20 Mar Blue Terrazzo: Color that Brings Serenity
Blue Terrazzo: Color That Brings Serenity
Terrazzo is a composite material that has been around for quite some time, but recently is experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to its unique blend of durability, beauty and design flexibility. For this blog post, we will explore blue terrazzo color options and its impact on building spaces today.
When designing terrazzo, there are endless design possibilities. Quite often you may see terrazzo floors in white or neutral colors, but there is an increasing demand for use of vibrant colors in projects today. Epoxy terrazzo is a material that can match these colors easily.
Adding Blue Terrazzo to a Building Space
One of the most popular colors for terrazzo is blue, which can be customized to meet any design scheme.
The color blue has long been associated with feelings of serenity and calmness. When used in terrazzo flooring, blue can create a peaceful and welcoming environment that promotes feelings of calmness and wellbeing. Blue is a soothing color that is known to reduce stress and anxiety while increase feelings of relaxation. You may often find blue terrazzo floors in locations such as hospitals and airports.
Adding Blue to Your Terrazzo Designs
There a couple of ways to add the color blue to a terrazzo design.
One way is adding blue pigment to the epoxy resin. In doing so, there are many different shades that can be developed. Architects and designers can often find a color in a paint deck that can be matched during the sample development process. From light and air sky blue to a deep and mood navy blue, these colors are perfect for adding sophistication and tranquility to public spaces.
Another option is to consider adding aggregates that are blue in color. Marble chips are common in a blue-gray variety. For a true blue chip color, try glass or plastic aggregates. Glass chips like Cobalt Blue Glass add a vibrant color to your terrazzo design. There are also other innovative ways to add blue aggregates to your terrazzo design, which you can discuss with a terrazzo supplier.
Benefits of Terrazzo: Durability
When it comes to durability, no other flooring system compares to terrazzo. Poured-in-place terrazzo has a long lifecycle with few repairs and no replacement. What does that mean? It means that a commercial space can have a flooring system that can last well over 100 years with proper care. This translates to cost savings for building owners to maintain a flooring system for their space.
Terrazzo is resistant to scratches, stains, and the normal wear and tear associated with daily foot traffic, thus makes it ideal for high-traffic areas of buildings. Terrazzo is also easy to clean with routine guidelines calling for dust mopping daily and damp mopping weekly.
Benefits of Terrazzo: Versatility
When considering adding blue terrazzo to your project, there are many ways to incorporate it into a project. Terrazzo just happens to be a versatile material. Aside from flooring, it can be used as wall cladding, stair treads, and countertops. Most epoxy terrazzo finishes come with a polished appearance, which can be adjusted to the level of shine desired. More so, architects and designers can opt to go with a natural matte finish instead.
As mentioned before, terrazzo has plenty of design opportunities and can fit into any design scheme. Architects and designers have the ability to create unique patterns or artistic elements such as logos and inlays to their floor design.
In fact, blue is a common color among the world’s top brands. Approximately one-third of all major brands use blue as their primary color, which can add to the aesthetic appeal of the terrazzo floor if a logo was included.
Benefits of Terrazzo: Sustainability
The epoxy resins used to create a blue terrazzo floor are environmentally-friendly. TERRAZZCO Brand Epoxy Resins contain zero VOCs, which improves the overall indoor air quality of building spaces. Also, when designing a blue terrazzo floor, there are options to include both natural and recycled materials that are regionally sourced. This helps lower the environmental impact when selecting a flooring system.
At Concord Terrazzo Company, our team is dedicated in delivering sustainable and high-quality terrazzo materials for consumers. When researching materials for your terrazzo projects, consider using TERRAZZCO’s Green Terrazzo System. This system is designed to promote healthier public spaces using materials that contain No Red List ingredients.
So How Much Would Blue Terrazzo Cost?
When factoring in how much terrazzo costs to other flooring materials, there are some things to consider. Installation costs for terrazzo are typically higher than most flooring systems. However, if durability and low maintenance are key goals in mind for your flooring system, there is no better choice than terrazzo.
Terrazzo is a cost-effective choice in the long run because its a durable material that requires little maintenance. Terrazzo is a timeless material that outlasts other flooring systems like tile, vinyl, and carpet.
A terrazzo installation company can provide quotes on how much it will cost to install the floor. There are contractors positioned across the United States. Check the NTMA website to find an installer in your area. For material pricing, you can obtain pricing for epoxy resins, aggregates, and precast applications.
There are many unique ways to incorporate terrazzo into a project. A blue terrazzo floors is a beautiful and practical flooring options that adds sophistication and tranquility to any given space. On top of that, terrazzo is known for its durability, versatility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
Need assistance in planning out your terrazzo project, or would like to acquire blue terrazzo samples to review. Contact Concord Terrazzo Company for more details. Message us today!