What is Terrazzo?

What is Terrazzo?

Terrazzo is a composite material poured in place or precast which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite , glass or other suitable materials, poured with a cementitious binder, polymeric, or a combination of both. Metal strips divide sections, or changes in colour or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.

Terrazzo originates from Italy where around 500 years ago quarry workers used stone off-cuts for flooring in their own homes. At first, the finish was rough set and uneven but as methods progressed, the flexibility and benefits of terrazzo were recognized. Traditionally, terrazzo is composed of marble chippings and cement ground to a fine finish.

Terrazzo is the perfect solution for a wide variety of flooring requirements and our experience will ensure a superb surface for any flooring project. It is extremely durable and presents an ideal option for heavy use.

The material is available for, a wide range of standard colours or we can create a unique composition to your specification using traditional hand casting methods. Terrazzo is bespoke and can be designed to virtually match any desire design. Terrazzo is best suited for internal and external flooring, cladding, kitchen and vanity tops and bespoke uses.

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