What are terrazzo tiles and why do they look so unique? Terrazzo tiles are made of a concrete base or a resin base mixed with little chips of another material such as granite, marble or ceramic. This versatility is what makes these tiles unique as manufacturers can mix and match may materials and come up with different final products. Terrazzo tiles can be incorporated into most interior décor designs and look beautiful. Read on to find out how you can do this.
1. Incorporate Warm Colours and Tones in Your Design
Terrazzo look tiles pair well with warm color schemes because they can appear ‘cold’. These tiles come in cool and neutral colors that you can brighten up with flashes of color in your interior design. Pick a color scheme that has bright, bold colors such as pink, yellow and green. You can also play with different shades of the same color. Terrazzo tiles have a slightly reflective surface and will reflect a bit of that color to the rest of the room.
2. Incorporate Stone and Wood into Your Design
Even though terrazzo tiles are manufactured, their multi-toned look makes them appear very organic like they are made of stone. This enables them to complement the wood very well. In this instance, the wood furniture becomes the standout feature and tiles act as a good backdrop. Terrazzo tiles also work well with stone interior decorations. When choosing stone ornaments to go with these tiles, opt for subtler materials that have a more dramatic appearance to prevent them from clashing with the tiles.
3. Incorporate Soft Textures into Your Design
Terrazzo tiling can make a room feel very cold. For some, this is the intended effect and you can lean into it or you can try to use texture to make it look warmer. Velvet is a fabric that gives a room a luxurious feel and softens up a room. You can have velvet couches, rugs or if you’re really tactful, like curtains. There are many other textiles that have the same effect and with a bit of research, you can use textures to your advantage.
Discuss Your Interior Design Project with a Pro
Interior design can be very daunting especially if you are doing it alone. Let us help with your tiling. At Sydney tile gallery we have an extensive catalog of tiles that you can choose from. If you are unsure of what kind of tile you want for your project, we have consultants that can help you get the right tile. So, get in touch with us today and let’s discuss your tiling project.
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