Beginner's Guide Terrazzo Trade History

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  • BEGINNER'S GUIDETERRAZZO TRADE HISTORY

  • THE AGENDATerrazzo's Beginnings

    How Terrazzo is Formed

    Terrazzo's Advancements

    Terrazzo's Outlook

    W H A T Y O U W I L L L E A R N

  • ITALIAN WORD FOR "TERRACES"T E R R A Z Z O :

  • 15 CENTURYV E N E T I A N W O R K E R S M A D E A D I S C O V E R Y

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  • TERRAZZO WAS FORMEDVenetian marble workers would re-use marble pieces from existing

    slabs for the surfaces of their homes.

    T H E B E G I N N I N G

    S O U R C E : N T M A

    Soon, the workers began to rub the surfaces with hand stones to achieve

    a smoother finish.

  • TERRAZZO MADE EASYAs time passed, workers developed new techniques. They created a tool

    called the Galera. The Galera allowed workers to fasten stones to the

    end of a long handle, allowing them to work more comfortably.

    N E W T O O L S

    S O U R C E : N T M A

    To display the color of the marble chips, they used goat milk as a sealer.

  • Terrazzo began to expand to other regions of the

    world. The United States welcomed terrazzo during

    the late 1700s.

    Today you can find terrazzo in monuments like Mt.

    Vernon and the Hoover Dam.

    S O U R C E : N T M A

    NEW BEGINNINGS

  • Soon beauty followed to go along with terrazzo's

    durability. New installation technique involved

    the use of strips to divide colors and control

    shrinkage in the terrazzo topping. Marble dust

    was added to the mix to provide additional

    colors and thickness as well.

    Today installers can use brass, aluminum and

    zinc divider strips. Water jet machines can cut

    intricate graphics to be added to the floor's

    design.

    DESIGN STEPS IN

  • HIGH-POWERED TECHToday you won't be seeing any installer holding a Galera. That is

    because grinding equipment provided more efficiency in grinding and

    polishing a terrazzo floor.

    M O R E E F F I C I E N C Y

    S O U R C E : N T M A

    New cleaners and sealers were developed to enhance the beauty of

    terrazzo.

  • EVOLVING TODAYOver the last century, the terrazzo industry

    has found new developments in epoxies,

    acrylics and polyester. Thin-set epoxy has

    become the most durable terrazzo system

    today. Terrazzo even goes beyond the

    interior use. Rustic terrazzo can create a

    unique surface on the exterior of a building.

    Bottom Line: Terrazzo is dynamic.

  • W W W . D O Y L E D I C K E R S O N T E R R A Z Z O . C O M

    Terrazzo benefits everyone. Today architectsand designers can find great use withterrazzo for flooring, walls and counter tops.

    With sustainable features, design flexibilityand durability, terrazzo has made its wayfrom homes to places like universities,hospitals, transit centers, retail stores,airports and more.

    TODAY'S VIEWS

  • WHAT'S NEXT?Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo and other terrazzo

    installers around the world will continue to

    work with contractors and architects to bring

    the sleek beauty of terrazzo to the world.

    Need samples or more information about

    terrazzo? Contact Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo.

    info@doyledickersonterrazzo.com

    (704) 921-4940

  • THANKS FOR VIEWING