The Beauty of Terrazzo
Terrazzo was originally invented by Venetian construction workers as a low cost flooring material using marble chips from upscale jobs. The workers would usually set them in clay to surface the patios around their living quarters. Consisting originally of marble chips, clay, and goat milk (as the sealer), production of terrazzo became much easier after the 1920s and the introduction of electric industrial grinders and other power equipment.
Terrazzo is a solid flooring material made with chips of marble or other stone pieces set in a cementitious or resinous binder. After the terrazzo has cured, it is ground and polished to a shiny and durable finish..