Do you own a home built in the early 20th century that has beautiful, unique terrazzo floors?
Did you know those floors can be restored to like new condition?
Terrazzo consists of chips of marble, glass or other aggregates embedded in tinted cement, ground smooth and polished to a silky sheen. In the 15th century, mosaic artisans in Northern Italy swept waste marble chips out onto their terraces, terrazzi, and smoothed the surface simply by walking over it. When workers learned to press the chips into a more permanent clay base, then grind and polish them with heavy stones, terrazzo caught on. Michelangelo used it in St. Peter’s Basilica. George Washington strode over it in his cherished Mount Vernon. In the 1950s, Richard Neutra and other modernist architects specified terrazzo in their designs, and by the ’60s, it covered floors in developer houses across the Southeast and Southwest. But as installation costs rose, terrazzo once again became a relatively pricey option at approx. $10 or more a square foot for custom-built houses.
Restore the beauty of this unique flooring by having Pro Clean clean and polish your terrazzo flooring, rather than remove or cover such a timepiece in the history of America.