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.

Good things don’t just come in tiny blue boxes.

Have you ever received a gift from Tiffany’s? You don’t even have to open it, the box itself, that iconic Tiffany Blue puts a smile on your face.   Tiffany has turned their distinctive shade into an international icon of elegance and sophistication. “From the moment you set your eyes upon Tiffany’s cool and fresh aquatic blue shade, a color that speaks to vibrancy and escape, you are immediately transported into a world filled with luxury and delight.” –Pantone

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It’s no wonder the launch of Tiffany & Co’s new blue themed restaurant features Amazonite specialty stone.  You can find the unique turquoise hues of Amazonite throughout the walls of Blue Box Café.  They say turquoise is the color that can recharge ones spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness.  When focusing on the color turquoise, whether on a wall, clothing or décor you feel an instant calm, a gentle tuck of energy.

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For being a bright and vibrant color, turquoise is also versatile and comes in many different shades and tones.  When incorporating turquoise into your next project, consider the cousins: Aqua, Aquamarine & Teal.  Choose the version that best suits your personality and the vibe you want to go with.  There is no wrong choice, these are all great pick me up colors that are sure to to awaken your spirits.

Aqua

Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.  Add a soft glow to any space especially great for brightening up a small area.

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Aquamarine

Enhancing creativity and inspiration, the color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and emotions.  Aquamarine is a vibrant eye catching color, one glace and you’ll be dreaming of a Caribbean vacation.

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Teal

A more sophisticated version of turquoise, teal signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It promotes spiritual advancement and commitment.  This chic hue can stand alone or be paired with any sister shades of blue.

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Ladies Choice

The ladies of T&M highlight their current obsessions!

Remodeling, updating or simply looking? Whether you’re a pro or it’s your first time, all these scenarios can be overwhelming and stressful.  How can they not be, especially with an endless amount of beautiful stones and tiles to choose from! So sit back, grab a coffee and see what the ladies of T&M are currently loving.

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Diane Collins - Design Consultant

Personal Style: Traditional with a pinch of spice

Everyday Necessity: My Starbucks Coffee

Holiday Traditions:  Shopping in the city followed by dinner at Harry Caray’s (yum)

Current Crush: Via Lattea Honed Granite! Have you seen these slabs? The contrast between the rich black and white veining makes these slabs stunning.

Who says kitchens have to be white on white? Make a bold statement with a dark countertop or backsplash.  Nothing screams drama better than that.  Remember you can always balance the dark countertops with light flooring or cabinetry.


Monika Tomaszkiewicz - Design Consultant

Personal Style: Chic & Modern

Everyday Necessity: My daily Target visits

Holiday Traditions:  Spending time with my family during the holidays while enjoying the 12 traditional Polish dishes! Of Course, followed by midnight mass and Christmas carols.

Current Crush:  Currently I am loving the vibrant colors found in Michelangelo Quartzite!  It’s the perfect stone to use if you want to add pizzazz to any space.

Mother Nature created some rare treats!  Making the stone the focal point can influence the overall tone of any space. 

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Maggie Palka - Design Consultant

Personal Style: Contemporary Modern

Everyday Necessity: My everyday phone calls with my dad

Holiday Traditions:  I always look forward to family gatherings around the holidays, nothing better than reminiscing on old memories.

Current Crush: Have you seen the new Antolini Tech Porcelain Collection?  Besides the slabs being gorgeous, I love how low maintenance and durable they are. Great for wall application!

Achieving a sleek & modern décor doesn’t have to break your budget!  The Antolini Tech Porcelain Collection is not only budget friendly but screams luxury!  


Margaret Stryszowski - Design Consultant

Personal Style:  Transitional with touch of traditional flavor

Everyday Necessity: A good hardy breakfast

Holiday Traditions:  Christmas tree decorating and baking cookies

Current Crush:  This is an excellent stone for any countertop or backsplash application.  I love Chalet in particular because of its unique beauty. Good job Mother Nature!

Dare to gray? Gray décor started off as a trend, but clearly made an everlasting mark. Both a neutral and a statement, it’s the perfect complement to any space.

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Calli Wright - Architectural Sales Rep

Personal Style:  Minimal + Classic

Everyday Necessity: Coffee!

Holiday Traditions:  There are so many!  However, it would not be Christmas without my family.  All of us getting together for three days under one roof –I look forward to it every year!

Current Crush:  Nothing can beat Calacatta Borghini.  Classic Beauty.

Calli couldn’t have said it better; this is a classic and timeless choice for any space!  With so many copy cat marble lookalikes, don’t forget the real OG!


