River Gold Granite is one of our clients favorite colors. It is neutral yet each pieces is unique unlike many granites which look the same throughout.
The tiles you see are Cross-Cut Travertine Porcelain tiles from Italy with a glass and ceramic liner from Dune Ceramics in Spain. The ends of the tiles were capped with a travertine dome liner. This tile complements nicely with the River Gold Granite because the slab has red garnet which compliments the red glass from the Hermes Tiles.
Our client, Mountain View homeowners moved in several years and did not like their tile counter top surfaces any more. They initially came into our showroom 1 year ago. A year had passed and they were finally ready to install the tiles and granite in their kitchen.
Rhomboids installation is time consuming because it requires patience to set up an alternating scheme of three diffrent colors. As you can see, backsplashes are art at home.
Granite: Surf Green Granite, also know as India Typhoon Green. And yes it is from India.
Edge: Ogee Bullnose
Tiles: Adex Rhomboids tiles from Spain.
Installation Time: 5 days.
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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 3 to 5 guys to maneuver the large slabs in and out of the house. When our guys are at your home, they will make the final adjustments to fit the wall. Typically it takes about 1 week of fabrication, before we can install the granite slabs and the counter tops. Sometimes it is faster, however this depends on our fabrication schedule.
Installation for the shower and tub wall surrounds:
- Install waterproofing membrane or B grade black paper.
- Screw in cement fiberboard or blue board.
- Install slab granite and marble.
For large showers and tub surrounds, this may take more than one day to complete. These is the overview just no
For the counter top installation:
- Mount and Screw Plywood
- Mount Sink
- Install Slab
- Drill holes
- Level the floors with thin set or cement
- Lay tile
The square footage and tile install scheme affect the total install time.