When exploring South Beach’s Historic Art Deco buildings, nothing else has stood the test of time like Terrazzo tile.
Having first been brought to the U.S. by Italian migrants in the late 1800’s, it’s popularity took off during the Art Deco and Art Moderne movements of the 1920’s.
Terrazzo was environmentally friendly before being “green” was in. Terrazzo which uses small chips and pieces of marble and stone from larger cuts, was an early example of reusing and recycling otherwise unwanted material. Opustone’s Terrazzo tile follows the old world tradition consisting of three simple ingredients, Italian marble aggregate, portland cement and water. While the ingredients are simple the looks are unique because no two pieces are the same. Today Terrazzo floors are used in many LEED-certified buildings around the world.
While Terrazzo used to be restricted to floors, our tiles and slabs allow you to enjoy terrazzo just about everywhere. Tiles can be professionally installed on walls, ceilings, or even as a countertop or table. Inlays are another beautiful way to create a color scheme or use as a top for coffee tables and bar areas.
This surface also pairs great with bold accent walls or even a luxe metal edge trim. One of the most famous and recognizable uses can be found in none other than the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood California. With Terrazzo, the possibilities are limitless.