Venetian terrazzo is one of those flooring trends that often returns to the focus of the public eye. It’s a beautiful flooring type that consists of brick and tile fragments mixed with mortar. It is typically laid by hand and is an artistic and aesthetically pleasing option for those who want something a little different. While terrazzo is common in Italy, where it started out, it’s also become used in homes across the entire world.
Following are some of the many reasons choosing a terrazzo floor installation is a great idea:
- The Beauty of the Flooring
Terrazzo is one of those types of flooring that has many options. You can find it in any color you can imagine from emerald green and baby blue to pearl white and ashy grey. You can build a classic Italian mosaic or you can choose a something more unique with a monochromatic design. The sky is the limit with terrazzo when it comes to color, design, and more.
With terrazzo, there is very little upkeep associated with it. While traditional tile, carpet, and vinyl flooring will eventually need replacement, the same cannot be said for a terrazzo floor installation. In addition to that, without grout lines, it is unlikely for dirt to build up as it might with other flooring choices.
When choosing a flooring type that is friendly to the environment, you cannot beat terrazzo. The materials used in terrazzo often take advantage of recycled materials. If the terrazzo is built mainly of glass, it might utilize glass that was formerly a soda bottle or a vehicle windshield. Even if the materials are not recycled, it’s still eco-friendly because it creates little to no waste.
Terrazzo has been a staple of Italian flooring since the 15th century. In addition to that, many century old terrazzo floors are still usable and attractive. This shows how durable the material is, as well. In the modern age, these floors are more durable than ever before. You can also incorporate pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled materials like stone and glass.
- Learn More About Terrazzo
At Trend Terrazzo, we have been in the business for nearly two decades. We use a special agent to help repel water and keep your new floor from scratching. If you are interested in considering a terrazzo floor, you can find out more by calling us at 863-655-0164.