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JD Tile recently completed a master bathroom renovation in Lancaster, PA. The scope of work involved: demo the existing shower and tub deck of the existing 4″ tile. Prep the new shower with mud walls and pan, waterproof, tile with large format tiles and a mosaic feature band. New shower includes a recessed niche placed perfectly in the space of a tile. The deck of the tub will serve as a shaving ledge as new glass will be installed and set back 5″. This feature will increase the area of the shower and avoid the need for a separate shelf. The tile bullnose pieces were used on the curb and to frame the shower and deck and deck backsplash. The floor in the bathroom was also tiled with the 12X24s. Continuity flows throughout the master bathroom, glass and color will added to the room to complete it! Plasma grout by Laticrete used along with Mapei’s Aqua Defense for waterproofing the mud walls and shower pan. Normally in this day and age cement board is used but JD Tile has trained extensively with other professionals in PA and CA to learn the art of mud work. Mud walls allow the tile mechanic the ability to take an out of square and area not plumb and make it perfect to tile onto. Mud walls is a lost art that has been around hundreds of years, but has given way to new innovations. It still remains the best possible way to prepare a shower for tile. JD Tile is always looking to learn new techniques and products in order to have a selection to choose from for the potential job.
The client came to JD Tile after a major renovation in her home. She did not feel confident with the GC doing the tile shower. She also wanted someone closer and someone who was just a tile contractor. Customer already had the tile and working closely with JD Tile we worked out the details. 12X36″ tiles were installed on the walls up the the 10′ ceiling. Schluter Bright White aluminum profiles were used to finish all edges to include the window and niche. The niche was custom framed for the customer and extra shelve was made in case customer wants a second shelf. The curb top and sil were white corian. The a kerdi drain was used and glass pebbles used in the pan. The large format tiles were a concern for the customer as the specs were calling for a 1/16″ inch grout line, lippage was also a concern. JD Tile used the MLT, Mechanical Lippage Tuning system to achieve a 99% lippage free installation. The walls previously installed by the GC were not plumb so experienced was used to correct this with his many years of experience. Bright White Epoxy grout was used in the shower. The many years of experience paid off for another successful installation with the new format tiles of today. The challenge of this installation shows why a homeowner should have an experienced tile contractor who has kept up with the new materials that keep coming out by the manufacturers. The customer was very satisfied and glad she found the right tile contractor. She already wants him to work on her home in Michigan because she knows he will work with her to get the desired results.
Barrier free in-law shower in Lebanon PA. NuHeat installed in the floor. Marco Corona porcelain tile carries into the barrier free shower with a 68″ Kerdi-Line Drain located at the back wall. Crossville mosaics were used in the ceiling, feature deco and niche. Dome liners were used to terminate the tile. The granite used for the bathroom vanity was incorporated into the niche which is a trademark of JD Tile. A drop down shower seat was incorporated. SpectraLock Epoxy grout was used, 2 colors light pewter and raven. Glass frameless shower door.
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