Libraries serve as a gateway for learning and exploring offering a variety of functions that meets the needs of a community.
When designing a library, epoxy terrazzo is a flooring option to consider.
Aside from its durability and low maintenance, epoxy terrazzo is ideal for library buildings in relation to its interaction with lighting, emphasizing creativity through floor design, and maintaining a noise-free environment.
When looking for a flooring system to withstand the test of time, epoxy terrazzo is the right choice for library buildings.
Terrazzo is built to last with an average lifespan of 75 years or more. With few to no repairs and replacements, library buildings save on overall maintenance costs when selecting epoxy terrazzo over traditional flooring systems like carpet, hardwoods, and tile.
Terrazzo’s longlasting durability is ideal in any high traffic area, often found in the entryways, hallways, and restrooms of library buildings.
Dust particles can diminish the overall integrity of books, damaging them over time. Selecting a floor finish like epoxy terrazzo can prevent the recirculation of dust back into the air. Removal of dirt and dust particles is simple with a daily maintenance plan.
Daily cleaning using a mop and bucket of warm water is all that is needed to maintain a terrazzo floor during its lifecycle. Proper care of a terrazzo floor will keep the surface looking as good as new as the day that it was first installed.
Epoxy terrazzo offers plenty of design flexibility. From monochromatic styles to unorthodox combinations, there are endless design possibilities to explore for a library building.
Libraries can incorporate any number of rich colors and creative design elements like logos and imagery. Creative artwork bodes well in children’s libraries guiding kids to expand their imaginations.
Lighting in libraries is important in making guests feel comfortable with their surroundings. Epoxy terrazzo floors are customizable to match lighting conditions with reflectiveness and colors to liven up a room without becoming too distracting to the eye.
Epoxy terrazzo is an ecofriendly flooring system that uses recycled and regionally sourced materials.
Terrazzo was formed based on the reuse of materials, and today architects can decide to use recycled products including terrazzo aggregates, epoxies, and divider strips to contribute to US Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.
Epoxy terrazzo does well in establishing a healthy indoor environment for library buildings. Terrazzo does not emit harmful toxins into the air as there are zero volatile organic compounds in the floor finish. In addition to good indoor air quality, terrazzo is nonporous and does not support the growth and spread of bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Epoxy terrazzo removes excess noise with its seamless floor finish.
The acoustics of terrazzo make it ideal for library buildings to dampen the noise made from library carts and foot traffic.
Whether reading, studying or working in small groups, epoxy terrazzo can help keep a library a quiet space.
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