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Home Advisor published an informative article about 5 types of stone tile you can choose for your home. We read it, and approve!
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J3 Services was thrilled to recently receive the Business Builder Award from the North San Diego County Small Business Development Center. This award was presented at an SBDC event in Carlsbad, by Assemblymember Rocky Chávez of the 76th Assembly District in the California State Legislature, where J3 Services is headquartered.
J3 Services has teamed with the North San Diego SBDC since 2012. This agency is an excellent resource for emerging small businesses. In the last three years we have participated in one-on-one business consulting, financial advising, marketing and sales training and networking events throughout the county. All for FREE and no strings attached. This agency is funded and administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Here is a collection of pictures we took from our exciting day on Friday with Assemblymember Rocky Chávez and North San Diego SBDC (Small Business Development Center).
We are thankful for so much support from our local business community!
La Jolla Light, a local publication, wrote an article in late 2014 on remodeling trends predicted for 2015 from the National Association of Home Builders. Here's the link: http://www.lajollalight.com/news/2014/dec/19/ten-home-remodeling-trends-for-2015/
Would you agree with their predictions?
We haven't seen a whole lot of increased interest in different sink styles, but use of quartz for countertops has skyrocketed. We also noticed lots more blues being used this year, not charcoal colors as predicted in the article.
Guess who made the list as one of San Diego's Top Minority-Owned Businesses for 2015! This is a very short list of 40 minority-owned San Diego businesses. Thank you, San Diego Business Journal!
J3 Services has been in business since 2012, and is a C-54 Specialty Contractor that is licensed to work with tile and stone. We are a family owned business, and have a small crew working to bring the dreams of San Diego homeowners to life.
Our story is one of hope, perseverance and integrity.
It involves an immigrant and his family, a can-do attitude and the will to rebuild after devastation in the wake of the economy's collapse in 2008.
Contact J3 Services by calling (760) 583-1559 or submitting a contact form to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help make your dream a reality!
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We had the special treat of participating in a two-day Innovation Workshop sponsored by Schluter Systems in Anaheim.
Schluter®-Systems develops products specifically for the tile industry to ensure that installations maintain integrity and durability. The Schluter product line includes tile trims, uncoupling membranes, floor heating systems, waterproof building panels, and shower systems.
We have been using Schluter in our commercial and residential installations almost one year and continue to be impressed with the quality, durability and craftsmanship of the product. One recent project where these products were used was at the San Diego International Airport, as part of a major renovation to a set of restrooms in Terminal 2. Click here to see some of those pictures.
The second part of the Innovation Workshop will happen in Anaheim in October. We'll be there!
If you are planning a tile project in the near future, you owe it to yourself to visit Custom Building Products website.
For homeowners, there is a very handy tool to help you create your project shopping list.
For contractors like us, there is a quick and easy estimator for how much grout, membrane and other tile materials we'll need. Check it out, you'll be pleased: http://www.custombuildingproducts.com/homeowners.aspx
Grout helps determine the functionality and durability of a tiled floor or backsplash, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, which are often high-traffic rooms that are exposed to a lot of moisture and mess. But grout also plays a key aesthetic role; the color of grout will determine whether the eye is drawn to the beauty of the individual tiles or to the overall pattern and sequencing of the tiles across the surface. According to David Goodman, a tile contractor for This Old House "Not only does grout fill the voids, it makes the floor, wall, or counter-top stronger by bonding the tiles together and preventing the edges of a tile from chipping and cracking."
The holidays are fast approaching and like most homes the coming and going of relatives, pets, and turkeys with lots of gravy will most likely wreak havoc on your floors, back-splashes and counter-tops. Not to worry! Here are some easy, cost effective tips for keeping your tile and stone looking like new!
Use protective mats
Good quality entry and exit mats will help trap dirt, soil and grime that will abrade and discolor the surface of your tile and grout. Vacuum and/or clean these mats frequently to remove the trapped dirt and minimize the risk of transfer to the floor.
Use protective trivets, coasters, & place-mats
Common food items and dishware can etch and scratch the tile and stone on your counter-tops and tables. It is highly recommended that you use trivets, coasters, and place-mats to protect your tile and stone surfaces from stains and damage.
During the last few generations interior design has followed many different trends in consumer tastes. Art Deco designs during early mid-century where traditional motifs met crisp mechanical lines with lots of blues, greens, reds and yellows. Atomic designs of the space age with curvatures and geometric patterns as well as brilliant colors and pop art style decor. The disco era gave us shag carpets, wood paneled walls, and the use of extreme colors and wallpaper. Lastly, who could forget the arcade style paint jobs, pastels, and hideous floral patterns of the eighty's and ninety's!? As our design pallets evolved we've made a lot of frightening decisions regarding home interiors however it seems that all was not in vain as we seem to have found a way to marry the old with the new in today's modern design world. Take a look back at some "designs" of previous decades.
No longer confined to the pink, mint, and powder blue 4”x4” tiles at grandma’s house the tile industry has been transformed in recent decades by a change in consumer tastes as well as style. Because of this there has been an upsurge in tile demand and now there is such a wide variety of sizes, colors, shapes and finishes to choose from that the possibilities are literally endless. In this 2 part series we plan to outline why tile demands are set to rise, explore the various growing trends in consumer tastes, and illustrate just how much your own style and personality can influence your home's interior.
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