Terrazzo Takes Center Stage: Discover the Modern Revival of a Classic Material

When it comes to flooring, there are plenty of options to choose from. But one material that’s making a comeback is Terrazzo, a centuries-old material with more than 500 years of history. Durable, low-maintenance, and beautiful Terrazzo is gaining popularity among architects and designers alike.

Derived from the Italian word “terrazzo,” Terrazzo is a type of flooring technique that involves embedding small pieces of marble or stone in concrete and then polishing the surface. Terrazzo was invented out of necessity as a practical solution to reuse discarded marble remnants and other recycled materials, making it one of the first “green” flooring options.

Originally used for outdoor areas and terraces, Terrazzo has transitioned into interior spaces, finding its place in countertops, walls, and, of course, flooring.

Here, we’ll cover the ins and outs of Terrazzo to help you decide if it’s the right fit for your project. We’ll also feature some of Riad Tile’s Terrazzo options to show you how versatile and beautiful this material can be.

Benefits of Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a beautiful and durable material, but it can be expensive and time-consuming to install. Terrazzo tile offers a more affordable alternative to traditional Terrazzo flooring, and it comes in various sizes and colors.

Here are some of the benefits of Terrazzo tile:

What climate is Terrazzo best suited for?

Terrazzo is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, making it a versatile option for any climate. However, depending on the climate, there are a few things to remember when choosing Terrazzo for your project.

Where can Terrazzo be used?

Now that we’ve covered the basics of Terrazzo, let’s talk about where you can use it! Terrazzo tile is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of applications, including:



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Terrazzo is easy to clean and maintain, making it a popular choice for bathroom floors and walls. We love how it looks paired with a modern, minimalist design.

Dog Washes


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Speaking of bathrooms, Terrazzo is perfect for pet-friendly spaces as well. Just check out this luxe dog wash station by @keeleytorodesign.

Outdoor Spaces

Terrazzo tiles can transform outdoor patios, create stunning pool decks, and even add a touch of luxury to outdoor showers.



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Terrazzo is stylish and durable, making it an ideal option for kitchen counters, backsplashes, floors, and walls. Plus, cleaning up spills and splatters is easy — something every home cook can appreciate.


Terrazzo stairs can be customized with a non-slip surface to ensure safety and add an artistic touch to any staircase.

So, there you have it! Terrazzo is a versatile, durable, and stylish material for several applications. Whether you’re looking for a new kitchen floor, bathroom countertop, or accent wall, Terrazzo might be the ticket. 

What are you waiting for? Check out our gallery of Terrazzo inspiration and start dreaming up your next project!