Explore the Luxury of Viareggio

Known as the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea,” Viareggio is an alluring and sophisticated city located in northern Tuscany. The silky, sandy beaches offer breathtaking views of the Apuan Alps, home to the most beautiful white marble in the world. Part of Viareggio’s appeal is its rich history and prestige, making this seaside resort one of the most desired places to visit.

The prestige surrounding this city is due in large part to its shipbuilding industry. The most luxurious cruising yachts that sail the seas of the entire world were launched from the shipyards of Viareggio. It is here that you will find some of the most skilled and talented craftsmen of these ships. The same craftsmen that, in the earlier years of the now famed Carnival of Viareggio, played a huge role in the creation of the floats.

The city’s rich history continues today with the renowned Carnival of Viareggio. This yearly celebration, dating back to 1873, is given by a parade of floats and masks depicting caricatures of popular people. The finest and most magnificent parade has brought and continues to bring different cultures and people together.

Terrazzo & Marble invites you to be a part of history and explore the luxury of Viareggio…

A slab of Viareggio

Viareggio, Evoke Series part of our DIFINITI quartz collection

The beautiful beaches of Viareggio

The beautiful beaches of Viareggio

 

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boats

 

A luxurious hotel

A grand hotel in Viareggio

Viareggio, known for their shipbuilding industry, produce some of the most luxurious yachts

Viareggio, known for their shipbuilding industry, produces some of the most luxurious yachts

The infamous Carnival of Viareggio

The renowned Carnival of Viareggio

A float at the Carnival of Viareggio

A float at the Carnival of Viareggio

 

Sources:

www.turismo.intoscana.it

www.yachtonline.it

 

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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Fresh Stone Fridays! 6/13/2014

Giallo San Cecillia - Polished

Giallo San Cecillia – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 1          Designer Rewards Points: 10

Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecilia Premium – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

River White

River White – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

Silver Taupe

Silver Taupe – Polished
Type: Granite          Price Level: 1         Designer Rewards Points: 10

Fresh Stone Fridays! 5/30/2014

Alaska White - Polished

Alaska White – Polished
Type: Granite         Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Alpine White - Polished

Alpine White – Polished
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Bianca Perla - Polished

Bianca Perla – Polished
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Brown Antique - Satin

Brown Antique – Satin
Type: Granite         Price Level: 3         Designer Rewards Points: 30

Cosmos - Polished & Satin

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

Iceberg Extra - Satin

Iceberg Extra – Satin
Type: Quartzite        Price Level: 9        Designer Rewards Points: 90

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Super White – Polished
Type: Specialty        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

LAX Bradley West Concourse & Core


LAX

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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Fresh Stone Fridays! 4/25/2014

Giallo San Cecillia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecillia Premium – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Nettuno Bordeaux - Polished

Nettuno Bordeaux – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 3        Designer Rewards Points: 30

Raven - Honed

Raven – Honed
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Typhoon Bordeaux - Polished

Typhoon Bordeaux – Polished
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Fresh Stone Fridays! 3/28/2014

Blue Calacatta - Polished

Blue Calacatta – Polished
Type: Marble        Price Level: 5        Designer Rewards Points: 50

Calacatta Borghini

Calacatta Borghini Extra
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Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished

Giallo San Cecilia Premium
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Martello Grey - Satin

Martello Grey – Satin
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Steel Grey - Polished

Steel Grey – Polished
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Silver Taupe Premium - Polished

Silver Taupe Premium
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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

All About Sealers!

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Generally, we recommend resealing your countertops approximately once per year.  With the amount of money one spends on material and fabrication the minimal dollar amount it costs to reseal is a very wise investment.  If you maintain/clean your countertops regularly with natural stone cleaners (our or T&M Neutral Cleaner) your sealer should be effective for 3-5 years.

How do you know when to reseal?

The best/easiest way to determine if your sealer is performing would be to apply a drop of water at least ½ inch in diameter to the top of the stone and let it sit on the stone for at least 15 minutes.  Cover the area with a glass to inhibit evaporation.  Wipe off the water drop, if the stone did not darken then your stone is sealed against water-based stains.  Testing for oil repellency is not as simple because if your stone is not sealed, you will have an oil stain.

What should I use to remove a stain on my stone countertop? 

First, you wou774581713ld need to identify what type of stain you are dealing with.  If it is an oil base stain, Oil + Stain Remover by Stonetech would be your best option.  If it is an organic stain, a dry poultice mixed with water should do the trick.  After stain removal, reseal your countertop with your preferred sealer.  We would recommend Bulletproof by Stonetech as it is a water based sealer, and perfoms better than any other water based sealer on the market.

 

 

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

www.trxcoating.com

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