Regular cleaning wasn't enough
The metal strips sometimes used when terrazzo is poured can become oxidized over time. Between this and the normal wear and tear associated with foot traffic and use, even a terrazzo floor that is regularly swept and mopped can gradually take on an old, dirty-looking appearance. That's what happened to this San Antonio homeowner's floor.
Our terrazzo restoration process
The first image shows our technician taking a test sample. We determined that the best approach to restoration, in this case, would be to hone and polish. The second image shows what the floor looked like before we did any work. Honing the terrazzo removed the damage, in the same way that sand paper removes the damage and rough edges from a piece of wood. Polishing the floor gave it the luxurious shine you see in the third and fourth images.
The metal strips glisten and the terrazzo floor shines once again. Problems solved!