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Terrazzo – An Italian Tradition – Made in America

Terrazzo – An Italian Tradition – Made in America

Of the people, by the people, for the people! “Made in the USA” is an attractive proposition for thoughtful manufacturers who want to help boost the nation’s economy, create jobs, and protect our environment by providing domestically-produced sustainable goods. At TREND Group, we’ve sought to do just that with our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sebring, … Read more

Go Green with Terrazzo: The Original Recycled Flooring Material

Go Green with Terrazzo: The Original Recycled Flooring Material

Earth is our home, and we should strive to protect it. One way we can all make a positive impact on the environment is by using sustainable products that meet environmentally-friendly composition, durability, recycled content and air quality standards. It’s not a new idea. The Italian artisans who created terrazzo back in the 16th century … Read more

The Rise of Terrazzo in North America and Its Migration West!

The Rise of Terrazzo in North America and Its Migration West!

From coast-to-coast, the United States offers many fine examples of terrazzo. George Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon features the first terrazzo floor installed in North America, while the Hollywood Walk of Fame is continually celebrated for its glamour and beauty as millions stroll along it each year. Innumerable public buildings and private residences are resplendent in … Read more

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