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THIS IS NOT TRUE THERE IS SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAY TO RESTORE TERRAZZO I WILL EXPLAIN ALL.


STRIP AND WAX IS THE CHEAPEST AND LESS DRAMATIC WAY TO RESTORE, IT USUALLY DOESN'T INCLUDE HOLE PATCHING OR STAIN REMOVAL. A WORKER STRIPS THE FLOOR WITH A CHEMICAL AND MACHINE THEN WAXES IT. I DON'T CONSIDER THIS METHOD A TRUE RESTORATION OF TERRAZZO. COST ABOUT A DOLLAR A SQUARE FOOT.


GRINDING, STAIN REMOVAL, FILLING HOLES AND SEALING FLOOR. THIS IS LESS EXPENSIVE THEN NATURAL POLISHING DEPENDING ON THE CONDITION OF THE FLOOR PRICE VARIES. 


NATURAL POLISH UP TO 15 STEPS, FILLING HOLES, STAIN REMOVAL AND SEALING WITH IMPREGNATOR NOT WAX. YOU ARE LEFT WITH A BEAUTIFUL FLOOR THAT CAN LAST UP TO 15 YEARS WITHOUT MUCH MAINTENANCE. PRICES RANGE BETWEEN 4 TO 10 DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT. IT CAN TAKE UP TO 6 WEEKS TO COMPLETE. 

TERRAZZO MYTHS EXPLAINED
MYTHS NUMBER ONE, ALL TERRAZZO RESTORATION IS THE SAME!
MYTHS NUMBER TWO, DRY POLISHING IS BETTER THEN WET!
"I HAVE BEEN RESTORING TERRAZZO FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND I KNOW THE CORRECT WAY TO RESTORE. I LEARNED FROM THE BEST AND WET POLISHING IS THE BEST WAY TO RESTORE TERRAZZO. FIRST THE WATER IS A LUBRICANT THAT ALLOW FOR BETTER SCRATCH PATTERNS HENCE A BETTER FLOOR. ALSO, IT KEEPS DUST WAY DOWN. EVEN WITH COMMERCIAL VACUUMS YOU ARE GOING TO GET A LOT OF DUST IN YOUR HOME DOING IT DRY. 

PLEASE, ANOTHER POINT TO MAKE SOME RESTORER SAY THEY DO IT DRY THEN I SEE A VIDEO ON THE INTERNET OF THEM GRINDING WET. DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR.

ANYONE THAT BEEN RESTORING TERRAZZO FOR A FEW YEARS CAN RESTORE DRY THERE IS A REASON 98 PERCENT RESTORE TERRAZZO WET IT IS THE BEST WAY "

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MYTHS NUMBER THREE, YOU CAN NOT GET A GOOD MATCH PATCHING HOLES.
"IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING YOU CAN GET A VERY GOOD MATCH PATCHING HOLES. I USE REAL TERRAZZO MATCHING IT ALMOST PERFECTLY. DONT BE FOOLED WHEN SOMEONE SHOW YOU A PATCH THAT IS HALF AN INCH. THE SMALLER THE PATCH THE EASIER IT IS BELOW ARE LAGE PATCHES THAT LOOK REALLY GOOD. 

ANOTHER POINT WHEN A RESTORER SAYS THEY WILL DO THEIR BEST TO FIND ALL THE HOLES THAT MEANS THEY ARE GOING TO LEAVE A LOT OF HOLES BEHIND. I HAVE PATCHED HOLE FOR UP TO A WEEK BECAUSE YOU DO MISS HOLES THEN EVERYTHING IS ON HOLD UNTIL YOU PATCH THEM, THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO DO A GOOD JOB AND WHY JOBS TAKE UP TO 6 WEEKS. "
MYTHS NUMBER FOUR, CRYSTALLIZER IS THE SAME AS NATURAL POLISH.
"CRYSTALLIZER IS NOT THE SAME IT EVEN VOIDS WARRANTIES ON MARBLE. I USE THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDATION TO RESTORE TERRAZZO, GRANITE AND MARBLE. SOME RESTORER SAY THEY DON,T USE CRYSTALLIZER THEN I SEE A HIGH SPEED BUFFER IN THERE PICTURE, THE ONLY REASON TO USE THAT IS FOR CRYSTALLIZER.. CRYTALIZER IS EASIER AND CHEAPER TO USE AND THAT WHY THEY USE IT. ALSO IN THE BEGINNING IT LOOKS GREAT VERY WET LOOK TO IT THEN IT FADES VERY QUICKLY. SO IF A RESTORER HAS PICTURES OF FLOOR THEY LOOK ARTIFICIALLY WET IT IS CRYSTALLIZER. "
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