Description

Seeding or Broadcasting Natural Aggregates, Colored Glass, 

 

Terrazzo Chips/Stone, Rock Salt, etc.

 

Into Wet Resin or Concrete

 The possibilities are limited only by the imagination

or the whims of the client.

(see short video below)

(the above pictured job ( #1 merrimac stone), and in the video below has been down for over 20 years in a Northern climate and still looks the same as the day it was poured)  

Often overlooked by resinous flooring and decking contractors, these aggregate and/or glass combo systems offer a whole new approach to a unique looking decorative surface for ramps, floors, and decks.

Decorative concrete contractors have seeded/broadcast onto fresh concrete for years.  Specialty systems such as Lithocrete, have been developed around the seeding/broadcasting on fresh concrete. 

A vast majority of broadcast chip sizes into concrete are #0 up to #3. Our experience is up to #4 chips size (~1/2" / ~12mm) but  the machine may broadcast larger size especially with the SuperShute attachment.

(natural occurring beach aggregates)

A somewhat new wave in stone mix design is to add colored glass to the natural aggregates to accent the monochromatic bagged aggregate.

(Mix designs below and above consist mainly of #0 - #2 (~1/16" x 1/4" or ~ 2-8MM metric) terrazzo stone sizes, sometimes called 'terrazzo chips' in the US, and glass sizes.)

Photos have been blown up to aid viewing

A mix of white marble and bright blue glass

  

 

A mix of white marble and bright green glass

Some of these designs mimic a somewhat 'natural' (caused by illegal dumping) occurring beach glass and natural sand & small aggregate deposits.

 

  

Natural Occurring Aggregate Examples

The broadcast aggregate examples above and below, may be broadcast and topcoated to offer a great looking skid resistant, rustic looking surface.  The stone can be topcoated, ground lightly to produce 'butte' profile rather than a 'mountain peak' topography, then topcoated after grinding, or even ground smooth. 

(Keep in mind, the stone sizes in the pictures above and below are #0 - #2 US Terrazzo sizes (~1/16" - 1/4"), Metric 2 - 8MM (~1/16" - 1/4") 

Below are many examples of natural aggregates & river rock available in Europe and the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black and White Flint

 

Garnet