Elegant and practical, strong and exuberant, terrazzo was originally created by Venetian construction workers who mixed marble chips from upscale jobs to design attractive, low-cost flooring in their own living quarters.
Today, terrazzo can consist of marble, quartz, granite, recycled glass, recycled porcelain, recycled concrete and metal aggregates, which are mixed with cement or epoxy and polished to produce a seamless surface. Either poured or pre-cast, terrazzo offers designers unlimited flexibility to create stunning designs—as breathtakingly beautiful as they are durable and easy to maintain.
Fact: During the lifetime of a building, the total cost of maintaining or replacing flooring can multiply as much as 35 times the initial cost of the flooring.
Tempted by alternatives like carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl or wood, that might be less expensive to install? Think ahead. Heavy traffic and messy weather are all part of a building’s life, day in and day out—terrazzo floors are the enduring choice.
With unlimited design and color options, terrazzo is an architect’s dream. From elegant geometric patterns, bold graphics and school mascots, terrazzo transforms a simple corridor or entryway into a space of elegance and power. The only limit is your imagination.
Easy to maintain
Clean, safe corridors and indoor air quality are essential. Terrazzo’s non-porous surface resists microbes and moisture accumulation, essential for a mold-free, healthy environment. And, because it’s seamless, maintenance is as easy as periodic sweeping, damp mopping and machine cleaning.
Terrazzo shows its true colors in high-traffic areas where durability, longevity and minimal maintenance are critical. Properly maintained, a terrazzo floor may never need to be replaced.
Terrazzo is a durable and long-lasting floor finish that performs in high-traffic areas with a touch of class. Valued for its integrity as much as its appearance, terrazzo has been the specifiers’ choice for high traffic common area installations for hundreds of years.