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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The Natura Collection

Nature and technology team up to produce unique results with each slab. Patterns and finishes can be tailored thanks to the wide range of materials available and the use of innovative production techniques.

The Natura Collection utilizes digital technology to etch unique designs into the stone. This can be done with lasers, water jets or other techniques depending on the stone and design. Designs can be done on over 500 different types of stones, making the possibilities endless.

Verde Tunas - Contatto Design

Far From Ordinary…Verde Tunas-Contatto Design

Papilio

Far From Ordinary…Sandy Blue-Papilio Design

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Far From Ordinary…Nero Assoluto-Linea Gold Design

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Far From Ordinary…Grey Soapstone-Forest Design

Croco

Far From Ordinary…Limestone Persiano-Croco Design

Brown Antique - Maxi Flora

Far From Ordinary…Brown Antique-Maxi Flora Design

Arabesco

Far From Ordinary…Volga Blue-Arabesco Design

 

 

 

Terrazzo & Marble’s Chicago location receives a makeover!

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T&M – Lake St. Chicago, IL

 

We recognized that it was time for a change with our stone location off of Lake Street in Chicago. We went to work and completely remodeled the showroom and cleaned up the warehouse. The new showroom showcases our company’s latest product offerings and the warehouse allows for easy visibility of slabs.

 

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T&M – Lake St. Chicago, IL

T&M - Lake St. Chicago, IL

T&M – Lake St. Chicago, IL

T&M - Lake St. Chicago, IL

T&M – Lake St. Chicago, IL

T&M - Lake St. Chicago, IL

T&M – Lake St. Chicago, IL

Fresh Stone Fridays! 11/08/2013

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Alpine White – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 4        Designer Rewards Points: 40

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Blue Sapphire – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2         Designer Rewards Points: 20

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Golden Oak – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

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

 

Brun - Vitalia Vintage Collection

Vintage Brun – Matte Porcelain
Type: Vitalia Tile         Size: 8″x36″x3/8″

Gris - Vitalia Vintage Collection

Vintage Gris – Matte Porcelain
Type: Vitalia Tile        Size: 8″x36″x3/8″

Melange - Vitalia Vintage Collection

Vintage Melange – Matte Porcelain
Type: Vitalia Tile        Size: 8″x36″x3/8″

Fresh Stone Fridays! 10/25/2013

Delicate Taupe - Polished

Delicate Taupe – Polished
Type: Granite          Price Level: 4          Designer Rewards Points: 40

Giallo San Cecilia Premium - Polished

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

Imperial Danby - Honed

Imperial Danby – Honed
Type: Marble          Price Level:          Designer Rewards Points: 50

Italian White Carrara Sagro - Polished

Italian White Carrara Sagro – Polished
Type: Marble         Price Level: 3          Designer Rewards Points: 30

Super White - Polished

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

Utopia - Polished

Utopia – Polished
Type: Quartzite         Price Level: 5          Designer Rewards Points: 50

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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Fresh Stone Fridays! 10/18/2013

Bianca Perla - Polished

Bianca Perla – Polished
Type: Quartzite        Price Level: 5         Designer Rewards Points: 50

Calacatta Gold - Honed

Calacatta Gold – Honed
Type: Marble        Price Level: 5         Designer Rewards Points: 50

Colonial Cream - Polished

Colonial Cream – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Italian White Carrarra - Polished

Italian White Carrara Select – Polished
Type: Marble        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

Latinum - Polished

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

Mombasa - Polished

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

Winter Frost - Polished

Winter Frost – Polished
Type: Granite        Price Level: 2        Designer Rewards Points: 20

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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How Preciou(stone)!

Precioustone Collection:

With over 20 colors to choose from, our slabs are supplied by the renowned Antolini Luigi and handcrafted in Italy. Gemstones that have historically been used for jewelry including amethyst, quartz, tiger eye, agate and jasper have now become the focal point of masterpieces in architectural designs for countertops, desks, tub surrounds and any other elegant space in which you desire to make a bold statement. Each slab of these specially selected specimens has been painstakingly laid out and hand assembled by experienced craftspeople.

Backlit-The Precioustone Collection’s beauty is spectacular in any application, but part of its opulent charm is that many of these materials can also be backlit to offer a more unique and striking look.

Applications-Precioustone is meant to have that “wow” factor! Make fantasy a reality with any space. Precioustone can be found in the home as countertops for the kitchen or bathroom or can even be used as art pieces. Commercial applications, such as bars, would definitely make a statement with this collection. Wherever you can envision Precioustone, is where it is meant to be!

Amethyst Medium

Amethyst Medium backlit                                                          Amethyst Medium not backlit

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Wild Tiger Eye Gold.  Absolutely stunning!

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Crystal Agate Classic: timeless and elegant.

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Our Precioustone Gallery in Wheeling, IL. You have to see it, to believe it!

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Our Precioustone Gallery in Wheeling, IL. This collection radiates luxury!

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Smoky Quartz pairs well with any type of application

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Smoky Quartz is just the right touch for this bar application