Remember that speckled look that was much in vogue in the early ’90s? Well that look was achieved using terrazzo material. While it has not been used much in the last decade or so, it is back in fashion yet again as elegance and subtlety is what designers prefer these days. The speckled look of terrazzo can make any space look elegant, whether it is the living room or kitchen or the bathroom.
What is Terrazzo?
Terrazzo is a composite material used for the walls as well as floors. It is precast with chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass and such other materials along with a binder. After it is set, it is cured, ground and polished smooth to create a uniform yet textured surface.
In ancient Egypt, terrazzo was used in mosaics. However around the 15th century, it started being used in Venice with scraps of marble mixed with concrete. Created in 1958, one of the most famous examples of Terrazzo is the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame as part of which terrazzo stars are embedded on sidewalks. Each terrazzo star displays the name of an achiever in Hollywood.
With time, there have been various changes in the design and composition of the material. Materials like quartz, granite and agate have been utilized in making terrazzo. While earlier it was used as a low-cost material, it is now among costly materials, thanks to its exquisite quality.
What are Terrazzo Tiles?
If you like the terrazzo look and want to make it a part of your decor, you can easily opt for terrazzo tiles. Orientbell’s terrazzo tile range has been rolled out in keeping with the latest trend. The collection of tiles will offer the endurance of Orientbell tiles with dazzling looks
Terrazzo tiles combine the luxurious feel of terrazzo with the functionality of tiles. These are extensively used in home designs as an attractive alternative to marble or granite. Terrazzo tiles are also much cheaper than the natural material.
Main Features of Terrazzo Tiles
Here are some the characteristics of terrazzo tiles:
Stunning Looks: Terrazzo tiles bring class and elegance in your room. The unique patterns and intricate designs will make anyone take a second look at the tiles. When paired with classic or contemporary furnishing, the tile will give your room a sophisticated touch. Terrazzo tile flooring will be just the right option to jazz up your décor while keeping it subtle.
Durability: The exquisite look of terrazzo is perfectly balanced with the durability of the ceramic material. The raw materials used in the production process of the tile ensure durability and longevity. It is one of the strongest tiles available in the market. The tile also has a low water absorption rate making it long-lasting.
Scratch- and Stain-Resistant: The surface of the tile will remain the same for several years to come. This is because the tile has an upper coating which makes it resistant to stains, smudges as well as scratches. The surface of the tile will remain undamaged even after spills of acids or chemicals.
Easy Maintenance: Terrazzo tiles are very convenient to clean and maintain. There is no hassle involved in cleaning the surface of the tile. You can make your room spotless within minutes with a few swipes of a damp cloth or mop. The finish of the tile will not fade even after years of wear and tear.
Eco-Friendly Option: The best feature of this tile is that it is made from recyclable material. It is made from pieces of marble, quartz and glass. Together, the materials give an elegant and unmatched design while being environment-friendly. Ceramic material is also created with natural ingredients like clay. Moreover, the chances of this tile emitting any allergens is very slim.
Large Variety: Orientbell Tiles offers a wide range of terrazzo tiles in a variety of colours, patterns, design and finish. The tiles will instantly enhance the appeal of any room. Terrazzo tiles can be placed as a precious jewel in the crown of your room.
Application Areas: Owing to its versatile design and durability, terrazzo tiles can be used almost at all places. The tiles look best when used as wall tiles in bathrooms and kitchens. Terrazzo tiles can also be laid on the floors on outdoor areas like terraces and balconies. Various patterns, including brick, Versailles, straight and random, can be used to install these tiles to boost the ambience of the room.
It is crucial to imagine the tile in your room before making any commitments. Orientbell Tiles’ TriaLook and QuickLook tools make this task easier. You can try out the tiles digitally, by simply uploading the pictures of your room. So get going now!