Terrazzo Tiles: The Ultimate Sustainable Tile Flooring

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Why Marble Systems terrazzo tiles are the ultimate in sustainable tile flooring?

Terrazzo is crated from marble scraps, recycled glass chips and cement, which are melded to form a tile. These recycled tiles are just as beautiful as its less sustainable counterparts, if not more so.

Soft Matte Terrazzo Tile 8x8

Soft Matte Terrazzo Tile

Steel Honed Terrazzo Tile 24x24

Steel Honed Terrazzo Tile


It’s this recycled aspect of terrazzo’s production that makes it the number one choice for interior designers, builders and homeowners looking to design and reside in spaces that are sustainable.

One of the wonderful things about terrazzo is that no tile is the same. Because the material is created by mixing a variety of other materials, you’ll often find flecks of color at random, which only adds to the charm.

What You Need to Know About Terrazzo

Terrazzo tiles are certainly one of the more characterful tiles out there, and they come with a host of surprises that you might not expect from a recycled material.

Here’s what you need to know about terrazzo:

It’s incredibly hard-wearing

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Just like its natural stone alternatives, terrazzo is very hard wearing, which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas.

These tiles are often used in entranceways, lobbies and kitchens. These tiles do not scratch or crack easily, so you can rest assured that when you choose terrazzo, you’re choosing a material that will last for years to come.

It doesn’t have any grout lines

Terrazzo tiles have a completely flat edge, unlike other tiles, which means they sit seamlessly alongside each other without moving. This is one of the many reasons people choose terrazzo. This aspect of the design can also help to create a space seem bigger thanks to the edge-less illusion.


It comes in a variety of colorways

Even though terrazzo is a combination of several materials, there are still a variety of colorways to choose from, just like if you were shopping for ceramic or porcelain tiles.

Our range of terrazzo includes graphite, linen and mint-colored tiles, and there many more hues available.

It’s very versatile

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Because of the variety of terrazzo tiles available, it’s suitable for almost any room. Cool blue tones work beautifully in a bathroom, particularly when two tones are set next to each other, while neutral, sandy hues are a wonderful choice for the kitchen.

You can use terrazzo for floors, walls and surfaces.


Terrazzo tiles are easy to maintain

Terrazzo isn’t porous, which means it’s not susceptible to staining, like natural stone. You don’t need to worry about spills or sealing your floor every 12 months.

All you need to do to maintain a terrazzo tile floor is to mop it with warm water every now and then, and it’ll stay looking as good as new.

A Note From Marble Systems Design Team :

One of our favorite ways to lay terrazzo tiles is in a checkerboard pattern. Select two complementing shades, like our cloud and azure tiles, and lay them in a one-on, one-off pattern for an impactful finish.

Consider using high-contrast tones, like graphite and off-white, to further enhance your space.

Discover our full range of terrazzo tiles here. With our tile store San Francisco, you can find the perfect tile for your space.

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