So, what is terrazzo? Originating in Italy over 500 years ago, the composite material of marble chippings set into cement was created as a way to reuse the scrapped rock – so it’s sustainable too. Once the fragments are set, the surface is then polished to create a super-smooth finish. Traditionally sold as flooring, the material was popular in the 1970s and is back for 2018, replacing the marble trend of the last couple of years.
Source: House Beautiful