SACRAMENTO, CA - It's been open less than a month and already the floor in Terminal B at the Sacramento International Airport is showing signs of wear.
The terrazzo flooring in the new terminal cost $7.2 million. It's made out of crushed marble, quartz and granite enmeshed in a concrete-type product.
"It's one of the more durable surfaces for flooring," airport spokeswoman Karen Doron explained. "It's more durable than tile. It will really lasts a long time and it's easier to clean than carpet."
But thousands of passengers trekking across the terrazzo with their luggage in tow have left lots of black scuff marks and scratches on the floor. Some yellow terrazzo used for an art piece is also marked up.
Doron explained that the wrong cleaning product was used on the floor after it was installed.