How to Clean Terrazzo Countertops

How to Clean Terrazzo Countertops?

Nothing speaks volumes than a clean kitchen or bathroom. In fact, cleanliness is often associated with good health. By emptying the trash, sweeping the floors or wiping down the counters, you are one step away from a cleaner space. At Concord Terrazzo Company, our precast shop design terrazzo countertops for commercial and residential spaces using our line of TERRAZZCO® Brand epoxy and aggregates. Today we’ll elaborate on how to clean terrazzo countertops properly.

Terrazzo is a composite material that is made from either marble, quartz, recycled glass and other aggregates, then mixed and poured with an epoxy binder. Once the material is ground and polished, it creates a smooth surface suitable for any space.

Precast Terrazzo Kitchen Countertop

Besides its durability and design, terrazzo is known for its ease of maintenance. While terrazzo does not require much cleaning, the material does require proper care throughout the years. Here’s a helpful guide to maintain a terrazzo countertop:

Tip #1: Avoid Harsh Cleaners and Sealers

In most cases, you are able to wipe down a countertop with a soft cloth. Some people decide to use special cleaners to help clean up messes. In this case, we highly suggest if you do use a cleaner, use a cleaner at a neutral pH level. In all situations, avoid products like:

-Polish removers

– Tile and drain cleaners and/or detergents

-Paint removers

-Abrasive cleaners

-Other acidic products, such as products with vinegar or lemon juice contents

By using products with acidic content, you can damage the terrazzo countertop surface.

Tip #2: Clean any spills immediately

Accidents do happen. As a result, it is best to clean up a spill or potential stains right away. Spills that are left unattended can alter the surface’s appearance.

Tip #3: Avoid rough fabrics or metal scourers to clean a terrazzo surface

When removing a stain or spill, it is best to use soft materials to clean the surface. By using a rough fabric, it is more likely that the surface will receive scratches.

Tip #4: Avoid Waxes

A certain shine can add a unique look to countertops. Sometimes people will add a wax to a countertop’s surface, thinking the wax will give the surface a nice polish. Waxes should be avoided for a good reason: bacteria prevention. Bacteria can build up from wax residue, leaving more health risks in your kitchen or bathroom.

Tip #5: Clean countertops frequently

We recommend cleaning a terrazzo countertop daily to remove dust particles. Dust and other residue can act as an abrasive and eventually cause small scratches on the surface. Take a soft cloth and give your countertops a quick clean. This will allow your countertops to prolong its appearance and longevity.


Have questions about maintaining a terrazzo surface or interested in designing your very own countertop? Then contact a Concord Terrazzo representative today at (704) 921-4928 or info@terrazzco.com to receive more information.

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