Seamless Terrazzo Finishes for Commercial Buildings

 

A seamless terrazzo floor finish takes aggregates combined with a two-part epoxy resin and is ground, polished, and sealed. A seamless epoxy terrazzo floor is far superior to cementitious terrazzo or terrazzo tile systems because the epoxy binds the material together to create a highly durable surface. Epoxy terrazzo is favored over cementitious terrazzo systems for several reasons. Seamless epoxy terrazzo provides greater design flexibility, high compressive and tensile strengths, and is less susceptible to surface cracks than cementitious terrazzo.

 

Over 90% of terrazzo installations in commercial buildings today are epoxy-based. TERRAZZCO EZPour Epoxy 158 can withstand areas with heavy foot traffic without wearing down or cracking. Because a seamless terrazzo floor is durable, it provides building owners a floor finish that will last the lifetime of any building structure, which helps them save time and costs to repair or replace their flooring systems for years.

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Why Grout is an Issue

 

A seamless terrazzo floor has no grout lines. It is a continuous flooring surface laid out by divider strips. Divider strips are used to control joints or to call for a change in color transition. Unlike seamless terrazzo, terrazzo tiles have grout lines. This is problematic for several reasons. Dirt and bacteria can accumulate in the grout joints, making the terrazzo tile look outdated or unsanitary years after the initial install. Grout joints also produce noise, commonly heard with people strolling luggage at the airport or pushing a cart down a hallway.  A seamless terrazzo floor is installed at an even level making it easy for people to walk across the floor with no difficulties. But take for instance people using walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs in a hospital setting, the presence of grout joints can cause them to trip and fall or feel discomfort as they move from one area of the building to another. A seamless terrazzo floor solves many issues commonly associated with traditional flooring systems.

Bacteria and Maintenance for Seamless Terrazzo Floors

 

A poured-in-place terrazzo system keeps facilities in the best sanitary conditions. That is because terrazzo has outstanding stain and chemical resistance due to its epoxy binder. No bacteria, mold, and mildew will ever grow on a seamless terrazzo floor, making facilities healthier for its occupants. Terrazzo floors are easy to clean as well. Daily dust mopping and weekly damp mopping will remove any dirt or debris tracked into the building.  There’s no need to use harsh cleaners or waxes to enhance the beauty of the terrazzo floor as well. An epoxy terrazzo floor’s colors will never fade and will continue to shine through the years with only a few steps required for proper care.

Seamless Terrazzo
Seamless Terrazzo

Quick Installation

 

Epoxy thin-set terrazzo has a quick curing time. For large commercial projects, a seamless terrazzo floor can be installed quickly and consistently in a matter of days, while allowing other trades to complete their tasks at the same time. TERRAZZCO EZPour Epoxy 158 can be manufactured to an architect’s design requirements, with custom color mixed in under two weeks and delivered for contractors to install.  The capability to manufacture any epoxy resin color in a short amount of time helps architects and contractors shorten the installation duration. This is a much faster process than working with material suppliers that require extended lead times to develop a product. Invest in a flooring system that is hassle-free and meant to last.