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Terrazzo floors

Grinding and polishing of Terrazzo floors

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Terrazzo is all natural, only consisting of ballast (commonly marble) mixed with cement. Polished terrazzo can be found in a number of colors, so if you wish to let your creativity run free – choose a polished terrazzo floor.

The HTC-Method

All over the world hundreds of HTC grinding machines are in use for grinding and polishing of terrazzo. HTC has developed a special method for this type of floor and a remarkable result is achieved thanks to the machines patented grinding head and the unique diamond tools. With the HTC method you increase your efficiency when grinding terrazzo floors substantially.

Just as important as effective machines is the working environment. Our grinding machines are developed with ergonomics as a focus and our separators guarantees a dust free environment.

Wet method

Inspect the floors regarding how even the slabs are, if there has not been a final grinding performed at construction. With small differences (up to approximately 1 mm) in between individual slabs, a normal CA-series tool could be used. However, with an uneven floor, there is a risk of chipping and a plastic ring tool (segments embedded in a solid plastic ring) should therefore be used instead, for the first stages of the grinding. Be very careful and make sure all grooves from the previous stage are eliminated. Clean the floor after every stage to remove all abrasives of the previous coarser type. As a final stage use the MPC with a polishing pad.

Dry method

HTC can also give you advice for a dry grinding procedure. This is however a more difficult method not generally applicable, since it is only suitable for specific types of marble.

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