Longevity Meets Beauty

Longevity Meets Beauty

September 11th, 2017 by
Longevity Meets Beauty If a project’s ideal floor is long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing, the traditional craftsmanship and artistry of the design offered by terrazzo fills the bill. Terrazzo can be used to render gorgeous designs that can outlast the buildings themselves. The intricate and elegant construction in the convent of the Sisters of St. Francis [...][ Read More → ]

Defining Terrazzo: What makes terrazzo?

August 11th, 2017 by
Defining Terrazzo:What makes terrazzo? Terrazzo flooring has a long and rich history that dates back over 1,500 years. The word terrazzo originated from the Italian word for “terrace,” and it was created by Venetian marble workers discovering new uses for discarded marble chips. With today’s building technologies, terrazzo designs can now offer a nearly limitless array of colors, with enough [...][ Read More → ]

Epoxy Terrazzo or Cement Terrazzo: What’s the difference?

July 24th, 2017 by
Epoxy Terrazzo or Cement Terrazzo:What's the difference? Recently, we've noticed one repeating question from designers: What's the difference between Epoxy Terrazzo and Cement Terrazzo? Knowing that these are two great choices, we're going to answer that burning question and provide reasons why you might choose one over the other. Terrazzo is one of the oldest [...][ Read More → ]

Reflecting our DNA with Design

June 20th, 2017 by
Reflecting our DNA with DesignMichigan State University, East Lansing, MI There is no design more pure and beautiful than that of the human body. When Michigan State University looked to build their new bio-engineering facility terrazzo flooring was a natural choice - like the human body it provides perfect form and function. The project won a [...][ Read More → ]

Three Tips for Project Success: Terrazzo design and installation

May 26th, 2017 by
Three Tips for Project SuccessTerrazzo design and installation Terrazzo flooring presents a unique blend of aesthetic choices, functional considerations, and practical applications. Designers and architects who find the near perfect blend in creating a beautiful and functional floor keep these three things in mind during a project. Coordinate the concrete. Pulling together a meeting between [...][ Read More → ]

Terrazzo Tales: Floors that tell stories

April 25th, 2017 by
Terrazzo TalesFloors that tell stories Terrazzo tells stories. With the rich color selection and freedom of design, terrazzo lets you create visual narratives that last through time. This can be seen in the design for Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. The museum, located in the city’s Museum Row, has a terrazzo flooring that features [...][ Read More → ]

Wayfinding: Designs that Guide

March 20th, 2017 by
WayfindingDesigns that Guide Wayfinding systems guide people—they provide a visual experience to make complex spaces easier to navigate. Terrazzo is especially suited for helping patients orient to large healthcare facilities, students navigate from one classroom to another, and travelers find their way in airports. Adventist Cancer Institute is a case in point. Its poured in [...][ Read More → ]

Winning Designs

February 21st, 2017 by
Winning Designs:Highlights of beauty and quality We proudly highlight some of the past National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA) honor award winners within the North Central Terrazzo Association (NCTA), to show the breadth, beauty and versatility of terrazzo flooring. Award-winning designs and installations from NCTA contractors include hospitals, colleges, research centers, sports arenas, transportation hubs, [...][ Read More → ]

Updating, while honoring the past

January 6th, 2017 by
It’s the time of year when we reflect on the past and charge ahead into the future. With that in mind, we’ve chosen to feature the historic Joliet Central High School’s new student center. While the school’s central campus was added to the National Register of Historic places in August 1982, its student center features [...][ Read More → ]

Planes, Trains, and Terrazzo

December 19th, 2016 by

Planes, Trains, and Terrazzo   Where there’s travel, there’s great terrazzo! With its easy clean up and time-tested durability, terrazzo is the perfect material for airports and train stations. The wide color selection and material flexibility of terrazzo give designers the freedom to craft the best designs to welcome passengers as they board and exit. […]

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