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