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Old 01-13-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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If you have recently used a professional for the installation of your kitchen back splash, can you please share your experience with me? We are looking for someone who is able to remove our existing back splash and re-construct a new, more intricate one. The references we have received from tile stores have just been awful to work with (ie. scheduling appointments, receiving timely quotes etc.) Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Not our backsplash, but we had roughly 1000 square feet of tile work (plus a full shower/tub surround) done in our basement and back porch/deck done recently and the work was immaculate. Not cheap, but perfect quality. I will use him shortly for our kitchen backsplash for sure, as well as some other misc work that needs to be fixed from the crappy tile job that our builder's guy did.

David Campbell, DC Tile, 919-291-4446
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Thank you! I will give him a call.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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I thought you would like to see some pictures of his work. All the grout joints are exactly perfect and the same width. In areas where we used smaller inset tiles, he takes the time to make sure they are all perfectly aligned. Everything is symmetrical and to someone as picky as me, perfect to the eye:






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Old 01-13-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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I thought you would like to see some pictures of his work. All the grout joints are exactly perfect and the same width. In areas where we used smaller inset tiles, he takes the time to make sure they are all perfectly aligned. Everything is symmetrical and to someone as picky as me, perfect to the eye:

Looks very well done. I'm interested in the materials/subtrate used on the deck. Was it just plywood/CBU/thinset or a mud deck? Any waterproofing?

Thanks,

Frank
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Looks very well done. I'm interested in the materials/subtrate used on the deck. Was it just plywood/CBU/thinset or a mud deck? Any waterproofing?

Thanks,

Frank
Frank, in the interest of cost, we put furring strips on top of the existing deck's standard pressure treated lumber to create a slope away from the house, then plywood, then backer board, then tile. No waterproofing (didn't see the point in spending $1000 when what is below is an outside patio anyway) and the lower areas don't get wet so it's a pretty sealed barrier anyway.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Frank, in the interest of cost, we put furring strips on top of the existing deck's standard pressure treated lumber to create a slope away from the house, then plywood, then backer board, then tile. No waterproofing (didn't see the point in spending $1000 when what is below is an outside patio anyway) and the lower areas don't get wet so it's a pretty sealed barrier anyway.
Thanks .. as far as I know, no approved standard exists for a tiled deck so lots of different techniques are used ... sometimes the existing door to the deck becomes a problem due to the height increase in the floor.

Frank
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Fantastic work and great design! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Thanks .. as far as I know, no approved standard exists for a tiled deck so lots of different techniques are used ... sometimes the existing door to the deck becomes a problem due to the height increase in the floor.

Frank
Right. We had just enough room for the doors. Our contractor had done decks in tile before and had experience enough to know how to do it properly for both longevity and drainage.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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My granite guy (who has done work for quite a few folks on this forum) also does tiling.

I just had 2 bathrooms re done...floors and tub and shower surround and my kitchen backspash. I am thrilled with the results.

His name is Jason with The Polished Edge.

Vicki
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