Update: There is a new line — different material, “terrazzo look” (not true terrazzo) — here.
- >> Here’s another company we found and featured in 2016: Terrazzio terrazzo floor tiles in 14 colors.
- Note, there may both other makers of such tile, especially given terrazzo’s resurgence in popularity — I have not done more research on the topic.
Update: This story was originally published in 2009 and since then, Daltile seems to have discontinued this product. Meanwhile, I will keep the text of this 2009 Daltile story up for historical purposes:
Daltile snuck these in on me: Authentic terrazzo tiles. Terrazzo is a wonderful authentic retro product for mid-century renovations — and this is the first product of its kind that I have seen. To be sure, buying terrazzo tiles is gonna be a lot easier than trying to find someone to lay a complete (albeit seamless) terrazzo floor. These terrazzo tiles are available in many color ways, as either 12″-, 16″-, or 24″-squares. The 24″ squares are almost an inch thick.
It looks like Daltile is specifying these for living area floors — not bathrooms or kitchens or places where water would likely spill and the terrazzo could get slippery. Always check manufacturers’ specifications for recommended uses. And, you can put them on walls. Remember, this is essentially polished marble — the terrazzo are ‘marble chips’. In my mind, terrazzo always has been a floor most appropropriate for warm climates … it’s a cold surface. In fact, get yourself a 24″ square of this tile – and you could use it to roll out pie crusts, I bet! Many thanks to reader Kimberly — a new homeowner (woo hoo!) for spotting these tiles first, I saw them in her flickr photostream. Can’t wait to see your house, K!