The classic marble/cement tile was born, indicatively, towards the end of the nineteenth century in Italy.
Obtained with marble grit and cement , it is inspired by the splendid “Venetian Terrazzo” (hence the name of Terrazzo): typical flooring of the Venetian villas, whose peculiar characteristics were the realization on site and use of marble and various stones granules, tied with pebble lime or cement mixed with fine grit or cocciopesto (opus signinum).
This characteristic pavement has ancient origins that have their roots in ancient Greece, passing through the villas of the Roman Empire.
Modern Terrazzo tiles (Marble/Cement) combine robustness and quality with a highly automated production process capable of obtaining considerable production capacity.
In addition, the value and the physical-chemical characteristics of the tile can be increased with grinding/polishing processes, anti-stain treatments, chamfering and sandblasting, as well as the possibility of using special chemical additives or alternative raw materials to obtain innovative finishes.
The Terrazzo tile can be produced both for indoor flooring (flat polished tile) and for outdoor flooring (with design), even with high thickness suitable for the transit of heavy vehicles.
Can be also produced splendid tiles with decoration (encaustic or mosaic tile) using a semi-automated process, which combines technology with craftsmanship.
This type of tile is made up of two different overlapping layers: