Noted for its brilliant coloration and aesthetic attraction, coupled with durability and timelessness, terrazzo is the tile material of choice for designers and clients alike, according to the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. This naturally occurring marble enjoys widespread appeal, and is available in a range of colors and price points. In addition to its other features, terrazzo is an environmentally friendly building product, composed of recycled materials and noted for its longevity, ease of maintenance, and limited environmental impact.

Owing to its natural beauty and high quality, terrazzo is featured in facilities throughout the nation, ranging from schools, hospitals, and libraries to corporate headquarters, retail establishments, and municipal buildings. Working with terrazzo yields an array of benefits to the architect, builder, and client alike; for this reason, its popularity is likely to increase in the years ahead.

From its headquarters in Fredericksburg, Texas, the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association develops, implements, and oversees national standards for terrazzo contractors throughout the United States. To receive additional information about the benefits of working with terrazzo, visit the home page of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association at

About the author: A leader in the tile industry, Vincent DeLazzero has filled the position of Chief Executive Officer of Port Morris Tile and Marble Corporation since 2004. He is a prior President of the Greater New York and New Jersey Tile Contractors’ Association (GNY/NJTCA).

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