Design tops it all with Terrazzo

In every large or small terrazzo installation, the distinct design as seen through the eyes of those who will appreciate and experience the structure is of utmost importance. The intricate details carried through the imaginative designs make Terrazzo Marble stand out further while complementing the existing installations around it.

First of all let’s make it clear right from the start, modern terrazzo design is practically limitless! And, when we say limitless, it IS UNLIMITED! Unlike the olden times, Terrazzo has transformed with the minds of its users and is no longer used just for floor tiles. In fact terrazzo-inspired designs have once again come to the fore of modern design! With the boom of modern influence in every nook and cranny, the humble terrazzo has been utilized to more than its expected potential by creative individuals, and with beautifully unexpected results. Let us explore the basics of terrazzo tile and see what we’re missing!

Originally terrazzo only consisted of leftover marble shards suspended in clay during the 15th century and was used by the early marble craftsmen who built the terraces (from where the name terrazzo originated) of Venice. Most of the terrazzo floors still exist until today! Now terrazzo flooring has evolved to include a wide range of materials that are mixed with an assorted and limitless cumulative combination of colours from its various aggregates (A mixture of cement or epoxy terrazzo, marble aggregates, various colors of recycled and virgin glass can now be fully utilized, including but not limited to recycled mirror glass, bottle glass, plate glass and recycled porcelain and pigments that it is mixed in with). To top it all off, one can now even mix and match any color preference that is specially made to your taste! Think of all the combinations, be a 21st century Picasso! Continue reading “Design tops it all with Terrazzo”

The ABCD of Terrazzo, what you need to know

A- Artistic. B- Beautiful. C- Colourful. D- Durable.

The possibilities are limitless! That is the first thing you need to know about this brilliant construction material. For hundreds of years Terrazzo has aptly demonstrated why it has become the tile flooring material of choice in the most enduring and most beautiful structures around the world.  Since it was first discovered and used by Venetian workers in Europe centuries ago, Terrazzo use has spread all over the world because of its innate beauty and permanence.

Artistic. Terrazzo as a construction material has proven that creative use of it has no boundaries! This dazzling material is now highly used as a striking canvass to show intricate company logos in business offices and works of art by avant garde artists, and as room or building centerpieces by most renowned interior designers and architects around the world! Only one’s creative imagination and exploring mind is the limit to what one wants to create with terrazzo.

Beautiful. Terrazzo is beautiful anyway one looks at it! Its brilliance transcends the ages. Whatever finish whether a Sealed Polished Finish which is the standard finish recommended for commercial retail projects for terrazzo. The terrazzo floor is ground on site and a protective shiny sealer is applied to the surface floor. The sealer is maintained to ensure that the glossy floor always looks like new and like the day it was first handed over. Machine Polished Finish, where the terrazzo floor is ground and machine polished on site with a penetrating sealer applied for added durability. This finish is suitable for low foot traffic areas. Honed Anti Slip Finish, where the terrazzo floor is ground on site to a honed finish, and if a non-slip finish is needed a non-slip additive is added to the manufacturing process. The use of epoxy grout is highly recommended as its special sealant. Continue reading “The ABCD of Terrazzo, what you need to know”

Your Business Logo Etched in In situ Terrazzo: Strong as can be!

Thinking of incorporating your business or company logo onto your office premises? No problem with In situ Terrazzo! With a wide range of amazing colours you can be rest assured that even a special trademark colour mix of your own and even the exact design of your logo can be achieved and replicated by our highly experienced craftsmen. With the advanced waterjet technology, in situ terrazzo is perfect for incorporating logos, terrazzo art, shapes and colours.   What more, and importantly it is impressing upon your clients that your business is strong as a rock since your logo is carved on long-lasting Terrazzo, one of the strongest man-made construction materials available in the planet!

In situ Terrazzo is the finest quality flooring product around which is poured on site for a true seamless finish. This is basically the traditional terrazzo finish seen in most shops and houses throughout Venice, the birthplace of terrazzo. Considered by many builders and contractors to be the ultimate in long lasting seamless flooring, traditional in situ terrazzo floors are fabricated with bonded stone chips and Portland cement. In situ Terrazzo is a composite material poured in place which is usually used for flooring where there is high foot traffic because of its durability. Consisting of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips; sprinkled and poured with a binder that is cementitious, chemical or a combination of both. In situ Terrazzo is cured, ground and polished to a smooth surface and finish. It is supposed to outlast even the building it is poured in! It is that tough! Continue reading “Your Business Logo Etched in In situ Terrazzo: Strong as can be!”

Terrazzo: Once regarded the flooring of royalty can now be yours!

Terrazzo was once esteemed in the old times as flooring fit only for royalty in grand palaces and important religious structures and places. Today, hundreds of years later modern terrazzo has now grown leaps and bounds to become more accessible to everyone with the penchant for its beauty and permanence.

More and more advanced countries are now ostentatiously familiar with the classic magnificence and elegance of terrazzo. Renowned Architects and flamboyant Interior Designers in Australia and all over the world recognize the unbounded flexibility and inspiration of terrazzo materials. Terrazzo is now well recognized around the globe not just for its design and artistry but for its durability and resilience as well. You can feel the impression of being comparable to royalty when you enter into your own home fitted with all terrazzo materials from the inside and outside starting with your magnificent terrazzo flooring to pre cast terrazzo which you can sensibly use in various and very beautiful applications which may include but not limited to stairs, steps and risers, skirting, wall panels, coving, benchtops for kitchens, bathrooms and lavatories, and all other work areas in general, columns, shower partitions and very recently in public furniture in parks and walkways. With today’s highly advanced processes, Pre cast terrazzo is offered in exacting standards in various sizes, attractive colors and eye-catching finishes.

