Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
An Incredible Swimming Pool Project
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Laticrete YouTube Channel
I received an email:
I just opened Laticrete's latest cyber newsletter and spent an hour surfing through the section "View our Channel." WELL DONE!! The "HOW TO" videos are excellent. You all are a credit to our industry.
River Of Life Mosaic
Monday, September 27, 2010
We Support Local Technical High Schools
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Dinner Is On The Grill
A tile contractor friend sent me this photo this evening with the question "Grilling chicken - Where's the chardonnay?"
I replied that BBQ chicken needed cold beer or Coke …!
Hunting in South Dakota
Brian Swann - Laticrete
Kent Klaser - Klaser Tile
Bill Klaser - Klaser Tile (top right)
Gary Bryant - Klaser's banker for the past 30 years (lower right)
"A quick hello from Oak Tree Lodge, Clark, South Dakota. Klaser Tile group and I are having a great first day.
We sure appreciate the time here.
This place is amazing. Cabellas premier endorsed lodge.
They have nice conference room for company meetings... Just saying..."
Brian Swann, CCTS, CTC
Laticrete Technical Sales Representative
WORLD CLASS POOLS
AMERICA's 1st Licensed Pool Building Family
Honolulu Orlando Tokyo
Thursday, September 23, 2010
La Corrente, (The Current in Italian) is about beauty amidst destruction. The sea kelp adorning her gown swirls in the strong gulf currents. Giant Asian Sea Kelp is an invasive species threatening the balance of plant and marine life in the region. While man overtly destroys the gulf with oil, pollution and fertilizer runoff, another destructive force creeps in with the current."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This Guy Is Famous ... and Important
Caped Crusader ...?
Who is the masked, caped crusader ...?
HydoBan man ...!
Our Laticrete team in China works on some rather interesting projects
China Maritime Museum - Shanghai
Exhibition and public programs spaces take up over 200,000 sq feet of area and accommodate large scale replicas of modern and ancient vessels. The most impressive of which, the Ming Dynasty trading ship, is right in the middle of the entrance foyer reaching up into a vast atrium.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This Guy Likes SpectraLOCK .... And Thinks 254 is a "Super Mortar"
"I just finished grouting the bathroom. 1"x2" subway tiles in the shower wall (all the way to the ceiling) and 13x13 (actually 12 3/4" by 12 3/4") porcelein tile on the floor. Spectralock is easier than normal grout. Smoosh it in, wait 15 minutes (clean grout bucket while waiting) and use bucket that comes with kit (2 gallon) to fill with clean water and mix in first little packet of cleaning solution. Clean grout with circular motions (think karate kid wax on, wax off). Wait 90 minutes (clean bucket again in 90 minutes) 2 gallons of water and mix in packet of final rinse solution. Wash haze off tile. Go away for 24 hours.
My friend that used to tile for a living did not like the Laticrete Platinum 254 (he did not clean out the grout lines right away and discovered that 254 is not like normal mortar...it turns into Super Mortar). We went through an entire pack of Irwin blades cleaning out the grout lines...but I have the peace of mind knowing my glass tiles are never coming off that wall. However he swears he will never recommend anything but the Spectralock to people now...especially if he's going to be helping with the install. He said it was the easiest grout he's ever used.
Spectralock hardens into...well...glass. There's no grit that I can feel like with normal grout. It has kind of a sandy feel...but you can't pick off little pieces. I can't really describe the texture. I can't see this stuff going ANYWHERE for a LONG time and I am so thrilled with the prospect of grout I don't have to seal or mess around with ever again. Fantastic."
Tile Guys At Work
" ..... this afternoon was a perfect day, all our work is on time.... and the guys are sporting their shirts. this week we will be applying grout. its been a complicated job due to floor prep..... but we push forward.... all the time every time."
Orlando Car/Master Installer
Certified Floor Covering And Remodels
Monday, September 20, 2010
Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
A beautiful view
Labels: Safety Vest
Mortar Bed Training
Friday, September 17, 2010
Laticrete SpectraLOCK on top of the world
"Well, at 11,428 feet anyway.
The wife and I recently went vacationing in Estes Park here in Northern Colorado. We hike quite a bit and this particular mountain is called the 'Twin Sisters'. It is right next to Long's Peak and summits at 11,428 feet.
