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Fiberglass Tub Surround Reno to Tile Shower in Harrisburg PA

This is another fiberglass tub surround renovation to tile for JD Tile.  Fiberglass tub surround removed the first day.  Homeowner chose a Kohler cast iron pan and new plumbing will be installed as well.  Will be tiled with 4X12″  the pattern will be 50% offset.  Tile was purchased from Garden State Tile in Lancaster.  Granite accents will be used.     This shower is a hybrid as most are in this day and age, with kerdi board and pro panels used.  2″ kerdi board installed under uba tuba granite for added support and to accept marble tiles.  1/8″ horseshoe shims used to insure consistent spacing.  Hyrdro Ban Water proofing over screw/washer penetrations.       Tile installed, grouted with Laticrete SpectraLock Epoxy grout only grout JD Tile will use in a shower.  Plumbing fitures installed with 2 grab bars, one not in picture.  Kohler cast iron pan used, choose by customer.  Niche is the Noble Niche 20X12″.  Marble to be installed yet under granite seat.        

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Chalkboard Slate Slab Shower Millersburg Dauphin County PA

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.

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