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Julian Tile distributes tile & stone as well as setting materials and tools to major tile stores in Western Canada and Washington State.

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Antonio Santos

John Henshaw Architect Inc. was invited to participate this year in Taste of Life’s 2015 Luxury Home Design Show held at the Vancouver Convention Center. They were partnered up with Teragon Developments and Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre and designed a master ensuite spa like environment.

They use the following Julian Tile products for the shower booth:

- GW412 – 4x12 Classic White Glossy $4.17 sqf

- LGICWOO - Cerwood 6x23.5 White Oak $7.49 sqf (being phased out)

John Henshaw Architect Inc. – Photographed by Erich Saide

Fresh From Italy - Powder Materia Surface

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Designed by the prestigious Andrée Putman, Powder floor/wall tile is available at Julian Tile. For more info e-mail

Andrée Putman

She who 'Le Monde' journal nicknamed 'the vestal virgin of the immaculate conceptual' starts her career with a very important achievement: Prisunic's art entrance. Then she goes on with designers and industrialists, the first real meeting between the creatives and the great public. In the 80's she brings out of the oblivion the names of great designers such as: Eileen Gray, Rob, Mallet Stevens, Mariano Fortuny, Jean-Michel Frank... In New York she invents a modern vision of the hotels, building the first hotel-boutique, the Morgan, in 1984. She designs shops for the big names of the fashion system (Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint-Laurent, Azzedine Alaia, Thierry Mugler,...), hotels and restaurants all over the world as well as offices for ministers and important industrials' names. Her successful achievements intensify her natural disposition to eclecticism: from the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen to the CAPC in Bordeaux, from the Guggenheim in New York to the universal expo in Sevilla, from the cinema decors for Greenaway to the Concorde of Air France group. Recently she realized the Guerlain top-shop on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, a very important collection of silverware and jewellery with Christofle, she re-designed the general image for Helena Rubinstein brand, a block of offices for the pharmaceutical giant Novartis and the astonishing Blue Spa in the Beyerischer Hof Hotel in Munich, with its suspended swimming-pool. She also conceived, in the last months, private residences in Bruxelles, Dublin, Miami, Paris, Rome, Shangai, Tanger and Tel Aviv. Always in the forefront of modernity, her curiosity and insatiable energy keep on taking her towards new projects and horizons. Indisputable star of design, she imposes her unique style in Hong Kong too, where she signed the external design and the internal architecture of two skyscrapers. Her latest creations: a champagne bottle La Grande Dame 1998, for the maison Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, with its box-case, which becomes a vase for drink refreshment, the 'Icone' bag for Louis Vuitton. Click here on the title to visit his website

Onix Mosaics from Spain. 98% Recycled Content.

Antonio Santos

The Mosaics by Onix are a symbol of distinction, a break from the norm and an expression of personal style with which interior design redraws its boundaries and rethinks preconceived ideas to become a decorative element of considerable added value. As the light strikes our high-quality textures, it creates a combination of effects that generate the most spectacular atmospheres. Their incredible versatility liberates the innovative and avantgarde spirit of whoever chooses them without placing restraints on creativity because these mosaic tiles are capable of harmoniously blending in with any other component chosen for interior design projects. An entire decade of dedication to modern design and innovation has provided ONIX with a unique identity, making it stand out from among the leading companies in the sector. Homes, public spaces and shopping centres around the world have all been designed according to the ONIX spirit; a spirit that entices you to live the future in the present through the selection of any one of the numerous and versatile collections we have to offer.

Europa. New Italian porcelain tile now available at Julian Tile.

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Perfectly decorated textured surfaces, luminosity and depth enhanced. Europa series, new at Julian Tile Burnaby, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

Asia. New Porcelain Tile From Italy.

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Variation, texture and resilience on high tech Italian porcelain tile. Check the new Asia Series on our website.

5 Shower inspiration from Julian Tile and Wedi Systems

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Wedi system available at Julian Tile is regarded by trade professionals as the reliable, cost-efficient system solution for banish the boring and introduce new shapes, colors and solutions to the bathroom.

More Inspiration from CCSR Interior Design and Julian Tile Products

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CSSR Interior Design & Julian Tile's Marble Venatino Gioia

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Janine Kennedy, our sales representative for the Fraser Valley sent me these beautiful pictures with our Marble Bianco Venatino Gioia. The project is from CCSR interior Design in Maple Ridge - Designer Christa Robinson's - and the result is truly inspiring.

Create Unique Patterns With Woodstock; Eco Porcelain Tile From Italy

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Woodstock Series comes in 5 different sizes and gives you hundreds of setting possibilities. And because Woodstock Series is certified by the Green Building Council of Italia and EMAS, the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, you can free your creativity and feel good about our environment.

Riolito Linear Shower Drain

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Step By Step Installation

The wedi Fundo Riolito is a unique and fully prefabricated tileable unit featuring linear or channel drains. Water drains away through a narrow gap between the cover plate and adjacent tiling. The wedi Fundo Riolio shower drain can be installed with wedi® Building Panels and Curbs to guarantee a waterproof assembly.

The Riolito offers three cover plate options for the integrated channel drain, each made of high quality stainless steel. By adjusting cover plate height, the Fundo Riolito can be combined with nearly any tile or natural stone surface, in a range of thicknesses from 1/4” to 1/2” for the Standard or Deluxe channel covers and from 1/4” to 3/4“ for the tileable channel cover. The Riolito includes a drain set that can be glued to a 2” pipe (ending 1-1/8” below floor top surface) using solvent cement glue.

The Riolito is a great solution to enable homeowners, designers and installers to take bath design into the future. Fully tested for superior performance, this system is the ideal blend of innovation and practical application.

