The floors in your home take a beating. This is a truth in any home in any country around the world. You might have that one room in your home that you’d like to have that snow white carpet in, but you know that until your kids go to school and your pets pass on that’s not even close to being a practical solution.
Replacing old carpet or bad, worn out tile with a tile product that will last is a dream of many. They just don’t know that tile restoration is more affordable than they think.
Back in 2010, flooring sold for commercial applications was 39% hard surface flooring. That left 25% of the flooring sold carpets and rugs. The era of carpeting as the go to flooring option is in decline and quickly giving way to hardwood and tile surfaces to be laid throughout the house. Kitchens, family rooms, dens, and even bedrooms have begun to be tiled with many new fangled surface options.
One of the most affordable and popular options for tile restoration projects is terrazzo tile. Terrazzo is a flooring material. It is traditionally made by gathering marble chips, placing them on concrete slabs and then polishing them under the surface is smooth. Today you can find terrazzo in tile form where all the work has been done to give each tile a consistently smooth texture as well as color.
If you’re looking to complete your tile restoration project with terrazzo tile, the price can range from around $7 to $10 per square foot. Today’s professional installers use what is referred to as thinset terrazzo. Thinset terrazzo is a mixture of colored chips and epoxy resin. This mixture is pour onto the slab in a thick layer that is anywhere from 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch
Today installers use thinset terrazzo, a mix of epoxy resin and colored chips; it is poured onto the slab in a layer that is 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch thick. Just the nature of the terrazzo itself is an environmentally friendly practice. The chips used in making the tile is made from virtually 100% recycled glass aggregate. In fact, terrazzo tile contains 75% recycled raw material by volume. This practice alone has been the decision maker for people who had been undecided about their tile floor restoration materials.
Terrazzo restoration looks great in any room in the house and terrazzo cleaning is a breeze. It takes a little bit of time for your new terrazzo floor to settle in after your tile restoration project is complete. The tile is laid on cement, so it needs time to set properly. During this settling in period, some of the shades of color might change slightly. Don’t be alarmed. This is typical of the process.
Once the floor has settled, enjoy it. It is up for the wear and tear of busy households and is relatively easy to clean. The best way to clean terrazzo floors is to simply wet the floor using a mild floor cleaner, let the cleaner sit in order to absorb the dirt and them squeegee the water away. Once that is done, buff your terrazzo tile to a beautiful shine. You’ll love your new floor for a long tie to come.