2024 CID Award Winner Spotlight: Residential Stone Installation: Small Budget

Modern Yet Timeless Bathroom Remodel 3

At Coverings 2024, we honored 21 outstanding projects that demonstrated spectacular craftsmanship and creativity in the use of tile and stone. This week we’re spotlighting the 2024 CID Award winner for Commercial Ceramic Tile Design.


Project: Modern Yet Timeless Bathroom Remodel
Installer: Footprint Wood & Stone
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota, USA

This bathroom remodel was designed with aging in place in mind, capable of handling a wheelchair or walker with a wider and curbless entry.

The wall tiles were originally 24”x48” natural stone tiles cut down to 16”x48” for an optimal layout and the cutoffs from each piece was saved and labeled to use for mitering and wrapping all the horizontal surfaces and making the square wainscoting caps to give the illusion that everything was constructed out of large stone blocks.

In total there’s over 120 linear feet of mitered stone tile edges in this bathroom between the horizontally and vertically wrapped corners as well as the custom-made wainscotting caps. The bathroom floor tile is the same as the wall but had six noticeably darker tiles which were saved and cut down into 115 individual 4”x16” pieces, sanded all the edges, and installed in a herringbone pattern.

The shower floor started as 20sq/ft of sliced river rock mosaic tile which was pulled from the sheets and handset individually into a breathtaking custom sweeping spiral design.

The shower floor pebbles were removed from their mesh backing, laid out on a workspace, and individually placed, then covered with carpet tape and cut into pieces to make face-mounted mosaics and buffed to add a subtle sheen for added effect.

Do you have a recently completed project that features innovative design and installation of tile & stone? Consider entering it into the 2025 CID Awards – the portal opens this fall!