Tag: artistic flooring

Terrazzo Contributes to the Magic

Terrazzo Contributes to the MagicChicago Magic Lounge, Chicago, IL Illusion is the essence of magic, and the terrazzo floor at the Chicago Magic Lounge, with its 3D stack block pattern, plays to that sense with an M.C. Escher visual illusion. Guests enter a faux-speakeasy entrance with a vinyl floor that transitions to terrazzo when entering [...]

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Terrazzo Quality: Worth the Wait

When the highly anticipated new high school in Knoxville, IL ran into scheduling conflicts and budgetary concerns, a decision was made to remove the beautifully designed terrazzo concept from the project. Because of terrazzo’s reputation for high quality, pattern options and ease of maintenance, this split-second reaction was quickly reversed, and the installation was pegged […]

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Terrazzo Reflects School’s Bright Mission

The architects at MoDE Architects already had many colors in mind at the very beginning of the project to build the new ASPIRA of Illinois Business and Finance High School. After spending a short time in the John Caretti showroom, all seven colors and the aggregates were chosen quickly. The school, located in the Logan […]

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New Student Center Creates Link Between Past and Present

At Currey Ingram Academy, the ornate design of the buildings and campus landscape is as much a tradition of the school as the prestigious education it offers. From stone to pine finishes, the newly built Jennifer & Billy Frist Hall reflects the time honored heritage of Currey Ingram Academy from floor to ceiling. Among those […]

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Terrazzo Revamps Vacant Building into Health Pavilion

To expand its outpatient healthcare services in Barren County, KY, the T.J. Samson Community Hospital transformed a vacant Walmart into a centralized healthcare pavilion serving south central Kentucky. The hospital reinvested in its local community by repurposing previous retail space into a facility that houses all outpatient services, including: kidney care, radiology, T.J. Urgent Care, […]

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Terrazzo Complements Traditions of Courthouse

Located in downtown Frankfort, KY, the Franklin County Courthouse and Judicial Center served as one of the most historic and recognizable buildings in the state capitol. Originally completed in 1835, a jail and annex were later added in 1949 and 1968 respectively. But by 2010, the Greek revival style building was no longer able to […]

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2015 NTMA Honor Awards

In celebration of the most interesting, creative, beautiful, and appealing terrazzo floors completed by NTMA contractors, the NTMA recently announced its 2015 NTMA Honor Award winners. The NCTA is pleased to announce that two of its members won honor awards for their exquisite work: Menconi Terrazzo and Michielutti Bros., Inc.   This annual competition honors the […]

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Terrazzo Targets Tomorrow’s Minds With Interactive Design

Brooks Elementary School isn’t your typical elementary school. You won’t find mascots on the walls or floor. The walls aren’t painted only school colors, and the school name around every corner. Instead, you will find elegant geometric designs reminiscent of a high-end office building, with just the right pop of color to intrigue the young minds […]

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Terrazzo Creates Perfect Chemistry Between Science and Art

More often than not, science and art are seen as opposite sides of the spectrum. Logic versus creativity. Reality versus imagination. Right brain versus left brain. But if you take a look at the remarkable terrazzo floors in the Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, you will find that one without the other is impossible. The […]

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Terrazzo Ties Together Traditions and Tales of Scottish Rite

Rooted in tradition and tales of brotherhood and mystery, the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association Valley of Chicago needed to lay the cornerstones for a new home. After 100 years at its downtown Chicago location, the building could no longer meet the needs of the Scottish Rite, a division of the Freemasons. A move to the […]

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