Tile Trends 2020 – Terrazzo Look Tiles

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Terrazzo tiles provide a warm and elegant finish in any space, creating life and pattern in your interior design scheme with their energetic and distinct patterns. These unique characteristics have catapulted terrazzo back into the limelight, making it a trending material for use both in the home and in commercial projects that ensures timeless appeal. Thanks to the varying colours often seen in terrazzo surfaces, the material is exceptionally simple to match or complement with a variety of colours and materials, making it a highly versatile option for your new colour scheme.

When selecting natural terrazzo tiles however, there are a few care and maintenance factors to take into consideration. Thankfully, advances in porcelain tile manufacturing technology have allowed the creation of lookalike products that perfectly simulate the aesthetics of natural products, providing a versatile alternative to authentic terrazzo surfaces.

What is Terrazzo?

Traditional terrazzo tiles are made using small chips or pieces of marble as well as coloured glass, granite or quartz. These pieces are then embedded in concrete to form a uniquely patterned tile that can be used in many applications, from walls to floors. The natural stone pieces as well as the concrete body of the tile are porous materials and as such, will require sealing to ensure their longevity and their ability to hold up against liquid spills and staining throughout their lifespan. Terrazzo can however, be professionally restored and cleaned where needed, in order to bring it back to its original lustre making it a well sought after option for both commercial and residential projects.

Arcstone

The Arcstone porcelain tile collection perfectly simulates the appearance of a natural terrazzo while providing all the benefits that porcelain tiles are known for. The collection includes a matching outdoor option to help you effortlessly create the perfect connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Although a natural terrazzo tile provides an impressive finish, the additional maintenance and tile thickness may not always be suitable or preferable in every situation. Thanks to modern porcelain tile manufacturing techniques however, we now have the freedom to choose from a variety of different options, including tile collections that are specifically designed to simulate the look and feel of a natural terrazzo product while taking advantage of all the incredible benefits that porcelain materials provide.

What are the advantages of Porcelain Tiles?

Porcelain tiles provide many benefits: they are non-porous and will not require sealing, they have an immense capability to hold up against staining, and scratching or marking while also providing a waterproof finish that is suitable for both walls and floors. In general, you will find that porcelain tiles provide the perfect low maintenance finish for any project, including for outdoor areas. These qualities make porcelain products particularly attractive for use, paving the way for exciting tile designs that simulate the appearance and texture of natural products that often require more care and maintenance such as marble, timber and of course, terrazzo. 

Garamond collection

 Garamond is an Italian made porcelain tile collection that recreates the distinct patterns and characteristics seen in natural terrazzo to create a highly durable floor or wall finish.

Terrazzo Look Tiles

Terrazzo look tiles are most often made using porcelain, taking advantage of the renowned benefits of this material and eliminating the need for any additional care that a natural product would normally require. These tiles will not require sealing and will stand up against staining, scratching and marking, making them an incredibly low maintenance choice for your next design project. 

There are many options available in terrazzo look tile collections that will suit every application, from stylish kitchen tiles to highly versatile and waterproof bathroom tiles in a range of colours and patterns that will suit every design style. 

Positano collection

Available in four vividly patterned colour options, our Positano terrazzo look tile collection accurately represents the natural look of a traditional terrazzo material, allowing for the creation of many different design styles in your project, from modern and contemporary to classic and timeless schemes.

Being made of durable and easy to clean porcelain, terrazzo look tiles provide the perfect option for busy areas of the home such as the kitchen or bathroom. They can be used as both a flooring and wall option, making them a flexible choice while also providing a low maintenance finish that is especially favoured in the kitchen. Thanks to the uniquely speckled and patterned finish, these tiles can easily be integrated into just about any colour scheme, effectively tying all your chosen finishes together while also being incredibly forgiving when it comes to disguising crumbs, dirt and splatter in the busy environments of the kitchen.

Using a porcelain product instead of a natural material is often favourable in projects where additional care and maintenance is of concern. With the exciting advances made in tile manufacturing technology, the doors have been opened to allow for a world of different design solutions that perfectly simulate natural materials, offering a sustainable and more versatile option for any design project, whether it be a commercial or residential application. 

Our team at Perini Tiles can assist you in selecting the perfect products for your next project, from floor and wall tiles to coordinating paint colours, cabinetry finishes and even benchtops. Our team of designers are available for virtual consultations using Zoom or FaceTime with sample tile deliveries also being made to allow you a more flexible and customised specification process, all from the comfort of your own home!