A Trip to the JDM Showroom

One of the most gratifying experiences when choosing materials for a renovation project is to take an hour or so to visit the JDM Countertops showroom. Do you know what happens here? Dreams come true here. 

 Look at the edge of that counter. I couldn't quit touching it!

Look at the edge of that counter. I couldn't quit touching it!

A quick trip down 19th avenue will take you to the showroom, south of Grant and just west of Central City south. The wrought iron front doesn’t give a clue as to what is hidden behind.

 There is a texture for everyone.

There is a texture for everyone.

The showroom is light-filled and quiet, a veritable candy store of sample slabs and display pieces.  Various types of granite and quartz beckon the visitor, “Look at me! ” But, looking is not enough. Soon, it’s impossible not to run a hand along the silky smoothness of the options, or smile when one’s fingers encounter the rough texture of a future fireplace. This is a place of dreams.

Glass backsplash designs glitter in a plethora of shapes--diamonds, ovals and squares are only the beginning. Values of texture, metallic, marble and blot cause the viewer to sigh in appreciation for the creators who decided that beauty and art should be functional, too.

 Sample shapes.

Sample shapes.

The manufacturers represented are too numerous to mention, but Silestone, Viatera, Cambria, Venus Quartz,Styx, and Elume have dozens of samples. Mallorca glass and accessories, Cactus stone, and Caesarstone are also displayed.

There is an Advanced shelf full of cleaners, sealers, floor care and stain removers in various sizes. 

Solera Sinks is represented by a touch catalog. (I didn’t indulge.) There is also a handle/knob display, a clever shelf feature, and a ripple-effect edging I’ve never seen anywhere else.

Behind the showroom, if one presses an ear to the door, are the sounds of the magic happening: orders in progress, creation of some lucky buyer’s future kitchen or bath, or perhaps something else. Warned that it is noisy and dusty, I don’t peek back there, but resolve that someday I will when I won’t be disturbing the process.

I did, however, walk back across the showroom floor, across a marble threshold to an absolutely astonishing public bathroom. (Not shown.)

Once you have a chance to look at everything they offer, spend some time with Carmelo or Cindy or one of the other members of the team to garner their expert advice and help. By that time, you’ll have a fairly good idea of the textures and styles you like, and one of them can help you put it all together to create a custom look, and make your dream come true.