You might wonder why we offer the terrazzo flooring. Yes, there are a lot of more popular options of flooring materials such as hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, cork flooring, stone, tiles, vinyl, or bamboo flooring. But notice, terrazzo is your newly fashioned marble.
But what is terrazzo, again? Terrazzo is a decorating art originally invented by Venetian contractors in 20th century where they used it as marble substitutes on sumptuous projects. It is a tiling material consists of chunks of marbles, quartz, limestone, sand, glass, mother of pearl, abalone shell and more suitable sprinkles of materials that are cementized, vulcanized, anchor, and may or may not be polished. Unpolished terrazzo would have rougher surface while the polished one tends to have smoother surface and glossier look. Terrazzo has grainy look on its surface with beautiful set of colors which nowadays has becoming more and more popular among other similar tiling materials for its unique, rustic finish.
There are basically two types of terrazzo; one is cementitious terrazzo which is perfect for exterior use, and the other is epoxy terrazzo which is the best interior flooring solution. Epoxy terrazzo is water-resistant, light-weighted, strong, and uneasy to crack while cementitious terrazzo can endure the change of weather better. Either of them needs only low-cost maintenance with water-based cleaner to keep its lustrous look and frequent sweeping and mopping.
So, why terrazzo? Terrazzo is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use for it is impermeable or water resistant, moisture proof, easy to be maintained, can endure extreme heat and chill, long lasting, and, most importantly, luxurious without being too expense-demanding. It is also resistant towards moisture and very durable. Terrazzo provides an environmental friendly longevity and this kind of flooring can be refinished repeatedly and by reusing instead of replacing its original materials. Besides, terrazzo has the glossiness and smoothness of marble, but it is a recycled material so it costs way cheaper while also maintained its beautiful features; so it is a cheaper solution without being cheap.
The comfort of terrazzo does not stop there; terrazzo can provides you sun-absorbed heat in winter and it remains cool in the summer so it can be used in any kind of climate your region endures. You can use this heated flooring for chilly weathered regions, it is friendly on dry climates, and it is highly resistant towards moisture so high humidity and heavy rainfalls don’t interfere with its beauty and comfort. And you can use it in any part of room you want for it can endure the dampness of bathroom, durable and easy to clean enough for kitchen, and is elegantly beautiful to decorate your bedroom.
While hardwood flooring are susceptible to scuff and moisture; laminate flooring does not resemble your luxurious taste for it may looks cheap; vinyl flooring contains both problems for being vulnerable and looks crummy; and other stone or tile flooring can be very expensive; terrazzo is greener, more elegant, and cheaper solution of classy look for your sites.