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Classes of Polished Concrete & Terrazzo

difference in classes

Terrazzo Classes

Classes of Terrazzo systems


  • Rustic Terrazzo- Terrazzo with a non-ground, textured surface, for exterior use. This system is available with Bonded and Monolithic Terrazzo
  • Bonded Terrazzo: A cement matrix and underbed system for interior and exterior areas where conditions require 30mm to 45mm of recessed depth to be filled in addition to the 13mm terrazzo topping.
  • Monolithic Terrazzo- This 13mm thick cement matrix veneer placed upon a provided concrete slab is dependent on the concrete quality for flatness and crack prevention. On grade or below grade only.
  • Polyacrylate Terrazzo- A nominal 10mm think polymer modified cement matrix veneer placed upon a provided level concrete slab. Polymer provides strength to allow for thinner applications of cementitious systems.
  • Epoxy Terrazzo- A nominal 6mm or 10mm thick resin matrix veneer placed upon a level concrete slab; Also can be specified with glass, synthetic, or granite aggregates in lieu of marble to provide brilliant colors or chemical resistance.
  • Sand Cushion Terrazzo: A cement matrix topping underbed with wire reinforcing, isolation sheet, and sand layer system for interior floor use.

Gloss Level

Classes of Gloss Level


Polished Concrete Council of Australia Polished Concrete Appearance Chart
LEVELNAMEDistinctness of image (DOI) glossIMAGE CLARITY VALUE %
1HonedImages of objects being reflected have a flat appearance with zero reflection. This is a high non-slip option used in exterior areas0-9
2Flat/matteImages of objects being reflected have a matte appearance10-39  
3SatinImages of objects being reflected do not have a sharp and crisp appearance but can be identified40-69
4 Highly PolishedImages of objects being reflected have a sharp and crisp appearance as would be seen in a mirror like reflection70-100