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I used to put a layer of paper towels down on the stain, then drip bleach straight from the bottle on the towels until the towels were soaked all the way through. Let them sit on the floor for about 5-10 minutes then wipe them up.
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Answer . It really depends on what you are trying to clean from your cork flooring. For a more detailed answer, tailored to your specific needs, you can email me at rickydo…firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the specifics. If you don't want to do that, generally, use a mild soapy water, but don't get it too wet. Do not saturate and do not scrub real hard, you'll just ruin your floor much more than your bothersome stain. Be careful when using chemicals, especially if you don't know what the floor was installed with.. More on this: . There are a number of products available which are meant to clean wood or hard surface flooring. BonaKemi (www.bonakemi.com) makes excellent cleaning products for flooring. The method of cleaning here would be to lightly mist the cleaner onto an area of your floor, then follow-up with a microfiber mop.. With any wood floor (cork included) you must avoid using excessive amounts of moisture as this can ruin your floor. Lightly damp mopping after vacuuming about once a week will keep your floor in great shape. Make sure that you do not use the beater bar on a vacuum, but a regular bristle ended attachment will suffice.. Another in home way to clean floors is by using a vinegar solution. You will want to mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1 gallon of water. Then use the same method as other cleaners, lightly mist over small areas and follow up with a microfiber mop. This is a good solution if you run out of cleaner, but the quantity you need to make to ensure to solution is right and storage can be a pain - so I prefer to suggest Bona's products over this in-home mixture.
Answer I would use ice cubes for the glue and toilet bowl cleaner for the yellow stain Depending on the stain there are different steps. But I will assume that you… are talkin about the stain from the glue. You can take a stripper to the floor to remove the glue. From there you will need to either polish it or wax it. If it is a high traffic area I would not suggest waxing. As this will need to be done often. The more wax you apply the worse it will be to strip it later and do it the right way. The process for polishing it is rather easy. You do need to know some basics though. How to run a floor machine or as most people call it a buffer. They have these relatively new pads that make the process easier than it was in the past. HTC makes a brand called TWISTER. They are diamond embedded. Basically you start with your red pad then white then yellow then green. They can be used dry but it is better to do it wet. Cuts down on the dust and does give it a better finish in the end. Obviously it is harder than it sounds from reading this so getting a professional involved may be your best option.
Terrazo is basical a cement floor with a high polish, you can scrape pretty agressivly and you can use paint remover, wont hurt the terrazzo
We can clean floor by applying these methods: Sweep or vacuum the floor daily. his removes loose dirt, food crumbs and other pieces of debris that can accumulate on tile floor…s. You should also sweep or vacuum the floor before mopping or cleaning it. Run a dry cloth duster or dust mop over the floors after they have been swept. Mop the floor with warm water and a vinegar solution. Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with a gallon of water and proceed to mop as usual. If the floor still doesn't look as clean as you would like, mop the floor again using fresh water and detergent. At last, dry the floor
Composition: The floor consists of an under layer of cement concrete in ratio of 1:2:4(1 part of cement: 2 parts of coarse sand: 4 parts of graded stone aggregate 12.5 mm nom…inal size). Its thickness depends on size of marble chips used. Under Layer Cement concrete mixture should be used for under layer. The panels should be of uniform size. In exposed situations, length of any side of the panel should not be more than 1.25m. Terrazzo RestorationA terrazzo floor is the same as any concrete slab with a few exceptions. It is often placed over a concrete slab in a thin layer, from a half to three quarters of an inch in thickness. It is seeded with with colored marble chips on the surface while the mix is fresh, and the chips are seated in during the floating or troweling process. After the mixture hardens, the polishing process begins. Large floor grinding machines using diamond chip impregnated cutters polish the surface in steps from coarse to fine. You now have a beautiful terrazzo floor, but highly susceptible to staining. Most contractors place one or two layers of sealers on the finish but this is not enough. In a school system where I performed this installation, we had to take great precautions to protect the floors. Then, upon occupying, the school personnel stripped off the sealer and applied multiple layers of floor wax per manufacturer's recommendations. Therefore, in order to restore a terrazzo floor one must first strip and clean all waxes, sealers, dirt and grime. Then you have to consider whether repolishing the surface will remove stains and imperfections which sometimes penetrate very deep into the surface. Then, if repolishing won't do it, you must consider removing the floor and reinstalling it. But before I did that, I would aggressively clean the surface and then do a proper job putting down layers of floor wax. Often the sheen from this procedure, especially after a thorough cleaning of the old floor, will conceal most imperfections. See the related link(s) listed below for more information:
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Cleaning terrazzo floors Traditionally known as Strip, Seal and Wax. Terrazzo is two parts marble chips in one part portland cement, 5/8" thick and ground to an 80 grit …finish. Wax and acrylic finishes have been used to seal and gloss terrazzo for the last 50 years. For the past ten years a new improved more environmental friendly process has been developed. No need for any type of sealent, polishing to the original stone finish looks feels and cleans better then the traditional strip seal and wax method. To get more information on this process and service visit boylanmarblerestoration.com we eliminate all the steps to come. Removing the old finish is the first step. Floor strippers (strong detergents) are available in hardware stores, janitorial supplys and tool rental outlets where you may rent floor scrubing machines along with all the accessories. Once the floor has been stripped, you will find stains that require more attention. A strong hydrogen peroxide will bleach organic and mineral stains. The most available source is your local salon or beauty supply. Purchase 40 volume cream developer used for bleaching hair. The peroxide must sit on the stain 8 hours for best results. Try a few test spots. Peroxide will not remove the oil based stains from petrolium products; carpets, pads and adhesives. If you are removing carpets, do not pull the tackstrip nails or drive them into the floor. In most cases, the nails are aluminum and will sheer off with a hammer and sharp chisle. Steal nails must be cut off using a grinder with a thin blade. Resealing and waxing by mopping on four thin coats of acrylic finish will give you a good foundation. Now you will be cleaning the finish not the floor. Use cleaners sparingly. Periodicly, remove the top coat and reapply another thin coat.
