Durability and Maintenance

Terrazzo is a beautiful, durable, and safe flooring system. Maintenance on this type of floor is cost efficient, and provides a monolithic surface without any seams or grout joints, making it ideal for both residential and commercial projects. Given the durability of terrazzo and its low maintenance cost, the initial capital investment in terrazzo is recovered in seven years.  This outperforms any other floor finishes.

Terrazzo floors are easy to maintain, but this does not mean that your terrazzo floors are maintenance free. Depending on the amount of floor traffic you have, your terrazzo floor should be scrubbed or mopped with a neutral pH cleaner daily or weekly. The best scrubbing machines for your terrazzo floor with have a circular rotating scrubbing head that can accommodate various types of scrubbing pads.

For further information, view these documents from the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association:

The Care of Terrazzo

LEED Case Study

Terrazzo Long-term Cost Estimates