Terrazzo has stood the test of time in buildings throughout South Africa for ±60 years. Union Tiles has been producing terrazzo tiles for 95 years now. The durability of terrazzo tiles is illustrated by the handmade pattern terrazzo tiles in the oldest pub in South Africa, located in Matjiesfontein and dating back to the early 1900’s.
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Terra-Stone is a technically full bodied conglomerate tile, available in a slim line 300x300x13mm and 600x600x20mm format. It is manufactured in a wide selection of standard colours, as well as a variety of finishes. Examples are Carpet Stone and Lava Stone for outdoor areas due to the exceptional textured non-slip finish, and Classic Polished for indoor applications due to its smooth surface.
Terra-Stone has unique features in that they can be rejuvenated years later by regrinding and polishing to reveal a brand new surface, ensuring more than a lifetime of service. Terra-Stone is 50% thinner, meaning it is much lighter in weight than conventional terrazzo. This makes Terra-Stone suitable for both wall and floor applications.
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Terra-Stone is hardwearing yet beautiful, suitable for interiors or exteriors, and easy to maintain. Terra-Stone is the right choice for your home or business and is especially suited to very high traffic areas due to its full bodied properties. It also helps that natural stone is right on the surface of the tile – this is the secret to its massive wear resistance properties and durability.
A unique feature of the Classic Polished range, besides laying them in the conventional manner, similar to porcelain and ceramic tiles, is that, as an alternative option, joints and tiles can be smooth ground after laying. Union Tiles’ matching coloured tile grout with UFT bonding liquid is to be used to achieve a “grooveless floor” finish.
Lava Stone is a finely textured, non-slip surface, where the slightly protruding aggregates are diamond polished, to ensure the surface, although non-slip, is smooth to the touch and easy to maintain.
And last but not least, Terra-Stone’s Rustico Range, for external or internal domestic application, has an “Authentic Cement Wash Effect” available in charcoal, dove grey and nutmeg.
Please see the website for more information www.terrazzotiles.co.za (t) (011) 663 2000