TERRAZZO FLOORING INSTALLER IN Palm Desert
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. Terrazzo is cured and then ground and polished to a smooth surface or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.
Terrazzo floors are 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.
A Terrazzo floor has a long and rich history dating back to the renaissance and possibly further. During the renaissance Marble craftsmen brought home the scrap pieces of marble and laid them out on their terraces, sealing them with goat’s milk. Terrazzo has come a long way, but one thing remains constant, it is still one of the most beautiful and timeless floor options available.
Most modern terrazzo floors done in Palm Desert is typically thin section and can be cementitious which is cement with modifiers, but it is most often epoxy resin. Epoxy provides a stronger matrix and also is available in more vibrant colors than cement.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 a terrazzo floor 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 especially in climates such as Palm Desert.
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.
Components of Terrazzo
Terrazzo divider strips play an important role in the finish of terrazzo. They are used for joints to help control cracking, for pouring by helping maintaining consistent thicknesses, designs, dividing colors and patterns. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made from metals or plastic.