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I have spoken to a builder friend about this as we are wanting to remove our old terrazzo floor in the bathroom. He said you would need to jackhammer it out.... i am a l…ittle hesitant as the bathroom is on the 2nd floor of our home with hardwood floors beneath.. i have time to spend on it as we have another functional bathroom in the house, so i am planning on using a hammer and chisel to get it up.....
Answer It is a very time intensive process. Rent a floor scrubber with a sanding pad. Use the scubber to sand off the old finish. Vacuum the dust. Mop with clear wa…ter, but don't get it too wet. Let it dry completely. Apply stain and varnish (or a one step stain/varnish) that is suitable for wood floors.
How do you remove carpet tacking nails from the terrazzo floor without breaking the surface of the floor?
In order to retain terrazzo and minimize damage - I'm about to try this method as interpreted from Ross of Home Depot South Tampa: After removing the soft wood portion o…f the tacking strip away from the nails without disturbing the nails, (A) then clamp the nail with one of a variety of pliers available and gently to moderately forceful, twist each nail in place until the nail is loosened so that it can be pulled directly vertically without chipping or breaking the terrazzo/marble. Then fill nail hole with appropriate adhesive-filling is optional depending on desired appearance. (B) In some cases the nail may break, the remedy then is to cut the nail flush at floor level with special pliers (maybe $10) and then grind down (dremel) the nail flush to the floor and leave in place. The snap cutting of all the nails and grinding could avoid the twist method and minimize floor chipping and whole filling. Whichever method, it may be difficult to avoid some terrazzo chipping which may be cured by applying a selected sealant/adhesive, consider color and hardness desired. Start in an undesirable corner - thoughtful trial & error is progress and refinement.
You can use strippers and or aggresively grind the surface. The matrix of the terrazzo is a resin and strippers will usually not affect it. When putting something on a s…urface it is always a good idea to try it in an incospicuous area to make sure it will not harm it. Grinding may be a job for a professional but if you have expierence then it is rather easy.
HCL is very harmful acid then other acids but it is very effective cleaning agent especially for floor cleaning purposes. You can clean your floor with HCL by using these meth…ods: Put on acid resistant gloves, splash guard goggles or face shield, respirator, vinyl coveralls and rubber boots. Moisten the floor to be cleaned. Spray water to soak all grass and plants within 20 feet of the area of the floor to be cleaned. Pour one gallon of water into a 5-gallon plastic bucket. Add 12 ounces, 1 1/2 cups, of hydrochloric acid to the water. The ratio is 10 parts water to 1 part acid. Be sure to put the water in the bucket before adding the acid. Stir the acid water mixture with the long--handle scrub brush. Scrub the wall, sidewalk or patio with the acid mix the scrub brush holds. Do not pour acid mix on the floor surface. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Rinse the area with running water. Pour one gallon of water into a 2 gallon bucket and add 8 ounces, one cup, of ammonia. Spray or brush the ammonia mix liberally over the cleaned surface and immediate surroundings. Neutralize the remaining acid mix. Add another gallon of water to the 5-gallon plastic bucket of acid mix. Pour in baking soda while slowly adding another gallon of water. Continue to add baking soda and water until the fizzing stops. The neutralized mixture can be disposed of in a sink or storm drain.
Do you mean solid hardwood? You should not install 3/4" solid hardwood directly on top of terrazzo, or concrete or tile. Solid hardwood is supposed to be nailed into 3/4" plyw…ood. Now theoretically, you might be able to add 3/4" plywood in, if you can actually get it into the terrazzo. It is possible (but challenging) to add plywood into concrete using hilties, but it tends to be expensive and time consuming. Also, if you were to add plywood and solid hardwood, you would be raising your floor 1.5 inches. This may cause some height issues, especially for the doors (which might need to be shaved or replaced). If there is kitchen, this could cause height issues with appliances and/or cabinets. However, if you mean an engineered hardwood, it could be floated on top of the terrazzo. You put an underlayment underneath and then install the wood on top. If it is a clickable engineered wood, then you just click it in; if it isn't, then you would glue the joints together.
A floor mop has many benefits. You can actually get a deep down clean by using a floor mop versus many of the "easier" commercial alternatives. Be sure to purchase a qua…lity mop and change your mop water often.
There are a vast arrays of cleaners on the market, most DIY stores carry them. Without knowing what finish you have on the floor means we cannot give you definative replies ho…wever,; Choose a cleaner that is compatible with your type of wood finish. Picking the wrong kind of cleaner can leave your floor looking dull and dingy instead of shiny and clean.If you've got a polyurethane finish on your parquet floor, pick a cleaner made for finished wood floors-without a wax component.If you've got an older wood floor with a varnish or other finish, you can use an oil based product that will work with your finish.Using a soft cloth or a mop, clean the floor. Take special care with especially soiled areas.Even if you normally choose to mop the floor, you may want to get down on your hands and knees for the deepest clean between the tiles.After mopping, be sure to dry the floor and not let water sit on the surface. If water gets under the tiles, it can loosen the floor or expand the wood which leads to ugly cracks.Drying the wood floor will stop water spots from forming as the water evaporates from the wood surface. If the floor is really badly stained and marked it is sometimes better to hire in a floor sander and take off the surface back to the wood. This is ONLY as a final resort as you will then have to do every part of the fllor right to the edges and then clean off all debris and then start with a sealer, stainif needed, then a number of coats of a very good poly finish - you can wax it but this can take considerable times to dry and makes use difficult as its slippery