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Where do you see yourself in five years? You may have been asked this question in a job interview, on a date or maybe in a survey, but it remains one of the most-asked questions regarding the future. To be honest, it can be one of the most difficult questions to answer. Sure we all have thought about what the future may hold, but at the moment those thoughts are wishful thinking, a line between what we hope will materialize and what may actually occur. This blog focuses on our predictions for the terrazzo industry over the next five years.
Terrazzo is among the flooring trends currently on the rise. Architects and designers have frequently used the material for flooring, countertops and wall panels in both residential and commercial projects. Known for being one of the first “green” building materials, terrazzo has many benefits that contribute to LEED points. These benefits include the material’s low VOC content, which helps improve indoor air quality, and its use of recycled materials, which helps reduce environmental waste. Features such as terrazzo’s high durability, easy maintenance, stain resistance, and customized design have all factored in the increasing popularity of terrazzo.
With sustainable design being a focus for architects today, terrazzo is a desired green product. Terrazzo has this connotation for being a material made for kings and queen, or even outdated. Yes, terrazzo is commonly found in celebrity homes and famous landmarks, but that perception has also been changed. The stigma is that a terrazzo installation is expensive compared to other flooring types, which can be true; however, there is now a realization that terrazzo is a cost-effective option over the years. Terrazzo is affordable because it is inexpensive to produce and requires fewer maintenance costs over the product’s lifecycle. Now hospitals, schools, restaurants, and hotels have started transitioning to replace materials like ceramic tiles, vinyl, and carpet with terrazzo.
In five years, terrazzo will remain a competitive product for architects and interior designers to use. Recent technological advancements have allowed terrazzo companies to develop better methods for installation, environmentally-friendly terrazzo products and innovative designs that are will surely attract the commercial sector. Currently, institutional buildings such as universities and K-12 schools dominate the majority of terrazzo projects. Schools can use terrazzo for beautiful school logos, to help combat high-foot-traffic areas and contribute to higher academic performances.
In five years, expect more architectural projects to include terrazzo for flooring, countertops, staircases or wall panels with educational institutions still leading the numbers. Hospitals, airports and retail stores should see an increased amount of terrazzo installations as well. Don’t be surprised if sports stadiums, local movie theater or even your corporate office start incorporating terrazzo in the next five years. Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo truly believes it’s an exciting time for the terrazzo industry today and in the future.
Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is an experienced contractor in the terrazzo industry. We provide services in all facets of terrazzo including; poured in place cement and thin-set epoxy terrazzo systems as well as all precast terrazzo material installations. As a National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association member, we provide terrazzo installations across the southern United States. If you seek professional installation help with a future commercial project, Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo can offer its services to you. Please reach out to a Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo representative at (704) 921-4940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.