Friday, May 30, 2014

LATICRETE SUPERCAP System Exceeded Specifications

The LATICRETE SUPERCAP System was chosen by flooring contractor Division 9 for Microsoft buildings 97 & 96. Our challenges included correcting a substrate rainout issue, providing moisture mitigation with Aquafin SG3 and encapsulating the SG3 with LATICRETE SUPERCAP.

We were also asked to achieve a floor flatness requirement of 50. No Problem! The area consisted of 21,000 square feet of moisture-sensitive computer server rooms, which were scheduled to receive Armstrong static-dissipative tile. The Aquafin reduced the MVER to below 1-lb, and we exceeded the floor flatness requirements.

Once again, the LATICRETE SUPERCAP System exceeded specifications and completed the installation four days earlier than if using competing technologies.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Premium Quality Skimcoat


Skimcoat is a premium quality, fast-drying, cement-based underlayment designed for skim-coating, smoothing and leveling prior to the application of floor coverings. Apply from skim depth to 1" (0 - 25 mm). Install finished flooring as soon as 20 minutes after application. This trowel-applied product has a superior creamy consistency making it the ideal choice for skim coat applications.
  • Apply from skim depth (0 mm) to 1” (25 mm)
  • Rapid setting formula
  • Ready for finished flooring in as soon as 20 minutes
To view the full range of LATICRETE SUPERCAP Products, click here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dedicated to Products with LEED Contribution and GREENGUARD Certification

LATICRETE SUPERCAP is dedicated to manufacturing products with LEED contribution and GREENGUARD certification. See the below Technical Data Sheet that outlines all LATICRETE and LATICRETE SUPERCAP products that are LEED Certified:
  • Click here to view the Low VOC LATICRETE Products/LEED Certification.
You can also use our LEED Assistant tool to determine the LEED contribution of our products to your particular project.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Project Snapshot: Shady Grove Hospital, MD

As Shady Grove Hospital prepared to perform major renovations to a new wing of its medical center, a severe deflection in the underlying concrete slab was noticed. FF numbers were critical since a large part of the renovation was a neonatal unit and the specifications were extremely tight.

East Coast Poured Floors, Inc. was called in to survey and ensure that the day-to-day functions of the hospital would not be interrupted during installation. Utilizing the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System, nothing but a hose and five men entered the building throughout that entire time.

East Coast poured an average depth of 2.25 inches to fill this deflection and hit the specification with LATICRETE SUPERCAP FAST, without interrupting any hospital functions whatsoever.

LOCATION: Rockville, MD 
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Whiting-Turner Baltimore, MD 
INSTALLER: East Coast Poured Floors, INC Balitmore, MD 
FEATURES: 5,000 Square Feet  |  2.25” Average Depth

Click here to read more LATICRETE SUPERCAP Project Snapshots/Spotlights.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Self-Leveling Underlayment Installation ­Large & Fast

19,000 m2 at depths up to 100 mm to smooth and flatten and provide an ideal smooth, flat, plumb and true floor to receive the installation of large format ceramic tile.

Some fantastic photos of the East Coast Pump Truck pouring LATICRETE SUPERCAP at the Springfield Mall renovation, Springfield, VA.

Architect: JPRA Architects
GC: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

The LATICRETE SUPERCAP System is a time-saving, cost-effective method in finishing new concrete or capping existing slabs. This proven lean tool provides benefits right from the start of concrete placement in division 3 and flows through to division 9. It's what gives LATICRETE SUPERCAP the confidence to say, "We Own The Floor℠.

For more information on LATICRETE SUPERCAP, click here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Did You Know?


Did you know that on the LATICRETE SUPERCAP website, you can find the LATICRETE SUPERCAP Applicator closest to you?

Click here to find your nearest Applicator now!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

LATICRETE SUPERCAP - 930,000sq.ft. Project

RBC Waterpark Place

RBC Waterpark is Oxford Properties newest 30 story office tower built on Toronto's prime waterfront. The 930,000sq.ft. project will be the new national headquarters for RBC banking, house 50,000sq.ft. of retail and a 15,000sq.ft. food court. The building was designed by WZMH Architect and built by Canada's largest General Contractor "Ellisdon".

LATICRETE SUPERCAP Ontario Ltd. was contracted by Maple Tile & Terrazzo to level the concrete floors in the food court, main lobby, link to the existing tower and the retail corridor. 37,000sq.ft. of SC500 has been poured to date on this project's first 2 floors. We have been looking at some other areas to be corrected on upper floors using our small bags.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


LATICRETE SUPERCAP SC500 is a pumpable and pourable, low alkali cement-based, premium self-leveling underlayment based on a proprietary mineral binder system that is used to finish interior concrete and level uneven floor surfaces. Apply it over concrete, exterior glue plywood and other types of sound flooring before installing wood, resilient, cork, sports flooring, ceramic, stone, carpet or other flooring systems. Floor covering adhesives that are suitable for concrete can be used on LATICRETE SUPERCAP SC500.

  • Eliminates the need for power troweling concrete.
  • Finished floor goods may be installed as soon as 1 day after application, subject to thickness, drying conditions and type of flooring materials.
  • Surface is walkable in 2–4 hours and may be open to wheel traffic within 72 hours at 70°F (21°C).
  • Can be left open to normal trade’s traffic for up to 12 months prior to installation of floor coverings.
  • Inorganic formulation will not contribute to or harbor growth of mold or mildew.

For more information about this product, click here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Vertex Job Site in Boston

Some great photos of the LATICRETE SUPERCAP Pump Truck
at the Vertex Job Site in Boston, MA.

Monday, May 19, 2014

A Multitude of Benefits

LATICRETE SUPERCAP is easily pumped to create
a smooth, cement based self-leveling surface

Click on the below video to see the multitude of
benefits this amazing product offers:

Friday, May 16, 2014

LATICRETE SUPERCAP Pumped onto the Avalon Bay Project

Pyramid Pump Truck (one of them) pumping LATICRETE SUPERCAP onto the Avalon Bay Project, Dec. 3, 2013.

Project Address: West 28th Street between 10th & 11th Ave. New York, NY
Architect: SLCE, Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman, Efron
GC: Avalon Bay Communities, LLC
Approx. 1/2” average over 590,000 SF; Cellar to the 31st Floor including the tower and a mid-rise.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The POWER of the PUMP

Time is money - help prevent jobsite delays and cap tens of thousands of square feet a day with The LATICRETE SUPERCAP System! LATICRETE SUPERCAP utilizes a custom-designed mobile blending unit - The Pump Truck which can pump material from street level up to 50 stories high....LATICRETE SUPERCAP The Next generation Slab!

For more information on LATICRETE SUPERCAP, click here.