Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Terrazzo floors were originally made in Western Asia 9,000 to 8,000 BC with burnt lime and clay, colored red with ochre and polished. Much later, Venice invented a terrazzo that used marble chips in clay and goat milk as low cost flooring when polished.
GLASS RECYCLED has improved on the process by turning glass bottles and discarded porcelain fixtures into beauty. Instead of filling our landfills with some 30 billion bottles, they turn post-consumer and industrial glass into gorgeous countertops, fabulous flooring and landscape materials.
Sustainability is very important to GLASS RECYCLED. Their terrazzo is easy to maintain and lasts as long as your building or home stands. By mixing crushed glass with an epoxy resin, they’ve created over 400+ sparkling terrazzo designs.
Durability and low maintenance are at the core of green construction. Terrazzo flooring can be refinished repeatedly, reusing instead of replacing materials. It can be restored to its original luster at a fraction of the cost of replacement. Routine maintenance for Terrazzo flooring (both cement and thin-set epoxy) is easy; just dry and damp mop.
With no VOCs, GLASS RECYCLED earns further points on indoor air quality ratings. Both cement-based and thin-set epoxy Terrazzo systems are made of zero VOC materials. Terrazzo produces little or no off-gassing over the life of a cured floor. The non-porous Terrazzo finish resists microbial growth and moisture.
The potential for local sourcing is another environmental strength of Terrazzo. Manufactured on site, Terrazzo installations generally produce minimal post-commercial waste and save on transportation costs.
Please welcome another of our quality advertisers. We invite you to imagine the possibilities of GLASS RECYCLED. Browse their gallery of eco-friendly designs, and request a sample to see how their recycled glass countertops and recycled glass flooring will look in your home or office.