Blast From The Past: This ’70s Flooring is Making a Major Comeback

posted: 02/08/18
by: Amanda Mushro

If you are looking to update your home, instead of checking out the newest modern designs, you may want to revisit your old elementary school or even the post office because there's a good chance the floors in those buildings are now the most chic and popular material for flooring.

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According to The Pinterest 100 -- the company's 2018 trend report, when it comes to the trendiest flooring in homes, forget hardwood because the '70s budget flooring terrazzo is making a comeback in a big way.

The inexpensive flooring that is made from shards of marble and granite and set in concrete was incredibly popular in the '70s and could be found in most public buildings--like court houses, airports, and schools. While we hope orange shag carpet stays in the '70s, terrazzo is finding its way back into homes in fresh and updated styles of countertops, furniture, backsplashes, and even shower surfaces.

via Granito ou Terrazzo

The terrazzo of the '70s was mostly muted colors, but advances in technology and building materials have made it possible to create terrazzo in bold and bright colors and to make it much more durable. Now terrazzo can be used all over your home and not just as flooring.

via Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo, Inc.

So if you are loving the vibe and look of terrazzo but not willing to commit to countertops or backsplash of this material, you can find plenty of accent pieces like lamps, frames, and even furniture made from terrazzo. The best part of this style, it won't break the bank to add a few updated pieces to your home.

Tell us in the comments what you think of terrazzo. Do you love it or should we leave it in the past?