What is DM Terrazzo?
DM Terrazzo is Design Manipulated Terrazzo. DM Terrazzo gives the architect the opportunity to encompass the style of the floor into their vision for the build and the designer the freedom to create a colour palette that is outside the box. Neither are limited to standard colours and ideas. At DM Terrazzo we will work with you to design a solution whether it is floors or fixtures to compliment your vision.
DM Terrazzo is more inline with traditional Terrazzo floors which have been around for hundreds of years. DM Terrazzo is a problem solver and a creative magic wand. A thin layer of DM Terrazzo can be poured on new or existing concrete, transforming it into a new floor. Existing concrete slabs often have imperfections – VCT tile lines, various patching materials from carpet tack strips, trenching, framing braces. This so-called character may be OK with some customers, but not the customer who wants uniformity. Many customers are wanting polished concrete without all the flaws showing up in the finished floor.
DM Terrazzo uses Rapid Set® TRU® is an advanced, professional grade, hydraulic cement-based, architectural topping and resurfacer as its base product. Rapid Set® cement is rapid-hardening calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement, not a portland cement. Rapidset TruTM rapidly levels, maintains workability for 20 minutes, is ready for foot traffic in 2 to 3 hours, produces a smooth, strong surface, has high-bond strength, and ready for coatings in 12 hours and polishing within 24 hours. Integral colours are sourced to colour projects and only the finest aggregates are chosen to complete DM Terrazzo projects. Made from natural materials tonal variation can be expected.
In terms of decorative options, existing concrete slabs are limited to topical color systems. Where as DM Terrazzo can be integrally colored – even multicolored to create designs – dyed and stenciled to create art or graphics and then polished to a high gloss. DM Terrazzo offers an easy solution to make the floor designable, for both decorative and functional effects. It has a unique visual character that can be creatively enhanced in a variety of ways, and it can be gorgeous.
What Makes us Different?
WE have been around concrete for a long time. We have tackled both side of concrete from the form work and installation all the way through to the polishing. We have experienced the changes and growth withing the polished concrete industry and have a wealth of knowledge in how to bring a floor to life. We pride ourselves on pushing boundaries and trying something new. At DM Terrazzo we want to try the different and the challenging, we have created several different pieces of concrete and terrazzo artworks just to test our capabilities.
What Do You Get For Your Money ?
Customised design: The Team will conduct site visits and make a best practice plan. We will work with the architects to devise a design that suits the look and feel everyone is after. Then we go back to the factory and pump out some samples. We do this to get an idea of the different variations and colours we can provide. Due to the inherent characteristics of concrete like products, the use of natural products and the application method
Design approval: After the sample has been approved we start the hard work. The floor will be prepared correctly ready for installation. The control joints and floor patterns are placed prior to the material being poured. , small areas of unexposed aggregate and some tonal variation may occur within the floor and this is to be expected with DM Terrazzo.
The Magic: Once poured the next day we start polishing the floor and can create floor art. As you watch the process you can see your floor turn from old and tired into a piece of artwork beneath your feet.
Cleaning Program: Depending on the finish will will devise a cleaning plan and recommend the right chemicals to clean your floor to keep it looking fresh and beautiful for a lifetime.