Terrazzo vs Polished Concrete

Two of our favorite interior flooring materials are terrazzo and polished concrete. We offer these durable and effective designs for our clientele in the Sarasota area. Let’s do a side-by-side comparison of the two and show you why people like them so much.

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Terrazzo vs Polished Concrete

Terrazzo is pretty similar to polished concrete in terms of its appearance, sustainability, and generally low upkeep requirements. There are, however, a few significant differences between the two.

Polished concrete is created by diamond honing an appropriate slab of concrete to achieve the higher aesthetic. Terrazzo comes from 15th century Venetians who pieced together marble scraps to form a primitive version of what we have today.

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The cement you find in Terrazzo is usually either a Portland cement or epoxy. Marble chips make the bulk of it, and give the floor a pleasant speckled appearance.

It’s become very popular lately as a reliable way to produce a long lasting floor that is easy to clean, as well as being hypoallergenic.

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You can add polished concrete to your home from either existing concrete or an entirely new pour. It’s very low maintenance, and it helps families with small children or elderly relatives because it’s more slip resistant than other materials. Polished concrete is environmentally friendly, too, since it does not contain VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

Where would you find polished concrete? This material occupies many common settings such as restaurants, warehouses, hospitals, gyms, and homes.

Intra-State Terrazzo & Concrete Services in Sarasota

We offer service work on both of these fine materials. If you’re in the Sarasota area, whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, we’re happy to help rejuvenate your floors. This covers everything from kitchens and bathrooms to outdoor courtyards and parking lots.
Intra-State Terrazzo offers several floor refurbishment services for both the interior and exterior of your home or business. You don’t have to endure cracked, grooved, or warped floors any longer. Give us a call so we can inspect your project and give you a free estimate. You can reach us at 941-758-3104.

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