Monday, September 30, 2013

Substrate Preparation

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Ensure your substrate is ready to accept tile, stone or other floor finishes with Laticrete NXT surface preparation products. Preparing your surface for stone, tile or porcelain finish materials helps to guarantee a long-lasting, durable installation.
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Voted Best New Products !

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The LATICRETE HYDRO BAN 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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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Travel Coffee Mug

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Message from a tile contractor:
This new travel coffee mug is way sweeter than the old metal one I had.
I might even use it more than the yellow-jacket one LOL

Who else wants one ?  Send me an email - hbrothberg@laticrete.com


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mosaic Art

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A GREAT Grout ! In 40 Colors !

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LATICRETE PERMACOLOR is a high performance, fast setting grout that provides a grout joint that is dense and hard. PERMACOLOR Grout is color consistent. Mixes with water for grouting OR mix with Laticrete 4237 Latex Additive for a colored latex fortified adhesive mortar for installing and grouting glass mosaic tiles by the "One Step Method" with
a choice of 40 different colors ! 
Consistent color
Fast setting
Ideal for floors and walls (joint widths of 1/16–1/2" [1.5 to 12 mm])
Inhibits mold and mildew with Microban®
Improved stain resistance for a cement based grout
Interior and exterior applications
Residential and commercial
Conforms to ISO 13007 and EN 13888 (CG2WA)
Meets ANSI A118.7 requirements
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Monday, September 23, 2013

How to Install Stone Veneer

Eldorado Stone: How to Install Stone Veneer, Interior Transformations 

Experience how Eldorado Stone can transform your interior space with this "How to Install" video workshop. Explore the latest recommended installation techniques, including a detailed "Step by Step" process utilizing a cement board substrate and a Laticrete MVIS polymer-fortified installation system.
For over 50 years Laticrete has continuously provided the latest technology in construction materials and methods to deliver superior problem free installations for tile and stone installations. Utilizing these advanced technologies the Laticrete Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) is designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers.
Click here for additional Laticrete MVIS information.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Spot Bond Stone Veneer

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Latapoxy 310 Spot bonding of 2' x 4' granite to CMU walls
5 Farrell Place, Civic, ACT Australia

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Glass Mosaic Pool













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Message received:

Henry.... feel free to use my text on your blog.....

As a developer and licensed engineer, I don't mess around and cut corners...we only approve use of the best waterproofing and setting materials, thus Laticrete is our first choice for demanding applications such as continuously submerged water conditions such as glass tile swimming pools.

Attached are a couple pics of the last pool (residential hillside all glass tile infinity edge swimming pool and spa) we did at different stages. We used the Laticrete Swimming Pool Technical Design Manual as our source for specifications and details.

We first used a cement based waterproofer for negative waterproofing, then Laticrete 254 platinum bond coat with mortar bed to render/float shotcrete shell to accept tile. After that everything is Laticrete....another very thin Laticrete 254 bond coat to fill voids in mortar bed, then Hydroban, Laticrete 254 Platinum for paper faced glass tile, Spectralock pro grout and finally Latasil silcone sealant for expansion joints and penetrations. Needless to say it quite a time consuming and expensive process.

Thanks
Sherwin

 


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Want A Freebie ?

Send us a photo or video of your tile or stone installation with:

A Laticrete product package visible
Details about the Project
Reasons Why You Use Laticrete

and we'll send you a laticrete Safety T shirt. Send to hbrothberg@laticrete.com

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Strata_Mat Ready To Go

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Ready To Go !
The next generation high performance uncoupling membrane for use under ceramic tile and stone installations. For both residential and commercial applications. Designed to replace traditional underlayment materials. The unique patent pending design of  STRATA_MAT provides for an enhanced mechanical bond of the adhesive mortar and provides for faster drying of the mortar, allowing for shorter time to grout. Specifically designed for use with both modified and unmodified mortars.  STRATA_MAT allows for the proper adhesive mortar to be used with porcelain or large format tiles and stone.
 

Mortar Hydration Vents - creates a mechanical bond between the mat and adhesive mortar - allows the mortar to cure faster providing a stronger bond of tile at 16 – 24 hours for faster time to grout.
Allows for use of the appropriate mortar per industry standards.
Provides vapor management.
Eliminates transmission of in plane substrate cracks of up to 1/8" (3 mm).
Instant coverage verification - allows for installer to see mortar coverage underneath the mat during installation without having to lift and verify.
Allows for easier floor layout as chalk lines are easily visible on surface prior to tile installation.
Part of the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty.
Rated Extra Heavy per ASTM C627.
Lightweight, easy to carry and fast to install with standard tools.
Can be used under moisture sensitive stone.

