Profession terrazzo setter

Terrazzo setters create terrazzo surfaces. They prepare the surface, installing strips to divide sections. They then pour the solution containing cement and marble chips. Terrazzo setters finish the floor by polishing the surface to ensure smoothness and shine.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Transport construction supplies

    Bring construction materials, tools and equipment to the construction site and store them properly taking various aspects into account such as the workers' safety and protection from deterioration.

  • Grout terrazzo

    Cover any small holes in the terrazzo surface with a grout mixture of the appropriate colour after it has been roughly ground.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Pour terrazzo

    Pour the prepared terrazzo mixture on the planned floor section. Pour the right amount of terrazzo and use a screed to make sure the surface is even.

  • Blast surface

    Blast a surface with sand, metal shot, dry ice or other blasting material to remove impurities or rough up a smooth surface.

  • Prevent premature drying

    Take the precautionary steps to avoid a product or a surface from drying to quickly, for example by covering it with a protective film or by humidifying it regularly.

  • Prepare floor for terrazzo

    Make sure the floor is ready to receive a terrazzo layer. Remove any previous floor coverings, dirt, grease, other impurities and moisture. Rough the surface with a shot blaster if required.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Apply proofing membranes

    Apply specialised membranes to prevent penetration of a structure by dampness or water. Securely seal any perforation to preserve the damp-proof or waterproof properties of the membrane. Make sure any membranes overlap top over bottom to prevent water from seeping in. Check the compatibility of multiple membranes used together.

  • Mix terrazzo material

    Create a mix of stone fragments and cement in consistent proportions. Add colouring if called for.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Screed concrete

    Smooth the surface of freshly poured concrete using a screed.

  • Grind terrazzo

    Grind the poured and cured terrazzo layer in several steps, from rough to fine, using a grinding machine.

  • Work safely with chemicals

    Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.

Optional knowledge and skills

work in a construction team keep personal administration calculate needs for construction supplies maintain terrazzo polish stone surfaces use safety equipment in construction process incoming construction supplies mix construction grouts keep records of work progress lay terrazzo divider strips aesthetics design floor order construction supplies install insulation material