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Terrazzo is a popular flooring option today for its durability. Rarely do terrazzo floors need restoration but there are instances where a terrazzo floor may experience some wear and tear over the years. It just takes a simple phone call to a terrazzo contractor to have the floor looking brand new again. Here are a few tips on how to restore terrazzo floors.

Things to Look Out For

While terrazzo is durable, factors like improper maintenance, age or poor installation can turn a beautiful floor into a nightmare. Look out for scratches, holes, discoloring, and stains. With these different issues, there is no issue that cannot be replaced. Some floors begin to lose their luster. This is easily fixed with a new polish job. However, more serious issues come in the form of cracks within the terrazzo surface or broken pieces of terrazzo. Causes of destruction may include excessive moisture in the concrete slabs, an uneven floor level or even the use of acidic cleaners.

Repairs then become necessary. However, it is not a problem for terrazzo contractors. Terrazzo contractors can patch up holes and cracks with ease.

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Restoring Terrazzo Floors

One of the first steps in restoring the terrazzo floors is to remove anything that is currently held to the terrazzo’s surface. This includes any waxes, sealers or other adhesives.  Next, to match the existing floor, the installer carefully mixes aggregates with an epoxy to create a new layer over the existing floor. The installer will then grind and polish the terrazzo floor, giving it a smooth and shiny surface. To protect the floor, the installer will then apply a new sealer. The restoration process is then complete and people will once again admire the beauty of the terrazzo floors.

At Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo, we have seen people removing their carpets to find an existing terrazzo floor that needs restoring. Even older buildings have asked us to give the floors a retouch. From the tiniest scratch to the major issues, Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo can help you bring new life to your terrazzo floor. Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is a terrazzo contractor in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are also a member of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. Please reach out to a Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo representative at (704) 921-4940 or When it comes to terrazzo, Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is “Your Choice in Terrazzo.”