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The Holidays are Upon us in Delray

On my way back from visiting family for Thanksgiving, I thought I would stop and see the lights of the area’s Colonial Floor Care has been serving for 2 decades. Living for a short time in Del Ray Beach I thought I would start there. Feeling like many in the area about getting ready for recieving Family and friends to a festive, inviting home, my first thoughts go to the cleaning and decoarating I will be doing. As much as I love to decorate for the Season, I feel the same dislike for the deep cleaning I and most people do at this time of year. So using Colonial to shine up the Terrazzo and granite conter top in my home is the become one of my traditions here in South Florida. At Colonial we can help with the ‘cleaning” and let you enjoy decorating and preparing for the festivities with family and friends

New Trends in Concrete

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Along with terrazzo restoration, and marble and granite polishing, Colonial Floor Care offers innovative treatments for concrete floors, countertops, stairs and garage floors!

One of the most sought after innovations in concrete treatments is acid staining. Acid staining offers you many colors and textures for your home design. The chemicals used are non-toxic. The acid stain creates a chemical reaction with the concrete surface, changing its chemical composition and making it less porous (sealed) and more durable. The color possibilities are endless!

Concrete can also be polished without adding color, to achieve a marble-like appearance with a high shine. Concrete is such an environmentally friendly material that we highly recommend that you highlight it as a building material in your home. Besides being non-toxic, natural and readily available, concrete is also recyclable.

Give Colonial Floor Care a call today for more information and a free estimate!

Terrazzo In Venice

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Recently, we traveled to Venice, Italy. We were amazed at the beauty of the city. some of the many treasures we viewed were the ancient terrazzo floors. The craftsmen who made these floors were true masters. They employed precision mixing techniques and high artistic sensitivity such that these floors were each unique and beautiful, still as vibrant and strong today as they were hundreds of years ago!

Why do we explore these knds of historical terrazzo floors? At Colonial Floor Care, we are interested in the history, design elements, composition and technical aspects of terrazzo. When you hire us to restore your terrazzo floors, we will not only give you the highest quality care for you precious terrazzo floors, we will do so with great consideration for it particular design history- usually Mid-Century Modern in South Florida.

We will use the latest, most effective restoration techniques insuring that your terrazzo floors will be well sealed with a high shine-and that they will last fr a very long time. All of our methods and materials are also non-toxic. We have made a serious study of these floors and have developed green, toxic chemical free methods and materials so that your home remains healthy long after the restoration. We know about cleaning terrazzo!

We specialize in terrazzo cleaning, marble flooring, granite, concrete polishing, travertine- all aspects of floor and natural stone care.

Call Colonial Floor Care today for terrazzo restoration service that simply better than any other in South Florida! We serve Miami, dade, Broward, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach

Cleaning Terrazzo

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Today we are featuring two of our videos- one whose subject is cleaning terrazzo, and another that illustrates another service we offer, concrete staining.

When we talk about terrazzo cleaning, we usually mean restoring, repair and polishing. As terrazzo ages, the sealer that it was coated with originally will yellow. Stains will develop, as well as cracks and pit holes. To properly clean it, it must be stripped by grinding it with course grinding heads, and then polished using a finer grade grinding head, much like when sanding wood, we begin with a course sandpaper and progress to a finer grade.

In this video, we are actually seeing a newly installed terrazzo floor, which is rather rare these days. You will notice, however, that instead of a toxic sealer, that will yellow with time, Colonial Floor Care uses a sophisticated grinding method that seals the floor, creating a durable, shiny surface, without the use of toxic chemicals.

Next we have concrete staining. This is also a non-toxic process that adds luxurious color to your concrete floor at an exceptionally reasonable price. After the stain is applied to achieve the color of your choice, the concrete floor is polished, leaving a delicious shine!

Call Colonial Floor Care – the stone care specialists- today to set up a free estimate!

We serve Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, including Miami and Ft Lauderdale..

Marble Polishing When is the time right?

If you are lucky enough to have Marble or granite for your contertop or floors, congratulations!  This type of stone surface, like Terrazzo, not only brings added beauty and increase worth to your investment.  It is also an Eco friendly surface.  Marble has been used for centuries as a medium for building and art.  It has survived the centuries in Greece and Rome where these stone were used.

Today, we are able to easily  erase away the dullness and scratches that comes eventually especially in high traffic areas of the Marble.  How ever this material is soft and porous and easily scratched if not sealed properly when installed. Counter tops that are also all the rage in today’s designs, can become stained and scratched also.  Proper maintenance of these surface by cleaning properly every day and especially if there is anything spilled on the surface that could stain, it should be cleaned up immediately. To Clean on a daily basis, wipe with a clean, soft cloth after wetting with warm water and a gentle detergent.  Acidic liquids, such as citrus juices can easily scratch Marble.  They must be blotted up as soon as possible.  Even a diligent house keeper will find that the Marble surface will need a professional polishing and sealing.

We at Colonial Floor Care have over 20 years of experience to help you, the home owner; polish the dullness away!  So call or go online and ask for your free estimate or call us at 305 731-2242 to have one of our trained Craftsman come and discuss your individual needs.  For the cost of covering up that Marble, we can restore it like new!

Tips for Cleaning Your Terrazzo!

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If you have Terrazzo or any other stone material you will need to take the time to maintain this surface to keep the shine and durability fora  longer time.  However, there will come a time that your surface will need some professional help, and that is where Colonial Floor and Stone Care will be there to answer all your Terrazzo cleaning and Restoration needs.  We at Colonial Floor and Stone Care, will come out and give you a FREE estimate by our Skilled Craftsman.  You will find it can be quite affordable to restore your Terrazzo Floor back to it’s original shine.  Call us at 305-731 -2242.  You can also do an ONLINE Estimate.  If you have any other stone needs, such as Marble & Granite polishing or even Concrete restoration,polishing and Acid staining, our company has the experience any home owner would want when deciding on their individual home projects.  For All of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties you can count on your Terrazzo Restoration to be done right!

Terrazzo is good for the whole Family even our Pets!

Terrazzo is very popular in South Florida, because of its durability, shine and the beauty it brings to a home. As well as being a Green material along with other stone products such as Marble, Granite and Slate. These are other materials homeowners are choosing for their homes.  Terrazzo is  easily maintained, this surface can take a beating. Many Pet owners would prefer to have a stone or concrete floor rather than carpet or wood flooring.

However over time your floor may start to look dull or may have had some scratches or chips.  This is when the homeowner may need to have a professional come in and bring your Terrazzo back to it’s original beauty!  We at Colonial Floor and Stone Care have the expertise and over 20 years of satisfied customers to help you with all of your cleaning and restoration needs.  Please call us at 305-731-2242 and let our Skilled Craftsman come and explore the possiblities of cleaning and restoring your Terrazzo and stone.

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