Terrazzo, the forgotten flooring material, it’s back and better than ever.
To be honest, we hardly gave terrazzo a second glance. Or a chance, that is…
Until we saw this.
Terrazzo has been around for a long, long time. 9,000 bc to be somewhat exact. It is made up of chips of marble, granite, and glass and set into a matrix of concrete or an epoxy resin. Initially used as an inexpensive flooring, terrazzo means terrace in Italian. Now, it is used almost anywhere, countertops, walls, even furnishings.
Why choose terrazzo?
The first and foremost reason, is sustainability. We cannot afford to look the other way when it comes to environmental issues.
Yet, we don’t want to compromise aesthetics. It has unlimited color and material options, so you don’t have to choose. Many artisans are making handcrafted, one-o- a-kind works of art using this process.
Even better? Terrazzo is extremely hard-wearing and very practical. It’s incredible durable, and would be the ultimate kitchen workhorse.
Cost can vary, especially with custom bespoke work. Traditionally it has been used because of it being a very cost effective product.
Aren’t they beautiful?
We are seriously crushing on terrazzo floors, in fact, they’re serious contenders for our basement floors. More on our “surprise” basement renovation later, but these are beauties.
Check out this post on other countertop options, we’re sure you’ll find something you love here.
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