Does anyone have terrazzo floors installed? (Tiles, not necessarily poured which can be a bit expensive!)
I am looking for a modern tile look and don't want to go all the way with concrete. Terrazzo has a nice Eichleresque / industrial / midcentury look to it.
SF Int Airport is a nice example.
Other suggestions for tiles are welcome.
Tiles make more sense because of the need to get to the radiant system for repairs. There are numerous brands available, but you'll probably have to go to a fairly large tile place in an urban area like San Francisco to see a selection on display. Be prepared for the price. When I looked, they started at something like $16 a sq foot and quickly went up to more than $25. Considering another $10 per sq foot for installation and you're talking real money. You might be able to simulate the effect with sheet vinyl in a terrazzo pattern cut into 36 inch squares with a metal colored grout line.
I ended up going with commercial VCT tile installed in the same direction. It gives off a vaguely terrazzo effect.
You also might want to look at Fritz Tile. I wanted to install it in our house, but the installer took our deposit and ran. By the time we got the money back my husband was not willing to look for another installer (the people at Fritz Tile were actually very helpful with our problem), so we just bought a conventional ceramic tile, but I really liked the Fritz Tile. It runs about $9 a sq-ft and installs like VCT -- no grout.