Podcast Episode 94 — Bathroom Tile and Trends in Trim
Addressing the skills gap with a race-to-the-bottom trend in making "easy-install" products.
This is the third FHB episode that Rob and Justin are podcasting live from the 2018 Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. This Wednesday morning show features sponsor Andrew Acker, director of education at Schluter Systems, as well as FHB ambassador Jason Mollak of JPM Construction.
Justin and Andy talk about competition in the shower-tile-system market. They discuss material costs vs. labor and time, business models, education, and the #KeepCraftAlive effort to encourage young people to work in the trades.
Jason has written for Fine Homebuilding — and was featured on the cover of Issue No. 264. He’s at IBS for his first time, and he talked about interior and exterior trim and structural work, plastic vs. wood, and PVC.
The conversation also touched on the Keep Craft Alive movement. Speaking of which, please also click on this article on the KCA fundraising event at the show this year, and don’t forget to buy #KCA tee-shirts to support scholarships for new builders and artisans. That relates to the FHB’s Why I Build video series, so check that out, too. A new Why I Build video goes up today.
Stay tuned for more live podcast episodes from the 2018 Builders’ Show — all of those and more show news and info can be found at this post: Complete 2018 International Builders’ Show Coverage.
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Here are a few links related to this podcast:
- Schluter tile workshops info.
- John Bridge Tile Forum.
- Jason Mollak on Instagram.
- Jason’s articles at Fine Homebuilding.
- Fine Homebuilding’s Why I Build video series.
- Complete 2018 International Builders’ Show Coverage.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- #KeepCraftAlive tee-shirts make great holiday gifts, and the proceeds support scholarships for building trades students. Here’s a direct link to buy a shirt. Here’s a link to KeepCraftAlive.org.