Get the benefits of hardy porcelain with the beauty of terrazzo tiles. Choose from a versatile collection that represents terrazzo in multiple tones, sizes, colours and finishes. Our porcelain tiles carrying the look of highly popular terrazzo patterns are durable and long lasting. Choose from a range that captures the essence of natural terrazzo using the latest in porcelain technology.
Terrazzo Look Tiles FAQs
Made of durable porcelain, terrazzo look tiles provide a hard wearing alternative solution to traditional terrazzo tiles. These types of tiles can be sourced in an impressive variety of colours and pattern options, allowing you to experiment with a range of classic and modern tile solutions.
What are Terrazzo Look Tiles?
Terrazzo look tiles are specific types of tile collections that have been designed to look and feel like authentic terrazzo. These tiles will feature the same distinct pattern as authentic terrazzo tiles while allowing for this luxurious designer look to be achieved at a different price point without the need for sealing.
Terrazzo Tiles vs. Terrazzo Look Tiles
Authentic terrazzo tiles are created using a bed of concrete that has assorted natural stone or coloured glass chips embedded into it. The randomly scattered pieces create a timeless and unique speckled pattern that can be used throughout the home’s interior and exterior spaces to add a classic finishing touch in your design scheme. Terrazzo look tiles on the other hand are made of porcelain. A high quality image is digitally printed onto the surface of the porcelain tile to create the unique patterns these tiles are so well known for. While authentic terrazzo tiles are porous and therefore will require sealing, terrazzo look tiles are a non-porous alternative that will not require sealing. Furthermore, porcelain terrazzo look tiles will provide a surface finish that is resistant to heat, moisture, scratching and staining, making them an excellent choice for the busy home. A key difference between these two classic tile options however is that authentic terrazzo tiles can be professionally rejuvenated when need be while porcelain tiles cannot and must be replaced should they be damaged. For more information on caring for terrazzo tiles and porcelain tiles, view our cleaning and maintenance guides in our Resources section.
What are Terrazzo Look Tiles made of?
While an authentic terrazzo tile is made of a concrete surface that has been embedded with a scattering of natural stone pieces, terrazzo look tiles are most often made using a porcelain material instead.
How to Clean Porcelain Tiles
Porcelain tiles provide a non-porous surface finish that will not require sealing. Being a stain resistant material, porcelain will usually only require a simple wipe or mop with warm soapy water to keep tidy. You may also consider incorporating specialised tile cleaning products in your regular cleaning routine; for more detailed information and specific cleaning product recommendations, visit our Resources section.
Can I use Terrazzo Look Tiles Outdoors?
Certain terrazzo look tile options can be used in outdoor applications. Outdoor tiles will often feature a roughly textured surface finish that will provide an element of slip resistance underfoot, making them an ideal solution for residential outdoor spaces as both an outdoor wall tile and outdoor floor tile. For commercial or retail applications, make sure to check relevant Australian Standards for the required level of slip resistance specific to your project type.
How to Create a Colour Scheme using Terrazzo Look Tiles
The distinct speckled look of terrazzo pattern tiles provides an excellent starting point when creating your colour scheme. Pick out colours that are present in the speckled pattern of your terrazzo look tiles to use as complimentary colours in other elements of your design. For example, if you terrazzo look tiles feature charcoal patterns, add some charcoal touches throughout your colour scheme to create a well- balanced and cohesive colour palette.
Are Sample Tiles a Good Representation of What I can expect in my Order?
The tile sample pieces we offer have been carefully selected to offer the closest representation of what you will receive in your tile order however, it is important to keep in mind that terrazzo look tiles will feature variations in their pattern as they are designed to emulate the appearance of a real terrazzo.
Do Terrazzo Look Tiles need to be sealed?
As terrazzo look tiles are most often made using non-porous porcelain, these tiles will not require sealing ensuring a low maintenance solution.