A BRIEF HISTORY OF
IN TERRAZZO FLOORING
Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is a terrazzo contractor in Charlotte,
North Carolina. We are dedicated to honing the craft of terrazzo,
providing a floor that will last for generations. This booklet
features a brief history on divider strips, its purpose in terrazzo
flooring, and installation photos displaying how divider strips can
help create a flooring design only limited to your imagination.
Purpose of a Divider Strip
During a terrazzo installation, the divider strips are placed in the
terrazzo as a means of separating epoxy resin colors and act as a
control Divider strips joint, are which placed reduces in terrazzo the as a means amount of separating of cracks epoxy in resin the flooring. colors and
act as a control joint, which reduces the amount of cracking in the surface.
Like many great imports coming to
America, terrazzo soon followed.
Gifted craftsmen started paving the
way for terrazzo to become a staple
in the flooring industry for years to
come. With the advancement in
installation methods, wood strips
were introduced to divide different
Wooden strips were soon replaced
with brass divider strips.
White metal strips were developed.
During the World War II era, plastic
strips were developed as metal
became a necessity during this
period to build tanks, ships, planes
Aluminum Divider Strips
World War II Propaganda
Currently, there is wide range of
materials being used as divider strips
today. Most divider strips are made
from zinc, aluminum, brass, stainless
steel and plastics.
Installers can cut divider strips at a
construction site or use a waterjet
machine to create a customized
terrazzo design out of metals like
aluminum, zinc or brass.
Check out some of these divider
Types of Divider Strips
a. Standard Divider Strip with Anchoring Device
This strip is available in white alloy of zinc or brass
and 14,16, or B & S gauge. It is extensively used in
Sand cushion, bonded, and other structural types of
cementitious types of terrazzo.
b. Heavy Top Divider Strip with Anchoring Device
This strip is available in white alloy of zinc or galvanized
steel bottom section. Top section available in white
alloy of zinc or brass and width of top section is 1/8”,
1/4”, 3/8” or 1/2”
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Charlotte, North Carolina 28213
Tel: (704) 921-4940
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