A: This depends on the type of service provided, as outlined below. Typically between $3.00-$5.00 per square foot. The price can also very depending on the extent of restoration involved and if extensive prep-work is needed.
It IS the process of repairing and polishing terrazzo floors, it involves diamond abrasives and specifically designed polishing compounds and powders to give the floor a long-lasting, natural shine. The floor is treated in the same manner as marble or any other natural stone.
It is NOT a janitorial service, which would involve stripping the floor and/or coating it with a wax or “industrial sealer”. We do not perform this type of service. This is not “polishing”, your floor will look like plastic, it will scratch and dull very easily.
It should never involve crystallization or “re-crystallization”. This is a cheap way to give the floor an even, dull, plastic sheen. It is glossy but lacks clarity. The shine can only be maintained by repeating the process, which builds up layers of wavy hard wax that will ultimately require diamond grinding to remove. It does not show the character of the different stones in the floor and the way they each reflect light in their own way. It DOES require the proper equipment, but not necessarily the biggest heaviest equipment, diamond selection is of far more importance. Knowing which abrasives to use on which floors is extremely important as well. Every terrazzo floor is comprised of different types of stone and can not be addressed the same way every time.
That depends. On average, 1000 sf of floor with a moderate level of repairs should take about 4-5 days to complete. If the contractor you’ve selected does not have proper equipment (i.e. cheap janitorial equipment modified to work with terrazzo) the time will be extended by several days. Restrooms, kitchens, flooring that needs to be removed, stain removal,extensive repairs and areas that have to be restored by hand will add to the length of the job.
Our process is performed wet. This eliminates the mess that dust can cause, not only to your home, but your health! Our machine is contained and does not allow the wet slurry to splatter about. We cover areas of concern with 3M plastic sheeting.
Believe it or not, properly polished terrazzo is far less slippery than terrazzo that has been coated with wax. Click Here
For the work described above we charge between $3.00 and $5.00 per square foot, depending on several factors such as repairs, accessibility, grinding, type of floor, etc. Our prices for restoration are all-inclusive. We do not nickle-and-dime our customers for services that should be performed on every job. Carpet and tackstrip removal is always included. Tile and linoleum demolition and removal can be performed for a modest fee. Please note that others may tell you they can do this work for less, in my experience this is only possible by cutting corners, using cheap abrasives and improper polishing methods, which I am unwilling to do. Please call me today at 386-837-6887 and allow me to perform a free in-home sample and let my work speak for itself.