When exploring South Beach’s Historic Art Deco buildings, nothing else has stood the test of time like Terrazzo.
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 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.