Private Residence
Southern Utah
2011 Honor Award Winner


Terrazzo Contractor
Finn-Wall Specialties
Midvale, Utah

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.

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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