Greenwise Flooring, a company based in Orlando, FL, wants to point out that they are focused on the growing demand for sustainable flooring options, such as terrazzo flooring. Terrazzo is a very versatile solid surface material that was developed by Venetian mosaic workers in the fifteenth century. It is made of marble chips that are embedded into a cement base. This is then ground flat and then coated with a topical sealer. While terrazzo lost its popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, it has been rediscovered by contemporary architects and designers due to its versatility and timeless beauty.
Modern terrazzo is fabricated using Portland cement or epoxy as its base, which is then combined with some kind of aggregate to provide that unique speckled appearance. Although marble is still the preferred aggregate for most applications, recycled glass and metallics, and also natural aggregates like mother of pearl, may also be used. Advancements in technology have allowed the finishing of terrazzo without the need for coatings and sealers. Modern terrazzo is polished mechanically without the use of any chemicals, which is the reason why it needs very little maintenance and is considered to be environmentally friendly.
Terrazzo offers several advantages. These include the provision of: a solid surface natural stone flooring; a unique appearance that can be customized to suit any decor; an extremely durable flooring, out lasting all other flooring materials; a sustainable, environmentally friendly flooring that can qualify for LEED; greatly reduced maintenance costs as it eliminates need for topical sealers and floor replacement; and a lease costly flooring option over the life span of floor.
Greenwise Flooring has developed the reputation as the best terrazzo floor restoration company in Orlando, FL, and neighboring areas. A spokesperson for the company says, “Discovering terrazzo beneath your existing floor covering is like unearthing a buried treasure. After all, terrazzo is a sustainable solid surface marble floor that is hand crafted by artisans and intended to last the lifespan of the building. It is also one of the most expensive flooring options, which is why it is not used as commonly in residential dwellings as it was back in the 1950’s and 60’s. Thus, finding terrazzo in your mid-century home is a very sought after treasure.”
Terrazzo can be restored, at a fraction of the installation cost, to various kinds of finishes ranging from a burnished or honed look to a glass-like high shine finish that does not need any sealers, coatings, or finishes. This finish is attained by using a mechanical grinding and polishing process, using diamond abrasives that are categorized based on grit size, with higher number grits being finer and lower number grits being coarser. Greenwise Flooring can also take care of any patch work and stain removal that might be needed during the diamond grinding and polishing process. They will handle all phases of the terrazzo repair work, such as: carpet tack-strip removal, large and small patchwork, filling voids where pitting has occurred, nail head and wall anchor grinding, and troubleshooting stains and discoloration. Their goal is to provide the restoration of an existing terrazzo floor, offering a very high-end artisan floor at a moderate cost. Once completed, the client gets a permanent flooring that needs very little maintenance.
Founded in 2004, Greenwise Flooring has been focused on providing sustainable flooring options. This includes not just environmentally friendly and durable floors, but also floors made from recycled materials and produced with minimal environmental impact. This also includes flooring that doesn’t require replacement during the lifespan of the building, such as wood, carpet, vinyl composition tile (VCT), tile, and laminate. The company employs the cleanest and most advanced diamond technology and does not only provide terrazzo installation and polished concrete but can also provide additional services that can be provided using diamond abrasive technology, such as natural stone polishing, concrete polishing, and surface preparation.
Those who are interested in terrazzo restoration and other sustainable flooring services can check out the Greenwise Flooring website or contact them on the phone or through email.
For more information about Greenwise Flooring, contact the company here:
3208 East Colonial Drive, Box 110
Orlando, FL 32803