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Ceramic Tile/Marble. I can answer questions about floor preparation, tile selection, layout questions, performance of products, expectations of finish, compatabilities, questions about grout and epoxies, evaluating an installer, asking the right questions to check competence...more? 33 years this August 2012/ many years in commercial application from exterior finishes to Mall store fronts/ interior finishes like floor packages in stores inside Malls examples: The Limited, Lerner/NY, Lane Bryants, Bombay Co., Now involved in Residential new construction covering all types of interior finishes and designs.

Experience in the area

I worked in an exclusive field of floorcovering called "Tenant Development" which is by invitational bid only, by way of a National bid list. These are large floor packages usually over 3500 sq. ft. of 18" x 18" Marble and Granite and many other types of Marble and sizes. They are specialty stores where the floor package can cost upwards of $50,000 for one store. I have also done "Structure" stores and J. Riggins stores, Lane Bryant,Express and Body Shop stores where wood flooring is used. Presently work for a National Flooring Company in the Residential new construction arena that covers most interior design elements..Granite Slab tops/wood flooring both job finished and prefinished ect..


My response's are published all across the Internet and picked up by multiple Interior Design sites and Industry related web sites where people have questions...


too many most of which don't count...

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I guess after 12 years and counting here @ Allexperts my hope now is to simply continue to volunteer my services to help others manage their way through difficult circumstances, difficult materials, and difficult Contractors.

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Natasha12/14/16101010Very thorough, thank you so much!
Len12/06/16101010Thanks Perry. Your advice was very good .....
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Recent Answers from Perry Vellenga

2017-02-09 Grout deposits on limestone tile surface:

Thank you for your question Andressa.....        I can clearly see why you are concerned with the outcome of your Stone install. As with "any" honed/filled/partially filled/or unfilled natural Stone a

2017-02-05 Wallpaper fixing in commercial aircrafts.:

Welcome back Prashant....          So nice to have you return, it's been awhile since we last chatted. Thank you for your question in regards to a wallpaper application within a commercial aircraft. While

2017-01-08 removal of southwestern clay tile:

Thank you for your question Dranda,        Early in my career I encountered a fair amount of "Mexican Tile", mostly for install and a few times tear out. The tear outs were less entertaining. Having tried

2016-12-10 Wet from the inside of floor/ceiling; not from the top.:

Thank you for your question Natasha,      Sometimes things like this can take on a life of its own. Even the smallest of avenues when water is involved can turn into a complicated situation. For me I would

2016-11-29 Basement BR flooring:

Forgive me being tardy Len....been working overtime too much lately and finally checked my email and saw your question....         For me part of the work of removing the old vinyl has already been started


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