Glass Recycled: eco-friendly terrazzo alternative

Glass Recycled is now offering an alternative to traditional terrazzo flooring for use in office buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants and a number of other commercial and residential applications.

Texas-based Glass Recycled – a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly products for the construction and interior design industry – is now offering an alternative to traditional terrazzo flooring that is, the US company says, eco-friendly, available in limitless colour choices and adds much-desired points to LEED certified projects.
Traditional terrazzo is a hard surface made from small pieces of marble aggregate mixed with a wet binder that is cured and polished to a smooth finish. Major mixing and pouring equipment is needed to install the product, then after a curing period of five to six days, electric grinding equipment is used on the terrazzo surface to achieve a high polish.
GlassPLANK terrazzo is manufactured at the firm’s production facility then delivered and installed as easy as traditional flooring options. It is produced in varying thicknesses, with a number of standard and custom sizes available. It can be installed with a seam as small as 1/64”, and requires no onsite grinding, polishing or sealing. Made from recycled glass and epoxy, this ‘new breakthrough’ alternative is being used in office buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants and a number of other commercial and residential applications.
Since Glass Recycled applications are non-porous, there is no need to seal the floors, countertops and walls, boosting cost efficiency, sustainability and friction. Moreover, traditional cement terrazzo’s compressive strength ranges from 4,800 to 7,000 psi and marble terrazzo has a compressive strength of 12,000 psi. According to Glass Recycled, its terrazzo will equal or exceed that figure since glass is harder than marble.
Other than the beauty and durability of granite or marble, Glass Recycled’s patented process also has almost limitless colour combinations. In fact, each piece of Glass Recycled is custom formulated and manufactured from customers’ specific design input.
Glass Recycled also has a number of other product lines: GlassSLAB is used for bath and kitchen countertops, GlassDECOR can be transformed into uniquely designed interior products such as table tops, glass panels, ceiling tiles and other imaginable applications and GlassSCAPE is loose, bagged recycled glass and porcelain aggregate product that can be used as a permanent and beautiful alternative to groundcover, mulch or used in fountains and aquariums.