Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Laticrete at Ground Zero Reconstruction

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NYC Area Employment Opportunities

NYC Area Employment Opportunities

Stone Fabrication Shop and Ceramic Tile Marble Contractor

Looking for the following team members:

*Operator for CNC Cutting Machine & Router

*Stone Shop Forman

*Estimator with drafting, computer knowledge

Benefits - Fax or E-mail with Salary Requirements
Fax # 631-842-0998

Scott W. Erath
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most

51 Ranick Dr. East
Amityville, NY 11701
631-842-2244 X 210
Cell 516-790-0487

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Movement Joints

The issue of movement joints for various specific finish types is a matter of importance. This is the basis for this Technical Service Advisory.

1.      The over-arching principle that we should promote is the fact that Project Design Professionals are the responsible parties to design movement joints including frequency / composition / width / construct regardless of the finish type. We are not / should not be in the business of instructing design professionals on the design of movement joints.  Project design professionals have the responsibility to design movement joints within the appropriate finish type (and or within the underlying substrate type) in all types of projects.
With that said, if there are true dynamic expansion joints located in the substrate – they must be honored through the installation system regardless of the finish type. This is just well known basic construction industry-wide principle.

2.      Specific finish manufacturers also have a say in how their products are installed – they can also consult with specific project design professionals to provide their specific installation desires / criterion. A word of caution, we have to be careful not to fall back on what we have historically been comfortable with in recommending for this matter. For example, adhered concrete masonry veneer have very different movement joint requirements when compared to ceramic tile. Most stone veneer manufacturers require minimal movement joint accommodation in the finish layer (just honor movement joints in the underlying substrate).

3.      Lastly, specific industry guidelines for the specified finish type (i.e. ceramic tile follow Tile Council of North America’s expansion joint criterion – EJ171) can be referenced and used in absence of clear direction from Project Design Professionals. Just bear in mind that these are just guidelines and they will typically defer to Project Design Professionals.

For example:

-        For tile finishes – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the TCNA – EJ171 (see attached for more information)
-        For natural stone – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the TCNA and MIA – EJ171
-        For glass tile – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the TCNA – EJ171
-        For thin brick – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the BIA – Technical Bulletin 18A (see attached for more information)
-        For adhered concrete masonry veneer – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the MVMA for more information
-        For resilient flooring – follow project design / instruction and appropriate industry info from the resilient flooring industry (see the attached ASTM F710 Standard section 4.3.1 for more information)

Hope this information helps. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Arthur Mintie CSI, CDT | Technical Services Director

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Bathroom & Shower Components Counter Display

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Miami Airport Tile Facade

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hands-On New Products Training Testimonial

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From: "Orlando Car"
To: "Henry B. Rothberg"
Subject: PTK experience. .

I have never been one to say I know everything. Working with LATICRETE products, I've come to have enough confidence on my own because I know the products I use will give me and my client that satisfaction of a job well done.  From HYDRO BAN tile waterproofing products to thinset to the new shower drains.  I learned  so many NEW things in this PTK. I'm now very confident to use LATICRETE Drains.  

I would like to thank you for these programs.  The other great benefit is meeting new people in the industry. I met some really nice people. Your entire team in Corona, California are some of the most caring and very knowledgeable representatives.  Gerard really went above and beyond  to accommodate my stay and that I was well informed of ALL the new products from LATICRETE.  Once again, THANK YOU ! For everything that you and LATICRETE International does for us.

Orlando Car / Certified Floor Covering 
Serving All California

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AUS Seal Hard Visit

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Click here for more L&M / Seal Hard info

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Jack Boyd Pools

Friday, July 18, 2014

Strata_Mat Wins Award

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Stuff in Brisbane !

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Morning Trade Event At Amber Seaforth

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OK, So What Is Going On Here ?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tile Tech Visit

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Sam & HBR

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Another LataBaby !

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"Hello Bill :)

How are you? I am going great! Loving double mommyhood haha I am finally sending a picture of Jase in his Laticrete gear (thanks again :) ) he fits in the onesie now :) he was 4 months of the 8th! I can't believe how fast time is going by!

Hope you are doing great! Take care :)


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Laticrete in Istanbul

"Many many thanks for making the workshop such a good experience with Laticrete Multimax.
 Kind regards, Sonia"

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"Here's the official class pic from the 2014 Istanbul Intensive Mosaic Workshop with Sonia King. Participants came from Sweden, Turkey, Tunisia and the US and were able to use Multimax, the best adhesive ever!

Left to right:
Lesley Kingston, Australia
Chloe Harlow, US
Apryl Begay, US
Leila Zahmoul, Tunisia
Emelie Solklippa, Sweden
Sonia King, US
Hanna Westin Skog, Sweden
Gülay Yilmaz, Turkey
Lynne Timm, US
Resa McCreary, US
Noel Hensley, US
Ann Andrus, US

Let me know where you use the pic and I'll link to it.

Many many thanks for sending the BEST adhesive for us to use, Sonia"

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mosaic Art Competition

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

PermaColor Grout - 2 Kg Size

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Its the Service

FB Posting spotted

"I did last year. Havent looked back. Still have some products from others that I like occasionally though. I try not to get caught up in brand loyalty too much. Its the service, and quality that keeps me with laticrete. Every product of theirs Ive tried has worked exactly as it should, no surprises!"

Sure this is "out-of-context," but it still sounds good.

Thank you John


Monday, July 07, 2014

A GREAT Tile Contracting Firm

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HBR & Laticrete Australia Rep Nick Collett visiting with The Orchid Group

Don's message to me after our visit:

Thanks for taking the time to come and meet me and my guys.  As you well know I have been a long time supporter of the Laticrete brand and am looking forward to partnering with you in the future as we take our project onto the world stage.
Don Macdonald"
The Orchid Group
Noosaville, Qld Australia

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Commercial Flooring

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Are we YOUR choice for tile & stone installation materials on YOUR Commercial Flooring projects ?

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014


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Who needs / wants tickets to CERSAIE ?  Send me an email !


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Liking 255 !

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Liking 255 !