This selection of Terrazzo marble chips and semiprecious shell aggregates is available in various grain sizes, from the finest powders up to 15 mm/ 0,6”. All these Terrazzo marble aggregates are selected from the best quarries in Italy and processed exclusively in Italy. You can either use one type of terrazzo aggregates or mix different ones together to achieve a multicolored terrazzo texture.
You can use the finest grain sizes of these Terrazzo marble aggregates also to give a natural color effect to the finish: yellow stones and grey stones give a lot of tone to the material. They can be used for flooring as well as in terrazzo countertops.
Design your own terrazzo pattern or ask us for advice on which terrazzo chips to use in your project!
We supply the Terrazzo aggregates in grain sizes ranging from 0 to 15 mm / 0,6”. Normally, when making a Terrazzo floor, you mix different grain sizes to create a specific grain-size distribution curve. This is needed to obtain the best technical and aesthetic results.
Each set of Magnesite is composed of 48 kg of powder and 20 kg of a liquid component. Normally, we prepare 68 kg of terrazzo aggregates, from very fine marble up to the maximum desired size. In this way, we mix 1 part of magnesite with 1 part of terrazzo marble aggregates. Here’s how to calculate the costs of Magnesite Terrazzo. To make 1 mm on 1 sq. m you need about 2,2 kg of Magnesite mixture. Therefore, if you make a Terrazzo flooring of about 1 cm you need 22 kg of mixture. The required kilograms are achieved also by adding terrazzo aggregates, which are cheaper. For example, to achieve 1 cm you can use 10 kg of Magnesite and 12 kg of Terrazzo marble aggregates. The quantity of terrazzo aggregates can be increased up to double the weight of Magnesite to reduce costs. Note that to make a 1 cm terrazzo floor you have to apply 12 mm of material and then sand out 2 mm.
Yes, if the tiles have no oil or wax over them, just clean from grease and dust, and apply a coat of Stucco Italiano’s GLP – Gap Levelling Plaster with a trowel. When it’s dry, you can pour the Magnesite Terrazzo mixture directly on top of it.
Magnesite Terrazzo is easier to waterproof than Cement Terrazzo. This is because its binder is already very resistant to oil spillages and similar. If you are looking for a natural protection, you can use our EcoTop oil blend and natural waxes. Differently, if you want to have the most waterproof protection for your Terrazzo flooring, we offer a selection of the best polyurethane varnishes available in the market.
Which one to choose? It’s a matter of taste. However, we have to consider the history of Terrazzo tiles to understand why they became so widespread. Terrazzo tiles became popular in the 1920s, when the building industry had to satisfy the middle class’ demand for elegant yet cheap solutions. A compromise that, according to some, has debased the Venetian terrazzo as an artisanal product, but which, on the other hand, has increased notably its diffusion. At the time, the on-site installation of cement terrazzo seamless textures was a costly and long process. Today, thanks to better installation tools and polishing machines, seamless Terrazzo installation is faster and easier. The usage of Magnesite as a binder for Terrazzo makes it even more simple and less expensive. Because, unlike cement, Magnesite doesn’t shrink, it can be applied in very thin layers, without the need of terrazzo divider strips. Moreover, it dries in only 24 hours, contrarily to cement that cures in 2-3 weeks. Therefore, stunning yet cheap Terrazzo seamless textures can be obtained in the blink of an eye. Because they have no joints, where dirt normally accumulates, Terrazzos seamless floors are easier to clean. In general, tiles are becoming less popular in modern design, giving way to the simplicity of lines and the minimalist aesthetics of continuous floors.