Terrazzo A Flooring Option with Many Benefits
Hospital floors face many demands which include high foot traffic, rolling loads, and spills of all kinds. It’s important to have floors that can withstand this challenge while providing a welcoming environment for patients, visitors, and employees. Terrazzo is an excellent commercial flooring option for hospitals and a cost-effective solution that comes with many benefits.
A Lasting Impression
Providing a strong first impression is important when you need to instill a sense of trust and dependability; entrances provide a great opportunity to achieve this. Hospital entrances are the first area patients, families and visitors see and presents a chance to set a positive tone that can impact the rest of the visitor's experience. Some key ways terrazzo can be used to enhance an entrance is by implementing it in a way that helps locate services, creating a floor that ties into the design decor and incorporating colors that promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
Durability & Longevity
Terrazzo is also known to be a premium, highly durable flooring option that requires minor maintenance and lasts for decades with proper care. Durability and longevity are key attributes of terrazzo and essential to any hospital looking for a commercial floor that will last the test of time. It can easily stand up to the high-volume foot traffic, rolling loads, equipment carts, stretchers and wheelchairs that move throughout a hospital daily. Terrazzo flooring is extremely durable and a cost effective investment which can also help reduce maintenance cost within the floor’s life cycle.
Ease of Maintenance
Sanitation and preventing the spread of germs are of extreme concern in places like hospitals and other medical facilities. These places are prone to bacteria and other airborne germs, which usually lands on surfaces like walls and floors. Terrazzo is excellent in helping to reduce this risk due to it being a non-porous system, which does not support microbial growth. This flooring option is also seamless which eliminates the need for grout lines known to be a key location on floors for bacteria and other germs to accumulate. Terrazzo provides long-term ease of maintenance and cleaning a terrazzo floor is very simple. Warm water and a neutral pH cleaner are all that’s needed to clean a terrazzo floor—no harsh chemicals required.
Terrazzo offers great design flexibility. Expectations in Floor and Wall finishes in today’s hospitals are high. In public spaces, such as lobbies, treatment rooms, and corridors, terrazzo can be used to create a welcoming environment with themed and patterned flooring. Shapes, patterns, colors and even artwork can be incorporated using terrazzo and can enhance the patient’s experience and comfort level.
At Artistic Surfaces, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve the greatest value for your flooring investment. We are known as a leading state-of-the-art contractor for commercial and residential flooring applications specializing in terrazzo and other types of poured in place flooring. Our company is renowned for its visionary approach to flooring design and application. Artistic Surfaces award-winning projects include; major hotels, art museums, airports, arenas, and upscale commercial buildings. We offer a complete range of services to suit any commercial, industrial, or institutional, flooring project. Our experts will work with you to select materials and plan the process down to the finest details. Have further questions? Feel free to give us a call at (954) 968-1700.