It all makes Cents: Rudi’s Tile & Design Construction

Markus Dworowy of Rudi’s Tile & Design Construction, is a second generation German Master Tile Setter and Craftsman. He started in the industry when he was just ten, learning the trade from his father back in Germany. When Markus came to the United States, he brought decades of experience, and his love of ARDEX products, with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dworowy used ARDEX products throughout this small, elegantly-executed bathroom in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He used ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar​​​​​​, ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout and ARDEX SX™ 100% Silicone Sealant for Tile and Stone Applications for shower surround. On the floor the products used were: ARDEX Liquid BackerBoard® Self-Leveling Underlayment​ for Interior Wood and Concrete Subfloors, ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar as well as ARDEX FL™ and ARDEX SX™.

“We have been using all ARDEX products since the 1980s, in Germany.” Markus explains. “We always have fun using ARDEX’ products, because we don’t have to worry about any issues or failures.”

Sometimes Markus gets to step outside the box of his normal tile-setting and try something a little more unique – like this stunning penny wall. How, exactly, did he get all those pennies lined up? Well, let’s just say he relied upon his more than 25 years of experience.

The penny wall, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was 200 sq. ft. and he used ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar in gray and ARDEX WA™ High Performance, 100% Solids Epoxy Grout and Adhesive​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ in cast iron. (For non-standard applications, we always recommend contacting ARDEX’ technical experts for guidance.)

“Every job has its challenges,” he says, “but we have a lot of fun in creating something unique. It’s always amazing to see the final results and the reaction of the clients.”

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