Terrazzo floor process
Careful planning and communication between the owners, interior designer team, and construction managers is critical to a great outcome. Stone Design's services include consultation on curing/ placing/ mix design/ crack control and construction timing. Concrete can get away from you fast, proper planning and communication helps to prevent problems and results great floors.
material selection/ pallete
A black integral colour was added to the 28 MPA concrete. One yard of green 1" BC granite aggregate, combined with #1 and #3 black glass was seeded into the concrete slab after it was bull floated. A Squamish aggregate provider batched a special band of stone that the author came across when climbing the chief. Once the slab was power troweled, a curing agent helped prevent surface evaporation and the resulting cracks. Stone Design worked with the Farmer Construction team who went out of their way to accommodate this technical installation.
CRACK CONTROL / EXPANSION CUTS
saw cuts were made the next day with a soft cut machine to prevent shrinkage cracks in the freshly poured concrete slab. These cuts are back filled and routered once the slab is cured. As of July 2019, we still have a couple days to go back and touch up/ router a couple lines as project schedule time ran short. One small area was pre poured prior to Stone Design getting involved and is the only place where there is a crack in the whole building (so far, cross fingers).
fresh sealer applied to polished floor
covering finished floor to protect during construction
The decorative logo was a detailed piece that incorporated a cnc cut template, brass divider strips, 3 different colours of concrete and seeding of aggregate.