70’s Flooring Trend: Back and Better Than Ever

Posted in Home by Quinn  |  January 22, 2018

Calling all home interior nerds!  Have you heard what’s back in style from the 1970’s?

None other than terrazzo flooring!

For those of you who have no idea what terrazzo flooring is, let’s take a quick walk through history.  Terrazzo flooring evidently first showed up in Italy about 8,000 years ago.  Construction workers would put smashed up marble chips in clay to save money, instead of laying out a whole floor in marble — which cost a lot.  The United States saw a huge way of terrazzo flooring being trendy in the 1970’s.  And just like bell bottoms and round sunglasses, terrazzo is making one big comeback.

Terrazzo is being used everywhere in new homes

Terrazzo doesn’t just have to be a flooring trend.  Today, amidst its comeback, terrazzo is popping up as backsplashes more than anything.  You can also find terrazzo in bathtubs, sinks, countertops, and, of course, floors.  If you’re looking for a modern way to add some terrazzo to your home, try something unique.  If you don’t like the way it looks as a floor trend, you’d be surprised at how lovely it looks as a backsplash!

This trend is amazing — even for you minimalist homeowners.  Upon first look, you might think it’s too much for your home.  However, terrazzo may look best in minimalist homes.  It adds that extra touch of something that your home was missing.

Regardless of whether terrazzo is used on the floor or as a backsplash, we’re just pretty happy that the trend is back, modern, and better than ever.