Terrazzo is an ancient material that has been around for centuries. Fifteen-century Venetian construction workers created terrazzo to use when building patios. It was originally made from chips of marble and set in clay.
In the 1950s and 1960s, terrazzo flooring peaked in popularity, and it’s now making a comeback. With terrazzo, only minimal cleaning is necessary because this flooring is non-porous and has no grout joints where dirt often accumulates — a definite advantage.
Terrazzo flooring is still made from chips of marble, but can also include chips of quartz, granite, and/or glass embedded in tinted cement or epoxy. Beautiful! It’s then ground and polished until smooth or finished to produce a textured surface, if that’s your preference. This unique flooring is an asset to any home – it will not only increase the value of your property, but it will please your entire family!
Terrazzo is available in a wide selection of colors, which makes it easy to select a style that matches your decor. Its design flexibility, strength, and resistance to cracking makes it a perfect choice for homeowners. Even in a high-traffic area, this type of floor lasts. Because of its durability, you will never need to dump your terrazzo flooring into a landfill, making it a very green product.
For more information about flooring, visit Flooring Innovations. From the moment you’re greeted at our front door, you will feel like part of our family. Our flooring specialists are friendly, courteous, and highly trained individuals who enjoy working with clients on all sorts of projects. We’ll help you pick the perfect flooring for your home!