When planning a business, great care is taken with every task in order to build a strong foundation. Care should also be take when selecting the building blocks of your business. Proper building materials transform the brick and mortar of a building into an office full of drive and creativity. Design should begin where you step, with the selection of an office floor; and terrazzo is at the forefront of business flooring options.
Many offices around the world have withstood the test of time serving as the headquarters of a business for many years. Terrazzo proves to be the obvious choice with its functionality and performance surpassing those of other flooring systems. Terrazzo’s impeccable durability and strength are ideal for all the various high traffic areas found within fortune 500 business such as the entryways, hallways & restrooms. Terrazzo is a popular choice in new construction as well as in office renovations. Other flooring systems such as vinyl tile have to be replaced frequently in these large, high traffic areas, while terrazzo stands the test of time usually outlasting the building itself. The initial cost of other flooring systems might appear to be more affordable, but don’t be fooled by an initial savings that will end up costing you more over the long haul.
Initial cost vs. life-cycle cost, don’t get caught in the trap of saving now to pay later. Less expensive flooring options like carpet and vinyl tile are not the right answer. During the lifetime of a building, the total cost of flooring may exceeds times the initial cost. With terrazzo systems, floors will typically last the lifetime of a building.
Terrazzo flooring is seamless and does not support the growth of bacteria, mold or mildew typically the cause of this concern. Choose terrazzo and reduce the transfer of germs among colleagues, keeping staff safe and healthy.
Interested in sustainable design and building materials? Terrazzo flooring was one of the original recycled products, and today, terrazzo aggregates, binderes and finished systems can help your projects contribute to US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) credits, under the LEED Rating System, version 4.0.
Avoid the tired finishes that haunt some offices. Incorporate your business branding and colors into the floor; the rich color and flexible design elements can surpass nay other floor system.
Requiring only a bucket of warm water and a mop, historically terrazzo has been the most easily maintained flooring option. Now there are also ways to make it even easier. Eliminate the “Wax On, Wax Off” build-up that has added unnecessary dollars to terrazzo flooring. Revolutionary finish systems have returned terrazzo maintenance to daily cleaning and periodic scrubbing.