Robbi Lopatka - Showroom Manager

Personal Style: Farmhouse/Rustic Style

Everyday Necessity: Hot cup of tea

Holiday Traditions: Enjoying time with family

Current Crush: Taj Mahal Satin Quartzite. Soft white tones mixed with warm beige under tones in the satin finish is very warm and inviting with a casual feel.

Taj Mahal is neutral it can go with every color cabinetry from white, grey to espresso! Something for everyone.  

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Emily Van Tassel - Architectural Sales Rep

Personal Style: I love classic clean look

Everyday Necessity: Usually coffee, but lately green tea

Holiday Traditions: Every year we bake Christmas cookies, it takes 3 days to complete, 8 different recipes passed down from generations.  It’s by far my favorite time of year, spending time with family creating memories!

Current Crush: Lincoln Gold Vein, I love the delicate veining of this marble, and yet it feels a little more modern day compared to the Italian marbles we all know and love.  And it happens to be quarried in the US!

The Calacatta family may have a new competitor, Lincoln Gold Vein is stunning!  We love the gentle gold and gray veins found in this milky white marble.  

Floor As Your Canvas – USD Loma Hall

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USD Loma Hall -  San Diego, CA
The 3,275 square foot design University of San Diego Loma Hall features 3,275 square foot terrazzo design inspired by the architectural geometric patterns from the 16th century Spanish Renaissance era.  Its mathematical precision and intricacy implement a harmonious balance of art and science.    The geometric pattern is the focal point of the design, creating a clear hierarchy of spaces in contrast with the more subdued areas.  Bands of color reinforce the delineation of space where walls are movable, and the floor pattern is reflected and enhanced by the intricate woodwork on the ceiling.

 
Architect:    Delawie
Terrazzo Contractor:    T.B. Penick & Sons
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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Terrazzo & Marble Rebranding

Dear Valued Customers,

Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies is proud to announce the launch of our new company logo. Our business has grown and evolved over the past 75 years, and as we just became 100% employee owned, we felt it was time for a change. This logo shift represents a commitment to our brands ongoing evolution.

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We are proud of our rich history, which is why we incorporated a shade of our “teal” for coloring. Our teal represents all the sweat equity that has been put into this company from day one which makes us who we are today. We added some diamond faced lines that represent images of stone slabs and also to reflect on our architectural value that each of our stone and terrazzo divisions represent on the many elaborate projects that have been facilitated.

This wasn’t a decision that was made lightly. There were months of hard work and input that was taken into consideration from everyone here at Terrazzo & Marble. The main goal was to have a logo that matched our products, our culture and the exciting future ahead of us. Additionally, this logo is a commitment to our customers and community that we are devoted to delivering the best products and services the industry has to offer.

In the upcoming months we have to update all of our marketing literature, online presence, material, etc with the new logo. We are aware that changing a logo is a process that can involve many steps and take some time, so we will finalize everything gradually. We appreciate your kind support and invite you to follow Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies on our social media sites for updates and future announcements.

Regards,

Mark J. Konrad
Marketing Manager
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

The Floor As Your Canvas – Joe Fresh Clothing

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Architect: Callison Architects
Interior Designer: Burdiflex – Toronto Ontario
Terrazzo Contractor: D. Magnan & Co, Inc. – New York, NY
Terrazzo Resin Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies
(Terroxy Resin Systems)

 

Design Notes: Shopping never looked so sleek! The Joe Fresh store on 5th Avenue blends classic white terrazzo with clean lines, allowing the bright colors of the clothes to be showcased as shoppers browse for their next purchase. The floor never competes with the main feature – the clothes – but rather performs its purpose by providing a perfect complement to the vivid modern tones. This is a great example of terrazzo in retail use, and yet another flawless floor by D. Magnan & Co.
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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Fresh Stone Fridays! 8/22/2014

Aquarius - Polished

Aquarius – Polished
Type: Marble         Price Level: 4          Designer Rewards Points: 40

Calacatta Ivory - Polished

Calacatta Ivory – Polished
Type: Marble       Price Level: 4          Designer Rewards Points: 40

Golden Beach - Polished

Golden Beach – Polished & Satin
Type: Granite         Price Level: 3         Designer Rewards Points: 30

Martello Grey - Satin

Martello Grey – Satin
Type: Granite          Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

Sienna Beige - Polished

Sienna Beige – Polished
Type: Granite          Price Level: 2          Designer Rewards Points: 20

Tempesta - Polished

Tempesta Quartzite – Polished & Satin
Type: Quartzite          Price Level: 4         Designer Rewards Points: 40

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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