NTMA Tech Seminar Highlights!

That’s a wrap! Another NTMA Tech Seminar & Customer Appreciation Dinner are in the books! We say this each year, there’s no way that it can be topped. But somehow, just somehow….each year ends up better than the last! We cannot even begin to express how honored and grateful we are for all of our customers who not only come out for a good time each year but also support T&M and the NTMA!

In the great words of Chris Popham and Brad Meyer: “TANKS” & “CHEERS!”

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Terrazzo, a Slam Dunk!

Have you filled out all your brackets? It’s that time of year! Today is the official start of March Madness! Who else gets a little excited about their favorite team playing? Anyone, Anyone?!  Whether you’re rooting for the Big 10, ACC or a mid major we hope you have one eye set on those beautiful terrazzo floors!

Stadiums, arenas, and ball parks play host to millions of visitors every year.  These venues are used in a variety of formats to host sporting events, concerts, conventions, as well as many other entertainment functions.  These facilities are relied upon to be flexible in order accommodate many different events.

To accommodate high volumes of visitors, stadiums are being designed with large areas of usable space. During events held at these arenas you can count on heavy foot traffic from all the activity of the spectators getting in and out of the facility, getting to their seats, and visiting the concession areas. There isn’t a better flooring option suited to handle this task than Terrazzo.

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Go Duke!
Duke Cameron Arena – Durham, NC
Terrazzo Contractors:David Allen Company

University of Michigan Crisler Center

Go Michigan!
University of Michigan Crisler Center
Terrazzo Contractor: Michielutti Bros

Auburn Arena

Go Auburn!
Auburn Arena – Auburn, AL
Terrazzo Contractor: Corradini Corp.,

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Go Kansas!
Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, KS
Terrazzo Contractor: Missouri Terrazzo Co.

Hit it out of the park with Durability

Many sports venues around the world have withstood the test of time serving as the home of its respective team for many years. Terrazzo proves to be the obvious choice with its functionality and performance surpassing those of other flooring systems. Terrazzo’s impeccable durability and strength are ideal for all the various high traffic areas found within sporting venues such as the concourses, hallways, rest rooms, suites, and vendor shops.

Renovations and additions are very common in these types of facilities as well. Other flooring systems such as vinyl tile have to be replaced frequently in these large, high traffic areas, while terrazzo stands the test of time usually outlasting the building itself. The initial cost of other flooring systems might appear to be more affordable, but don’t be fooled by an initial savings that will end up costing you more over the long haul.

 

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Go Michigan State!
Breslin Center – Lansing, MI
Terrazzo Contractor: Michielutti Bros.

 

Design Flexibility – A Winner for Creativity

One of the greatest characteristics of terrazzo is the expansive design flexibility. With limitless epoxy color possibilities and various aggregate selections this gives the owner/designer the ability to create “branding” in the venue by including team logos, mascots, or corporate sponsorships. The limitless design options also provide an opportunity to use the terrazzo flooring as way-finding for the patrons to locate exits, rest rooms, seating, or concessions.

Limited only by your imagination, the possibilities are endless in what you can portray through a floor.

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UCLA Pauley Pavillion
Terrazzo Contractor: Top End Constructors

 

Sustainability – Score LEED Points With Terrazzo

Terrazzo flooring was one of the original recycled products created centuries ago by workers utilizing waste chips from marble slab processing. Today, terrazzo LEED’s the way by offering terrazzo aggregates, binders and finished systems that can help your projects contribute to US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits, under the LEED Rating system, version 2.0.

  • Recycled Content — Terrazzo flooring may contain post industrial and post consumer recycled glass and or stone aggregate.
  • Local Regional Materials — Terrazzo is manufactured on-site which reduces waste and transportation costs. Also, an assortment of marble and glass aggregates are available from regional quarries across the country. Terroxy Resin Systems offers two regional manufacturing locations, providing a local source for projects within 500 miles of Chicagoland and Los Angeles areas.
  • Indoor Emitting Materials — Epoxy terrazzo is an inorganic based binder containing no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Therefore, epoxy terrazzo will not threaten indoor air quality with potentially harmful off-gassing during or after the installation process.

Terrazzo’s Low Maintenance

As hotdog stands, souvenir stations & beer vendors are strategically placed throughout the concourses of stadiums and arenas, these are popular areas for fans to be hanging out during halftime or even in the middle of a double-play. Terrazzo flooring is seamless which is a “slam dunk” for multiple reasons. No seams allows for beverage carts and wheelchairs to move easily and smoothly from one end to the other. Seamless terrazzo flooring also allows for easy cleaning and sanitizing. Typical day to day maintenance only requires using a mop and a bucket of warm water. Terroxy Resin Systems Epoxy Matrix will not promote the growth of bacteria or fungus, helping to maintain sanitation and reduce the transfer of germs among spectators. The seamless feature of terrazzo floors eliminates the potential for dirt to build up in grout joints, making cleaning easy.

