Made from chips of marble set into concrete to make a durable finish, Terrazzo tiles are perfect for modern homes as they help create a natural, contemporary look that is beautiful yet hardy at the same time.
Pick from our versatile collection of varying colours, shapes and sizes of Terrazzo tiles.
Terrazzo Tiles FAQs
Terrazzo tiles offer a timeless choice that can pair well with a range of modern materials and finishes such as natural stone, concrete or timber. These luxurious speckled tiles are available in a vast range of options with various tile formats, sizes and colours to choose from to help you create that perfect designer look in your next project!
What are Terrazzo Tiles?
Terrazzo is a composite material that is made using various chips of marble, quartz, granite or coloured glass that have been embedded into a wet cement tile. Normally available in 15mm or 20mm thicknesses, these timeless tiles offer an incredibly versatile solution for the home with indoor and outdoor tile options available. Many terrazzo tiles can also be used in commercial or retail applications provided the necessary Australian Standards are met in your specific commercial project.
Why Choose Terrazzo Tiles
Terrazzo tiles provide an extremely hard, durable and long lasting surface finish. These tiles can withstand a large amount of foot traffic, making them an exceptionally popular option. Unlike other tiling solutions, terrazzo tiles can be professionally rejuvenated when needed in order to revitalise their finish. The distinct patterns and colours included in a traditional terrazzo material will also provide a design option that can easily be paired with any number of materials, colours and finishes in your overall design scheme, from natural stones to concrete or timber.
Do Terrazzo Tiles need to be sealed?
Yes, terrazzo tiles will require sealing. The concrete and natural stone pieces included in the creation of these elegant tiles are porous materials and will require protection against staining, absorption or discoloration. As tile grouts and adhesives can stain the tiles, sealing prior to installation is recommended. Once the tiles are laid and grouted, they should ideally be sealed once again. Following installation, terrazzo tiles will require sealing every few years or so depending on their wear. For more detailed information on caring for your terrazzo tiles, visit our Resources section.
What Type of Grout to use with Terrazzo Tiles?
Terrazzo tiles are often thicker than other tiling options and will require an experienced hand to lay properly. A cement based grout is recommended as the most ideal solution for terrazzo tiles; Perini Tiles recommends Mapei cement grouts for use with terrazzo tiles.
How to Clean Terrazzo Tiles
Most types of tiles can be kept clean using a soft cloth or mop with warm, soapy water. Harsh and abrasive products should not be used on terrazzo tiles as they can damage the tile sealer and the tiles themselves. You may also include tile cleaning solutions in your regular cleaning routine: For specific cleanser recommendations, visit our Resources section.
Can I use Terrazzo Tiles Outdoors?
Yes, there are many terrazzo tile options that can be used as an outdoor tile. These types of tiles will often feature a rough, textured surface finish that will provide a strong grip underfoot when used as an outdoor floor tile specifically. When selecting your new outdoor tiles, make sure to discuss your requirements and intended application with our team who will recommend the very best outdoor floor tile or wall tile solutions.
Is Terrazzo Environmentally Friendly?
Traditional terrazzo tiles will often include by-products of the stone manufacturing industry, saving these materials from going to waste. Pieces of natural stones such as marble or granite are collected and given a new life in a durable and hard wearing tile that will last for a lifetime with the right care. These unique features of terrazzo tile manufacture ensure an environmentally friendly solution as these tiles will provide immense longevity while also making use of resources that would otherwise be wasted.
Are Terrazzo Tiles Waterproof?
Terrazzo tiles will provide incredible water resistance in the home being a suitable choice for wet areas such as the bathroom or laundry room. It is important however to ensure a quality tile sealer is applied at regular intervals throughout the tile’s lifespan in order to ensure the very best protection.
What is the Lifespan of Terrazzo?
A quality terrazzo tile will last a lifetime! These timeless tiles should last anywhere from 40 to 100 years, truly ensuring a lifetime of use with the right care and maintenance.