Precast terrazzo is a versatile, durable and cost-effective material. It is widely used in the construction industry to provide a wide range of aesthetic solutions for interior and exterior applications. So far, precast terrazzo has been applied in various sectors such as healthcare, commercial buildings, residential homes, schools and office buildings.
As the name suggests, precast terrazzo is constructed and completed in a factory before being brought to the project site and installed there. This makes precast terrazzo’s design potential essentially limitless because it is a customized material. To generate various shapes and styles, precast manufacturing companies construct customized molds that are then filled with the terrazzo mixture. Precast will require more time to produce because all of the fabrication happens in the factory, but once it is finished and brought to the site, installation will be simple. Furthermore, because precast terrazzo pieces are produced in a controlled environment, it can improve the product’s accuracy and quality. When terrazzo is finished, every piece is wrapped safely until it is required for installation at the construction site.
Precast Terrazzo and its Advantages
Due to the fact that precast terrazzo is a durable material which can be used in a wide range of applications, it is highly sought out by builders and designers around the world. Additionally, it is resistant to high impact, abrasion and chemicals and it’s also weathering-resistant. This makes precast terrazzo an ideal choice for outdoor areas where there are high traffic counts or other environmental factors that could destroy the surface of your flooring. Moreover, precast terrazzo comes in many different color options including white, brown and grey which allow you to coordinate with your existing décor as well as match any other materials on your site such as hardwood floors or tiles.
However, it is the versatility of terrazzo that is its strongest selling point. It can be used for both interior and exterior applications, in wet or dry areas, and in residential, commercial and institutional settings. Terrazzo also has the ability to withstand high pedestrian traffic which makes it an ideal option for pedestrian malls and malls located near schools.
Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Recyclable
In addition to being recyclable, precast terrazzo is also a sustainable material. The manufacturing process uses up varying amounts of raw materials, but the majority of it comes from recycled glass, marble chips, and quartz that are then combined with epoxy or resin to form terrazzo. Once these new tiles are made, they can be used again in the construction process or sold as art pieces at an affordable price point.
Precast terrazzo is also widely known to have the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, making it ideal for applications such as flooring where durability is critical. Precast terrazzo also has a low cost-per-square-foot compared to other materials, making it an excellent choice for projects that require high traffic volumes or need long-term durability. To add to this, precast terrazzo is extremely cost-effective because it can be made to not just to the exact build and design specifications but also to conform to strict LEED certifications.