Piracema White Slab Shower: Planning/ Timelines Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part 1 of 3: April 3rd, 2010 Click for Part 1 of 3. After we had an understanding of Valerie’s project, we planned out the material acquisition and installation schedule.  In an ideal scenario, all material will have been purchased and warehoused at our San Leandro facility prior to project start. This will Read more »

Granite Counter and Tile Installation in Foul Weather May Cause Delays

“Rain Rain Go Away. Come Back When It Is Not My Install Day.”   The weather such as heavy rain combined with wind can delay or prolong a tile, granite, or quartz installation. Our installers face two issues, the material getting wet and the San Francisco Bay Area traffic. I will only discuss with you the former since Read more »

Piracema White Slab Shower: Installation Part 3 of 3

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 of 3 click the links. The total install time for Valerie’s job was about 2.5 weeks which included tile and granite installation. The slab showers and tub surround it takes one day to install each piece. Since the material is heavy (about 15 lbs per squ ft) it will require Read more »

Counter Top Installation Day: Demolition Men!!!

Talk about a Dusty and Dirty job.  We should on be on “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel.  Demolition of the counters is exciting because it is the start of the  install process.  Demolition as you can see in the pictures is not a pretty sight. Granite, Marble, Limestone, or Travertine (Natural Stone): Granite removal Read more »

Window Sills in Granite – Countertop replacement projects

This situation occurs mostly to tile counter top replacement projects.  About 99% of the window sills are not the same level as the countertops when we remove the tiles off counters.   This is because the tiles sit on adhesive material (thin set or cement) which was built-up to the same level as the sill.  Read more »

Piracema White Slab Shower: Project Overview Part 1 of 3

Overview: Valerie came to Artistic Stone knowing she wanted to update her three bathrooms in her Castro Valley canyon home.  She came into our San Leandro Showroom with drawings and worked with Helen to get a budget and the overall project time line. In one of her master bathroom, she had a large jacuzzi tub Read more »

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