Your individuality sets you apart! Be yourself. Be unique. Design boldly or design simply. Let the creative juices flow when using terrazzo as your building and construction medium of choice. Complement your design concepts with exceptional intentions that separate you from the rest of the pack!
Terrazzo is one magnificent building and designing material that is as flexible as one’s own imagination. There is literally nothing wrong that any perceptive and forward looking architect, interior designer, homemaker or anyone sensible enough can do with it. Terrazzo is so strong and resilient it will last ages, beautiful and stunning everybody will look twice at it and extremely versatile one can build and shape many things with it. And, to top it all is as easy to keep clean throughout its entire lifetime.
Terrazzo comes in various building materials and components that can come as indoor tiles, outdoor pavers, precast elements, in-Situ, and as partitions or engineered stone partitions which are all available in various colours, designs and finishes depending on your specific requirement. As we have explained it is a highly flexible building material that is why it will work to your advantage in complementing your own unique style whatever route you make take in your projects! Continue reading “Complement Your Style With Terrazzo”
So beautiful, so durable and so versatile that is what terrazzo can be for you. Terrazzo is one of the more popular choices for building materials, construction products and precast elements for highly urbanized residential, commercial and institutional spaces. It is now widely utilised for high-impact flooring, pre- fabricated elements and bathroom partitions and in more recent times for interior decoration purposes.
Creativity sets the standard and with terrazzo sky is the limit! Design flexibility is one of the very many concerns when one decides to use terrazzo for any of their building or construction projects. Truthfully speaking terrazzo is one very beautiful and amazing building material and designing element for those with a keen eye for creative design and permanence.
Terrazzo offers many countless uses. Terrazzo is highly flexible with its many valuable uses. Use it as tiles (terrazzo tiles which is laid and grouted or in-situ which is poured on site or beautiful and safe non-slip pavers used in walkways) or as precast (exquisite applications that include stairs, steps and risers, skirting, wall panels, coving, benchtops for kitchens, bathrooms or lavatories and general work areas, columns, shower partitions and more recently as public furniture in parks and walkways). Terrazzo pre casts are available in attractive finishes according to your requirements. Remember, the precast method of application lessens the work time required significantly as your precast elements are fabricated at the factory prior its on-site installation! Continue reading “What More You Can Ask For Terrazzo”
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.”