Ceramic tile and stone tile showers have been the choice of discerning consumers for as long as modern plumbing has been available — one hundred-fifty years or so. For decades only the wealthy could afford such luxury, but nowadays scarcely a home is built without tile in the bathroom. Building practices have changed — residences, for example, are built lighter and faster than in previous decades. Speed and economy have taken a toll on the quality of ceramic tile work in general. At John Bridge.com we are working diligently to ensure that standards of workmanship are improved and maintained throughout our industry. Innovation is the pathway to progress, but a well trained and thoughtful workforce is still essential as we forge ahead.