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Castle Rock, Colorado
KITCHEN REMODELING Design
Castle Rock/Castle Pines tile installation
contractor and Kitchen Remodel Company
This kitchen is remodeled with granite countertop
and river rock tile on the kitchen backsplash.
The kitchen remodeling project is truly unique to
the homeowners and they were thrilled with the
tile selection help that I provided to them as well
as the kitchen design and layout for the tile that
The tile design pattern used black natural river
rock tile for the background and gray river rock as
a design running through the entire kitchen tile
Above the stove area the tile installer picture
framed the river rock tile. The husband of the
client wanted a tile mural while his wife did not. I
presented this tile design as a compromise
between mural and no tile mural.
The tile edges were not squared off but ended in
a soft random finish. As shown in the top picture
right side of frame.
Kitchen backsplashes are usually painted
therefore requiring some prep work before
installing tile to the surface. In most cases wiping
down grease around stove areas will help the
next step. It is important for the entire wall surface
to be tiled to have a skim coat of poly-modified
Although there is mastic that can be used to
install pebble or stone tiles we always use thinset
mortar for our tile installations. Skim coating the
wall surface assures maximum bonding strength.
1/2 round ceramic chair rail tile trim finished the
tile work around the kitchen window and the tile
installer mirrored that finish above the stove area
of the kitchen backsplash.
Since we have numbered and taped the tiles to
be installed we next can set them in order. For
this particular job it took three days for two tile
installers to layout and piece together the tile
pattern with the home owners approval.
It took another three days to install and grout the
tile with another trip back to apply the stone
enhancer and sealant after the grout had cured.
Once I have finalized the tile design with the home owner, we begin by marking out a rough layout of how we would like the
tile installers to set the tile patterns we have chosen. As I’m drawing this out I am working along with the client and getting
feedback as to what she wants to see.
Once we determine how we want the flow of the pattern to go we leave the tile installation to the tile installers. Even so, both
the client and I will oversee how the tile installation layout will proceed. I encourage our customers for their input, if so
desired. Some clients will leave everything to us while others have more of a hands on involvement at this stage.
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