Terrazzo tiles are constructed from adding an aggregate (marble, quartz, granite, glass, etc.) to the topmost layer of concrete, exposing the chips of stone, and polishing until smooth. This flooring technique appears granular but in actuality has a smooth, nonporous surface with a design aesthetic unlike any other.
Divider strips are used to create panels that separate color sections within a surface and can be a variety of materials including zinc, alloy, brass, or wood.
Terrazzo Flooring Services
Terrazzo floors have been excavated from dig sites around the world. Some dated at over 10,000 years old still exist in the Middle East today. Because of the creation process and material durability, terrazzo can be refinished repeatedly and last a lifetime.
In addition to installation, some of the services offered by ACT Restoration to keep your terrazzo looking like new include:
Benefits of Terrazzo Flooring
Whether you need new floor installation or you have an old terrazzo floor, consider these additional benefits of choosing or restoring terrazzo:
- Design Flexibility - The appearance of terrazzo is undoubtedly unique all on its own, but the colors, methods, aggregates, and patterns used in each floor make every single end result a one-of-a-kind design.
- Environmental Friendliness - Terrazzo uses aggregate from the leftover materials of other projects and sources, thus reducing waste. The added durability also reduces the need to replace the flooring sooner.
- Sanitation - Terrazzo resists moisture and does not allow bacterial growth due to its lack of porousness. Therefore, less harsh cleaning agents are required to maintain a sanitary surface.
- Low Cost - From installation to maintenance, basic terrazzo floors are at the lower end of the cost spectrum.
Terrazzo Floor Maintenance
The above-mentioned benefits of terrazzo are merely the beginning. Low maintenance is another key feature. Like simple concrete and epoxy, terrazzo is nearly impenetrable to moisture and is able to withstand weight and impact. Thus, stains, chips, and scratches rarely occur.
For installation, restoration, or any of the quality terrazzo floor services listed above, contact ACT Restoration!