What is Terrazzo?
Terrazzo is a material that is precast or poured in place and used for wall or floor treatments. It consists of a variety of stones like glass, granite, marble, and quartz. It is sprinkled or unsprinkled and poured with a binder that is cementitious for chemical binding, polymeric for physical binding, or a combination of both.
Terrazzo is set and then churned and polished to a smooth surface to produce a consistent textured surface. It is often used for kitchen and bathrooms countertops and flooring. It has waterproof properties that circumvent water damage. Terrazzo is extremely long lasting. There are no surfaces that compare with terrazzo, in terms of green technology. It boasts a compressive strength of nearly 500 pounds per square inch. Floors, very similar to Terrazzo, created almost 10,000 years ago still exist in the Middle East.