Rick & Cindy Schwarz architects
Terrazzo can come in different shapes with completely different looks, depending on the recipe, but essentially it is a concrete base (or sometimes plastic) mixed with small chips of another material, such as marble, granite or recycled materials such as broken ceramics. This gives terrazzo its signature rich, multitonal appearance.
Dansky Handcrafted LLC
Größe und der Abstand der aggregate-chips – macht einen großen Unterschied, um das Aussehen als gut.The scale of the size and the spacing of the aggregate chips – makes a big difference to the look as well.Note the difference between the look of the terrazzo floor in the first picture and the worktop shown here.The size of the aggregate changes in the impact.
Dublin Design Studio
Texture. While terrazzo can make a great job of supporting other structural elements, it can also be a way to add some visual texture to spaces that are not much else, such as a modern kitchen with flat-front cabinets and painted walls.
The subtle texture pictured on the floor is very similar to the first photo, but it becomes much more noticeable when paired with simple white cabinetry that brings a sense of inviting personality.
Bad can be a tricky place to add interesting textures. Most, if not all surfaces in a bathroom should be durable, waterproof and easy to clean. You may not be willing or able to put a brick wall in your bathroom, but adding a terrazzo tile will give a similar sense of rough texture while you stand up to all of the moisture.
Here, dark-speckled terrazzo floor tile makes a great color addition to a simple wall treating white tiles with dark joints, for a look that feels timelessly European and fresh.
Countertops. Looking for a modern countertop material with strength and style? Terrazzo has similar strength and durability to coveted quartz, but with even more options for color customization. Plus, depending on the vendor, it can be made up to a requested size or shape, rather than you cut from a plate, avoiding waste while creating a feature, like the very softly rounded corners, as shown here.
Here is another photo from the same kitchen as the previous photo. That really highlights the spots from the white to the black countertop, which would give it a more approachable, less gothic look than a pure black-counter. It pairs well with the trendy black sink and black-accented fitting, for a monochrome color scheme that adds subtle complexity and depth.
In-Residence – kitchen, bathroom, hardware
A terrazzo vanity unit like this one uses very little material to make a big statement, especially when using two different colorways to create a unique contrasting effect. To have an effect like this, choose a white-based terrazzo and another colorway with a white aggregate, so that the two tones, contrast, but also connect. It makes a great backdrop for a white sink, especially rounded off with an old brass faucet.
Fastighetsmäklare Malena Ek
If you look carefully at this photo you can see that the same terrazzo used for the backsplash is also applied to the floor, creating strong architectural appeal and a sense of real custom design.
Tabletops. Sure, a white marble table top is nice, but sometimes you want something a bit more unique to personalize your style. Try a terrazzo table top instead, or a fun terrazzo-inspired print that’s a slight alternative.
Wood. Terrazzo is a manufactured material, but the multitonal look helps, it looks very organic, like a kingdom of stone. This makes it a great companion to warm wood. It can play a supporting role while wood becomes the standout feature.
Moylan’s Design Limited
When mixing materials with terrazzo, it is often wise to choose one with a dramatic appearance to dominate, and another fine material to go with it that does not fight for attention.
In this example, the clay-in-tone terrazzo floors support the empire’s veined countertops, bringing in some of the same hues for a finer sense of harmony.
Dublin Design Studio
The modern house (the same as the green kitchen (see above) shows how you can use a continuous terrazzo floor in several rooms, but then give each area its own personality by adding inviting accents.