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”
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”
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 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!”
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”