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Invented by Venetian mosaic masters in Italy in the 1400s, this floor covering material was first made from pieces of leftover marble placed in clay and mixed with goat's milk. Terrazzo's enduring beauty and extreme durability means it's enjoying a current revival in both commercial and residential applications. Terrazzo is a sophisticated composite flooring material made from precast marble chipping embedded in a base of cement or epoxy resin. It is mechanically polished without the use of chemicals to create a smooth, uniform surface, making Terrazzo an ecologically friendly and low maintenance option.

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Is terrazzo tile expensive?

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Tiles cost between $15 and $70 per square foot, not including labor (US market price). Including installation, terrazzo tiles will average between $25 and $80 per square foot. You'll give up some of the flexibility to create your own pattern, as tiles are available in limited colors and designs.

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What is terrazzo tiles?

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Terrazzo is a composite material either poured in place or precast or hydraulically pressed as tiles. Terrazzo is used for floor and wall decorative finishes. Terrazzo is cured, ground and polished to a smooth surface or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.

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Are terrazzo tiles slippery?

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Terrazzo is quite slippery and can cause falls, so it may not be a good flooring choice for families with especially young or elderly members. Ask your contractor about applying non-slip additives to the surface.

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Is terrazzo more expensive than marble?

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Terrazzo floors are probably the most expensive flooring you can ever have installed. They are more expensive than marble and granite. The process of installing terrazzo floors adds to the expense because it needs to be professionally installed, unlike marble, granite or concrete.

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Is terrazzo tiles good for bathrooms?

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Terrazzo is highly durable and low-maintenance, easily lasting for decades -- or even centuries -- with proper care. Nonporous varieties of terrazzo tiles are naturally water- and stain-resistant, and they also resist bacteria, unlike other bathroom flooring options such as vinyl or carpet. If eco-friendliness concerns you, terrazzo offers an all-natural option that does not release any volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere, and epoxy terrazzo often includes post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled materials.

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Can terrazzo be used on walls?

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Though terrazzo is traditionally used to cover larger areas such as floors or walls, we're seeing it pop up more often as an accent technique in kitchens for a modern twist. It's a fantastic alternative to steel or ceramic for stand-out backsplash walls or countertops.

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What is the difference between terrazzo and concrete?

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Polished concrete will contain more cement whereas terrazzo will contain more aggregate. Polished concrete involves polishing the slab itself. In contrast, terrazzo involves covering the concrete slab with epoxy and aggregate, and then grind and polished to a finish.

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Can terrazzo be used in wet areas?

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Terrazzo tiles can be installed both indoors and outdoors due to their durability and ability to repel water and stains. It's a practical option for both wet rooms in the home and for tiling around swimming pools.

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Does terrazzo stain easily?

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Terrazzo is widely used for flooring & countertops material due to its marble like finishing. The cement part of terrazzo floor absorbs stains easily.

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How do you clean dirty terrazzo floors?

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Weekly damp mop a lightly soiled terrazzo floor with a neutral cleaner. Heavily soiled floors should be scrubbed with a mechanical buffing machine and a neutral cleaner. Mop up all residue with clean water before the floor dries. Allow the terrazzo floor to dry and buff with a dry brush.

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