Terrazzo, from the Italian word for terraces, was created several hundred years ago in Europe when Venetian workers discovered a new use for discarded marble remnants. Since that time, it has become a logical, practical solution for contemporary design and construction.
Terrazzo consists of marble, granite, onyx or glass chips in portland cement, modified portland cement or resinous matrix. The Terrazzo is poured, cured, ground and polished. Typically used as a finish for floors, stairs or walls, Terrazzo can be poured in place or precast.
Terrazzo is considered by today's architects and designers to be a contemporary flooring and wall material for interior and exterior use. Terrazzo has proven itself through history as the sensible choice for floor surfaces that require resistance to heavy abuse, while still retaining beauty and low maintenance costs.