GENERAL OVERVIEW OF TERRAZZO

 

Explore the characteristics, history and benefits of an epoxy terrazzo floor.

What is Terrazzo?

 

Invented by Venetian mosaic workers in the 15th century, terrazzo is a highly versatile building material used in flooring, walls, countertops and other indoor and outdoor applications. Terrazzo can be either poured in place or set with precast. Terrazzo consists of marble, quartz, granite or glass chips combined with either an epoxy or cementitious binder. Today epoxy terrazzo serves as a green building material for use by general contractors and architects. Common places for terrazzo floors include universities, hospitals, airports, office lobbies, and other commercial properties.

Terrazzo Webinar

 

In our webinar “General Overview on Terrazzo”, learn more about TERRAZZCO Brand Products as well as basic information on terrazzo. We cover the following topics:

 

  • What is Terrazzo Flooring?
  • The History of Terrazzo
  • Types of Terrazzo Systems
  • Terrazzo Installation
  • Design and Color Options
  • Recommended Applications
  • Common Locations to Find Terrazzo

The presentation is educational in helping architects, interior designers, and building owners learn more about the building material. The webinar is recommended for newcomers interested in the building material and any construction building professional needing a quick overview when considering use for upcoming projects.

Brief History of Terrazzo

 

In the 15th century, Venetian construction workers re-used marble chips from previous jobs to form a flat surface for their terraces. Goat milk was applied as a sealer. Sealers protect the terrazzo floor. But it also emphasizes the colors and sheen of the terrazzo floor. Since its creation, advancements in technology have improved terrazzo methods dramatically. This includes transitioning from hand-held tools to electronic grinders and polishing machines. As a result, this allowed for faster and cost-effective installations and less stress on a terrazzo craftsman’s body.

 

Terrazzo was introduced in the United States in the late 18th century and rose to prominence in the 1920s. Famous landmarks like Mt. Vernon and the Hoover Dam are among the first buildings to incorporate terrazzo. In the 1970s, new developments in epoxy terrazzo created floor systems that were more versatile, high functioning and cost-effective. Epoxy terrazzo now offers a wide expansion of colors, with greater design flexibility to include intricate patterns or logo designs.

 

Today terrazzo emerges as a popular building material in many construction projects around the world.  Widely used for its timeless beauty and versatility, architects and designers also specify terrazzo for its sustainable features as well. For more information on terrazzo, visit either our blog section or visit the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association website at NTMA.com.

Why Choose Epoxy Terrazzo?

Longlasting Durability

Terrazzo floors are built to last, often lasting longing than the buildings itself. On average, an epoxy terrazzo floor can last 75 years if the floors are maintained throughout its lifecycle.

 

Endless Design Options

When working with epoxy terrazzo, there are many different design options that you can choose from. Choose between options for epoxy resin colors, aggregates, and divider strips that best meets your design needs.

 

Epoxy Color Selection

An advantage of installing an epoxy terrazzo floor includes its virtually endless color options. This means terrazzo contractors can match any color choice you request.

 

Ease of Maintenance

Terrazzo floors are easy to maintain throughout the material’s lifecycle. Terrazzo floors are antimicrobial and only require basic maintenance requirements to keep a terrazzo floor looking beautiful and brilliant for years.

Epoxy Terrazzo Floor
Epoxy Terrazzo Floor
Epoxy Terrazzo Floor

Epoxy Terrazzo Flooring Cost

 

Epoxy terrazzo is truly a cost-effective flooring material. In most cases, terrazzo has a long life cycle that lasts longer than the building itself. Terrazzo maintenance costs are lower than other flooring alternatives as well. This makes the material a worthwhile investment for many building owners. See how epoxy terrazzo compares to other building materials in the cost analysis chart below.

 

If you are in need of pricing specific to an upcoming project, then contact a Concord Terrazzo Company representative today to receive a quote: (704) 921-4928 or info@terrazzco.com

TERRAZZO Flooring Pricing Chart
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