TERRAZZO is a composite material made of selected decorative aggregates (stone, glass and others) and a resinous or modified portland cement matrix.
TERRAZZO covering systems are poured, ground and polished to a smooth surface, which is typically chosen for floors, stairs and walls because of its exclusive and extremely durable finish.

Main benefits ◊ advantages

CASTAN FLOOR TERRAZZO covering solutions enable the design and installation of highly creative and customized flooring Projects for high traffic areas, delivering performance, durability and low maintenance costs.
Designers may further extend their freedom by using decorative divider strips to introduce contrasting colors, textures, patterns and figures. Dividers are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials, including zinc, brass, and colored plastic.

CASTAN FLOOR TERRAZZO is a unique and powerfull communication tool for the design of Concept spaces and experience centric design Projects for business areas so diverse such as Hospitality, Retail, Transportation, Health Care, Education, Culture or Media.

Historical Roots

TERRAZZO is a flooring system with ancestor roots. Archaeologists use the word terrazzo to describe early Neolithic building floors uncovered in several settlements, namely in Western Asia. Much recently, venetian construction workers further enhanced this flooring material using clay, marble chips from upscale jobs, and goat milk as a sealer.

After 1920, with the introduction of electric industrial grinders and other power equipments, large scale TERRAZZO flooring became widely adopted. Several examples of TERRAZZO floors dated from the first half of de 20th century are still in good service condition. In the 1970s, polymer-based terrazzo was introduced and today most new terrazzo installations use epoxy binders. The last technical developments brought Terrazzo flooring to the standards of durability and design that one can observe in much high traffic public spaces.