Tag: airport flooring

Terrazzo Takes Flight

Terrazzo Takes FlightGerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI A flowing terrazzo design laid the groundwork for the $45 million Gateway Transformation Project. The architects used the powerful terrazzo design, combined with lighting, to streamline the space and direct passengers through design. The design radiates from the new consolidated security checkpoint sweeping down the [...]

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The Spirit of Louisville

The Spirit of LouisvilleLouisville International Airport, Louisville, KY When you walk through the Louisville International Airport, the spirit of the city unfolds in a cultural treasure trove, mapped on the airport's award-winning terrazzo floor. The energy of the race comes through with bold patterns of horseshoes, silks, and jockey helmets. You can get a glimpse [...]

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Defining Terrazzo: What makes terrazzo?

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Terrazzo Tales: Floors that tell stories

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 [...]

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Wayfinding: Designs that Guide

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 [...]

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Winning Designs

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, [...]

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Planes, Trains, and Terrazzo

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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Design Versatility at Your Feet: A Walking Tour

Design Versatility at Your Feet: A Walking Tour While terrazzo is often associated with durability and timeless design, its versatility makes it perfect for creating works of art at your feet. Designers and architects have the freedom to experiment with terrazzo’s vast color palette and create any pattern they choose. Want to create bold letters […]

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Terrazzo Provides Pathways to Creative, Timeless Design

Terrazzo Provides Pathways to Creative, Timeless Design   A corridor isn’t merely a space. It’s a path between where you’re coming from and where you’re going. For this NCTA terrazzo blog, we highlighted some of our best hallway and corridor designs to illustrate some well-designed possibilities. As you’ll see in the video, these designers and […]

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