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Restoring Your Terrazo Flooring

Cactus in small flowerpot on terrazzo floor

Common terrazzo flooring appearance

Terrazzo is a stone that is man-made and created via the use of small pieces of natural stone. In a nutshell, it is a hard surface using stone chips set in epoxy or cement. The name comes from “Terrazza”, which is an Italian word that means, “terrace”. It began back in the 15th century when Venetian mosaic artists utilized leftover bits of marble for surfacing their own terraces at home. The fact that it is steeped in tradition and history makes terrazzo all the more attractive to many people for their homes or businesses.

Terrazzo floors are really quite resilient, but older terrazzo floors may need general restoration for the purpose of restoring them to their original beauty. Pits and holes in places where chips of stone could have come loose and could require filling. A lackluster surface could require the help of a professional to make it shine again.

Terrazzo’s attractive appearance and high level of durability make it an excellent natural stone hard surface for restoration. Generally it contains marble or some other type of natural stone that tends to be capable of maintaining a high shine once polished. Terrazzo can then be maintained by using a penetrative sealer to protect it from discoloration and stains.

Once it has been restored by a professional, maintaining terrazzo in all of its beauty is as simple as regular dry and wet mopping. It is, however, quite susceptible to etching, therefore it’s necessary to prevent any acidic spills or, if any occur, to wipe them up immediately. And, often it is difficult to tell whether a stain is actually a stain or a natural part of the floor itself. The best way to find that out is to ask a professional to look at it and make a recommendation.

If you’re a business or homeowner in Eagle County who has a terrazzo floor in your home or office, and it’s starting to look dull or damaged, then your best bet is to contact certified technicians to re-seal your floor and ensure years of beauty and enjoyment. Don’t make the mistake of trying Do-It-Yourself methods on your floor when you need to remove stains or etching. Trust the professionals to extract those stains and preserve the beauty of your terrazzo floor.

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The Value of Cleaning

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SteamMaster celebrates 34 years on Vail’s 50th anniversary

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Depend on an IICRC-Certified Professional for Your Best Cleaning or Restoration Value

All your home or office furnishings will look better and last longer if they are cleaned on a regular basis by an IICRC-Certified professional.

In fact, many manufacturers recommend professional cleaning to maintain warranties.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an international, independent, non-profit certifying body.

It was founded in 1972 to set standards for the cleaning and restoration service industry. The IICRC symbol is your assurance that the firm you hire has pledged to provide a qualified professional to care for your carpet, furnishings, and flooring.

IICRC Certification cannot simply be purchased. A Certified Firm qualifies by meeting rigorous standards of business ethics and expertise. SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning is an IICRC Certified firm. SteamMaster’s IICRC trained technicians have been offering a wide variety of professional Restoration and Cleaning services since 1978.

Our technicians seek to better themselves in various disciplines and are constantly seeking to improve by attending industry training and certifications.

If your home is in California we recommend you to call the water damage expert at Riverside California. Please visit their website at http://riversiderestorationca.com/

For more information about IICRC visit http://www.IICRC.org

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SteamMaster Cleans Vail Graffiti Spree

Source VailDaily.com

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Matt Monica

VAIL, Colorado — Three Vail residents have been arrested for spraying graffiti from Golden Peak west along the Gore Valley Trail, all the way to the Vail Mountain Plaza parking garage, Vail police say.

More than $10,000 in damage was done to Vail Resorts and town of Vail property on Wednesday morning, police say.

The suspects have been charged with theft, second degree burglary and criminal mischief. Theft is a misdemeanor while the other charges are a class four felony, police say.

Officers and Vail Resorts security used surveillance footage to identify the parties involved. Confessions were obtained from all three suspects when interviewed, police say.

Margret Prowell, 20, Robert Cooper, 20, and Jay Osborne, 19, were booked into the Vail Police holding facility on a $7,500 bond, police say.

The suspects also are accused of stealing several cans of spray paint used in the vandalism, police say.

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