Concord Terrazzo Company, the manufacturer of TERRAZZCO Brand Products, supplies terrazzo for the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. Specializing in epoxy terrazzo flooring, we help architects and contractors plan and build custom terrazzo flooring and precast products all from one location.
As a single-source company, we supply everything needed for a successful terrazzo installation including TERRAZZCO epoxy resins, aggregates, and precast products we offer design flexibility to help you build an extraordinary finish with materials delivered on time and within your budget.
Select samples from our online collection or build your own design. We collaborate with architects and designers in helping them design a custom design in any color and choice of aggregates. Free to the Architectural and Design Community.
TERRAZZCO representatives are available to discuss solutions for your building project. Using TERRAZZCO wide range of materials, you can create a seamless floor, staircase, and countertops. Explore the products we can help you design.
Epoxy terrazzo floors are ideal for high-traffic areas in schools, hospitals, government centers, airports and other commercial locations. This seamless flooring system yields a high-performing and decorative surface. From minimal designs to artistic designs, we can educate you and help you get started on your design.
We are a leading manufacturer of precast terrazzo stairs. Built to fit any stair structure, we manufacture a variety of tread options from self-supporting steps to tread and riser combinations. Durable and beautiful in design, each stair tread is slip-resistant and comes with stair landing options.
Here you can also craft countertops selecting any color of TERRAZZCO EZPour Epoxy 158 resin and choice of marble, glass, or shell chips. Built to last, each countertop is crafted at the highest quality at our precast facility and delivered to your construction site for easy assembly. Custom colors available.
"We would like to thank Concord Terrazzo Company for supplying TERRAZZCO Brand Products that were used at Goldsboro High School. This American made, high quality resin system looks great on the floors and shows pride in what they do. It was very important to us to have all work performed as scheduled and it was accomplished due to all materials coming from one central source."
Klein & Co is proud to be one of the nations largest terrazzo and aggregate suppliers. Our goal is to provide contractors, architects, and designers with the highest quality products for flooring, countertops, high traffic areas, and customer service. Whether its dramatic black terrazzo for a kitchen upgrade, or flooring pattern using a variety of materials like glass and marble terrazzo, Klein & Co has every unique type of aggregate available to spice up any space.
Invented by the Venetians in the 1500s, cement-based terrazzo is one of the oldest types of decorative flooring systems. This mosaic-like floor topping made by embedding small pieces of marble or granite in mortar, followed by polishing is still highly prized for its timeless beauty. But a newer type of terrazzo has entered the scene, offering a host of benefits that threaten to shrink the market for traditional cement-based systems.
This formidable competitor is thin-set epoxy terrazzo a poured-in-place topping for concrete substrates that goes on at a thickness of only 1/4 to 3/8 inch, as opposed to traditional terrazzo that must be applied at thicknesses of 2 to 3 inches. This modern-day terrazzo is excellent for multicolored patterns and designs because the epoxy resin matrix can be pigmented, like paint, to achieve an unlimited spectrum of colors. And it can accommodate a wider variety of richly colored aggregates, including chips of marble or granite, recycled glass, mother of pearl, and various synthetic materials. With the creative use of divider strips to separate areas of contrasting colors, it's possible to produce borders, logos, geometrical designs, and other artistic compositions.
"But the aesthetic value of epoxy terrazzo isn't the only reason these toppings are gaining in popularity, and why they have captured more than 70 percent of today's terrazzo market," according to George Hardy, executive director of the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA). They also offer outstanding durability and wear, making them tough enough for use in high-traffic commercial and industrial environments. Because the binder is 100% epoxy, the finished floor surface provides greater resiliency, chemical resistance, compressive strengths, and flexibility than cement-based systems.
"Epoxy terrazzo is extremely long wearing," says Robert Cain, president of Key Resin Co., Batavia, Ohio. "It's a 40-year life-expectancy floor, and has the lowest life-cycle cost of any hard floor surface."
There are a few other types of thin-set systems, such as polyacrylate (a latex-fortified cement) and monolithic (a cement-based system with a thin cross-section), but epoxy terrazzo is generally stronger and more durable. Its also less prone to cracking, says Hardy.
The epoxy resin cures overnight and can be polished the next day, permitting faster project turnaround. Traditional terrazzo may require up to seven days of curing before polishing can begin. In addition to the quick curing and finishing time, epoxy terrazzo is also lighter in weight (only about 3 pounds per square foot installed) than thicker cement-based terrazzos. This makes the material more suitable for multistory use.
Because epoxy terrazzo surfaces are smooth, seamless, and nonporous, they are very easy to clean and won't harbor the growth of mold or mildew. They also resist staining caused by chemical, oil, and grease spills. Most manufacturers recommend simply washing the surface with a neutral cleaner, followed by rinsing. In high-traffic areas, the surface should be protected by at least two coats of acrylic or urethane sealer to reduce wear.
Although epoxy terrazzo offers many benefits when compared with other decorative floor toppings, it does have some limitations. Probably the biggest drawback is that the system is nonbreathable, so it traps moisture vapor transmission coming up from the concrete slab. This can result in loosening of the epoxy topping or improper curing. When epoxy terrazzo is installed onto concrete slabs on grade, manufacturers often recommend the installation of a good vapor barrier.
"While moisture transmission is a problem, I wouldn't single out epoxy terrazzo," says Cain. "It's just one of many floor surfaces that can be affected. Moisture transmission can also be a problem with ceramic or resilient tile, wood, and carpeting."
"Another downside is the high cost of initial installation, due to the labor and skill level involved. It's usually not an economical surface to put down in facilities that won't be around for decades," Cain admits. "It's a 40-year floor. If you stretch the cost over the floors life span, though, the maintenance and installation costs are very low."
