• June

    14

    2024
An Italian Terrazzo Makeover

An Italian Terrazzo Makeover

Nestled within the historic heart of an Italian town, this terrazzo had seen better days, with blown concrete, swollen plaster, and damp spots tarnishing its once-grand allure. Belonging to a beautiful three-storey townhouse, its owner used it only for drying laundry and storing mops, buckets and flower pots.

But fear not, for with a touch of creativity and craftsmanship, its true beauty and functionality was about to be revealed.

ITALIAN TERRAZZO MAKEOVER - THE BRIEF

As we stepped into the scene, we were met with a sight of neglect. Cracked walls whispered tales of time gone by, while damp patches hinted at battles fought and lost against the elements. The terrazzo’s charm lay buried beneath layers of decay, awaiting its moment to shine once again.

italian terrazzo makeover - before
The walls of the terrazzo were damp with blown plaster
italian terrazzo makeover - before
This once beautiful terrazzo suffered years of neglect

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AN ITALIAN TERRAZZO MAKEOVER

The Restoration Begins
We began the restoration process by carefully removing the swollen and blown plaster, unveiling the raw canvas beneath. Then, with meticulous attention to detail, the area was rendered anew, smoothing away the scars of neglect and preparing the stage for a vibrant transformation.

Italian terrazzo makeover - the work commences
Davide removes swollen render and replaces

A Palette of Italian Approval
In houses at the heart of a village or town’s Centro Storico (historic centre), every hue tells a story, and every shade must earn its place. Due to planning laws on restoring historic buildings, the choice of colour was not taken lightly. After consultation with the local commune, a cream hue was selected, a colour steeped in tradition that blended well with neighbouring buildings, and approved to grace the terrazzo’s walls. With each stroke of the brush, the terrazzo embraced its new identity, exuding warmth and elegance in equal measure.

an italian terrazzo makeover
The best thing to do with damp, neglected render is to remove it!

Bringing Life to the Oasis
But a terrazzo is more than just walls; it is a sanctuary for the senses. To truly breathe life into this space, we introduced vibrant foliage and fragrant blooms. Pots adorned with fresh flowers welcomed visitors, while a lemon tree stood as a sentinel of Mediterranean zest. Colourful plants dotted the terrazzo, painting a picture of vitality and joy.

an italian terrazzo makeover
Painting the fresh render

AN ITALIAN TERRAZZO MAKEOVER - THE RESULT

The Italian Oasis Unveiled
And so, the transformation was complete. What was once a neglected corner of the town had blossomed into a haven of Italian charm. The terrazzo beckoned visitors to linger, to savour the flavours of summer and be served delicious Italian cuisine by the homeowner under the warm embrace of the sun. Conversations would now flow here like the gentle breeze, where guests could sit at the seating area we added, way into the night, enjoying la dolce vita in this enchanting oasis.

Italian terrazzo makeover - the results
An oasis was created!
an italian terrazzo makeover - the result
Vibrant plants and freshly painted walls completed the look
an italian terrazzo makeover - the result
Our clients could now enjoy pranzo on their terrazzo

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