We would like to congratulate Aaron Schoen of Schoen Builders on completing the Carrera Creek project with Midwest Mosaic. Schoen Builders, a Toledo area custom home builder, sent us these photos. Fantastic job. We are grateful to be your tile contractor and to assist on wood flooring as well.
Here’s photos of our work in the Made for TV project. Its a demonstration kitchen for a public company which develops and markets foods to the restraurant industry. This is where the chefs show clients the new foods they are working on. Its an impressive place. The Owner was very demanding about the finishes. We rose to the challange. Enjoy the photos.
Behind the scenes: Managing Lippage
Particular attention was paid to the lippage on our work. Thats’s when the tiles are uneven side by side, Lippage is undesireable. So we employed an anti-lippage device seen in the photos below (the little red blocks with straps).
We use a special pistol shaped tool to draw the tiles even with the blocks and straps. Heres the guys posing as pistoleros with wall tile behind.
While the anti-lippage system works great with the big tiles, its not practical with small tiles and mesh mounted mosaics. I had to do another preparation for the mosaic inlay. Here I am installing a mud screed with a stick notched for the depth of the mosaics.
And here I am demonstrating the result of the mud preps, flush (no lippage) condition.
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As you recall we were dropping delightful details on Carrera Creek. Not to be outdone, the plumber dropped by and twisted on the shower jewelry, so we grabbed a photo of that below. Do You Like?
Apparently the builder, Schoen, and homeowner, Anon, liked. And so we were asked to look at doing the hard woods on the project. And dontcha kno Darrin just loves doing hard woods. Here he is now figuring out how to do the wood around the hearth.
Here’s the guys, Ron (l) Allen (r), consulting with Darrin about the the last two boards in the back room. Just like tile, wood takes careful consideration at certain places and this is one of them.
Great job guys. I’ll be back to get pics of the big rooms.
Darrin just sent us these from his recently completed work on Carrera Creek. Mosaic insiders reflected these must be CGI (computer generated). No, we can assure you these are very real. Which means we are very greatful to have Darrin on our team and for the opportunity to work with this client and Schoen Builders of Perrysburg.
Tile by The Tile Shop.