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Keep Your Terrazzo Floors Beautiful

3. Some blue inks respond to a treatment of strong ammonia water solution applied on a layer of cotton.

Lipstick

  • 1.

    Use a liquid detergent and warm water.

  • 2.

    *Lay an absorbent cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide directly over stain; put an ammonia-saturated cloth on top of this.

Paint

  • 1.

    Use a liquid detergent and warm water.

  • 2.

    Pour solvent on spot. Rub with clean, soft

cloth.

Rust

1. Apply a poultice made by mixing one part sodium citrate crystals to six parts water, mixed thoroughly with an equal amount of glycerin. Mix with whiting to form a paste stiff enough to stick to the surface in a thick coat. Allow to stand several days. Repeat process if stain remains.

Soft Drinks

1. *Lay an absorbent cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide directly over stain; put an ammonia-saturated cloth on top of this.

Tobacco

  • 1.

    Try lemon juice in water.

  • 2.

    *Lay an absorbent cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide directly over stain; put an ammonia-saturated cloth on top of this.

3. Apply a poultice of abrasive powder and hot water.

4. Treat with equal parts of alcohol and glycerine.

Urine

1. Apply a poultice of abrasive powder and hot water.

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2. *Lay an absorbent cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide directly over stain; put an ammonia-saturated cloth on top of this.

Sources

The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc., Terrazzo: Specifications, Details, Technical Data

Publications of The Florida Terrazzo Association:

"How to Maintain Terrazzo Floors"

"Proper Maintenance will Provide a Lifetime of Service and Beauty for Your Terrazzo Floors"

Publications of the American Hotel and Restaurant Association:

"A Guide to Floor Toppings"

"Floors and Floor Maintenance"

Floors — Care and Maintenance Facilities Handbook, Series S-3 (Rev.). A Publication of the Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. (1962)

Ferguson, James C. "How to Maintain Terrazzo Floors," The American City (January, 1967)

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