The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full-service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates, and general information to architects and designers at no cost.
Founded in 1923, NTMA’s role is to set and enforce industry standards. They protect the interests, not only of the members, but of anyone who has a stake in the success of a terrazzo installation.
NTMA serves as a reliable third-party resource for all players in the industry. In addition to supporting its current 131 member companies, NTMA’s full range of services extends to design professionals, architects, general contractors, maintenance professionals, and building owners. From helping architects put specifications together to providing technical assistance at any stage of a project, NTMA’s purpose is to orchestrate quality terrazzo installations.
VIA.ZZO brand is owned by Aragon Grup, a proud member of the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association USA (ntma.com), the First International Member of NTMA, starting with January 2020. VIA.ZZO material system and installation technology are complying with all NTMA standards and regulations.
Why use an NTMA contractor?
As an Architect, you take great pride in your designs. To see your visions come to reality, you appreciate having assurance that the contractor installing the terrazzo work is highly skilled. An NTMA contractor is your best option for quality assurance on your construction project.
As a General Contractor, you appreciate a knowledgeable subcontractor with experienced crews who are on top of their specialty trade. You need a terrazzo contractor who is competitively priced and can deliver. The NTMA contractor is that subcontractor. Read more about it here.
“Terrazzo in the hands of an NTMA contractor is truly the art of craft.”
NTMA Honor Awards
The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association annually conducts the awards program to honor member contractors for executing exceptional terrazzo work. Projects are judged on the basis of excellence in design and implementation, quality, and craftsmanship. The judging process is completely non-biased and conducted by a panel of terrazzo experts who are not made aware of the contractor or location of each job they are evaluating.
The judging for the Honor Awards consists of five terrazzo experts in the fields of architecture, design, and contracting. Their decision is based upon:
▪ Excellence in craftsmanship
▪ Excellence in design
▪ Scope of installation
The terrazzo industry’s highest recognition, is the Job of the Year, the best project among the 13 – 15 Honor Award Winners.
The winning project and the Honor Awards are selected from among various internationwide terrazzo projects submitted by NTMA members.
The NTMA requirements must be met for the job to be considered for the competition.
For all terrazzo specifications, VIA.ZZO refers to the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA), the central source for terrazzo technical data, details, and specifications. For more in-depth information on terrazzo systems, visit the specifications section of NTMA website.
The fastest and easiest way to ensure a professional, pre-qualified terrazzo contractor is by using a member of the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. (NTMA). Membership in the NTMA is limited to terrazzo contractors, all members meet rigid proficiency standards while participating in continuing educational seminars set forth by the NTMA. The NTMA generously provides complete specifications, color palettes and general information to architects and designers at no cost.
We proudly highlight our National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA) honor award winner projects to show the breadth, beauty and versatility of terrazzo flooring. Those award-winning designs and installations include shopping centers, restaurants and hotels.