Terrazzo 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.
Many 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.
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.
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:
- Emser Terazio tile
- Read all my flooring stories here.
- Also very interesting: How today’s digitial ink-jet printing is changing the world of tile.