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Terrazzo


Description

Terrazzo floors are made of a combination of marble chips set in concrete or an epoxy resin. Common usages include decorative entrances or restrooms.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified.
  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified with a soft towel or cloth. .Epoxy based terrazzo does not require resealing or refinishing, however, cement based terrazzo may require resealing to protect against wear. Ensure that low-emitting concrete sealants are used.

End of Life Tips

  • For materials that are well worn or damaged, recycling is the next best option. Contact the flooring manufacturer for recycling information, or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.
  • For materials that are well worn or damaged, recycling is the next best option. Contact the flooring manufacturer for recycling information, or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Setting Adhesives and Grout: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Sealants: Must meet the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation