-Terrazzo effect to bring a stylish, modern, and artistic touch to plants and any space
-Each design/pattern will be unique and may have a slight variation in colour to the image in picture.
-The planter is hand cast, sand and seal individually so there will be ‘imperfections’ such as tiny air bubbles, they are part of the production process, and another part of what makes each item unique.
-Strong and durable
-Please note- not dishwasher proof and not be used for food
-Cork sheet under the pot will protect your furniture.
-Spillage can be wipe clean with a damp cloth
-Custom order available
Learn About Terrazzo
What is Terrazzo?
A terrazzo composite material has been utilised in many different ways for thousands of years. Terrazzo was used in construction by the ancient Greeks and Romans and in 15th-century Venice, Italy. Marble, granite, quartz, or glass chips are combined with a binding substance, such as cement or epoxy resin, to create terrazzo. A mould is filled with the mixture and then polished to produce a smooth surface. To complement various design aesthetics, terrazzo can be produced in multiple hues and patterns. Terrazzo can be used for countertops, wall panels, other decorative elements, and flooring.
History of Terrazzo
Terrazzo has a long and illustrious history dating back thousands of years. Terrazzo was used for flooring by the ancient Egyptians and decorative surfaces by the Greeks and Romans. Terrazzo rose to prominence in the 18th century in Europe, particularly Italy, where it was used for flooring and decorative objects. Terrazzo became popular in the United States in the early twentieth century and was widely used in public buildings such as schools, hospitals, and government buildings. Terrazzo fell out of favour after WWII due to the availability of other flooring materials, but it has recently seen a resurgence in modern design.
Properties of Terrazzo
Terrazzo is a long-lasting and versatile material with several interior design advantages. Because it is a rigid, dense material that resists scratches and stains, it is a popular choice for high-traffic areas. Terrazzo is also a low-maintenance material that can be cleaned simply with a damp mop or a mild cleaning solution. It is a versatile material that can be made in various colours and patterns, allowing for the creation of one-of-a-kind and custom designs. Terrazzo is also an environmentally friendly material because it can be made from recycled materials and lasts a long time, reducing the need for replacement.
Terrazzo in Interior Design
Terrazzo has become a popular material for interior design in recent years, particularly in modern and contemporary styles. Terrazzo flooring can add a bold and unique statement to a space, while terrazzo countertops offer a durable and low-maintenance option for kitchens and bathrooms. Terrazzo can also be used for decorative objects such as vases, lamps, and furniture. New trends in terrazzo design include using larger chips of marble or other materials for a bolder and more textured appearance.
Terrazzo Planter creation
Terrazzo Planter creation is time-consuming and requires skilled artisans to ensure a high-quality finish. The creation entails pouring the chip and binding material mixture into a mould, then grinding and polishing the surface to create a smooth finish. Depending on the design’s complexity, the process can take several hours to complete.
How Sustainable is Terrazzo
Terrazzo is a sustainable material because it can be made from recycled materials like scrap marble and glass and is easily repaired and maintained, reducing the need for replacement. Terrazzo is also a long-lasting material that does not require frequent replacement, reducing waste and the environmental impact of production. Terrazzo can also be manufactured with low VOC (volatile organic compound) binders, reducing indoor air pollution. When terrazzo has served its purpose, it can be recycled and reused in other applications. Overall, terrazzo is a sustainable interior design material that provides durability, versatility, and a distinct aesthetic.
Terrazzo Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages of Terrazzo
- Terrazzo is a long-lasting, scratch- and stain-resistant material that can tolerate severe use.
- Terrazzo can be created in a wide range of colours and patterns, allowing for the development of one-of-a-kind and personalised designs like our planters.
- Terrazzo requires little maintenance and can be wiped with a moist cloth or a suitable cleaning solution.
- Terrazzo is a long-lasting material manufactured from recycled materials, which reduces waste and the need for replacement regularly.
- While terrazzo may have a higher initial cost than other materials, its longevity and ease of upkeep make it a more cost-effective choice in the long run.
Disadvantages of Terrazzo
- Terrazzo installation is time-consuming and requires skilled artisans to ensure a high-quality finish.
- Terrazzo’s initial cost may be higher than other flooring materials, making it less accessible to some budgets.
- Terrazzo can be slippery when wet, making it unsuitable for specific applications such as outdoor areas or pool decks.
- Staining: If not properly sealed and maintained, terrazzo is prone to staining, which can detract from its appearance and necessitate costly repairs.