Design Layout and Center
Before we installed this backsplash, we collaborated with the homeowner to create what we call the design layout and center. This process is also called a dry fit or a dry run, and it basically entails placing each tile on the floor prior to installation. This gives the customer a better idea of what the finished installation will look like.
During this particular design layout and center, we arranged the tiles with a continuous diamond set pattern and a decorative inlay. The homeowner suggested we add a large, dark band around the decorative inlay. Finally, we decided to add a square bottom row to the backsplash for a nice finishing touch.
Installation and Adjustments
The homeowner approved the design, and we set to work installing it. The next day said she didn’t like the size of the dark band compared to the size of the stove top, so we took it apart and put it together again after making the necessary adjustments.
At Lacasse Stone and Tile, we do whatever it takes to make sure our customers are completely satisfied. That’s part of the reason why many of our customers are repeat customers. This particular customer purchased another house and called us to do the tile installation on the dining room floor.