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Here's Why Retro-Hip Terrazzo Is Still Trending Today

May 7, 2018
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It's no surprise that retro is making a comeback in a major way. Relics from the past like polaroid cameras, vinyl records, and comic books all have that funky charm to them, and that is exactly what makes them appealing even to the modern crowd.

This nostalgic quality is something which terrazzo shares – save for the fact that it hasn't left the building at all. Yes, you read right, this evergreen flooring material never goes out style, which is exactly why you should consider it for your next interior revamp!

Not convinced? We have 4 great reasons why terrazzo will look good in today's homes, including yours.


1. It's great for pulling off a luxe look

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Considering how 'artistic' the make-up of terrazzo is, any room that features this surface material is bound to have a touch of elegance, or at the very least, visual interest going for it.

As an eye-catching amalgam of fine marble, quartz and glass chips bound together by concrete and/or resin, terrazzo certainly has what it takes to be part of any interior design feature because of its unique look.

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Even in small doses, as a countertop, backsplash or subtly-speckled flooring, this multi-faceted material is capable of adding upscale flair to any home.


2. A good material for a seamless interior

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Interior designer: Free Space Intent (Singapore)

If you have a habit of being all matchy-matchy, terrazzo is exactly the material that you'll want for your home. Terrazzo tiles with near-identical patterns and/or colours can be used for nearly every surface, floors, backsplashes, walls, countertops, you name it.

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The same applies for the different spaces at home, whether it's the kitchen (a great place to have terrazzo because of its hygienic qualities) or the living room.

But keep in mind to mix things up with tiles that feature similar patterns in varying, but complementary tones, or risk having a home that looks a tad one-dimensional.


3. It blends into your decor style of choice

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Modern-day terrazzo tiles are available in a multitude (or explosions, if you'd prefer) of colourful patterns. For this reason, it's a highly-versatile surface material that allows it to gel well with many decor styles.

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Grey, bespeckled terrazzo looks right home in modern, minimalist and (near-stark) industrial interiors, whereas white terrazzo works well with Scandinavian and Japanese Zen-inspired decor. On the other hand, terrazzo tiles with colourful, flowing shapes are just what artsy, bohemian and/or eclectic homes need for a strong visual flair.


4. It's long-lasting, safe and easy-to-clean

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As a synthetic material, terrazzo can be re-finished multiple times, which makes it fantastically long-lasting (and reasonably justifies it's slightly steeper price tag).

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But most importantly, terrazzo is remarkably easy to maintain and clean, making it a fuss-free to take care of. One thing to note, however, if you have elderly folks or young ones at home, be sure to get non-slip variants, or options that include no-slip additives in their manufacturing process as wet terrazzo is notoriously slippery.


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