If you’re looking for something uniquely designed to accent your home or make an impact, then we have just the thing for you. The hot new interior design trend for 2021 is terrazzo! The fun, speckled material achieved popularity in residential kitchens, bathrooms and commercial flooring projects in the 1960s and 70s and is making a major comeback this year as consumers look to add new styles to their spaces.
What is Terrazzo?
Terrazzo is a material composed of chips of marble, granite, quartz, glass shell or other suitable ceramics set into either a cement or epoxy matrix and used in floors, walls, countertops and more. Originating in 16th-century Italy as a way to reuse pieces of marble after construction jobs, terrazzo’s popularity increased over the years in the form of ready-made tiles. Today, consumers are choosing this material because of its distinctive look and playful characteristics. Terrazzo takes on many forms, in a range of colors, shapes and endless patterns.
Why Terrazzo is Becoming a Major Trend in Home Design
Terrazzo is the perfect mix of old school and new school, with a beautiful matte finish and beautiful colors that can breathe new life into interiors. It can be constructed as an artistic floor or wall or be used as a piece of architectural artwork. With so many variations, there are an endless amount of ways to use it in any space – from personal homes to hospitality projects like hotels and restaurants.
How to add Terrazzo to your home
Terrazzo can be used in almost any area in the home. Enjoy its versatility as a pop of color on the backsplash, accent wall, or as a statement-making floor application. The Del Conca Group has a variety of terrazzo tiles to choose from in the Frammenti collection – from a classic white to a bold blue and tantalizing terra cotta. Once you’ve selected a color, choose which size fragments best complement your space. For dramatic impact – go with a macro terrazzo tile. For tiles that blend more easily into the surroundings, select a micro terrazzo tile.
Benefits of Terrazzo
Terrazzo offers a dramatic and colorful look that’s nearly impossible to replicate. Del Conca USA’s porcelain terrazzo tiles are durable and easy to clean. It’s 8-in x 8-in size makes it practical to work with and relatively easy to install.