Academy Ceramic Tile No Longer In Business

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Calgary AB T3J 1A8
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9.9 10 (27 reviews)

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Mike Brousseau  from Calgary
Mike Brousseau from Calgary
9 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom renovation

We are very pleased with the work done by Academy Ceramic Tile. Vatzek, the owner is a true craftsman, his attention to detail and quality is unmatched in our experience. He offered us practical, cost saving ideas which made the final work a first class project. It is without hesitation we recommend Vatzek to anyone wanting a quality experience at a reasonable price.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,500.00
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During my work in Mike's charming residence i experienced a very positive and friendly atmosphere from Mike and his wife. I also received plenty of respect and trust. Any contractor working with Mike in the future will be surprised by his high manners and how he cooperates with tradespeople.
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sarena from Calgary
sarena from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Bathroom & kitchen tile

We recently renovated our Bathroom & kitchen and Used Vatzek's services for the tile. Vatzek did an amazing job and we couldn't be happier with the results.
Vatzek was very professional and easy to work with. He took the time to make sure that everything we choose would work well together. Before we had meet with Vatzek, we had picked out some tile and it turns out we were short on material. Vatzek was quick to come up with a solution to be able to use the tile we had on hand and have the end result look fabulous, I couldn't be happier with how the bathroom shower and floors turned out. Vatzek is very detail oriented and took time & care in prepping the workspace & walls for the tile, this ensured that the tile looks amazing and the surrounding areas were kept clean and protected. He was always availiable when we called to ask questions while picking out tile and offer helpful advice. He provided lots of choice for the schluter & grout. Vatzek was very flexible with his schedule. When it is time to renovate our other bathroom and kitchen floor we will be calling Vatzek again. If you are looking for excellent value for your money I highly recommend using Vatzek's services.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,500.00
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Sarena and her family gave me plenty of support and trust. They were clear in their communication, open in their advice, and they did everything in order for my work to go smoothly. I am very glad that the project turned out nicely and that i met such nice people. It would be a great pleasure to work for them again in the future.
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Stephen
Stephen
9 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Entry Tile, Backsplash Tile

Vatzek was professional in all aspects of his work, and the workmanship was flawless. He was dependable, clear in communications, timely, very open and honest. He spent time setting up so not to damage any surrounding surfaces and spent ample time cleaning up after the job. He has excellent knowledge of tiling methods. Given the high level of service, his pricing is very reasonable. I would recommend to family, friends with no hesitation.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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I am very glad to have been a part of Steve's beautiful basement development. I was impressed by Steve's construction skills, high manners, and his sense of style. Doing business with customers like Steve gives me an opportunity to always learn something new and plenty of satisfaction at the end.
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Benjamin Chappell from Calgary
Benjamin Chappell from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Tiling

Vatzek cleary has a passion for his trade. From the beginning, he was focused on getting us the best outcome for our backsplashes and that outcome was amazing. He was extremely professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing tiling work.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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It was a pleasure to work with Benjamin and accomplish such a nice project. He cooperated in the highest manner and helped move the job along smoothly. Vatzek, ACT

Brent and Tessa S from Calgary
Brent and Tessa S from Calgary
4 reviews Calgary, AB
10/10

Tile

Vatzek at Academy Tile was fantastic to work with. Right from the estimate until the finished product,
We previously did not have tile in our home and Vatzek went over and beyond to explain the process, the tile and the work he was doing for us. He made sure each tile was perfect. We were very happy with the work and service provided. We would recommend Academy Ceramic Tile to anyone.
Brent and Tessa

Approximate cost of services:
$1,700.00
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Tessa and Brent are very nice people. I admire the way they communicated throughout the entire process. They were understanding and gave me all the information i needed in a short and a very sufficient manner. I am very happy to have had this opportunity to work for them.

