Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Educational Programs for Architects
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Start Racing Young
7 - 1st Place Wins
3 - 2nd Place Wins
4 - 3rd Place Wins
Rest: Top 5 every race
National Points: Joey is 22nd out of 146 Drivers in his Division across America. Joey just missed the Championship at his race track due to missing two races while on a family vacation (my fault - as they tell me ).
Thank you, Laticrete, for your wonderful sponsorship this year. We couldn't of done it without you.
Joey will now be moving into a bigger/faster race car for the 2012 season. Hopefully you will be on board for next year. This winter we will be taking Joey down to Charlotte, NC, for training."
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Work of Art in Mosaics
Medium Bed Adhesive Mortars
LATICRETE 255 MultiMax® is our premium multi-use mortar that can be applied in both thin or medium bed applications. It is most often used in architecturally specified applications and has a smooth and creamy consistency for a medium bed while also being non-sag. More info click here.
LATICRETE 4-XLT® is a multi-use, non-sag mortar that can be applied in both thin or medium bed applications. It has good build up and will provide a nice stiff mortar to backbutter the tile to ensure maximum coverage and adhesion. More info click here.
LATICRETE Sure Set® is a medium bed thin-set that eliminates the need for back buttering and as a result is installed in a wetter consistency than other medium bed mortars like LATICRETE 4-XLT. More info click here.
Getting Ready For A Training program
Monday, December 19, 2011
Paul At Work
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Mystery Question - Win A Prize
Thin Stone & Thin Brick Veneers
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Laticrete GTA and the One Step Method
Oceanside paper faced glass tile, back troweled, installed, and grouted.
All with Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive.
Seemed to have worked pretty well, follow-up visit on Monday.
Thank you very much for asking.
Have a good day - Jim
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Bathtub / Shower Walls / Shower Receptors
BATHTUB WALLS WITH NO SHOWERHEAD (Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Tile) - pages 150-151
Very basic wall installation over gypsum drywall / glass mat gypsum board with Res 1 / Com 1 environmental classification. This method is suitable for Jacuzzi’s, garden tubs, soaking tubs, etc… where very little water gets splashed up onto the walls.
BATHTUB / SHOWER WALLS (Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Tile) – pages 152 – 158
All of these methods (B411, B412, B419, B425, and B430) in this section can be used over pre-fabricated bathtubs or shower pans
Methods B411, B412 require a mandatory membrane (either a water resistive barrier behind the system [e.g. 15 lb felt] or a surface applied ANSI A118.10 compliant waterproofing membrane).
Methods B419, B430 make provision for an optional membrane.
Method B425 does not require the use of a membrane since the board (cementitious-coated extruded foam backer board) is the substrate.
When seats, curbs, niches, etc… are utilized within these methods; waterproofing must be included and properly detailed.
Method B412 allows for various environmental classifications depending on the adhesive mortar used. If latex thin set mortar or epoxy adhesive is used, the method achieves Res 1, 2, 3, 5 / Com 1, 2, 3, 5 classification. If an organic adhesive is used, the method achieves a Res 1, 2, 3 / Com 1, 2 classification.
SHOWER RECEPTORS (Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Tile) – pages 159 – 169
The environmental classifications really help the specifier to determine which wall constructs should be built for the intended application. Several of the methods display the versatility mentioned in previous advisories. For example, methods B415, B421, B422 make provision for different uses / environmental classification which are dependent on installation materials selection.
All of the methods require a “shower pan membrane”. In addition, methods B414, B415 require a mandatory membrane on the walls (either a water resistive barrier behind the system [e.g. 15 lb felt] or a surface applied ANSI A118.10 compliant waterproofing membrane).
Methods B421, B422 require a mandatory continuous surface applied ANSI A118.10 compliant waterproofing membrane on the walls and shower floor.
Methods B420, B431 make provision for an optional surface applied waterproofing membrane on the walls complying with ANSI A118.10.
Method B426 does not require the use of a membrane on the walls since the board (cementitious-coated extruded foam backer board) is the substrate.
When seats, curbs, niches, etc… are utilized within these methods, waterproofing must be included and properly detailed.
COMMON SHOWER CONFIGURATIONS (Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Tile) – pages 169 – 171
This is a new section. It includes details and information from previous TCNA handbook versions that were included in the “Tile Tubs, Fountains and Curbs” section. It now includes new details and information.
The new details depict:
How shower pan membranes should be placed at corners (both inside and outside), jambs and curbs (properly folded and brought to the correct height)
How backer board is placed and fastened over shower pan membranes (so that they are not punctured).
How shower seats (and other shower “bump-outs”) are waterproofed and integrate with the shower pan membrane
SHOWER RECEPTOR RENOVATION (Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Tile) – page 172
Method TR418 depicts mortar bed walls / mortar bed floor. Wall method B414 includes the complete installation specification for the walls.
Method TR420 depicts backer board walls / mortar bed floor. Wall methods B415, B426, or B431 include the complete installation specifications for the walls.