TERRAZZO TILES Material & Characteristics
When installing any Terrazzo tiles, it is important to gain an understanding of the material composition and characteristics of the various types of Terrazzo tiles being considered.
Composition. Fibonacci Stone Terrazzo tiles are produced finished and do not require further polishing following installation. Tiles are manufactured using specialised techniques with the final product consisting of more than 75% natural stone bonded with an inorganic binder (Portland cement) and pigment oxides used for colour. This allows the density to increase, resulting an exceptionally strong but thin profile product with excellent physical mechanical properties. All monolayer Terrazzo tiles are classified moisture sensitive and the right choice of materials and installation methods is essential to the success of your installation.
Aesthetic. Consistent with all cementitious products tonal variation in the final aesthetic will appear due to moisture evaporation. Terrazzo tiles will continue to release small amounts of moisture throughout the life of the installation. Terrazzo tiles will typically show a lighter shade to the perimeter of the tile known as “TV effect”. This is a result of evaporation of moisture but also the smaller aggregate within the tile congregating to the perimeter.
Versatile. The tiles can be polished in-situ to achieve a completely flat floor surface. This is an option sometimes considered for shopping centres and airports where trolleys are being utilised.
Edging & Profiles. Completely homogenous, Terrazzo tiles can be profiled to create edging as required. Only use experienced stonemasons with required tools and methods to achieve the optimal result.
For more information contact the Fibonacci Stone technical support team at 1300 342 662 or email at email@example.com