Deco Marble Base, Chair Rail, Pencil Trim and Mosaic Border
This is the final part of the 3 series marble blog.
The first one walked the reader with pictures thru the demolition of a tub and the installation of a walk in marble shower.
The second one involved the installation of a 8 inch brown marble boarder with a Marble mosaic medallion at a diagonal in the center.
Each part of the series was much more detailed and difficult than the one before. This 3rd and final presentation is a 5th degree more difficult than the 1st .These Blogs are written here in order to inform and help people , for those of you who are handy with some experience you could do it yourself. For those of you who need to hire a professional to do it, very importantly this blog will inform you so you don't get taken advantage of. One of our up coming blogs will address this exact issue. Some good people out in Groveland Ma. had a major chain home improvement co give them a price on tiling their bathroom. And needless to say they were really glad they came across tile excellence.com because they saved a unbelievable amount and we will tell their story in a Blog soon. We are finishing up their job this week.
This bathroom installation job is located in Wakefield, MA. And was a intricate and detailed installation with deco marble base , chair rail , pencil trim and a mosaic boarder and floor. There are over 30 photos in a effort to show the detail and give the reader a clear idea of what has to be done to accomplish such a installation.
The first 9 pictures show the Hardi board preparations for tile with captions . The homeowner installed all the hardy board on the entire job all I did was seal up all the joints with the silicone pictured.
The next 3 pictures are of the garden tub with captions . notice the large granite one piece bench top installed with thin set
The next 3 pictures are of the shower floor with captions. One of a sealed concrete sloped to drain floor with Redguard ready for tile
The next 9 pictures are of walls being installed with captions. The walls are in a "broke joint " pattern and are 2ft by 1 ft marble.
There are 2 pictures of floor lay out with captions showing the lay out to start laying marble with a whole piece from the door.
|notice the lay out whole piece of marble in doorway layed out with the spacer to be used|
|a close up of whole tile to be started next to granite threshhold|
There are 3 photos of laid floors with captions. Again they are 2 ft by 1 ft marble laid in a broke joint pattern
|laid floors notice the brick pattern of the 2ft by 1 ft marble|
|look at the top of the picture see the marble base where meets the back wall|
|a small hallway really highlights the broke joint pattern|
Finally there are 3 pictures of deco trim tile used to finish off this job . The detail and difficulty of this job is amplified by the use of such
trims and base throughout this entire bathroom.
|hand rounded finished chair rail around garden tub|
|hand mitered 45 degree base corners require great care and detail|
|inside corner 45 degree mitered marble base|