Monday, November 30, 2009
Not All Ironmen Are Men ....!
Laticrete in the Tempe, AZ Ironman
Dr Margaret Coffey of Woodbridge, CT
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Mosaic Art ..... with Laticrete
The mosaic ball!
It's being installed on the stage in Queen's Park Nature Reserve. Full story coming soon.
It's hot DownUnder!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Laticrete Training & Educational Programs
Be Safe ... use Laticrete ....!
If you install tile or stone with LATICRETE system materials then your installation is covered with a comprehensive replacement of labor and materials warranty.
For technical support, answers to installation questions and information on how to obtain a full LATICRETE system warranty* covering labor and materials contact LATICRETE Technical Support: 800.243.4788 ext. 235, or +1.203.393.0010 ext. 235, or email
email@example.com or visit www.laticrete.com.
* For full Laticrete Warranty details read our warranty data sheet
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tile Handling & Installation - Tricks & Techniques
Using suction cups to make handling of large module tiles easier.
Using the Tuscan Leveling System to provide a "plumb, smooth & true" installation and reduce or eliminate tile lippage.
Using Laticrete Sure Set "no back buttering required" Medium Bed Mortar for a fast, productive installation.
Photos courtesy of:
Tom Hambrock of T & J Construction Services
1105 Remington Place
Manchester, TN 37355
Some of our Laticrete Guys ....
Some of our Laticrete Guys have been "on the Laticrete Team" for 10, 15, 20 or more years.
Here are a couple of them.
Care to guess who they are ...?
A Laticrete shirt to the first 3 people to identify either one of them. A Laticrete jacket to the first 3 people to identify both of them...!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tile Guys Like to Drive Fast Cars
Kent Klaser of Klaser Tile drives fast.
"It's a 1977 930 Turbo chassis that has been completely modified for track use only. We run a 500hp twin turbo and body style is a 996 GT3RS. We run in the POC (Porsche Owners Club) series and NASA series in Southern Ca. Primary race tracks are Willow Springs Raceway and Buttonwillow Raceway. Highlight was in 2007 when we won the POC 4hr Tribute to Lemans race. It ran from 6 pm to 10pm and we took 1st overall with co-driver Urs Gretener. Attached is the cover shot we got in the club newsletter after that event. "
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Flood Testing Before Tiling
HydroBan put to the test.
Click on the photo above to enlarge it.
Crown Casino Melbourne
Swimming Pool on the 27th Floor
Crown Metropol Hotel
Most likely the most prestigious pool project in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hydroban was chosen because of Laticrete’s Proven Performance in swimming pools.
The contractors Prime Ceramics said it is the best membrane they have ever used.
We do quite a few pools in the land of Oz.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Laticrete Racing In Australia
Jim Garbe's Work In Progress
Jim is installing tile with Laticrete 125 Sound & Crack Isolation Adhesive.
He is using the Tuscan Leveling System to provide a floor that is "smooth, plumb & true" with minimal or no lippage.
Read about Laticrete 125 here
Read about the Tuscan Leveling System here
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A New Laticrete Baby
I was having dinner tonight with a group of people attending one of our Laticrete Educational programs and I received a message:
One of our Laticrete guys in the Boston area, Matthew, has a new daughter.
8lb 4oz 20 3/4"
Congratulations, Matt ....!
Today Is A Special Day
Gotta Watch this Video
Some interesting construction materials & methods are appearing on the market to provide FASTER installation of Stonework.
Watch a 24 square foot sample real stone wall built using a revolutionary combination of the New World Stoneworks system with Laticrete's fast setting Latapoxy 310 epoxy and Laticrete Masonry pointing mortar.
Watch the video. Click here
Monday, November 09, 2009
CTDA Management Conference
We had dinner with some of our good friends in the Tile Industry at the CTDA Management Conference last week in Tuscon, Arizona
Sunday, November 08, 2009
What Do Laticrete People Do For Fun ...?
Dr. Randall Bright, Laticrete R&D Technical Director
Randy Plays the Blues
Something Beautiful ...!
Allison & Gary at Mixed-Up Mosaics do some pretty incredible stuff ...!
They created this for my wife.
The tilework - this work of art - and a few thousand feet of additional tilework is being installed by Mike Brooks of Stuart FL
Yes, its a Laticrete Job. Its my home.
See more of Allison & Gary's ART at their website:
We like to support people who do Good Things
"My name is Olivia Albright and over the summer I spent three weeks in Ghana teaching at a gradeschool. My experiences were unlike anything I have ever experienced before. Thanks to yours and many other donations, I was able to help these African students with their English and Math skills. I learned so much more from them. Thank you for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated."
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Hanging Large Module Tiles
There Are Contractors Who Really "Get It"
Henry M Rothberg, Founder of Laticrete International and Trask Bergerson at the Coverings Exposition 2 years ago.
Read & See here what Trask and his organization do to insure that they are knowledgeable about the newest installation materials & methods technologies in the tile & stone industry
Read and see what confirms that Trask "Gets It"
Laticrete training at Bergerson Tile .. pics and such
Friday, November 06, 2009
Sometimes I Get Gifts From Tile Contractors
Spot Bond Installation Method
The Spot Bond Installation Method of installing stone in exterior and wet areas with Latapoxy 310 has been a subject of discussion quite often recently as we continue to receive inquiries and discuss interesting applications with architects, owners & contractors.
The subject of the Spot Bond Installation Method of installing stone in exterior and wet areas has shown up on several tile & construction forums.
For us here at Laticrete this is a well proven technique that has been time & jobsite proven from Cyprus to Las Vegas to Boston.
Read more about specific projects here or here.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Visitors At Laticrete This Week
We have a group of Laticrete people visiting with us this week.
The group is here attending one of our 3 day Laticrete PTS (Passport To Success) Technical, Sales & Marketing programs.
The group includes Laticrete people from Costa Rica, Greece, Ireland, Italy.
The program is hosted by Laticrete people from the USA, Ecuador, India, Germany, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic.