Save Time and Money with Terrazzo Overlay
Because terrazzo can be poured over most surfaces, contractors can save on cost and time to demolition a floor and pour a new concrete slab. It can be poured directly over an existing surface as long as the underlying substrate is strong and structurally sound. The only situations where a terrazzo overlay shouldn’t be poured over an existing floor is when the floor is a soft material like carpet, vinyl or VCT, and when a tile is loose or broken.
Pouring epoxy terrazzo over existing flooring is fast and easy. Installers can trowel the material one day, let the terrazzo cure overnight, and polish it the next day. Because epoxy terrazzo contains zero VOCs with no off-gassing it is safe to keep facilities open for business while the installation is ongoing.
In addition to its easy installation, pouring epoxy terrazzo over the existing surface is environmentally-friendly. This process prevents discarded floor materials from ever reaching landfills and avoids energy use and silica dust exposure.
So the next time you are determining whether you have room in your budget to include epoxy terrazzo flooring, ask yourself “Can it be poured over the current substrate?” In doing so, you can cut construction costs making room in your budget for a terrazzo floor that will last the lifetime of any building structure.