Terrazzo

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Terrazzo is a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments.wikipedia
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

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One of the most well known examples of terrazzo is the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

History of Cyprus

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Other sites with terrazzo floors include Nevalı Çori, Göbekli Tepe, Jericho, and Kastros (Cyprus).
The PPNB settlers built round houses with floors made of terrazzo of burned lime (e.g. Kastros, Shillourokambos) and cultivated einkorn and emmer.

Göbekli Tepe

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Other sites with terrazzo floors include Nevalı Çori, Göbekli Tepe, Jericho, and Kastros (Cyprus).
Its floor has been carefully hewn out of the bedrock and smoothed, reminiscent of the terrazzo floors of the younger complexes at Göbekli Tepe.

Mosaic

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Although the history of terrazzo can be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt, its predecessors come from Italy.

Tell es-Sultan

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Other sites with terrazzo floors include Nevalı Çori, Göbekli Tepe, Jericho, and Kastros (Cyprus).
The rooms have red or pinkish terrazzo-floors made of lime.

Nevalı Çori

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The floors of the PPN B settlement of Nevalı Çori measure about 80 m2.
It had three subsequent architectural phases, the most recent belonging to Stratum III, the middle one to Stratum II and the oldest to Stratum I. The two more recent phases also possessed a terrazzo-style lime cement floor, which did not survive from the oldest phase.

Epoxy

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Terrazzo artisans create walls, floors, patios, and panels by exposing marble chips and other fine aggregates on the surface of finished concrete or epoxy-resin.
Epoxy resins are also used for decorative flooring applications such as terrazzo flooring, chip flooring, and colored aggregate flooring.

Engineered stone

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Unlike terrazzo, the material is factory made in either blocks or slabs, cut and polished by fabricators, and assembled at the worksite.

Marble

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It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.

Quartz

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It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.

Granite

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It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.

Glass

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It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.

Cementitious

It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.

Polymer

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It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder (for chemical binding), polymeric (for physical binding), or a combination of both.

Venice

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The form of terrazzo used today derives partly from the 18th century pavimento alla Veneziana (Venetian pavement) and the cheaper seminato. Pavimento alla Veneziana had workers place marble fragments next to each other in a mortar base.

Art Deco

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Art Deco and Moderne styles from the 1920s to 1940s favored terrazzo with the dividers allowing for straight or curved lines that increased the decorative potential.

Streamline Moderne

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Art Deco and Moderne styles from the 1920s to 1940s favored terrazzo with the dividers allowing for straight or curved lines that increased the decorative potential.

Neolithic

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Archaeologists have adopted the term terrazzo to describe the floors of early Neolithic buildings (PPN A and B, ca.

Pre-Pottery Neolithic

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Archaeologists have adopted the term terrazzo to describe the floors of early Neolithic buildings (PPN A and B, ca.

Western Asia

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9,000–8,000 BC) in Western Asia constructed of burnt lime and clay, colored red with ochre and polished.

Lime (material)

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9,000–8,000 BC) in Western Asia constructed of burnt lime and clay, colored red with ochre and polished.

Ochre

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9,000–8,000 BC) in Western Asia constructed of burnt lime and clay, colored red with ochre and polished.

Hafting

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The use of fire to produce burnt lime, which was also used for the hafting of implements, predates production of fired pottery by almost a thousand years.