Introducing: T-Rx Coating

T&M is Pleased to Introduce T-Rx Coating for your Terrazzo Needs!

  • T-Rx is a permanent, high performance terrazzo coating designed for high-traffic interior applications.
  • Uses IPN technology to provide unsurpassed mar and scratch resistance, high gloss and excellent chemical resistance
  • Permanent Water-Based, 2-Part Urethane/Acrylic Coating
  • Applies like a floor finish
  • Never strip again

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“T-Rx has been down in our Civil Engineering building for 4 months now. I’m so impressed there isn’t a mark on the floor. This is the main entrance to the building which gets lots of water and leaves tracked in and it hasn’t hurt the floor at all. The floor is only damp mopped once a day. I can’t wait until T-Rx is available because I want to put it down in more buildings on campus. I highly recommend this product.”

Assistant Superintendent 

University of Illinois – Chicago, IL

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2014 NTMA Honor Awards

2014 NTMA Honor Awards

Terrazzo & Marble would like to congratulate all 2014 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA) Honor Award winners. Each year the NTMA recognizes the most interesting, intricate and beautiful terrazzo installations from the previous year at their annual convention. This collection of jobs truly demonstrates how the quality and craftsmanship of an NTMA terrazzo Contractor and creativity of architecture and design can transform a floor into a performing art.

Center in the Square – David Allen Company

Center in the Square
David Allen Company

Kalama River Office Building CORRADINI Corp.

Kalama River Office Building
CORRADINI Corp.

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Kelsey Seybold Hospital System
Southern Tile & Terrazzo

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Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Phase 2A
Colorado Design Inc. Tile & Terrazzo

University of Michigan Crisler Center – Michielutti Bros.

University of Michigan Crisler Center
Michielutti Bros.

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San Diego International Airport
T.B. Penick & Sons

Christopher Newport University Pompei

Christopher Newport University
Pompei

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church – Roman Mosaic

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
Roman Mosaic

LAX Bradley West Concourse & Core – CORRADINI Corp.

LAX Bradley West Concourse & Core
CORRADINI Corp.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Artisan Tile

Federal Reserve Bank
Artisan Tile

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Minneapolis International Airport
Grazzini Brothers

Cleveland Hopkins Airport
O.A. Bertin

St. Luke’s Hospital
DESCO Coatings

Floor As Your Canvas – San Diego Int. Airport


San Diego Int. Airport

Architect: HNTB – San Diego, CA
Terrazzo Contractor: T.B. Penick & Sons -  San Diego, CA
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: The improved San Diego International Airport features 215,000 square feet of terrazzo.  Architect, Gordon Phillips chose terrazzo not only because of its durability but the ability to produce a  multitude of design ideas while keeping a seamless and clean finish. The idea behind the design was to reflect the movement of the surf on black sand showing in order across the width of the concourses – black sand, wet sand, foam, foam on water and water in sequence.  The terrazzo pattern in the areas of the terminals known as Sunset Cove and the Rotundas, was inspired by the tide pools and boardwalks at Point Loma, a local beach in San Diego.  The results were not only beautiful but conveyed San Diego’s unique sense of home.

 

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 Beauty of Terrazzo

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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 15th-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.

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Kalahari Resort – 2012 NTMA Job of the Year by the Grazzini Brothers & Company

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.

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Terrazzo is not just for flooring. Terrazzo conference table by David Allen Co.

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With Terrazzo flooring, your visions come to life!

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Carpet vs. Terrazzo?

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.

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Charlotte Arena by David Allen Company, Inc.

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Riley Hospital for Children by Santarossa

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Brooks Elementary School – Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company

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Parkview Hospital – Vitrified Terrazzo by Santarossa

 References

http://www.ehow.com/about_5336231_history-terrazzo.html

http://arcadianflooring.com/maintenance-bht.html#bht

 

 

Multimodal Transportation Center & City Hall


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Designer/Artist: Cotter Consulting – Chicago, IL  &  RATIO Architects – Champaign, IL
Terrazzo Contractor: Missouri Terrazzo – St. Louis, MO
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: This Uptown Train Station and City Hall located in Normal, IL is anything but Normal.  Being known as the second busiest Amtrak station in Illinois, and the City Hall of Normal, terrazzo was the first choice for flooring.  A clean and simple color scheme was chosen on the ground floor in order to complement the focal point, an intricate terrazzo graphic of a compass with retro depictions of trains, buses, cars and pedestrians.  The floor layout follows a radius design throughout, tying together both ramped floors and precast treads and risers.  This 12,000 square-foot of 3/8” epoxy terrazzo in nine colors is built to last 100 years.

