First impressions are lasting impressions. It only takes one-tenth of a second for someone to paint an image of who you are or how you live. They aren’t always accurate, and can be misleading at times. We are all very critical of one another, especially each other’s homes. If this very second, someone were to walk through your front door, what would your entryway say about you?
Remember the entryway sets the tone for the rest of your home. Work with the space you have. Determine whether you want to make a comfy and inviting entryway or a bold and daring one. There is no wrong or right way when it comes to decorating your entryway, it’s more of a sample taste of what your visitors will get when they enter your home.
A great entryway doesn’t always have to be over the top; pick and choose what you want your focal point to be. Check out this amazing Feathered Oyster Quartzite installation that T&M supplied. This practical home chose to enhance and focus on the flooring, while keeping the walls neutral and furniture minimal. (This is definitely not your ordinary entryway, but we love it!)
Below is actually the entryway to our wheeling location. Being a terrazzo & stone company, we decided to make the flooring part of the main attraction. It is a beautiful blend of Terrazzo, Marble and Limestone.
We are speechless, check out this 160 sqft epoxy terrazzo rug in the entryway of this private residence. Create the illusion of a rug by using terrazzo or natural stone. This method will not only outlast the life of a rug, but the home itself!
You don’t always have to concentrate on the flooring. You can engage visitors immediately by displaying family photos or art in the entryway. You can make your entryway super girly or macho manly. Remember it’s your entryway and it’s a vision of your personality.
The most important rule to follow is to make your entryway inviting.
Architect: HKS Architects – Las Vegas, NV
Terrazzo Contractor: Corradini Corp. – Fountain Valley, CA
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy® Resin Systems)
Design Notes: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts should be the template for all theaters yet to come. The time and care that went into the finishes of the two adjoining buildings is unparalleled. Epoxy Terrazzo covers almost every inch of this project. Each space holds a different design and utilizes a different Terrazzo function to create a unique yet contemporary feel. The Terrazzo system includes a Moisture Vapor Barrier and a Crack Suppression Membrane along with 4 very precisely chosen colors that flow together in timeless patterns. The logo is displayed everywhere, including the Terrazzo floor. The main focal point of the structure is a “chevron” pattern that can be seen from all 3 levels above.
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.
Terrazzo & Marble would like to congratulate all 2013 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.
Cathedral of Christ the King
Nu Vista Living
Multimodal Transportation Center & City Hall
Jacksonville International Airport
David Allen Company
Lurie Children’s Hospital
John Caretti & Company
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
UCLA Pauley Pavilion
Top End Constructors
Miami World Globe
David Allen Company
University of Colorado
Corradini Corp. Photo – © StudioQ
Not Pictured -
Children’s Mercy East Clinic
- Desco Coatings
2013 Honor Award Winners Special Category:
Art- Pharmaceutical Corporate Office
- David Allen Company
Renovation- Tacoma Union Station
- North American Terrazzo