Tiled bathrooms are an ancient tradition, dating back at least to the Roman Empire. And in some respects, methods haven’t changed. Why should they, when ancient Roman baths can still be found that are serviceable today? (See BBC report: “A Roman bathhouse still in use after 2,000 years,” by Edward Lewis).

But in other respects, kitchen and bath tile is still an advancing technology. This month, JLC is following a kitchen and bath tile job for a custom home under construction in the seaside community of Port Elizabeth, south of Portland, Maine. Designed by architect and builder Caleb Johnson (website, Facebook, Houzz), the cottage-style home...

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