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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
Mark from Littleton CO
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Overdue thanks

I made extensive use of this forum and John's Book during my first tile job. It was a heated tiled bathroom floor with a custom sized walk in shower using the Schluter system. Porcelain and travertine were used.

It's been almost two years since I completed it and am starting a remodel of another bath in my house. Got me to thinking of you guys so I thought I would post pictures, descriptions and words of thanks.

The shower was located within new construction in an addition to my house. I glued, screwed, double checked and generally overbuilt the framing in the shower area. I have been rewarded for my efforts. First by my glass installer who raved about how plumb, square and solid everything was making his job easy and insuring the heavy 3/8" frame less glass door would not sag. Second, I have had zero cracks and no problems. John is right if you build it right you can grout all your corners. No caulk, no mildew. I squeegee and dry my shower after each use which is huge I am sure.

I made my own bull nose by nicking off half the thickness of the tile at a 45 then hand honing and polishing. You can see this in the knee wall top end detail picture.

I splurged a little on the back wall of the shower as you can see. Everybody who sees it is very impressed and I still admire it every time I use it.

I talk up Schluter every chance I get. I am using Kerdi in my tub area on the remodel.

The glass guy bugged me to start a career in tile. I have had two tile guys look it over. One said at least $5K in labor. The other said there is not enough money to get him to do the job I did. Pride of ownership.

I could not have done it with out John's book and this forum.

Thank you,

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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Excellent job, Mark! Looks like you did everything right, and good attention to detail. Definately a project you can be quite proud of.

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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:11 AM   #3
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You are proud and you should be. Lovely job.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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Great job, Mark! Nothing like having a masterpiece that you can say is yours!
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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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Wow.

It's posts like this that make me think "I can do it!" for my own tiling project.

Well done
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Unread 12-12-2007, 11:05 AM   #6
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Excellent execution on what has to be described as an ambitious first-time project.
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Unread 12-12-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting up the pictures. Feels good to use that shower everyday hu?
Thanks for the kind words.
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Very impressive. I just finished my first project a few months ago and it really does feel good knowing that you did everything yourself. I can't say I would have even thought about doing it myself without this great site. Props to all.
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