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This project for JD Tile consisted of working with an architect, the customer! His vision was to use chalkboard slate slabs previously used at an old schoolhouse. He bought the slate at an auction. Each slab of slate was approximately 4′ by 4′ and some larger. Each piece had to be cut and dry fit before installing it. Waterproofed the shower with kerdi waterproofing. The shower pan is a kohler cast iron pan. A piece of slate was put on the ceiling as well. This project was framed out by the customer years ago, he needed an installer who had experience working with slabs. I worked on a large slab installation back in 2009 on the Lancaster Convention Center/ Marriott Project with other subcontractors putting 3 mm slabs in. The customer found JD Tile through the John Bridge Tile Forum where Jon is a professional advisor. He is always looking for uniques projects like this most installers are afraid to take on because they have not worked with slabs. The architect customer incorporated a unique idea bringing the wall out to create a shelf. This material was about 3/8″ in thickness. Tuscan leveling system was used to insure the joints were flush. Laticrete 317 thinset was used. Mineral Oils are going to be used on slate to condition it.
Giallo travertine project in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Home sustained fire damage in 2011 total interior renovation. New cabinetry installed and granite countertops. Travertine tiles were installed with cornice, half round, and pencil liners. Stone was put in both sides of splash area above stove housing the pull out spice racks. Project was grouted with Laticrete’s permacolor mushroom. Stone was enhanced with Aqua Mix Ehancer.
This project was for some good friends I met while in the service. We removed the carpet and installed porcelain 18″ slate finish tiles, square pattern. Cracks in floor were coated with Laticrete mesh and blue liquid to isolate them. Tile was set with Laticrete 253, grouted with Laticrete Permacolor one of the new colors Dusty Grey. 600 sq. ft. Schluter transition profiles were used at doorways to meet carpet. Yes that is a Boston Terrior in the picture, his name is Leo! He kept me entertained while I was working on the tile installation, and did not move any of the tiles around! He was my buddy while I was working. Our next project in their home will be the kitchen floor and bathroom floors.
This project in Blue Bell, Montgomery County PA, was one phase of a master bathroom project performed by JD Tile. This customer was on the John Bridge Forum getting guidance on his tile project and wanted to hire a professional to do the mud pan and to waterproof it with kerdi. We needed to connect into his existing drain, we did so using the kerdi drain with adapter. Mud work is a skill most DIY types can learn but this wasn’t the normal shower size it was 7′X4′. The customer was concerned about doing it all in one day and doing it right. He hired me to do the pan. I put the mud shower pan in on a Friday and I put the kerdi in two days later. Now the customer can continue his tile project knowing his second floor shower pan is 100% waterproof