Each person “knows” their way around a building. However, for first-time visitors, learning how to navigate throughout a space can leave them confused and frustrated.

Wayfinding Systems

To get people from point A to point B, buildings today utilize wayfinding systems, making it more convenient for anyone to reach their destination. Wayfinding systems offers many benefits. These benefits include reducing visitor stress and frustration, improving visitor accessibility and safety measures, and enhancing visitor’s cognitive abilities.

Through wayfinding, visitors can focus in on visual cues to develop an overall layout of a building. As a result, visitors can figure out where they are currently, where they need to go, and the route they need to follow, all using visual cues such as lighting, signage, color schemes, and other graphics.

Terrazzo Guides

One material that architects and designers can use is terrazzo. Terrazzo comes with many design possibilities, including a vast color palette and decorative patterns. Free-flowing lines, compasses, geographic maps, linear patterns, and floor lettering are just a few ideas that can be designed with epoxy terrazzo. These designs can help travelers move through an airport, students and staff navigate in multiple buildings on campus, or help patients find the right health department in their local hospitals.

Flooring is the most common application for epoxy terrazzo. However, you can use methods that go beyond just flooring. For instance, an architect can incorporate wayfinding techniques into the walls of buildings as well. Many terrazzo manufacturers create custom precast products that fit nicely in a space. Overall, an architect can utilize terrazzo in many different ways to meet a building’s wayfinding needs.

In conclusion, modern design has made navigation more comprehensive with wayfinding systems.

Terrazzo Hallway Middle School in Arkansas

Blue and White Epoxy Terrazzo waves at George Mason University

Gray terrazzo floors at St. Petersburg Multi-Transport Transit Center

 


Considering adding a wayfinding design to a project? Ask you local terrazzo contractor about the benefits of adding epoxy terrazzo. Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is a terrazzo flooring installer in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a member of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, we have installed terrazzo throughout the Southern United States. Have questions? Give us a call at (704) 921-4940 or email us at info@doyledickersonterrazzo.com. When it comes to terrazzo, Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is “Your Choice in Terrazzo.”

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