b'NTCA MEMBER SPOTLIGHTTheactofcreatingenergizesand I know that it all comes from a Christensen and is the joyful corepassion deep inside its creator. Its ofhisworkasatilecontractor.so much more than just a job; its And his attitude towards his craft ispart of us. Our work is an exten-positively inspiring. sionofourverybeing,andwe Its my outlet, my place of sol- want nothing more than for it to be ace, he said. I pour every bit ofenjoyed. This is the highest compli-my heart and soul into my work. Iment, to have someone smile and see so much beautiful craft and artfeelemotionwhentheyseemy every day from around the globe,creation.On his CID-award win-ning project, Christensen assisted with the selection of Calacatta Gold honed marble and Honed Piana Limestone. He developed the design by sorting stone piece by piece to get a pleasing layout that featured book-matched pieces, and he hand-cut and installed the herringbone accent band. He wrapped all corners with the same piece of marble to create a continuous fl ow of veining throughout. Then it was time to tackle the bathroom fl oor. The bathroom fl oor was out of square, so care and preci-sion were used to position an inset limestone border to lay out exactly 4 inches from the cabinet toe kicks. Christensen worked with the cabinet maker to get dimensions and adjusted accordingly for a perfectt.66TileLetter | 2020'