The classic terrazzo floor is a concrete mixture that is placed wet, further cured and treated, and then highly finished.
You will find that the cost to install an average terrazzo floor depends upon material and finish grade, surface area and material volume, preparation and special requirements, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Terrazzo flooring: 500 sq.ft. area with divider strips; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Terrazzo: prepare, pour, and finish 500 sq.ft. of 2" thick terrazzo flooring including brass dividers on 24" centers.||$6.91||per sq.ft.||525||$3,627|
|Cove base: 100' of 2-1/4" cemented cove-base.||$2.58||per foot||100||$258|
|Upgrade: use larger and more decorative aggregate, and do extra polishing.||$2.76||per sq.ft.||525||$1,450|
|Material Cost||$10.67||per sq.ft.||500||$5,335|
|+ Labor Cost (standard)||$36||per hour||65||$2,340|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||10||$360|
|Total Cost||$16.07||per sq.ft.||500||$8,035|
Other considerations and costs
- These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
- Taxes and permit fees are not included.
- This project is not highly suitable for DIY.
- Quite beyond a typical concrete pour, terrazzo requires nearly artisanal skills.
- Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
- Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
- Literature review of DIY Web sites.