Why Terrazzo a Good Option for Wall Cladding

People have high regards for aesthetics for homes and commercial establishments nowadays. People are looking for fresh or premium feels on their environment. Architects and engineers are coming up with ways on how to make their projects standout. Many have used terrazzo wall cladding in their interior designs.

What is Wall Cladding?

For those of you who are not familiar. Wall cladding is a type of decorative covering designed to make a wall appear that it is made of a different sort of material than it actually is. Examples of these are the decorative walls found outside buildings. Cladding can also be applied to project an artistic element in interior designs.

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Exquisite wall cladding. Photo courtesy: Roma Export

Why Terrazzo Wall Cladding?

Terrazzo wall cladding has become very popular nowadays. Terrazzo is the most sought after material for architects and interior designers? It is considered the Ferrari of tiles due to its robustness, beauty.

and design flexibility. If you read any construction magazines, you will notice terrazzo is tapped on its interior designs.

Terrazzo wall cladding is preferred since the material used is very durable. Terrazzo is composed of materials that can withstand harsh elements. Since terrazzo is composed of marbles and figments, owners can have a wide variety of textures for their interior designs.

Terrazzo can be customized to fit the rugged look of urban interior or adapt to the serene feel of modern homes. It has color tones that can match the fresh feel of contemporary interior designs you are craving for. With terrazzo wall cladding, you can mix and match terrazzo to fit your taste.

Modern Home Design

Modern interior designs are all about minimalism. It uses white, grey and black as primary color elements. The philosophy of this design is about finding beauty in simplicity. It utilizes fine lines in walls and furniture. It makes a small space appear big.

With this philosophy in mind, many interior designers have tapped terrazzo as their design material. White, neutral and black terrazzo can provide the needed premium feel over a simple design. Here are some inspirations.

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Sample bathroom utilizing terrazzo wall cladding for a modern design. Source: Decoist
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Another example of a modern home using terrazzo wall cladding. Fireplace is covered with terrazzo.

Contemporary Design

Contemporary interior designs are all about using fresh colors and design elements. Very similar with modern home, contemporary design is also about using minimalism. Unlike modern home, contemporary design uses furniture that have arcs and rounded corners.

Because of this, many designers are using terrazzo wall cladding to add colors on their interior designs. For them, terrazzo provides unique color palette and textures that could enhance the feel. Green, red and blue marbles are used to add to the fresh and vibrant atmosphere.

Inspirations for Contemporary Designs

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Implementation of terrazzo wall cladding on a bathroom wall. Combining the colored texture of terrazzo wall and brass shower gives it a contemporary feel. Source: Pinterest
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Using colorful terrazzo, furniture and wall of this room has been modified. Source: Pinterest
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Another fine example of a bathroom loaded with terrazzo wall cladding. The color scheme works well with the white wall and the rounded sinks and bathtubs. Source: Pinterest

 

The Stunning Beauty of Terrazzo Precast

Most people are aware with terrazzo as a flooring solution. Did you know that aside from floors you can do all sorts of stuff using terrazzo precast? In this article, Terrazzo Australian Marble (a terrazzo company based in Australia), will share some of its works using the said material. At the end of this article, we would like educate the readers on the stunning beauty of terrazzo precast.

What is Terrazzo Pre-cast?

Not all terrazzo materials are poured in place. There are those that are manufactured in a factory to make it easy to install on-site. Precast is a concrete slab that are manufactured from a terrazzo company and brought on-site for installations. These are commonly used in staircases, walls, skirts etc.

What are the components of a Terrazzo precast?

Terrazzo precast is composed of Portland cement. You can select from either a white or grey one, all dependent on your color choice. The cement is mixed with sand, marble chips, mineral and mineral pigments. The color combination of marbles/ pigments can be customized to fit to your theme selection.

Stairs

The best use of terrazzo precast is for staircases, steps and risers. You can adjust the thickness and width to make your steps bigger. You can ask your terrazzo company to customize the terrazzo precast to adapt to your design and space requirements.

Sample of a staircase made up of Terrazzo precast
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Here is another example of a stairs made up of terrazzo precast. Wood was used as foundation for the material
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Another example of a precast used as stairs for a commercial establishment. Concrete was used as foundation for the stairs.

Fireplace

Terrazzo can be used for fireplaces and chimneys. The components of the precast is very tough that it can withstand extreme heat and cold. You can specify to your terrazzo company what type of color tones you want for your fireplace

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Sample of a fireplace made up of Terrazzo precast.
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Another example of a fireplace made up of terrazzo precast. Photo source: MarbleOnyxNY

Benchtops

Terrazzo precast is also a most sought after material for high end restaurants and residences. Hotels also love using this material for their benchtop. Since the precast have a similar quality as marble, it creates projects a stunning beauty to the environment. It screams premium and luxury.

