A hearty congratulations to the Rosa Mosaic and Tile Company, of Louisville, Kentucky, for creating the best terrazzo flooring in the country in 2010! The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA) Job of the Year went to Rosa Mosaic for 19,000 square feet of terrazzo installed at the KFC Yum! Center. The arena seats 22,000 sports fans and serves as the home court for the University of Louisville Cardinals basketball team.
A vibrant color palette of red, white, black, and yellow, graces the main lobby and the grand staircase. Rosa Mosaic also won an Honor award this year for the terrazzo hallways at Brooks Elementary School in Brooks, Kentucky. Rosa Mosaic was founded by Italian immigrant Louis Rosa in 1937. Louis hired another immigrant, John Cristofoli, in 1950, and today the Christofoli family continues providing excellent terrazzo.
Other 2011 Honor Award Winners featuring NCTA members include:
- West Ridge Elementary School in Chicago, by John Caretti & Company of Morton Grove, Illinois
- Renovation of the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, by the Martina Brothers Company of Lexington
- Harmonie Park/Paradise Valley in Detroit, completed by the Michielutti Brothers of Eastpointe, Michigan