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JD Tile was recently contacted from a customer who was educated on using Schluter proucts in a shower remodel. Schluter is known by professional and DIY types because of all the workshops they hold each year throughout the US to educate. Because of JD Tile’s diversity, Schluter is one method he uses. Having a variety of methods to prep a shower allows him to fit the customer’s needs to get them an 100% waterproof shower before any tile is installed. Waterproofing the shower receptor is the most important process in doing tile, failures occur when contractors are not educated in this realm. JD Tile makes sure the shower is waterproofed before any tile is installed. JD Tile is about high quality, not rushing to get it done. We do it once and we do it right! This shower utilizes a kerdi line drain vs the standard 4″ drain in the center of the shower pan floor. This project also includes radiant floor heat in the bathroom floor only installed in the foot spaces. Radiant heat can be used as the main source of heat in the room if so desired. This shower includes some unique design ideas which JD Tile is known for. We brainstorm with the customer to get the best possible layout which includes the customer’s needs. Glass will be used to create a niche effect, the glass being used as the sil in this case.
Recently JD Tile was featured in the September issue of TileLetter, a monthly publication put out by the National Tile Contractors Association. The MLT, invented by another tile setter to help the industry reduce lippage mainly for the large format tiles being used and thin tile. JD Tile used the MLT in the installation for Amy Long from Lebanon in the Master Bath project. Crossville 18″ tiles were used in the floor and shower. Jon Donmoyer of JD Tile is the Region 1 Director for the NTCA, the governing body for tile. Region 1 covers 9 states in the Northeast US.
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.