Terrazzo

Our newest addition to the Wall2Floor range

Wall2Floor Terrazzo, our seamless mineral system with Murano Island glass crystals for a Venetian terrazzo effect.

Wall2Floor Terrazzo is part of the Wall2Floor range, a multilayer system of a mineral nature that allows for seamless cladding on horizontal and vertical surfaces, in keeping with the latest trends in high-end architecture. 

Wall2Floor Terrazzo was created in collaboration with the Promovetro consortium of Murano, and offers a functional reinterpretation in a modern key of the paving known as Venetian-style terrazzo to which a creative use of glass is added. What makes Wall2Floor Terrazzo unique and inimitable is the enrichment with precious and refined materials such as Murano cotisso crystals and Carrara marble.

From the glass furnaces of Murano's glass masters comes the coloured glass of Wall2Floor Terrazzo

Murano glass in Venetian local craftsmanship

Murano glass is world-famous as a highly prized craftsmanship that has characterised Venice and its hinterland for over a thousand years. In addition to the magnificent products in a multitude of colours and the most creative shapes, the Murano workshops also produce the Cotisso crystals that have always been required for the Venetian terrazzo tiles, a flooring composed of lime, fine earthenware and coloured marble and glass granules that make it a hard wearing product of great elegance. Today, the implementation of new techniques offers a functional product with great appeal for interior designers in both the residential and commercial markets.

The Venetian-style terrazzo through history

The Venetian-style terrazzo with its colours and the warm brilliance that can be admired when it is exposed to the light of sunset, is a distinctive sign of Venice in the same way as Titian red or the mosaics of Torcello.

The Venetian terrazzo can be likened to mosaic art, so much so that it is regarded as a brother of the floor mosaic that adorns the floors of St. Mark’s Basilica, and Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello Island.

In a second phase, precious marbles The Venetian-style terrazzo through history from different locations around the world were used in the production of Venetian floors: dark red from Montenegro, black from quarries in Belgium, green from Piave, white from Apulia and Istria, and onyx from Portugal.

The origins of Venetian glass

Glass in Venice already appeared in the 11th century, but it was in 1291 that the glassworks in Venice were closed and moved to the island of Murano for fear of fire. And it was on the island that the reputation of a production developed, which, starting from raw materials mostly available in the surrounding lands, allowed the development of innovative techniques that have made Murano glass items unique, precious and instantly-recognisable.

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