Terrazzo flooring adds personality to your home and can be used anywhere from the living room to the bathroom. In the latest lookbook, we have collected 10 interiors that make effective use of sturdy materials.
Durable and easy to clean, terrazzo has been used to make floors for centuries since composites were first born in Venice.
Traditionally, it consisted of a block of marble or granite set in cement with a ground and a polished surface, but modern resin-based versions come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and formations. Made possible.
This lookbook features living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and terrazzo floors of stairs in a variety of shades and styles.
This is the latest summary of the Dezeen Lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration to the home. Earlier lookbooks featured interiors with conversation pits, glass block walls, and wooden panels.
Greek Achladies house by Lydia Xynogala
Located on a hillside overlooking the sea on the Greek island of Skiathos, the house has an impressive aquamarine terrazzo floor throughout.
Architect Lydia Shinogara wanted to take advantage of the region’s history by using the material in conjunction with the rendering of marble and plaster.
Learn more about Achladies’ homes›
Ray Ray House in Australia by Austin Mayner Architects
Terrazzo floors were used in the common area of this large family home in Melbourne, designed by Austin Mayner Architects.
The combination of wooden paneling, white walls and ceiling creates a bright and open space.
Find out more about RaeRae House›
House C-DF, Belgium, by Graux & Baeyens Architecten
The Belgian studio Graux & Baeyens Architecten used terrazzo floors throughout the extension of Ghent to the townhouses along this canal, in contrast to the old wooden floorboards.
In the bathroom, fresh white terrazzo stretches to the wall, forming a bathtub and double sink.
Find out more about House C-DF›
British White Rabbit House by Gandley & Ducker
Diagonal checkerboard terrazzo floors and stairs welcome visitors to this home in northern London, renovated by Gundry & Ducker.
Terrazzo is paired with green walls and railings as part of a studio attempt to create a “modern interpretation of a Georgian house.”
Terrazzo was also used to cover the rear extensions.
Learn more about White Rabbit House›
Brown Box, Vietnam, Limdim House Studio
This Vietnam apartment was used with terrazzo floors and curved walls and arched niches to create a space described by the design team as “calm” and “calm”.
Trango Chimai, founder of Lindim House Studios, said:
“Physically, terrazzo feels cooler, especially in the tropics, because it’s harder, shiny, and more heat-dissipating than wooden floors,” she added.
Learn more about Brown Box ›
Victoria Road, Northern Ireland, Hall Mac Night
Terrazotiles made of black marble shavings provide a floor for the living area of this house in Hollywood, Northern Ireland, designed by Hall McKnight.
The color of the charcoal contrasts boldly with the white-painted walls and ceiling.
Learn more about Victoria Road ›
By House P, China, MDDM Studios
MDDM Studio dotted colorful terrazzo floors made of green, orange and beige stone throughout this bright Beijing apartment, including the base of the stairs and the bathroom.
Along with the walls painted in bright yellow, the material is softened with cement floors and white fixtures to create a vibrant color palette designed for young families living in the home.
“We wanted to use a material that could combine floor and ceiling cement finishes with yellow walls,” MDDM co-founder Momo Andrea Destro told Dezeen.
Learn more about House P›
House BL, Belgium, by Graux & Baeyens Architecten
Belgian custom Graux & Baeyens Architecten refurbished and expanded the 1960s chalet as a family home for one of the studio’s co-founders.
Terrazzo covers the floor of the interior, including the sunken living space, contributing to a calm and natural color scheme, creating a beautiful backdrop for the works of art and sculptural furniture on display at home.
Find out more about HouseBL›
Mài Apartment, Vietnam, Whale Design Lab
Made of large white marble chunks, this unusual terrazzo was chosen by the Whale Design Lab to give this Ho Chi Minh City duplex a modernist atmosphere.
The studio told Dezeen that this material was popular in Vietnamese cities when modernist architecture was introduced in southern Vietnam in the 1950s and 1960s.
Terrazzo with fine spots of aggregate was also used on the floors and walls of the rest of the house.
Find out more about Mài Apartment ›
Scullion Architects contrasted white terrazzo floors with stained glass oak panels for this greenhouse-like extension to the 1930s cicadas on the outskirts of Dublin.
The studio took the materials commonly found in houses built during the period and sought to adapt their uses in an unconventional way.
Learn more about Churchtown›
This is the latest summary of a series of lookbooks that provide visual inspiration to your home. Check out the previous lookbook with interiors featuring conversation pits, glass block walls and wooden panels.