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A bit about me

Hello ! My name is Erik I am a craftsman of my chosen trades of Tile and carpentry . From Minneapolis to San Diego and back I have been lucky to work with some very skilled individuals over the year's. All along paying close attention to the process of fine building. Still and always I am "learning hands on" as I continue to hone and improve my skillset. I typically work alone 1 project at A time and pride myself on my client track record being firmly intact. Please take a look at my portfolio for pictures and insight to my process, and my services section for more detailed information. I want the chance to realize your'e vision together as A team. You just need to reach out to me !.


Tel: (952)+239+0084

Skills & Things about me

detail oriented



Examples of our work

Just a few photo examples of endless tile and layout option's...If you can dream it I can build it. If you need design and direction I can help. Let my years of experience streamline youre tile related project . Together as A team we will excel.  Just reach out to me @ 952+239+0084

"Quality is in the details"

"Elegant  marble bathrooms"

"Flat Lippage free tiled floors of all kinds and shapes"

"Modern eclectic Bathrooms"

"Custom steam room's"

" Linear shower drain option's"

"Basement bathroom's"

"Kitchen backsplash design and installation"

I would love the chance to quote youre next Minneapolis Saint Paul area custom tile installation, Big or small project?  please reach out  ...Erik @ 952-239-0084


Summertime | Steam Shower building

I have built many high quality steam showers over the years. A steam shower is A very serious undertaking and A specialty installation. "Steamers" require expert detailing in Vapor/waterproofing, custom ceiling framing, smart project planning / material selection's as well as plumbing and electrical concerns. I have streamlined this process and can help you get it just right the first time. Here is a sneak peek at A 3'x5' Amerec steam shower in progress, Maple grove MN.

Detailed prep work is key

"Ive installed many brands of linear or trench drains"

"Porcelain tile is King in the steam world ask me why"

"Our Custom shower pan installations get flood tested"

    Summer Steamer! Summer is A great time to build your'e winter steamer  you don't really want to get caught without one come Jan/february in Minnesota do you? Reach out to discuss youre dream steamer @952+230+0084


Minneapolis enforces tile shower pan Flood testing | Finally

You may have heard about the city of Minneapolis starting to enforce shower pan water testing in 2016?  This is great news for the homeowner as we have been practicing this important step for many years (even though  it was not required locally it is paramount this step in the process is not skipped and any true tile shower pro will insist on this being done)  If  Need help with youre twin cities shower pan inspections or need a sub-contractor or even a consultation? I can help.... just reach out to me @ 952+239+0084.


                                                 What is A shower pan flood test anyways?

Tiled shower pan installations Mpls./St.Paul @ 952+239+0084



Is Marble tile trending | 2016 ?

      Isn't it always trending???    We are starting off 2016 with A Marble master bathroom for A very skilled builder in the Lake Harriet area of South Minneapolis......We have been seeing A trending of marble inquiries lately, specifically Bianco Carrara, Calcutta and Marmara... We love working with stone!!!!!
   In this custom suite we installed marble from Carrara Italy, Turkey, and China.......... polished and honed!  12x12 wall tile, linear mosaic accents, pencil cap and edge details, mini versailles mosaic floor and custom radius corner shelves. 

   Thanks to Greg Schmidt @  

"Italian Carrara 12x12 beveled edge"

"Mini Versailles mosaic floor"

"Linear marble mosaic and pencil inlay"

"Enjoy the challenge!" 


Can you relax in travertine ?

           Taking a look back at our old work.. this one I think, .....from 2011

    This is A honed Travertine master bathroom project we did for A Minneapolis Design Build firm..... Really enjoy the randomness of this travertine oasis. I am always learning, improving and perfecting my skillset while staying on TOP of the fast moving tile industry You learn so much as you go, Its always neat to go back and look at your old work..........


 Reach out today to discuss youre Travertine, marble or stone tile project @ 952-239-0084


Rustic Powder Bathroom

  This Minneapolis area powder bathroom addition was A real design collaboration with A few skilled homeowners. Total gut and reno by Tundra Finish works... Stop over at our  Houzz  site where you can also check some recent reviews of our work!

"Chevron Barn door"
"Mutina rectified porcelain floor"

"Custom Black walnut slab counter"

" We install large format tile "

Bathroom treands are always changing, lets do something creative together...(952)+239+0084


Custom Rain Shower

     Ill bet these vintage rain heads look awesome in action.!!! its true im a bit nuts for showers!!


Modern Minneapolis tiled bathrooms

Twin cities, take a look at this amazing custom bathroom !
      Our clients are wrapping up with the painting...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 TFW built and realized this complete bathroom remodel, A Lions share of the design and material choices were made by Bianca (homeowner) ......

    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" starphire glass.

    The floating vanity and counter we recycled and reused (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.

"Recessed shower design"

"Tile top Linear drain"

"large slate hexagon floor"

"Custom Jumbo shower Niche"

" Recycled custom floating his / her vanity"

"Hansgrohe Rain head shower head and body shower"


Glass stone ceramic tile | St. paul

"Bright open feel for a basement bathroom ?"

"Details matter people!"

    This nice basement bathroom is located in the mac-groveland neighbourhood of St.Paul. On this project we used a marble look glazed wall tile and porcelain floor tile from The tile shop, with mixed mosaic accents and marble pencils to cap the glass/stone/ceramic mosaic inlay and backsplash. 100% Waterproof tiled shower and floor with a nice ebbe drain.


What can I do

Tile Showers

Be it glazed ceramic, glass, porcelain, marble or stone ! There's A lot of new modern option's people ! Current trends are barrier free, full wet rooms, curbless and linear drain's...sound fun? Steam showers never go out of style either. I can help you design any type of custom shower or bathtub surround you can dream up. You will get a written scope of work that clarifies my process, material's, standard's and practice's. Your'e new bathroom, tun surround or shower will be 100% waterproofed and "flood or leak tested" before it gets tiled.


From demo to expert substrate preperations. I install porcelain, stone, marble, cement tile's and epoxy coated floor's but that's not all !!. It's 2016 and large format tiles (LFT) are trending.. 12"x24" set in a herringbone layout? Large hexagon's ? Wood plank tile's ? even chevron patterns are coming back and this is all happening right now ! I will give you a beautiful lifetime lasting tiled floor installation and walk you thru the How and why of it all. Yes I install Laminates, engineered wood and prefinished hardwood too.

Bathroom remodeling

It is common for me to take on full bathroom renovations. From the design to demo to build. From studs and joists/slab to the finish line I can handle all of your tile, framing and trim carpentry, as well as level 5 finish drywall needs! MORE? as added value to you .. 'I am partnered with custom cabinetry and countertop expert's, master electricians and plumber's. I have helped many DIY homeowner's with their permitted projects. I commonly take on sub contracted bathroom builds for Design/Build firm's, general contractors, Interior designers and work with architects.


I excel at many aspects of capentry with a solid understanding of residential construction from A-Z. This means a wide range of scope from stair tread installs , railing's and bannister's to trim mouldings , cabinetry installation and framing. Door installations, built-ins window casings etc etc OK you get the point !. Knowing my skillset and limit's.... If I dont feel I can give you an expert result I may help refer you to a skilled partner that best fit's your'e needs.

My process

Client relation's come fist and foremost, You and me . Craftsmanship and fine detail's are alway's in focus as I practice new cutting edge and old world method's throughout my project's. Working toward your'e vision while being guided by my experience and " hands on" time honed skillset. I follow current industry standard's and comply with all building code. Be it the (TCNA) Tile council of North America, ANSI specifications, residential IRC framing code or the local building official's. Lets do it properly and nail it the first time...together.


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