Cleaning and Maintenance
It is important to understand the stone maintenance cycle in order to properly maintain the beauty and lustre of your floor installation.
If you want the concrete to shine mopping with warm water with conditioner once a week is the only maintenance required. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring. For example, tile that may only last 10–20 years(tile is a vague term. porcelain will last hundreds of years with no maintenance), but a polished concrete floor that has been properly maintained may give 100+ years of service.
If you wish to have a long lasting glaze on your terrazzo surface, clean it daily or as per the need, with PH neutral cleaner, warm water and a soft cloth. It is strictly unadvisable to put acid or alkaline solutions onto the terrazzo. If the terrazzo has accidentally come into contact with any acidic or alkaline solution, the area should be thoroughly washed with water immediately. If you find that your surface has turned hazel, it means that your Terrazzo has surely come into contact with acidic or alkaline solution or has been affected by Ultra Violet light.
At some point the floor will require complete restoration. This will be due to large amounts of cracking, deep scratching, unsightly lippage, grout damage, problem staining or irremovable traffic patterns but to mention a few, which cannot be remedied by cleaning or buffing alone. Re-facing of the floor will require a diamond abrasive procedure referred to in the industry as diamond polishing. This is carried out after any epoxy repair work required is complete. The surface is then polished & honed before being re-sealed.
Our extensive training with Klindex, Werkmaster, HTC and experience in floor restoration allows us to provide a professional unravelled service. We also offer a consultancy service to architects and designers.
Cleaning Marble Floors
- Dust mop and damp mop the marble floor at least once a day. You can also use a vacuum cleaner. Just be careful not to scratch the floor.
- Since most stone flooring is porous, be sure to blot any spills immediately.
- Do not use cleaning products that contain any acid content like lemon juice, vinegar or ammonia based cleaners. Acid corrodes the marble stone and takes away the luster of the stone.
- Never drag heavy objects across the marble floors. This will scratch or chip the slabs.