DIVIDER STRIPS

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF

DIVIDER STRIPS

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.


TIMELINE

1700s

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

marble colors.

1920s

Wooden strips were soon replaced

with brass divider strips.

1930s

White metal strips were developed.

1940s

During the World War II era, plastic

strips were developed as metal

became a necessity during this

period to build tanks, ships, planes

and weapons.

Aluminum Divider Strips

World War II Propaganda


TIMELINE

2010s

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

strip layouts:


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”


THANKS FOR VIEWING

Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo

1709 University Commercial Place

Charlotte, North Carolina 28213

USA

Tel: (704) 921-4940

Fax: (704) 921-4941

info@doyledickersonterrazzo.com

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©2016 Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo, Inc.

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