withstand cleaning like this for a long duration of time. The components of the terrazzo floor include the granite, epoxy binder or concrete, the marble chips and a bit of binding agents. This composition is capable of withstanding the harsh environmental conditions as well. Therefore, people like to get terrazzo flooring installed in their bedrooms, bathrooms, drawing rooms, and kitchen and especially in the hall.

Places other than these where this flooring can be suitable are the courtyards and backyards. The epoxy matrix can endure high temperature, pressure and severe environmental conditions. Many historians say that the technique of terrazzo flooring was first invented and used in the roman architecture. They say that the flooring in the ruins of Pompeii was of terrazzo technology. The flooring has been used extensively in different places, ever since. Professional cleaning and polishing the terrazzo floor is the best option. The commercially available chemicals are not suitable for this floor. It leaves yellow marks and spots on the floor, therefore, its use should be abandoned.


Cleaning the terrazzo floor and getting it polished is the best solution to the yellowing of floor and walls. Polishing is done by stripping off the first layer of the floor. When the surface is removed, it leaves a brighter and attractive surface behind. When this exposed surface of the floor is polished, it leaves a very good luster and shine. Thus, the terrazzo flooring surpasses other expensive floorings in every respect. It is easy o be installed, hence, does not costs much labor and its materials are also cheaper as compared with other floorings. Everyone prefers having them installed in their house due to their property to get mixed with the environment.

It is recommended that for getting your floor polished and clean, you must consider contacting a well-reputed and well known polishing contractor because terrazzo flooring does not bother the owner to get fixed again and again, so it is better if you take help of a good and experienced contractor so that you may buy some more time for your terrazzo flooring and it does not need cleaning and polishing again and again. The holes and fixtures are smoothed by either grinding the surface of the floor to level it or putting in or filling the hole with suitable and similar color chips and binder.

In this way, the terrazzo flooring gets fixed within no time. It is also important to note that before polishing, the room should be cleared of all furniture and accessories, so that the technician does not have to bother removing everything from the room and time may be saved. By using the common sense, one can save a great deal of money and time. The process of polishing must be started from the sink, which has been removed and then it should extend to other parts of the room.

So, we may say that terrazzo floors are environmentally and user friendly… a true green product. It is an all in one flooring technique and suits everyone. It is easy to be handled and cleaned and this is the reason why most of the contractors recommend this flooring technique to the property owners.