Monthly Archives: January 2015

Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo Logo
Terrazzo Logo

Developed centuries ago in Italy, terrazzo is one of the oldest floor coverings in the world. Modern day terrazzo has become one of the premier floors available. Some of the benefits of terrazzo flooring include, being decorative, durable, ease of maintenance, and it is environmentally friendly.

Camp Pendleton - Mike Payne Terrazzo

Camp Pendleton – Mike Payne Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a composite material consisting of a colored matrix binder (epoxy, polymer or portland cement) mixed with an aggregate (marble, glass, mirror, or mother of pearl, etc). In conjunction with metal strips and inlays, a vast array of design options are available, giving terrazzo unequaled aesthetics.

Dex-O-Tex Terrazzo

Dex-O-Tex Terrazzo

Terrazzo is perhaps the most durable flooring ever walked upon. It typically outlasts other flooring with its long life span, considered to be 40 – 50 years, but if taken care of properly, there is no reason a terrazzo floor can’t last for a hundred years or more. This makes terrazzo the perfect flooring for high traffic areas such as airports, casinos, theme parks, and municipal buildings.

Dex-O-Tex Terrazzo

Dex-O-Tex Terrazzo

Terrazzo is sanitary and easy to clean. This means it requires less maintenance, which saves money and resources over time. Therefore terrazzo is an ideal floor for institutional restrooms.

Monte Vista High School - Magnesite Specialties

Monte Vista High School – Magnesite Specialties

Terrazzo is sustainable. It is low V.O.C. Terrazzo can contain recycled content, and t’s aforementioned long life cycle and ease of maintenance reduce the environmental impact of replacements and maintenance.

Brandon Carpenter – Industrial Floor Expert

Reflective Flooring

 

Reflective Aircraft Hanger Flooring
Reflective Aircraft Hanger Flooring

There are several ways in which a floor can be sustainable, they can contain minimal volatile organic contents (V.O.C.), some may even include recyclable components, and then there is light reflectivity.

How little lighting is needed to illuminate this large space
How little lighting is needed to illuminate this large space

What separates light reflectivity from those other sustainable features, is that light reflectivity returns money to the building operator.

Dex-O-Tex Reflective Flooring

Dex-O-Tex Reflective Flooring

Less light is required when you have a reflective floor, and less light is less energy. That is way the big warehouse stores like Cosco and Sam’s Club utilize reflective flooring.

Warehouse retail operatives save with reflective flooring

Lighting currently accounts for somewhere between 20-25% of a building’s energy consumption. Using less light, will reduce energy consumption, saving money and have a positive effect on the environment.

Reflective flooring helps illuminate warehouses

Reflective flooring helps illuminate warehouses

The high gloss surface of reflective flooring is typically easy to clean as well. The combined benefit of less maintenance costs and less energy makes reflective flooring a winning solution.

Reflective flooring in office maximizes natural light

 

Could your facility benefit from reflective flooring?

Brandon Carpenter – Industrial Floor Expert