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The SURFACES Showhome: Calibu Vineyard is under construction and the contractors are working diligently in the primary bath suite! While you are seeing the beautiful virtual imagery above, contractors, installers, and service providers are turning the dated home into a magical vineyard estate. TISE Tv had Jennifer interview the crews. Here's a peak at the home under construction and a sound-bite or two from the interviews with the crew working on the project as they share what is new, different, or challenging from the contractor's perspective!
TISE Tv talked to Avo Dagesyan, Reliable Stone Work, Chief fabricator for the stone surfaces at Calibu Vineyard.
When you are installing the vertical slabs, what is the trick to make those patterns match up such as with a continuous pattern or a bookmatch?
"It begins with playing around with the pieces in the shop and putting the pieces together - seeing how good they match up together. We put the pieces together on A frames and move the different pieces around with the forklift to try to match them up as best as possible."
What are some of the specialty tools you have to use with porcelain slabs since they are so thin but they are large pieces? "Diamond special blades for porcelain to cut them and to move them around there are special clamps to move the pieces around."
Are their design pieces at Calibu that you have not seen or installed before? "The kitchen farmhouse sink in the Calibu Kitchen. Also, I've done a lot of quartz but not a leathery finish quartz like you are using here at Calibu. And the quartz slabs used going into the living room as steps with the velvet finish."