Our Journal

Pre-formed Shower Bases

On the current tile job, there is the need for a tiled shower base. Instead of “mudding-up” the base (a process that is not only time consuming but leaves the home-owner with multiple water points with the potential for failure) we opted for a preformed, totally water impervious, pre-sloped shower base that is tile ready. […]

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A “Heck” of a Tile Job

Tile work is always tedious. Big tiles allow for more forgiving lines but are more difficult to set; either on walls or floors due to their weight. This tile job was mixture of all different sizes and lays. The floor was a straight lay but the tiles were 19*19’s. The tub deck was 13*13’s (straight […]

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The Under Croft…almost there

The Under Croft at St. Leonard’s is almost complete. Inspections have gotten off and everything is passing. The ceiling tiles are going in, the cabinets, tops and fixtures are all in. Right now whats left is the partitions in the bathroom, paper dispensers, finish carpet, and some final touches on the finish coats of paint.

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Undercroft Painting, Tile, and Drop ceilings….

So the drop ceiling grids are in (as is the rough electrical – that was done prior to drywall). My ceiling guys held us up a little, but once they got moving they knocked it out real quick. This was the first time we used them, so i think the hold ups were more apart […]

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Undercroft Drywall Finish

As the title says the drywall work is done. In the bathrooms the MR Board is glued and “spiked” (they used concrete nails to hold it in place while the glue dried. The guys did a great job, and were very fast. Everywhere else its installed with screws to the metal studs, and is 5/8″ […]

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Undercroft Demolition and Rough framing

Here are the demolition and rough framing photos. To get everything tore out was about 3 days of heavy muscle. All the debris had to be hauled about 150 yards to the trucks for removal, loaded into the trucks, and then unloaded into dumpsters. The bathroom partitions were 1.5″ think slabs of marble, which were […]

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The Undercroft Bathrooms

This is very large project we are in the process of completing. It consists of a full remodel of the bathrooms and atrium area under the church at St. Leonard’s. Both the men’s and women’s restrooms were total guts. Both will get new everything (lighting, cabinets, tops faucets, grid ceilings….and the list goes on). The […]

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A Lazy Kitchen

This was another Kitchen for St. Leonard’s. We were trying a different layout (or design). We installed a dishwasher in this one (which is not a normal install at St. Leonard’s but is an available option) and we installed a microwave over the stove. In the corners we normally get stuck using a “blind-pull” (i […]

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Small Kitchen Make-over

At St. Leonard’s there are different apartment floor plans to choose from in the independent living center. Recently we renovated one of the smaller ones. By small i mean there are only 5 cabinets. It’s a “cute” little kitchenette for a retiree.

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End of the Year Product Surplus and Misorders

We have a few items in the showroom we are trying to get rid of.  From time to time an ordering error occurs and we are left with extra. We also order product to show off in the showroom for a time period and once that period is up we need to get rid of […]

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