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Revolutionizing American Design with Terrazzo in the Eastern United States and Beyond

Revolutionizing American Design with Terrazzo in the Eastern United States and Beyond

Mount Vernon Estate Mansion Invented in Italy, and then finding fame in the United States, it’s only fitting that one of the earliest examples of terrazzo flooring in America rests inside George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. As a military general, statesman and founding father who served as the first president of the United States, George … Read more

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Terrazzo Around the World: The Rise of Terrazzo in Italy

Italy’s contribution to the world of art is immense, with the mere mention of any number of artists conjuring up vivid images in the mind’s eye. Who cannot visualize David and The Pieta by Michelangelo, or Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper? Art lovers revere The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, … Read more

Terrazzo was created over 500 years ago when mid-16th century artisans began wondering what to do with odd-sized marble chips discarded during construction projects. Lovely to look at, but essentially leftovers, an inspired idea was born. Why not used the marble remnants to build terraces that would bring added luxury to their own working-class homes?

The Inspired History of Terrazzo Tile

Necessity, it’s said, is the mother of invention. But for Venetian mosaic workers, it could be said “the love of beauty” was the driving force behind their invention of terrazzo tile. Terrazzo was created over 500 years ago when mid-16th century artisans began wondering what to do with odd-sized marble chips discarded during construction projects. … Read more