Terrazzo flooring has a long and rich history that dates back over 1500 years. The word Terrazzo originated from the Italian word for “terraces.” It was created purely by chance by Venetian marble workers. During the Fifteenth century workers discovered a new use for discarded chips from slab marble. They began setting odd size marble pieces from paying jobs in clay to surface the terraces around their own homes. The results were amazing. Throughout time, the process evolved and we now use glass, granite and quartz along with marble chips.
The combination of beauty, durability and low maintenance has led to a renaissance in the use of terrazzo over the past decade. Today, terrazzo flooring continues to provide the ultimate in durability and low maintenance, typically lasting the life of the building.
Choosing carpeting over terrazzo flooring may be a cheaper choice now but over time it becomes just as expensive as a terrazzo floor if not more. Carpeting doesn’t last forever, while a terrazzo floor technically does. Terrazzo flooring is durable and typically outlasts the life of a building itself.
Airports, Cafeterias, Hospitals, Locker Rooms, Museums, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Schools, Shopping Malls, Stadiums/Convention Centers
Consider the lifecycle of an average commercial flooring system. During the lifetime of a building, the total cost of flooring may exceed 35 times the initial cost. With terrazzo flooring systems, floors will typically last the lifetime of the structure. While other systems may require many repairs or even replacement utilizing additional valuable resources, terrazzo flooring systems require minimal maintenance.
Limited Only by Your Imagination
Terroxy Epoxy Matrix offers designers the ability to create the most distinctive patterns and the most vibrant color palette for their projects. This unlimited design and color flexibility is unique to epoxy terrazzo. By selecting the appropriate colors, patterns and aggregates, designers can create virtually any design imaginable.
Terroxy Epoxy Matrix provides a system that is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Resistant to chemicals, oil, grease and bacteria, Terroxy Epoxy Matrix is ideal for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. This special formulation does not allow for colors to fade or wear thin. The colors you choose today will be just as vibrant in 40 years.
Terrazzo Custom Samples
Terrazzo & Marble Supply provides architects and designers with complimentary terrazzo samples with the Terroxy Hard Sample Program. Terrazzo design specialists can customize terrazzo colors to meet nearly any design need…the chip combinations and color selections are endless. Terrazzo samples are custom made to the exact color and aggregate specifications in a 3/8" Terroxy Epoxy Matrix.
Contact our Terrazzo Sales Desk today at 800.7.MARBLE to schedule a design consultation.
To order terrazzo samples please contact us at 800-762-7253 to locate your local sales rep.
Please note all terrazzo samples are made to order, allow 10-14 days for fabrication of all requests.
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A Complete System of Terrazzo Products
Terroxy Resin Systems also provide peace of mind by enhancing the durability of your terrazzo flooring system with the finest selection of quality primers, anti-fracture membranes and sealers; helping to make your flooring needs complete.
Complete your terrazzo flooring system selection with any of these floor preparation or maintenance products.
Terroxy Moisture Vapor Barrier
Terroxy Iso-Crack Epoxy Membrane
Terroxy Acrylic Sealer
Terroxy WB Acrylic Sealer
Terroxy WB Urethane Sealer
Terroxy Penetrating Sealer