Answers to some frequently asked questions:
YFF Terrazzo Maintenance Programs
Q: What is the basis for a maintenance schedule?
A: When your client or customer would perceive a difference in the floor’s appearance.
Q: What is done when maintenance is performed?
A: The floor is brought back up to par. If it’s on a regular maintenance schedule, this means possibly running a light diamond grit and applying layers of vitrification. For a floor that has gone over its regularly scheduled maintenance and has more wear, this means running additional diamond grits. Bringing up to par also includes removing acid etches or scratches in the floor that normal maintenance would not address.
Q: Why is Young Final Finish, LLC (YFF) able to keep maintenance costs so low?
A: We create a more dense surface on the floor which gives a better shine and extends the time between maintenance. We also do a true chemical conversion of the surface without wax additives that wear quickly and cause the floor to be slippery. Our people are able to determine the areas that need maintenance, but more importantly, the areas that DO NOT need maintenance.
Q: Will we have to shut down areas for maintenance to be performed?
A: No. We are used to working in environments where the traffic never stops. There are no cure times and our employees are always professional and courteous.
Q: Can maintenance be done on my floor even if YFF did not perform the original process?
A: Yes, if the process was done correctly. A lot of the time, the vitrification was done on a sub-par grind and polish job. These issues may need to be addressed in order to create a more dense surface.
Q: Will YFF help us in doing our own maintenance?
A: For in house staff, when it comes to applying the layers of vitrification. If you purchase chemicals and wool from us, we will act as a consultant on any terrazzo needs for your facility.
Q: Is there a difference between the maintenance on a cement terrazzo floor and maintenance on an epoxy terrazzo floor?
A: Yes. An epoxy terrazzo floor requires more frequent maintenance.
Q: What is the typical cost difference of using a vitrification finish instead of a sealed finish?
A: Industry standard is 75% of the cost of keeping a wax/sealed floor up to par. With YFF, it’s 50% of that cost. Note: Some areas require a sealed finish to protect from integrity loss.