So what if your establishment, shop or business has one of the highest foot traffic around. That poses no problem with your durable Terrazzo floor. Terrazzo floors are highly versatile and strong solid surface floor material invented by ingenious Venetian mosaic workers during the 15th century. Traditionally, Terrazzo is mix of marble chips embedded into a cement base, then ground flat and coated with a topical sealer. While it is true that modern terrazzo today can be made from a wider range of materials and polished without using coatings, the craft of installing it basically remains much the same.
Nowadays it is a given that the toughness and durability of terrazzo can outlast even the structure or building it is installed in, today’s current terrazzo is made with either Portland cement or epoxy as its base. The Terrazzo is then combined with some type of aggregate that provides its unique one of a kind appearance. Although marble is still the hands up aggregate of choice for most applications, Terrazzo can also be made from natural stone chips, granite and quartz are the obvious choices for Terrazzo finishes, but not to be left behind are other types of aggregates which are also used, including glass pebbles, synthetic chips, recycled glass, metal and silica bits that offer an endless display of colours. Terrazzo can also be creatively set into precision cut forms to create company logos, artworks, text or any other abstract pattern one can imagine.
Recent advancements in terrazzo technology have provided methods for finishing terrazzo without the use of coatings and sealers. Modern terrazzo can now be mechanically polished to a high-shine without the use of any chemicals. For this added reason, terrazzo is also environmentally friendly and requires very little maintenance in the long run. Terrazzo usage today has been said to be “rediscovered” by contemporary architects and interior designers as the material of choice due to its timeless beauty and versatility. Not only does terrazzo make for an impressionable floor, but it can also be used in the fabrication of beautiful precast products, it can be manufactured into tiles, benches, room partitions, pavers, pre casts, steps and risers, skirting, wall panels, benchtops coving, bar tops, lavatory, columns, public furniture and a lot more with different colours to choose from, plus an endless assortment of designs only your creative mind can imagine. Continue reading “High Foot Traffic Areas is No Problem with Terrazzo”
The sometimes unexplainable and beautiful unique designs and ideas you conjure up for floors, walls, benchtops and partitions zip by in the abyss of your creative mind like the perfectionist movie director or the reclusive best-selling book author. Now, the big question is how do you get your design into realisation as an architect or interior designer or for that matter even as a modern homeowner?
Not as daunting as you think if you assumed of terrazzo as your building material of choice for your canvas so to speak for your construction venture. Let Terrazzo Australian Marble Property do the dirty yet highly impressionable work for you! With the highly advanced technologies and machineries we utilize such as state-of-the-art 5-axis CNC processing cutting machines, terrazzo can now be used to create extraordinarily unique design installations. We can assure you that we can get the job done to your specifications!
Extraordinary processes in terrazzo production start even during its mining stage. The finest marble is extracted in quarries where only the best quality marble are selected, mined and cut. Once in the factory the chosen “raw materials” are processed with tile presses or cut with the latest 5 Axis CNC Processing Machine. A “5-axis” machine refers to the number of directions in which the cutting tool can move to cut the tile all in one go. On a 5-axis machine, the cutting tool moves across the X, Y and Z linear axes as well as rotates on the A and B axes so that it can cut the material from any direction. Continue reading “Create Unique Designs with Terrazzo”
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. 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.”
Versatile to the max!
Terrazzo gives you the flexibility to make the most of its many different uses. Use it as tiles (either as terrazzo tiles or in-situ that is poured on site or pavers in walkways) or as pre casts (very stunning applications have been achieved to include stairs, steps and risers, skirting, wall panels, coving, benchtops for kitchens, bathrooms or lavatories, and work areas in general, columns, shower partitions and more recently public furniture in parks and walkways). Terrazzo Pre cast is available in exacting standards in various sizes and attractive finishes. The pre cast method of application lessens the work time required considerably as the pre cast products are simply made at the factory prior its installation on site!
Strong enough to withstand the test of time that it is believed that terrazzo tiles can outlast the very building it is installed in. You can use terrazzo even in high foot traffic areas and normal wear and tear is the least of your problems especially with today’s many advances in the science of terrazzo production and methodology. Fact is terrazzo’s permanence is most evident in mosaic tiles centuries old that have been found in near perfect condition in ancient buildings and plazas even in the most trying of environments in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
Beautiful and Easy to Clean!
Beautiful, exquisite, outstanding, striking and luxurious plus a lot more superlatives and many grandiose expressions have been attributed to the beauty of terrazzo! And, the long list never ceases because an individual enamored to its natural beauty has his or her own impression of the materials’ innate splendor. And to make terrazzo tiles even more the choice of the wise, it is so easy to clean: a damp cloth or mop will effortlessly wipe away accumulated grime and soot. A polishing agent is then mop-applied and simply let to dry for a shiny new finish that looks like the day it was handed over!
Endless Colour Choices!