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Example of a terrazzo precast installed on a benchtop. The benchtop works with the urban interior design of the place. Photo courtesy: Imgrum
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Another example of a terrazzo precast installed on a benchtop. The benchtop was aimed to compliment with the contemporary design of the kitchen. Photo Courtesy: Houzz

Other Furniture

Nowadays, terrazzo has become very popular that it people are already using them for furniture. You can see terrazzo made chairs, tables and even cabinets. The premium design of terrazzo is taking the design world by storm. Here are samples to inspire you.

Terrazzo inspired table and stool. Photo Courtesy: Dick Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo
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Terrazzo coffee table. Photo Courtesy: Dezeen
Outdoor bench composed of Terrazzo precast.

 

Terrazzo Tiles : Your Best Choice of Flooring System

Most commercial and public establishments nowadays use terrazzo tiles as their primary flooring system. It is extremely durable that can weather out any harsh outdoor elements. It has a superior design flexibility that makes surroundings go wow. In this article, we will share inspirations on why airports, railway stations, shopping center and other commercial flooring choose terrazzo tiles.

Airports

If you roam around the globe, you will notice that top airports use terrazzo tiles as the commercial flooring system. These airports require a premium feel to make travellers more comfortable. Many of these airports mixed conventional terrazzo tiles and the high-end terrazzo insitu for their design. Here are some inspirations of these world-class terminals.

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Manchester Airport. Photo source: Quiligotti.uk
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Kansas City, Missouri Airport using Terrazzo Insitu Photo Source: Pinterest

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The priority of these terminals is to make the travellers feel relaxed and have fun inside the airport. They need the design flexibility of terrazzo tiles to align with their theme. Terrazzo insitu is used to achieve this design objectives.

Railway Stations

Railway stations also depend on terrazzo to help them achieve the desired atmosphere for the commuters. Very much the same with airports, they want to create a comfortable environment for the travellers. Here are some inspirations of terrazzo tiles being used at railway stations

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Westminister Railway Station in the UK. The station used anti-slipped resistant terrazzo tiles. Photo Source: Quiligotti.uk
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Phoenix Skytrain Railway station. Photo Source: Downtown Phoenix Journal

When planning to implement terrazzo tiles, it is best to do a risk assessment if the area/platform is prone to getting wet. If there is a risk, we strongly recommend you use anti-slip terrazzo tiles for this.

Shopping Center

Like airports and railway stations, a shopping center has high foot traffic. Choosing the right flooring system is essential for this. Designers and architect use terrazzo because it can handle the load and can give the design flexibility needed. Here are samples of shopping center who use terrazzo tiles as their flooring system:

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Brent Cross Shopping Center. Photo Source: Shinestone UK
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Kansas City Shopping Center Photo Source: Master Terrazzo
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ParkLake Mall, Bucarest Romania Photo Source: Granulati Zandobbio

Do/Donts on Using Terrazzo Tiles for Commercial Flooring

* Do a survey on the environmental risks within the commercial establishment. Railways and other areas of the airport are prone to moisture. For these cases, consider using anti-slip terrazzo tiles to address this. These types of tiles can prevent accidents for your clients and patrons

* Do an analysis on the design requirements. If you need simple designs, you can use the standard terrazzo tiles. If you need a more sophisticated look like emblems and other design pattern, consider using terrazzo insitu for this.

* Don’t scrimp off on costs when applying terrazzo. There are some people who find these flooring systems expensive. Yes, you can save on the short term by using other tiles but on the long run you will save more on maintenance. Terrazzo are built tough. You don’t need to clean it frequently. Based from our experience, commercial establishments enjoy their tiles for more than 7 years.

Lifestyle Upgrade: Adding Class, Security, and Comfort to your Home

Classy, secure and comfortable this is what most owners are looking for their homes. They want their ambiance of their place to be very appealing. They want their place to be secure for their families. They want everything without the heavy price tag of maintenance.

In this article, we will discuss some trends on achieving this CSS. We will share best practices so you can get the best of these worlds for your homes.

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Ways to make your home classy

  • Less is More– a common trend with top interior designs is that having less is more beautiful. Whether it’s contemporary, urban or modern interior design, all of these emphasize on clean and bare designs. The problem of having too much furniture is that it distracts people. This distraction can become noisy and degrades the beauty of your property
  • Invest on Amazing Light Fixture– light plays an important role in making your property elegant. Light highlights the beauty of your rooms. When choosing lights to make sure they give the right amount of luminance. Consider using subtle accent lights to highlight edges and corners of your homes. Position lights to highlight or add a shadow on different aspects of your home.
  • Brass and Iron- Metals play a big role in making your home look classy. Over the years, brushed metal has dominated the interior design. Now retro metals are making the scene. Consider using brass for seats, light fixtures, and sinks. This blends well with white and blue walls. Black iron gives a country retro look. It works well with grey, white and even black walls/floors.
  • Use Terrazzo– Of all the flooring materials, terrazzo stone marble is hands down the most prestigious material. The design of terrazzo screams luxury at all levels. Upscale residences and business have tapped this tiles.

