Your Great Outdoor Areas Can Look Even Better With In Situ Terrazzo
Admittedly you have and own a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood now you can transform your own outdoor areas into more relaxing, beautiful sanctuaries with in situ terrazzo. In situ terrazzo is the premium flooring product out on the market. It is poured on site for a true seamless finish. For your knowledge this is the traditional terrazzo finish seen in most shops and houses throughout Venice, the birthplace of terrazzo itself.
Accepted by many builders and architects to be the ultimate in long lasting seamless flooring, the much admired traditional in situ terrazzo floors are manufactured to last long with its bonded stone chips and Portland cement mixture. In situ Terrazzo is a highly composite material poured in place which is usually used for flooring systems. Containing a variegated blend of marble, quartz, granite, glass and other types of suitable chips; sprinkled and poured with a binder that is cementitious, chemical or a combination of both. The in situ Terrazzo floor is then cured, ground and polished to a smooth surface and the finish of one’s choice. Because of in situ terrazzo’s acknowledged versatility, well known and respected interior designers, up-to-the-minute architects and forward looking homeowners are now easily afforded an abundant of options when it comes to beautiful outdoorsy flooring materials, choice of infinite colours, a myriad of patterns and motifs plus original concepts of your own designs. The ideas seemingly coming to life with a unique and durable canvas for the innovative intentions to shine through with an unlimited flexibility of materials and endless possibilities of concepts that even business such as mountain inns and even cabins or local store logos, company emblems or works of art to be designed, what is even more exciting is that even more sophisticated geometric shapes and figures can now be effortlessly engraved or etched on the in situ terrazzo flooring under one’s feet for all to see and enjoy.
Here are the 3 In situ Terrazzo Finishes available in the market
1. Sealed Polished Finish is the standard finish to commercial retail projects in which the floor is ground on site and a protective shiny sealer is applied to the floor. This special sealer is maintained to ensure that the floor always looks like new
2. Machine Polished Finish is where the floor is ground and machine polished on site with a penetrating sealer applied. This finish is suitable for low foot traffic areas.
3. Honed Anti-Slip Finish is where the floor is ground on site to a bevel finish. If a non-slip finish is required a non-slip additive is added during the manufacturing process that enables the floor to achieve at least a finish that will not easily wear off. Dark colours are recommended for this type of terrazzo finish.
Making your outdoor areas look even better is so much easier when you specify and use insitu terrazzo. It will certainly last longer and at the same give you a beautiful more relaxing area to sit and relax in.