McCammack serves up tasty tile installation to new eatery/arcade
Fun, food, games…and porcelain tile, expertly installed: that’s the winning combination at Dave and Buster’s (D&B) in Indianapolis.
This popular restaurant/adult entertainment establishment, which in 2012 was reported to have 59 locations in the U.S. and one in Canada, combines a bar, restaurant and adult arcade for fun, parties, meetings and more. The $2,500,000 project completed in 2009 near the freeway on Castleton Corner in Indianapolis extends the company mission of offering “an unparalleled guest experience through the best combination of food, drinks and games in an ideal environment for celebrating all out fun.”
McCammack Tile (www.mccammacktile.com), also of Indianapolis, made it their mission to offer an unparalleled installation of porcelain tile and glass to enhance the adult entertainment theme and provide top durability, ease of maintenance and unique appearance. The $220,000 tile project took three weeks of running double-shift crews, six days a week to complete.
Early on, the project ran into a snafu when the specified products proved to be unavailable due to stepped-back tile production resulting from the recession. McCammack Tile collaborated with the design team, contractor and owner to manage substitutions while not compromising the original design. After four design changes, the tile installation was ready to begin with Crossville Color Blox porcelain tile in 9”x12”, 12”x12” and 18”x18” formats and Daltile Era Color BodyTM porcelain tile in 18”x18” formats.
McCammack Tile, a NTCA Five Star Contractor, characteristically makes it their business to not only create a space that looks great, but to also maintain quality control throughout the project for smooth execution, and D&B (www.daveandbusters.com) was no exception. McCammack tackled installation of porcelain in large work areas, creating sweeping curves and interesting patterns, while providing a neat and clean installation around dividing walls and building structure. Because the design changes put a crunch on the time for actual installation, the large curves and arcs within the floor pattern were cut and executed onsite by the installers. The original design – which included water jet cutting – was replaced with over 1,000 linear feet cut onsite.
McCammack installed Schlüter Ditra on the women’s and men’s restroom floors and walls, with matching Rondec PVC finishing and edge-protecting profiles at the outside corners.
McCammack combined porcelain tile with beautiful 2”x2” Glass Reflection Blends from Daltile in certain areas, adding a level of sophistication to the adult enjoyment environment.
LATICRETE Blue 92 crack isolation membrane and Hydro Ban waterproofing/crack isolation membrane, SpectraLOCK PRO grout and LATICRETE caulking were also used in the installation. Products were supplied from LATICRETE, Louisville Tile, Daltile, and Architectural Brick & Tile.
The installation resulted in a tasty tile treatment that is fun and games to maintain – truly a snap. McCammack Tile helped Dave and Buster’s provide a dynamic new restaurant/entertainment concept for fun-loving adults in the Indianapolis area.