Making Terrazzo Work for Modern Drinking Pubs And Night Restaurants

The night life continues to be a vibrant scene in cities across Australia. In between the offices and the outdoors, going to drinking pubs and night restaurants has become the quickest option for unwinding and a brief escape from the chaos of daily life. In Sydney alone, restaurants and pubs continue to introduce new experiences, tastes, and sights and sounds to their customers. If you are about to open doors to a new restaurant or are thinking about redesigning your interiors, below are some quick terrazzo and interior design tips to help you make that drinking pub and night restaurant inviting and worth returning to.

1. Escape the blue light and warm up with warm lighting paired with beige and yellow terrazzo marble
Screens and digital devices expose people to blue light throughout the day. Make your place warmer and more inviting by installing warm light and matching it with beige and yellow terrazzo marble flooring. If your pub is going for the rustic look, pair these with wooden furniture and no-fail cushions and couches to make it comfortable.

2. Add the classy touch with Terrazzo bar top accentuated with bronze glass rack and drinks arrangement
If your pub will surely include a bar, never miss the chance to use Terrazzo for your bar top and pair it with bronze accents such as your glass rack or bottle holders. Depending on your restaurant’s theme, you can pick colors for your terrazzo bar top that would best complement your bronze accents.

3. Keep the sink and toilet areas easy to maintain with Terrazzo partitions and sink counters
People get creative when drunk. Vandalism may be inevitable for many drinking pubs. Using terrazzo as your partitions makes it easier to maintain and clean up after-the-fact. Putting Terrazzo as your sink counter also adds to the ease of maintenance as it is easy to wipe off and clean up for busy pub and restaurant staff.

4. Green it up with plants in Terrazzo pots
Air in drinking pubs, especially those with indoor smoking areas, can become too heavy. For restaurants with no outdoor access, it is best to get some help from plants to serve as your natural air filters and purifiers. Plants in night pubs may look odd, but if you match your existing terrazzo elements, such as your flooring, your bar top, your toilet partitions and sink counters, with terrazzo pots to hold the plants, it would surely blend in with your pubs’ interiors.

Terrazzo is your ideal pick to keep your drinking pub and night restaurant warm, inviting, and modern. Talk to Terrazzo Australian Marble today to check how you can incorporate Terrazzo into your pub and restaurant.

Terrazzo at Home – Shake Things Up

In households where design and interior layout falls in the hands of the homeowners instead of a typical interior designer, deciding how to shake things up can either go beautifully surprising or oddly confusing. So how can simple homes be turned into a space that has personality and style, without confusing the eyes and any person’s sense of design? Integrating terrazzo in parts of the house can indeed shake things up and introduce a different tone to any household.

1. Use terrazzo countertops to glam up the bathroom sink.

In small homes, bathroom sinks would normally be hanging against a wall with exposed pipes. This is a lowcost build that mainly comes as the standard for many households. One easy way to shake things up is to have the sink sit on top of a terrazzo countertop. It adds personality to the bathroom — make sure to select a terrazzo color combination that matched the existing wall paint in case you do not plan to repaint the walls of the bathroom.

2. Create walls in the living room that mimic texture with terrazzo.

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The terrazzo finish mimics texture and adds depth to a space. Panels or walls in the living room may introduce some texture instead of painting them plainly by having terrazzo marble tiles as the wall design. This does not need to be the whole panel of the wall. In fact, it could be sections like the back panel of your entertainment system or the wall against the mini bar just near the kitchen where your wines and glasses sit. The idea is to find distince elements that make your space a “living” space and add texture to a wall section to define it.

3. Extending the indoors outside.

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The fascinating thing about interior design these days is it aims to extend the interiors to the exterior areas of a home for continuity and flow. A trick to do this is to extend your terrazzo flooring to meet your cement pavement coming into the house. Be playful by carving up shapes such as curves and lines to show the divide between the cement and the terrazzo but do not make it abrupt and predictable like cutting the division through a solid horizontal divide from the outside to the first step into your house. Create a flow and let terrazzo fill the idea for you.

