Terrazzo Concrete: Outdoor Flooring

Terrazzo concrete is one of the strongest yet most elegant materials that can be used for construction projects for outdoors. The material is very tough and can withstand extreme weather: cold, heat and rain. The material can be customized to create artwork floorings for gardens, patios, pools, walkways, etc

What is the composition of terrazzo concrete?

Terrazzo is made up of various hard aggregates such as granite, river pebble, quartz and basalt combined with a cement binder. The pavers are honed in a factory and shot blast to give the tiles an anti-slip texture. Each tile is individually chamfered for that prestigious look. These can be can be used to various precast units such as stairs, coping, curbing or public furniture.

Applications of terrazzo concrete for outdoor flooring

We scoured the web to showcase how you can use this material for your outdoor flooring. We curated the best implementation we have seen so you can use at as inspiration for your next project.

Hykes Residence

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This cottage house was designed by Anders Lasater Architect. This was inspired by classic California style. This modern and transitional beach cottage used rattan chairs and tropical plants. Continue reading “Terrazzo Concrete: Outdoor Flooring”

Terrazzo Concrete: Contemporary Design

Terrazzo concrete is a very strong yet elegant material. It is very tough and can endure harsh weather elements such as extreme heat, cold and rain. Did you know terrazzo concrete works very well for contemporary design projects? This article will walk you through on contemporary design. We will also discuss how you can use terrazzo to attain this theme.

What is contemporary design?

Contemporary design is often confused with modern design by most people. Although some elements of modern design can be attributed to contemporary design, these two styles have differences.

Modern design generally refers to the design of the mid-1900s. Characteristics such as natural materials, expansive neutrals with small pops of color, and clean, low lines are all part of modern design.

Contemporary style ranges from styles developed in the late half of the 20th century. Pieces are often featured with softened and rounded lines. This is in contrast to the stark lines seen in modern design. Interiors contain neutral elements and bold color, and they focus on the basics of line, shape and form.

Contemporary design is born from a vantage point of trying hard to break from tradition. Traditional spaces tend to be full, both visually and physically. Modern spaces, on the other hand, embrace simplicity in adornment. Modern interiors are clean and fresh, perhaps with a hint or two of color added.

Examples of Contemporary Designs Using Terrazzo

Indoor Contemporary Design 1

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Almost similar with modern interior design when it comes to clean lines. But furniture of contemporary design is rounded. The bench and sofa are not made up of straight lines. Colors used on the terrazzo floor has a strong hint of color compared to a pure white one. This has a more modern and colorful feel of the interior. Continue reading “Terrazzo Concrete: Contemporary Design”