In and around the buildings you enter from day to day there will be many types of flooring from hard stone floors such as marble and wood, to concrete, terrazzo or even basalt (basalt comes from lava and is one of the hardest types of flooring).
These finished surfaces can be expensive, particularly if the maintenance is carried out incorrectly by untrained staff. If they are not properly maintained, these types of flooring can become very unsightly and, in some cases, will require complete restoration.
At CleanKing, our experts in the field have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to restoring, cleaning and sealing these types of surfaces - enabling them to reinstate the shine and splendour of these floors, stairwells, pillars and washrooms. We can also offer aftercare advice to help your own staff maintain the quality and shine.
Terrazzo flooring is traditionally made by exposing marble chips, although it can also consist of materials such as quartz, granite or glass on top of concrete and then polished to produce a smooth uniformed surface.
Since terrazzo floors are not common, they can be expensive. However, a terrazzo floor is extremely durable and with proper care, some have lasted over 100 years.
We have restored many terrazzo floors in the past either by using a machine or polishing by hand when required: for example, if the floor level is uneven, has low joints or for edges and stair nosings.
We also have experience repairing and sealing holes, using a sand base topped with resin and chippings, and curing the floors using a penetrating sealer before polishing, applying anti-slip tape and then carrying out a final buff.
Many floor finishes can be stripped, sealed and polished. This process removes dirt, glue, carpets or the top of the previous finish. We then replace it with a new protective coating, creating beautifully shiny floors, which enhance the overall look of the building.
Most floors should be stripped and polished at least once a year, depending on the ongoing maintenance programme that you have in place, for example: concrete can be polished rather than putting a new surface down, which is much more cost effective.
After we have stripped and sealed the floor, we can either maintain it for you or we can offer you advice to enable your own operatives to keep it looking in great shape.