History of Terrazzo
Terrazzo is a very old Italian trade dating back to the Roman times, created when
Venetian workers discovered a new use for discarded remnants of marble. In
modern times, terrazzo is created by combining marble chips and/or other
aggregates with a binder or matrix. Machines have replaced a large portion of the
manual labor, but terrazzo is still very physically demanding and requires experience
to install. Our tradesmen take great pride in installing terrazzo and a well-finished
floor is a labor of love.
Terrazzo is the medium of choice for durability, functionality and aesthetic beauty. It
allows freedom to create detailed and multicolored designs limited only by imagination,
while maintaining a seamless surface that will last for generations.
While the initial cost of terrazzo is initially higher than other flooring options due to its
labor intensity, with minimal maintenance a terrazzo floor will typically last the lifetime of
the structure, while other systems will require costly repairs or even replacement.
Terrazzo requires little maintenance.
Typically, periodically cleaning the floor
with water and a water-based cleaner
and sealer per manufacturer's instruction
is all that is needed. Foot traffic over time
will polish the floor to a nice shine.
Common Applications for
Terrazzo Flooring systems:
- Convention Centers
- Government Buildings
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