Hygienic Terrazzo flooring systems are highly recommended for use in hospitals, medical research and development laboratories and facilities and in kitchen and in food handling and preparation and other sterile environments and the pharmaceutical industry where cleanliness and sanitization is of utmost importance. In these settings cleanliness is of greatest priority if not its number 1 concern. It is very important to reiterate that these industries have to have only the cleanest of surroundings due to the higher risk of bacterial growth and infection and contamination in these theoretically very clean places. But, sad to say these areas are also the very places where contamination is of the highest risk factors when it comes to contaminations and infections.
This is an important concern that is essentially addressed by the newest and most hygienic terrazzo products out in the market from Terrazzo Australian Marble because its hygienic terrazzo flooring system boasts of a highly non-porous quality that prevents the buildup of water in its exterior surface. What is distinct here is that this non-porous system of the terrazzo does not support any microbial growth and does not permit the accumulation of unwanted moisture even during long exposure under wet conditions. In addition to this occurrence, this very lack of water absorption and porosity results in a surface that seemingly require only minimal or negligible cleaning, the terrazzo can be cleaned even without the need for the use of any harsh cleaning detergents or harsh chemicals for its maintenance and up keep to say the least. What more, these cement based and thin set epoxy terrazzo flooring systems are normally comprised of zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) materials, reason too why it helps provide cleaner air in an enclosed environment such as a room or a hall. If you come to think of it, a lot of people spend most of their time indoors whether in school, at home and work. So this makes the quality of the indoor air you breathe inside even more important for your good health.
But, truth to tell aside from environments where a strict and sterile surroundings is a must, today’s modern homes and offices are also benefitting as well with terrazzo’s non-porous quality because of it being one of the safest and most hygienic flooring materials used for bathrooms, swimming pools and other indoor living spaces where bacterial and fungi growth is a big concern as well. With the sealing process used the wet areas of the terrazzo flooring remain water resistant and mould free. An Epoxy binder does not breed germs because of the material being a resin; the advantage of its composition is because it is impermeable. Improvements and innovations in modern epoxy grouting have come a long way, so much so that today it is very easy to use and is readily available and cost effective in the long run.
So the wise choice when one needs hygienic and durable flooring is to use Terrazzo Tiles for hospitals, medical research and development laboratories, in the kitchen and food handling and preparation. You will never go wrong!