Posts Tagged "Miami"

A Brief History of Miami and it’s Architecture

Posted by on Jun 25, 2010 in Floor, How to and Syle, Miami Terrazzo Restoration, terrazzo | Comments Off

A Brief History of Miami and it’s Architecture

Much of the existing architecture in South Florida, home of Colonial Floor and Stone Care, is the result of foreign settlers earlier in the history of the region. Their cultural influences also spread among the people and reflected in the architecture and constructions during each period. Before the Spanish intrusion of South Florida, the chief tribe that resided in the area was the Calusa tribe. In fact, the name ‘Miami’ comes from “Mayami”, a Calusa word that meant “Big Water”. The Spanish repeatedly tried to invade the region, but met with little success. After a series of invasions and...

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Terracotta Soldiers and Terracotta Tiles

Posted by on Apr 1, 2010 in Floor, home, How to and Syle, Miami Terrazzo Restoration, Terra cotta tiles, terrazzo | Comments Off

Terracotta Soldiers and Terracotta Tiles

Continueing on my Orient adventure. Today I visited the Great Wall of China . 325.0 miles long.  It took 300 years to build, and tomorrow on to where a farmer, no in his eighties, found and wonder full treasure for his home land to preseve and keeps as a natural tressure.  Arriving I couldn’t wait to see what I have only see, Like many of you on the National Goo graphic pecial ro on the Discovery, or even as part of a movie that displays these terracotta soldiers as a big part of the movie As I walked up I understand about the duribilty of thes “fired Earth” which is which...

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Blogging from Hong Kong

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010 in Floor, home, How to and Syle, Miami Terrazzo Restoration, terrazzo | Comments Off

Blogging from Hong Kong

After two days of being outside breathing in the polluted air it was time to find decent quality air and how did I do it?Go and find a Mall! And as always, I look at the floors. This mall  also used terrazzo tiles, as they did in the Mass Rapid Transportation System. As you can see from the photos in the video, the designer wanted to make to floor look fun and he accomplished it by installing two inch wide colorful terrazzo next to the white terrazzo floor. When I first came across this mall the flooring put a big smile on my face. I thought of the Nickelodeon channel. Very colorful...

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Mexican Tile, A Proud Tradition in Hand Made Clay Tiles

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010 in home, How to and Syle | Comments Off

Mexican Tile is used widely here in South Florida. There are many styles of Mexican tile. And while doing some research on these beautiful tile that the Colonial Floor and Stone Care has cleaned and polished, I found that they have a long and varied history. Mexican tile, would lead you to believe that all the tile were made in Mexico, how ever Talavera Tile dates back to 15th century Spain. When the Italians introduced the artisan work of the Arabic, Italian, and Asian designed tile during the 15thcentury to Spain. Using all the knowledge from those styles of clay tiles, Talavera ceramic...

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