Bring your fans to their feet by adding terrazzo flooring to your next design.

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KFC-Yum Arena – Louisville, KY
Terrazzo Contractor: Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company

 Visit a Terroxy installation at a local stadium near you…

T&M has supplied millions of square feet of terrazzo in sports arenas throughout the country that include various combinations of designs, colors, and patterns. We invite you to see for yourselves the suitability terrazzo provides a stadium setting.

Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, KS*
Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
Neyland Stadium – Knoxville, TN
Amsoil Arena – Duluth, MN*
Indiana University Basketball – Bloomington, IN
Reynolds Coliseum – Raleigh, NC
Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Indiana University Football – Bloomington, IN*
Saint Joseph University Field House – Philadelphia, PA
Auburn Arena – Auburn, AL*
Intrust Bank Arena – Wichita, KS*
Soldier Field – Chicago, IL
Bank of Oklahoma Arena – Tulsa, OK*
Iowa Event Center – Des Moines, IA
Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
Bobcats Arena – Charlotte, NC*
Kansas University Football Stadium – Lawrence, KS
United Center – Chicago, IL
Cameron Stadium – Durham, NC
Kenan Memorial Stadium – Chapel Hill, NC
University of Florida Stadium – Gainesville, FL
Citi Field – Flushing, NY*
KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY*
University of Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
Lambeau Field – Green Bay, WI*
UNC Carmichael Auditorium – Chapel Hill, NC
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
Verizon Center – Washington D.C.
Cowboys Stadium – Arlington, TX
Purdue University – Mackey Arena – West Lafayette, IN
WV University Practice Facility – Morgantown, WV
Evansville Arena – Evansville, IN
New Meadowlands – East Rutherford, NJ
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY

*NTMA Honored Projects

 

Terrazzo: Plan Your Business From The Ground Up!

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When planning a business, great care is taken with every task in order to build a strong foundation. Care should also be take when selecting the building blocks of your business. Proper building materials transform the brick and mortar of a building into an office full of drive and creativity.  Design should begin where you step, with the selection of an office floor; and terrazzo is at the forefront of business flooring options.

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Tested Durability

Many offices around the world have withstood the test of time serving as the headquarters of a business for many years. Terrazzo proves to be the obvious choice with its functionality and performance surpassing those of other flooring systems. Terrazzo’s impeccable durability and strength are ideal for all the various high traffic areas found within fortune 500 business such as the entryways, hallways & restrooms. Terrazzo is a popular choice in new construction as well as in office renovations. Other flooring systems such as vinyl tile have to be replaced frequently in these large, high traffic areas, while terrazzo stands the test of time usually outlasting the building itself. The initial cost of other flooring systems might appear to be more affordable, but don’t be fooled by an initial savings that will end up costing you more over the long haul.

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Cost

Initial cost vs. life-cycle cost, don’t get caught in the trap of saving now to pay later. Less expensive flooring options like carpet and vinyl tile are not the right answer. During the lifetime of a building, the total cost of flooring may exceeds times the initial cost. With terrazzo systems, floors will typically last the lifetime of a building.

Air Quality

Terrazzo flooring is seamless and does not support the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew typically the cause of this concern.  Choose terrazzo and reduce the transfer of germs among colleagues, keeping staff safe and healthy.

Eco Friendly

Interested in sustainable design and building materials? Terrazzo flooring was one of the original recycled products, and today, terrazzo aggregates, binderes and finished systems can help your projects contribute to US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits, under the LEED Rating System, version 4.0.

Aesthetics

Avoid the tired finishes that haunt some offices.  Incorporate your business branding and colors into the floor; the rich color and flexible design elements can surpass nay other floor system.

Care

Requiring only a bucket of warm water and a mop, historically terrazzo has been the most easily maintained flooring option.  Now there are also ways to make it even easier. Eliminate the “Wax On, Wax Off” build-up that has added unnecessary dollars to terrazzo flooring.  Revolutionary finish systems have returned terrazzo maintenance to daily cleaning and periodic scrubbing.

Floor As Your Canvas – Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center -  Anaheim, CA

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center serves as a gateway to local attractions.  The structure’s bold, contemporary design incorporates 35,000 square feet of epoxy terrazzo.  Using only two color swatches along with a simple yet strategically placed floor design, the pattern handsomely addresses the architecture and is properly scaled for the magnitude of the space. The floors play their role to perfection, as a pedestal for the structure and directing the focus to the sky.  The sheen on the floors is precisely gauged to soften the strong light.
Architect:    HOK
Terrazzo Contractor:    Grazzini Brothers & Company
Terrazzo Material Supplier:    Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

 

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.

