Private Residence
Southern Utah
Finn-Wall Specialties
2011 Honor Award Winner

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The complexity of this terrazzo project is quite evident in the design. Set in the entryway of a private residence in the southwest, the 160 square foot epoxy terrazzo rug adds a dramatic accent to the surrounding floor. The design was driven by the client’s request for a textile block house in the early twentieth century style of Frank Lloyd Wright. The architect created a custom cast stone block design with a stylized geometric pattern inspired by the surrounding landscape. The terrazzo rug utilized 1/8″ zinc strips as the border and 1/16″ strips to make up the pattern and color transitions. The intricacy of placing six colors in the rug began with the small 3/4″ red squares in the pattern which included crimson red glass and mother of pearl aggregates. Black stallion, Georgia white, blue grey, new royal green, and verdi alpi aggregate #1 and #2 completed the mixes of the color palette. This beautiful installation clearly exemplifies the unlimited potential of terrazzo.

David M. Schwarz Architects Inc.
Washington, D.C.

General Contractor
Tom Rees Contracting, LLC

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, NC

The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates and general information to architects and designers at no cost.

National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
PO Box 2605
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Fax: 888.362.2770