"Design engineers go nuts over the beautiful layouts and designs you just can't get with any other type of hard-surface flooring," says Cain. As an example, he points to epoxy terrazzo installations at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., which incorporate replications of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters.
The epoxy matrix can be tinted any color, ranging from vivid reds and blues to subtle pastel shades. Many manufacturers also offer computer-matched custom colors. "It's just like paint," says Hardy. "Any color can be reproduced."
However, the epoxy matrix only serves as the setting for the brilliant jewels of decorative aggregate. When revealed by polishing, they provide a rhapsody of sparkling color accents that can either contrast with or complement the epoxy base.
The divider strips further extend the designers freedom. They can be used to separate different colors of terrazzo mixes for intricate designs or as an accent themselves. The dividers are available in a variety of materials including zinc, brass, and colored plastic. They can also be specified in different sizes and shapes.
"Often the divider strips are bent right on the jobsite," says Cain. "On real intricate jobs, some terrazzo contractors bring in an artist to draw the design right on the floor. Then the contractor uses that design as a template to lay out the strips."
These sample color are from Heritage Glass to provide you with ideas of the color selection you have when selecting glass aggregates for terrazzo flooring. These terrazzo aggregates are 98% recycled glass. They provide a durable floor surface suitable for homes, restaurants, businesses, schools, commercial buildings, grocery stores, airports and many other flooring surfaces.
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TERRAZZCO crushes and processes marble, glass, and shell chips varying in color and sizes. We use cone crushers, jaw crushers, and other technology to crush aggregates into fine fillers, micro aggregates, standard sizes (#0-2), and oversized chips.
The majority of our aggregates are packaged in 50-pound bags to decrease lead times and increase convenience for our clients. TERRAZZCO is also able to fulfill larger quantities in supersacks or full truckloads as well.
Larger requests are crushed to order which allows our representatives to provide the most competitive pricing on the market for our clients. TERRAZZCO distributes material anywhere in the United States.
Crushed stone is one of the most accessible natural resources available with production totals reaching 1.36 billion tons per year. TERRAZZCO has the capabilities to crush up to 30 tons of marble and glass chips daily primarily sourced for epoxy terrazzo projects in the United States.
Terrazzo flooring has a long and rich history that dates back over 500 years. The word Terrazzo originated from the Italian word for terraces, it was created purely by chance by Venetian marble workers. During the Fifteenth century workers discovered a new use for discarded chips from slab marble. Artisans began setting odd size marble pieces into clay to pave surfaces and the terraces around their homes, the results were amazing. Over time, the process of creating terrazzo surfaces has evolved and now glass, granite and quartz along with marble chips are used.
The combination of beauty, durability and low maintenance has led to a renaissance in the use of terrazzo over the past decade. Today, terrazzo flooring continues to provide the ultimate in durability and low maintenance, typically lasting the life of the building.
Terroxy Resin Systems is an extensive line of resinous products specially designed for Terrazzo and Industrial Flooring. Terroxy Resin Systems provides peace of mind by enhancing the durability of your flooring system with the finest selection of quality primers, anti-fracture membranes and sealers; helping to make your flooring needs complete.
Commonly used in terrazzo flooring to serve two basic needs: form and function. Aesthetically, divider strips are often the skeleton to the terrazzo floors design, offering architects and interior designers the ability to create custom designs and patterns. Divider Strips may simply serve as a transition between colors or they may be bent on the job site or water-jet cut at the factory to form intricate designs, logo artwork and lettering. The thickness and metal of the divider strip may also be varied to compliment the floorings design. The divider strip can be as apparent or discrete as your design requires.
Aggregates typically representing 70% of the terrazzo flooring design mix. These aggregates are most commonly marble chips; however, glass and other specialty aggregates are also suitable for terrazzo flooring.Domus Terrazzo offersa variety of crushed marble and specialty aggregate for the terrazzo industry. Our history and experience have uncovered the most complete and exciting offerings of specialty aggregate for terrazzo flooring. All chips are produced with a consistent crush, cleaned and dried to ensure a quality terrazzo design mix.
Terroxy Epoxy Matrix offers designers the ability to create the most distinctive patterns and the most vibrant color palette for their projects. This unlimited design and color flexibility is unique to epoxy flooring. By selecting the appropriate colors, patterns and aggregates, designers can create virtually any design imaginable.
Resistant to chemicals, oil, grease and bacteria, Terroxy Epoxy Matrix is ideal for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. This special formulation does not allow for colors to fade or wear thin. The colors you choose today will be just as vibrant in 40 years.
Consider the lifecycle of an average commercial flooring system. During the lifetime of a building, the total cost of flooring may exceed 35 times the initial cost. With terrazzo flooring systems, floors will typically last the lifetime of the structure. While other systems may require many repairs or even replacement utilizing additional valuable resources, terrazzo flooring systems require minimal maintenance. Choosing carpeting over terrazzo flooring may be a cheaper choice now but over time carpet becomes a more expensive flooring option and will need to be replaced.
Browse Popular Samples | Terrazzo Collections Fan DeckDesign specialists can customize colors to meet nearly any design needthe chip combinations and color selections are endless. Samples are custom made to the exact color and aggregate specifications in a 3/8 Terroxy Epoxy Matrix. Call 416.789.5387 to schedule a design consultation.To order samples please contact us at 416.789.5387 to locate your local sales rep.* All samples are made to order, please allow 10-14 days for fabrication of all requests.
Terroxy Resin Systems also provide peace of mind by enhancing the durability of your flooring with the finest selection of quality primers, anti-fracture membranes and sealers; helping to make your flooring needs complete.