TERRAZZO Blog: Picking Your Terrazzo

Picking Your Terrazzo

Picking your terrazzo for a project can be pretty daunting, so I’m here to help!

Everything from resin color to aggregate size makes a HUGE impact on how the final product of your terrazzo will look, so it’s very important to take your time when deciding on what to use. Definitely not something to rush in to!

Here are 4 tips to help you choose the perfect terrazzo for your next project!

1 Sort out interiors first

Whether you’re designing an office space or a cafeteria, I recommend that you pick out some accent pieces for your interior design first. This could be a chair, a painting, a table–essentially anything! Just make sure it’s impressive. This accent piece is really going to set the mood for everything else in the space, even the terrazzo.

Picking your terrazzo

2 Design it

Now that you’ve got your accent piece(s) picked out, you need to actually design your floors. One of our partners came up with a few good tips for designing terrazzo floors, which you can find here

3 Pick a color, any color

Okay, maybe not any color. But this is where that accent piece comes into play. You may be picking a color or two out of a painting or finding a color to compliment that fun chair you chose. Whatever it is, this will be the base for your terrazzo design. This color will be used for your resin–you could be simple and go for just one color, or go wild and pick a couple! It varies on the size of the space and your intended design, but I recommend no more than 5 resin colors per space.

Aggregate Color Wheel

4 Time to rock!

Alright, now comes the hard part: selecting your aggregates. Aggregate selection is difficult because not only are there so many different possibilities to choose from, but each individual possibility also comes in a variety of SIZES. Unless you know what you’re doing, I suggest contacting your terrazzo supplier for help in this selection. I know our experts know exactly how to get the look you’re interested in achieving; you just have to give them a few details and they can take it from there. This selection is especially important because the wrong aggregates can really ruin the look of your floor which will, in turn, ruin the look of your entire space. No one wants that!

Picking Your Terrazzo

Those are the basics for picking terrazzo! That wasn’t so hard, was it?

It only takes 4 easy steps to decide on the perfect terrazzo for any project, so what are you waiting on?

If you need some help once you get to step 4, don’t hesitate to call our pros at 704.921.4928!

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