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How to Maintain Terrazzo Floors Most Effectively
September 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Whenever you need terrazzo floor cleaning, always talk to the experts. After all, while it's a very common solution in commercial establishments, it needs to be treated a certain way to keep looking its best. So, what solutions are available, and why turn to Moore's Flooring Tri-Area for any terrazzo floor cleaning?

The Beauty of Terrazzo

Terrazzo flooring has been around for hundreds of years. It's been used in many commercial facilities due to its functional and decorative qualities. Terrazzo is long-lasting, and no two floors look the same due to the way that it's made. Therefore, terrazzo flooring is one of the best solutions for various commercial environments where footfall is higher. It's also durable and can come in many different color configurations while being relatively easy to maintain going forward. However, if it is to look its best and serve your commercial property, some reconditioning work may be necessary.

General Care

When you look after terrazzo flooring over the weeks and months, make sure that you don't use any acid or ammonia-based detergents. These can cause deterioration, especially if you use heavy-duty scrubbing pads. It's best to talk with terrazzo floor cleaning experts to come up with an everyday routine and schedule restoration as and when needed.


If a terrazzo floor has now become dull, dark, or scuffed, it may be time to introduce a high-quality floor stripper. Stripping is sometimes necessary if many coats of sealant or top finish have been applied over the years.


Waxing is a good solution to make sure that the floor remains resistant, retains its high luster and is safe to walk on. Still, it's important to use the correct product and approach.


Buffing is also a good way to maintain the appearance of a floor. Consider using a polishing powder mixed with a small amount of water sprayed onto the surface thinly. Spraying the area as work unfolds may be necessary, but ensure that the material is spread carefully across the floor. You should also use an electric buffer machine fitted with the appropriate size of the polishing pad. Here, the approach is crucial, and work must be consistent to achieve the best end result.


Sometimes, the floor will be worn down so much that you should think about resealing, but do this before the floor wears down beyond the base coating. Before you get to work, make sure that the floor is completely scrubbed using the correct pads before mopping the floor and let it dry. You should then buff the floor as outlined in the paragraph above before getting ready to apply the topcoat.

Sometimes, you need to apply a base coat and topcoat, and the first application needs to be left to dry so that it is not sticky. Only then should you apply a topcoat and wait until the next day to buff the floor again and get the recommended shine.

Working with the Experts

This can be very labor-intensive work and has to be done correctly to achieve the desired end product. This is why facility managers in Raleigh, Durham, and the Triangle area reach out to us for our help. Moore’s Cleaning Tri-Area has been doing this kind of work for more than 30 years, and we are experts in stripping, waxing, buffing, re-coating, and terrazzo floor cleaning in general.

If your facility is in need of some help, do not hesitate to contact us. We'll be delighted to take a look and recommend a course of action.