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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..

Publications

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...

Education/Credentials

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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Len12/06/16101010Thanks Perry. Your advice was very good .....
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Jeff06/17/16101010Thank you for the response. I had .....
Martin05/08/16101010thanks.thickness is something I did not .....
Ernest03/03/16101010Perry, Thanks very much for your quick .....

Recent Answers from Perry Vellenga

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

2016-08-01 grout "bleed":

Forgive my tardiness Alan...computer issues.    Ok your description of the issue at hand is not quite as clear as you may be thinking, or at least my understanding of it. Either way there is a specific

2016-07-11 Offgassing from mastic used for a backsplash:

Welcome back Debbie....        I didn't see what size notch trowel your husband employed for the install which might help a little if I knew. The larger the notch the more adhesive that is going to need

2016-07-05 Offgassing from mastic used for a backsplash:

Forgive my tardiness Debbie, life a little crazy lately...        Ok so this issue of outgassing seems to have a life of it's own and while the possibility of a short term odor is not unusual a long term

2016-06-17 Wall tile:

Hey George....I perhaps jumped the shark a little as the question with photo attached came on a second query and though the picture is not very detailed I still stand on what I have already posted to you

 

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