TERRAZZO FLOORS

- Epoxy Terrazzo Floor

Terrazzo Floors are a nominal 1/4” – 3/8” thick consisting of an epoxy resin matrix and a mix of marble aggregate (glass, plastic, granite aggregates may be used as well) to create a beautiful colorful durable floor system that will last for years and years.  Epoxy Terrazzo floor is a perfect flooring system in any commercial, educational, and residential building.  With unlimited epoxy matrix colors, color control, resiliency, chemical resistance and tensile-compressive strengths not found in other floor systems, epoxy terrazzo is the perfect fit for any building.   Lightweight and flexibility make it ideal for multi-story use.  I has the lowest maintenance cost due to non-absorbency.  In sanitary areas, it can be installed with minimal divider strips providing seamless characteristics.  When used in conjunction with a flexible membrane, epoxy terrazzo can absorb some horizontal concrete crack or control joint movement.  Epoxy terrazzo offers a floor system that some will call a work of art.

- Cement Terrazzo Floor

Cement Terrazzo floors consist of three main types.  Sand Cushion, Monolithic, and Bonded.

Sand Cushion Terrazzo system is approx. 2” – 3” thick and consists of a 5/8” thick cement matrix and marble aggregate topping installed over a 2 ¼” thick cement/sand underbed  with wire reinforcing that is installed over an isolation sheet and sand layer that creates a floating floor that is independent of the concrete structural slab below.  The Sand cushion cement terrazzo floor is the most dependable cement terrazzo system and given its design can absorb some minor substrate defects and prevent them from mirroring through to the surface.  This system requires the use of divider strips approx. 5’-0” o.c. to help control anticipated contraction while also providing an aesthetic enhancement to the cement terrazzo.

Monolithic cement terrazzo floor is approx. ½” thick and consists of a cement matrix and marble aggregate topping mix that is applied directly to the concrete slab using a bonding agent between the cement terrazzo and the concrete slab.  This system provides an economically priced terrazzo floor system while still creating a beautiful low maintenance floor system.  The success of the monolithic terrazzo system is highly dependent on the quality of the concrete slab and the proper concrete joint placement to prevent cracking of the concrete and the terrazzo floor.  Divider strips are placed at all concrete joints to help control any potential cracking in the concrete slab and terrazzo floor.

Bonded Terrazzo is approx. 1 ¾” – 2 ¼” thick and consists of a ½” thick cement terrazzo topping and 1 ¼” – 1 ¾” thick cement/sand underbed.  This system is used when the concrete slab flatness is less than ideal.  Having the same relationship with the concrete slab as the Monolithic system, the placement of control joints in the slab and the divider strips in the terrazzo floor topping is of high importance to help prevent cracking in the terrazzo floor system from occurring.

Like Epoxy Terrazzo, Cement terrazzo is ideal in any room in any commercial, industrial, educational, medical, and residential building.  Cement terrazzo however, does not offer the wide range of colors like its epoxy terrazzo counterpart, but Cement terrazzo still offers the low maintenance long life floor system that will enhance any building.

STAINED CONCRETE & STAINED POLISHED CONCRETE

- Stained Concrete

Stained concrete is the process in which a liquid dye is applied to an uncolored concrete slab thus chemically staining the slab to create an aged appearance and unique floor finish.  The color of chemically stained concrete floors is very durable and offers great abrasion resistance.  Due to their chemical reaction with the concrete, the concrete stain become integrated with the concrete without developing a film so as a result, the stained concrete floor will not fade, crack, chip, or peel.  The stain will wear only as the concrete wears.  The advantages of a stained concrete floor is its ease of maintenance and low up front cost, as well as low maintenance costs

- Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is a floor system in which the concrete slab is treated with chemical dyes and/or densifiers and is then ground using large grinding machines to remove the top layer of cement in a progressive grinding process until the concrete floor is a high gloss finish.   Like Stained Concrete, a polished concrete floor offers the advantage of a very low maintenance cost and can be finished through the use of dyes to look like polished marble/stone.

DECORATIVE EPOXY FLOORS

- Epoxy Quartz Flooring

Epoxy quartz flooring systems incorporates decorative, colored quartz aggregates with a high solids epoxy resin along with chemically resistant grout coats and top coats to form a protective surfacing system that will create a durable and chemically resistant floor surface that will be aesthetically pleasing and provide resistance to wear and staining.  Epoxy quartz flooring offers limitless color options and can be used almost anywhere, however, the most popular areas where epoxy quartz flooring is installed are Kitchens, Locker rooms, Restrooms, Clean rooms, Animal Care facilities, and pharmaceutical facilities.

- Epoxy Flake Flooring

Epoxy Flake Flooring systems incorporate decorative, colored vinyl flake chips with a high solids epoxy resin along with chemically resistant grout coats and top coats to form a protective surfacing system that will create a durable and chemically resistant floor surface that will be aesthetically pleasing and provide a very high resistance to chemicals and various stains.  Epoxy Flake flooring offers limitless color options and is a very aesthetically pleasing floor system with a look similar to a terrazzo floor system.

 INDUSTRIAL EPOXY FLOORS

- Epoxy Mortar System

Epoxy Mortar Systems are a ¼” thick high-build floor system that combines an epoxy resin with silica aggregate to create a durable epoxy mortar floor which is then grouted with an epoxy resin and sealed with a solid color epoxy top coat.  The epoxy mortar system can also be top coated with a high chemical resistance coating.  The top coat can be a high gloss finish or a matte or satin finish.  This system is typically used in Animal facilities, packaging plants, pharmaceutical processing areas, Food and beverage facilities, and storage areas.

- Conductive Epoxy Mortar System

Conductive epoxy mortar systems are a ¼” thick high-build floor system that combines a high solids binder resin protective surfacing utilizing a conductive epoxy based mortar, high build grout, and a static control topcoat within the required ohms resistance range.   This system is typically used in Solvent storage areas, explosive gasses and powder areas, ammunition processing facilities, and fireworks plants.

- Urethane Mortar System

Urethane mortar systems are a ¼” thick low odor mortar applied floor topping for use in high abuse service areas by combining a urethane resin with silica aggregate to create a highly durable and highly chemical resistant floor system.  The  Urethane mortar system is designed specifically for use in food and beverage facilities, pharmaceutical and processing areas, commercial and restaurant kitchens or anywhere that the floor could be suspect to chemicals or thermal shock due to hot liquids and aggressive cleaning procedures.  Urethane systems also cure out quicker than epoxy floor systems and can be turned over within hours of installation.

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