Terrazzo, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is a flooring material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface. What really makes terrazzo “terrazzo” though, is the way it’s installed. In a way, terrazzo is essentially manufactured on site. You may have all of the materials necessary, but that does not mean that you can make terrazzo.
The thing to remember about terrazzo is that you need a professional installation crew to get the best, most durable results out of your floor. Take your time and be extremely careful when choosing an installer, because otherwise you may end up with floor that is less than desirable.
Depending on the type of terrazzo you decide to use – poured in place or precast – your installation process will obviously change, so I’m just going to lay out the basic steps of each.
Whichever install method you choose will depend on the design you are interested in and also the existing conditions of your floor. Talk with your terrazzo installer to find out what they recommend.
Still in search of a terrazzo installer? Give us a call at 704.921.4940 or shoot our estimators an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d be happy to give you some details or pricing information!