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Friday, March 30, 2018

9:50 PM

From tile to masonry transition stone work and how to build a masonry pond

Tile to Masonry Transition Stonework

How to Build a Masonry Pond

If you've been following tile excellence blog for some years now, maybe you've felt comfortable and tried your hand at doing some tile work. If you've successfully done some tile work then stone and masonry work will be easy. Tile has straight lines and precise cuts needing  a lot of careful planning to keep it straight and clean.  Natural stone on the other hand is more like a jigsaw puzzle without straight lines and an abstract pattern. Its installed with concrete like tile and leveled flat in the same way, just no lines to keep straight and an all natural stone finish.  I built a Koi pond in my backyard from concrete with stone around the edge and a brick paver patio around it.  Here's a series of pictures, taking you through, step-by-step so you can DIY

Click on my Facebook Page to see the pictures from start to finish! Then build yourself a Koi Pond!

Here's other masonry and stonework I've completed and posted here for your pleasure 

I have always created these blog posts to inform  and educate folks with confidence and info so as if you have it done or do it yourself  you will know what it takes to get it done. As always I am available for you to ask questions get advice to get it done! 

It's nice if you ask  HERE ON THE BLOG  so others can learn along with you, but if need to, you can always call me direct  chris 978 471 9127

completed pond with pavers


shot of pavers installed


a natural stone border around the pond


pavers and stone border


large koi fish in the pond


my dog junior helping me lay pavers


paver outline ready to fill in field


 making cuts just like you would tile


pavers and stone on the right side of the pond


pavers around tree

garden tub with stone work on the front


natural stone shower floor


more river stone shower floor


stone archway above garden tub


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

11:59 PM

Ceramic Tile Repairs | Floor Tile Replacement | Shower ReGrouts

Ceramic Tile Repairs Floor Tile Replacement 

and Shower ReGrouts


MA Reality persuaded us to rewrite several of Tile Excellence's blog posts for their publication, including contractor "Guides" and "Expert Contributors". Nice gig!

This "Guide" is on Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Regrouts. The article is about the controversial issue of Copper Pans vs. Rubber Membrane in shower installation. Catch them all on ask tile excellence, or read a couple here! Read Chris's Profile on MA Reality.


Links to his profile and articles. 
http://www.massrealty.com/experts/chris-lawson

Thursday, October 10, 2013

8:22 PM

INTERNATIONAL AMAZING BLOG STATS SHARED WITH YOU ALL !!

I am so excited about the current stats from the blog this month .Seems many people from all over the world are reading the blog and the stats are amazing to me . And I want to thank all of you for reading and for making tileexcellence.com a internationally read web site and blog . Below are the stats for TODAY THIS WEEK AND THIS MONTH thanks for reading and I hope you find these stats as amazing as i do!!

TODAY                                                THIS WEEK                                      THIS MONTH

USA 35                                            USA 348                                                   USA 1240

FRANCE 4                                      CANADA 63                                          FRANCE 90

CHILE 1                                          UKRAINE 31                                          RUSSIA 80

INDONESIA 1                             FRANCE 10                                                   CANADA 78
  
NETHERLANDS 1                      RUSSIA 10                                                        UKRAINE 47

SOUTH AFRICA 1                   NETHERLANDS 6                                       UNITED KINGDOM 31
                                                                                                                          GERMANY 25
                                                   AUSTRAILIA 4                                             AUSTRAILIA 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                LITHUANIA 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                     UNITED KINGDOM 4                                                                                                                                   INDONESIA 14