The original green building material
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind surface option that’s warmer than marble and more interesting than ceramic tiles, then look no further than terrazzo. While terrazzo has been around for thousands of years, the beauty and textural quality of modern terrazzo have made them a popular choice for bringing interest into contemporary spaces. However the benefits don’t stop there. These are the other reasons terrazzo is turning heads:
Terrazzo is regarded as one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials. It’s typically made from a mixture of recycled glass and natural aggregates such as marble, granite and quartz, which provide it’s unique speckled look, and is held together by a resin or concrete base. It is then polished, honed, or sandblasted depending on your desired finish.
It’s durable and long lasting
Terrazzo is extremely durable and is more resistant than other tile materials , so they are ideal to use as flooring in high traffic areas. Not all terrazzo is made equal. Cheap and laxly produced terrazzo can result in brittleness, porosity and discolouration. Italian made terrazzo is produced under strict conditions to ensure the material is never compromised resulting in an exceptionally high quality product.
In addition to their durability, terrazzo tiles are water and heat resistant and easy to cut making them easy to work with and ideal to use not just as flooring, but in a variety of applications from bathroom and kitchen benchtops, vanities and splashbacks. Terrazzo tiles are timeless and suit every space from traditional to contemporary, as well as outdoors (with the appropriate finish).
The design possibilities are endless
Each piece of terrazzo is truly unique, plus it comes in just about every colour imaginable as custom colours and mixes can be made– from eye-popping hues to natural tones so anything from a modern monochromatic look to an artistic mosaic design can be achieved.
It’s cost effective
Because terrazzo is durable enough to last a lifetime, it requires very little maintenance and simply never goes out of style, it’s a fantastic investment that won’t break the bank over its lifespan.