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.terrazzo 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. Continue reading “The ABCD of Terrazzo, what you need to know.”

Terrazzo is a hygienic flooring material for bathrooms, pools and indoor spaces.

Cleanliness is very important and should be a homemaker’s number one priority in every home especially when you have small kids around! With Terrazzo’s non-porous quality, it is the safest, most hygienic flooring material for bathrooms and other indoor living spaces everywhere.terrazzo But, truth to tell cleanliness should also be observed in any indoor and outdoor place where people often converge.

Hygiene and sanitation is also a major consideration when selecting flooring and cladding materials in a number of industries. Most particularly prominent here is the use of the right hygienic construction material in the food and restaurant business, cafeterias, research and development (RD) areas in laboratories and hospital and the hospice care industry due to the high risk of bacterial growth / infection and contamination in these supposedly very clean places. This is a major issue that is basically addressed by new terrazzo products out in the market today because of its non-porous quality.  The non-porous system does not support any microbial growth and does not permit the accumulation of moisture. In addition, this lack of water absorption and porosity results in a surface area needing only minimal or negligible cleaning processes, without the need for use of any harsh cleaning detergents and chemicals. Cement based and thin set epoxy terrazzo systems are normally comprised of zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials. A lot of people spend most of their time indoors – at home, school and work. This makes the quality of the indoor air you breathe very important. VOCs are chemicals that easily enter the air as gases from some solids or liquids. They are ingredients in many commonly used products and are in the air of just about every indoor setting. Terrazzo shows little or no off-gassing over the life of the treated floor. Again, it is very important to emphasis that this non-porous, cleanable terrazzo finish does not support any microbial growth, or permit moisture to accumulate, facilitating and maintaining a mold-free environment with improved indoor air quality. Since terrazzo is used in food preparation areas, it meets all requirements in accordance with safe green ecological guidelines. You are reassured by the knowledge that your terrazzo flooring passes green efforts of companies. Being green can mean different things to different people. Being green here means an eco-friendly initiative a company or individual embarks on and takes a step toward protecting people and our planet. Continue reading “Terrazzo is a hygienic flooring material for bathrooms, pools and indoor spaces.”

Modern Day Designs for Terrazzo

Contemporary designs can be found in hotels, business offices, homes, shops and restaurants using Terrazzo from top to bottom that enthrall the senses to the max. From dazzling floors, to inspiring walls, stairways, cozy bathrooms, and even outdoor areas such as pools and calming walkways!

Modern-day terrazzo production now includes utilizing polymers, resin, and epoxy that improve the texture, reduce cracking and increase its toughness. Today’s terrazzo is rock-hard and impenetrable but, of course the usual polishing and buffing will bring out and maintain its lustrous gleam longer. Imagine the versatility of terrazzo where one can create business logos, artistic designs and personal works of art produced by utilising terrazzo as your medium or canvass.   Continue reading “Modern Day Designs for Terrazzo”

Terrazzo in a Construction Point of View

Terrazzo seen through a construction point of view can easily be applied as traditional tiles or they can be mixed (Pre cast), poured, and finished directly on site (Insitu). Terrazzo as a construction material provides builders, architects, interior designers and homeowners even more flexibility and options when it comes to overall design and installation processes. Imagine that it can be lighter than other tile materials, making it particularly valuable for multi-story building installations, most especially in structures with large areas and multiple stories where the weight of materials can really add up considerably. While terrazzo is an outstanding and versatile material for homeowners it is perfectly suited for large office buildings and other public areas as well. Continue reading “Terrazzo in a Construction Point of View”

Terrazzo Upkeep and Maintenance Musts

Terrazzo has been around for hundreds of years, from classic designs to modern creative applications. Now, terrazzo is appreciated in every major city in the world.  From flooring, wall installations, stairs, countertops, and other imaginative design concepts. Terrazzo has certainly and steadily become the preferred building material by designers, builders and architects and homeowners. Continue reading “Terrazzo Upkeep and Maintenance Musts”

Upgrading your Home this 2017: Kitchen and Dining

Are you planning to do some renovations for your kitchen and dining room this 2017? This article will give you some helpful tips that you can incorporate into your project. We will give you useful trends in terms of design, security, and functionality to help you build the finest dining experience.

Design

* Metal will continue to flourish– Mixing metals with kitchens is one of the most popular design trends. Brushed metal remains to become a popular choice. In 2017, there is an emerging trend that replaces industrial metals with warm and shiny metals like gold and bronze.

bronze faucet
A sample of bronze faucet. Photo courtesy: Pinterest

Cerused wood is the hottest wooden design– A cerused finish is a technique the brings out the unique grain of wood. This design trend will dominate cabinets, tables and chairs this year. Continue reading “Upgrading your Home this 2017: Kitchen and Dining”

Upgrading your Home this 2017: Living Room

Are you planning to do some renovations for your living room? This article will give you some helpful tips that you can incorporate in your projects this 2017. We will be discussing updating all dimensions of your living room ranging from design, security and functionality

Design

* Brushed Metal is out– Industrial metals will be replaced with warm and shiny metals like gold and bronze are now the in thing.

* Oversized furniture is out – it is now be replaced with leaner and multifunctional ones. Space has become expensive nowadays especially for urban dwelling. Furniture that maximises space is be used by more people

* Marble designs are becoming a huge trend – Notice in architectural magazines, Houzz and in Pinterest, most contemporary designs are now focused on utilizing marbles such as terrazzo. Check out the blogs of Terrazzo Australia to get more design inspirations Continue reading “Upgrading your Home this 2017: Living Room”