 

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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Jacksonville International Airport Terminal Expansion


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Designer/Artist: KTD, Inc. – Tampa, FL  /  Kelly Taaffe Noto – Tampa, FL
Terrazzo Contractor: David Allen Company – Raleigh, NC
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: Resembling the beaches of Florida, Jacksonville International Airport Terminal Expansion has over 100 sea fossil themed glass mosaics embedded in the floor throughout the terminal.  These mosaics were hand placed with clear epoxy, then pigmented resin was poured through each of the designs.  For high traffic areas, a grand stylized wave flow design was used along with a hand broadcast blend of recycled glass and mother-of-pearl chips to represent the sun on white caps at the beach.  This 225,000 square foot terrazzo installation was polished to a 3,000 grit finish to achieve its finishing touches giving the saying ‘Welcome to Sunny Florida’ a whole new meaning.

 

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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Nu Vista Living


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Architect: Interior Design Associates, Inc. – Nashville, TN
Terrazzo Contractor: Alpine Terrazzo, Inc. – Maitland, FL
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes:  Nu Vista Living’s facility welcomes guests and visitors with its bright and inviting newly remodeled terrazzo flooring.  The focal point of this project is a fiery medallion at the center of the terrazzo floor which radiates outwards into a geometrical pattern.  Inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, the tone-on-tone colors were achieved by changing the resin color while keeping the aggregate mix the same.  In addition to marble aggregates, Mother-of-Pearl was used adding a glimmer of iridescence. The seamless floor is easily maintained and great for high traffic.

 

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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UCLA Pauley Pavilion


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Architect: NBBJ – Los Angeles, CA
Terrazzo Contractor: Top End Constructors, Inc. – Sun Valley, CA
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: Top End Constructors and NBBJ Architects had to work together to expand and renovate the UCLA Pauley Pavilion into a modern facility while matching the university’s signature structure and layout.  A monolithic design was chosen, with a simple four color pattern of bands and stripes.   This helped achieve a seamless finish with an excellent color match for this 70,000 square-foot epoxy terrazzo floor, base and stair stadium.  A combination of cast in place and precast terrazzo was used for the waterfall staircase, along with curbs of terrazzo for the stairwells.

 

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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Terrazzo: Limited Only By Your Imagination

What is terrazzo?

Terrazzo flooring systems have existed for centuries, dating back to Roman times. Marble chips, byproducts of exquisite sculptures, were mixed with cement and ground to a polished finish to create the original terrazzo flooring system. This enduring mixture is still used today, but with a few modern modifications.

With your surface as the canvas, Terroxy® Resin Systems provides the ability to transform creativity into a durable and timeless art. The glue that truly bonds your system together, Terroxy® Resin Systems’ Epoxy Matrix, provides a beautiful, seamless surface that is easy to maintain.

Terroxy® Epoxy Matrix:

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 formula does not allow for colors to fade or to wear thin. The colors you choose today will be just as vibrant in 40 years.

Terrazzo Chip-Aggregate For Terrazzo Flooring:

The specialty aggregates included in terrazzo flooring are the primary ingrediant 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.

Domus Divider Strip:

Divider strips are commonly used in terrazzo flooring to serve two basic needs: form and function. For thin-set epoxy terrazzo, the most common divider strips are an “L” type manufactured in a white zinc alloy or brass.

Divider strips may simply serve as a transition between colors or they may be bent on the job site or water-jet cut at the factory to form intricate designs, logo artwork and lettering.

The primary function divider strips offer is to control cracking in your terrazzo flooring topping.

T&M offers custom strip design for any terrazzo project from basic patterns to the most complex designs.

ecoTrazzo-Sustainable Living:

ecoTrazzo is a thin-set epoxy terrazzo flooring system designed to provide additional green benefits relative to traditional poured-in-place terrazzo systems.

The key components to an ecoTrazzo floor include the incorporation of sustainable chips and VOC.

Common Applications:

  • Airports
  • Cafeterias
  • Hospitals
  • Locker Rooms
  • Museums
  • Office Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Shopping Malls
  • Stadiums/convention centers

Terrazzo Installations:

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Photographer: David Markley

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Photographer: David Markley

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company
Photographer: David Markley

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Kalahari Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI
Terrazzo Contractor: Grazzini Brothers & Company

Photographer: David Markley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KFC Yum Arena

KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

 

 

 

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KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

 

KFC Yum Arena

KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Terrazzo Contractor: Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

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KFC-Yum Arena-Louisville, KY
Terrazzo Contractor: Rosa Mosaic & Tile Co.
Photographer: David Laudadio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

Children's Mercy Hospital for Terrazzo & Marble

Children’s Mercy Hospital East Clinic-Kansas City, MO
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings
Photographer: Steve Puppe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Mercy Hospital – East Clinic

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Architect: HMN Architects, Inc. – Overland Park, KS
Terrazzo Contractor: DESCO Coatings. – Olathe, KS
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: The possibilities are endless when designing with terrazzo.   A true fairytale landscape was specifically designed for terrazzo in this LEED-certified project.  The combination of bright and fun colors along with animated images not only creates a warm and comforting space, but also opens up an artistic dialogue with young patients.   21 epoxy terrazzo colors and the combination  of metal works and custom water-jet cuts were used in the design process to create a brush stroke appearance in this 6,000 square-foot installation.

 

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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