Bi Folding wood door Studio City, CA

28 08 2014

Check out this project on Houzz

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Shower doors have gotten fancy!

1 08 2014
Recent Tashman Home Center installation.

Recent Tashman Home Center installation.

When I first started in the business there were two kinds; swinging and sliding. Generally only one color and type of glass would be available just like a Ford Model T

Take it or leave it.

Take it or leave it.

 

Today, the shower is the center piece of your bathroom.

Just like any remodeling project, your shower must be planned ahead of time and there are a lot of choices to consider…

Where are the valves going? How high is the head going to be?

How many body sprays? What shape is the shower? Is there a seat?

Maybe a steam shower, that would be nice.shower door 12.20.13

 

When designing your shower enclosure, one of the most important elements to decide on is the door you install.

You have spent a small fortune on tile, plumbing fixtures, and labor so don’t make the mistake of making the shower doors the afterthought of your project.

When designing the shower doors, think of access into and out of the shower.

Consider hinge direction, color of hardware, type of hardware. Are you going to have a handle? Towel bar? Knob? All of the above?

The color of your hardware is important too, so as to match existing fixtures.

There are many styles of glass to check out. starphire-comparopattern glass

In southern California Diamond Seal is a great product that will make it easier to keep your glass clean and show less hard water spots.

 

Most shower doors that are installed today are frameless.  3/8″ glass is fine for most in line doors, or doors that are not very prominent in the bathroom.

1/2″ glass has a richer more elegant feel. It costs a little more but if the door is the focal point in the bath, I would recommend you spend the extra, it will look great!

Hardware is how your door stays in place. Some installers use U channels, which are great if you need to cover old holes, or have heavy use, like in a gym.u-channel-shower

At Tashmans we use clamps more often, clamps look cool, and there are lots of shapes and finishes too.Glass-Door-Clamp The handles are also varied in shape and size, we recommend you stay with one that is consistent with your plumbing design.

Come by our show room and play with the doors. See all the finishes, types of hardware, and all the glass too.

 

Remember that while buying great hardware and glass is important, it is also important to have the best installers. The measurements are the key to any job.

At Tashmans we send out an expert to measure your walls and no matter how crooked they are we will make your doors look great as well as functional. At the end of the day if your door is made wrong it will leak. Tashman Home Center is licensed, insured, and has years and years of experience. We also warranty all our work.

-Kenny Tashman





Take a tour of the property!

10 05 2014

Store Front

Welcome to Tashmans, come in the front door at 7769 Santa Monica Blvd.

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Or park in our lot off of Genesee.

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We have several styles of doors outside.

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Buy some plants from our assistant manager Rick.

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Come see Lucia in our showroom.

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Get a nice new shower enclosure!

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Or some new windows…

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We are glass experts.

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This piece of glass weighs 200 pounds!

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Come see Robert and Leslie in installations (note: man in picture is neither Leslie nor Robert, his name is Kevin and he works at the front counter.)

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Kenny Goes to the Milgard Dealer Symposium On the MIDWAY aircraft carrier

11 04 2014

Our esteemed President and CEO of Tashman Home Center went to an interesting party hosted by the president of Milgard, Jim Milgard.

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The soiree was hosted on the aircraft carrier “Midway”. The USS Midway served for 47 years after the end of WWII and is now part of a museum in San Diego

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In addition to examining the new Essence line of windows, Mr. Tashman tried to steal a fighter jet but was unsuccessful due to his lack of flight experience.

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Vendor Of the Week B.F.C. Design

11 04 2014

B.F.C. Design, helmed by Tom Longo is a longtime friend of Tashman Home Center and we refer people to him for a variety of services.

They provide window treatments of all kinds including shutters, blinds, drapes and various other coverings. 

They also install floor coverings from bamboo to laminate.

 

 

BFC Design offers competitive pricing, professional service with more than thirty years in the business.





Low Emissivity Glass Low E Windows

18 01 2014

The Emissivity of a material is it’s ability to emit energy as radiation and has a value of between zero and one. In other words materials with high emissivity (like tinfoil) does not heat up when the sun hits it unlike a material with a low emissivity (like a black shirt).

Standard glass is high E, which is the reason greenhouses are so hot. This property translates into a loss of heat during the winter and an increase in heat during the summer. This is clearly not ideal for comfort and energy efficiency.

Low E glass has been treated with a microscopic film that allows visible light to pass through the glass while blocking Infrared (heat) light.

innerglass-low-e-illustratiAt Tashman Home Center we carry Milguard windows that feature various energy saving types of glass, including Low E. Recently we installed Heritage doors with high performance Cardinal Low E 366 glass

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SAFTEY FIRST WHEN REPLACING GLASS

22 08 2013

Tashman’s does all kinds of glass repairs and replacement.

We recently changed the biggest glass we ever did!

190″x108″ in one sheet. HUGE!

This glass was installed in a beautiful Wallace Neff  home. The living room looks out at LA Country Club. But what is unusual  is that it is one giant single piece.

What was challenging was to safely cut out the old non safety glass.

We protect our employees with special cut resistant shirts, gloves and glasses.

Our team puts down plywood to protect the tile floor, and keep our employees safe.

Please call us to do any glass repair.

We specialize in all types of glass repair and replacement.

Dual Glazed, tempered,laminated glass,polished table tops, and even regular glass for your old windows and pictures.

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really big glass replacment

really big glass replacment






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