What's terrazzo?

Terrazzo VIA

Terrazzo is a floor covering made of mineral materials that has been known since ancient times. The probably oldest terrazzo floors are dated to the time around 8,000 B.C. and were found in today's southeast of Turkey.

The soils of this time consisted of lime mortar and lime chippings. In the further course of history, aggregates such as limestone, marble and Portland cement, invented in the 19th century, followed.

Terrazzo was also used in churches in Central Europe and enjoyed great popularity in the Gründerzeit and at the turn of the century. The advantages of the resilient and durable terrazzo floor were already appreciated at that time.

Terrazzo then and now

After being displaced by floor coverings such as ceramic tiles or PVC, high-quality terrazzo floors are now regaining popularity. Their use is not limited to villas, churches and railway stations. The decorative and hard-wearing floor covering is also convincing in your own four walls.

In the past, terrazzo was cast, sanded and polished directly on site. This so-called Ortsterrazzo, or also Gussterrazzo, was rolled out in a surface. The result was a jointless surface. Until the middle of the 20th century the floor covering was "laid" in this form.

Modern production takes place in the form of slabs and can be easily transported and laid to the place of use. VIA manufactures in the traditional way, with coloured aggregates and coloured cement. Neither plastics nor synthetic resins are used in the production of the panels.

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