What Is Terrazzo?
A vintage material generally composed of marble chips, glass, cement and resin. Terrazzo has come a long way since the 15th century. It was first created 500 years ago in Italy. It was considered a less expensive alternative to marble, but has evolved into a very versatile material used by consumers.
Where to use Terrazo
Terrazzo can be used for floors, backsplashes, walls, countertops – everywhere where you would use normal tile. Terrazzo countertops are the latest craze in kitchen interior design.
- highly resistant to heat
- When used for flooring – can withstand heavy machinery and foot traffic
- resistance towards high heat, UV rays and natural elements makes it also suitable for outdoor usage.
- process of using recycled components and the absence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) make terrazzo a greener and more sustainable product.
- comes in a variety of beautiful and bold colors
- trendy, might go out of style
- must be installed by a professional
- can crack, but is repairable
- very expensive
- must be sealed and maintained