What Is Terrazzo?

Terrazzo is a building material that is mixed and poured in place for floor and walls. It consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable chips, mixed and poured with a binder.

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What's the difference from epoxy/cement Terrazzo, what colors does terrazzo come in or how do I pick a color? These Questions and More Answered by Professional Installers.

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What is

Terrazzo

MATERIALS USED
Terrazzo is a mosaic floor consisting of aggregate chips, such as marble, bound together with a matrix binder, such as cement. Which is then honed and polished together and sealed, creating a beautiful and lasting floor.
MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
The long life cycle and ability to rehabilitate Terrazzo at the end of its life cycle make Terrazzo the most sustainable floor option available. Recycled aggregate can also be utilized for Earth friendly construction.

Where Terrazzo

is used

Almost anywhere and the advantages of this material over conventional cementitious terrazzo includes more and better design options, such as selections of colors.

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Maintenance

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what-is-terrazzo-materials-used-maintenance-cleaning The long life cycle and ability to rehabilitate Terrazzo at the end of its life cycle make Terrazzo the most sustainable floor option available. Recycled aggregate can also be utilized for Earth friendly construction.

Cleaning and maintaining of terrazzo is simple and inexpensive. It is typically cleaned no different than any other hard surface. There are many ways to maintain terrazzo for long term maintenance.

High performance sealers can be used that can be scrubbed and buffed over long periods of time. Also floors waxes can be used to revitalize new or existing terrazzo. Terrazzo craftsmen create walls, floors, patios, and panels by exposing marble chips and other fine aggregates on the surface of finished concrete or epoxy-resin.
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Terrazzo

Sustainability

what-is-terrazzo-sustainability Today, most of the terrazzo installed is both poly acrylate and epoxy terrazzo. The advantages of this material over conventional cementitious terrazzo includes more and better design options, such as selections of colors.

They can be applied as thin as ¼”-⅜” in thickness, is lighter weight, faster to install, higher strength, and less susceptibility to cracking. Epoxy resin–based terrazzo should only be used for interior applications. Epoxy-based terrazzo will fade from U.V exposure.

Polyacrylate based terrazzo is U.V stable and can be installed to the exterior as well as the interior. Any aggregate like marble blends, mother of pearl blends which is abalone crushed shells, recycled aggregates like glass, porcelain, concrete, and metal can be used in both terrazzo types.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What colors does terrazzo come in or how do I pick a color?

Depending on the type of terrazzo, it can be just about any color. Pick a matrix/binder color from a paint color fan deck. The aggregate can be selected from a wide variety of aggregates. Contact us if you need help with this process.
2

Can all terrazzo floors be repaired?

Yes, they are made of epoxy or cement materials with various aggregates such as marble, glass etc. It is recommended to find a contractor that knows how to work with color and resins for perfect match. This takes great skill.
3

How often does terrazzo need to be replaced?

A terrazzo floor generally lasts the life of a building. Unlike other flooring systems such as tile, vinyl flooring or carpet, terrazzo will not wear out and require replacement. Terrazzo has been around for 100’s of years.
4

What are the maintenance requirements for terrazzo?

Terrazzo is simple to maintain. Requiring occasional sweeping, mopping, and buffing. Periodic resealing of a terrazzo floor is recommended to maintain a better looking floor.
5

Can a crack that runs across one side of the floor be filled in?

Yes. When a concrete foundation settles, the foundation can crack. The crack can be filled with a matching resin color, grinding it down smooth and restored to a like new appearance.

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