The Ultimate Guide to Terrazzo Tiles

Terrazzo has been a never-ending and never-fading interior design style trend. Originating in the 16th Century, this flooring shares synonyms with eccentricity, quirkiness, and playfulness. The terrazzo tiles are also quite a popular choice due to the utmost durability, versatility, and strength offered. Whether you have a residential setup or commercial, these tiles will always offer a functional, practical, and unique appeal to the space. And at Mineral Tiles, you’ll find various terrazzo-looking tiles to take inspiration from! But before we showcase our top picks of terrazzo-looking tiles, let’s dive into the nitty gritty of this tile type. 

What is Terrazzo?

Terrazzo is a composite material where marble chippings are set into a mixture of cement as a way to reuse the wasted stone cut-offs. It can be either inserted in situ by hand or precast into blocks. Moreover, you can either style it with terrazzo as a form of tiles or apply it straight to the floors and walls.

Available in various colors and material options, terrazzo could be a blend of anything from quartz to metal and glass to marble. And since it’s durable and extremely hard-wearing, you are also, in a way, helping the planet heal. Yes, it’s an eco-friendly option!

Advantages of Terrazzo Tiles

  • Stain-Resistant: Terrazzo tiles are quite ideal for high moisture-prone areas or even spaces with high traffic. This is a spill and stain-resistant tile flooring option!
  • Easy Maintenance: Terrazzo tiles are quite easy to clean and easy to maintain. Just some regular mopping and sweeping will help the floors look their best!
  • Eco-Friendly: This is a sustainable and eco-friendly tiles option. Since this flooring is composed of old broken marble chips, it helps contribute to nature by minimizing waste. 
  • Durability: Terrazzo tiles are known for exceptional durability and can be used in high-traffic areas as well. Quite resistant to stains and spills as well!
  • Aesthetics: Terrazzo tiles are versatile and can be used for various interior design styles. Whether you have a minimalist style or Eclectic - this flooring will work well. 
  • Where Can You Use Terrazzo Tiles?

    These terrazzo tiles can be used on the kitchen floor, backsplash, and bathroom walls or floors. You can even use terrazzo for the furniture and homeware in modern and minimalist homes.

    Terrazzo Tiles - 3 Ideas

    1. Porcelain White Terrazzo Tile

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    You can choose porcelain white terrazzo tiles for the bathroom floor and walls at the wainscotting level. Showcasing the multiple hues of slate blue, gray, and clay - the marble chips can seamlessly complement the similar colors on the walls as well. 

    1. Porcelain Gray Terrazzo Tile

    2- gray porcelain terrazzo tiles

    Ideal for indoor and outdoor, the gray porcelain terrazzo tiles offer durability, extreme versatility, and minimalist aesthetics. With a matte finish, this high-quality rectified porcelain tile can also be used for traditional backdrops and patio setups. 

    1. Terrazzo Look Hexagon Tile

    3- terrazzo wall

    This high-quality terrazo look hexagon porcelain tile is a matte finish and can be used for multiple purposes in your home. Whether it’s the kitchen backsplash, bathroom floor, or any feature wall in your home - the hexagons can further add an eye-catchy and visual statement. 

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