While terrazzo has been around for thousands of years, the beauty and textural quality of modern terrazzo have made them a popular choice for modern designs. And the benefits don’t stop there. These are the other reasons terrazzo is turning heads and why we decided to introduce this to our new iPhone case collection.
Terrazzo is regarded as one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials. It’s typically made from a mixture of recycled glass and natural aggregates such as marble, granite, and quartz, which provide it’s unique speckled look and is held together by a resin or concrete base. It is then polished, honed, or sandblasted depending on your desired finish. That is a big reason why we chose terrazzo as well, due to its environmentally friendly aspect.
Ancient terrazzo is remarkably analogous to modern cementitious terrazzo, almost to the point of indistinguishability. Some of the earliest terrazzo-like floors created almost 10,000 years ago still exist in the middle east today. Terrazzo is extremely durable and is more resistant than other tile materials.
In addition to their durability, terrazzo pieces come in many styles and are timeless that suit every style from traditional to contemporary, as well as sporty.
Each piece of terrazzo is truly unique, plus it comes in just about every color imaginable as custom colors and mixes can be made– from eye-popping hues to natural tones so anything from a modern monochromatic look to an artistic mosaic design can be achieved.
Terrazzo is durable enough to last a lifetime, it requires very little maintenance and simply never goes out of style. In comparison to marble and semi-precious stones, terrazzo holds great value for how unique and beautiful the look is. And....we have to emphasize how eco-friendly it is!