A - Curb B - Wedi Fundo Riolito C - Building Panel D - Sealing Collar E - Screws F - Drain Body

Useful Facts:

- The drainage rate is 16 gal/minute.
- The prefabricated slope is 1⁄4 in/ft.
- Even large-format tiles can be used in the thinbed process. Fundo Riolito has a true level slope and is ideal where ADA requirements should be met.

Tools and Materials

• Bucket • Notch Trowel • Drill with Thinset Mixer • Utility Knife • Straight Edge / T-Square 5 ft or longer • Speed Square • Caulk Gun • Handsaw • Flat Head Screwdriver • Cordless Drill or Hammer • Solid Putty Knife • Paper Towels • Level • Circular Saw • Saw Horse • Tape Measure • Permanent Marker • PVC Pipe Cement Glue and Primer • Inside PVC Pipe Cutter.

Before Installation

• Sub floor is level, sound and meets deflection criteria. • If Shower base is to be installed floor level, make sure you build out a stable depression and deep enough to receive base + thin set • 2” PVC pipe is cut 1 1/8” below top of sub floor surface. • 2” drain assembly below floor is stabilized and will not sink under water load. • Make sure wedi® drain and 2” pipe is safely connected using PVC cement and primer. • Only wedi® products (wedi® sealant, wedi® fasteners, wedi® building panel, wedi® curb, wedi® ramp) are used for wedi® Fundo Riolito assembly. • Installer has been instructed by wedi® staff or has been informed about proper wedi® assembly steps through wedi® installation brochure and video.

Step by Step Installation Instructions

1 - Cut the 2” pipe 1 1/8” below the top of the subfloor surface of the floor construction. Make sure that the cut out fits to the Riolito panel drain. Cut out a 4 1/4” diameter hole around the 2” pipe to allow the wedi® drain to be inserted into the subfloor. The drain and trap must be securely fastened to the sub floor.

2 - Assemble the drain unit following the instruction drawing.

3 - Glue and seal the wedi® drain body to the 2” pipe. Mount the sealing collar to the wedi® Riolito underside counterpart.

4 - Skim coat the thinset (ANSI A118.4) and comb through with a 1/4” x 1/4” notch trowel. Channels pointing to the entrance.

5 - Trowel the thinset on the rear side of the Fundo Riolito again using a 1/4” x 1/4” notch trowel.

6 - Press the Fundo Riolito firmly into the thinset bed, ensuring that the installation is level and void free. Apply weight (thinset bags) equally across the Fundo Riolito base.

7 - Set up a continuous 1/2” bead of wedi® sealant along the base’s channel on the outer perimeter. Note that the wedi® joint sealant starts setting up after 15 minutes. Set the beads separately for each panel installed.

8 - Install the wedi® panels around the Fundo Riolito, fixed and sealed in the Fundo Riolito channel’s bead of sealant. Fasten the panels directly to the studs using one wedi® fastener per foot. One extra fastener is set in between seams of panels to create a flush transition.

9 - Set up continuous 1/2” beads of sealant between and in all seams to adjacent panels. Excessive sealant is smoothed out us ing a putty knife. An addition al 1/2” bead of caulk is set along the inside bottom joints connect ing the wall panels and base and spread flat over the joint, achieving a coverage of at least 3/4” on both sides of the seams. All fasteners are covered with sealant.

10 - wedi® Niches are installed in a cut out in the wedi® wall and attach with it’s flange right into the center of 16 o.c. studs. wedi® Joint Sealant is set along the connection of wall to niche.

11 - (2) fasteners on each side of the niche are set to create a flush transition to the wall panels. Another 1/2” bead of wedi® seal ant is spread over fasteners and seams.

12 - A continuous 1/2” bead of sealant is set into the channel and along the vertical curb notched part. A 1/2” bead of seal ant is set against both wedi® walls. A 1/2” bead of thin set mortar is set on the floor. Cut wedi® curb to fit tightly in the opening, and then press firmly into place.

Installing The Drain Cover

A - Fundo Riolito Standard Drain Cover: Polished Stainless Steel
B - Fundo Riolito Deluxe Drain Cover: High Grade Stainless Steel
C - Fundo Riolito Tileable Drain Cover: Can be tiled with epoxy glue / adhesive. Can be used for 1/4” and 1/2” tile / stone (reverse cover)

1 - Mount the screw heads to the threaded bolts inside the drain channel and bring them to the desired height so that the drain cover finish will sit slightly lower or flush with your tile or stone.

2 - Align the square screw heads so that the drain cover finish can be inserted. The screw heads will support the drain cover finish even under heavy duty conditions.

Each drain cover set contains two white hard PVC spacers, which can be inserted into the channel to help align your tile to the channel’s edge.

New House By Creek Side Custom Finishing

Antonio Santos

This beautiful house built by Mukhan from Creek Side Custom Finishing at Vancouver showcases several of Julian Tile's products like Evolution, Meteor, Museum, Glass Mini Strips, Basaltina, Travertine and Slate.

New Glass From Italy With 95% Recycled Content.

Antonio Santos

Area 25 Mosaics. To view all the colours and for more information about this tile, please click here

Vancouver New Home By Best Value Construction

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This is a very elegant new home in Vancouver built by Harjinder from Best Value Construction. Maria Magagnin - from Julian Tile helped select the material and coordinate the delivery of the tiles for the project.

Tiles used in this project:

- Marble Bianco Venatino Gioia
- Gen Series
- Marble Berkshire
- Marble Bianco
- Glass Mini Strips
- Storm Porcelain Series

Porcelain Slab Made in Italy, Now At Julian Tile

Antonio Santos

These porcelain tile slabs reproduce two of the world’s finest marbles: Calacatta and Nero Marquinia and are designed for residential interiors and commercial settings.