From Ceilings, to Walls, to Floors: The Versatility of Seamless Terrazzo

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc.
Presented by Gary French, Technical Director

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what terrazzo is, its rich history, and why it should be specified. It will give the definition, and list components. Endless color options and various aggregates will be discussed.
  2. Explore the green elements and sustainability of terrazzo. The original recycled flooring, terrazzo has proven to last over 100 years in buildings and survive hurricanes and flooding events.
  3. Discuss renovation of old buildings through the use of terrazzo and restoration of old terrazzo.
  4. Discuss the many forms terrazzo takes from floors to walls, stairs, curbs, and countertops in both interior and exterior settings. It will explain how a change in aggregate size can enhance the design. It will show how elements like LED lights can be incorporated into the floor.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The purpose of this presentation is to provide information which will be helpful in understanding the various terrazzo systems and how terrazzo can be utilized in a variety of design applications. It will briefly explain terrazzo, its rich history, and why it should be specified. Color options and various aggregates will be discussed. We will explore the green elements and sustainability of terrazzo. The original recycled flooring, terrazzo has proven to last over 100 years in buildings and survive hurricanes and flooding events. The renovation of old buildings through the use of terrazzo and restoration of old terrazzo will be addressed. We will discuss the many forms terrazzo takes from floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, curbs, columns, and countertops in both interior and exterior settings. It will explain how a change in aggregate size can enhance the design. It will show how elements like LED lights can be incorporated into the floor. A series of photos will showcase terrazzo installations.

Ceilings to Walls

Photo courtesy of NTMA


Gary"

Gary French , Technical Director for NTMA, received a degree in Chemistry from David Lipscomb University in 1972. He assisted in the laboratory, technical service and product management, developing a number of epoxy formulas for Sherwin Williams. He has been a member of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA) Technical Committee since 1992, as well as a presenter on resinous materials to concrete for the CSI. Gary has presented over 300 AIA seminars on terrazzo and has written several articles on resinous flooring. Gary is responsible for providing training to contractors of the NTMA, delivering courses on the installation of terrazzo and related issues.

 

National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association has been setting the standards for terrazzo since 1923. We offer assistance throughout the design and installation process. Specifications are available online, and our technical advisor can answer your specific questions.

 

Originally published in October 2021

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