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Do we have a Showroom?

  We often get asked does CJI Tile and Stone have a showroom? The answer is no, however at the same time the answer is yes. For some businesses, having a showroom is the right answer and makes perfect sense.  Our decision to not have a showroom has a reasoning with multiple layers, stretching from customer satisfaction to simple dollars and cents. We thought we’d  lay out the reasons why CJI Tile is a showroom-free service provider. 1. Price Having a Showroom costs a lot of money, it requires a lot of overhead to build a show room and staff it.  Costs that are ultimately passed onto the consumer.  While we would love to have a flashy showroom to show off what we can do and the products we can provide to our customers we find that we can offer customers more value by not having a showroom. 2. Focus We want to focus on what we do best, which is designing and building your home or business.  We are in a better position to utilize our network of suppliers who already have beautiful showrooms that showcase their amazing products.  As well these suppliers (that can be seen on our suppliers page here) are staffed by knowledgeable, dedicated staff that are specialized in their field whether it is tile, plumbing fixtures or counter tops. 3. Trends The job of keeping up with trends does not end with one quick fix.   As trends evolve, businesses must evolve also to keep up with a specific style or design that is now “in”.  This means complete renovations of these showrooms happens quite...

Our new online Store! Selling Wedi Shower

Wedi Shower Kits, Schluter Shower Kits, Benches, Niches we have it all! Over the last year or so we have had many phone calls from people looking to purchase Wedi shower kits or, Schluter Shower kit systems so customers can install them on their own.  We have decided to create a simple website where you can purchase all the materials you need to complete your own tiling project. Whether you are looking to do a tiled shower and use one of the fantastic shower kits that are available now, or if you are just looking to tile a floor.  We can supply everything you need, delivered to your door. As well if you have any questions about what to use, or how to do something our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any of the questions you may have. Click the link below to check it out: Click here to go to our store’s web page Let us know what you...

Schluter Systems

CJI Tile and Stone supplies and installs the complete line of Schluter Systems Products. Including: DITRA uncoupling, waterproofing and vapour equalization membrane for floors. KERDI the waterproofing membrane used around showers, steam showers and tubs. KERDI-SHOWER an integrated family of products that together form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled showers. KERDI-BOARD a multifunctional tile substrate and building panel, which can also be used for creating bonded waterproofing assemblies with tile coverings. We are your Calgary and Area Schluter Systems Installation Specialist.            ...

Walk in and Barrier Free Showers

CJI Tile and Stone takes pride in specializing in walk-in and barrier free showers. Helping many Calgarians enjoy a struggle free entrance into the shower, CJI has been able to customize these showers to the specific needs of the user and the user’s bathroom.   In most cases, a totally curb less or barrier free shower is almost impossible to create. Why? Other important bathroom fixtures (i.e. toilet, vanity, doorway, etc.) Difficult to provide a ramp or “speed bump” into the shower that allows proper slope for the shower to properly drain A tiny curb must be created to compensate A 4 inch barrier from the bathroom floor to curb top, will replace the usual 7 – 8 inch curb However, if the bathroom layout allows, the curb can be eliminated entirely and CJI will build a “roll-in” shower. An easily negotiated hump which creates a transition from bathroom to shower A waterproofing membrane such as Schluter Kerdi helps waterproof the entire assembly As you can see, function and beauty do go hand in hand:...

Floor Tile Installation

Many people, including some trades people, are under the impression that slapping 12 x 12 tiles on the floor is child`s play. Anyone can do it and do it well…this is simply not true. The truth is that installing floor tile is a complex and intricate process; one that is easy to mess up, leaving you with an unflattering floor.       Subfloor Preparation This is the first and most important step in the installation process. Tile needs a stable, non-moving subsurface to do its job. If there is any “give” in your subfloor, your tile and grout will eventually crack and become an eyesore, or worse, a hazard!         CJI has two methods to stabilize the subfloor for our tile installation renovation: Plywood/Hardie Backer Depending on what kind of subfloor you already have, we will add the appropriate substrate to make your floor stable and ready for tile. Usually this is either 1/2″ plywood or 1/4″ Hardie Backer. Occasionally we also use 5/8″ or even 3/4″ plywood. We screw these boards down every 3-4 inches around the perimeter of each sheet, then 6 inches in the middle, ensuring that it will stay in place. In the case of Hardie Backer we also use thin set to bond the board to the previous subfloor. Schluter Ditra System: A polyethylene membrane with a grid honeycomb structure, the ditra is bonded to the subfloor with thinset, followed by the tile being bonded to the ditra with thinset. This provides the best possible solution for vapour transmission, waterproofing and protecting the tile surface from substrate movement. This product...

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