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Chicago Rooftop decks are challenging. This small but well thought out deck space is just the right size to enjoy some free time.
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csullivan0953 wrote:
Question from an editor at HGTV Magazine... - Hi, can you please email me at colleensullivan@hearst.com? I am working on a rooftop story. oolleensullivan@hearst.com Thanks!
   Comment   March 5, 2014
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You can contact me at 773-616-9675 Thanks Don
March 5, 2014 at 12:58pm   
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jlsmc736 wrote:
Love the recliner, where can I purchase it?
   Comment   September 19, 2013
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To be honest this was the customers piece and worked around the color. It pops but here is a link to something simular...http://www.modernwicker.com/servlet/-strse-553/King-Double-Chaise-Lounge/Detail
September 24, 2013 at 9:25pm   
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bbarnfi wrote:
Can you ballpark an estimate of the sq ft cost for the Wausau paving product? - Thanks very much...great roof top look!! Brian
   Comment   January 19, 2013
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Hello Brian and thanks for looking at some of our projects. We love designing/installing Rooftop retreats... its what we do!!....
To answer your question... Wausau has many different types of pavers. This particular paver is one of the most inexpensive of them all that they offer. This is called their Sand Series Paver and is a concrete molded poured cast and weighs in at about 70 to 80 lbs a tile (2x2). So that comes to about 20lbs a quare ft. Make sure your roof can support such a bulky paver. For pricing this paver is one of the most inexpensive on the market. a little over $4.00 a square ft, thats very cheep.... but keep in mind they are made to order. So lead time could be an issue, and they are out of Wisconsin so if you need them to get to your place... there will be a shipping charge and of course that will bump up the final square footage price.
Next is how are you mounting the paver? When considering mounting a paver there are many ways to do this. If you are using the paver as a ballast paver.....Then nothing will be required for support. but if you are looking to put these on a pedestal system ....,well then you will have many options and once again will have to consider that price per quare ft to increase as well. If you are installing Wausau Pavers then in order not to void the manufactures warranty, you will need to use (YOU GOT IT) Wausau pedestals. Just what they do.... there are many pedestal systems out there. some more in price, some less, But all are designed to provide you a level deck, which is what you see here in this picture.

Last but not least the labor to haul and install the pavers to its final destination. So now that $4.00 per square ft is looking more like four to five times that amount.

Pros and cons of the Wausau Sand Series...
pros.... Less expensive
cons.... Heavy, staining of tile if not sealed annually,lead time, not to void warranty need to use their pedestals,

Wausau does have many different lines of tiles and some are very inovative and unique to the industry.
(Additional Pics) Wausau Sand Series patterned
January 19, 2013 at 10:12am     
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Lovely deck! What paver do you recommend that is cost effective and no sealing is required (low maintenance)?
Thanks.
January 28, 2014 at 12:12pm   
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Carylon Killebrew wrote:
what is on the floor - what is on the floor?
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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Hello Carylon,
The floor on this project are called Wausau tiles. This particular flooring is called the sand series. They are on a pedestal system and have a little weight to them. Each piece weighs in at about 80 Lbs. But that transfers to 20 lbs per square ft. which is not that bad. CGD uses many different surfaces and Wausau Sand series is an economical way to have a nice flooring for a pedestal application.
June 13, 2012 at 5:50am     
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smartdecor wrote:
What materials are used for the outdoor kitchen cabinets?
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If its on the ground... Skys the limit in clading. If you have any questions please let me know.
May 4, 2012 at 4:39am   
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you could fab exterior cabinets with Trespa panel or equivelant. very stable and good color range. reasonable to work with but costly to the extent that you would want to be clear on your production plan. we have used it on elivator cab interiors with good success in terms of machining.
May 4, 2012 at 4:47am   
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A grill and minifridge prevent the hassle of going back and forth from your kitchen indoors, making it much easier to dine on the rooftop. I wouldn’t mind flipping burgers with this view on a lovely summer evening.
Cathy Lara added this to 10 Outdoor Kitchens to Flip Over
Everything about this rooftop shouts summer. From the lounge chairs that face breathtaking city views, to the sunny chartreuse color of the planters and cabinets to the minifridge and grill pair — this is the spot to sip a cold beer while the host flips burgers.
Swap your charcoal for propane or gas. Charcoal-fired grills give off substances that contribute to poor air quality, so try using a propane or gas-fueled model instead. I know some die-hard charcoal fans won't want to give up that characteristic smoky flavor, but gas grills can't be beat in terms of convenience.
John Hill added this to 12 Sensational Skyline Views
Previous examples looked outside from inside, but the last few step onto terraces to take in views that are even more expansive. This rooftop deck just west of the bend of the Chicago River has a great view of the curving 333 Wacker Drive and other Loop buildings to the south.
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A yellow-chartreuse wall on a rooftop patio defines the space against the skyline.
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Project: Build an outdoor kitchen.Why: Outdoor cooking stations are increasingly popular for 21st-century homeowners. It could be that outdoor entertaining is less fussy than setting up a formal dining room with china and crystal. And while you might have to worry about mosquitoes, you won’t have to worry about getting wine stains on your crisp white tablecloth or anyone’s (heaven forbid!) picking up the wrong fork. The Chicago skyline sets the stage for this marvelous urban kitchen. The counter and cabinets blend nicely with the planters, integrating the kitchen into its surroundings. When planning smaller spaces such as this one, consider efficient layouts. The fixtures are neatly arranged yet still allow ample space for setting down platters, and there is plenty of room for guests to move around.

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