Contemporary building designs can be initiated on high rise building lobbies, avant-garde shopping malls, ritzy hotels, modern business offices, extravagant homes, posh shops and fine dining restaurants that use terrazzo from top to bottom, captivating the senses to the fullest. From amazing and captivating terrazzo floors, to stimulating walls, opulent stairways, cozy bathrooms, and even terrazzo pavers in extravagant outdoor areas such as pools and calming open-air sidewalks in city parks and recreation areas! Continue reading “Terrazzo: Once regarded the flooring of royalty can now be yours!”

The Magic of Terrazzo in Big Projects

Terrazzo is perfect for high rise buildings where there are lots of multi-level floors. One important consideration, terrazzo is a fairly light-weight building material compared to others, you can easily lessen the load concerns of the building structure tremendously as the project progresses to the top floors which add to the weight considerations of the building or high rise condominium or shopping centre. Also, you can easily utilise pre cast terrazzo, which are pre-designed to your specific needs to exacting standards to finish the project at a faster pace.

Since Terrazzo offers a wide selection of finishes and innate, elaborate designs, the developer is provided with a lot of flexibility with the special finishes to boot for their particular needs!

Sealed Polished Finish—the standard finish recommended for commercial retail projects.  The terrazzo floor is ground on the site and a protective shiny sealer is applied to the surface floor. The sealer is maintained to ensure that the glossy floor always looks like the day it was first handed over.

Machine Polished Finish– The terrazzo floor is ground and machine polished on site with a penetrating sealer applied for durability. This finish is suitable for low foot traffic areas.

Honed Anti Slip Finish–The terrazzo floor is ground on site to a honed finish. If a non-slip finish is the prerequisite a non-slip additive is added to the manufacturing process that enables the floor to achieve at least an R10 finish that will not wear off even with an extended period of time.  Light colours are not recommended to be chosen for this type of finish and epoxy grout is recommended as its special sealant.

A lot of people know for a fact that colour sets a mood. Terrazzo offers the widest choice of colours available in the flooring industry as well as in pre cast materials. Continue reading “The Magic of Terrazzo in Big Projects”

The Infinite Colours of Terrazzo

The color choices for terrazzo are limitless! This is a great starting point when choosing the right combination for flooring, wall claddings, stairs and risers, and partitions for homes, offices or shopping centers.

Colour Sets a Mood

Interior designers, architects and property developers know that certain colours set the tone for a particular experience. White projects a serene and peaceful setting, black and greys a subdued ambience, neutral colours a homey feeling while colored ones a more upbeat surrounding. The right colour combination can make a small space look bigger and more cozy or can make it more laid back and inviting and serene.

Terrazzo Australian Marbles provides you a wide gamut of colours to choose from. And, if you’re looking for something different and distinct, our representatives can create a specially designed mix specifically for your home, office or shop. A design and colour concept tailor-fit to your specifications! Continue reading “The Infinite Colours of Terrazzo”

Terrazzo Tiles: Inspirations for Commercial Establishments

In the previous article in-depth what are Terrazzo Tiles. In this article, we will be sharing some inspirations for commercial establishment. These have been used for airports, railway stations and shopping centres.

Know the Colors
Before we go any further, it would be best if you familiarize yourself with the different colors of Terrazzo Tiles. Knowing these colors can help you select the best ones for your next project. To learn more about different colors visit here.

Black and Greys

For a more high contrast look, you might want to explore this. These colors are ideal if you want to have an edgy, elegant or professional fee. This colors work well if you want to depict formality on your projects.

Whites

Using white tones portrays cleanliness, simplicity and purity. It has an effect of making a place bigger on a person’s eye.

Neutrals

If you want neither white or black, you can opt for neutral colors. This color have hints of colors. It is less saturated. Many designers appreciate this tone, as this gives a mild attitude for a place.

Colors

Use this if you are screaming for personality for your project. Colors are more saturated. Making things pop out even more. It really depends on the branding or the message designers want to convey. Colors reflects a emotions and expressions.

 Inspirations for Terrazzo Tiles

 

* Classic Simple Design– This is a conservative approach for design. Tiles are neatly arrange forming basic geometric pattern. Nothing too fancy.  This is ideal if you want to portray a level of formality for your retails spaces and commercial spaces.

Terrazzo Tiles sample: basic block within a block. Dark Terrazo Tiles are used to highlight the center. Dark ones are also use as skirt to the wall.

 

* Mildly Artistic Design– you can form more advanced shapes and design patterns using tiles.

Example of Terrazzo Tiles using black and neutral  colors forming advanced geometry.

Another sample of Terrazo Tiles inside a mall using advanced patterns. Mixture of neutral and dark colors.

 

* Artistic Design– if you are looking for a more attitude design, Terrazzo tiles can be use to unleash the artistic expression for your offices and buildings. Highly advance geometric shapes, patterns and colors are used for this

Other Tips
Terrazzo Tiles give you the flexibility of forming design patterns for your floors.  We also recommend checking out other resource. This can help:

* Pinterest – tons of photos of interior design. They also have patterns for tiles for any type of room and spaces.
* Houzz– You can get lots of inspiration here as well. Architects and interior design share their works in this app and site.

Hope we were able to enlighten you on the different Terrazzo Tiles. If you need more inspiration feel free to browse around. Contact us if you need further help our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.