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    Hi Folks..... Its Erik ........ It's true I strive for high quality tile installations from start to finish, i'm looking at every detail and focusing on my clients vision.......Together we will work to make your project come to life..... I offer custom tile / stone and detailed trim finish installations for the discerning Minneapolis St. Paul homeowner.
 New website coming.....meanwhile, here's A few photo examples of my work, you can find some recent reviews at my HOUZZ page.........

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin ...

custom steam rooms

Linear shower drain installations

Complete custom bathroom remodel

Period vintage subway and hex

waterproof tile showers

custom thinbed shower pan

Wetroom waterproofing

Subway ceramics & Marble

Floating vanity & Travertine

curbless barrier free tiled shower preparation

Porcelain & Stone

Tile backsplash's

Crack Isolation membrane installations

Large format and "lippage free" tile floors

Custom Niche Details

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin ...


Rustic Powder Bathroom

  This Minneapolis area powder bathroom addition was A real collaboration with A few skilled homeowners. Looking close they did such a good job its hard to tell who did what!  We have started a poll about this bathroom over at our  Houzz  site where you can also check some recent reviews of our work, join in!

Thanks To PaperPlane !


Custom Rain Shower

    It was very, very hard "NOT" to pull the cord. Ill bet these vintage rain heads look awesome in action.!!!


Modern Minneapolis tiled bathrooms

      Our clients are wrapping up with the paint and finishes...while we wait for doors to be delivered...A big thanks to the homeowners for their amazing patience and adventurous material choices.  "Credit where credit is due"  While we built and realized this complete bathroom remodel, A Lions share of the design and material choices were made by Bianca Chance ......

    This eclectic Master bath features A curbless recessed shower, With A Tile-in linear drain , Hansgrohe fixtures, Marmara marble and large format porcelain tile from porcelenosa. We opted for frameless fixed panel 3/8" starfire glass.

    The floating vanity & counter were re-purposed and made from solid jarro wood ( refinished by the homeowner). Custom birch pantry built ins, and A large slate hexagon tiled floor with matching base........Other finishes from Kohler & Toto.


Houzz "Best of" Award

  We have been getting more and more clientele thru our Houzz page inquirie's.....very proud to say the Houzz team has given us A " Best of " Award for customer service....... a small step in the right direction

 you can visit our houzz site here:   http://www.houzz.com/badges/user/tundrafinishworks


Minneapolis custom tiled bathrooms


                  Here's A few jobsite progress photos of the master bathroom's Feature.....A recessed curbless shower with a step down, A knee wall bench , A Jumbo niche and a Linear drain . Soon frameless glass will be installed and the finishing touches to follow..

 "Tile shower and floor prep work"

"Shower pan flood test"

   We are well under way with this  renovation in Orono, Mn....The focus of course being this curbless barrier free or recessed shower that will replace the sunken tub that the previous homeowner installed.  There was A fair amount of  custom framing to get approved for the new shower recess.  In this case we had A structural engineer  spec out the plans to support this new shower. This  custom Master en suite that will feature another waterproof linear drain tile shower installation, A full 3 wall capture floating vanity and A custom recessed pantry style built in.....Just a few bells and whistles !

  Stay tuned for ongoing photo updates of this project.......

"Existing bathroom before"

"Proposed NEW Master / powder room Layout"

      Can you see it already????   Our client has chosen some very neat materials for this project, we will be installing Porcelenosa's OXO Blanco on the backwall, with Marmara Linear mosaic on both side walls and shower pan..... We are going to utilize another Linear drain from Proline quick drain and fixed panel frameless glass for this Awesome recessed curbless shower buildout....  Very Excited indeed.....

 "Porcelenosa OXO Blanco line"
 " Quick drain Linear tile insert drain"

"Marmara Marble mosaic"


Shower pan flood testing

     Our client is now tiling her own shower with a little guidance from us and some smart material coices.....she also just left us a glowing review on our Houzz site...Thanks Alison/Tim.

  Another custom neo angle 4x4 flood tested shower pan. In Eurorpe, Canada, Australia and many US cities Tile shower pans must be Flood tested for a 48-72hr period before any tiling can commence. This Guarantees the homeowner there are no leaks.  Tundra finish works is one of the only Tile shower builders in the twin cities that practice these methods...always request a flood test on your shower pans....

"Does your shower smell mildewey? Mouldy?

" We Replaced subfloor , added to framing "

"New drain and prep for 100% concrete pan & curb"

"Under A 72 hr. flood test"

" 3 days later we verify water levels w/our client..PASS!"

"Protecting the weep holes and setting drain body"

Call Tundra finish works today to discuss your shower pan project!


Basement Steam Room Minneapolis St.Paul

   This custom steam room and 1/3 basement buildout is now in the hands of our clients to finish up with painting and their personal touches.......  Tundra finish works designed and built this basement Steam room, changing room and 1/4 bath powder room in 2 seperate phases over the span of  a year.

   This barrier free steam shower has been in service and well used for 6 months now. We phased in the remainder of the project as the budget became available. What an awesome client couple, great folks to work with...

    Click on the header at the top and/or scroll down thru our pages to find more detailed information and pictures of this extensive buildout ...


Curbless or Barrier free custom showers Minneapolis / St.Paul

"Behind the scenes of A recent project  !! "

   If you are in the Minneapolis St.Paul Twin cities area and looking to build a curbless or "barrier free"  waterproof tile shower with or without a Linear drain Tundra Finish Works can help. !
  On this project we were hired to prepare the master bathroom for tiling. Screeded mud floor, recessed shower pan,  linear drain, and the showers waterproofing getting this barrier free bathroom thru city inspections and "Tile ready" for our clients to tile.

   We worked with a very skilled and experienced builder/Architect that had custom designed this master bathrooms framing to facilitate a 4'x7' barrier free curbless entry with a linear drain placed at back wall.  

"Waterproof barrier free & Linear drain shower buildout"

 "The builder had recessed the bathroom's framing "

" Bonded 1/2" thermal break & heated floor"

"Setting linear drain and screed ledger"

"Hand mixed 32 bags of 50#  Mud"

"Finished screed for barrier free entry"

"Nobleseal TS flood tested shower pan"

  90 sq.ft. mud floor screed over a heated substrate that flows into a custom recessed shower pan and finally into the 46" linear drain placed at the back wall. A project like this takes a lot of preparation and forethought. Luckily our client had done all the necessary designing well in advance...

    Just A few of the ways we can help:

* Our field experience can help you save time and costly mistakes.
      - ( Streamlining your project )
* Planning for and preparing the substrate
       -( Recessing and raising subfloor )
* Customizing the bathrooms grading & shower pan
      - ( Mud screed / ridgid materials )
* Drain choice and placement 
      - ( linear trench drains or standard primary)
* Customized waterproofing
     - ( CPE sheet and liquid applied membranes)
* Flood testing our work
     - ( We flood test our shower pans guaranteeing no leaks )
* City Inspections 
     - ( We can help you get thru your city shower pan inspections)