Terrazzo is a composite material either poured in place or precast or hydraulically pressed as tiles. Terrazzo is used for floor and wall decorative finishes. It consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips; sprinkled or unsprinkled, and poured with a binder that is cementitious, chemical or a combination of both. Terrazzo is cured, ground and polished to a smooth surface or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.
Bharat’s Terrazzo floors are made from top quality materials such as Italian marble, the finest white marble chips, scintillating glass or mirrors. White or cream Terrazzo provides an elegant backdrop for classic or contemporary furnishings. Coloured glass creates an elegant bejewelled floor.
At Bharat Floorings we have always been committed to social responsibility, and are proud to be the first company in India to introduce "green tiles". These exclusive tiles come with a high recycled content and are locally produced. The Ecostone™ product range conforms to LEED ratings and helps ensure that the building is not only aesthetically appealing, but also environmentally friendly. Wasabi Restaurant at Taj Mahal Palace & Towers, Mumbai was one of the first users of Bharat’s green tiles, made with recycled glass.
Advantages of Terrazzo
The obvious advantage to Terrazzo, besides its beauty, is the fact it will last for centuries. However, there are a number of other good reasons to choose Terrazzo floors.
Terrazzo is ‘green’ since it’s made from all natural materials, there are no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in Terrazzo and because it’s usually made from stone chips and scraps it also has a high percentage of recycled material.
Terrazzo is versatile – You can install Terrazzo inside or outside. It can be used to provide a beautiful patio or pool deck, a clean, elegant and long lasting indoor floor and, with its ability to withstand heavy foot traffic, an ideal floor for malls, offices, building lobbies, landings and steps.
Terrazzo is healthy – since it’s made primarily from stone, Terrazzo is bacteria resistant. It’s easy to clean without using any potentially hazardous chemicals - warm water and a little soap will keep it looking great for years.
Terrazzo has unlimited design possibilities – Terrazzo floors can be produced from tiles or can be poured on site and the choice of colours, as well as the actual floor shape and design can be customized to satisfy even the most demanding architect or home owner. Every Terrazzo floor is unique, so there is never a need to worry about another Terrazzo floor looking the same as yours.
In-Situ Terrazzo here at Bharat Floorings, we have been installing Terrazzo floors since 1923. Beautiful coloured Terrazzo lobbies and wall claddings were installed by Bharat in the art deco buildings of the 1930s and 40s, and monochromatic floors have been the latest preference. With in situ panel sizes up to 1 x 1 meter, you can get a lovely seamless look at your site. We use the very best materials and jointing is done using glass or metal dividers.