Terrazzo Floor Polishing Tampa, FL

Natural Terrazzo Polishing Means No More Stripping and Waxing

Terrazzo is a unique surface, primarily found as flooring, that traditionally contains marble chips of different sizes and colors held together with a cement base or, in newer applications, with a resin or epoxy base. Aggregates other than marble may also be used. It is often the practice to wax terrazzo to achieve shine, but waxes turn yellow and collect dirt over time and therefore must be repeatedly stripped and reapplied. This process is not only time-consuming and costly, but also unnecessary. There is a better way. EM Surface Care provides expert terrazzo repair, restoration, and maintenance services for residential and commercial clients in the Tampa Florida area. 

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Expert Terrazzo Refinishing Provides a Lasting Shine

When terrazzo is refinished using the same methods as those used in professional marble restoration, the result is a beautiful, lasting shine that eliminates the need to perpetually strip and wax. We also apply high quality impregnating sealers, if needed. It is important to note that sealing is not the same as coating or waxing and is an important but simple measure that can be taken to help inhibit staining once the terrazzo has been restored and thoroughly cleaned.

At-A-Glance Terrazzo Restoration and Maintenance Services

  • Stripping and deep cleaning
  • Honing and polishing
  • Refinishing or changing the finish (soft matte, semi-gloss, or high polish)
  • Sealing
  • Specialty surface treatments
  • Maintenance
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Common Terrazzo Questions

Unlike many other services, we can’t quote a price per square foot. There are too many variables to consider. How bad is the damage? What kind of damage is there? What level of sheen are you looking for? All of these things, and more, need to be factored in to give you an accurate and fair quote. We do provide free, on-site estimates and will be happy to discuss your specific needs. Call (813) 957-3223 or contact us online for a call back.

We recommend safe and effective cleaning products for you to use on a daily or weekly basis. For ongoing, long term care, call us today to discuss your needs and to schedule regular care and maintenance for your terrazzo. Visit our Caring For It page to download our free Stone and Tile Care Guide.

Visit our Stain Management App to learn how to treat a host of stains on natural stone, tile and grout, concrete and terrazzo. Learn about stains, poulticing, how to mix and apply a poultice, and more.

Professional deep cleaning helps keep your floors and surfaces in top condition, minimizing wear due to contaminants or grit and grime. Regular cleaning or janitorial services are valuable for day to day care, but professional cleaning is necessary for long term care. Professional cleaning is extremely thorough, flushing away deeply embedded contaminants. When it comes to terrazzo, refinishing may be required to achieve the look you want. We can also seal and protect terrazzo in kitchens, baths, outdoor living areas, and more to inhibit staining and make regular cleaning more productive. Regular cleaning and janitorial services are usually not appropriately trained or equipped to handle these types of specialized services.
Although technically it is possible to seal your own terrazzo, it would not be advisable to do so. Anyone without the proper training and experience can expect potential problems. There are many factors involved, such as determining whether sealer is needed, selecting the appropriate product, applying the appropriate amount, allowing proper dwell time, and so on. It’s a job best left to qualified professionals.
Once your terrazzo is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance. We say, “May” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.

Our Service Areas

Bayonet Point 
Citrus Park 
East Lake
East Lake-Orient Park
Egypt Lake-Leto
Fish Hawk
Greater Carrollwood

Greater Northdale
Jasmine Estates 
Lake Magdalene 
Land o’ Lakes 

New Port Richey
Palm Harbor 
Palm River-Clair Mel 
Pinellas Park
Plant City
Safety Harbor
Shady Hills
Spring Hill (CDP Apollo Beach )
St. Petersburg

Sun Center 
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
Town ‘n’ Country 
Wesley Chapel 
West Lealman