Terrazzo, which has been used as a floor covering in many buildings since the 16th century, has become more popular day by day thanks to its impressive patterns and attractive appearance. Although it is a traditional building technique, Terrazzo is very well adapted to today’s modern life. It has found its place in a wide area from building to home decoration, from accessories to clothing. Easy applicable Terrazzo tile form, which we prepared by hand at Mozeks, come to life as wall and floor coverings in the most special projects of our architects.
How did Terrazzo become so trendy? What is the history of terrazzo, where did its story begin? What is the secret of Terrazzo being such an impressive surface coating material? What materials does terrazzo consist of? Where is terrazzo used? The answers to these questions and a special Terrazzo tile selection from Mozeks are presented for you in this article.
What is Terrazzo? A Brief History of Terrazzo
Although the origin of primitive Terrazzo dates back to ancient times, the modern Terrazzo used today emerged as a result of the idea of Italian marble masters in Venice in the 16th century to transform excess marble pieces into an affordable floor covering method for terrace floors. Terrazzo means “terrace” in Italian. Terrazzo, which has become widespread with its ease of use and application, has become an indispensable floor product.
Terrazzo is known as one of the most environmentally friendly floor application methods in history, due to the use of waste materials in its production. After the waste marble particles are reduced to the appropriate size, they are brought together with a cement-based binder mixture. In addition to natural stones such as marble, basalt, granite, travertine and quartz, mirror, colored glass and mussel shells are also used in Classic Terrazzo tiles. Classic Terrazzo is applied to the entire floor at once by pouring in place. Although a method similar to the classical Terrazzo technique is applied today, Terrazzo is offered in tile form for ease of application.
Other than its impressive and authentic appearance, it has become a significant material in environments with high microbial density that requires hygiene with its antibacterial properties. For this reason, Terrazzo is frequently used in commercial projects such as hospitals.
What are the Benefits of Terrazzo?
- It looks aesthetic.
- It is durable and long lasting.
- It is hygienic.
- It is environmentally friendly.
- Various color alternatives are available.
- Unlimited colors and patterns can be worked on.
- Each tile is unique.
- It is affordable compared to its equivalents
- Maintenance cost is low.
- It is easy to apply.
Where Is Terrazzo Used?
- Shopping mall
- Cafe and restaurant
- Convention center
Use of Terrazzo in Residential and Commercial Projects
Although its roots are based on classical Italian design, Terrazzo is used in many different design projects today. Terrazzo mosaic tile can be used indoors and outdoors, floor and wall coverings in residential or commercial projects. With its various color and pattern alternatives, it takes place in design projects as a fun, flashy yet harmonious element. It offers visual impact that complements many styles, both modern and classic. While terrazzo mosaic tile is used on the floors of rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, and wall coverings in residences, it can be preferred as floor and wall covering in various areas in commercial projects.
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Using Terrazzo Mosaic Tile in the Bathroom
Mozeks Terrazzo Tiles
In order for you to use it with peace of mind, our Terrazzo tiles are produced with the best quality by hand in our expert company. Terrazzo tile can be used as floor and wall flooring in all areas such as living room, bathroom and kitchen in your commercial and residential projects.
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You can use Mozeks Terrazzo tiles as floor and wall coverings in bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and many other areas in your residential and commercial projects. Contact us to choose the most suitable Terrazzo product for your project. You can call us for your questions about our products. We invite you to visit our showrooms to see our product collections closely.