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Downtown Lancaster Tub to Shower Conversion

Double vessel sink with Fusion granite

Double vessel sink with Fusion granite

Recently JD Tile took on a tub to shower conversion downtown Lancaster. Many contractors would be afraid walking into this type of renovation, but not JD Tile. We take on what most are afraid of. The project presented many obstacles as the walls were plaster and when the tub was removed there it was an area that would have to be built up to flush to the existing wall. Large copper pipes came through the plumbing wall presenting a challenge to find an area to house a niche. A new half wall was built, Fusion granite was chosen from Natural Stoneworks of Lancaster for the new vanity top, seat, knee wall top and curbtop. The combination of granite and tile is a trademark of JD Tile. The shower is 100% waterproof. The original shower area was turned into a closet to house towels and bathroom supplies. Clear sink vessels were used for the vanity countertop. Frameless glass by H2 of Lancaster.
Completed shower with glass enclosure

Completed shower with glass enclosure

Fusion granite bench curb and knee wall top with Wedi Subliner waterproofing and Ardex 8+9

Fusion granite bench curb and knee wall top with Wedi Subliner waterproofing and Ardex 8+9

Demo of tub and existing shower area

Demo of tub and existing shower area

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Backsplash in Morgantown using leftover tile and granite scraps

JD Tile recently returned to Morgantown PA to do a kitchen backsplash as the customers had the granite countertops installed. They had tiled about 650 sq. ft. previously with the Crossville 18″ Ecocycle Americana series. All the materials used on the backsplash were leftover tile. The Crossville 18″ tile was but down by JD Tile to 4″ squares, the leftover piece of granite was cut into 2″ squares and milled down to the thickness of the tile. Getting creative and working with the customer to get the best possible layout and brainstorming is what many installers don’t offer. They don’t want to spend much time with the customer, they want to get in and get out. For JD Tile we like to work with the customer and spend time so they get the most value and we know we did the installation the best it can be. We brainstorm with the customer to get the best ideas to create their masterpiece, putting their vision into reality.
Finished backsplash with oven feature.

Finished backsplash with oven feature.

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Barrier free Master Shower in Lebanon PA

Barrier free shower with linear drain in Lebanon PA. JD Tile worked closely with the customer to determine what she wanted. Creative elements with granite selected by customer were added to the choice of Crossville Americana Beige 18 inch tiles. The niches were done all in granite and lined up perfectly with the grout joints. The design of the shower floor mirrors the ceiling with a granite donut created to accept the rain shower antique brass hardware. NuHeat cables were installed in the floor of this master bathroom to provide the radiant heat in the tile for added comfort. The linear drain in the back wall of the shower goes all the way across and the diagonal tile design in the floor carriers across the drain. Pony or half walls were incorporated vs the original design of full walls in order to allow the natural light to enter the shower area. The shower was entered the the annual CID Awards(Coverings Installation Design) Awards put out by the NTCA(National Tile Contractors Association) in the category of tile and design. The project was in the top 5. JD Tile works closely with customers offering many years experience to give design ideas and custom high end installation not needing a designer. Design is a strong point of JD Tile. Continuity is mission essential always dealing with customer directly. Small business equals large value to customer. JD Tile 059-8x10 JD Tile 108-8x10 20131230_152458 20131230_152505 20131208_164216_LLS 20131214_123432 20131215_134415 20131203_151441

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