Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bringing Terrazzo Back

There have been too many pictures that look like this in my house this year.

I moved furniture around when I re-did the master bedroom. Then I moved more furniture around to re-do Sun Kissed Boy #1's room (which is not completely done but at least has all it's furniture back). Now this past weekend we moved furniture some more to be able to rip out our floor.

At the beginning of the year, we had a leak in the kitchen that damaged the laminate floor. It's taken a while but I finally decided what I wanted for the new flooring. Back to the original terrazzo!

You read right, terrazzo. As in the floor of choice in the 50s through the early 70s. It was big in Florida anyway.

I am getting quotes from different companies to restore it. It needs more than just polishing due to years of re-flooring on top of it.

From what I've been told, they promise to make it look beautiful and sparkly again. I am keeping my fingers crossed. This is going way out of my comfort zone.

To restore it, seems to be the least expensive option. We can also save some money by tearing the current floor out ourselves (or have the minions kids do it).

The process should be done in a week. But finding a reputable company to do the work is a challenge. Feel free to e-mail me if you are local and know of a professional stoner. Oh, wait, that didn't sound right.

Also, if you have any tips on terrazzo, I'd love to hear from you. 
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Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I am looking forward to seeing it all done. I have no tips because I never heard of it before. I thought it was gonna be a recipe when I saw the title. hehehe

michelle said...

Oh what a big job to rip up flooring! The kids look like they are having fun tearing things apart though. :) I can't wait to see what it looks like all prettied up. I am not familiar with terrazzo flooring and I hope you find someone to help restore it.
xoxo

FinsFan said...

OMG ! Yanet..As i said before, I was born in Miami. Terrazo floors were all over the place in the 70s!
Our kitchen had terrazo, but the rest was carpeted over to cushion the blows of all us toddlers! LOL Happy Tuesday oxxo

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Looks like fun...I know my boys would love to rip up a floor (they already have unintentionally). Good luck with the restoration.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh i think it will look great and very floridian! and it looks like it will be easier to take care of and clean!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think it will look GREAT! I hope you can find someone to restore it for you.

You should hire out your minions. It looks like they do good work!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I grew up with terrazzo. We had it in our family room. Well, probably the whole house but it was covered in icky carpet. Yours is a really pretty color. I think it will look great!