Winning Ways With Waterjet

Waterjet-cut stone installation at Mohegan Sun Casino, USA
Waterjet-cut stone installation at Mohegan Sun Casino, USA

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, one of the largest resort casinos in the USA, provided a great venue for state-of-the-art waterjet cut-and-fabricated stonework.

Waterjet-cut stone installation at Mohegan Sun Casino, USA
Waterjet-cut stone installation at Mohegan Sun Casino, USA

Architects, the Rockwell Group, specified Creative Edge Master Shop for all waterjet cutting and fabrication work; while Kenneth Castellucci & Associates was selected to install these one-of-a-kind waterjet stone designs.

Waterjet-cut stone installation at Mohegan Sun Casino, USA
Waterjet-cut stone installation at Mohegan Sun Casino, USA

“The amazing design treatments created by the Rockwell Group for Mohegan Sun Resort Casino represented an extensive display for waterjet fabrication for stone interiors,” says Jim Belilove of Creative Edge. “Large areas of different patterns ranging from intersecting arcs, to a cracked earth theme, and bold use of actual bronze waves, rivers and accents, demonstrated the potential of waterjet to manage careful fit, tight joints and patterns with dissimilar materials.  We cut thousands of pieces of stone.  And, for this project, there were no straight cut lines!

We loved working with the creative and inspired designers at Rockwell, and the installation professionals at Castelucci,” enthused Belilove. “We believe that all projects are good projects. But when we are fortunate enough to be working with a world-class architectural design company… and, one of America’s most professional tile & stone installation firms, this project was much, much better than good!”

Once the waterjet cutting was completed, all stone and metal pieces were factory-fabricated, assembled, and ready for installation with minimal job-site cutting and fitting.

Approximately 15,000 sq. feet of waterjet-cut natural stone was specified for Mohegan Sun’s flooring.  The stone variants included Royal Red Onyx, Jerusalem Gold, Emperador Light, St Laurent Brown, Thassos White and Nero Marquina.  Actual Bronze, with a special patina applied to darken it, was also waterjet-cut and integrated into the designs.

A new post by Joe Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, March 2017.

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