External Pavers at National Portrait Gallery Canberra

Renowned Terrazzo pavers by Terrazzo Australian Marble are the perfect and beautiful solution to your outdoor applications. Just recently the National Portrait of Gallery Canberra commissioned Terrazzo Australian Marble to supply, fabricate and install its external paving requirement. The stunning outcome of this special project has received numerous accolades for its functional yet simple eye-catching design. It was completed with a honed finish just like any other project as its standard finish. It is hermetically pressed for durability so water and other liquids will not seep into the material.  And to reaffirm there is no other external paver out in the market that is as easy to clean and maintain as terrazzo pavers.

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For all intents and purposes, Terrazzo Pavers are extremely hard-wearing and can easily handle all types of extreme weather and outdoor conditions effortlessly while at the same time offering easy cleaning and maintenance to its owner. Terrazzo significantly provides a classy look to any property, one of the many reasons why most high-end establishments utilise this specific flooring system for their outdoor spaces. Terrazzo Australian Marble, one of Australia’s well-known marble and terrazzo supplier and fabricator has been in the forefront of coming up with new approaches for the uses of terrazzo and have come up with a wide range of external terrazzo paver designs which are hermetically pressed to come up with a highly durable tile that will surely withstand the onslaught of the elements; come rain, sun or snow for years and years to come. Unique and colourful, Terrazzo Pavers unanimously add a touch of difference unique in every installation it is applied to big or small. Continue reading “External Pavers at National Portrait Gallery Canberra”

Terrazzo Upkeep

Minor upkeep to say the least! Like eating delicious Aussie meat pie! Terrazzo is so easy to maintain and clean all you literally need is a mop or a cloth rag and a good cleaning solution to do the job and presto you’re done! With the widest range of beautiful and durable and long lasting terrazzo products available around that can be manufactured such as Tiles, In situ, Pavers, Precast such as Steps and Risers, Skirting, Wall Panels, Coving, Kitchen and Work Area Benchtops, Columns and Public Furniture, Engineered Stone Partitions and Terrazzo Partitions for Toilet and Shower, Vanity Tops and Urinal Screens, certainly a fast and easy and inexpensive way to clean and maintain terrazzo is a most welcome development any way one looks at it.  

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Well known terrazzo building materials or precast elements effortlessly bring out the elegance in the creative design it has been applied to in a building, now keeping that in mind it is assuredly a great consequence that with the kind of magnificence that it brings out to the building or house, maintaining this wonderful material like new is just as easy as it can always be with just a sweep of a mop or a swipe of a handy cloth rag! Continue reading “Terrazzo Upkeep”

Terrazzo tiles is the ideal flooring system for commercial and retail spaces

Terrazzo tiles are easy to maintain, high-impact resistant and durable. Retail and Commercial business owners are secure in the knowledge that by utilizing terrazzo tiles in their business venues they have one of the best flooring systems existing in the planet!

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First of all let us distinguish between “Retail Space and Commercial Space” and put everything in proper perspective.

“Retail space” is the last stop in the business sequence of events. This is the most important area where sellers or merchants sell their products directly to their customers or clients. Think restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, convenience stores and specialty shops among a host of other retailers. Retail spaces are highly desirable if there is a large amount of foot traffic around. Most of the times these are located near what is called in marketing parlance as “anchor” stores where people normally would go to– such as grocery stores or shopping centres which immensely help to increase much needed foot traffic for your business.

Retail space differs from commercial space (industrial or office space) in a manner that a retail space’s emphasis is more on product display and customer accommodation. Retail businesses, sellers and merchants usually create or find retail spaces in single-standing buildings, in malls or the main streets of busy commercial areas. Airports, school campuses, subways, sports arenas, hospitals, train stations and other places that regularly experience heavy foot traffic also have retail space significance. One has to keep in mind that ample parking is very important for you customers to park. The accessibility of the parking lot and your visibility as well, that is can you place a signage out in front and whether those passing by can see your business. Continue reading “Terrazzo tiles is the ideal flooring system for commercial and retail spaces”

Beautifully crafted Steps and Stairs

You may not even be thinking of a grand staircase project but Terrazzo Australian Marble can come up with any design you want for your steps and stairs. Simply provide us your concept design and let us create it with your grand intentions in mind!

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Terrazzo precast steps and stairs are perfect for even the most extreme high foot traffic areas because one will always get that high-impact resistance without compromising the safety of those regularly using the stairs and steps. This is without question one of the safest flooring steps and stairs systems for the modern residential and commercial installations that one can use for both indoor and outdoor applications. These easy-to-fit precast stairs and steps can easily be installed in schools, train stations, airports, bus stations, shopping mall areas, commercial buildings, sports arenas and stadiums, museums or even public buildings. You can always have all the options to play with the design and the colour that you want with your specially crafted steps and stairs.

While it is commonly acknowledged in the construction business that a poured material typically allows for endless possibilities there are a few times Terrazzo stairs are occasionally cast in place but they are more frequently installed as precast elements. Whatever the substrate one chooses to use for a specific project whether it be concrete or metal terrazzo, there are now new procedures that can be utilised to create beautiful custom made stair treads and risers which are cast specifically to one’s project needs. There is an abundance of various tread and tread riser designs available out in the market.  These tread designs can be fashioned out to either be self-supporting or fully supported designs according to how you prefer it, which of course is done with the proper consultation with our company safety engineers as to the designs’ do ability and safety. Even the tread thickness of the stairs and risers are design adapted based on the length of the tread you need with the correct thickness that which is required by the project. To think that terrazzo precast elements offer an unlimited colour palette that allow you and anyone else to match any paint colour of the building interior or exterior and mix and match different types of the various aggregates as well as the desired size of the aggregate to be used.  Amazingly, terrazzo if used as a construction material for your steps and stairs will provide you an adaptable precast element that affords you an abundance of creative options as well! Continue reading “Beautifully crafted Steps and Stairs”

Oh the choices!

The colours of the rainbow and a lot more! The selections are limitless and you can even opt to have one created for your particular requirement. Terrazzo offers that much colour on the table so you can enjoy the designs you want in your terrazzo tiles, in situ, pre casts, pavers, partitions and outdoor furniture.

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Once you have decided on the design concept that you want and the material to be used one usually picks the colour scheme one desires for that overall look and design of their homes, building structures or businesses (Restaurant, Specialty Shop/Store or the Company floor) or even the patio, the walkway or swimming pool area. Your colour choice can either highlight or tone down the ambience of your place, office, and your chosen pre-fabricated elements.

For terrazzo tiles, it should be laid, grouted and machine polished on site. It creates a seamless floor with the grout level with the tile. The finishes can be any of the following: Sealed Polished Finish – the standard finish to commercial retail projects. The floor is ground on site and a protective shiny sealer is applied to the floor. This sealer is maintained to ensure that the floor always looks like the day it was handed over. Machine Polished Finish – the floor is ground and machine polished on site with a penetrating sealer applied. This type of finish is appropriate for low traffic areas. Honed Anti Slip Finish – the floor is ground on site to a honed finish. If non slip texture is required a non-slip additive is added to the manufacturing process that will not easily wear off.  Light colours are not recommended for this type of finish and the use of epoxy grout is recommended.

For in situ terrazzo, which is the premium flooring product on the market, it is poured on site for a true seamless finish. This type of terrazzo also employs the finishes of terrazzo tiles as enumerated above. Continue reading “Oh the choices!”