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What exactly is a poured terrazzo floor?


If you’re looking at different flooring ideas for a residential or commercial property, you may well have come across the term ‘poured’ terrazzo floor. But what does this mean, and is it an option for your project?

In the world of interior design, flooring is a crucial element that can make or break the aesthetic appeal of a space. Poured terrazzo floors have emerged as a popular choice for those seeking a perfect blend of style, durability, and sustainability.

In fact, this style of flooring has been around for centuries, at least since Roman times. Its resurgence in modern design over the last few decades is a testament to its relevance and allure.

Poured terrazzo is a composite material consisting of chips of marble, quartz, granite, or other suitable materials mixed with a cement or epoxy binder. As the term suggests, this mixture is poured on to the pre-prepared floor and levelled to create a smooth, seamless surface. Prepping the sub floor prior to pouring the floor is critical to the success of the poured floor. Please refer to our expert article here.

The appearance of a poured terrazzo floor gives a stunning mosaic-like effect that seamlessly integrates with various design styles, making it a versatile choice for both residential and commercial spaces. This seamless appearance makes a poured terrazzo floor a visually pleasing and cohesive design.

One of the key reasons of the popularity of poured terrazzo floors is their durability. The combination of natural stone chips and a strong binding agent creates a robust surface that can withstand heavy foot traffic and resist wear and tear over time. This makes poured terrazzo an excellent choice for high-traffic areas such as hallways, lobbies, and kitchens, where durability is paramount. Historically, you may well have walked on such floors in hospitals and schools and concourses, where they have been used for durability rather than aesthetics.

For interiors projects poured terrazzo is celebrated for its beauty. The diverse range of colours and materials used in the mixture allows for endless design possibilities. Whether you prefer a classic and timeless look with white marble chips or a more contemporary vibe with bold colours and unique aggregates, poured terrazzo can be customized to suit your vision.

Diespeker’s bespoke team are experienced in making our client’s visions become reality. We create samples in our factory, so you can be sure that you’ll be getting the right look for your project. And we have hundreds of choices of chippings, coloured glass, shells, even semi-precious stones for you to choose from.

Maintenance is another factor that makes poured terrazzo an attractive choice. The sealed surface is resistant to stains, making it easy to clean and maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional mopping are usually sufficient to keep the floor looking as good as new. And because there’s no grout, there’s less requirement for extensive maintenance

Whether you’re drawn to the classic or the contemporary, poured terrazzo is a flooring option that seamlessly blends form and function, standing the test of time in both beauty and performance.

Our team will be more than happy to discuss your ideas, so please feel free to contact us and book in a visit if you’d like to know more.

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