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Why David Chipperfield, Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Prada, Zara, Issey Miyake choose Terrazzo

Maybe you already noticed that more and more terrazzo is used by famous names in high aesthetic retail spaces. We want to dig in more about this topic not only because Terrazzo is part of our portfolio, but because we really love this product. It’s not accidental that the best-known brands have used Terrazzo in their retail stores with high success. David Chipperfield, Emilio Pucci, Prada, Valentino, Issey Miyake are some famous brands, presented at this post.

Terrazzo is a composite material made of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other material chippings poured with a polymeric or concrete. After it is cured, it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface. Worth noting, CodeStones resin bonded terrazzo collection is manufactured in blocks and has a water absorption percentage rate less than 0.02, therefore, outperforming its cement bonded competitors in terms of durability and maintenance.

Back in hippie 60-70s Terrazzo made of concrete became a popular flooring and could be found in commercial spaces including airports, cultural institutions, schools, and hotels. Despite the high popularity in that time, the durability of this material wasn’t as good as modern Terrazzo. Nowadays when technologies jumped forward, Terrazzo is back and it’s the hottest trend of 2019.

Why Terrazzo is so popular especially by top fashion line brands? Here might be the explanations

Special look

Concrete or cement flooring never will look as cozy as Terrazzo. Choose Terrazzo for open-concept spaces instead of cement flooring. A grayish terrazzo can create a unifying effect that feels just a touch more elevated. You can have different styles of grayish Terrazzo and even make their combination for a more outstanding result!

Photo: Benjamin Cadena

Unique colors

Choose any design or color for your project that you can dream of, including abstract decorative designs, curs, logos, you got the point - create your own dream space. For the main brands, it’s very important to create not just perfect interior design, but rather than a breathtaking experience of visiting their Boutiques.