If you’re looking for something a bit different in terms of bathroom wall ideas, terrazzo tiles may be the answer. Fascinating, on-trend, vibrant, textured… and it’s also functional.
Getting terrazzo tiles in bathrooms right is a skill – here, we walk you through the process of selecting everything from the appropriate color scheme to the perfect material, with a little assistance from the professionals.
Combine several terrazzo tiles styles
Terrazzo outdoor tiles may be subtly adorned – and by doing so, you can include a variety of various kinds or appearances of this beautifully textured material. This allows for the combination of bathroom floor tile ideas with contrasting terrazzo tiles on other surfaces.
Terrazzo tiles come in a variety of forms, but the most genuine terrazzo tiles are made of cement or resin.
The flooring is a cementitious terrazzo tile, which is very durable and comfortable underfoot but needs yearly resealing. The chequerboard installation is an ingenious aesthetic approach for softening the effect of terrazzo tiles.
The striking basin is made of resin-based terrazzo tiles, which are available in a variety of vibrant hues and have a smoother, more sanitary surface that is easier to clean and less prone to cracking than cement-based terrazzo tiles, with no sealing needed.
Coordinate the wall and floor to maximize the effect.
Studio Ogee extends the terrazzo tiles down the wall and over the floor in a bathroom, creating a stunning focal point – an excellent design if you’re looking for contemporary bathroom ideas.
‘We like working with terrazzo tiles, and one of its primary advantages is its adaptability,’ exclaims Nicoline Sandwith, director of Studio Ogee. ‘It works on so many levels in terms of pattern, color, dynamism, and movement. ‘From a distance, the speckles virtually disappear, creating a very crisp and flawless appearance that’s ideal for a contemporary bathroom.’
Additionally, the designer has feminized terrazzo tiles by matching the tile’s faint powder pink granules to the paint hue on the door.
Terrazzo tiles may be used to enliven tiny bathrooms.
Allow the terrazzo tiles to speak for themselves by opting for basic monochromatic fixtures and furnishings, as Simply Bathrooms Ltd has done in this tiny but striking bathroom.
‘We never avoid color in a tiny bathroom because it adds great dimension to a small space,’ director Neil Harrold explains. ‘The natural patterning of the terrazzo tiles provides interest and color without requiring an excessively complex design including several tile types.
‘A practical advantage of terrazzo tiles is that the pattern extends all the way through, making cut edges just as attractive as the face of the tile, which is ideal for shower storage niches.’ Click here to read about How to lay terrazzo tiles in 5 simple steps.
Make a statement with large-scale terrazzo tiles.
Are you looking for modern terrazzo tiles bathrooms? The specks’ size is critical. Max Lamb wanted to ‘highlight the stoniness of stone’ while designing Marmoreal for Dzek by utilizing the biggest aggregates available as the main marbles.
‘This expansive size accentuates the texture and color nuances of each stone more than conventional terrazzo tiles,’ says Brent Dzekciorius, creator of Dzeko. ‘It is a delicate balance between the natural and artificial worlds. Marmoreal’s random patterning generates warm natural energy and may be utilized as a focal point on floors and walls, as seen in this Berlin shower room by David Kohn Architects, or as a complement to more muted interiors through complementing elements such as fireplace hearths.’
Utilize terrazzo tiles to create a tiny, singular focal point.
Are you smitten with terrazzo tiles bathrooms but fearful that yours may seem too chaotic? Contain it by investing in a single focal point. This is an excellent addition to your list of master bathroom ideas since it will serve as a focal point without overwhelming the space.
‘Flecked with various hues, a terrazzo tiles basin is a fascinating way to coordinate paint colors and brassware finishes,’ says Kirsten Wain, West One Bathrooms designer. Darker flecks on the basin complement the black brassware in this case, but brushed brass would also work nicely for a more subtle aesthetic.
If a basin remains unappealing, look for terrazzo tiles accessories like toothbrush holders, soap pumps, and trays.
Utilize practical porcelain tiles that resemble terrazzo tiles.
If you’re searching for a fresh twist on bathroom tile ideas, consider replicating terrazzo tiles with similar porcelain tiles, which cost about half as much per square meter as conventional terrazzo tiles and need much less care.
‘Traditional terrazzo tiles often have limits in terms of cost and tile thickness, which may limit its use,’ says Louisa Morgan of Mandarin Stone. ‘Porcelain tiles inspired by terrazzo tiles are the ideal method to get the aesthetic impact of classic terrazzo tiles while maintaining the practicality of a porcelain tile. Through the use of cleverly printed images on porcelain, a highly durable material is created that is accessible in thin thicknesses and requires no care.’
Consider going dark for a more refined look.
We’re all acquainted with terrazzo tiles‘ whimsical side – hey, vintage fun in ice cream colors – but dim the lights and terrazzo tiles bathrooms become much more elegant and grown-up – ideal for spa bathroom ideas.
Biasol, a Melbourne-based company, created this ensuite to be completely immersive, using rich black Eventide terrazzo tiles from local business Fibonacci Stone on the flooring and walls. As a consequence, the effect is both striking and cocooning.
‘Chiaroscuro, which translates as “bright-dark” in Italian, inspired and drove the design language as we combined natural light with dark surfaces to create both expansive and intimate rooms with a soothing impact,’ says Jean-Pierre Biasol, Biasol’s creator.
Utilize terrazzo tiles as a half-wall in conjunction with tiles.
To be safe, a half-wall will concentrate the speckly activity of terrazzo tiles below eye level, enabling you to soak in more tranquil settings. Here, calming green subway tiles atop the terrazzo tiles provide an ideal atmosphere conducive to relaxation.
Meanwhile, a roll-top bath, which exposes more flooring, highlights the eye-catching pattern of terrazzo tiles. It’s worth mentioning that both porcelain and cement-based terrazzo tiles are excellent conductors of heat, making them ideal for use with underfloor heating, which helps keep the cold away and prevents flooring puddles.