The historical predecessor of terrazzo, known as Venetian terrazzo, is a composite flooring material that had been used in Italian architecture several hundred years ago. Leftover marble pieces were placed in clay or lime glue and were grinded flat to produce a durable walking surface.
The addition of different sized marble chips to the mixture resulted in aesthetically intriguing surfaces that, combined with the material’s exceptionally high resistance to wear, gained popularity throughout the centuries.
While state of the art technological advancements are used to produce terrazzo of the highest quality, it still remains a handmade product consisting of natural, sustainable ingredients.
The manual production of precast KAZA terrazzo tiles allows craftsmen to pay attention to the slightest details during manufacture.
The body of terrazzo is created by mixing natural stones and minerals such as marble chips, ground basalt, pieces of granite or glass with Portland cement and natural oxide pigments that give the base colour its hue and saturation. The admixture is formed by moulds that define the final shape of the panels.
The KAZA Terrazzo collection includes standard sized panels and three special shapes that can be assembled to form a playful pattern. Moreover, bespoke shapes and sizes are available upon request. All terrazzo panels have a standard thickness of 20 mm.
The KAZA Terrazzo collection is the result of extensive research and experimentation in colour and aggregates.