Advantages and Disadvantages of Terrazzo Floors

Miles and miles of terrazzo floor polished to a beam adds to the appeal of any home. So if you’re looking for a way to snazz up those crummy looking rooms or can’t wait to replace your old one with a better option, take a long, hard look at the pros and cons of installing these in your home:


  • Maintenance. It’s easy to maintain, says the GSA, so you won’t have to worry about wasting time and money for yearly upgrades or expensive upkeep costs.
  • Durable. With regular care, your terrazzo floors can last for 60 years or more. Built with the strength of concrete and as durable as marble, these will be with you for years and years.
  • Visual appeal. It’s unique, offers plenty of options, and comes in different colors, patterns and styles. You’re sure to find the kind that’s perfect for you and your home.


  • Price. It’s not as affordable as other options out there. If you’re working under a tight budget, this could give you sticker shock. However, considering the long-term benefits, every penny you spend will be worth it.
  • Texture. The surface is usually cold so it’s not ideal to walk on this floor on your bare feet. It’s not the most inviting too. Of course, you could easily use a carpet to fix that right up.
  • Installation. It’s a difficult and a potentially pain-staking process if you do it DIY style. Given the risks and level of difficulty involved, it’s best to simply hire pros to get the job done properly. That way, you won’t have to sweat it out and worry that you might be installing it all wrong. Spare yourself the trouble and expense of having to redo the work by hiring a pro to take care of things right from the get-go.
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