Art In Public Places
making art a part of your day
Steward-Mellon Company prides itself on specialty Terrazzo and inlaid stone flooring. We view art projects as collaborations, not as just another job. We appreciate creativity, and look to facilitate your vision.
Contact Mark Naugle for more information on Public Art.
what is terrazzo?
For many, many years, Terrazzo has been a poured-in-place aggregate of Portland Cement and marble chips. If Mother Nature created the stone, Steward-Mellon could incorporate it into their designs. Cement Terrazzo is perfect for durability in indoor and outdoor uses, and can be done on a budget.
Today, thin-bed Epoxy Terrazzo can be found in beautiful, new construction projects around the world. Steward-Mellon creates stunning, deeply colored designs by combining modern polymers with an artist’s palette of colored synthetics, glass chips, metals and other exotic aggregates. We’ll pour your intricate design work in almost any location.
If the job or location does not allow for considerable on-site construction, Steward-Mellon’s full service fabrication shop will precast your terrazzo. Then, our skilled and responsible craft workers will install the pieces on site. This technique is most often used for bars, countertops, baseboards, stair treads, and other applications where pouring terrazzo is extremely difficult
Standards in Terrazzo Applications
Steward-Mellon Company is a proud member of the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. Founded in 1923, The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredricksburg, 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. Membership in the Association is limited to Terrazzo Contractors who meet rigid proficiency standards and participate in continuing educational seminars conducted annually by the Association. Associate membership is available to material suppliers whose products comply with the standards stipulated by the Association.
It is a great deal of work, but over the past several years, I have become more and more involved in the association. I want to give something back to the industry which has been so good to…
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Residential terrazzo in the news
There is a great article showcasing the award-winning Saks-Kavanaugh condo in Miami. Steward-Mellon won a National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association Honor Award in 2009 for the terrazzo in this residence. The article can be found in article 71-3 of the Miami Home and Decor Magazine. The epoxy matrix was from Terroxy; The plastic aggregates came from Fribel International; and the water-jet cutting was done by HydroKnife. . Many thanks to all who helped make this job such a great…
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