Timeless and modern terrazzo tiles
While the origins of Terrazzo tiles go all the way back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt, the version known and loved around the world hails from 16thcentury Italy. Created as a method to reuse and upcycle off cuts of marble and other beautiful materials, it has become a mainstay in the world of high-end tiling. Whether it be with large, bold chunks of marble and granite, small specks throughout the tile, or a mixture of the two, each piece is one of a kind and unique.
While the style goes through the ebbs and flows of popularity and trends, there’s no doubt that this material is timeless. As a link back to those warm cultures making use of every little bit of precious stone, the resourceful nature does not detract from the worth. Instead, it builds a story of care and preservation, of embracing the imperfect and finding its space within our homes to bring a smile to our faces.
How Are Terrazzo Tiles Made?
Making terrazzo tiles takes time and dedication, an effort that we love to showcase. Each tile is hand cast, perfect for bespoke designs, and requires careful attention to detail to ensure consistency with the mix and colours within. After preparation, this mix is laid out, rolled flat and trowlled to ensure an even surface before it is left to harden for at least three days. Then, and only then, are they cut, ground and polished to perfection.