Terrazzo is a durable flooring option that can add warmth and style to any room. It’s made from thousands of small pieces of recycled glass, stone, and other materials that are cast in place. Terrazzo has several benefits over other types of flooring because it’s resistant to scratches and stains. Plus, its life-cycle cost can be lower than other options due to its durability.
1. Terrazzo Can Be Applied to Different Types of Surfaces
Terrazzo is a composite material made of marble chips and cement that has been used for flooring, walls, countertops, and more since ancient times. Today, terrazzo is an eco-friendly green material that creates beautiful finishes. The way it’s manufactured allows you to create the look and feel you want while using less energy than other flooring materials. Even with inset logos in your floor, terrazzo does not require grout joints, which makes it both beautiful and long-lasting. Additionally, because terrazzo floors are nonporous, they are easy to clean and resistant to moisture damage such as stains or rusting if there is any moisture present on the surface of the flooring itself (i.e., spills). They are also much easier to cut than most other types of stone products, making installation faster than many other options available today!
2. Terrazzo’s Structure Brings Durability and Ease
Terrazzo is a composite material made from thousands of small pieces of glass, stone, and other materials that are cast in place. While the materials may occasionally vary, the main ingredients are marble chips, glass chips, and cement. These materials are mixed together at the factory and poured directly onto your floor, where it cures for 24 hours before setting as smooth, solid flooring. Terrazzo is known for its durability, good looks, and low maintenance requirements. It also has a very low moisture absorption rate which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas like lobbies or hallways where you could potentially face water damage from excessive foot traffic.
3. Terrazzo Has A Long Lifespan
As we said, terrazzo is a very durable material, and with that comes resistance to stains, scratches, and scuffs. Terrazzo flooring can last a long time if you take proper care of your home or commercial space. It has been in use since the early 1900s and still continues to be a popular choice for flooring today because of its easy maintenance and cleaning features.
Terrazzo’s life-cycle cost can be lower than other options. Its sturdy structure means that terrazzo floors rarely need to be replaced.. When you do need to replace your floor in the future, you’ll want to consider the cost of the flooring type, like tile or vinyl, versus the materials’ wear rate, as compared to your terrazzo floor.. A quick comparison shows that most types of vinyl and tile will fall between $4-$6 per square foot, compared with $6-$10 per square foot for concrete overlaminates with limited warranties and no guarantee against chipping or cracking. This makes them a poor option in comparison with our premium quality commercial terrazzo that is manufactured by only one company worldwide – Terrazzo Tile International Corporation located in Miami, Florida.
4. Terrazzo Has Extensive Design Capabilities
Terrazzo is a versatile material that can be used to create a variety of textures and can come in many colors. The nature of terrazzo’s creation– combining different elements– means that designers, architects, and installers can shoot for the moon with logos, images, patterns, and more.. The possibilities are limitless when it comes to terrazzo flooring.
5. Terrazzo Is Environmentally Friendly
Terrazzo is made from quickly-replenishing resources, all of which are sourced sustainably. Terrazzo is also made from recycled materials. The byproducts of the manufacturing process are reused in various ways, such as filling potholes or making new flooring products. Terrazzo installation is environmentally-friendly from start to finish. None of the materials will damage the air quality of the space, and even the binders used for installation do no harm to the environment.
Ready to Install Beautiful Terrazzo Floors?
Terrazzo is an ideal choice for the durability and longevity that you need on your floors. It can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more, with lasting beauty that will bring style to any room Our stone experts have extensive experience with terrazzo flooring, and are happy to help you determine if terrazzo flooring is right for you. Contact us today or visit our showroom to learn more about terrazzo’s benefits and how it can transform your home!