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Terrazzo look porcelain tile for as little as $6 / sq.ft.

terazio floor tileTerrazzo flooring has experienced a tremendous revival in recent years, so it’s no surprise that we’re now also seeing proxies made in other materials. This “Terazio™” floor tile — shown in reader Julie’s bathroom — is actually a glazed porcelain tile with a digitally-printed terrazzo design. It comes in two sizes and four colorways and is available at Big Box stores. Right now, I see it starting at $5.29/sq. ft. at Lowes. There seems to be a growing number of companies selling similar, faux terrazzo floor tiles today.

terazio floor tileMany thanks to Julie for sending in this tip, along with the photos (above) from her bathroom and the Emser showroom. She said:

Hi, We had to gut our bathroom and wanted to put some aspects back that gave a nod to mid century modern. We found these “Terazio™” porcelain tiles.  We thought it was unusual for a porcelain tile. The color we chose was “Gesso” in the 12×24 size.

terrazio palladio
Terazio Bianco shown on the Emser website – a classic light white terrazzo pretender.

From the Emser website:

Terazio™ is an alluring recreation of quartz-like attributes in a durable porcelain tile. High-definition inkjets create natural speckled variations on the surface in neutral earth tones. Available in various shapes and sizes, Terazio provides a smooth, luminous finish for residential and commercial floors, walls, countertops, and kitchen and bath applications.

terazio palladio
And I quite like this Terazio Palladio shown on the Emser website — very 70s, I’d say — very funky!

I will also add — googling around, I see that this concept — ceramic tile designed to look like terrazzo — is super popular among many manufacturers today. Google ‘terrazzo porcelain tile’ and lots comes up. 

You can get the look in resilient tile too, as in this Tarkett Azterra 12″ Vinyl Enhanced Tile. Note: Fritztile is now gone from the market.

Find out more about this terrazzo-look tile:

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  1. PJ Chartrand says:

    Love these, thank you so much for the information that they exist, adding them to the list of possible for the bathroom reno.

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      I just type the words Emser Terazio into google and the links to Lowes (and other locations where the tile is sold) come right up. I don’t want to add direct links because they typically get moved a lot on the big box store sites.

  2. Sarah says:

    Daltile also has a Portfolio Confetti line with seven different colors – three with neutral bases (although the white has fun colored flecks!) and four with bright base colors, including blue, red, yellow, and green!

    There’s a more authentic terrazzo tile product, Terrazzio, but (not surprisingly) it’s much more expensive than tile.

  3. Joe says:

    This article inspired us to look at porcelain tile instead of the more popular LVT to replace the LR, DR, and hall carpeting in our 1957 flat roof contemporary here in the Chicago suburbs. There were a few terrazzo patterns we liked, but we ended up with a beautiful travertine-look porcelain from Lint tile, called “Pietra Roma” https://linttile.com/pietra-roma/. Like the terrazzo, very period appropriate and the tiles have some texture characteristic of travertine so pretty slip resistant. Installed over concrete floors.

    Much richer looking, less upkeep, better wearing than LVT, more expensive, but no regrets. So thanks Pam and other commenters for steering us to a happy remodeling conclusion.

    1. pam kueber says:

      Hi Joe, thanks for the tip. Reminder to all readers: Do your own research / consult with pros on issues like slip resistance.

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