Hyperion Tiles takes on the terrazzo trend

Hyperion Tiles explores the story of the terrazzo tile – where to use them, how to care for them, along with a few high-quality alternatives…

entrance hall with chair and plant and Bert & May course terrazzo style tiles on the floor

Terrazzo is a composite material that tends to consist of marble chips, quartz, glass, granite or shell and can provide the perfect way to add pattern to your project. These tiles aren’t just suitable for flooring – they can also be used for walls, backsplashes and kitchen units. Certain terrazzo tiles can be used to add personality to exterior projects, such as patios and precast furniture. Hyperion Tiles offer a huge range of these tiles featuring original coloured flecks, along with terrazzo effect alternatives.

There are two types of terrazzo available: pre-cast and poured in place. Pre-cast is the most common option, while poured in place is custom created onsite for a more unique finish featuring distinctive coloured flecks. Terrazzo tiles are available in virtually unlimited colour and material options. and can be customised to create a bespoke design.

bathroom with terrazzo style tiles on floor and wall, orange basin and blue wall

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“This tile style originates from 16th century Italy, however their origins date all the way back to mosaics in ancient Egypt,” explained Richard Skeoch, Director, Hyperion Tiles. “What was once a way in which to reuse and recycle marble and other material off-cuts, terrazzo has become a popular choice for an entire range of high-end tiling applications.”

The versatile Bert & May Coarse Terrazzo Tile is ideal for busy entrances, such as boutique hotel lobbies, while the Floorify Verona FO23 Terrrazzo Big Vinyl Tiles look just like the real thing and are perfect for areas with high traffic including breakfast rooms. Mimicking the appearance of perfectly poured concrete, the Minoli Viceversa Veneziano VV20 Brushed 80 x 80cm porcelain tiles feature deliciously deep multi-tone layers of colour and can be used on interior walls and floors in ensuite bathrooms.

open plan bedroom and bathroom with bamboo screen behind free standing bath and terrazzo floor

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While terrazzo began life primarily as a trend for flooring, it is can be used in so many other ways. It is a versatile surface which is perfect for creating a seamless finish by laying the same terrazzo tiles on a room’s walls and floor. Experiment with a stylish feature wall, or upgrade your interiors with a statement kitchen worktop, island or backsplash.

If properly installed and, where necessary, correctly sealed, terrazzo tiles are easy to maintain. It is a durable and hardwearing surface, but still needs regular cleaning to keep it looking its best. Sweep or vacuum these floors regularly and try to use coasters and trivets to protect terrazzo countertops and surfaces. It’s good practice to clean up any spills promptly.

The highly skilled team at Hyperion Tiles are available for expert advice on terrazzo tiles, with technical know-how and in-depth knowledge and work closely with homeowners, designers, specifiers and architects. You can peruse and buy comprehensive collections of more than 15,000 types of tiles, flooring and wall panels and bathroom accessories for residential and commercial projects online or simply visit the Ascot showroom.

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