At Chicago’s iconic John Hancock building, one of the world’s highest indoor swimming pools drastically needed an update, and Trostrud Tile was honored to work on the project with Archimage Architects, Ltd. We were intent on setting a high level of expectation regarding the flow of water at the barrier-free showers and the pool deck, and insisted on a 1/4″ per foot pitch. Despite numerous challenges, we achieved that expectation, and the project, featuring Italian Porcelain tile and glass mosaic, was a great success.
The downtown offices of this Chicago law firm feature two custom glass tile murals recreating the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Trostrud Mosaic & Tile performed the installation, coordinating with architect and contractors to insure that all components were optimal for this complex project. The project spanned four months and involved 2,350 man hours, and Trostrud Tile delivered a superb product that exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Working with large-scale porcelain tile provided an interesting challenge. Our craftsmen used special edge leveling devices to bring the tiles into plane, creating a smooth and striking look.
In the West Pullman area of South Chicago, where gang wars and gun violence plagued families turned out of public housing, the Salvation Army brought hope through the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center of West Pullman. In addition to 60,000 square feet of baseball fields, basketball courts, a gym and fitness center, a theater, and music rooms, the center features a fantastic 14,000-square foot enclosed water park. Trostrud Mosaic and Tile installed the tile in the pools and relaxation areas of the aquatic center, which has been one of the biggest hits of the center since the day it opened in June 2012.