What is Terrazzo Flooring?

Terrazzo flooring is popular for those seeking a unique finish that’s eye-catching and bound to leave a remarkable impression on guests. It is durable and affordable and “gives an artisanal feel to home interiors.” First popping up on ancient Egyptian mosaics, it soared in popularity during 16th-century Italy, being used for stone offcuts.


It’s essentially pieces of marble, granite, glass, and quartz set into cement. Terrazzo flooring is also very versatile and can be used indoors or out. It comes in many colors and is usually purchased in convenient tile form for easy installation.


Terrazzo is also easy to maintain and has a life span surpassing many other flooring types. To keep your terrazzo floors looking their best, sweep, mop, and vacuum them regularly. Using a cleaning solution with a neutral pH balance is highly recommended to remove any stains or streaks. However, steer clear of harsh or acidic chemicals as they’ll cause damage to your terrazzo. After cleaning, restore the floor’s natural shine with a gentle buff with a soft cloth.


At The Floor Store we know just how much new flooring can dramatically improve and update the look and feel of your home, and we are here to help!