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Simple Ways to Polish Terrazzo Tiles

Terrazzo Australia Marble offers it premium-grade insitu terrazzo tiles. Unlike the standard ones, this tile is poured directly on site.  This allows the terrazzo tiles to have a seamless.  In this article, Terrazzo Australia Marble will discuss how builders can polish tiles and achieve a smooth finish for their projects.

Terrazzo tiles are preferred by most upscale establishments. Examples of these are hotels and clubs, retail spaces, office lobbies and high-end residential building. The in-situ terrazzo is considered the Ferrari of these tiles. It gives the results of true seamless finish, thus bringing more value to elegance to any construction project.

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Here is how Insitu Terrazzo is constructed. These terrazzo marble tiles are divided into panels measuring no more than 1500mm square, with an ideal bay size of 1200mm x 1200mm. Rectangular bays are possible, however, one side cannot be more than 2 times the length of the other side.

According to Terrazzo Australia Marble, this is designed to help control movement and any subsequent cracking that may occur. It should be noted that in situ terrazzo tiles will require on site grinding and polishing.

 

Finishes Available for Terrazzo Tiles

Here are the options of a builder when choosing the right polish and finish for their terrazzo tiles. Continue reading “Simple Ways to Polish Terrazzo Tiles”

Why Architects, Interior Designers and Building Owners continue to Choose terrazzo as Their Flooring System

Terrazzo is really hot in construction projects nowadays. If you visit malls, hotels, and upscale residence, you will notice that a lot of them are using terrazzo marble tiles. When you asked any architect or interior designer, terrazzo is among their preferred material. What makes terrazzo special?

 

Outstanding Durability

Terrazzo is composed of Portland cement, sand, color pigments, stones, and marbles. This combination makes it very durable. Throughout the history of our company, establishment owners only avail the warranty of their floors after 7 years. Many of them are commercial owners that have very high foot traffic. This is a testament to the durability and robustness of terrazzo marble tiles.

Elegance and Beauty

Many architects utilize terrazzo marble tiles because of its elegance. Upscale establishments use this material because it adds a premium feel to their environment. Interior designers love this material especially if they aim for contemporary and modern interior design. The available textures and colors of terrazzo fit well to their design.

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Photo 1.1 Example of terrazzo marble tiles used as a wall for a modern home design. Source: Pinterest

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Why In Situ Terrazzo is The Best Option for Commercial Flooring System

Terrazzo comes in different types of flooring systems. The common tiles are the one frequently used in most construction projects. Did you know that the most superior of them all is the Insitu Terrazzo? In this article, Terrazzo Australia Marble will discuss that advantages of this certain type.

What is Insitu Terrazzo?

In situ terrazzo is usually poured on the location. When it was first discovered, terrazzo and its methods of creation have improved.  Since it is poured onsite, in-situ terrazzo is the only flooring system that is custom-made to exact design specifications of projects.

Other flooring systems need to be made in a factory, thus builders are limited to the standard textures and colors. There is minimal room for design flexibility.  In situ terrazzo has virtually no limits when it comes to colour combination, patterns, and shapes.

Insitu terrazzo is often used in upscale projects. These projects require a high level of customization. Most in-situ projects of Terrazzo Australia Marble are those that require incorporation of artworks, logos, and complex floor designs.

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Photo 1.1 Terrazzo Insitu deployed on a restaurant

Advantages of InSitu Terrazzo:

* Durability– its robustness and durability are the same with the ordinary terrazzo tiles. In-situ terrazzo is made to be very tough. It can withstand heat, cold and moisture. It does not easily break when objects fall to the floor.

* Elegance– what sets insitu terrazzo compared to the ordinary terrazzo tiles is that it is seamless. You can have an entire floor without any gaps in between. Because it is seamless the design of the marble makes it standout more. The smooth finish makes the floor appear more like an artwork

* Design Flexibility– with terrazzo in-situ you can select from a wide variety of color palette. You can design emblems and complex patterns for your floor. Terrazzo Australia Marble has projects for parks, hotels and upscale homes that requires complex logos and emblems. This is the material used for most projects. Continue reading “Why In Situ Terrazzo is The Best Option for Commercial Flooring System”