10 Ways To Texturise With Terrazzo
November 3rd, 2017
Terrazzo’s history dates as far back as Greek and Roman times but it truly became popular in Venice during the 1400s. Having first come about as an inexpensive flooring option, especially for the outdoors, it was also a way to make use of scrap material. Terrazzo is essentially a combination of marble, granite, quartz and other stone chips held together by a resin or concrete base with a colour pigment added to it. The exposed chips set in the base are then polished to even the surface out.
Highly durable, epoxy terrazzo systems are non-porous, making them great for high traffic areas, such as flooring and outdoor surfaces. But with designers like Norman Copenhagen, Max Lamb, and Alberto Bellamoli along with tile manufacturing companies like Bharat Floorings and Nitco Tiles infusing new life into this material, terrazzo is now used extensively to bring a unique look into our homes. The main design draw is that you can introduce to a room visual texture that will last a lifetime.
The wide variety of colours, patterns, chip sizes and chip materials used today make this material highly enticing. From shimmering mother-of-pearl chips to brilliantly vibrant glass fragments, you can really get creative. The fragments vary in sizes – smaller fragments work better in flooring and walls, while large fragments are great for accent furniture like coffee tables. Because the material can be poured into place on site, pre-cast or hydraulically pressed into tiles, there are many ways to use it. Here we show you ways to work with terrazzo.
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