Ev­ery­thing ter­razo is new again

Re­cy­cled ma­te­rial has been re­born in brighter colours and of­ten with big­ger chips of stone for a fresher look

StarMetro Calgary - - BOOKS DAILY LIFE - De­bra Nor­ton

Ter­razzo is back. The speck­led floor ma­te­rial is hav­ing some­thing of a re­nais­sance — ac­cord­ing to Pin­ter­est, saves for ter­razzo are up 316 per cent — but with a fresh, mod­ern spin that pairs per­fectly with clean and sim­ple decor. The flecked ma­te­rial, as we know it, is cen­turies old, de­vel­oped more than 500 years ago by Vene­tian work­ers as a way to use up dis­carded mar­ble rem­nants, mak­ing it one of the first re­cy­cled prod­ucts. Ter­razzo is made of chips of mar­ble, stone, glass, gran­ite or other hard sub­stances, set in ce­ment or epoxy to bind it to­gether and then pol­ished to give it a smooth fin­ish. It’s known to be durable, low-main­te­nance and eas­ily cus­tom­iz­a­ble.

STRUCTUBE

Add a splash of chic speck­led style to your kitchen with an AZZO ter­razzo board.

SIMONS

Brighten up the boudoir with colour­ful, speck­led cot­ton bed­ding like this ter­razzo du­vet set from La Mai­son Simons.

KATIE GILLIES SUR­FACE DE­SIGN

Katie Gillies uses Jes­monite (an acrylic- and resin-based sub­stance) that has been pig­mented with added colour­ful flecks to cre­ate her ter­razzo style coast­ers.

ROOSTERY

Toss a ter­razzo print cush­ion like this Cata­lan throw pil­low onto your sofa or bed for a look that is spot on.

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