TERRAZZO // POURED IN PLACE
Terrazzo is a poured in place, seamless hard surface finish comprised of a binder, aggregates and divider strips. Most commonly used as an interior flooring finish but can also be precast into terrazzo treads, base or wall panels and even countertops and sinks.
Epoxy terrazzo flooring has a total finished thickness of just 3/8" and is composed to three main components: a binder resin aggregate and divider strip. Other system components include a moisture-mitigation system, primer and crack membrane.
Epoxy binder resin offer exceptional compressive, tensile and flexural strength and contains no VOC so it will not affect indoor air quality during or after construction. The epoxy resin is colored just like paint. Light or dark base material is selected and then pigment is adding accordingly. We can match any paint or pantone color. Binder resin represents approximately 30% of the by weight.
The remaining 70% of the terrazzo is composed of crushed aggregate or chips. There is a wide variety of aggregate options such as marble, granite, recycled glass, porcelain or metal that offer a wide variety of colors. Aggregate is also available in a variety of different sizes.
Divider strips offer both form and function. They are used to create the form to retain the poured terrazzo mix. Aesthetically, dividers serve as the skeleton to the terrazzo flooring design, offering designers the ability to create custom designs and patterns. The thickness of the terrazzo strips may be varied to compliment the flooring design. Strips are also offered in different materials, most commonly aluminum as well as zinc, brass or plastic. For a more detailed explanation check out our blog post on divider strips.
Brass Divider Strip
Aluminum Divider Strip
Zinc Divider Strip
Terrazzo is like a chameleon it can have some many different looks. You traditional terrazzo contains aggregate sizes that vary from 1/8" to 3/8". Micro terrazzo contains a very fine aggregate that ranges from 1/16" or less. It is more expensive do to the meticulous labor involved. Venetian terrazzo used large aggregate sizes that vary from 1/2" - 1-1/4" in diameter. It is also a premium terrazzo as it must be poured thicker to accomodate the larger stone. Palladiana terrazzo uses fractured pieces of natural stone. These can be varied and spaced per the designers preference. It is also a premium terrazzo system do to the extra labor for setting the fractured stone.
Terrazzo truly offers an unlimited color palette. The epoxy resin can be matched to any paint color. Then compliment with your desired selection of aggregate. The sizing of the chips can also be customized. Below are some popular variations of terrazzo colors. Please let us know if you don't find what you are looking for we will be happy to create custom samples. Terrazzo samples are made to order and have a lead time of 10-14 days. If you need something sooner we have an assortment of ready made samples available for quick shipment.