Apothecary Hall, Christiansted
Taylor Studios makes a wide variety of laminated and colored concrete products. We supply surfacing materials for floors and walls, as well as architectural design elements and historical reproductions. Our colors tend to be rich and earthy; and we can mix colors to match or complement your specific needs. Generic concrete countertops do not reflect the possible Taylor Studios' textures. Most of our customers have not experienced concrete with a reflective finish. And after thirty years, or more, our floors and walls still look great, with minimal maintenance.
We can create the finishes you want for your walkways, patios, interior floors and walls. We have three exterior tile textures that are favorites, and each is available in all the colors. Some of our tile are thick enough to use without first pouring a slab; and if you choose the round walkway pavers, the tiles can be notched to fit more closely together. Our interior tile can be matte or gloss finish, and appropriately sized to suit each intended use.
We make replica Danish pattern brick in all the beautiful color variations of yellow ocher, terracotta, and tan. We replicate those made in the 1700's in Denmark and sent to the Virgin Islands as ship's ballast (the ships in return carried molasses and rum to Europe). We also have made molds to include many bull nose, coping and key stone patterns. As a concession to contemporary use, we have designed a thinner, economical brick product to install over a concrete slab.
We also make historical reproductions of the sidewalk pavers used extensively in downtown Christiansted, St. Croix. These original stones were quarried in the 1700's on the island of Lolland, off the coast of Denmark, and laid on the sidewalks here, rough side up. Over the following two hundred years these stones have become interestingly worn. They originally were in gray, purple, and brown; our reproductions are the same colors.
And we especially enjoy making large pots and jars,
carved tiles, and small and large planters, and statuary in interesting
shapes. These ferro-cement projects, along with our hand painted tiles,
are very popular.