Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting the projects that received a coveted 2019 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Award. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Projects were evaluated on their execution, original usage and overall design and purpose by a panel of industry experts, prominent editors and designers. Tune in to the Coverings blog each week to learn about the 2019 winners and their ingenious and sophisticated applications of tile & stone.
Grand Prize Winner: Installation
This project was comprised of two stunning bathrooms, and is a true homage to Portland, Oregon’s Southwest Hills classical style. The finished bathrooms in this 1908 home left nothing to be desired and included every modern convenience, all wrapped in a timeless, exceptionally crafted finish that brought the architects vision to life.
Her Bathroom had excellent bones but required detailed efforts to true up the wall framing. Knowing that the walls were to receive handmade tile, we needed to have a square, level and plumb substrate to work from. The floor installation, comprised of marble flooring, an in-laid water jet area rug, and the shower pan mosaic, all required in-floor heating. In order to keep the seamless feel of the floor installation, we included a fabricated marble vent cover, further ensuring the integrity of the overall design.
His Bathroom required a similar effort in establishing square, level and plumb walls, which also received handmade tile. A heated floor runs from the main floor into the steam shower and across the bench, with the main floor receiving a water jet mosaic running wall to wall.
The entry to the steam shower, an arched opening, required a coordinated team effort in order to meet the exacting tolerances of both aesthetic design and technical requirements.
Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it to the 2020 CID Awards – the submission portal will open this fall.