Passion for perfection
Terrazzo is a flooring finish made of marble, granite, glass, or other natural or synthetic aggregates and fillers, mixed with cement and/or resin binder, seamless poured on-site, grinded, grouted and polished to shine.
It descended directly from simplified forms of centuries-old styles of marble mosaics used in Venice by the mid-16th century.
Terrazzo was created when resourceful Venetian mosaic workers discovered a way to reuse marble remnants. With off-size chips, they began to build terraces around their living quarters.
The invention of the electric grinder in 1924, brought about a finer finish, greater speed and accuracy contributing to the spread of terrazzo, becoming a flooring of choice, overtaking and replacing the use of marble mosaics.
In more recent years, new matrix developments with epoxies, polyesters, latex and acrylics have continued to make terrazzo ever more cost-effective, durable, high functioning and versatile.
Today’s highly evolved terrazzo is an environmentally friendly material combining extraordinary design potential, highly traffic wear resistance and low maintenance for a life of the building time service expectancy.
Terrazzo is the lowest-cost flooring material available based on its life cycle.
Is a 12 mm thickness hybrid epoxy-acrylic terrazzo, coming, standard, with a moisture mitigation membrane for water vapor evaporation control and a crack suppression membrane (elastic membrane & glass fiber mash) for substrate crack-bridging underlayers.
VIA.ZZO brand is owned by Aragon Grup, proud member of the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association USA (www.ntma.com), the First International Member of NTMA, starting with January 2020.
VIA.ZZO material system and application technology are complying with all NTMA standards and regulations.
This seamless terrazzo flooring is poured, grinded and polished on-site, almost with no joints under 100 sqm. Metal divider strips/joints (aluminum or brass), integrated into the floor surface, are specified to separate areas bigger than 100 sqm or to separate different colors of a specific design.
VIA.ZZO flooring is the escape from the plane world of patterns and ready-made products. All the installation procedures are done by hand starting from mixing, pouring to grinding and polishing.
It is about hard man work and team effort, in-depth knowledge of materials and technologies, professional machinery and tools, it is about… passion for perfection!