Recycled and Radiant

Recycled and Radiant

November 13th, 2017 by
More than 1,500 years ago, Italian artisans learned to mix marble scraps—waste material from other projects—with cement to create beautiful flooring designs for lobbies, plazas, and other public spaces. The reuse of materials is as important today as it was centuries ago. Modern-day terrazzo uses recycled materials that can be locally sourced, making it a [...][ Read More → ]

Elegant Environmental Design

November 13th, 2017 by
Using terrazzo flooring can add the finishing touch to a creative and modern design. Vibrant patterns and artful compositions can add to the visual appeal of a space. Not only can terrazzo be used to bring colorful and complex designs to life, it can be used to meet green building standards. Because terrazzo uses recycled [...][ Read More → ]

5 Ways Terrazzo Supports LEED Certifications

November 6th, 2017 by
Terrazzo’s traditional craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal make it the first choice for many designers. The vibrant colors and design possibilities make it the preferred flooring to impress visitors and fit in with a wide variety of styles. But terrazzo can also help you get credits needed for LEED certification. NCTA contractors have done work on [...][ Read More → ]

Terrazzo: Unique Design in Blended Space

October 16th, 2017 by
Cafaro Chooses Terrazzo for Unique Design in Blended SpaceCafaro Company Headquarters, Niles, OH When the Cafaro Company was designing the new corporate headquarters, they turned to terrazzo to deliver a stunning, yet functional, design. The project changed the face, and the very core, of the existing building. The architect and designers at Phillips|Sekanick Architects, Inc. [...][ Read More → ]

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 → ]
 
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