Our affection for solid and characteristic stone tile has grown over the years, with more and more people deciding to feature natural materials in their homes. Terrazzo floor tiles are best sellers at Flooring Bathroom Interiors due to their economical appeal, their luxury appearance as well as their versatility. They loan themselves well to various plan styles and home interior designs including modern, mid-century and conventional. It’s difficult to beat terrazzo’s extraordinary character and with its easy style, it can effectively suit any home.
History of Terrazzo
Terrazzo tiles were developed many years back in Europe when it was discovered how to repurpose old and undesirable marble chips. At first, made out of stone offcuts and clay, Terrazzo floor tiles grew in popularity all over the globe and quickly became the material of choice for the wealthy. A large number of ancient establishments still feature Terrazzo tiles, unblemished, hundreds of years after their installation.
Benefits of Terrazzo Floor and Wall Tiles
1. Terrazzo is Highly Durable
Terrazzo is one of the strongest flooring materials available to consumers today. Once sealed, these tiles are unaffected by contact with water, stains and they also don’t chip upon impact. Even if terrazzo wears over time, it can simply be re-finished and polished back to its original state. Terrazzo also has the unique ability to withstand heavy foot traffic, making it a viable option for architects and commercial applications.
2. Terrazzo is Environmentally-Friendly
Terrazzo is considered an eco-friendly or “green” building choice. This is because it’s produced using recycled materials as composite elements. It’s manufactured using cement as well as materials including discarded marble pieces, quartz, granite chips, porcelain, crushed rock, river pebbles and in some cases, post-consumer glass.
Terrazzo mix also features a low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, which improves overall air quality and can offer a healthy alternative for families.
3. Terrazzo Floor Tiles Can be Used Indoors and Outdoors
Terrazzo tiles can be installed both indoors and outdoors due to their durability and ability to repel water and stains. It’s a practical option for both wet rooms in the home and for tiling around swimming pools. It’s important to note that epoxy terrazzo will perform better indoors, and cement terrazzo is preferred for outdoor applications.
Using Terrazzo Tiles in The Home
Terrazzo floor tiles today are produced in a wide range of colour palettes including neutral and bold colours, to suit all tastes. As well as tiles, this product comes available in slabs so it can effectively be used as a statement kitchen or bathroom countertop.
Terrazzo tiles are appropriate for use in washrooms, kitchens and all different zones of the home. Their subtle texture offers timeless and beautiful accents for both floors and walls in the home.
Commercial Use of Terrazzo Floor Tiles
Terrazzo tiles are not only great for use in the home – their highly durable nature also proves to withstand heavy foot traffic when used in commercial projects. A testament to this can be seen with the Melbourne International Airport, which recently underwent a refurbishment to include terrazzo floor tiles. With the natural strength, impact resistance, non-slip features of Terrazzo floor tiles, Melbourne airport now offers a beautiful, functional and safe space for travellers.
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Transform the look and feel of your home with elegant terrazzo floor tiles from Flooring Bathroom Interiors! Feel free to contact us for design advice or visit our Brisbane showroom to view the complete flooring range and make the most of our affordable luxury guarantee.