I brought the crew out today to help close out the Happy Wife Happy Life project. From left to right, me Darrin, and Robert.
All tile from the Tile Shop in Ann Arbor. This is some kind of marble 12×18 on the wall and 2.5cm basket weave mosaic on the floor, all same stone. Simply lovely.
Not a bad looking crew either.
Thanks also to Dennis at Abbey Carpet of Lenawee for providing all the Schluters (now covered by tile) really made installation a breeze. And the Owners can rest assured they have the best performing system available.
We just got these photos from Darrin over at the Lawyers in Love Project. Just simple straight forward subway tile with a complimentary grout color. Simply classy.
Nice job Darrin!
This October, the NTCA announced the 2013 Women in Tile. I picked up the story here at tileletter.com.
Of interest to the crew at Mosaic, is tile setter Carole Loquet, as we work with our hands. We have much respect for our fellows.The work is hard, and it is not for everyone. We do it for the love. Carol’s love of the craft comes out in her story as she had to put up with crap such as,
“She chose training with Les Compagnons du Tour de France, even though she faced a lot of opposition from women in the organization’s administration who felt tile setting was a man’s job.”
And her approach to her craft,
In 2005 she created La Caroleuse in France to “do my work in accordance with the rules of art and my values,” she explained. “I wanted to offer customers quality and personalization of their work.”
No doubt, it would be a pleasure to lay tile alongside La Caroleuse.
She is now located in Montreal Canada, You can find her on the web at http://www.lacaroleuse.com/.
Congratulations to Darrin, Malcolm, and our tile pup, Robert on completing the lobby floor on
the LCS project (Estate Jewlers). This dramatic 20″x20″ porcelain tile may be had at Main Street Tile in Sylvania, (Ask for Des or Joe). Tell ‘em Mosaic sent ya.
Thanks goes out to Con Keefer, the contractor. Estate Jewlers, the designer Bonnie Danford, and the Architect, Michael Lawrence. Contact info below.
Folks, the Owner of the store Ed Szymanski, and his people are the best. Of course I feel that way, because they make stuff with their hands. Please, this season, make sure you drop by his store located at 5442 Monroe St., Toledo, OH. Buy something for your sweetums.
Here’ s Jonnie dropping in a stone mosaic basket weave over Schluter Ditra. Happy Wife Happy Life project.
Meanwhile (same job) I’m laying up a skim coat on a shower wall that has 3/4 belly in the middle of it. I like to start flat.
Later that day Darrin and I teamed up on the showroom floor of the LCS project. A new locally owned jewelry store in town. They also do a brisk business on Ebay. So fun to meet interesting people.
Here I am back buttering the large format tile. Im convinced the extra effort skimming the back of the tile leads to better performance.
And thats what me and the crew at Mosaic are all about. High performance at reasonable prices. Give us a call. Thanks for your time.
By Tom Meehan of Cape Cod Tileworks
From Tile Letter Magazine
Warming the floor, heating the room
At one point, electric heat mats were known just for supplying comfort heat, but now manufacturers are claiming that heat mats can be used as primary heat sources in tiled rooms. The great advantage to this is that you can heat the area you chose without affecting the heating system in the rest of the house. This is great for a three-season room or a basement. Read more…
From National Public Radio
Its really cool when the craft makes national news. Of course I prejudiced, but in my opinion in all of the built environment there is nothing more beautiful nor more dramatic than the tile work. Click here for more…
A closeup of the bar in New York City’s Vanderbilt Hotel shows the intricate detail of the Guastavino Co.’s elegant ceiling work.