Friday, March 23, 2012

Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) Educational Program

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Famous Brick Mason Author at LATICRETE MVIS PTK today!
Click here for more info about this book

 MVIS vs. old, convention method of stone veneer installation presentation and discussion

Lunch time !

Learn more regarding our masonry veneer installation system (MVIS) - and watch the video!

Click here for more information regarding PTK educational programs.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Linear Drain Discussion

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Mat - Peter - Larry and Linear Drain
A group in for a Laticrete PTK technical training program today

Save time, save labor, be more productive with LATICRETE Shower System components

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Save time, save labor, be more productive
LATICRETE HYDRO BAN Preformed components are part of the expanded LATICRETE HYDRO BAN line of waterproofing products that allow for high quality rapid shower installations. 

HYDRO BAN Preformed components are constructed of lightweight high-density expanded polystyrene with a waterproof finish and are ready to install and tile.

Find more information on shower installation system components. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Something Rather Attractive. And Functional

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The LATICRETE HYDRO BAN Linear Drain is a low profile linear floor drain specifically designed for bonded waterproofing installations with HYDRO BAN waterproofing membrane as part of a total LATICRETE System approach for residential and commercial showers. 

The HYDRO BAN Linear Drain allows for the use of large format tile or stone installations in a shower with a single plane slope to the drain. It can be installed near the wall or at medial locations in a variety of areas requiring waterproof applications.

Learn about our entire line of shower drains

Attractive Stone Installation

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Over-sized sunbathing mattresses as well as modern design sunbathing chairs are featured on the open deck with stone flooring, ideal for sun lovers. One might ask, why are mattresses at deck level? That's temporary. The mattresses sit atop a platform that raises for sunbathing and lowers to become flush with the deck for entertaining, doubling the aftdeck's use of space.

A question came up recently regarding installing tile and stone on boats, yachts, oil well platforms and in marine environment areas.

We have experience, expertise and materials for installing file and stone in marine environments. Tile on steel, tile on aluminum. Tile on boats, tile on yachts, tile in the living quarters and food service areas on oil well platforms.

We have a specialized brochure on this subject - Laticrete Marine Systems - in the English, Italian & Chinese languages. Click here to request a copy.

OK, So What Is It ?

This is the machine that forms, fills, seals & weights our weatherproof plastic bags of thinsets & grouts. A pallet of 56 bags about every 3 minutes !
More info here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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The Laticrete System is Versatile
Versatile = able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities

Monday, March 19, 2012

Emu Tiling ?

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It would appear that Emus are now being trained in Australia to tile. Hope they choose  Laticrete thinsets & grouts for their installation needs! 
The Emu is the largest bird native to Australia. It is the second-largest bird in the world by height, after its relative, the ostrich. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia.
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Friday, March 16, 2012

HYDRO BAN Shower Drain Installation

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Brian's Installation -
 Typical shower floor installation
Typical shower installation
LATICRETE HYDRO BAN Bonding Flange Drains are low profile floor drains specifically designed for bonded waterproofing installations with HYDRO BAN waterproofing membrane. 

HYDRO BAN Flange Drains allow for tile & stone installation in a shower eliminating the pre-slope and primary shower pan liner according to TCNA B422.

Learn more about on our shower drain products. 

A System Approach

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Seen on Jobsite

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A Commercial Kitchen is about to be installed.  
Laticrete 252 Silver thinset and Chemical Resistant SpectraLOCK grout.

Seen At Lunch Today

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Seen At Harry And The Natives, Hobe Sound, FL

Monday, March 12, 2012

Swimming Pools

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At Laticrete we know pools - and we know how to help you make your swimming pool project a long term success.
In fact, we've written a book about the subject of Pools.  A Technical Design Manual.
Tiled Swimming Pools, Fountains and Spas Technical Design Manual 
The goal of this manual is to encourage new ideas, research, and building regulations for the purpose of improving the future of construction technology in the swimming pool, fountain and water feature industries.
Click here to access the Swimming Pool Technical Design manual.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Modern Art and Thinset

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Message from a tile contractor:
Dust lock, water dispersion, modern art.  It's in the eye of the beholder.
Jim Garbe
Renaissance Ceramic & Stone, Inc

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Great Looking Installations

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Great looking, long term tile & stone installations depend on great membranes, adhesives, mortars & grouts - Think Laticrete

Friday, March 09, 2012

Technical Support

A key feature of the Laticrete System is our commitment to technical support. Technical support and answers to your questions regarding your tile or stone installation. Support by phone, by fax, by email and in person on your jobsite or in your office.
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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Training Time

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We have a group in for one of our intensive "Hands-On" training programs.
We focus on Laticrete products, Installation Techniques and Methods, Industry Standards, Productivity and Profitability.
Consider attending one of our educational & training programs.
More info click here.
Click here to request an invitation to attend one of our training events.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

SAMA Grouting Marathon

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Message received:

Hi Matt,

Here are some photos from grouting at the marathon.  If you need others, I could get some that my friends took.  Do you need any other information?  The woman doing most of the work in these photos is Kelley Knickerbocker, the one who said she loves your products.  Linda Vaden Martin is the blonde in one of the photos.  Were you planning on putting some photos on your web site?  If so, I will let my friends know!

Thank you so much for your wonderful products, as well as the extra effort you went to in getting me what I needed.  I appreciate it!


Christine Brallier
Christine Brallier Mosaics
P.O. Box 8484
Goleta, CA 93118

More information on SAMA - The Society of American Mosaic Artists - click here

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tile Guys Visit Laticrete Today

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Henry Rothberg (Laticrete) - Jim Garbe - Bill Vincent
A good opportunity to chat about tile and tile installation materials.

Cookies !

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Girl Scout cookies have arrived ! Thank you Linda!

Great cookies for a great purpose.

Where is Waldo ? Can you spot the Laticrete that I slipped into the photo ?

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Showers - A System Approach

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Commercial & Residential Tiled Showers - a system approach covered by a comprehensive warranty ! 
Supported by in-depth technical service by phone, by fax, by email, in person and on the jobsite. 
For additional information click here.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Sound Control - Productivity


Sound Control & Sound Reduction under tile & stone as a One Step installation rather than as a labor intensive multi-step procedure.

We will do a no cost test demonstration on your project to prove our Productivity.

We will supply no cost bags of Laticrete 125 to you for your evaluation or your customers' evaluation.

More info here