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Kitchen Remodel

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Here is a great example of my work. This house had an outdated small kitchen that was transformed into a Large Beautiful open kitchen. Click on “Read the rest of this entry” to view all the finished picture views.

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Change Bathroom Linoleum to Tile

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This is a small tile job I did in a Bathroom.

The original flooring was linoleum.

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Bathroom, Custom, Tile

 

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Tile & Custom Mantle

I completely changed the look of this fireplace.  The original fireplace with the red brick, didn’t match the look of the rest of the room. The homeowner had installed new wood flooring and painted the walls.

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Tile Saw

I am sometimes asked about what tools I really like to work with. So I decided to give some of my reviews of some of  the tools I like to use on my projects.

For all the tile projects I have done, I love using my Imer Tile Saw. It has a table design that makes it easier to make precise cuts. It has a “Radial Arm Saw” design, which means your tile stays flat on a surface and the saw slides.

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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Showers, Slate Tile, Tile, Tool Review

 

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Bathroom Remodel

This was an interesting remodel. The home was built out of cinder blocks, and a concrete slab floor. I had to work with the inspectors closely to make sure everything was okay to do before I made changes. The previous contractor had walked away from the project, after he incorrectly tied in the plumbing. The Inspector wanted either metal studs or pressure treated boards to be in contact with the cinder block walls. The door was a custom fit too. I had to frame it in and trim down the door to fit. Once the plumbing was hooked up correctly, and framed in, the rest of the project went fairly smoothly.

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Slate in Bathrooms

Information you should know if you are considering using Slate Tile.

Since slate tile seems to be a popular tile to be viewed on my website, I decided to give more information for those of you out there who are considering using it in a bathroom. Here are some of the pros & cons:

Cons-

1. Most of the slate tile I have used was very difficult to work with.  In many cases, when you are working on a particularly intricate design, the sizes and shapes of the tile aren’t made uniform. Which involves a lot more layout and cutting than originally estimated. For instance, an 12×12 tile is sometimes 11 1/2in. along the top edge, and 11in. on the bottom edge. For this reason I do most of my layout and design first to make sure my grout lines stay true and straight.

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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in Showers, Slate Tile, Tile

 

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Slate Tiled Steps With Porch

Since everyone seems to like the slate tile bathroom so much that I did, I decided to post this project. This is actually my neighbor’s front porch. She came up with the size of the slate tile to use, (4x4in & 12x12in) and some what of a pattern she liked from the back porch, she had done a few years ago. The diamond pattern I placed in the middle.

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Posted by on December 4, 2010 in Slate Tile, Tile

 

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Master Bathroom Tile

This is my third shower I tiled in the Dreamland Home. It is also the Master Bathroom shower tile. The back wall (opposite the shower head), was a lot of work and has a lot of detail. It has 6 cubby holes for shampoos and soap bottles, and a seat that ran across the back. It also had diamond patterns, trim, and edge tiles. These pictures don’t do it justice. It came out looking great!! Click to view more pictures.

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Posted by on May 5, 2009 in Custom, Finish Work, From Ground Up, Showers, Tile

 

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Tile Floor

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This was a slightly bigger project. The customer wanted; the 70’s acoustic ceiling removed, re-textured the same as the walls, new paint colors, Crown molding installed, new ceiling fan, new baseboards, carpeting removed, and new tile installed. The tile they had chosen was a close color match to their existing hallway and kitchen. The homeowners didn’t have a design of what they wanted the tile to look like. So I designed this pattern, and made sure the grout lines and tile flowed into the existing tile in the hallway. Overall it was a fun project and turned out to be a really nice Den for the husband.

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Tile Shower and Floor

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This was my first tile job in the Dreamland Home. I made sure the grout lines flowed through the shower walls and transferred through to the floor tile. The tile inside the shower, on the floor I did in a diamond pattern. It has a raised seat and a feature strip. The homeowner liked the larger tile with the turtle and Palm Trees and wanted them installed at eye level with a border. The seat also has 3 small tiles that have fish on them. So when you are facing the shower head you are looking at the Turtle tile. The crown border tiles added a nice touch to give it more depth.

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Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Showers, Tile

 

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