In siding work, there are several materials available to accomplish this. But none can yet offer the qualities that terrazzo provides. Focus on this material.
What Is Terrazzo?
Terrazzo, also known as “granito”, is a decorative and trendy flooring material. It is characterized by fragments of natural stone and aggregates of marble or other minerals that give it more color. It is known for its arty and colorful look, which offers an opportunity for individuals to add color and substance to their floors and ceilings. Terrazzo can be found in old educational institutions, schools, and houses.
Where Does Terrazzo Come From?
It first appeared in Italy, more precisely in Venice. It has existed since antiquity. Terrazzo was well known in Mesopotamia, where it was used in buildings built thousands of years before Christ. It was trendy during the ’20s and ’30s and managed to find its peak in the 80s when it was popular in cladding works. This material is also associated with the Memphis deco movement. For over 30 years, terrazzo has been somewhat neglected, but it is currently making a comeback and is very popular as a flooring material.
What Are the Characteristics of Terrazzo?
It is a material that offers nobility and robustness to the rooms in which it is found, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, or bedroom. It is proposed in various patterns, abstract, concrete, or geometric. When applied in the kitchen, terrazzo brings color and energy to the room. To avoid an overdone look, it is best to use it sparingly. Unlike other flooring materials, terrazzo does not require much maintenance. If there are any stains, a touch of wet cloth is enough to remove them.
Moreover, it is not sensitive to moisture. In addition, it is possible to find terrazzo according to your taste easily. Apart from that, enthusiasts can choose the size of the patterns they want, large or small. Smaller patterns give an elegant look with a Scandinavian touch. They provide more character to the kitchen and bring a more bohemian touch when they are large.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing Terrazzo?
Terrazzo offers an aesthetic look to your floor, walls, ceilings, etc. It also has an exceptional mechanical resistance. This material can last for a very long time, up to 25 years or more, depending on how well it is maintained. With terrazzo, it is possible to cover a large area where there is more traffic. In addition, this material is completely smooth and does not leave any spaces, like plain tile, for bacteria to multiply and for dust to settle. Apart from that, the terrazzo floor also brings comfort to your interior. It fits with fabric accessories, which makes your interior decoration irresistible
What Is the Price of Terrazzo?
The price of terrazzo is so variable. It can change depending on the size, shape, nature, style, and pattern you adopt. Terrazzo in the form of paving is worth about 90 to 250 euros for one square meter. Thus, the budget you need to budget also depends on the size of the space where you want to install it. It would help if you also considered the labor cost for the installation since the realization procedure requires techniques and time, which indeed impacts the price.