Planning Tile Installation in Minneapolis? 2014 trends are here!

Bathroom remodeling in Minneapolis will continue to trend toward creating luxurious spaces in 2014.  Homeowners want to bring a spa feeling into their home and banish the utilitarian feel of the bathroom. The bathroom remodeling trends continue to move toward the feeling of openness and luxury, while also paying attention the growing demand for durable Read More

Shower floor repair – pan liner, curb, and finish coat

The next step in our shower floor repair, after the concrete pre-pan is constructed is to install the plastic pan liner. The plastic pan liner is placed over the slanted pre-pan and on top of the plastic pan liner is where we’ll set our concrete shower floor. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Read More

Shower floor repair – demo and pre-pan

As I stated in the last post, a shower pan can be a tricky thing to construct properly and a flawed shower pan can have some very expensive repair costs associated with it! So I’m going to walk you through my current repair project so you can see what goes into a properly constructed shower Read More

Shower floor repair

The second largest number of repair jobs I do aside from flooring repair jobs would have to be shower pan repairs. A “shower pan” is what is underneath your tiled shower floor. It is constructed with metal lath, concrete and a 40mil pvc liner (really durable plastic sheet). The construction of the shower pan is Read More

The importance of the tile underlayment (part 2)

So why is it that the “floating floor” tile underlayment system that is the longest lasting, best choice hands down for larger span tile projects, ideal for in-floor heating systems, most adequate and versatile for older homes with not level or uneven floors and been time proven for over a hundred years hardly used anymore Read More

The importance of the tile underlayment!

So I ended the last CTW Blog post with the question, “How can I assure you, how do I guarantee you that your beautiful newly tiled floor will last forever?” Well the answer isn’t a new one. In fact it’s quite old! It’s a flooring system that has been used for many many years but Read More

CTW stands above the rest in quality, Why?

What sets CTW apart from most tile contractors? Well, quality for starters. But to answer that question in a little more detail I’m going to introduce you to some of the common floor tiling methods. The durability and longevity of any tiled floor begins with the tile underlayment! I can not stress how important the Read More

Hello Twin Cities!

Welcome to the new website for Creative Tile Works! This has been a work in progress for many weeks. We are just getting started adding many new features, implementing new ideas and creating new project portfolio’s. One of the new exciting features is the CTW Blog. In it We’ll be posting handy tiling tips to Read More


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    “TJ was a pleasure from start to finish. He was extremely personable, had several ideas we hadn’t thought of and was confident about completing the project without a hitch. That basically is how the job proceeded all the way to the end. There were several times through out the duration that we changed our choices of colors, fixtures, etc. — and all changes were accepted with graceful compliance. The finished project is wonderful. And I’m so happy he talked us into the heated floors! I would highly recommend Creative Tile Works to anyone looking to have work done in their home.”

    —Jason & Amber W.


    “After having our shower repaired twice by two different handymen since it was built two years ago, we were looking for a tile shower expert! TJ assured us that he would fix our shower for once and for all. TJ knew exactly what he was doing and was very proficient throughout the repair process. The shower looks better now than when it was first built and he guaranteed us that we’ll have no other problems with our leaky shower! If you’re looking to have any kind of tiling done at your home, I would highly suggest staying away from handymen with empty promises and stick with the expertise of Creative Tile Works!”

    —Jay & Barb H.


    “Our basement went from a barely usable, dingy space to a bright, clean functional office space for me to run my new company. The transformation was nothing short of miraculous! From the beginning TJ was focused on what I wanted to see, and how much I wanted to spend to get the job done. He listened intently, but also offered opinions and advice on how best to accomplish what I wanted to see done. TJ came in on time and on budget. He and his partner John were professional and a pleasure to work with. I would be comfortable recommending Creative Tile Works to anyone.”

    —Chad H.