Ceramic Finishes • 626-215-0134 • Serving: Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, Arcadia, Silver Lake, Echo Park, DTLA ceramicfinishes@gmail.com

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Artist and Craftsman


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Craftsman, Bungalow, Art Deco, Historic Remodel Specialist

M. Joe Bermudez

Licensed & Bonded Tile Contractor

  • Tile remodeling expert
  • Ceramic tile contractor
  • Shower remodeling specialist
  • Bathroom remodeling specialist
  • Shower / bathroom tile Installation
  • Fine tile design & Installation
  • Restoration / period styles
  • Craftsman / Revival / Art tile restoration

M. Joe Bermudez, Owner – Ceramic Finishes

An artist’s sensibility combined with a contractor’s credentials, skill set and experience.

Since 1980 Mr. Bermudez’s precision craftsmanship combined with an astute and well-developed aesthetic sense has enhanced the beauty of homes and business throughout Southern California.

  • both a craftsman and an artist
  • excels at jobs requiring individual attention and great detail
  • over 25 years professional tile installation, bathroom, shower and kitchen remodeling experience
  • expert knowledge of tile trends, history, materials and best practices
  • Restoration, Historic, Craftsman Home, Bungalow, Early California, Revival, Art Deco remodeling specialist
  • No job too small!

“As an experienced tile contractor I understand that outstanding results are achieved by having solid plans, being well-organized, and taking the time required to get all the details right. This is what sets my tile and contracting work apart from the rest.”


“I started out in the family business, tile and construction, in the 1970’s and worked for various construction companies over the years.

In 2004 I started my own firm, Ceramic Finishes.

That same year I joined the Xiem Clay Center in Pasadena to work on my own tile art, a dream I have had ever since I can remember. It was a chance to get back to something I began as a student at California State University, Los Angeles.

Being an artist helps me to stay grounded in my creativity. I enjoy bringing this creativity to my work as a contractor.  My combined skills allow me to effectively build and transform my clients’ aesthetic objectives and desires into tangible results.

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Through my contract tile business, Ceramic Finishes, I work with clients to design functional and beautiful spaces for them. I enjoy both indoor and outdoor tile installations, using light and textures to bring additional dimension into my clients’ homes and outdoor areas.

Years ago, while in my 20‘s, I held a job as a bait fisherman on the Oxnard coast. My mentor was an older man who trained me to carefully tie and secure the fishing nets. From this, I learned the virtues of patience, detail, and the value of taking the time to do a job well done. Those lessons left a lifelong impression on me, serving as the foundation of my approach to building, remodeling, and the tile installation work I do today. As a high quality tile contractor I understand that outstanding results are achieved by having solid plans, being well-organized from the beginning, and taking the time required to get all the details right. This is what sets my tile and contracting work apart from the rest.

Some of the types of Installations and remodeling I provide for clients include Craftsman Home remodeling, remodeling bathrooms, showers, kitchens, fireplaces, fountains, water features, patios, flooring, benches and and residential facades. I also install tile artwork, mosaics and custom fabrications for public areas including building exteriors, water fountains and stand-alone sculptures.

I enjoy the practical side of tile contracting as well as the aesthetic. I’m always ready to do a shower repair, or shower pan replacement for my clients, or retrofit a bathroom or shower in order to make it accessible. Barrier-free showers that are spacious and drain well are a great example of design combined with accessibility that could benefit any home environment.


My business, Ceramic Finishes, allows me to engage with and enjoy the amazing arena of tile artwork. I have been affiliated with many of Los Angeles’s tile artists over the years and have had the privilege of helping them install their artwork.

2018 has been a milestone year for me as I have opened a pottery studio in Highland Park, Ca, called Farenheit Ceramics in partnership with several other Los Angeles area tile artists. We are excited to offer studio space as well as classes to ceramic enthusiasts in the Los Angeles area!.

More About M. Joe Bermudez

Joe is a rare combination of detailed craftsman, tile artist, tile designer/fabricator, and master tile installer. His knowledge of the tile industry, tile history and how to make the materials come alive is rich and thorough. As both an artist and craftsman, Joe has an outstanding grasp of the challenges and techniques of tile setting, best practices, and is a powerful asset to any custom or creative tile project.

Some of Joe’s Favorite Materials

There is such a wonderful variety of beautiful tile and stone on the market today, both hand-made and manufactured. Among the manufactured tile and stone lines that Joe enjoys working with are: Porcelanosa, Jeffrey Court, Crossville, Gainey, and Dune. He likes to keep current with new materials on the market that make his tile installations more durable and long-lasting.


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(626) 215-0134


Serving Southern California for over 25 years.