20 Mar Red Terrazzo: Adding Boldness and Beauty to Building Spaces
Red Terrazzo: Adding Boldness & Beauty to Your Building Space
Terrazzo is a flooring material that has been installed for centuries. It was originally developed in Italy during the 15th century, and it is still widely used today in a variety of applications. Most often you will find terrazzo in high-traffic areas of public buildings. Known for its durability and low maintenance, terrazzo is available in a wide range of colors. Today we will explore red terrazzo, discussing its use on projects and highlight some examples.
With epoxy terrazzo, any color can be explored. Red terrazzo can be used as the standalone color of the terrazzo floor, or as an accent color paired with other colors to create a creative pattern.
The use of red in terrazzo depends on the preference of the designer. Often you might see red terrazzo in logos or artistic patterns. Red terrazzo can add to a dramatic element to the building space.
When designing red terrazzo, important factors include the matrix color and the aggregates. One of the great aspects about epoxy terrazzo is its customization. The shade of red can be adjusted however an architect or designer likes so they can achieve anything from a dark burgundy to a bright cherry red color. They can resort to a standard paint deck which in turn can be matched for terrazzo. Another way to add red to a terrazzo design is selecting aggregates. Marble chips, glass, and plastic chips share red tones.
When to Use Red Terrazzo in Building Spaces?
As mentioned before, red terrazzo can be used sparingly or a lot depending on the designer’s preference. Here are reasons why red is commonly used in building spaces:
- Red is an attention-grabbing color. Our eyes are drawn to the color red thus can add a dramatic element to any room. The color red evokes excitement.
- Red can also be use to indicate warmth and coziness when used in certain ways. They may be used in common rooms where people gather and relax.
- Red is associated with power and authority, and can be used in areas where business is conducted like a boardroom or conference room. Red also promotes creativity and can be used in work spaces to increase levels of productivity.
- Red complements many colors well. When paired with blacks to whites, it can create a nice floor design or floor transition, or can join in among a multitude of colors to create an artistic floor style.
Think about how red terrazzo can fit into your space. Does it help create an engaging environment or elicit certain emotions?
Benefits of Terrazzo: Durability
Terrazzo is known for its long-lasting performance. At 3/8″ thickness, epoxy terrazzo floors are thin, lightweight and durable. Once installed, a terrazzo floor can last for many decades with proper care. Terrazzo is resistant to scratches, stains, and high impact. As a result, they are ideal for high-traffic areas in places like airports, schools, and hospitals.
Another advantage of terrazzo is that is it easy to clean and maintain year round. Requiring regular sweeping and occasional mopping is all that it takes to keep the terrazzo looking good as new. With few repairs and no replacements, terrazzo is a great investment for building owners. Terrazzo has low lifecycle costs due to its ease of maintenance and durability, and save building owners money over time compared to traditional flooring systems.
Benefits of Terrazzo: Sustainability
Terrazzo is also a sustainable flooring options. When designing a red terrazzo floor or precast terrazzo application, the materials used have low environmental impact. Epoxy resins are non-toxic and do not release harmful gasses (VOCs), making it a healthier choice for indoor environments. Also, some aggregates are regionally-sourced or recycled from post-industrial or post-consumer materials. These aggregates include mirror, glass, and porcelain.
At Concord Terrazzo Company, we are dedicated in delivering sustainable and high-quality products for consumers. If sustainable materials are important to your project, try inquiring about TERRAZZCO’s Green Terrazzo. This product line consists of epoxy resins that contain no Red List ingredients and contain zero VOCs, making it one of the healthier terrazzo products on the market.
Terrazzo is a versatile, durable and sustainable flooring materials. When selecting red for your terrazzo design, it can add a bold statement to any space. Red terrazzo can be used to design terrazzo floors, stairs, walls, and countertops.
Concord Terrazzo Company representatives are available to discuss your project design, and samples are available to order. Custom red terrazzo samples are available upon request. Contact us for more details!