Terrazzo Worktop by our team of skilled stonemasons at this fabulous home in Margate for Channel 4, George Clarke's Old House, New Home.
White Terrazzo Kitchen surface, with this composite material made from mixing stone and glass fragments of different colours to result in its application as a work surface.
This Terrazzo worktop, upstands and other work surfaces were installed by our team in this fabulous refurbishment in Margate. Not only that we, at MKW Surfaces supplied the White Terrazzo worktop, but we also provided the homeowners with beautiful Italian Black Slate for the stairs, shower tray in the bathroom and the fireplace hearts in the living room.
Although this semi-detached Victorian house is magnificent per Se, one of the stars in the show of George Clarke’s Old House New Home, was our white terrazzo product, applied to both the kitchen and utility room areas. The restoration consisted in keeping elements of the old-age but including materials that are both practical and easy to use in modern life.
Venecia quartz stone was the preferred choice, because it reinterprets the beauty of traditional terrazzo, whilst boasting superior performance features. The stone is available in dimensions of 3050x1400mm, which allowed us to avoid joints in most parts of the design. Although this surface is available in both 20mm and 30mm thicknesses, a 20mm kitchen worktop brought about a modern touch to the final design.
To know more about this project and see the final result of this imaginative transformation, feel free to go to Channel 4, and watch Episode 6, Series 4 of George Clarke’s Old House, New Home
*None of the products or services included in the programme are endorsed personally or professionally by either George Clarke, Amazing Productions or Channel 4. All product selection is made by the relevant home owners based on their professional/family requirements.
*We would like to thank @Amazingtelly for the photographs and media displayed in this article
|PROPERTY||UNITS OF MEASURAMENT||TYPICAL VALUE|
|FIRE REACTION (EUROCLASSES) : UNE-EN-ISO 9239-1:2002 & ISO 1716:2002||Euroclassses||A2fl s1|
|THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT: UNE EN 14617-11:2006||ºC-1||2,18 x 105|
|FLEXURAL RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14617-2:2005||MPa||55 – 65|
|IMPACT RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14617-9:2005||J||12 – 15|
|SLIP RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14231:2004||USRV||6 wet 37 dry|
|WATER ABSORPTION : UNE EN 14617-1:2005||%||0,06 – 0,08|
|APPARENT DENSITY : UNE EN 14617-1:2005||kg/m3||2,300 – 2,400|
|ABRASION RESISTANCE : UNE-EN 14617-3:2005||mm||28 – 30|
|CHEMICAL RESISTANCE : UNE EN 14617-10: 2005||C4||C4 Alkalis: Materials maintaining at least 80% of their resistance reference value after 8 hours. Surface hardness|
|SURFACE HARDNESS : UNI EN 101 Ceramic tiles.||MOHS||6 -7|
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