This project was done in two separate pours. The left side of the store was done with black concrete that was seeded with M.O.P, italian red granite, and a mine byproduct of 3/8" aggregate. The form dividing the two pours was cribbed like a big 1/2 moon with concave side facing to east side of store. The left side of store was poured natural grey with no seed.
Our objective was to create an aesthetic look where heavy concrete terrazzo meets lightly ground salt and pepper surface with a topical dye and sawcuts applied to left side creating a look where two different floors come smashing together..as per clients very specific request. After pouring and seeding the left side, we put minimal sawcuts in for crack inhibition, then applied a hydration blanket for even curing.
We stripped the centre arch form and i took a 4" angle grinder with diamond blade to the nice curve and hacked it up to simulate the look of a massive crack--as per clients request. We then poured our natural grey up to the massive 80' long manmade crack. We applied a hydration blanket to the left side of the store and allowed to cure for 2 months. We returned to deeply grind the seeded side to find all the seed and chip. We lighlty ground the right side to find salt and pepper, then sawcut a tile pattern in, airbrushed a terracotta/coffee bean stain, and grouted the entire area. Finally we polished entire surface to 8000grit. The challenge for me was keeping the floor flat from concept to install where a heavy terrazzo floor meets a salt and pepper floor = if you think about this-it was nerve racking.
We had a lot of fun on this job, and the client said, "I'm tired of getting compliments on this floor. I have to explain what we did to every single customer!"
Of over 100 installs, this was one of my all time favorites. The design came from Jordan, the owner, and I figured out how to install it - the sample that was approved became my kitchen table!