SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

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Terrazzo has an aesthetic quality and durability ideal for schools, particually classrooms, hallways, and cafeterias. Building materials today enrich learning throughout primary schools, secondary schools, and universities, helping students reach their full potential.

 

The educational sector accounts for the majority of epoxy terrazzo installations today, with schools capitalizing on terrazzo design to improve wayfinding and academic performances. When comparing flooring options for educational institutions, epoxy terrazzo earns high grades for its design and performance.

 

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How Epoxy Terrazzo Benefits Schools

  • Durable floor finish for high traffic areas
  • Most cost-effective flooring system due to low maintenance costs over lifecycle
  • Design flexibility to match school colors and logo designs
  • 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
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Terrazzo Durability

There are over a billion students attending school daily across the globe. Student enrollment in universities is expected to double in size since 2000. With more traffic in schools than ever before, schools require a durable flooring system.

 

Epoxy terrazzo is a proven solution to last the lifetime of a school building, an alternative to traditional flooring solutions.

 

Alternative flooring options experience frequent maintenance and replacements thus the care for materials like carpet, vinyl, and tile can prove to cost more despite its low initial costs. Epoxy terrazzo is the most cost-effective flooring system available due to its longlasting durability.

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Performance ROI

Epoxy terrazzo floors are designed to last the life expectancy of any school building. Terrazzo installed decades ago still look as good as new with few restorations or repolishings.

 

The great debate comes down to initial costs vs. life-cycle costs. While other flooring choices like carpet and vinyl have lower initial costs than epoxy terrazzo, these flooring systems actually do not help building owners save on costs longterm.

 

In fact, the total cost of flooring can exceed 35 times the initial costs.

 

To maximize return on investments in a floor system in educational institutions, epoxy terrazzo is a great selection that aids in reaching school goals without the hassle of floor maintenance costs over the years.

Aesthetics For Schools and Universities

Anything is possible when you design school flooring using epoxy terrazzo.

 

The design capabilities of epoxy terrazzo exceed other flooring systems. There are endless colors and aggregate combinations to suit a school’s branding needs.

 

Add detailed logos and incorporate a mix of colors to heighten school spirits creating lasting memories for students and faculty!

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Ease of Maintenance

With epoxy terrazzo, it is recommended that a professional contractor install the flooring system. However afterward it is easy for anyone to maintain a terrazzo floor.

 

Daily maintenance calls for a simple cleaning routine requiring a bucket of warm water and a mop. A properly cared for terrazzo floor will prolong the lifecycle of the flooring system.

Sustainability

Epoxy terrazzo meets standards for innovative design and sustainable building materials.

 

An original green flooring system built around the use of recycled materials, terrazzo is eco-friendly for school construction projects. Aggregates come from post-industrial sources, epoxies comprise of recycled components and even divider strips are recycled.

 

Together the materials used to craft an epoxy terrazzo floor helps architects and building owners achieve sustainable building credits under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.

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Air Quality

The health and safety of students is a priority among school systems. Did you know that by selecting epoxy terrazzo, it reduces the likelihood that harmful toxins and germs get spread around a school?

 

Today most epoxy terrazzo manufacturers develop products that emit zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs). As a result, the overall indoor air quality is greatly improved making the air more breathable among students and faculty.

 

In addition to zero VOCs, epoxy terrazzo flooring is nonporous meaning that it does not support the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew; therefore, establishing a healthier indoor environment in schools. This characteristic of epoxy terrazzo is highly valuable in early childhood and primary schools where germs are commonly spread.

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