Elementary school floors win national award

May 23, 2023

I guess you can say they were floored.

Wareham Elementary School’s 40,000-square-foot handcrafted terrazzo flooring received an Honor Award from the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association at its annual convention in Italy. 

The award went to Joseph Cohn & Son of North Haven, Connecticut, who installed the floors. 

The floor was designed to be attractive and long-lasting while also promoting learning. It is made of 15 colors representing Wareham’s natural resources, and decorated with a map of the town along with images of the solar system, a compass, the color wheel, triangles and the golden ratio. 

Terrazzo, a flooring technique in which stone, recycled glass and other detritus are embedded in a cement or epoxy base, originated in 15th-century Italy.