Sustainability of Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo flooring is well-known in the industry for its sustainability and eco-friendly material. By utilizing mixed marble scraps, recycled glass chips and cement – terrazzo is crafted from the waste materials of other projects. These small particles are combined to create the unique terrazzo designs we see – leaving virtually nothing to waste.

As environmentally-friendly architecture becomes more and more imperative, terrazzo’s durability and long-lastingness continue to be a huge advantage in today’s world.  

Due to its natural composition, terrazzo does not contain any VOC or volatile organic compounds. VOCs are organic compounds that are vaporized by temperature changes and high vapor pressure. These substance emissions are a leading cause of air pollution in urban areas, thus, harmful to our environment.

Thanks to modern technology, we now have the option to produce epoxy terrazzo – an even better choice for sustainability and green architecture than the traditional cement terrazzo. Epoxy terrazzo uses post and pre-consumer recycled materials to construct everlasting terrazzo floors. Click here to learn more about Klein & Co.’s K-Poxy Epoxy terrazzo and its benefits.   

In contrast to wood, tile, and carpeting – terrazzo does not contain grout joints. As a result, steam cleaning, energy-wasteful vacuuming, and grout cleaning are not needed. Since terrazzo is water resistant, it is also highly stain-resistant and easy to manage. For these reasons, terrazzo is the number one choice for large facilities with high foot-traffic such as hospitals, airports, schools, and office buildings.    

Building with terrazzo is a great way to keep your indoor air quality clean with durable, eco-friendly and low-maintenance flooring. Help keep the Earth tidy and use sustainable terrazzo for your next project!

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