What kind of flooring is this?

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    What kind of flooring is this?

    Trying to identify this flooring in our kitchen. Super hard surface, soaks up anything that drips on it, metal edging between squares. I hit it with a wire wheel on a grinder and it made zero effect.

    pavers? Pour in place? The edges nest the metal trim. Stone? They are sitting not glued or stuck to slab below. Trying to find so I can replace a few broken ones. 70’s or 80’s vintage?

    #2
    Reminds me of a terrazzo floor but without the stone chips / highlights. Terazzo is poured just like that. It hasn't been sealed either.

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      #3
      Ohhh hmmmm. Yeah wondering if it’s that with no colors added.

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        #4
        I'll guess some sort of pour in place thing. The metals probably there to keep you from getting one huge slab that'll crack nonstop. I'd figure it'd stick to the subfloor though

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          #5
          How old is your house?

          Looks like asbestos, just thick.

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            #6
            Looks like evernoob's back with sploog on it.

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              #7
              Yeah it’s not asbestos. Per googleing the process looks very much like terrazzo. Wonder how hard it will be to repost this. I’m assuming they make a mix and I level it then polish it and seal it?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Kyle View Post
                Yeah it’s not asbestos. Per googleing the process looks very much like terrazzo. Wonder how hard it will be to repost this. I’m assuming they make a mix and I level it then polish it and seal it?
                Yep and it will never match

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ted_Kaczynski View Post
                  Looks like evernoob's back with sploog on it.
                  Voice of experience?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by 2big bronco

                    Yep and it will never match
                    I know with grout you can crush up and add the old to the new to help match it better. No idea if that's possible with his floor though.
                    Big Labia Matter

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by 2big bronco View Post

                      Yep and it will never match
                      Exactly. I might have to polish the entire floor and reseal it 🤷‍♂️?

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                        #12
                        I think I got it. Built like terrazzo but a thin layer of sand to keep the concrete from binding to the floor to help prevent cracking, possibly a mortar or thinset I have to figure that out and how to get it close. Then grind it smooth and probably seal it.

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                          #13
                          Its sealed lwc with a short duration curing compound. No idea what the ag is.

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                            #14
                            Dog pee and hair under from previous owners. Yuck.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 2big bronco View Post

                              Yep and it will never match

                              gotta find the single old Italian dude in the whole state (possibly Mexican depending on location), that can fix it. There was a guy in toronto years ago who had a massive cube van full of 5 gallon pails of size/colour sorted aggregate, who could flawlessly match any terrazzo floor.

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