Jyamiti & Sea provides cast-in-situ flooring services for terrazzo and other cement based finishes like IPS. This service is available across India.
We have executed projects in Goa, Bangalore and Hyderabad already with well known architects and clients.
What is Terrazzo?
In layman's language, terrazzo is the composite material and finish obtained by mixing course aggregates to concrete and then later polishing the set material to reveal the aggregates in a random or intended pattern across the surface of the material
The photos above show some of the cast-in-situ terrazzo flooring projects we have executed.
Terrazzo, as a technique, can be traced back to ancient mosaics of Egypt. However, 18th century Italy (Venice, in particular) is when and where most of the current form of terrazzo evolved.
Although, terrazzo is making a huge comeback as a premium material for floorings, tabletops, countertops, wall finishes, etc., the material, as such, is not new to us. We have all grown up seeing terrazzo floors in our childhood homes or at least in some houses we visited in our childhood. The term 'mosaic' is what we are more familiar with when we talk about terrazzo.
Variations in Terrazzo
Regular terrazzo is what we have seen mostly so far. These have natural stone or glass aggregates scattered randomly in a cement base. The cement base can be of different colours as in the photos below. Stone and Glass chips colours are more limited. The concentration of chips can be played around with, as can be the sizes to give it a unique look.
Scarpa Terrazzo, also called Venetian Terrazzo in India
Scarpa Terrazzo has marble or other natural stone inlays in geometric or inorganic shapes arranged across the floor. The terrazzo material is then cast between these pieces to give the final result a visually stunning appearance.
Epoxy Terrazzo is a system where the base is of a resinous epoxy material with fine marble or other powders mixed to give it an opaque appearence. Aggregates are used as in regular terrazzo. Epoxy terrazzo has the advantage of quick turnaround times and is as such used in large scale commercial projects. The cost is around 2-2.5 times. that of regular terrazzo.
We, at Jyamiti & Sea, do not provide epoxy terazzo installations as a service.
Why Jyamiti & Sea's Terrazzo
Jyamiti & Sea provides a high quality terrazzo flooring solution that is not only aesthetically stunning, but is also durable.
Over the years, we have developed our own mix of raw materials that makes our terrazzo less prone to developing surface cracks than of other suppliers in the market. Our material also makes it possible to have spacers at larger intervals than regular terrazzo, which allows for more creative designs without compromising on the quality of the floor.
Our attention to details allows us to bring to life the designs of architects and interior designers. We have invested time with our implementation team members to ensure that they understand the importance of the finer aspects of execution.
These are some of the reasons why our terrazzo costs more than the cheaper terrazzo options in the market.
At Jyamiti & Sea, we help you decide the final look you want to achieve through our consultations. Get in touch with us to add this premium, yet earthy material to your home and make a statement.
Q. Where do we provide our cast-in-situ terrazzo flooring services?
A. Cast-in-situ terrazzo flooring services are currently available across India
Q. Do we make terrazzo floor tiles?
A. At the moment we are not doing Terrazzo or any kind of cement based tiles.
Q. How long does terrazzo flooring take?
A. Terrazzo flooring will take a minimum of about 20 days for a small space measuring less than 500 sq ft and will take more time if the area is bigger. Also, certain terrazzo designs take more time to prepare, cast and polish. Since a lot of terrazzo work is about the details, it is difficult to work with a very crunched timeline.
Q. What are the colours possible?
A. Pigments are added to give the cement it's colour. A broad range of colours are possible by mixing different pigements. While our aim is to achieve the intended colour perfectly, because the mixing process is manual, and because cement at times do not interact in the same way with pigment and also at times because of variations in the raw pigment itself, some variation in the shade of the colour can be expected. As a result, it is better to have an open mind to this variation when you are looking for terrazzo.
Normally, aggregates in terrazzo are either natural stones, glass or a mix of both.
Natural stones are available broadly in six colours - white, black, maroon/red, yellow, dark green and pink/peach. Glasses are normally available in transparent, brown, green, olive green and dark blue. Light blue glasses are also available, but are rarer to find. That said, at times, other shades of glasses might be possible to be sourced as well.
Q. Are terrazzo floors porous and absorb spilt liquid and stain?
A. Naturally, yes, they are. However, sealants are applied nowadays to make the floor stain and liquid resistant to a large extent.
Q. Will a terrazzo floor crack?
A. Yes, terrazzo floors will develop cracks at some point, probably.
However, over time we have developed our techniques and materials that are much less prone to cracks than a regularly executed terrazzo floor. That said, it's best to take a few cracks as part of the terrazzo floor aesthetics.
Q. Is terrazzo floor seamless?
A. Yes, terrazzo is much more seamless than a floor executed by laying tiles. It is advisable to break the floor using spacers into smaller segments to reduce the chances of cracking.
Q. Is terrazzo floor difficult to maintain?
A. Not at all. Mostly terrazzo needs a good mopping on a daily basis, which is anyways done in most households or commercial spaces. A well mopped floor develops its own shine and water / stain resistance over a period of time.
If you need to know more, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer your questions.