Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
US Veterans Kitchen
Recently, we had the privilege of being asked to participate in the renovation of the United States Veterans Initiative U.S. Vets facility kitchen in downtown Houston. This is a kitchen that provides food for veterans that have been injured physically or mentally in war. It also provides food and shelter to some previously homeless veterans. Sigma along with Laticrete and Emser Tile donated all of the material and labor for all the ceramic tile work in this kitchen. Gensler and Harvey builders headed up the design and construction and turned this kitchen that was in a deplorable condition into a functional and clean kitchen that rivals kitchens that you see in the finest restaurants. Ares and Chris handled the job for us in an admirable manner while Joe, Curtis, Ramiro and Jonathan each did a tour of duty in the field.
This past Tuesday, we attended the grand opening ceremony where they served up an inaugural lunch that was exquisite. The Rolling Thunder organization which looks out for veterans interest and was a partner in this project, had placed a wall display that had the names and pictures of all the Texas Heroes that had lost their lives in the Afghanistan War. While looking at this wall I couldn't help but notice this display of a letter that one of these Heroes had sent his newly born girl. I took a picture of it (attached). It is not a very good picture but if you open it on large monitor you will be able to read the letter. While it is heartbreaking, it exemplifies the exceptional personal sacrifice that these heroes and all those who serve in the armed forces make day in and day out in protecting our freedom.
So the next time you see a veteran, thank him. And if you are having a bad day, remember Lieutenant Weaver's story and his letter to his little girl Kylie.
5930 Centralcrest St.
Houston, Texas 77092
Tel: (713) 290-8530
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Read more about the United States Veterans Initiative / U.S. Vets organization - click here.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
FAST Stone Facade Installation
Builder: Pimas Gale
Contractor: Marsh Contracting
Location: William Street, Double Bay, Sydney Australia
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LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a high strength epoxy adhesive. Engineered & formulated for the spot bonding fixing method of tile and stone installations on vertical surfaces. Latapoxy 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 95°F (35°C). Latapoxy 310 is extremely fast and productive to use. Allows for faster installations of large tile and stone when compared with the older conventional "hooks or mechanical anchors method."
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Glass Tile Installations
"On another note I have to tell you, the Laticrete glass tile adhesive is by far the only product I will ever use on glass tile. I had a job recently where I ran out of it and I had to finish the job with #### by Brand T. The difference was like night and day and the funny thing was that #### use to be my choice of product for glass until you guys came out with your glass tile adhesive. I told my warehouse guy to never run low on the Laticrete GTA product again."
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Laticrete A Winner
The Laticrete HydroBan Shower System line is a complete shower installation system. Shower system products include waterproof pans and liners, niches, benches, accessories and drain and grate products, all with the industry's best warranty.
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Monday, August 26, 2013
One of the best addresses in Sydney
Most of the units and their extensive stone and tile work were done with Laticrete materials. These include HydroBan, Gold, 4237/211, PermaColor and 3701.The above photographs show the stair lobby wall which starts in the basement and extends upwards to a long narrow skylight along the width at the top. The wall is only interrupted by the canter-levered stair case which is cast showing the profile of the tread and riser only.
The large format limestone panels (2' x 4' & 1' x 4') on this wall were fixed to the concrete wall with Latapoxy 310 by the "Spot Bond Method" which eliminated slow, labour intensive mechanical fixing of the stone. The Pietra Grey Marble installed on the stairs and landings were bonded with Laticrete 4237/211W.
Residential Units 62 Wunulla Rd Point Piper - this is regarded as one of the best addresses in Sydney.
Contractor - 3D Tiling.
Builder - Pimas Gale.
Technical Service Manager
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Coney Island Lives !
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Friday, August 23, 2013
A recently completed job
Greetings from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Always nice to hear from you! We just gutted the Master Bath today and need to move the drain before we can open a bag of 253. Of course we upgraded them to Spectralock. Once the room starts taking shape I'll tag Laticrete again in the photo. Feel free to use that photo if you'd like for starters. Attached is a recently completed job using 253 and all Spectralock. Our installer will only use Spectralock on natural pebbles, no standard grout. :)
Dona L. Danziger
Clay Werks Ltd.
4253 Lankford Hwy.
Exmore, VA 23350
Ph. 757.414.0567 Fax 757.414.0571
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Seen on Jobsite - NYC
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We Do Pools !
The goal of this manual is to provide a range of technical & design information to help ensure a proper and long-lasting tile installation in swimming pool, fountain and water feature environments.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The next generation high performance Uncoupling Membrane
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Monday, August 19, 2013
More - Productivity Installing Stone Veneers
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friends of ours left CT to start new career in Seattle WA and saw this truck in Minnesota today.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Productivity Installing Stone Veneers
LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a two component high strength epoxy adhesive. Engineered for the spot bond installation method of tile and stone installation on vertical surfaces. LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high installation working temperatures up to 95°F (35°C).
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Monday, August 12, 2013
For technical support, answers to installation questions and information on how to obtain a full Laticrete System warranty contact Laticrete Technical Support: (800) 243-4788 ext. 235, or 1 (203) 393-0010 ext. 235, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laticrete.com.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Seen On Jobsite
Eddy was riding the metro to meet us at a Nationals game and saw Laticrete in use at the Ft. Totten station.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
We Do LARGE
Special installation techniques are required for successfully installing these reduced thickness porcelain units. For example, using a glass installer’s “vacuum suction cups” and / or “installation frames” can facilitate easier handling and placing of the tile and reduce the chance of cracking the large ceramic porcelain panels during handling and installation. Always consult the reduced thickness porcelain tile manufacturer before selection and installation to determine the specific porcelain large panel's suitability for the intended area of use and the specified project.
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Our Company Founder Believes In Education
Students pursuing degrees in chemical engineering with strong academic records who have been involved in high school and community leadership will be selected to receive Henry M. Rothberg Bicentennial Scholarships. Scholarship levels can be up to $16,000 (i.e., up to $4,000 per year) depending on the qualifications of the student, with typical awards in the $1,000-$2,000 range. Contact the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, 803-777-4181. E-mail: email@example.com
Read more here: http://www.che.sc.edu/futurestudent/
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
We don't just make claims regarding our performance. We test & re-test. And our testing is confirmed by over 50 years of jobsite experience from the Arctic to the Tropics. From Singapore to San Francisco to Sydney. From Oslo to Oman. Depend on Laticrete.
We are your tile & stone installation materials Consultants.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Trencadis Mosaic Tile Facade
Friday, August 02, 2013
LatiWord of the Week - Ethics
plural of eth·ics (Noun)