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
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. You see, the grout in between your shower
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
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
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
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
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
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