Living in Green – Why the Terrazzo flooring system is the Greener Choice

terrazzo flooring system
terrazzo flooring system

If you’re a sustainable living advocate that’s looking to build your first home or thinking of doing some much-needed remodeling, going for the Terrazzo flooring system for your floors, pathways, counter tops or bathroom dividers is the smarter, greener choice.

Because the Terrazzo flooring system uses recycled materials like post-consumer colored glass bottles, aggregates such as crushed stone or gravel, plastic, shells,  and even broken up terrazzo floors, it is most definitely the greenest building option out in the market today.  Add to this is the fact that maintenance is very low especially compared to hardwood and vinyl.  Terrazzo floors can be cleaned just by using soap and warm water. Cleaners with harsh chemicals do more harm than good to terrazzo floors.

Moreover, Terrazzo’s sustainability and durability is almost unparalleled in the building industry today.  This is especially beneficial if you’re a sustainable living advocate as there are less energy and waste materials expended from repeated demolitions and rebuilding.

Another benefit of using Terrazzo is that building restrictions are getting stricter about using binders that have VOC emissions.  These days there are binders such as Epoxy that have 0 VOC emissions which make their use in terrazzo flooring systems really popular among architects, builders and homeowners who are looking to have their structures be as green as possible.