Terrazzo is a highly versatile
material that has been used in flooring since the Roman Empire. Terrazzo can be
molded into almost any shape that is required and is used across the world in
popular locations such as train stations, airports, shopping malls and
supermarkets. Terrazzo has an enviable reputation thanks to its combination of
durability, ease of maintenance, high performance and aesthetics.
Terrazzo was first developed in
Friuli in Italy, where the local residents used pebbles from a nearby river to
pave the areas surrounding their homes. This produced an uneven surface, so
they eventually found a way to smooth it down. Terrazzo is now the number one
choice for areas with high traffic. Today, Terrazzo is made from a composite of
marble chippings set in a matrix of cement with a coloured pigment the added.
The material ranges in size and colour and the composite can be set into
practically any colour cement to create a wide range of finishes. When the
Terrazzo has been laid, it is ground down and polished to expose the aggregate.
Terrazzo is primarily used in
flooring and is usually found in the form of tiles. Typically, these tiles are
300 X 300 X 28mm in depth. However, terrazzo can also be used to form skirting
boards, column bases, staircases and partitions.
Terrazzo tiles have many
attributes that make them so appealing. It is an ideal choice of material and
is often specified for large projects due to many factors. It has an appealing
finish, it is heard wearing, it can be easily maintained, it is hygienic, and
it has better slip resistance than other forms of polished floors. Terrazzo is
a particularly cost effective material due to its longevity. This makes it a
more viable and sensible option than its alternatives.
Where our terrazzo has been installed?
- Aldi stores
- Morrison's supermarkets
- York racecourse
- Leeds Magistrate Court
- Manchester airport
Pre-cast terrazzo are terrazzo
tiles that have been made in our factory in Leeds. Chosen for its aesthetically
pleasing appearance and hard-wearing properties, precast terrazzo is used extensively
on staircases to provide a decorative finish where a high volume of foot
traffic is anticipated. Precast terrazzo is commonly found in areas where
terrazzo flooring has been installed. Internally, this may be in train
stations, shopping centres, schools and hospitals. Externally, it is used on
garage forecourts to provide a protective base around the fuel pumps.
If you have an upcoming project that requires quality terrazzo, get in touch! we'd love to get involved.