There are so many other ways to shake things up at home with terrazzo. Talk to Terrazzo Australian Marble today to more about this material and how it could match your design visions and bring it to life

Colors and Terrazzo for Restaurant Interiors

Studies have shown that colors influence appetite. Research backs up that certain colors suppress appetite while other colors stimulate it. But while these color standards have been known to designers as go-to shades when creating restaurants, the booming food industry continues to seek unique interiors that make the dining experience more memorable and pleasing to customers.



With the advent of social media, picking a restaurant is now not just about the food, but the elements that “compose” the restaurant. From the history of the shop, to the interior design, to the owners and the people running the restaurant, to the way food is plated and how that “matches” the interiors, every element should now make a social-media worthy experience. Thus, playing it up with colors and the interior design of your restaurant requires more thought, even professional advice, now more than ever.

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Black, Cement, and Wood – Matching Terrazzo Flooring with Black and Accents

Interior design in the 21 st century continues to push the boundaries of color – or the lack of it. Many designers and architects have adopted darker shades – deep blues and shades of black – to carry out a neat and minimal finish to the space. Finding the right flooring to match this strong color is a common challenge that can be solved with the flexibility of Terrazzo flooring. One fantastic feature of Terrazzo is its capacity to make the color black retain its original state, while adding glamour, style and sparkle to it. Two complementing accents that can further enhance the state of black is cement and wood.

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Smooth finish cement as kitchen island top
A very modern take on kitchen island top would be to have a plain cement finish to it with stainless sink, faucet, and other food preparation fixtures. Match this with a black and gold Terrazzo flooring to counter the simple and industrial design of the cement counter top. This brings a fantastic contrast of elegance and rugged feel to a space that is central to communal conversations in any household.

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Why Modern Spaces Incorporate Terrazzo Marble

Terrazzo is a classic material that is most commonly associated with more traditional designs and architecture. Design is thought to have shifted from the old styles with numerous elements to more sophisticated less-is-more approach. But, with the global landscape opening up to more possibilities through information sharing and the internet, design will now be ever-fluid, shifting depending on desires and necessity of the end-users. While the end results continue to be highly-driven by the budget and the designer’s ingenuity, many of the elements that are timelessly incorporated are defined by style, durability, maintenance, and flexibility.

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1. Style – Classic is always in-style

Terrazzo Marble’s finsh can fit any design objective, which highly complements the elements surrounding it. It is oversimplifying if one says that a space is defined only by the flooring. While Terrazzo flooring contributes largeley to the grandeur of a place, it is an enabling element that supports the details of the design. Modern spaces incorporate multi-function and artistic furniture pieces or fixtures. These pieces plus Terrazzo’s classic glam will always be in-style because it complements different elements, which can be tapped by the designer to execute a timeless feel.

2. Durability – Standing the Test of Time

Modern spaces are intensely shifting to sustainable and durable. The longer a structure stays highly-functional and good-looking, the less resources it needs for rennovation and re-polishing. Modern spaces incorporate Terrazzo into the design precisely because it is a durable material that stays structurally functional and durable despite more rigorous wear-and-tear situations.

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3. Maintenance – Low effort and efficient

Related to the second point is the fact that modern designs aim to require minimum maintenance. Modern lifestyles demand so much from people. Especially in cities where work and life are supposed to blend seamlessly, spatial design can dictate the long-term behavior and practices of people occupying the space, which can then affect their overall well-being. Terrazzo requires minimal maintenance especially if used as a flooring material.

4. Flexibility – Customizable to carry vision

Lastly, modern design requires flexibility. Either to match existing materials and elements, or to dictate the major theme of the design, Terrazzo can be customized to carry out a precise creative vision. Unlike materials that are standardized for industrial and commercial distribution, Terrazzo’s customizable mix goes beyond the basics of any development requirement.

To explore how Terrazzo fits your next modern space project, get in touch with the Terrazzo experts from Terrazzo Australian Marble today.