Although terrazzo went out of mode for a few decades, it’s back for flooring, countertops, sinks and even furniture. Whilst historically it was used in traditional applications, it is now being used to create new and exciting solutions for all surfaces.
Terrazzo is a dramatic aggregate composition of beautiful pieces of marble, quartz, glass and granite set into a cement or polymer base which is then poured into precast sizes. After it is fired, it is polished making it smooth and inviting to walk on just like real stones.
Terrazzo is very tough and is widely used in commercial applications because of the durability and the anti-slip factor of the product and now it is available for use in your home.
The word “terrazzo” means terrace in Italian. First used by 15th century venetian marble workers who could not afford real marble for their own homes so they recycled left over pieces of marble from their paid jobs. They set odd-size discarded marble pieces in clay and created attractive patios or terraces for themselves.
The production of terrazzo became much easier after industrialization in the 1920s with the introduction of electric grinders and other power equipment. A wet saw is used to cut terrazzo just like natural stones. Variations and imperfections are part of the attraction of terrazzo as the pieces are sprinkled throughout the base.
TFO is now offering a Polished Terrazzo Carrara Look Italian tile in 600x600x22mm for just $60 per metre. The stunning shades of grey of the Carrara Marble pieces set in a white base makes this product absolutely stunning, giving it a super sleek edgy modern look, the perfect flooring solution for your next project.
Buy now online or visit TFO at Smithfield today before this fabulous product is sold out.