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30 Lovely Terrazzo Flooring Ideas With Pros And Cons
Terrazzo is currently having a moment and you can see it everywhere: on the floors, walls, ceilings and there are lots of cool terrazzo furniture and accessory designs to choose from. We decided to find out what are terrazzo flooring pros and cons to decide whether it’s worth using or not. Read up to find it out, too!
Pros Of Terrazzo Flooring
Terrazzo flooring is a great alternative to plain concrete flooring, as you get the same slick style but with added texture and interest that is more like a carpet. The point is, that if you like the minimal, or industrial look, but want to soften the hard edges, terrazzo is good for that.
Terrazzo is only just coming up again as a cool flooring material, so if see yourself as a trend-setter, terrazzo may be for you. Terrazzo comes in a limitless range of colors, with a breadth of aggregate options and is easy to pour into custom designs, meaning you can create a really unique floor. Not only can you pour terrazzo into custom designs, but it can also be molded into panels for staircases, and you can continue your design with matching countertops or a backsplash.
Terrazzo is a great choice in combination with radiant or hydronic underfloor heating systems, as it is very good at retaining heat. Properly sealed terrazzo is non-porous and resistant to microbes and mold, making it a very safe flooring surface. You barely need to do anything other than sweep and mop from time to time. There’s a reason terrazzo is used so much in commercial and institutional buildings – it’s very, very durable.
Many terrazzo manufacturers use recycled materials to create the aggregate, particularly recycled glass, porcelain and metals.
a beautiful mid-century modern dining room with a grey terrazzo tile floor, chic dining furniture and pendant lamps
a contemporary refined living room with a white terrazzo floor, stylish contemporary furniture and cool decor
a cool mid-century modern entryway with a terrazzo floor and a wlal, leather and metal chairs and a chic wooden credenza
a cozy pastel bathroom with pink walls and a ceiling, with white skinny tils and a grey terrazzo floor plus a white wall-mounted sink
a gorgeous black and white terrazzo floor from entryway to the kitchen connects these spaces and adds interest to them
a laundry room done in black and white, with grey terrazzo tiles on the floor that add a cool and fun touch
Cons Of Terrazzo Flooring
Terrazzo may be “having a moment” right now in designer homes everywhere, but is this a trend that is going to last? Not everyone will like this type of flooring, so better stay away from terrazzo if you are doing a fixer-upper for resale. Also, as contemporary terrazzo has a definite, minimalist vibe to it, be sure that you have the interior décor to match.
Structurally, the main concern with terrazzo is that it can crack if not properly installed. Cracks can be dealt with, but not easily and not cheaply! Terrazzo itself isn’t the cheapest option for the floors, keep it in mind.
If you don’t have underfloor heating, you may find that terrazzo flooring is pretty cold to walk on in winter; and as well as cold, some people don’t care for the hardness underfoot that is inherent in a terrazzo floor.
a cozy tropical bathroom design
a minimalist bathroom in neutrals is made eye-catchy with grey terrazzo on the floor and countertops and black fixtures
a minimalist industrial bathroom with white skinny tiles, a concrete tile wall and a grey terrazzo floor plus a white bathtub
a minimalist kitchen with a grey terrazzo floor, sleek cabinetry and grey stone countertops that add interest just like the floors
a minimalist kitchen with sleek white cabinetry, a black kitchen island, terrazzo floors and black fixtures
a neutral mid-century modern bathroom done in neutrals, with white skinny tiles, a terrazzo floor and with black and brass fixtures and touches
a refined contemporary living room with colorful terrazzo floors, bold and scu;ptural furniture and lovely paneling
a refined living room with a white terrazzo floor, a pink wall, built-in shelves and chic modern furniture
a serene bathroom clad with skinny white tiles, grey terrazzo ones on the floor and a floating vanity and a round mirror
a serene bathroom with white square tiles, a white terrazzo floor for more interest and a white oval bathtub
a small neutral kitchen with sleek cabinets and butcherblock countertops, a white hood and a fun terrazzo floor that brings a playful feel here
a staircase done with colorful terrazzo looks cheerful, bold and very cool and adds interest to all the spaces
a stylish contemporary space with black and stained cabinetry, a green terrazzo floor and comfortable furniture
a stylish neutral bathroom with white skinny tiles, a white terrazzo floor, a vintage tub and a white wall-mounted sink
an airy neutral bathroom with white skinny tiles, a white terrazzo floor, a floating wooden vanity and a wooden stool
an all-neutral bathroom clad with white square tiles, and done with white terrazzo flooring and appliances is amazing
an eye-catchy bathroom with a dark green accent wall, catchy terrazzo tiles on the floor and wall and a cool free-standing sink
colorful terrazzo on the floor and wall adds interest and fun to this ultra-minimalist and refined kitchen