Our Materials

We specialize in the remodeling of kitchens.

We specifically use brand-name “mid-grade” materials for the best combination of quality and price. We do not use “builder grade” products because they are cheaply made and often fail quickly. You can count on quality products from us without having to be a product expert yourself.

1. Porcelain/Ceramic Floor or Wall Tile

Unless your agreement has a different amount, your allowance is $4/Sq Ft for Floor Tile & $8/Sq Ft for Wall Tile for all tile, Powergrout w/sealer and Thinset (mortar). Your tile allowance is the same for all types of porcelain/ceramic tile for your job, such as decorative pieces (Listellos) and end pieces (Bull Nose) which are priced by the piece, not the square foot. These other pieces are more expensive, and the budget can be exceeded resulting in additional cost to you. If you exceed your allowance you will only have to pay our wholesale cost difference.

Standard pattern is square layup of 4 x 4’s, 6 x 6’s, 8 x 10’s, 12 x 12’s, etc. on walls (Note: 6 x 6’s are cut from 12 x 12’s and have two rounded and two sharp edges making grout lines uneven), 2 x 2 mosaic tiles on shower floors (if the shower floor is tile and not a formed plastic shower base), and square 12 x 12’s or larger on the floor, all the same size and color. You can add a line of different tile (i.e. mosaic, listellos, etc.) at eye level at no additional labor charge.

YOUR ALLOWANCE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: real stone or any tile other than ceramic or porcelain, any pattern difference from standard square layup, mixing of different tile sizes, decorative tiles, more than one color, subway or diagonal installation, different patterns or anything other than the standard square layout. All these will incur an additional expense for labor and materials, which requires your approval by written change order prior to installation. We do not give any credits back if you spend less than your allowance, except by special arrangement. Note: Due to a history of service problems we do not do business with the Tile Shop at Crosspointe Center, Daltile in Moraine, or Mees Distributors on Stanley.  We use:

a. Florida Tile – 2105 Lyons Rd. (between Yankee & 741, near Dayton Mall), 293-5151, See Rachel or Molly. Regular business hours M-F 8AM-4:30PM, plus open Sat. 9 AM to Noon. We recommend making an appointment.

2. Vinyl Floor Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is a snap together, floating floor option that is impervious to water.  Our allowance is $2.50/SF.

a. Lumber Liquidators – 425 N. Springboro Pike (Rt. 741) across from Home Depot near the Dayton Mall. 937-684-9660

3. Countertops

a. For cultured marble or cultured granite (man-made cultured stone) bathroom sink tops we use:
Creative Design Marble – 7901 S. Suburban Rd., (1 block west of Clyo off Franklin) 434-8892 see Eric

b. For Kitchen countertops – solid surface (“Corian” type), granite and quartz we use:
All Kitchen Surfaces – 7587 Clyo Rd., 414-1801 See Bart.  M-W 10Am-4PM, or by appointment

4. Lighting

a. Factory Lighting Center – 3939 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek. 426-0995. 50% off List Price. See Kathy
b. Ohio Lamp & Fixture – 677 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Dayton 45459. 439-0822. 10% discount below internet. See Sue, Jill or John

5. Owner Supplied Materials

a) Contractor will not start the work until all owner supplied materials are on site. It can take 3-6 weeks to obtain materials so it is owner’s responsibility to have them there in a timely fashion. Contractor does not supply free warranty labor for replacement of defective materials supplied by Owner.

b) Whatever work Owner is doing must be done in a timely fashion on Contractor’s schedule. Demo must be done by Contractor’s start date. Painting must be done when walls are ready for paint. Owner may need to paint overnight to meet schedule. Owner agrees not to delay Contractor’s work by non-performance of Owner’s work. Contractor’s Crew Leader will coordinate this with Owner.

c) Owner supplied materials must be approved by Contractor. Contractor uses Moen faucets, Sterling (Kohler) plastic tub and shower units, Bootz porcelain-on-steel tubs, Kohler toilets, Broan/Nutone, Panasonic or GE fans, Aristokraft cabinets (www.Aristokraft.com), Delta or Sterling (Kohler) stock shower doors, Alluring Glass (Cincy)or C. W. Miller (Xenia) custom shower doors. Contractor knows these products and how to install them. Different brands increase labor and material costs. Therefore, Contractor does not install other brands except by special arrangement and at additional cost. Contractor does not install cast iron products or heated floors.

6. The Walk-Through

As we near the time frame for your installation, our Operations Mgr/Partner, Brian Harrison, will set up a WALK THROUGH appointment with you. Please have your tile and grout color and any other selections chosen by this time.
Questions? Call Brian Harrison @ 937-559-0478 or Mike Mergler @ 937-671-2880.