When Ken and Michele bought their lakefront home in Palm Beach Gardens, the former owner was seasonal and retained much of the builder grade appliances and trim. When we stopped by for the photo shoot and interview, the remodeling project was nearing completion but most of the furnishings and wall art were not in place. “We bought the house knowing it needed a lot of work. We took it all the way back down to cinderblock walls. Tile was obviously a major factor in our remodeling. We shopped online and found D&B Tile. Vince McIntyre at the Palm Beach location was just fantastic. We told him what we wanted and he showed us samples. He was extremely helpful as was the entire crew at the store. Also, D&B Tile had a huge selection from which to choose,” said Ken.
According to Michele, “We were just looking for a 33x33 and they had 36x36. We went for the larger tile. Then they had what was comparable throughout the house but had the same tile in the matte finish in 24x48 which goes perfectly for the length In the bathroom. This also provided us with a matt finish for the bathroom area and that reduces the possibility of a slip and fall.” “We had marble tile in our last house but this is perfect because it is porcelain tile that looks like marble and holds up better with less maintenance. Vince, Bill Bullock in the warehouse and Bernette Toombs Acker, customer service, were our key people. Bernette made certain all the details were completed. One other note, we had 15 pallets of tile throughout this house and only three pieces arrived broken. D&B Tile replaced them as soon as they were reported,” said Ken.
Calacatta Porcelain 24x48 White Matt for master bath and laundry floor – ideal for non-skid surfaces. Marvel Grey Fleury Lapp from Atlas Concorde 12x24 on bathroom walls and Arcadia Porcelain 9x14 Mesh for shower floor.“In the bathrooms, we wanted bullnose where the wall meets the floor. D&B took care of that at their Sawgrass location. They were done within a week. We have not brought anyone in to see the house because it is not complete, but we will. However, we have recommended D&B Tile to many of our friends.” Tile contractor on the job was Blue Sea Builders, Inc. Contact Korey Campbell at 561-313-2793.
See many selections of porcelain stone and other beautiful tile, stone and marble at our nine conveniently located stores in South Florida. The first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile.
Photographs and article by G. Richard Booth
Calacatta Porcelain 36x36 White Polished Porcelain – strongly resembles marble, but without the maintenance. - 2500 sq/ft used on the main floor.