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Talib McCreery
Talib McCreery
Assistant Editor

What Is Terrazzo and How Can It Benefit Your Bathroom Design?

Are you looking to redesign your bathroom? If you’re looking for a versatile material that you can place in various places in your bathroom, think about using Terrazzo. You may be thinking that Terrazzo is from the ’80s but if you do some research on the upgrades that are happening with the material you’ll see that Terrazzo is making a comeback. Terrazzo is becoming the go-to material to remodel your bathroom. It is stylish and less expensive than other similar materials.

What Is Terrazzo?

What is Terrazzo made of? Well, it isn’t only one substance, it is cuts of any precious stone or glass mixed into a binding material such as resin or concrete. You can use the material to build bathtubs, flooring or walls. In bathrooms, Terrazzo can be both practical and glamorous. When mixed with precious stones or marble bathrooms can be transformed from a boring bathroom into a work of art.

Terrazzo For Flooring

If you’re planning on remodeling your flooring don’t even think about putting in any other flooring type than Terrazzo. Terrazzo flooring is inexpensive and can be mixed with marble to give your bathroom that upgrade you’ve been looking for. Match your flooring to your backsplash and make your bathroom look and feel as though it was customized just for your home. If you’re worried about your floor being too slippery, ensure that your contractor installs an anti-slip coating. The coating is placed over your flooring and lasts for the lifetime of the flooring.

Terrazzo In Bathtubs

Standalone bathtubs are sleek, elegant, and don’t always have to be made of ceramic. Freestanding bathtubs typically have a higher cost due to the weight of the tub. Although Terrazzo isn’t any less heavy than other materials, it is definitely less expensive. You can find these large soaker tubs anywhere from $500 to up to $5,000 depending on the material the Terrazzo is composed of. For instance, a marble mix would be more costly than a mix with rose quartz. Terrazzo standalone tubs can be customized to match your existing flooring or you can match your current Terrazzo flooring to your tub. Ensure that if you’re putting a soaker tub into your second story bathroom that you’ve got the space to get the tub into the bathroom and the floor is reinforced. The last thing you’d want to happen is your expensive tub falling through your roof causing damage and even bodily harm.

Terrazzo As Bathtub Walls

No kitchen goes without a jazzy backsplash these days, why would you consider putting up a boring bathtub wall? If you’ve chosen to have a ceramic tub or even a Terrazzo tub installed traditionally, installing a Terrazzo inspired bathtub wall paired with a glass shower screen will make your bathroom space look more elegant. Glass shower screens can be custom-fit to accommodate any space and shows off the beauty of your Terrazzo bathtub walls for you and your guests to enjoy.

Terrazzo is definitely back in style and whether you would like to keep an elegant look or glimmer up your bathroom accessories with some shine, terrazzo has got you covered! Matching your flooring, bathtub, and bathtub walls is simple with terrazzo. Be sure to get a knowledgeable and experienced installer to ensure that your newly installed flooring is coated correctly with the anti-slip material so that your family stays safe. 

Don’t be shy to ask your contractor for photos of previous jobs they’ve done and research materials you would like incorporated into your terrazzo mix. Add the finishing touches like bathroom screens and countertops to your bathroom and you’ll be good to go for at least 15 years!