Reply To: Terrazzo [was Meath Hospital]
Thanks for the info. I should’ve guessed – I thought the chips were suspended in some polymer, perhaps it’s COLOURED cement then.
It was used during the Renaissance in Italy and I think even goes as far back as ancient Rome: eg; Pompeii [esp. the roman villa] and Herculaneum. They used to grind it flat – probably with pumice or something.
I wonder though how it was laid and finished this century? Did they install it in pre-cast slabs or pour it out and grind it on site?
Very interesting. It appeals to me particulary as I’ve been going through a steadily increasing phase of Kitsch in my work the last couple of years!