Terrazzo flooring is luxurious yet easy to clean and convincingly durable. It takes a lot to chip a heat resistant floor of marble, granite, and glass. Artisans from medieval days in Venice used to be the only ones specialized enough to know crack repair and tile restoration. Today a flooring service can be there to help, or you can mix your own concrete, and lay tile yourself. This is how it’s done.
A common problem
Professionals will confess about Terrazzo flooring is that they seldom find a floor without cracks. Consult with experts who installed the floor to apply the correct method of crack repair. A common method of repairing hairline cracks is to mix grout into a dense paste that can be used to fill the cracks with a putty knife. Before the mix dries, cover the space with a layer of marble chips. Sand it until level with the floor then seal the spot with a clear penetrating sealer. It’s also possible to use an oil-based primer in a crack cleaned of debris with paint stripper solution or ammonia. To keep cracks from widening use an Epoxy Patch.
The job might take more than a putty knife when the time comes for tile restoration.
How to prepare for crack Repair
Remove all furnishings, carpet, adhesive from the floor. Cover the wall in waterproof tape. Coat the floor in an inch of water. Use the surface grinder on the floor. Cover the entire area with the grinder until the water is muddy. Vacuum away water and find a detailed, refined floor beneath, and pass over the floor again on fine grind. Use mortar to patch holes from nails or screws. The last steps are to polish, rinse, and repolish until the terrazzo is as shiny as the installation day.
There is nothing more beautiful and sophisticated as a bare room brazen with a gleaming floor of fresh tile. Hard work pays off. Venetian artisans never had it so good.