Case Study: Boots - Terrazzo Flooring Repairs & Diamond Polish

Refurbishing and diamond polishing 2000m2 of dull Terrazzo. Working nights, with staff interactions and in collaboration with our FM company

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Project Specifics

  • Size: 2000m2
  • Timescale: 4 weeks (Q4 2015)

Project Details - click images on right to zoom

Boots - Before - Manhole Trip Hazard

Before - Man Hole Trip Hazards

Manholes were raised above the floor, causing a H&S trip hazard. Boots requested we fix the floor levels of the manholes, so they could remove the tape.

Boots - Before - Damaged Tile

Before - Damaged Tiles

Tiles which have been chipped away, or damaged from displays/promotions.

Boots - Before - Plug Sockets

Before - Plug Sockets, Access Points etc

Disused plug sockets, access points and bolt holes needed to be removed & replaced with matching terrazzo

Boots - Existing Dull Floor

Before - Generally Dull Finish, Low Shine

Overall, the floor had lost the life/shine which we like to bring back in Terrazzo

During Repair - Breaking out damaged tiles

During - Cutting, Breaking Out

Cutting & breaking out damaged areas or full terrazzo tiles

During Repairs - Installing new precast terrazzo to damaged areas

During - Making Repairs

Installing bespoke precast tiles & terrazzo to damaged areas

During Cleaning - See before/during cleaning

During - Cleaning

See the before (top part) & during (bottom part) of photo. The existing floor finish appearing after cleaning with diamond polishing equipment

During Cleaning - Diamond Polishing Terrazzo

During - Diamond Polishing

Multiple passes using specialist diamond polishing equipment to help expose the existing floor finish. Working alongside Boots staff, managing interactions and ensuring H&S criteria fulfilled

Boots - After - Applying a high shine and protecting the floor

After - Applying a densifier and high shine

For the final stages, we applied a densifier to help protect the floor and finished off with a high grit diamond finish

Boots - After - Polished floor & entrance

After - Finished floor - Main Concourse

High shine floor visible for people passing by, improving the overall look of the store

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