3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch

(778) 886-9503
www.3D-Tile-Design.ca

Services Provided
- Installing all types of tiles, mosaic, granite, marble, stone slab and masonry as well as tiling heated floors, balconies, patio terraces, outdoor steps and pools.
- Designing and building luxury high-end customized Bathrooms, barrier free steam showers including all types of linear shower drain installations.
- Design and manufacture 3D-CAD photo-realistic tile plans for interior and exterior tile work.

Areas Served
Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Richmont, Delta, Surry, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Mody, Burnaby, New Westminster, White Rock

Business Description
3D-Tile-Design is specialized in designing and building luxury, high-end customized Bathrooms, curbless and barrier free steam showers including all types of linear shower drain installations, as well as kitchens and fireplaces. We provide complete solutions, from the initial design through the installation process, for all kinds of tile work.

Our company has more than 30 years of experience in installing all types of tiles, mosaic, granite, marble, stone slab and masonry as well as tiling heated floors, balconies, patio terraces, outdoor steps and pools for residential, public, and commercial construction projects.

To accomplish our outstanding, long-lasting, and worry-free tile installations, our company utilizes the newest European technology and applies it to conform to local regulations and building codes. Continually improving his skills and knowledge, Bertram regularly attends updating courses in the latest techniques of tile setting. 3D-Tile-Design are certified installers for Wedi, Luxelements, Schluter, Gutjahr and other types of high end waterproofing systems. We are also a BBB Accredited Business: http://www.bbb.org/mbc/business-reviews/tile-restoration/3d-tile-design-bertram-tasch-in-maple-ridge-bc-1265634

We also design and manufacture 3D-CAD photo-realistic tile plans for interior and exterior tile work such as bathrooms, kitchens, fireplaces, hallways, balconies, terraces, lobbies and more.

To create the tile designs and plans, we use a special 3D-CAD design software. This software allows us to present photo-realistic images and photo-realistic 360° previews of our current planning during all phases of the construction process and even virtual tours of a client's future bathroom as he or she chooses different designs and layouts.

As our customer you have an active influence in planning and designing your tile work. We can create your future bathroom, kitchen or any other room in your home as you provide your ideas and guidance to fashion a perfect design to suite your needs. We will advise you on the best material to use, and what options to consider in order to avoid future problems.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our profile and for your interest in our work. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Yours sincerely,

3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch.

Phone: (778) 886-9503
e-mail: houzz@3d-Tile-Design.ca
http://www.3D-Tile-Design.ca
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Certification and Awards
Certified Wedi Shower System Installer,
Installing Tile or Stone with Membranes, Natural Stone Tile Installations, Coefficient of Fliction, The Art of Glass Tile Pool Installation, The Evolution of Grout Technology, Why did the Waterproofing fail, - More certificates at: www.3D-Tile-Design.ca
Location:
Maple Ridge, BC CA 
Contact:
3D-Tile-Design Bertram Tasch 
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Address:
11695 - 206A Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 0X8
Canada 
License #:
853 227 684 RT 0001 
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3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Hello Martha,

Unfortunately, you cannot buy it here in North America. It's a German Model but it is not impossible to import it. - If whished, I could assist.

Regards, Bertram
September 2, 2014 at 8:31PM   
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How to Choose Tile for a Steam Shower

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3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Hello Maria,

To sad to hear your (horror) story. Sorry to tell you that, however neither your architect nor your tile setter know what they are talking about. As I already mentioned in my post at the beginning of this thread, especially in steam showers, smaller tiles like mosaic tiles are better than bigger tiles because of the expansion and contraction.

It is not about the tiles, it is about how the tiles (in your case the mosaic) was/will be installed.

My first questions would be:

- What material was used to erect the studwork? (metal or wood)
- What material was used as wall boards?
- What type of water/steam proofing membrane was used?
- What type of mosaic is installed (material, size, thickness)?
- What setting material was used to install the mosaic?
- What grout will be used to grout the tiles?

All the above question determine what type of materials should be used. For example, the water proofing material must be suitable for steam showers which means, it must have a sufficient perm rating. The setting material must be capable to adhere proper to the waterproofing membrane as well as to the mosaic. Glass mosaic for example should be installed wit epoxy, but will the used epoxy setting material also sufficient adhere to waterproofing membrane? Furthermore, the mosaic should not have a mesh on the back. etc. etc.

I get stomach ache when I see your picture. The workmanship is not good at all. The substrate is anything else then "true" which means plumb, level, flat and even. Therefore it already looks so bad and trust me, all crooked seams WILL BE noticeable after grouting! (see the attached picture) The joint inside the green circle seems to be acceptable however, the red and yellow circled areas are not.) I'll bet, this is not what you want.

Finished tile work has visible surfaces. Unfortunately, no wall and/or floor is "true" when the tile setter arrives, because of the bad craftmanship of the previous contractors. Therefore, it is the tile setter's responsibility to make ALL substrates "true" BRFORE he even applies the waterproofing membrane! There are materials on the market to achieve this, so there is NO excuse!

Are ALL the corner joints at least 1/8 inch wide and free of any rigid materials like thin set and grout etc.? These joints must be flexible at all times which means they must be filled with 100% silicone. This is absolutely crucial to allow for expansion and contraction of the tile work when heated up and coaled down.

Regards,

3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Maple Ridge, BC (Greater Vancouver) http://www.3D-Tile-Design.ca
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3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Hello loupap,

It is possible to install a solid, glass block window in your shower. An experienced tile setter should be able to do this by using the appropriate materials. Unfortunately it is your home work find him.

I know, this doesn't help you much however, it is impossible to give you here on HOUZZ a detailed instruction on how to install your glass block window. The installer has to see your shower first before he can tell you how to proceed and which material he will use.

Cheers Bertram
September 1, 2014 at 1:39PM   
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
@ Betram Tasch:

Q: Did you loose your job at Ardex? Why are you writing here under your old tile company name?

If you are representing Ardex should you not state to people that you work here in BC in their technical division. Is there not some kind of company policy about you writing online?
September 8, 2014 at 11:59PM   
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mimismiller
Is ceramic tile ok to use in a steam shower, or is porcelain the better option?
September 22, 2014 at 10:44PM   
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halleycomet you are absolutely right.

What differences you from many others is, YOU informed yourself and did the math to figure out what the best solution in your situation is, BEFORE you made a decision. And that is what I tried to pointed out in the above comment.

All plumbers (and contractors) should be capable to explain to their customers what the best solution in their specific case is. Besides this, all customers should educate themselves to figure out if the can trust the contractor they want to hire before starting their project. ☺

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3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Maple Ridge, BC (Greater Vancouver) http://www.3D-Tile-Design.ca
September 1, 2014 at 11:40AM   
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marcoc
Great ideas!
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nursenina
@Mr. Whipple, tell the homeowners that "Rosco" nipped at your calf and to please put him up.
September 7, 2014 at 7:05AM   
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