Are you looking to remodel your kitchen with an affordable floor tile option? Are you in the process of designing a new bathroom or patio with an esthetically pleasing tile? Perhaps you just want some information on the benefits that terrazzo tiling could provide your home. What your individual circumstances are, the fact of the matter is that there is never a bad time to invest in a quality terrazzo installation service from R A Design & Build General Contractor.
Positives and Negatives of Traditional Terrazzo Method
When it comes to terrazzo, there are two main options to choose from. First, there is the modern or epoxy style terrazzo that is generally quite thin, easy to install and has high color availability. On the other hand, there is the more traditional cement-based method that has been used for centuries is more durable and extremely water and stain resistant. Other advantages of the traditional, or sand-cushion method as it is often known, is that it hides subfloor imperfections if the concrete base isn’t completely level. While, on top of that, the sand-layer of the traditional terrazzo method absorbs and allows for some subfloor movement which can help prevent cracks.
On the other side of the coin, the negatives of this traditional approach to terrazzo tiling is that the concrete slab has to be dropped two-and-a-half to three inches below the finished height of the floor. The drawback of this type of terrazzo is that it is only possible for it to be implemented in a new construction project, so it must be planned very far in advance. As a result, it is almost never possible to use this type of terrazzo tiling installation in remodeled homes. On top of that, this is also the heaviest tiling option at 25 to 30 pounds per square feet. It is also harder to clean this type of terrazzo tile and it can only be installed indoors.
Three Advantages ofTerrazzo
One of the greatest qualities of terrazzo is that it is extremely difficult to narrow down its advantages to three benefits. However, if R A Design & Build General Contractor were to choose three of the most apparent benefits of terrazzo then the following factors would be very close to the list:
The non-porous nature of terrazzo means that it easily removes all forms of bacteria. On top of that, any cleaning that takes place can be done without the use of harsh chemicals.
The simple fact of the matter is that terrazzo is extremely durable. The durability that this type of tile offers means that in many cases, it will last longer than the home it was built in.
The intricate composition of terrazzo means that it will almost certainly never require replacing. Saving you both time and money in the long-term. If you want a tile that looks great and is guaranteed to stand the test of time, then you need to look at terrazzo today.