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

 

 

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