Mid Century Modern Terrazzo
Off-white terrazzo over plywood sub floor
For this mid century modern home
We met with the client and talked about the various options to blend the various original elements of the home. The client expressed blending in the fireplace stone, slate floor in the entrance and the warm tones of the walnut wood paneling. 4 different variations were produced over the course of 3 months. Local recycled materials were sourced and crushed. Bags of venetian marble from Matrix that were sitting on the shelf for 50 years were used at the end of the day.
Victoria Stone Design are making steps to source and utilize local recycled materials whenever possible. Once the sample was approved, we then had to find suitable materials to replace imported aggregates. In this case we source Vancouver Island marble and screened it using a small laboratory unit from UVIC Engineering Department. Recycled glass was crushed and screened as well.
Blending of Aggregates
The 5 different aggregates were blended according the the proportions of the small sample mix and prepared for the pour.
The subfloor for this home was shiplap with 1/2 plywood nailed down. We made some repairs and added thousands of screws before installling an anti fracture membrane. The uncoupled membrane was then covered with a fibrous UHPC mixture at 1/2″.
Pour the terrazzo
The off-white terrazzo was poured in 4 large panels separated by brass divider strips. The divider strips allow for reasonable sized pours and help with crack control in key areas.