Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Laticrete Safety Vests
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Back Butter Buddy Is Here!
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oogle 5 Days Until Coverings
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Who is Oogle ?
Have you downloaded the newest version of our Laticrete mobile app? Grout & thinset coverage calculations ! A full Product Catalog. Access to MSDS sheets. All on your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone.
Oogle wants everyone to know we will be showcasing the new version of the Laticrete app as part of our new digital kiosk at Coverings! Visit us at booth #7731 to check it out!
Click here for more information regarding the Laticrete App.
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Something New !
Friday, April 19, 2013
Interesting Email Received Today
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Pietre dure mosaic table grouting
I was asked to grout a custom mosaic “Pietre dure” table customers bought while in Maldaba (Jordan). I used Laticrete PermaColor in Marble Beige for its qualities - able to be used in small tight grout joints, fast setting, color consistency and also its improved stain resistance.
What is Pietre dure ? Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the subject:
Pietra dura or pietre dure (see below), called parchin kari in South Asia, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible". Stability was achieved by grooving the undersides of the stones so that they interlocked, rather like a jigsaw puzzle, with everything held tautly in place by an encircling 'frame'. Many different colored stones, particularly marbles, were used, along with semiprecious, and even precious stones. It first appeared in Rome in the 16th century, reaching its full maturity in Florence. Pietra dura items are generally crafted on green, white or black marble base stones. Typically the resulting panel is completely flat, but some examples where the image is in low relief were made, taking the work more into the area of hardstone carving.
Info above from Wikipedia and used under Fair Use principle. Used & attributed !
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The Tile Contractor:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Coverings in Atlanta
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Installation of Laticrete Linear Drain (Part 1)
Taken from a Blog belonging to The Floor Elf:
The wonderful folks at Laticrete sent me a linear drain to play with. And you know me – I bastardized it until it was virtually unrecognizable, ran it through the paces and did things you really shouldn’t do with nice, high-end products like this.
Read the entire Blog posting - click here.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I received an email with these comments from a tile contractor:
The guys are using your products consistently with great success.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Ron Nash The Runner
Thursday, April 11, 2013
An Email Conversation
Next question is about the vapor barrier. I am going to install cultured granite panel walls for the bottom 72 inches, then apply a 6 inch strip of accent mosaic glass tile, and then apply more cultured granite that go to the ceiling. The cultured walls are considered waterproof, so waterproofing the concrete substrate is not required. (I am going to apply HydroBan up about 5-6 inches on the concrete board adhered to the shower pan). In Ohio I was told that a vapor barrier is required. Since the HB Shower pan is a sealed system, where does the bottom of the vapor barrier go? I have considered putting HB on the walls also just to avoid the vapor barrier issue, and to also reinforce the waterproofing. They walls are adhered to the concrete board using 100% Silicone. I am going to use Latasil for this. Will the Latasil adhere to the HB? Suggestions or recommendations? Data sheet says to use ceramic tile for shower floor. I have 1 inch square porcelain tile that's only 1/8 inch thick picked out. (It is rated for wall and floor instillation.) Will that work on the shower floor, or should pick out some 2x2? I wasn't sure if the drain sits low enough for the tile I have chosen.
Thanks so much for any help you are able to provide,
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Spring Has Arrived
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
KickStarter Project !
LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC's Lower East Side
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Monday, April 08, 2013
Stone Facades & Veneers
The Laticrete Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) provides methods & materials for the installation of thin stone veneers - a comprehensive quality controlled installation system. Featuring proven materials & technologies Laticrete MVIS products include a revolutionary waterproofing membrane, polymer fortified adhesive mortars that provide non-sag performance, a scratch and brown coat mortar, a masonry pointing mortar and a 100% silicone sealant.
Click here for more information regarding Laticrete MVIS products.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Good Looking Linear Drain Installation
Thursday, April 04, 2013
I received an interesting email from one of our key Laticrete guys in the field regarding a fascinating installation:
Another item for your blog. Moss Tile from Benetti Stone. 7x7 living tile installed with Latapoxy 300.
Whole Foods Store in Campbell, CA Tile Contractor: Pennacchio Tile, Santa Rosa, CA (one of our MVP’s of course) Glass mirror panels were installed by a glass contractor.