Terrazzo is a type of floor finish that looks like marble but at a lower cost. It is a flooring technique wherein pieces of aggregate such as marble, glass or stone chips are mixed with a cement binder. After it has cured, the terrazzo is ground and polished to a shiny and durable finish. Since terrazzo floors are created by the blending of materials, a wide range of creative and abstract designs can be produced.

By about ten degrees, terrazzo floors keep the house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by transferring the ground temperature into the house.

It is important to note that harsh cleaners and chemicals can damage terrazzo floors. All-purpose cleaners containing acids, harmful alkali and crystallizing salts should be avoided. When scrubbing or mopping floors, only materials known to be neutral or with a pH factor between 7 to 10 should be used.

Types of Terrazzo Flooring

  1. Thin-Set or Epoxy Terrazzo
  2. Monolithic Terrazzo
  3. Bonded Terrazzo
  4. Sand-Cushion Terrazzo
  5. Polyacrylate Terrazzo
  6. Rustic Terrazzo