There’s a well-known saying that all art is subjective and that beauty is always held within the eye of the beholder. While some typically identify art with visual and audio mediums such as painting, film, and music, the art world is far more inclusive and not so limiting. Among the many places where art can be found, architecture and its many designs constitute a substantial portion. And Terrazzo, a material whose use dates back to 10,000 years, has been featured prominently. From Venice to the Hollywood walk of fame, there are plenty of locations that have made use of the material.
Art That Lasts
The very best art immortalizes its creator and leaves a lasting impression upon the people who see it. If terrazzo floors have been found in Turkey and Venice and are still in use today after thousands of years, imagine the longevity that will accompany the art you employ using terrazzo? Very little upkeep and restoration will be necessary. All art after several decades needs cosmetic touch-ups to maintain its appearance, terrazzo needs very little, just a brush-off from time to time.
One of the best ways to incorporate terrazzo into an artistic medium is by using it to construct a floor with a mural that has some personal style and flair. You won’t have to worry about scuff marks hindering the integrity of your design, terrazzo is durable beyond words. This is why many commercial places such as hospitals and schools utilize the material. It can stand up to heavy amounts of traffic and not show any significant signs of wear. If you want proof of this, just take a look at the Hollywood walk of fame. Unimaginable visitors every day and it still looks as immaculate as ever.
A Wide Palate of Options
Because of its use in many commercial sectors, some might be under the impression that the use of terrazzo in art is fairly limiting. Not so, you’ll find that terrazzo provides a rich palette of color and one design can have over twenty varieties and shades to work with.
At Intrastate, we believe in being just as reliable as the terrazzo we sell and provide a wide array of designs for your projects that require that special touch that lasts a lifetime. The good news is you no longer have to have it shipped from Italy, and if you’re in the Sarasota area, we’re right in your backyard. For more information, give us a visit at iterrazzo.com.