Architectural Terrazzite is a seamless polished synthetic alternative to terrazzo flooring and is designed to mimic the sheen of marble. Terrazzite was developed for the commercial market by one of the largest resin manufacturers in New Zealand Nuplex. It is an architecturally designed stone finish product that is resin based and can be laid minimum 6mm thick on most sound floor surfaces. Very little additional weight is added to the floors. Extremely durable and suitable for heavy foot traffic areas, which makes it particularly suited for any refurbishment. Terrazzite can be laid over existing floor gives architects and designer the ability to change the old-style terrazzo or ceramic tiles to modern style seamless flooring, that is durable, has low maintains and It safes on cost and time of removing existing floor.
Architectural Terrazzite has an excellent aesthetic appeal. The final effect is determined by both the resin base colour and the choice of Marble chips. The only limitation is your imagination with unlimited choice of colour, chip appearance for overall layout. The floors may be laid with colour patterns, borders, metal dividing or in any effect preferred.
There are different types of application for terrazzite to suit your needs:
Architectural Terrazzite (Polyester Based)- A blend of coloured polyester resin, coloured marble aggregate and filler can be trowelled over existing concrete, tiles or terrazzo surfaces. Polyester based system is fast curing ( 1.5 hours or drying time), which means no down time for business, a broad range of designs features and colour options with long term durability, making it ideal modern decorative floors for high traffic use.
- Standard has installation odour for 3hrs
- ZV odour free system zero volatile organic compound
Polyurethane Terrazzo (Cement Based) – uses a cement matrix, has 3 hours curing and has no odour. This system usually thicker and heavier than an epoxy system. They offer a wide colour palette and create beautiful surfaces and some can be used outdoors
Epoxy Terrazzo – uses an epoxy matrix to bind the aggregates. It has 12 hours curing time, its chemical resistance and it has tensile-compressive strengths not found in cement based systems. Excellent for multi-coloured patterns and designs and durable.
This system is lighter than other terrazzite systems it has the lowest maintenance cost due to non- absorbency. Epoxy terrazzo can be installed with minimal dividers providing seamless characteristics for sanitary areas or aesthetic.