Most of us have heard of terrazzo, that chunky, colorful airport floor we (used to) dash across to make our flight, or maybe a decorative lamp or bowl that we picked up at a thrift store a couple years ago. Terrazzo has deep roots, centuries back to the Italians, or some would argue back millenia to Turkish roots; but we will leave that argument to the Europeans. Regardless of its founders, terrazzo was recycling and ingenuity at its finest, where scraps from the quarries were repurposed into exterior walls for homes in a clay or other suspended matrix. People really can live in glass houses and throw stones to make them. If you’re seeking the look and feel of terrazzo but you’re ballin’ on a budget or simply don’t have the withall to handle the complications that can come with it like King Tutankhamun and building pyramids (Have you seen those??) then we offer some great alternatives.
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