Terrazzo may have been another of mankind's accidental discoveries. In the 15th century, mosaic artisans in Northen Italy swept waste marble chips out onto their terraces, "terrazzi" and by walking on them, smoothed the surfaces.
When workers learned to press the chips into a more permanent clay base, then grind and polish them with heavy stones, terrazzo was born. Michelangelo used it in St. Peter's Basilica and George Washington in his cherished Mount Vernon.
REPLACE THESE PHOTOS WITH RESTORATION
Because terrazzo is a sustainable solid-surface marble floor that is hand crafted by artisans and lasts hundreds of years - restoration can be a worthwhile investment.
Terrazzo can be restored to have a variety of finishes ranging from a honed or polished look to a glass-like shine that requires no coatings, sealers or waxes. This finish is achieved by a mechanical grinding and polishing process.
All phases of repair-work are included in the restoration process including; large and small patchwork, filling voids and troubleshooting discoloration. Once restored, terrazzo will be a permanent flooring solution that requires very little maintenance.