Thursday, August 28, 2014

UK Mosaic Art Training

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UK class photo
"Here’s the image from the two workshops taught by Emma Biggs and I at West Dean College in Chichester, UK.  Everyone was really pleased with the Laticrete products and you have some new converts.  Participants came from the UK, US, Australia, The Netherlands, Canada and Portugal.

Many many thanks for Laticrete’s continued support, Sonia"

S O N I A     K I N G
m o s a i c  a r t i s t

"Mosaic is hard. Art is harder."

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

VA Mosaic

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Mosaic at the Livermore VA

"Here's a couple of recent pictures of our mosaic at the Livermore VA. We're more than halfway through at this point. My goal is to have it completed before Thanksgiving.

Thanks for everything
Dave Wetherell"

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014



Monday, August 25, 2014

More Mountains

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Avi Meadow, nephew of LATICRETE owners David and Henry Rothberg, just returned from a few days spent at around 4000 metres in the Alps on the border of Italy and Switzerland. He led a team of two fraternity brothers to the summit of two 4000 metre peaks, the Breithorn and Il Castore, before bad weather forced them to descend. Sponsored by LATICRETE.

Here is Avi's version of the story:

I climbed with Michael Siu (From Hong Kong) and Louis Wilson (From Chicago), both good friends from University. We started in Zermatt, Switzerland, taking the Klein Matterhorn Tram up to 3800 Metres. From there we traversed East to the base of the Breithorn, where we climbed up the South Western ridge to the western and highest summit at 4165 metres (August 7, 2014).  From there we descended and continued to traverse East to the Val De Ayas Hut where we spent the night.  The next morning we awoke early and began to ascend to  the base of the summit push of Castor, a few hours climbing above the Val De Ayas Hut.  From the base we climbed up the South West face to the summit ridge, where we traversed east on a knife edge and exposed ridge to the summit at 4228 metre ( August 8, 2014). We descended from the Eastern side of the mountain down to the Quintino Sella Hut.  The next day large storms hit the range so after spending 1 day stranded in the hut, we took a brief window of calm to descend down to the Aosta Valley in Italy to end our journey with a 6 hour, 4 different trains, ride back to Stresa!  The pic with the flag is on the summit of the Breithorn.  

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Friday, August 22, 2014


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

What Is It ?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Seen On Jobsite

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Macy's 4th floor

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014


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.

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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