Infinite as the colours of nature itself! That is how one can describe the colour combinations a terrazzo tile can achieve through the various methods available in its aggregate mix and mixing agent utilised. If you are considering a colour that is truly different and distinct, a special colour can be created and a designed mix made especially for you! The number of collective colour options and combinations for terrazzo are amazing. There are the traditional marble and granite chips of all colors and sizes. Then, when using epoxy terrazzo, 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.
Now, that you have read about the many advantages of terrazzo as a building material, would you not consider utilising its full potentials to your construction project and see its magic work. To think that even the biggest named Architects and Interior Designers use terrazzo in their most prized projects as often as possible!
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Pre casting is a construction method where various elements of a structure, office, restaurant, abode or shop is manufactured and cast in its finished form in a factory and transported to a particular place for easy on site installation. One of Australia’s leading manufacturers of Pre cast Terrazzo finishes is Terrazzo Australian Marble Property Limited which prides itself in wholly controlling all aspects of its Terrazzo process to provide its customers only the best. When a builder, architect or interior designer or a homeowner uses the Pre cast Terrazzo process in a building project, construction time is likewise diminished significantly because the pre cast terrazzo parts of the project can be manufactured in the factory at the same time during the initial construction phase of the building, office restaurant, shop or house is still underway. The delivery and on site installation of the precast terrazzo can be scheduled at the very same time the particular portion of where a particular piece is needed plus the contractor does not need a safe place to store a particular piece of terrazzo for safe keeping since he simply needs to inform the manufacturer the number of precast terrazzo pieces he needs to install for that particular day. Simple and easy enough to understand if you worry about theft and breakage while on the construction site.
Precast Terrazzo Applications
Pre Cast Terrazzo are utilized in various and very beautiful applications which include steps and risers, skirting, wall panels, coving, benchtops for kitchens, bathrooms or lavatories, and work areas in general, columns, shower partitions and more recently public furniture in parks and walkways. Terrazzo Pre casts is available in exacting standards in various sizes and attractive finishes. The 5 axis CNC machine enables Terrazzo Australian Marble to accomplish complex shapes and sizes to challenging standards with remarkable results. Your wild imagination is the only limit in exploiting the magic of pre cast terrazzo manufactured by Terrazzo Australian Marble.
Pre Cast Terrazzo is available in various dimensions, thickness and finishes that suits your particular requirement. The cost effectiveness and less time consuming process of using Pre cast Terrazzo is why knowledgeable architects, choosey interior designers and intelligent storeowners and homeowners specify Pre cast Terrazzo in their properties, shops or business offices.
For over 40 years and counting Terrazzo Australian Marble has been a pioneering part of the Terrazzo industry in Australia. It owns and operates 5 marble quarries and manufactures its individual pre cast elements in its private factory equipped with the latest machines from around the world with its state of the art tile presses, CNC polishers, grinders and saws thus enabling the company to produce construction materials to exacting standards with the newest in marble production technology.
The company prides itself in installing all of its products with a team of craftsmen whose experience in terrazzo is without doubt unchallenged in the industry. Terrazzo Australian Marble Property Limited is fully compliant with OHS and environmental standards, quality guarantee, and is fully insured.
Terrazzo Partitions provide the best choice for your toilet and shower partition requirements. A Terrazzo Partition is an ideal material for partitions that offer you beautiful and long lasting barriers that divide your bathroom or toilet into spaces to enable you to have the kind of privacy that you want in your home. Such privacy is also important in mall restrooms, hotel washrooms and restaurant lavatories as well as in building restrooms by separating it into semi private cubicles.
Terrazzo Partitions by Terrazzo Australian Marble are available in various colours and unlimited designs to suit your specific requirements. Steel reinforced panels are manufactured to withstand the most demanding of situations and installations. Terrazzo is also an ideal choice for vanity tops and urinal screens to complement the specific terrazzo partitions one has selected. Continue reading “Great-Looking Terrazzo Partitions And Engineered Stone”
Terrazzo Australia Marble offers it premium-grade insitu terrazzo tiles. Unlike the standard ones, this tile is poured directly on site. This allows the terrazzo tiles to have a seamless. In this article, Terrazzo Australia Marble will discuss how builders can polish tiles and achieve a smooth finish for their projects.
Terrazzo tiles are preferred by most upscale establishments. Examples of these are hotels and clubs, retail spaces, office lobbies and high-end residential building. The in-situ terrazzo is considered the Ferrari of these tiles. It gives the results of true seamless finish, thus bringing more value to elegance to any construction project.
Here is how Insitu Terrazzo is constructed. These terrazzo marble tiles are divided into panels measuring no more than 1500mm square, with an ideal bay size of 1200mm x 1200mm. Rectangular bays are possible, however, one side cannot be more than 2 times the length of the other side. Continue reading “Simple Ways to Polish Terrazzo Tiles”