Click here for more Strata_Mat info

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Monday, September 16, 2013

New PermaColor bag in Australia

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New Laticrete PermaColor Grout bag in Australia
PermaColor Grout is a high performance, fast setting grout that provides a grout joint that is dense and hard. PermaColor Grout is color consistent. Mixes with water - eliminates the need to add latex additives.
Click here for more info.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Masonry Veneer Project in Australia








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Click here for more information regarding Laticrete products for the installation of masonry Veneers.
Address: Brookwater, Queensland
Contractor: BAK Tiling

 

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Joey's Car

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Message from a tile contractor:
Someone sent this to me from the race track - a nice pic of the tent!!
I hope to get more good photos before the season ends.........I'll be sure to send you some.
Jennifer Ternullo
Middletown Ceramic Tile
Middletown, CT

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Epoxy Grout Training in Sydney Australia

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For more info or to book a seat click here.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

See Us At CERSAIE !

CERSAIE - International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings
CERSAIE is one of the largest and most important Ceramic Tile expositions in the world.
Visit the Laticrete  display - Area 45 Stand 36 - at CERSAIE where we will be showing industry leading, innovative tile & stone installation materials, methods and technologies.

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Monday, September 09, 2013

New Laticrete 211 bag in Australia

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New Laticrete 211 Crete Filler Powder bag in Australia
Designed to be mixed with LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive to produce a high strength adhesive for ceramic tile and stone that meets and exceeds the requirements of national and international standards.  For the installation of ceramic tile and stone over cement and masonry type surfaces. Interior, exterior, walls, floors, ceiling. Wet areas & dry areas.
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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Self Leveling Underlayment

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Laticrete at Ames Bros Burnaby
LATICRETE NXT LEVEL is a cement-based Self Leveling Underlayment (SLU) for use in leveling interior substrates. Laticrete NXT Level produces a flat, smooth and hard surface for the installation of finished flooring. Can be placed from 1/8–3" (3–76 mm) in a single lift.
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Friday, September 06, 2013

Seen on Jobsite

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Grouting a Seminole, FL plank project

Laticrete Permacolor Grout is a high performance, fast setting grout that provides a grout joint that is dense and hard. PermaColor Grout is color consistent. Mixes with water - no additives required !    
Consistent color
Fast setting
Ideal for floors and walls (joint widths of 1/16–1/2" [1.5 to 12 mm])
Inhibits mold and mildew with Microban
Improved stain resistance for a cement based grout
Interior and exterior applications
Residential and commercial
Conforms to ISO 13007 and EN 13888 (CG2WA)
Meets ANSI A118.7 requirements
Click here for more information

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Mosaic Artists & Laticrete !

Mosaic artist Julie Richey has created an amazing 7 minute mini-tutorial about the Laticrete One-Step Method of installing tile. This video is engaging, professional and has information that any mosaic artist can use. 
Julie Richey Mosaics
www.juliericheymosaics.com

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wet Film Thickness Gauge

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Email received from a General Contractor:

Henry,

Wanted to thank you for sending us the wet film thickness gauge a couple weeks ago!  We will be using it for an upcoming high end project (all glass tile swimming pool) later this week.  Its worth its weight in gold knowing my crew can accurately determine HydroBan membrane thickness, and I can spot check their work also.... Think it would really be great to make them available for purchase thru retailers and distributors, so people apply it to the required specs.  Our supplier never heard of them and thought I was nuts to want one, I will be sure to show it off next time we pick up more HydroBan.

Sherwin


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A Wet Film Thickness Gauge is a useful tool to have when installing liquid applied waterproof membranes. 
Do you have one ...?
If you would like one, send me an email - hbrothberg@laticrete.com


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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Beautiful projects in Abu Dhabi (UAE) with LATICRETE


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Monday, September 02, 2013

Tiled Pools Technical Design Manual - Swedish !



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The Laticrete Tiled Swimming Pools, Spas & Fountains Technical Design Manual is now available in a Swedish language version !

Click here to access this comprehensive Technical Design Manual regarding tiled swimming pools English language version.  Click here to send me an email to request a copy of the Swedish language version.

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.

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