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The Environmental Impact of the Use of Cement & Epoxy Terrazzo

The Environmental Impact of the Use of Cement & Epoxy Terrazzo

Credit Requirements Possible Points Terrazzo’s Contribution
MR Credit: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction Option 3. Building & Material Reuse 2-4 Re-polish existing floor
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials Option 2. Leadership extraction Practices 1 Recycled aggregates
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure & Optimization – Material Ingredients Option 1. Material Ingredient Reporting 1 Health Product Declaration (HPD)
EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials Option 1. Product Category Calculations 1-3 Zero VOC resins and low VOC sealers
MR Credit: Environmental Product Declaration Option 1. Environment Product Declaration 1-2 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)


When making an investment in a building’s flooring, one of the main priorities is choosing a surface that lasts. Terrazzo flooring systems provide an ideal choice for high-traffic surfaces. Facts to consider regarding terrazzo’s durability:

Supports Heavy Foot Traffic — Terrazzo is commonly used in facilities that experience heavy foot traffic such as airports, office buildings, hotels, and convention centers. Terrazzo will not form wear patterns from heavy foot traffic unlike soft flooring products and other flooring materials.

• No Grout Joints Required — Terrazzo flooring systems are seamless with little concerns regarding grout discoloration, maintenance, or cracking.

• Provides Permanent Adhesion — Terrazzo is poured on site, bonding directly to the substrate, which offers incredible compression and tensile strength properties.

• Easily Adapts to Changing Environments — Any future alterations to a building’s floor can be completed by matching the new epoxy color to the existing color upon installation.

Terrazzo flooring provides a system that is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Resistant to chemicals, oil, grease, and bacteria, Terrazzo is best for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications. This special formulation does not allow for colors to fade or to wear thin. The colors you choose today will be just as vibrant in 40 years. Common applications are Airports, Stadiums, Hospitals, Office Buildings, Cafeterias, Restaurants, Schools & Universities, Shopping Malls & Convention Centers.

Post time: Sep-11-2021