The trail is a good seven mile, seven hour round trip and over 1/2 mile up. I wore the SpectraLOCK shirt recently sent to me and took a picture for you. Let everyone know that Laticrete makes great hiking gear!"
Thursday, September 16, 2010
New Laticrete Product Manager
Julian DeLuca has joined team Laticrete as our new Adhesives Product Manager.
Julian (Jay) will manage our Adhesives product lines including powder, latex, epoxy and mastic adhesives.
Jay comes to Laticrete from a manufacturer of high-quality residential roof and wall building solutions.
Jay holds a B.A. degree in Communications from Temple University and is presently pursuing his Masters in Strategic Communication and Leadership at Seton Hall University.
Mother of Pearl Mosaic
"I wanted to send you a photo of the caution tape in action.
We're using some Latapoxy 300 Epoxy Adhesive to set the Mother of Pearl mosaic from Original Style on the front counter."
Travis Johnson CCTS
Syverson Tile & Stone
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone 605-336-1176 x125
Have Trowel, Will Travel
Southern Californian LataKid
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Hey Henry!! This is Alicia with Crossvillie Tile and Stone in Pelham AL. I finally got around to getting a picture of our little Reagan in her Laticrete shirt.
She was born on June 9, 2010 6 lbs and 12 oz.
Just wanted to pass it along to you. Thanks again for the shirt!! She looks so cute in it!!
Crossville Tile and Stone
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Morning Coffee On The Jobsite
Certified Floor Covering
Labels: Coffee Mug
Jobsite View - North Carolina Mountains
Some tile & stone work is being done in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. Not a bad area to be working in.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Laticrete Headed To A Jobsite
"Packed up and leaving for the jobsite in the AM"
Tile Installations Unlimited
108 Eastman Estates
More LatiBaby Photos
Friday, September 10, 2010
Coralstone Pool Deck
Thursday, September 09, 2010
A Really Nice Car
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Some Stone Guys Get The Glory
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
11 Year Old Son of Tile Contractor Races
"Awesome footage from FOXCT News special called "Daytrippers" done by FOX reporter Sarah Cody.
This is very incredible for Joey Ternullo from Middletown Ceramics, but equally as awesome for LATICRETE. Talk about great exposure! This was run on the 10:00 evening news last night and is also here online."
Monday, September 06, 2010
Hunting & Fishing In Canada
Message from Atlanta based Laticrete guy, Adam Marks:
"I had mentioned last week that Rob and I hosted Dennis Chao from CSC Flooring and his guest Chris Britton from Brasfield and Gorrie on a bear hunt / fishing trip.
WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Both guests were successful in their hunting for Canadian Black Bear, both were taken with one clear arrow shot.
Over 100 fish were caught and released in a 4 day period, small mouth bass. We ate the Lake Trout.
And of course the great Canadian outdoors were explored."
Friday, September 03, 2010
Camera Phone Photos
Thursday, September 02, 2010
New Laticrete Guy
Jeff Kohmann has joined the Laticrete team as a Contractor Sales Representative covering the IN, KY, MI, OH, W PA area.
Jeff has over 25 years experience in our industry on the installation side. He has experience with a wide range of hard surfaces; terrazzo, resilient, wood, tile & stone.
Jeff was most recently the owner of T & R Cut Tile & Stone in Canton, OH. He resides in Hartville, OH with his wife, Michelle. Jeff has a daughter, Vanessa, two sons, Michael and Brian, and a grand-daughter Jocelyn. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys boating and golf.
If you are a tile or stone contractor in the IN, KY, MI, OH, W PA area feel free to "put Jeff to work ...!"
Cell phone: (203) 516-8681
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
New Grout Colors
A handful of new Laticrete grout colors are coming your way in January!
These new Laticrete grout colors will offer you a fresh color palette from which to choose coordinating grout colors for your tile & stone projects.
These colors will be available in LATICRETE SpectraLOCK® PRO Grout, LATICRETE SpectraLOCK 2000 IG, LATICRETE PermaColor™ Grout, and LATICRETE Premium Acrylic Caulk beginning January 1, 2011.
The new colors shown above will replace the following colors which will be discontinued effective December 31, 2010:
#12 Navajo Tan #31 Caramel #36 Copper Beech
#47 Cinnamon #51 Buff #54 Dusty Rose