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Torin Dixon

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Expertise

All questions regarding fabrication and installation of natural stone tile and slab countertops, flooring, backsplash. All questions related to cleaning, sealing and stain removal of natural stone surfaces. All questions on importing process and selection of natural stone slabs and pricing issues. Granite, Marble, Limestone, Slate, Travertine, Onyx, Tile, Quartz countertops, Silestone, Eco Cannot answer questions on cabinet construction

Experience in the area

Expert in traditional hand methods of natural stone fabrication. Expert in modern manufacturing techniques using latest machinery and equipment. Consultant of shop layout, design, and workflow analysis. Consultant of job costing, pricing structures, bidding processes of natural stone fabrication manufacturing. Expert in specifying stone maintenance cleaners and sealers Expert in stone restoration, stain removal and damage repair.

Organizations

Former Vice Chairman of the Missoula Design Review Board advisory committee to the City of Missoula, Montana City Council National Association of Home Builders member Missoula Building Industry Association member Billings Home Builders Association member Bitterroot Building Association member Marble Institute of America member President-Tyler Boshae Foundation President-Club Twitch

Publications

Slippery Rock Gazette -Dimensional Stone Trade Magazine http://72.243.221.11/site/archive_Issues/0211/articles/16_1.html

Education/Credentials

Journeyman Marble Mason, Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen, Los Angeles, CA 1978

Awards and Honors

Numerous Parade of Homes winner as fabricator and installation contractor of granite and stone countertops and backsplash

Past/Present Clients

Thousands of residential and commercial clients from simple bathroom countertops in private homes to granite exterior cladding on high-rise buildings over a 34 year career.

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Jennifer12/05/15101010Thanks very much!
Peter09/01/15101010Thank you so much Torin!!!!
Jim10/08/14101010Thank you for your extremely fast response .....

Recent Answers from Torin Dixon

2016-07-09 Granite counter/backsplash:

Rick,  I am sorry you are experiencing this problem. What you are describing along with accompanying pictures show a completely unprofessional installation.  The laminated edge strip should have been cut

2016-05-31 Installing granite slab to brick:

Elliott,  You can certainly attach directly to the brick. I would use a premium thinset mortar. Look for a thinset mortar with an ANSI 118.14 rating.  Make sure there is complete coverage on the brick

2016-03-20 Travertine countertops:

Larry,  Travertine countertops can be a good option as long as you understand the limitations of the stone.  I would not suggest having a polished surface, rather a honed surface is recommended, or if

2015-12-05 Knee wall support:

Jennifer,  Thanks for sending me this question.   It seems to me the easiest solution (if you have room on the new open end) is to build a return knee wall perpendicular to the existing wall and tie it

2015-09-01 Mosaic tile border installation:

Yes, there are various sized tile spacers or tile wedges. see link:  http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/building-materials/flooring-carpeting/floor-ha

 

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