Stunning Tile Backsplash


Ben just sent us these photos of a stunning backsplash he just completed for a wonderful couple in Sylvania.



Its the backsplash they always wanted but could not have when they first built their home in 2001. Tile is a white on black basket weave marble mosaic with a Byzantine mosaic set in white grout. All from The Tile Shop.

We have to applaud the Owners for sticking to their goal; they knew their house would not be complete without it.

We also give credit to Tiffany K, designer, for helping them make the selections with ease and confidence.

Of course on Ben is grateful to be the tile guy chosen to put the final touch on their home.

As a reminder, our standard backsplash features things the other guys skip:
1. Protection – floor protection, countertop protection.
2. Caulking and sealing.
3. All setting and grouting materials.
4. Final walkthru by the boss (ME) :-)
5. A workmanship warranty you can believe in.
All of which makes you confident and secure that you are getting a great value for the money.

When you think of tiling, we hope you think of us. Thank you for your time.

Curvy Bench


In the spirit of really cool things inspired by Schluter Systems, heres the curvy bench now covered in tumbled mosaics and fully water proofed. Beautiful.

Flatness on Project Orange


Heres a low angle shot of a shower wall at Project Orange. Discriminating customers will know this is the finish they are looking for. It’s called Flatness. Where you see no gaps between wall and straight edge placed against the work. Pure flat, phlat, flattery flat. A look you can see. It feels great to the touch and is a breeze to clean.

Not every installer can pull it off, but we do it consistently. And here’s how: First we are demanding of ourselves. We will not settle for almost. Second, (and this is the secret sauce) we use Anti-Lippage-Device. As seen in the photo below (the red thingys).


Anti-Lippage-Devices or ALD’s cure the challenge of managing lippage. Lippage is when tiles are not level from one to the next. Lippage is not Flat. Lippage is careless work. We care and so do you.

If you want truly flat work. Get Mosaic. And ask for the ALD’s. We’ll be happy to hook you up.

Custom Shower Bench: What Will You Do With Schluter Kerdi Board?


Heres a pic of a custom shower bench using Schluter Kerdi board. Schluter asked us tile geeks what we would do with it. Here’s our answer for today. This os the befinings of tile work on Project Orange. Cheers and farewell to @tilepup as he returns to school:’( It was great to have his help this summer. Band camp starts Monday.

Starting Project Big Orange


Here we have the beginnings of a large master bathroom code named: Big Orange. So named for the signature colors of the Schluter underlayments as seen on HGTV’s Holmes on Homes.

From left to right; in the foreground will be a large garden tub, a privy, and a large barrier free shower with curvy bench large shampoo niches and focal point.

Our client: Todd Keefer, Keefer Construction.
Tile by: The Tile Shop

The Emerson Laundry


Here I am the day after we put in this sweet gray range Travertine from the Tile Shop. This is just before we pull out all our setting control elements, red horse shoe spacers and Tuscan Leveling System. All standard features in our large format and stone tile installs. The elements help ensure a high quality install at a great price. Thanks for stopping by.

The One Day Transformation; the Mosaic Tile Backsplash


Here’s Ben at work on a glass mosaic tile backsplash in Sylvania, OH. Exhibiting proper protection of customer counters and cabinets, he awaits cuts from his helper.

Customers can expect best property protection practices among other features when engaging us on backsplashes. These include:

1. All setting and grouting material.

2. Color matched caulk at key locations; between counter and splash and inside corners.

3. Re-install electrical devices along will new longer screws (to compensate for depth of the tile)

Customers also find our flat rate pricing easy to understand. We have one low price for backsplashes up to 20 lineal feat. Price is based on proper backing, simple umcomplicated install, and cement based grout.

Most installs take just one day.

We think its the right combination of price and service. Its a deal that looks great, is long lasting, and can happen in just one day.

Are you ready for a one dat transformation?

Call Now for more details.