For Architects & Designers

For Architects & Designers

Terrazzo’s versatility, durability, and long history have made it a favorite of many of the architects who work with the NCTA.  That winning combination has seen it used in hospitals, airports, massive skyscrapers and schoolhouses all over the midwest year after year. The kind of notable design that terrazzo is so well known for speaks for itself.  And in profile here, the designers who have been bringing it to life for decades speak for themselves.


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What is Terrazzo?

Terrazzo is one of the oldest and most versatile sustainable flooring options. It is defined as a composite material poured in place or precast, consisting of marble chips and/or other aggregates combined within a binder material, which is ground and polished to a beautiful finish. Terrazzo today covers a limitless array of colors, and is known for being durable, sustainable, and flexible enough to accommodate designs from very simple and classic to extremely intricate and complex. From the royal palaces and serene bath houses of ancient times to today’s international airports, hospitals, and schools, terrazzo is a flooring canvas with infinite possibilities.