Hi. I have not tried the Monkey pads on terrazzo, but, last fall we polished a residential concrete floor and, whereas I have always gone to 1500 grit diamonds, this time I used the new Ameripolish process which is to take it to 800 grit diamond, burnish with a 1500 monkey pad or similar, then apply two  very thin coats of surelock sealer and then burnish again with 3000 grit monkey pad. Amazing shine. Considering that the matrix in the terrazzo is harder to shine up than the marble, I would think this would work well. Both Ameripolish and DCP have good YouTube videos showing the process. Just ignore the staining part. Not sure how the epoxy would react differently than a cementious matrix.   The one thing the concrete guys always stress is a good autos run ing between homes in order to eliminate the fine loose grit that will screw up the next step.

On Friday, June 1, 2012, stuart rosen <mail@stoneshine.com> wrote:
> Sorry Jason
> Hope I didn't screw you up to bad-I neglected to mention(as John Stated) to be careful crystallizing on the whites. We always test first(in anything we do) what the results will be.If you do begin to blacken the floor a little 5x will fix it right up.We also run our 3000 pad dry on the klindex machine but in the future I will use Fred's idea of the burnisher. We do a large building where the white epoxy terrazzo and the crystallizer get along. I have done other floors where they havent but it hasnt been white floors only. Sometimes crystallizer just doesnt work well-maybe it is due to moisture or other factors. It never really mattered as we allways find a way to get the job completed and move onto the next job.
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM, john jackson <kcstoneguy@yahoo.com> wrote:
> i just polished an epoxy terrazzo countertop today with incredible results. i went to 400 with the diamonds, wet. then 800 and 1500 dry with the vortex pads (like monkey and twister pads) at very high rpm with a hand polisher..looked incredible..this had glass and mirror chips with black matrix..the high speed really brought the color out..
> From: Jason Francis <jfrancis@marbleglow.com>
> To: Restoration and Maintenance <sccpartners@stoneandtilepros.com>
> Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 2:50 PM
> Subject: RE: [sccpartners] Epoxy Terrazzo
> Fred,
> That's worth a try. A 1500 grit monkey? I brought resins to 800. Will it shine marble and epoxy evenly? As is the epoxy has much more reflection than the marble.
> Crystallizer tends to darken the white floor, and sort of makes it look dirty, mostly because the stones pop.
> Powder polish looked incredible, and gave the floor an even shine. It is just alot of work.
> Thanks!
> Jason
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 1, 2012, at 11:05 AM, Fred Hueston <fhueston@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jason 
> I have a trick for expoxy terrazzo that will pop and unbelieve shine without the use of powders or crystallizer. If you can get hold a high speed burnisher simple use a monkey pad or any of those type pads and the shine will pop. You can rent a burnisher if you dont have one
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:36 AM, John Freitag <jfreitag@thestoneandtileschool.com> wrote:
> Jason,
> We have light colored epoxy and cement based terrazzo in our training center and we can get a great shine and finish after 400 diamonds and if we want some additional shine then lightly and I mean lightly crystallize the floor.
> The biggest mistake on terrazzo is that everyone want to start honing terrazzo and a 120 or 220. If the terrazzo has never been at a natural polish the stone needs to be started at a least a 50 grit the then honed up. Over years of  stripping and waxing floors on cement based terrazzo floor the cement will break become lower than the marble chips and you need to get the marble chips and the cement honed down to the same level. If you don’t achieve a good cut on the first grind you can hone as high as you want and you will never get the great finish you want .
> On epoxy terrazzo normally the installer left the floor at a 80 to 120 grit  and to achieve the great shine and clarity on the terrazzo you need to make first cut the most important cut to achieve the great shine and clarity. If the first cut does not remove all the scratches
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> Stu Rosen
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