Terrazzo Finds a New Home as Kitchen Countertops

On the heels of the concrete countertop trend, terrazzo is making its way into the kitchen. Steve Jarred, a field representative for Mason Supply Co. in Eugene, Ore., says one of the most popular applications for terrazzo in the Pacific Northwest right now is for countertops.

When precasting, the vibrator shakes the aggregate to the bottom of the mold, which is the top of the surface. This is ideal for grinding and polishing for a terrazzo surface, whether the application is a wall, column or countertop. You also can hand-seed pretty aggregate to grind and polish on a new slab poured in place, he says.

With consumer interest in terrazzo countertops growing, Jarred laments, “I wish more people did terrazzo.”