Vatzek, ACT

Steve Gattinger from Calgary
Steve Gattinger from Calgary
1 review Calgary, AB
10/10

Ceramic Tile in Bathrooms

Of all the contractors we've used over the years Vatzek stands out as the very best so far. Our bathroom renovation turned into bathroom renovations, all three bathrooms. We had chosen our tile and the design for the floors, bath surround and counter back splahes. After Deb and I meet with Vatzek, where he threw out some ideas and suggestions, we soon discarded our design and tile choice in favor of his recommendations, thankfully. Vatzek is not only a skilled craftsmen with great attention to detail and workmanship but he guided us through to the best tile choice and design for what we envisioned for our bathrooms and at less cost than any other contractor. On more than one occasion Vatzek ran into problems with warped walls or areas out of square. Instead of continuing along fudging and fitting he removed tiles, fixed the walls then re-tiled only when everything fit and lined up perfectly (and at no extra cost). Something we had never experienced with any other contractor. Vatzek also picked up all our tile from the supplier and since I fancy myself a bit of a handy guy he gave us options for saving money by doing some things ouselves (demolition and prep work for e.g.). We have one last thing we think we should do sometime in the future, replace a shower stall with a tiled shower, and Vatzek will definitely be the person we get to do it. He is not only a great tile contractor but a very nice guy, my wife says a real gentlemen, a pleasure to talk to.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
For some people they might want exact times when the work is being done. Vatzek would stay past 7pm for example which might not work for some people, it worked for us though. But some people might want the dinner hour without a contractor there and that's where Vatzek could maybe ask if there are any time restrictions for the days he would be working. Wasn't a concern for us but I can see someone not liking a contractor around say past 5pm.
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Get more than one contractor in to estimate the work. You get to meet them, see what type of person they are which may help you determine the quality of work you might expect. Get someone referred to you by a relative or friend who used the contractor themselves. That was our case with Vatzek and he worked out wonderfully.
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From the very beginning, Deb and Steve granted me their trust. They created a family atmosphere so in turn, noise and dust which are a unavoidable part of my job, had no impact on me. I'm full of respect for Steve and his knowledge and skill in the field of construction.

Vatzek. ACT.

Ninette Maga from Strathmore
Ninette Maga from Strathmore
1 review Strathmore, AB
10/10

Tile and Stone Installation

We can't possibly say enough positive things about Vatzek (Waclaw) Zietara of Academy Tile. Not only is he an incredibly talented and conscientious craftsman, he is a wonderful human being. We genuinely miss having this special man around our home. He did such an amazing job, particularly when you consider how complicated and unusual all of our work has been. We absolutely love Academy Tile and would recommend Vatzek to everyone we know. Too bad the world isn't full of skilled, honest, hard-working contractors like him; if they were all like Academy, renovations might actually be a pleasant experience.

Approximate cost of services:
$25,000.00
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It was very nice to meet and to work for Ninette and Brad. They are great people.I am happy that I could help them with Ninette's unique, beautiful project and design of tile work.

Vatzek
ACT

Dave & Patty from Calgary
Dave & Patty from Calgary
5 reviews Calgary, AB

First Review

10/10

Ceramic Tile Floors & Showers

We recently did a full gut Reno. Vatzek Zietara from Academy Ceramic Tile did an awesome & very professional job installing tile on our floors and also building 2 custom tile showers. We highly recommend Vatzek based upon his work on our Reno.

Approximate cost of services:
$20,000.00
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I spent 6 working weeks in Patty and Dave's house. I am glad I had a chance to meet Patty and Dave and provide them with my service. It was very nice to work with them and accomplish my job according to their expectation. Everything went smoothly. It was a great experience to work with them on such a beautiful house.

Vatzek
ACT

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I am a tile setter subcontracting in Calgary and area since 2006 , I have 24 yrs of experience with laying tiles. I specialize in high quality residential renovation and mild commercial projects , however I always can work to meet general customers needs and budgets. Most of my work ...
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