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37 Awesome Terrazzo Kitchen Countertop Ideas
Terrazzo is a building material that has the cross-section of polished rock chips decorating its appearance. It consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips, sprinkled or unsprinkled. We are used to see this material mostly on floors and walls and often outdoors as it’s very durable. But today this cool material is also incorporated into kitchen and bathroom decor – for countertops, walls, floors and much more, and into other rooms with terrazzo furniture, lights and other items. Let’s consider pros and cons of using terrazzo in your kitchen to find out if you need it or not.
Pros Of Terrazzo Countertops
The modern terrazzo is highly resistant to heat. This makes it suitable for kitchen countertops and backsplashes that are near the stove, oven and other heat sources. If you’re working without a heat pad, it’s not a problem. You can safely leave a hot object onto your terrazzo countertop without worries. Your surface integrity is protected from scorching and darkening.
If you are looking for a long-lasting and very durable product, terrazzo has high hardness, so it’s a great idea for high traffic areas and functional surfaces. Its resistance towards high heat, UV rays and natural elements makes it also suitable for outdoor usage, feel free to implement it into your outdoor kitchen design.
Terrazzo uses a lot of recycled material such as various stone chips (granite, marble, quartz, etc) and glass fragments in its production. The entire process of using recycled components and the absence of volatile organic compounds make terrazzo a greener and more sustainable product. The same fragments we’ve mentioned are used to produce a wide range of designs. Whether you prefer minimalist neutral shades or colorful specks, the style can be easily incorporated into your modern home. It can give a cheerful and bright touch to a minimal space or match a tender and delicate one adding just a slight pattern. Modern terrazzo comes in a variety of beautiful and bold colors. Because it comprises of natural materials, there will be a slight difference in veining, color and tone, so you’ll easily find what you like.
a beautiful blush kitchen with pretty neutral terrazzo countertops and a backsplash plus built-in lights and black fixutres
a beautiful light green kitchen with sleek cabinets, white skinny tiles and a bold terrazzo countertop that adds spice to the space
a black kitchen with a green kitchen island and black and white terrazzo countertops plus a bold backsplash
a blonde wood and white kitchen with a bright and fun terrazo countertop and a backsplash is a lovely space
a blonde wood kitchen island with a black terrazzo countertop and black handles look chic and stylish
a blonde wood kitchen with a grey terrazzo countertop and backsplash plus a long shelf instead of upper cabinetry
a blonde wood kitchen with black fixtures and a black and white terrazzo countertop and a backsplash for a refreshing and cool look
a cheerful kitchen with blue sleek cabinets and bright terrazzo countertops and a backsplash plus coral pendant lamps
a chic blue kitchen with a blue tile backsplash and a pretty terrazzo countertop includes a view and looks wow
a chic kitchen with a black and white terrazzo countertop and backsplash plus open blonde wood shelves looks fresh and more modern
a chic two tone kitchen with blonde wood and black cabinets and a kitchen island with a bright terrazzo countertop and a backsplash
a cool modern pink kitchen with a bold terrazzo backsplash and countertops is a lovely and bold space that inspires
a cool white modern kitchen with black and white terrazzo countertops and a backsplash plus touches of gold
a dove grey kitchen with gold touches for more chic and a neutral terrazzo countertop and a backsplash is amazing
a graphite grey kitchen with light grey terrazzo countertops and a long shelf instead of upper cabinets for an airy feel in the space
Cons Of Terrazzo Countertops
Unlike marble and granite designs, you may need to reconsider terrazzo’s lasting appeal because trends may be short living. Terrazzo has a very distinct style that may not appeal to all.
The process of installing terrazzo is important. There is a risk of cracking when it’s not properly installed. Nonetheless, terrazzo is repairable, but it will be relatively difficult and costly. Hence, it is important to hire professional installers to do the job right from the start to prevent potential damages in the future.
a cute green kitchen design
a hunter green kitchen island with gold touches and a bright terrazzo countertop and a backsplash looks very chic and bold
a kitchen island with rather a neutral yet stylish countertop, a gold faucet and some rattan stools is very elegant and chic
a laconic wabi-sabi kitchen with dark stained cabinets, white terrazzo coutnertops and a backsplash plus an open shelf instead of upper cabinets
a lovely olive green kitchen with cheerful terrazzo countertops and a backsplash plus black stools and a hood
a lovely pink kitchen with white terrazzo countertops and brass touches is a very girlish and pretty idea
a lovely warm neutral kitchen with a cool terrazzo countertop and a skinny tile backsplash plus open shelves in a niche is cool