Terrazzo Floor Tiles
The art of terrazzo dates back centuries, with its roots in ancient mosaics. Terrazzo tiles are an evolution of this art form, consisting of a composite material made from different types of stone, marble, and glass chips. This versatile flooring material has been popular since the 1920s and is still favored today.
Our manufacturing process for terrazzo tiles involves pouring an epoxy base layer, adding crushed aggregates, and then polishing the tile until it is smooth and provides the desired level of reflectivity. At Craftsman Concrete Floors, we offer both standard terrazzo tile designs and custom tiles.
Why Choose Craftsman Concrete Floors?
At Craftsman Concrete Floors we specialize in luxury residential and commercial terrazzo installations. With nearly 25 years of experience installing decorative concrete overlays and terrazzo, we’re the preferred installer of countless designers, architects, and builders.
Our in-house design team is available at no cost. We employ well-known veterans of the decorative concrete industry, many with decades of experience. Proudly, all our employees are full-time W-2 employees receiving a living wage. At Craftsman Concrete Floors, we never subcontract jobs.
- No Square Footage Minimums
- All in-house, W-2 labor
- Servicing Texas since 1999
Terrazzo Color Samples
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Benefits Of Terrazzo Tiles
Terrazzo tiles offer many benefits that make them an attractive choice for various applications. With fast installation, high durability, stain and abrasion resistance, and minimal upkeep, terrazzo tiles are a practical and stylish choice for many use cases. Their unique texture adds visual interest to any space, while their resistance to staining and abrasion ensures their beauty will endure the test of time.
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Where to Install Terrazzo tiles
Terrazzo tiles offer incredible versatility, with applications ranging from flooring to wall panels, stairs, countertops, and backsplashes. Renowned for their durability, terrazzo tiles are popular for modern residential construction, as well as many commercial applications.
Architects and designers are encouraged to contact a Craftsman Concrete Floors representative to discuss terrazzo solutions for projects over 500 square feet. This discussion will include whether a poured terrazzo system is more practical than a terrazzo tile.
Terrazzo tiles are an excellent choice for stair landings and can be customized to match poured-in-place stair treads or adjacent thin-set terrazzo systems. Precast terrazzo tiles from Craftsman Concrete Floors are available for stair landings, typically fabricated with a 1/2″ thickness and panel sizes up to 4’x4′.
Small Commercial Projects
Terrazzo tiles offer many advantages for small commercial projects, notably reduced cost and installation times compared to poured-in-place terrazzo systems. The versatility of terrazzo tiles makes them an ideal choice for various small spaces within commercial projects, such as lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, and kitchens.
Elevator cabs can also benefit from the elegance and durability of terrazzo tiles. We use custom terrazzo tiles to match poured-in-place terrazzo systems installed adjacent to elevators.
Residential Bathrooms and Kitchens
Terrazzo tiles are a perfect choice for bathrooms and kitchens, offering durability, ease of cleaning, and resistance to water damage.Additionally, terrazzo tiles can be used as wall tiles, adding a unique touch to the walls and creating a cohesive design. Incorporating terrazzo tiles into your kitchen design adds a touch of luxury and style, making it an inviting space for cooking and entertaining.
Poured in Place Terrazzo vs. Terrazzo Tiles
Poured in place terrazzo is the traditional method of creating terrazzo floors, involving the combination of a terrazzo binder and specially selected aggregates, poured and troweled directly on a concrete slab, and then ground and polished to achieve the desired finish. This method offers increased durability and customization options, but may also be more costly and labor-intensive to install.
On the other hand, terrazzo tiles are modern approach to a similar look, with pre-manufactured or custom tiles that are easier and more cost-effective to install. However, terrazzo tiles may lack the durability of poured in place terrazzo and may be more difficult to repair or maintain.
When choosing between these two options, consider factors such as cost, installation process, and desired look to find the perfect solution for your space.
Choosing the Right Terrazzo Tile for Your Space
Selecting the right terrazzo tile for your space involves considering factors such as size, shape, and color. The type of aggregate and matrix used in the terrazzo tile will impact the overall appearance and durability, so choosing a tile that meets your specific requirements is important.
Terrazzo tile design ideas are plentiful, ranging from minimalist to modern styles or custom colorful accents. By choosing the right terrazzo tile, you can create a stunning, unique look that stands the test of time.
Minimalist style is a design aesthetic that focuses on simplicity and the use of natural materials. Terrazzo tiles with a minimalist style tend to be light and bright, featuring solid and monochromatic colors.
Incorporating terrazzo tiles in a minimalist design can create a visually appealing and serene space, ideal for those who prefer clean lines and minimal ornamentation.
Modernism is a design style that emphasizes sleek lines and geometric shapes. Terrazzo tiles are well-suited for modern design, with larger stones, contemporary color combinations, and intricate tile cuts that can create bolder designs.
Incorporating terrazzo tiles into a modern design can result in a sophisticated and elegant space that showcases the unique beauty of this material.
Terrazzo tiles offer a wide range of color options, allowing you to create colorful accents within your design. Craftsman Concrete Tiles offer shades of gray, blue, green, yellow, and other colors, enabling you to create the perfect accents for your space.
By incorporating colorful terrazzo tiles into your design, you can add visual interest and a touch of personality to any room.
Custom Aggregate Mixtures
Custom aggregate mixtures consist of various combinations of materials used to create a distinctive appearance for terrazzo tiles. These mixtures may include natural stones like marble and onyx and other aggregates such as quartz, granite, and pebbles.
At Craftsman Concrete Floors, our in-house design team can help you to select a custom aggregate mixture, creating a unique and visually appealing terrazzo tile that perfectly complements your design aesthetic.
Recycled LEED-certified aggregates
Recycled LEED-certified aggregates refer to materials that have been recycled and certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for use in terrazzo tiles. These aggregates, such as recycled glass and concrete, enable the production of a more sustainable and eco-friendly product.
Utilizing recycled LEED-certified aggregates in terrazzo tiles can help decrease the ecological impact of the product, reduce waste directed to landfills, and potentially lower the cost of the product, as they are usually more affordable than using new materials.
Glass aggregates are small fragments of glass used to create a distinctive aesthetic in terrazzo tiles. Recycled mirror glass, plate glass, cobalt blue glass, brown-amber glass, and green glass are popular options for modern terrazzo projects.
When incorporating glass aggregates into your terrazzo tile design, consider the size, color, and type of glass used to achieve the desired look.
Frequently Asked Questions about Terrazzo Tiles
Our Terrazzo Tiles come in 12″x12″, 24″ x 24″, 24″ x 48″ and 48″ x 48″ sizes. Custom sizes are also available.
Most modern terrazzo tiles are installed between 3/8″ and 1/2″ in thickness.
Most terrazzo tiles cost between $12 and $40 a square foot.