Terrazzo is a composite material consisting of chips of marble, quartz, granite or glass (aggregate) in a cementitious mix and is generally used on floors and walls of bathrooms (including shower recesses) and laundries. It is a very dense, highly polished and extremely durable material that was used extensively during the 1960's. It has since fallen out of favour and many renovators are looking at options to update their homes. This includes painting the terrazzo.
Painting TERRAZZO is extremely difficult and is not recommended.
Terrazzo differs from polished concrete in the ratio of aggregate to cementitious material. Terrazzo has a much higher aggregate component.
The issues with painting this material are as follows:
If it is necessary to paint Terrazzo, a heavy duty 2-pack system would have the best chance of success. It is essential to seek advice and engage the services of a professional industrial paint applicator.Share
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