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Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

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Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Description

Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Related Job Titles

Artificial Marble Worker, Cement Finisher, Granite-Chip Terrazzo Finisher, Marble-Chip Terrazzo Worker, Master Journeyman Tile Setter, Onyx-Chip Terrazzo Worker, Roller, Rustic Terrazzo Setter, Template Worker, Terrazo Tile Setter, Terrazzo Finisher, Terrazzo Grinder, Terrazzo Helper, Terrazzo Installer, Terrazzo Journeyman, Terrazzo Laborer, Terrazzo Layer, Terrazzo Mechanic, Terrazzo Polisher, Terrazzo Roller, Terrazzo Setter, Terrazzo Worker, Terrazzo Worker Apprentice, Tile Finisher, Tile Mechanic, Tile Worker,


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Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Modify mixing, grouting, grinding, or cleaning procedures, according to type of installation or material used.
  • Wash polished terrazzo surface, using cleaner and water, and apply sealer and curing agent according to manufacturer's specifications, using brush or sprayer.
  • Fill slight grinding depressions with matching grout material and hand trowel for a smooth, uniform surface.
  • Move terrazzo installation materials, tools, machines, or work devices to work areas, manually or using wheelbarrow.
  • Clean chipped area, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven.
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, or straightedges.
  • Clean installation site, mixing and storage areas, tools, machines, and equipment, and store materials and equipment.
  • Chip, scrape, or grind high spots, ridges, or rough projections to finish concrete, using pneumatic chisel, hand chisel, or other hand tools.
  • Spread, level, or smooth concrete or terrazzo mixtures to form bases or finished surfaces, using rakes, shovels, hand or power trowels, hand or power screeds, or floats.
  • Position and secure moisture membrane and wire mesh in preparation for pouring base materials for terrazzo installation.
  • Wet surface to prepare for bonding, fill holes and cracks with grout or slurry, and smooth with a trowel.
  • Repair concrete by cutting out damaged areas, drilling holes for reinforcing rods, and positioning reinforcing rods, using power saw and drill.
  • Measure designated amounts of ingredients for terrazzo or grout according to standard formulas and specifications, using graduated containers and scales, and load ingredients into portable mixer.
  • Cut metal division strips and press them into the terrazzo base for joints or changes of color to form designs or patterns or to help prevent cracks.
  • Blend marble chip mixtures, place into panels, and push a roller over the surface to embed the chips.
  • Grind surfaces with a power grinder or polish surfaces with polishing or surfacing machines.
  • Grind curved surfaces or areas inaccessible to surfacing machine, such as stairways or cabinet tops, with portable hand grinder.
  • Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete, grout, or slurry, using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete-mixing machine.
  • Sprinkle colored marble or stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder over surface to produce prescribed finish.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Produce rough concrete surface, using broom.
  • Remove frames when the foundation is dry.
  • Build wooden molds, clamping molds around areas to be repaired, or setting up frames to the proper depth and alignment.
  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete and move chute to direct concrete on forms.
  • Precast terrazzo blocks in wooden forms.
  • Wet concrete surface and rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specified finish.
  • Spread roofing paper on surface of foundation and spread concrete onto roofing paper with trowel to form terrazzo base.

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