The bell rings. School buses full of students leave the lots. Teachers spend the next few hours grading papers. But for one custodian, he or she gets to mop the terrazzo floor after hours.

Hundreds of thousands of students walk across terrazzo floors in schools each year. Terrazzo is not always a topic of conversation, but at Jane Macon Middle School in Brunswick, Georgia, terrazzo plays a role in the school’s commitment to provide a sustainable future to just under 1,000 students each year. We’ll take a look at Jane Macon Middle School, where terrazzo aids in creating an stimulating environment for higher learning.

Did you know that schools are among the top sectors installing terrazzo today? Ever since the need for more green construction projects, schools benefit from the use of terrazzo. New technologies in epoxy terrazzo create a better indoor environment for students, staff and visitors.

Entrance and Hallways

We start off in the entrances and hallways of Jane Macon Middle School where students commute to and from class.  Durability remains a top priority for schools, followed by design and sustainability. With students on the move, schools need a floor that can withstand heavy amounts of foot traffic. When schools invest in terrazzo, they are investing in the building’s future. Normally, epoxy terrazzo floors require less replacements than other flooring types which in return offers great longevity for the floors. In fact, many terrazzo floors are seamless and reduce noise levels. At the Jane Macon Middle School, terrazzo supports wayfinding methods as multiple compass designs help guide students in the right direction.

Jane Macon Middle School Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo provides a welcoming sight upon entering the school


Jane Macon Middle School Terrazzo Compass

Wayfinding design. This terrazzo compass guides students from classroom to classroom


Next, we step into the classroom. Students and teacher spend most of their days in the classroom. At a 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio, the teachers can better focus on the need’s of each student. Terrazzo also works to elevate student and teacher productivity. Many floors come with non-VOC adhesives, which improves the overall indoor air quality within the classroom. Studies have indicated that good design backed with good materials will develop a more engaging learning environment for everyone.

Jane Macon Middle School Classroom with Terrazzo Flooring

Terrazzo flooring in classrooms can increase student productivity


Onwards to the cafeteria, where schools seek low maintenance floors. Terrazzo is fairly easy to clean after the lunch period concludes. So even if students leave behind a messy trail, terrazzo floors can return to its original state with daily cleaning. A good sealer applied with terrazzo can prevent slips and falls.

Terrazzo flooring in cafeterias

Terrazzo provides a low maintenance floor for cafeterias, making it easy to clean daily

Schools can transform with terrazzo. It’s a strong foundation to for all schools to build on.

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 When it comes to terrazzo, Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is “Your Choice in Terrazzo.”

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