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30 Eye-Catchy Terrazzo Flooring Ideas With Pros And Cons
Terrazzo is a material that blends chips of marble, quartz, glass, granite, or other materials safely inside a binding material. Terrazzo has been around since ancient Egypt, and today terrazzo tiles are trending right now and they are everywhere – on backsplashes, walls, countertops and of course floors as this trend used to be mostly for floor styling and for outdoors. Let’s consider all the pros and cons of this gorgeous material to understand whether you need it for your space or not.
Pros Of Terrazzo Floors
Terrazzo is a proven and durable flooring choice. Few flooring materials have been around for thousands of years. Many terrazzo floors are inexpensive to create, and the result itself can look very upscale. Saving the budget is a very important and necessary thing.
Terrazzo tiles look especially good in areas that get a lot of sun. The different colors are accentuated well and installation options other than thinset will resist fading well. The sheer range of colors, designs, and materials used in terrazzo is awe-inspiring. Terrazzo can easily be molded into panels that suit custom countertops, bathtubs and sinks. It’s also very easy to join together with technology such as underfloor heating.
There’s a wide range of installation options that enhance specific characteristics. Thinset is lightweight and very resistant to cracking. Sand-cushion is very durable. It can be poured straight onto a concrete subfloor via monolithic installation. Or you can rely on terrazzo tiles, which offer more precise control over the look and finish. Sweep and mop your terrazzo floors occasionally, and that’s it – that’s all the maintenance needed to keep up a terrazzo floor.
a bright and fun kitchen with a colorful terrazzo floor and wall, white curved cabinets, a curved kitchen island and mustard stools
a chic kitchen with a bright and warm-colored terrazzo floor, dark stained cabinets, a rich stained dining set and gold touches
a contemporary bathroom with white skinny tiles and a bright terrazzo floor, a floating vanity and a wooden stool plus black fixtures
a contemporary space with white walls, a black and white terrazzo floor, chic stained cabinets and open shelves is a lovely room
a cool kitchen with black and white terrazzo flooring, white brick and tile walls, mustard kitchen cabinets is amazing
a cool living room with white walls and a pink terrazzo floor, open shelves, a lounger and a wooden storage unit
a cool modern space with white walls, a refined ceiling and a black and white terrazzo floor, a cool storage unit and a yellow chair
a creative bathroom with white walls and a bright terrazzo floor, white appliances and a plywood storage unit plus pendant lamps
a gorgeous dining room with a bright terrazzo floor, a cool marble table and chic chairs, a statement artwork and a fantastic lamp
a lovely entryway with a bright terrazzo floor, green stools, cool pendant mirrors and a large mirror attached to the wall
Cons Of Terrazzo Floors
Despite its increasing popularity today, terrazzo was often used in commercial spaces and institutions in the 1980s. You’ll just want to be careful with certain choices so that a space doesn’t take on the look of an 80s mall or high school, and that means that you won’t have that wide choice of options.
Terrazzo is a hot decor trend but we don’t know whether it will last long or not. Many home buyers would prefer hardwood floors, tiles or even laminate as terrazzo has very special looks and patterns, not to everybody’s liking.
Terrazzo is durable and resistant to cracking so long as it’s installed with precision. It’s not a DIY installation, you’ll want professional service, which means money and time taken.
While some terrazzo is inexpensive to create, other aggregates can be somewhat expensive. It all depends on what materials are being used in the terrazzo, and the cheapest option is terrazzo tiles. So the price can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. Now you know all you need to know about terrazzo floors, do you want them in your home?
a lovely interior with black and white walls and a green terrazzo floor, a wooden ceiling and stylish furniture
a lovely modern kitchen with a green terrazzo floor and a blush wall, white furniture and a black skinny tile backsplash
a mid-century modern bathroom with white walls and a bright terrazzo floor, a floating vanity and a round mirror, a pretty lamp and greenery
a modern dining room with a pretty black and white terrazzo floor, light stained furniture and a pendant lamp is a chic space
a moody kitchen and dining room with a black and white terrazzo floor, black cabients and chairs, black wooden beams on the ceiling
a pretty bright bathroom with turquoise skinny tiles and grey and white terrazzo flooring, white appliances and a large mirror
a refined contemporary living room with neutral panels on the walls, a bright terrazzo floor and chic and sophisticated furniture
a refined interior in neutrals and pastels, with a black and white terrazzo floor, chic grey furniture, paneled walls
a refined light-filled bathroom with white walls and a white and blue terrazzo floor that covers one wall and the tub, too
a refined living and dining room with a black and white terrazzo floor, a pink wall and a chic storage unit, statement artworks
a refined space with a sophisticated feel achieved with a gorgeous terrazzo floor, a refined grey chair and a red side table
a Scandi bathroom with white square tiles and a black and white terrazzo floor, white appliances and a large window
a sophisticated dining room with grey walls and black, grey and white terrazzo, a black table and grey chairs plus a unique chandelier
a sophisticated kitchen with a grey terrazzo floor, skylights and very chic and beautiful dark furniture and cabinetry
a stylish white bathroom with durable flooring
a stylish interior with white and light-stained wooden walls, a black and white terrazzo floor, windows and elegant retro lamps
a stylish minimalist kitchen with green and white cabients, a terrazzo floor and a backsplash, black fixtures and a pendant lamp
a welcoming living room in white, with a pretty terrazzo floor, a built-in fireplace and ecletic furniture pieces
an elegant kitchen with a black and white terrazzo floor, dark stained cabinets, a stained table and woven chairs is lovely