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Old 06-19-2018, 06:52 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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There's no way your border collie is scratching the actual terrazzo. Keratin, which makes up your dog's claws is about a 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness while classic, concrete based terrazzo is a minimum of about 6. Even today's epoxy based thinner terrazzo is a minimum of over 4. Buildup of sealers, waxes and other finishing materials may be what is being scratched on your floors.

Well, what else is scratching up the floors? The floors were newly recut and sanded and polished when I bought the house. No scratches. The scratches have only appeared since I adopted the collie. The collie is an absolute hyper psychopath jumping and running back and forth all day long at anything that moves and any/all sounds. He has also scratched and dented up the hardwood floors in another part of the house. Nobody in my house wears heels or shoes that could scratch. And nobody has moved furniture across the floors.

2 + 2 still equals 4.

But I guess according to you, I must have a ghost dragging stilettos across the floors during the night!
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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Well, what else is scratching up the floors? The floors were newly recut and sanded and polished when I bought the house. No scratches. The scratches have only appeared since I adopted the collie. The collie is an absolute hyper psychopath jumping and running back and forth all day long at anything that moves and any/all sounds. He has also scratched and dented up the hardwood floors in another part of the house. Nobody in my house wears heels or shoes that could scratch. And nobody has moved furniture across the floors.

2 + 2 still equals 4.

But I guess according to you, I must have a ghost dragging stilettos across the floors during the night!
Not saying you aren't right about this, but I can't find any info out there about dogs or pets scratching up terrazzo. I have cats and they slip and slide on it but never leave any scratches. I have even moved furniture around and unless it is VERY heavy there is no real damage. I do wonder if it's the sealer or other finishing product that is being scratched....
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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Well, what else is scratching up the floors? The floors were newly recut and sanded and polished when I bought the house. No scratches. The scratches have only appeared since I adopted the collie. The collie is an absolute hyper psychopath jumping and running back and forth all day long at anything that moves and any/all sounds. He has also scratched and dented up the hardwood floors in another part of the house. Nobody in my house wears heels or shoes that could scratch. And nobody has moved furniture across the floors.

2 + 2 still equals 4.

But I guess according to you, I must have a ghost dragging stilettos across the floors during the night!
No, your ghost must be dragging something that is harder than the floor. Just as you can't scratch marble with your fingernail, your dog can't scratch your terrazzo with his. Do you have no sealer or wax on the floor at all?
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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I have 1960s terrazzo floors in my South Tampa home and they are all scratched up due to my 50 pound border collie. They DO NOT "hold up" to dogs. They scratch easily. They have to be re-polished and re-cut every 5 years.
Not only that but they are very slippery when wet.
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