Published : 08/06/2019 00:00:00
Categories : Latest Trends
Terrazzo, a type of stone composed of natural raw materials such as marble, granite, crystals and shells, has been around for thousands of years. It came to prominence in the 1920s with the Art Deco and Moderne style movements because of its distinctive geometric speckles. Perhaps the most famous application of terrazzo is the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which honours celebrities in the form of coral-pink terrazzo stars embedded into a charcoal terrazzo background.
Each piece of terrazzo tile is unique, coming in a variety of aggregate raw materials, sizes and colours. This customisability means that terrazzo provides unlimited design possibilities to suit any style, be it bright and bold or monochromatic elegance. Due to its rich textural quality and durability, terrazzo has been widely used in high-traffic commercial and industrial contexts, such as shopping centres, airports, hotels, and restaurants. These unique features make terrazzo an extremely versatile stone, suitable for applications in bathrooms, kitchens, benchtops, and flooring. To suit these different applications and achieve your desired look, our range of HD Terrazzo is produced in three distinct finishes: honed, polished, and leathered.
What distinguishes HD Terrazzo from other generic terrazzo is that it is high-density and cement-based, forged via high-frequency vibrations and compression in a vacuum environment, utilising the latest Italian technology. This makes HD Terrazzo highly durable and stain/scratch-resistant, making it perfect for high-traffic areas. HD Terrazzo is also perfect for bathrooms because of its extremely low water absorption in comparison with regular terrazzo, meaning HD Terrazzo is much easier to clean and maintain. Due to its antimicrobial and non-toxic properties, HD Terrazzo stone is both NSF certified and UL GREENGUARD Gold certified. This makes it ideal for use in environments that require high standards of hygiene such as commercial kitchens, hospitals, laboratories and schools.
With its limitless design potential, Terrazzo is a timelessly versatile stone. For more ideas on how you may incorporate HD Terrazzo into your designs, please feel free to speak to our in-house architects and interior designers today. To find out more about the unrivalled features and high safety standards of HD Terrazzo, click here.