2024 Honor Awards

Tops Diner

Newark, NJ

Terrazzo Contractor

Imperial Flooring Systems, Inc. Freehold, NJ

The owners of this iconic 1942 diner embarked on a transformative expansion project. Built on its original site, the new diner tripled in size to accommodate up to 20,000 customers weekly. Terrazzo, a traditional finish in the mid-century American diner aesthetic, takes center stage again. Within a harmonious composition of form, light, and color, custom-designed motifs in epoxy terrazzo subtly facilitate wayfinding, with terrazzo tabletops to match and easy-care toughness to withstand high traffic for decades to come. This interior is an immersive update on nostalgia, articulating timelessness, quality craftsmanship, and contemporary design.


Parts and Labor Design

New York, NY



Terrazzo Contractor

Imperial Flooring Systems, Inc.

Freehold, NJ



General Contractor

Iron State Construction LLC

Syreville, NJ


Jimmy, John, and Van Golemis

Hudson County, NJ



Resin Supplier

Key Resin Company



Aggregate Supplier

Continental Terrazzo Supply

Precast Suppliers

Romoco Precast Terrazzo Company

Wausau Tile



Divider Strip Supplier

Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.




Jon Lattin

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