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Is it Time for Terrazzo Repair?

Terrazzo floors are one of the oldest types of flooring still in use today, dating back hundreds of years to the Italian renaissance period. Originally manufactured using oddly-shaped marbles and rocks by Italian craftsmen, terrazzo floors have been created using a splendid range of stones and rocks over time. The popularity of terrazzo floors has withstood the test of time, with beautiful floors from every era still in existence today. The key to keeping terrazzo looking beautiful is to repair damage as soon as it occurs.

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Preparing for a Terrazzo Floor Restoration

Terrazzo floors are stunning and beautiful. If you take care of yours, it will maintain its splendor for many years down the road. However, even with the best care, your floors will eventually need to be restored.

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Get the Acid Concrete Look Without the Acid

If you’re thinking of staining the concrete floors in your home, chances are good you’ve looked into applying an acid stain. Acid stained concrete can create a unique and stunning look, one of the reasons for its growing popularity. This bold decorative concrete look is applied using a reactive acid stain that interacts with the concrete to create stunning patina, mottling, and veining floor looks.

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Maintaining Your Epoxy Floor

Epoxy floors are some of the most incredibly durable flooring available for your residential home or business today. If maintained properly, your epoxy floor will look as fantastic years from now as it does the day it is first installed. Epoxy floors work well for both commercial spaces and homes because they’re incredibly resistant to spills, stains, and even chemicals. At the same time, they’re also simple to care for and require very little maintenance compared to other flooring solutions like hardwood floors.

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What Natural Concrete Looks are Available for Polished Concrete?

Polished concrete floors are more popular than ever before. Once seen primarily in businesses and viewed as a flooring option better suited to industrial buildings than to home decor, concrete’s perception has begun to shift. More homeowners than ever are beginning to look to concrete flooring for its simple, clean appearance and understated elegance. At the same time, the popularity of polished concrete as a flooring solution for restaurants and stores has continued to grow.

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How Preparing the Floor Properly Ensures the Stain Will Look Great

There are many reasons polished and stained concrete is continuing to increase in popularity. This clean, elegant flooring uses the existing concrete already in a building to create a look that works well with a wide range of architectural styles. The result can be either minimalist and simple or bold and stunning, depending on the stain and level of shine. When you’re refinishing your concrete to stain it, the key to getting a beautiful and lasting result is proper floor preparation.

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What is Metallic Epoxy Flooring?

If you’re looking for a flooring option for your concrete floor base that will stand up to the test of time even in a high-traffic home, you may have heard epoxy is a very durable option. But chances are when you think of epoxy, you envision the older epoxy flooring that was popular in industrial settings in the middle of the twentieth century.

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Stunning Epoxy Looks for Your Bathroom Floor

There’s nothing like a beautiful bathroom to make a home feel inviting. Whether you’re creating the perfect guest space or a cozy haven to sink into a clawfoot tub with a good book and some chamomile tea, a bathroom is a room of comfort. That’s why your bathroom floor is just as important as the flooring in any other part of your home. Your bathroom floor should be durable but beautiful, creating an overall look that fits with the style of your decor and home.

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Revitalizing an Outdoor Patio from Start to Finish

A beautiful patio can be a fantastic place to enjoy the pleasant spring weather and cool summer evenings. Older patios, especially those poured more than forty years ago, can begin to look pretty rough from decades of concrete erosion and damage. Fortunately, you don’t have to tear them out completely to enjoy hanging out on your patio furniture this season.

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Four Great Reasons to Restore Your Natural Stone Floor

Stone flooring is one of the oldest flooring options in human history. Stone flooring dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians who used stone flooring cut from mountains to line their decadent palaces. It has been universally used and loved by a great many cultures since then for its timeless beauty and incredible strength.

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