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Moisture problems in bathrooms

We get asked to look at moldy bathroom tile and failing tub surrounds quite often.  While we can make the tile waterproof and make it function like it should.  What we find is that most people seldom use the fan that is in their bathroom.  Or if they do use it, it is only used for the another purpose.  To the point that HVAC installers have started calling bathroom exhaust fans a “Fart Fan”. Yes, these fans do remove smells and odors. But the main purpose for these fans being installed in bathrooms is to remove the warm moist air that is in bathrooms while they are being used.  Whether it is from having a bath or shower, or just brushing your teeth. That humid air needs to be removed to stop mold and mildew from developing and causing damage to your home or business.  It is important to note, that this air needs to be removed from the building not just the room.  Often times when we are completing bathroom renovations we find exhaust fans that are vented into attics or even down and into other wall cavities. This can cause a lot of damage in your home, by allowing moisture to build up in areas where it shouldn’t. Often times we see homeowners not using the fans properly because they are either loud or are not installed correctly.  Both of these problems can be easily fixed: Sound By installing a fan that is under 1.5 Sones a fan is much more likely to be used Installation A bathroom fan should be ran for 20 minutes after a...

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! We have had many phone calls from people looking to purchase high quality 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...

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:...

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