COURTHOUSES

Access to Justice

 

 

Around the United States, terrazzo serves as the flooring of choice for many courthouses.

 

Law officials and magistrates benefit from a modern and comfortable space. Terrazzo delivers on durability, low maintenance and beautiful designs helping courthouses become community anchors in their cities.

 

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How Epoxy Terrazzo Benefits Courthouses

  • Durable floor finish for high traffic areas
  • Most cost-effective flooring system due to low maintenance costs over lifecycle
  • Design flexibility to add custom seals and navigational cues
  • Ability to match precast base and stairs to the epoxy terrazzo floor
  • Quick installation covering large areas of space, reducing project duration
  • Meets LEED criteria with recycled contents and regionally-sourced materials
  • Easy to clean, easy to maintain floor finish
  • Safe walkways with slip resistant floors
  • Zero VOCs for healthy indoor environments
  • Prevention and spread of bacteria, mold and mildew
  • TERRAZZCO Epoxy is GREENGUARD AND GREENGUARD Gold Certified
Okaloosa County Courthouse

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Strength and Durability

Longlasting floors are essential for today’s federal buildings.

 

With court proceedings occurring every day, the high amounts of visitor traffic take effect. Epoxy terrazzo is ideal for high traffic areas of courthouses withstanding the wear and tear commonly associated with other flooring systems.

 

Because epoxy terrazzo does not require frequent repairs nor replacement it can stand the test of time. Terrazzo flooring can typically last the lifetime of the courthouse building. As a result, epoxy terrazzo is the most cost-effective flooring system due to its low maintenance costs over time.

Courthouse Stairs

Floor Care

With a daily cleaning routine, epoxy terrazzo can look as good as new for years to come.

 

A mop and bucket of warm water are all that is needed to wipe away dirt and debris tracked into the building daily.

 

Maintenance can be done during off business hours so daily activities and operations are never disrupted.

Design Aesthetics

Courthouses are known for their high ceilings and custom millwork, but federal buildings gain much from adding epoxy terrazzo in the lobby and hallways.

 

Using advanced waterjet technologies, custom seals and emblems can be embedded into the design of a terrazzo floor often becoming the highlight of many courthouse facilities.

 

Architects have the freedom to design a terrazzo floor using a wide range of aggregate and color selections and can use floor design to serve as navigational cues as needed.

Terrazzo - Dawson County Courthouse

Sustainability and Air Quality

A high level of indoor air quality is standard for courtroom spaces. Epoxy terrazzo contains zero VOCs making it a perfect choice for courtrooms.

 

TERRAZZCO epoxy resins are GREENGUARD Gold certified tested and proven to improve the overall indoor air quality of any institution.

 

Courthouses can also earn LEED accreditation. Architects looking for LEED points may rely on terrazzo for its regional-sourcing and recycled content. Materials supplied within 500 miles of a project’s location, and the use of post-industrial recycled glass and other aggregates, help building owners meet sustainability goals.

Acoustic Performance and Accessibility

Acoustic performance is a major consideration when designing federal buildings.

 

A seamless thin-set epoxy terrazzo floor minimizes noise levels making it ideal for courtrooms and office spaces.

 

In addition to acoustics, court facilities must be accessible to the public.

 

With no grout joints, a seamless epoxy terrazzo floor aids those with wheelchairs and walkers in moving across a floor with ease. Terrazzo is a versatile material that can be used in large or small spaces, used as ramps, in elevator cabs, or as a staircase.

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Norfolk Courthouse Lobby
Norfolk Courthouse with Terrazzo

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