Yes. Terrazzo tiles offer numerous benefits when it comes to home décor and maintenance, yet there are some things you might need to know to maximize their usage. In reality, Terrazzo tiles are among the most durable and versatile renovation materials, whether for residential or commercial use. Hence, don’t take it as an exaggeration when contractors and architects start to sing their praises.
Meanwhile, as good as terrazzo tiles can be, there are still some cons that people choose to keep hidden, or maybe, overlook. I wouldn’t blame them; terrazzo is worth all the accolades.
However, knowing the cons of these tiles wouldn’t make you rate them less; it will only give you a clearer picture of how to use them appropriately. So, I am not giving out the secrets to providing a misrepresentation of these tiles; I am only giving you some essential hints to help you know what to do and what not to do with the tiles per time.
So, what are secrets about terrazzo tiles that people seldom discuss? Let’s unveil and discuss them one after the other.
1. Terrazzo tile is a not Do-It-Yourself choice
I know it’s good to try a few things by oneself and not always run to professionals for assistance in every situation. Especially when it comes to minor home improvement projects, it is always a smart idea to put your creative skills to work and retain the money you would have spent to hire an expert.
But, for terrazzo tiles, it is NO-NO. I know it might sound somewhat discouraging, but that is just the simple truth. It can be very challenging to lay terrazzo tiles in any part of your if you don’t have the required experience and level of expertise. Especially if you plan to put it in situ, you might end up spoiling the whole thing if you are not a pro. Click here to read about the Top 6 Reasons to Install Terrazzo Tiles in Your Garden.
Hence, the next time you go to the market to purchase terrazzo tiles, let it be at the back of your mind that you will have to separate the money you will pay the professional tiler to help you lay them.
2. Terrazzo tiles can be expensive
When people tell me they’d prefer to use terrazzo tiles on their floor or wall, but they have a low budget, I always advise them to consider other options. Why? Because terrazzo tiles are not for low-budget home renovation projects. How do I mean?
First, terrazzo tiles are costly. From experience, the cost has been one of the reasons many homeowners withdraw from purchasing terrazzo tiles. Though, it might not seem like terrazzo tiles are expensive, especially if you can gallantly afford the cost. But, if you compare its prices to other tiles of similar quality, you will see a clear difference.
Aside from the high price, it requires only the expertise of a professional tiler to lay terrazzo tiles appropriately. Don’t even dare to install the tiles with your novice skills if you want the best result. So, you will have to consider the amount you will pay for the efficient assistance to the cost price to get the overall cost of laying terrazzo tiles in your house.
More so, the materials used in the terrazzo matter. It will regulate how much it will cost you to buy and install the tiles on the floor.
3. Avoid 80’S Old Look
Terrazzo tiles look great either on the interior or exterior of a building. No matter the design or pattern you use, it will always bring out something unique and classic. Yes. Terrazzo tiles allow tilers to bring out their creative ability. But, there’s a limitation to it.
The tiles don’t look their best when you lay them in an old school pattern. So, if you are thinking of creating a design you saw in a house sometimes in the 80s, I guess you will not like the result. Naturally, some types of terrazzo tiles will give you an 80’s old look. So you will have to avoid buying those tiles if you want to create a modern style.
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