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
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.
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.
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
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