Cleaning Terrazzo Tiles – Some Eco-Friendly Tips

by | Oct 28, 2014 | Home Improvement

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One of the most popular reasons for installing a terrazzo tile floor is its eco-friendliness. In short, a terrazzo tile floor is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options you can choose, beginning with its manufacture, which makes use of tiny fragments of stone that might otherwise be discarded.

Once your floor is installed, the “green factor” doesn’t stop there: Trend terrazzo floors were designed to be truly low maintenance. In fact, the only thing you’ll need to keep your floor clean is a good wipe down with a damp mop. A mild detergent (earth-friendly options are fine) can be used as needed to remove extra dirt or grime. There’s no need for harsh chemical cleaners that have been shown to be a major cause of indoor air pollution.

The fact that terrazzo floors don’t require chemicals to keep them maintained is one of the reasons they’ve become so popular among homeowners and businesses looking to upgrade existing flooring options to healthier alternatives. If you or your children are asthmatic, or if you operate a health-related business like a medical center or doctor’s office or a business that serves children or the elderly, Trend terrazzo is an excellent choice to prevent allergic interactions that can occur when irritating chemicals are used.

By contrast, many tile or vinyl floors require harsh chemical cleansers and buffing agents to look good, and vinyl flooring and adhesives contain their own mix of chemicals that can be released into the air over time. Carpeting can be worse; not only can the fibers provide ample places for allergens, dust mites and bacteria to hide, but cleaning carpets requires the use of powerful solvents that are harmful to the environment and irritating to people and pets. Carpets themselves can contain petroleum products and chemical binding agents that can have a significant impact on indoor air quality.

If you’re looking for a flooring option that’s eco-friendly from start to finish, there’s no substitute for terrazzo. To learn more, use our online contact form to request additional information and to learn where you can buy Trend flooring.

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