Florida’s The Shore Diner Installs Ipe Tiles – Video

May 21, 2014 10:20 am
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Ipe Tiles Installed at The Shore Diner in Florida

The Shore Diner is a restaurant located in St. Armand’s Circle in the city of Sarasota, FL. This establishment chose the Advantage 24”x24” Ipe Tiles to completely redo their outdoor patio area.  Meet Mike Estes in this video. He was the contractor on this project, and he chose the tiles because of their dependability.

“We chose the 24” x 24” Ipe decking tiles from Advantage Lumber due to its durability, its beauty and the overall compliments to the restaurant.”

These ipe tiles are perfect for a commercial setting because of its slip resistant qualities, and the fact that splinters aren’t even an issue.

“The front porch area in this restaurant was a very important area for us so we wanted to use the ipe decking as well as ipe lumber for the railing, due to the fact that it won’t splinter. Customers can run their hands up and down the railings without expecting any splinters.”

The back porch seating area in this restaurant has a unique feature. There is a retractable roof that opens up and exposes the entire area on beautiful sunny Florida days. The natural light helps bring out the gorgeous colors of the ipe tiles.

“We chose to use the ipe decking on the back porch. It has a retractable roof awning and it just opens up completely to the outside. The ipe decking was a very attractive choice for us.”

The Shore Diner is part of The Shore Brand. There is a retail store on the first floor of the restaurant that sells high end clothing and accessories.

“The Shore Diner is part of The Shore Brand, and they also offer a retail store that has high end clothing. We also used ipe lumber. It’s just a great product to visually look at.”

When all is said and done, Mike is very pleased with his experience with Advantage Lumber.

“Advantage Lumber was a pleasure to deal with. Their website was very helpful. All the products and services are highlighted with videos and numerous pictures. Sales staff was very friendly and knowledgeable as well as their customer service all the way through shipping, and even phone calls after the fact to make sure the product arrived correctly and was the quality we deserved.”
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