When something or anything is set apart from the rest that only means that it may be made from a far better material or of superior craftsmanship or of the highest quality. It is by far distinct from the rest simply because it stands out on its own merits! Terrazzo with its many varied qualities is one of those exceptional building materials and elements that stand out in its uniqueness.
In addition to its very distinct look, terrazzo is highly durable, very low-maintenance and it arbitrarily adds a very luxurious feeling and modernity to one’s living space. But, what really makes the material special and great is its acknowledged customizability in any endeavor it is utilized. The diverse style of character it exudes and the undue permanence it affords the structure stand out as its most exceptional and salient feature when it comes to it being used as flooring or precast material in modern construction projects. Today terrazzo has been used to make furniture, lighting, and decor. Forward looking designers and architects have come up with their own special creations that are clearly inspired by the unlimited inspirations that can be embraced out of the material. Now, there’s GREAT terrazzo indeed!
Terrazzo’s great creative applications affirm the view that it has no boundaries! This amazing material is critically used as an arresting canvass to showcase intricate company logos in business offices and as building centerpieces by some of the most renowned interior designers and architects. Only ingenuity is the limit to what one wishes to create with terrazzo. It’s great to know that the colour choices are vast! This is a great starting point when choosing the right combination for flooring, wall claddings, stairs and risers, and partitions for homes, restaurants, offices, specialty shops or shopping centers. One is offered with a range of colours to choose from. A design and colour concept especially mixed to specifications!
Interestingly so it is one tough building material that it can outlast the structure it is installed in. Use it externally on high foot traffic areas as pavers in walkways, pool side areas and terraces or indoors as flooring systems for hotel hallways and office lobbies. And, as If all this isn’t enough, once it is properly sealed it is water resistant with the right ability to repel stains which make it an equally good choice for kitchen countertops, showers and baths. Terrazzo is simply beautiful! Whatever finish one chooses whether the standard Sealed Polished Finish which is recommended for commercial retail projects. Where 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. A 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 in areas with low foot traffic. There’s the Honed Anti Slip Finish, where the terrazzo 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.
These are some reasons why terrazzo is considered great by those who use it!