TREND Terrazzo, the Perfect Balance in Design

Fallingwater owned by the Edgar J. Kauffman Family in Mill Run, Pennsylvania and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, New York could not be more different.  However, both of these architectural masterworks created by Frank Lloyd Wright are examples of form and function working in-tandem to achieve brilliant results.   As a house that rises … Read more

No VOCs, Not Now, Not Ever

No VOCs, Not Now, Not Ever – TREND Group understands the concern You are only as good as the air you breathe! That’s why choosing building materials that are devoid of volatile organic compounds (zero VOC) is rapidly becoming the preferred choice among today’s new construction and remodeling contractors. Research has shown average Americans spend … Read more

Marmomac 2019 Verona: THE Stepping “Stone” to Design Excellence

Designers, architects, engineers, contractors, artisans, and fabricators from around the world will come together in Verona, Italy, later this month, for a spectacular international surface event destined to inspire, amaze and bring the latest natural stone products to the forefront. It is called Marmomac 2019 Verona, and it is the leading global trade exposition for … Read more

Saving the World One Mountain at a Time

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo That’s how TREND Group Global CEO Andrea Di Giuseppe describes the importance of using post-consumer recycled materials in the creation of our flooring, countertops, backsplashes and other building décor. Italian by birth, Di Giuseppe is historically linked to the sixteenth-century artisans in his country who mixed “cast off” marble with … Read more

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

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!

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

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

The Inspired History 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. 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?

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