The terrazzo for modern decoration and renovations
Yes, even if you still do not believe it and you rub your eyes as if it were a nightmare, the terrazzo as material will become furor next year and you will end up seeing it in the soup.
What is terrazzo?
The terrazzo is a composite of hardened cement on the surface of which aggregates are added as marble or crushed stones combined with pigments that give it the dominant color, although at present other materials such as epoxy resins are also used. It usually comes in tiles and polished finish, although it can also be applied continuously, if done directly on site.
Decoration trends 2017 – terrazzo
It is said that this material originated in Venice, where in the mid-fifteenth century began to be used as a way to take advantage of the leftover pieces of marble constructions. Hard, resistant and very practical (it is one of the materials with less needs of conservation), it is valid both for interior and exterior.
How to apply it to the decoration?
Although so far used mainly in pavements, by 2017 we will see in many areas and supports, becoming a decorative material.
The terrazzo can be found of very fine grain, medium grain or with large stones . It is already a matter of taste to choose one or the other.
Traditionally the terrazzo we have seen fundamentally in sand tones, whitish or pulling cream or soft oranges. However, in this new batch, manufacturers can choose from a wide range of tones, including roses, black, turquoise or multicolor.
Given its hardness and low maintenance, the natural habitat of the terrazzo will remain the pavements. To give it an air more elegant than before, it is recommended to opt for grayish tones that accompany perfectly with any furniture or decorative element. And for those who want something more original, irregular distributions of the grain or specific drawings can be made.
In addition to the pavements, the terrazzo will be used throughout 2017 in the coating of bathroom walls and kitchen fronts , due to its great resistance to humidity. As applications somewhat different to what we are accustomed, we will see also in bathroom furniture and kitchen countertops.
Other supports, such as stairs, lamps will not escape their influence, especially if you want to enhance their effect, opting in this case for daring and colorful designs. Likewise, we will see designs of the most creative, in which the complete lining of rooms (floors, ceilings and walls) will create very powerful visual effects.
It is such an influence that the terrazzo will create this 2017 that its aesthetics is already being applied in home accessories such as tablecloths, vases, stools, vases and even shower curtains. But the funniest thing about it is that its tentacles already reach elements that have nothing to do with the home, adopting it as a graphic motif in collections of textiles and accessories that have nothing to do with this material, such as bags, notebooks or covers Of mobile.
In short, a whole world of the terrazzo that you’ll get tired of hearing about this year. Will you dare put it in your house?