Some spaces are big. Some spaces are small. One thing is for sure, what an architect does with the area given can affect the people who connect with that space. Architecture has the ability to trigger a physical, physiological or psychological response; therefore, it is essential for an architect to consider the right flooring option for a commercial or industrial project. Here are a few reasons architects should pitch terrazzo in their floor plans.

1. Longevity

How long will the floors last? This is a common question that is asked when determining which floors to use in a residential or commercial project. If a floor can avoid damages over the years, then it puts itself in the forefront for consideration. Most terrazzo floors tend to last longer than most buildings themselves, making it one of the more durable flooring options to choose from. You can expect to get on a good 75 years of use with terrazzo. The sustainable features that come with terrazzo such as its VOC-free content and recycled materials are an added bonus that will surely impact the health of the people who bond with a space overtime.

2. Cleanliness

During the installation process, terrazzo installers grind and polish the floor. Finishing off the floor, the floor gets a layer of protection. As a result, terrazzo floors are stain-resistant. Contaminants and water will not penetrate through the surface, helping add to the case that terrazzo is a valuable choice in flooring when it comes to avoiding damages. On top of that, terrazzo floors are simple to clean. Using a mop, warm water, and a neutral cleaner can maintain these floors for years to come. No need for scrubbing. No need for waxing. Dirt can be swept away in swoops. Because epoxy terrazzo is seamless, there are no worries about whether or not dirt will move inside of grout lines. When it comes to covering a large commercial area, the ease of maintenance of a floor plays an important role in an architect’s plan.

3. Maintenance Cost

How much will it cost to install a terrazzo floor and maintain it? Cost plays a factor in most decisions. The true cost of something relies on how much you are willing to give up to get something. For example, the initial cost of terrazzo seems high, which could mean that an architect or designer may have to give up other items in their architectural plan. They may have to give up LED lighting or other building material options. What we do know is that terrazzo has a low risk of being damaged over time, making it a quality floor with aesthetic appeal. Terrazzo gains value over time. While some architects may focus on the upfront cost, terrazzo actually can be a cheaper option over time. In fact, when factoring in the annual cost of maintenance, replacement cost, and frequency of replacements, terrazzo is more cost-effective over a 40-year span than flooring options such as carpet, vinyl, and marble.

Architects can add originality to their designs. Terrazzo provides architects with a quality product with a flexible design capability.

Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo is a terrazzo flooring contractor that works with architects, designers, and other construction professionals to select the materials and plan the terrazzo process in great detail. Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo develops a plan that provides architects with a terrazzo floor at a cost-effective value while providing them a quality investment in the future of their buildings. We encourage you to look at what terrazzo can do for a space by reading 10 Projects with Interesting Designs.  Have additional questions regarding terrazzo, then Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo can assist you.  Contact us at (704) 921-4940 or email us at

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