 

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Floor As Your Canvas – Vitae Restaurant

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Architect:  Mr. Neils Guldager
Terrazzo Contractor:    Durite Concepts Inc.
Terrazzo Material Supplier:    Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

 

Design Notes:  The elegance of this one-of-a-kind 1,500-square-foot installation speaks for itself. The micro-quartzite aggregate supports the design and keeps the eye focused on the original chain-link pattern, staid but dynamic, contemporary yet classic in its choice of colors. The black elements, of the interwoven geometrical shapes, were formed using water-jet technology and the white sections were poured-in-place. The great thing about water-jet technology is that it allows for the creation of a monolithic floor with intricate patterns without expansion joints or metal strips for separating colors.

 

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.

 

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Floor As Your Canvas – Outpatient Care Pavilion, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Architect: Cannon Design – Chicago, IL
Terrazzo Contractor: Menconi Terrazzo – Bensenville, IL
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: Northwestern’s new pavilion floor design was intended to bring together the Organized Geometry of the architecture of Galter/Feinberg with the Fluid Curves in the architecture of Prentice. Terrazzo brought the precision of the geometric lines with the fluidity of the soft curves together, which no other material could do. The pattern not only provides an intuitive path of travel, but an interesting aesthetic that leads its visitors throughout the space daily. The art of architecture is used by connecting the functional elements that are needed to move through the space.

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.

 

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The Floor As Your Canvas – Sambil Santo Domingo

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Architect: David Gabay
Terrazzo Contractor: Garcia Smester – Dominican Republic
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: The first Sambil Mall was built in 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela using cement terrazzo for its decorative floors in the corridors and walking areas. The Sambil group continued to use that flooring system in seven additional malls they constructed leading up to the construction of the Santo Domingo Mall. In 2010 they began construction on the Sambil Mall Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, the biggest Mall of the Caribbean.  With this new project they wanted higher design with brighter colors. Unfortunately with the limitations of cement terrazzo they were not able to achieve some of the bright colors the architect wanted to include. So they made the decision to switch to epoxy terrazzo for the common areas and aisles.

While researching for an experienced epoxy terrazzo contractor they located Garcia Smester, who had previously been successful on two large epoxy terrazzo projects for commercial centers in the Dominican Republic. The architect was very comfortable with Garcia Smester’s installation history and assigned this Sambil Mall project to them. Upon completion the owners & architects were extremely satisfied with the transition to epoxy terrazzo and their new mall which continues to be the center piece of the Caribbean.

 

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.

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Christopher Newport University Luter School of Business

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Architect: Glavé & Holmes Architecture – Richmond, VA
Terrazzo Contractor: Pompei, Inc. – Newport News, VA
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: Talk about a grand entrance! The stunning geometric design was the perfect choice for both the space and the architecture of the building.  Over 100 hulien green marble tiles are embedded in the floor and surrounded by four subtle neutral terrazzo colors.  The combination of marble, mother-of-pearl and mirror chips accent this intricate yet timeless pattern.  Terrazzo offers an environmentally friendly and extremely durable choice for academic settings.

 

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.

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LAX Bradley West Concourse & Core


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Architect: Fentress Architects – Denver, CO
Terrazzo Contractor: CORRADINI Corp. – Fountain Valley, CA
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: It’s clear why LAX Bradley won this year’s NTMA Job of the Year.  This enormous airport terminal expansion includes over 555,000 square feet of 3/8” Epoxy Terrazzo in eleven different colors across 6 different levels. The architect chose a whimsical color pattern in hopes of directing traffic flow while tying each of the design elements together.   A striking, yet challenging feature are the Cast-in-Place Terrazzo portals that wrap up along the walls continuing onto the ceiling.  Precast terrazzo stair cases and landings were used to join each of the levels together.  This airport terminal illustrates the perfect balance of an artistic design flow while maintaining a functional low maintenance traffic area for the city’s expanding needs.

 

With terrazzo, the possibilities are endless. Let the floor be your canvas and bring terrazzo into your next project by contacting your Architectural Sales Consultant for assistance at 800.7.MARBLE or visit www.tmsupply.com.

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Pre-Consumer Art Glass Collection

The specialty aggregates included in terrazzo flooring are the primary ingredient of the terrazzo design mix, typically representing 70% of the flooring system. These aggregates are most commonly marble chips; however, glass and other specialty aggregates are also suitable for terrazzo flooring.

Recycled aggregate provides vibrant colors not offered by Mother Nature. The environmental benefits of recycled glass can contribute to LEED credit for your project.

T&M now supplies a unique set of aggregate colors that can be found in our Pre-Consumer Art Glass Collection!

Wedgewood Blue

Wedgewood Blue

Trout Stream

Trout Stream

Sea Kelp

Sea Kelp

Salt and Pepper

Salt and Pepper

Relish

Relish

Red Opal #1 & #2

Red Opal #1 & #2

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

Mojito

Mojito

Midnight Blues

Midnight Blues

Metallic Iridescent

Metallic Iridescent

Indian Corn

Indian Corn

Icicle

Icicle

Honey Comb

Honey Comb

Earth Blend

Earth Blend

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Buttercup

Buttercup

Blue Skies

Blue Skies