Some Things Trendy: Terrazzo

I had to do a double take when I heard that terrazzo floors are coming back in style. I am immediately brought back to a time when I was younger, looking at homes in Florida with my parents. Older seventies ranch homes on the water with small bathrooms and….terrazzo floors. I have distinct memories of my parents looking at each other in disgust about another case of old Floridian terrazzo floors. So you must understand, it is a little hard to digest when I hear that terrazzo flooring is back.

That being said, I have seen some recent examples of terrazzo that is not fit for your grandmother’s house. After all, everyone deserves a come back.

Terrazo Floors Inlaid with Brass via Chicago Curbed Terrazzo floors in black inlaid with brass. I love this look. Via Chicago Curbed

Terrazzi Backsplasg via Apartment Therapy

Amazing terrazzo backsplash gives something more unique to the eye than your average subway tile. Via Apartment Therapy

Terrazzi Floords via Pinterest Gorgeous hallway of terrazzo floors. Love the look against the white walls. Via Pinterest

Terrazzo floors by Renzo Mongiardino via AD

A chic display of terrazzo floors by Renzo Mongiardino via AD Terrazzo floors in home via Pintrest

Fabulous terrazzo with industrial windows. Via Pinterest

Terrazzo floor via Apartment therapy

An interesting mix of terrazzo floors and contrast. Via Apartment Therapy

Terrazzo floors in Martyn Lawrence Bullards Palm Springs Home Martyn Lawrence Bullard creates an amazing striped use of terrazzo floors in his Palm Springs home via AD.

Terrazzo floors via Elle Decoration UK Chic terrazzo floors in a modern ambience via Elle Decoration UK.

Terrazzo Kitchen Backsplash via Pinterest

I adore this terrazzo backsplash and counter top. A fun twist on traditional marble. Via Pinterest

4 thoughts on “Some Things Trendy: Terrazzo

  1. We visited the Getty Villa in Santa Monica, CA this past summer. The museum’s interior floors were stunning – a combination of terrazzo, marble and mosaic. They made me reconsider terrazzo as a floor material, just like the photos above.

  2. How are terrazzo floors cleaned and maintained? I work in an older government building and the once beautiful floors look dirty and dingy. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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