Design in the Hills: Tile Demonstration, Friday, July 16

Written By Kristine Bjerke, AIA

Attendees participating in the hands-on tile workshop.

Design in the Hills Friday mornings are always focused on some type of hands-on, interactive session.  This year we had the opportunity for a hands-on course in selecting the best Schluter Systems trim profiles for a variety of ceramic tile transition scenarios.  The demonstration /presentation and workshop was sponsored by Syverson Tile and Schluter Systems.  Every two-person team was provided a wall/floor/corner model, and sections of Schluter metal profile pieces and underlayments, as well as different wall and floor tile samples from Syverson.  The presenters – Riley Wanzek and Jeremy Ghent – gave the group transition problems, and asked the group to assemble the best options using the tile and trim. We tackled wall-floor joints, tile/resilient joints, joints at different floor materials, shower assemblies and inside/outside corners and edges! They moved among the tables and monitored progress, and helped when needed.  It was an awesome learning tool, and  I (and probably everyone else) actually came away knowing and understanding more about designing tile transitions correctly.

Also thanks to Hebron Brick for opening their yard for the workshops and to Syverson Tile for inviting us to their showroom.

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