Terrazzo Polishing - Birmingham AL



Terrazzo is a beautiful, resilient, low-maintenance flooring option, only people generally don’t realize this because terrazzo is so often subject to improper cleaning and care. Terrazzo is commonly waxed to achieve a shine, which can be problematic because waxes yellow and have a tendency to collect dirt and become scuffed and scratched. In an attempt to improve the appearance of the floor, people then strip and re-wax the terrazzo. It looks decent for a little while, but then the whole process starts over again. Waxing and stripping, waxing and stripping, ad nauseam, ad infinitum. This cycle is costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a better way. Terrazzo can be restored using the same natural refinishing process that is used in restoring marble and granite. We provide services throughout much of Birmingham AL. (See our Service Areas page.)
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Terrazzo Restoration Service Overview

Our natural polishing process can achieve a finish anywhere from gloss to matte — according to your preference. Natural terrazzo restoration eliminates the need for stripping and coatings. With natural refinishing, you can reduce maintenance costs, save time, and have a clean, beautiful terrazzo floor that will wow your clients and employees or family and guests. Southern Surface Care can restore your terrazzo floors and surfaces to like-new condition.

Our Terrazzo Services

Stripping We can completely remove waxes and coatings.
Refinish Terrazzo floors that are too dull or too shiny can be refinished to whatever finish you prefer: gloss, semi-gloss, matte, or custom.
Hone Honing virtually erases dullness, wear patterns, scratches, etches and spots on terrazzo.
Polish Polishing using the appropriate diamond-infused pads or polishing powders results in a lasting, natural finish that does not require stripping or waxing.
Repair Don’t cover up your damaged terrazzo with carpet or other flooring material! We can remove carpet tacks and glue, repair any chips or cracks, and hone and polish to restore a like-new finish.
Stain Removal We’re here for you, whether you are seeking guidance on how to remove terrazzo stains and discolorations yourself or you want us to treat them.
Clean and Seal The more porous your terrazzo is, the more susceptible it will be to staining. We deep clean using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions, followed by an application of high quality sealer, if needed.
Maintenance Regularly scheduled maintenance is customized per your specific needs and requirements.

Popular Questions

Unlike many other services, we can’t quote a price per square foot. There are too many variables to consider. How bad is the damage? What kind of damage is there? What level of sheen are you looking for? All of these things, and more, need to be factored in to give you an accurate and fair quote. We do provide free, on-site estimates and will be happy to discuss your specific needs. Call (205) 540-4559 or contact us online for a call back.

We educate our customers on the proper care and maintenance of terrazzo. We also recommend the appropriate cleaners and care products to keep your terrazzo looking like new with minimum maintenance. Visit our Stone and Tile Care page for more details and a free, downloadable Stone and Tile Care Guide.

Terrazzo is a unique surface, primarily found as flooring, that traditionally contains marble chips of different sizes and colors held together with a cement base or, in newer applications, with a resin or epoxy base. Aggregates other than marble may also be used.

We recommend safe and effective cleaning products for you to use on a daily or weekly basis. For ongoing, long term care, call us today at (205) 540-4559 to discuss your needs and to schedule regular care and maintenance for your terrazzo. Visit our Caring For It page to download our free Stone and Tile Care Guide.

Visit our Stain Management App to learn how to treat a host of stains on natural stone, tile and grout, concrete and terrazzo. Learn about stains, poulticing, how to mix and apply a poultice, and more.

Professional deep cleaning helps keep your floors and surfaces in top condition, minimizing wear due to contaminants or grit and grime. Regular cleaning or janitorial services are valuable for day to day care, but professional cleaning is necessary for long term care. Professional cleaning is extremely thorough, flushing away deeply embedded contaminants. When it comes to terrazzo, refinishing may be required to achieve the look you want. We can also seal and protect terrazzo to inhibit staining and make regular cleaning more productive. Regular cleaning and janitorial services are usually not appropriately trained or equipped to handle these types of specialized services.
Although technically it is possible to seal your own terrazzo, it would not be advisable to do so. Anyone without the proper training and experience can expect potential problems. There are many factors involved, such as determining whether sealer is needed, selecting the appropriate product, applying the appropriate amount, allowing proper dwell time, and so on. It’s a job best left to qualified professionals.

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