Terrazzo tiles originated in Italy roughly 500 years ago. In this time, trends have come and gone, but Terrazzo is the latest home decoration to receive a comeback. Terrazzo tiles make for a versatile option for use in a wide range of building developments and renovations. Terrazzo tiling is ideal for household staples of basic ceramic and porcelain tiles, thanks to the material’s practicality, beauty and eco-friendly production. Terrazzo tiles are created in a similar process to other composite materials. The tiles are produced using a precast mixture of marble, granite and quartz chips – though the amount of each mineral can vary. This mixture is then combined with several aesthetically pleasing materials and either a cement-based or epoxy resin binder to bind the finished terrazzo tile together.
Why choose Terrazzo tiles?
Terrazzo tiles are not only a beautifully crafted material, but they are an eco-friendly material created using leftover and waste minerals to form a new and exciting material that looks great and contributes to a safer, more readily available green-based process.
Terrazzo tiling can also be produced in a porcelain form that is applied to the surface of an already existing porcelain tile. Porcelain-effect tiles are a realistic option for those looking to get the Terrazzo on a budget, but the faux title loses the natural charm of real, precast Terrazzo.
Revamping a commercial or residential space allows you to experiment with materials that can elevate the feel and look of even the flattest colour schemes. Terrazzo tiles are one of the best options available on the market for those looking to add a touch of class to any given setting. Each tile offers a unique and rich palette of tones and patterns, suitable for contemporary and traditional styles. Terrazzo is set and polished to ensure a smooth, textured surface. This makes them an excellent option for wall tiles in everyday household favourites like kitchens and bathrooms.
Terrazzo tiling lends its beauty well in many areas. Terrazzo tiles made up of earthly colours like grown, green, grey and off-white are the perfect addition to a muted colour palette or rustic environment. More vibrant areas can be improved using Terrazzo thanks to its colour mixes encompassing lively shades of blue, red, orange and white to grant an ultra-modern décor style
The timeless appeal and styling of terrazzo tiling
The timeless appeal and styling of Terrazzo are not to be understated, but the value of quality material is not just a visual one. Terrazzo also boasts a build quality and durability that most natural surfaces cannot compete with.
Being one of the most enduring materials on the market, Terrazzo is an excellent choice for the more messy areas of the home or commercial buildings. When the tile is sealed and laid correctly, Terrazzo should provide a lifetime of quality and stability. The non-porous terrazzo tiles make them exceptionally resistant to regular moisture and staining, primarily when used in a bathroom or kitchen area. Terrazzo tiles can be resealed every 12 to 18 months to ensure a factory finish, but the tiles can be easily cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner and warm water – keeping the surface fresh and stain-free.
Terrazzo tiling is available in a range of sizes and thicknesses. For more information, please contact us to discuss your requirements.