A technique that originated in Italy in the mid-1600s, Terrazzo is making a comeback in modern architecture thanks to its unique freckled /speckled aesthetic. From covering ancient Italian Architecture to public space flooring, it has emerged as a popular interior trend that adds dynamic and versatility to residential and commercial spaces.
Because of the growing interest in Terrazzo, it has been recreated in porcelain tiles in a plethora of colors, designs, and sizes. Here are some ways on how to personalize your living spaces with the retro charm of Terrazzo tiles.
Terrazo can be overwhelming for some, more so if applied on both floor and wall; however, choosing a muted color like grey with bigger stone pieces can create a more welcoming bathroom environment, same as that of a spa. In addition, the subdued color of the tile will pair well with steel and wood accents, a contrast that will give texture and a sense of playfulness to the space.
To achieve a visually connected space, this bathroom was designed using different tones of grey. A monochromatic moment, where the Ceppo di Gre’ tile matched with the watercloset, showertray, and handrails to make it look cohesive - simple but impactful.
As the most vibrant space in the house, terrazzo tiles are the perfect statement piece in the kitchen, and what other way to create a strong impression but to match the terrazzo floor with a terrazzo kitchen island countertop.
For a more eye-catching design, opt for bolder colors with more prominent prints and patterns. With the variance of Terrazzo tiles available in the market, you can experiment on the color combination and the application area; that can be the kitchen backsplash, countertop, or even cabinet doors.
To add depth to the living area, this terrazzo-inspired slab Tokyo Concrete covers the wall from floor to ceiling, taking advantage of its large format. Not to come off too strong, it is balanced out by a wooden floor and curved-shaped furniture to soften the style of the space.
The classic appeal of beige and the timeless charm of terrazzo created a space that fully embraces coziness. With its distinct speckles, that gives a strong impression, the floor becomes the focal point of the space.