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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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Annville, PA – Quartz Slab Tile Recycling Remnant Patio Deck Project

Quartz recycling project patio deck in Annville, PA.  Using quartz remnants from a fabrication shop, these remnants were cut down into 12X16″ tiles, using first a grinder with a tubo blade and on the wet saw.  Cutting them down is a slow process as quartz is a very dense material which makes it easy for cleaning and removing stains, much easier than granite. These remnants were picked up and cut down into a specific size versus being thrown into a landfill.  3″ mud bed was installed first, followed by the quartz tile installation.  Thickness is same as countertops, 3 cm or 3/4″.  The previously polished sides were roughed up using a special cup wheel for a good bond.  The top of the quartz was roughed up using a grinder to have good traction for walking on, then the surface was enhanced to bring out the color and lastly sealed.  Hydro Ban was put down on the surface of the mortar bed to protect the bed and the tiles were grouted with SpectraLock Epoxy grout since this an outdoor project.  I have secured many more remnants quartz and granite so look for more unique tile/slab projects from JD Tile. 

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