Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Productivity

Monday, August 04, 2014

Hands On Demo - Brims South Tweed Heads, QLD

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Laticrete at Ground Zero Reconstruction

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NYC Area Employment Opportunities

NYC Area Employment Opportunities


Stone Fabrication Shop and Ceramic Tile Marble Contractor

Looking for the following team members:

*Operator for CNC Cutting Machine & Router

*Stone Shop Forman

*Estimator with drafting, computer knowledge

Benefits - Fax or E-mail with Salary Requirements
Fax # 631-842-0998

Scott W. Erath
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most



51 Ranick Dr. East
Amityville, NY 11701
631-842-2244 X 210
Cell 516-790-0487

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Movement Joints

The issue of movement joints for various specific finish types is a matter of importance. This is the basis for this Technical Service Advisory.

1.      The over-arching principle that we should promote is the fact that Project Design Professionals are the responsible parties to design movement joints including frequency / composition / width / construct regardless of the finish type. We are not / should not be in the business of instructing design professionals on the design of movement joints.  Project design professionals have the responsibility to design movement joints within the appropriate finish type (and or within the underlying substrate type) in all types of projects.
With that said, if there are true dynamic expansion joints located in the substrate – they must be honored through the installation system regardless of the finish type. This is just well known basic construction industry-wide principle.

2.      Specific finish manufacturers also have a say in how their products are installed – they can also consult with specific project design professionals to provide their specific installation desires / criterion. A word of caution, we have to be careful not to fall back on what we have historically been comfortable with in recommending for this matter. For example, adhered concrete masonry veneer have very different movement joint requirements when compared to ceramic tile. Most stone veneer manufacturers require minimal movement joint accommodation in the finish layer (just honor movement joints in the underlying substrate).

3.      Lastly, specific industry guidelines for the specified finish type (i.e. ceramic tile follow Tile Council of North America’s expansion joint criterion – EJ171) can be referenced and used in absence of clear direction from Project Design Professionals. Just bear in mind that these are just guidelines and they will typically defer to Project Design Professionals.

For example:

-        For tile finishes – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the TCNA – EJ171 (see attached for more information)
-        For natural stone – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the TCNA and MIA – EJ171
-        For glass tile – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the TCNA – EJ171
-        For thin brick – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the BIA – Technical Bulletin 18A (see attached for more information)
-        For adhered concrete masonry veneer – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the MVMA for more information
-        For resilient flooring – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the resilient flooring industry (see the attached ASTM F710 Standard section 4.3.1 for more information)

Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards, 
Arthur Mintie CSI, CDT | Technical Services Director

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Bathroom & Shower Components Counter Display

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Miami Airport Tile Facade

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hands-On New Products Training

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From: "Orlando Car"
To: "Henry B. Rothberg"
Subject: Ptk experience. .

I have never been one to say I know everything. Working with Laticrete products, I've come to have enough confidence on my own because I know the products I use will give me and my client that satisfaction of a job well done.  From Hydroban to thinset to the new drains.    I learned  so many NEW things in this PTK.  I'm now very confident to use Laticrete Drains.  I would like to thank you for these programs.  The other great benefit is meeting new people in the industry. I met some really nice people. Your entire team in Corona are some of the most caring and very knowledgeable representatives.  Gerard really went above and beyond  to accommodate my stay and that I was well informed of ALL the new products from Laticrete.  Once again, THANK YOU ! For everything that you and Laticrete International do for us.

Orlando Car / Certified Floor Covering 
Serving All California

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AUS Seal Hard Visit



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Jack Boyd Pools

Friday, July 18, 2014

Strata_Mat Wins Award

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Stuff in Brisbane !

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Morning Trade Event At Amber Seaforth



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OK, So What Is Going On Here ?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tile Tech Visit

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Sam & HBR

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