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ceramictec 06-27-2011 05:17 PM

Ceramictec, Coastal & Laticrete donation helps to revitalize Florida Botanical Garden
 
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Originally Posted by TILE Magazine
Laticrete recently donated its products to support artist Heather Anderson and a team of volunteers in completing a 700 square foot glass mosaic mural to revitalize the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, FL.

Due to budgetary constraints and water conservation efforts, the once beautiful fountains and splash pools in the gardens just outside Tampa had been closed and covered with plywood. As the artists of the glass tile mural, Anderson rallied a team of volunteers including Richard and Kathy Harder, Tampa-based tile contractor Brian Shute of Ceramictec, and tile installer John Schmidt of Coastal Ceramic Tile. The Harders often put in 60 hours a week on the hand-cut glass tiles for the design. Brian helped create the structural support required for the mural and provided the necessary product data so Laticrete could arrange for the materials. Schmidt oversaw the installation that took place in four separate areas with Laticrete products supplied by Gulf Tile and Creations in Largo, FL.

Anderson became a board member with the not-for-profit Florida Botanicals Garden in 2010. With the perspective of an artist, Anderson began to promote the idea of creating the glass tile mural to bring beauty back to the gardens in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. With budget as the primary concern, she also began to enlist material donations and volunteers that might want to help out with the cause. Ceramictec brought the Laticrete product range to the table and provided guidance by relaying information back to Laticrete technical experts. Coastal Ceramic Tile stepped in after the project had been through a series of delays to help lead the installation of glass tile designs cut from 48” x 24” (121 x 61cm) sheets of colored stained glass and glued onto mesh sheets. Anderson’s design included fish in all shapes and sizes, lily pads, frogs and butterflies, all set in a flowing pattern in fields of solid blue and aqua glass tiles as in a fresh pond.

“We were extremely happy to get the mural installed and everyone was so excited,” said Anderson. “It’s a gift of love from the community to the Florida Botanical Gardens. We couldn’t have done this without Richard and Kathy Harder, as well as numerous volunteers that showed up three days a week for three hours a day to cut glass tiles. And of course we have to thank LATICRETE. We can’t believe how generous Henry Rothberg, co- owner of LATICRETE has been to us.”


To learn more about the LATICRETE glass tile mural installation for the Florida Botanicals Garden visit www.flbg.org or www.andersonart.com.

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bbcamp 06-27-2011 06:04 PM

Good on you, Brian. :clap1:

Houston Remodeler 06-27-2011 06:12 PM

Way cool

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LAN1870 06-27-2011 06:25 PM

That's very nice Brian! Thanks to you and everybody else that generously donated their time and skills for a great cause! :postitbg:

Levi the Tile Guy 06-27-2011 06:32 PM

Awesome Brian :tup2:

Hamilton 06-27-2011 07:10 PM

Cool Brian.:tup2:

Chad Deiter Company 06-27-2011 07:11 PM

You let them use your name ?

cx 06-27-2011 07:12 PM

Good on y'all. :)

johntrent 06-27-2011 07:27 PM

Very nice Brian!

Dan Kramer 06-27-2011 08:03 PM

Way to go, Brian. And, Henry too.

Marge 06-27-2011 09:14 PM

What fun!!!

Higher Standard Tile 06-27-2011 11:10 PM

Very nice Brian!

silvercitytile 06-27-2011 11:28 PM

sweet mang:postitbg:

jondon 06-28-2011 06:18 AM

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posted by TILE Magazine:
As the artists of the glass tile mural, Anderson rallied a team of volunteers including Richard and Kathy Harder, Tampa-based tile contractor Brian Shute of Ceramictec, and tile installer John Schmidt of Coastal Ceramic Tile. The Harders often put in 60 hours a week on the hand-cut glass tiles for the design. Brian helped create the structural support required for the mural and provided the necessary product data so Laticrete could arrange for the materials.
Very nice mural:clap1: 60 hour work weeks Brian, no wonder you need to come north for some R&R. When they mention structural support what exactly did you do? Looks great:usflag:

Davestone 06-28-2011 02:51 PM

I wouldn't want to figure that layout in this heat.:bow:

Kilauea 06-28-2011 02:52 PM

Nice!:)

Bugman 06-28-2011 03:02 PM

Hats off to everyone involved on this project. It looks great.

irish tileguy in michigan 06-28-2011 03:39 PM

:clap1::clap1:

ceramictec 06-28-2011 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Davestones
I wouldn't want to figure that layout in this heat.

I told them they needed to install this in Jan, Feb but delays set them back until end of May....too hot for me to work outside.
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Originally Posted by Jondon
60 hour work weeks

I didn't do the labor and definitely not 60 hrs a week.
I was involved with it from end of last year and technically fixed a lot
of thing they were doing wrong and set them on the right path.

(how to mesh mount the glass, how to build the decking, how it should be set, what water proofing, etc.)

I asked Henry at Laticrete and he wanted to help out and my rep contacted them,
I gave my advice on what material they should use. I have been really busy with
work since beginning of Jan so wasnt able to actually set tile, they got the other
guy to do that and 2 area tile showrooms to help. they were planning to set cbu
on Trex Deck and tile it :eek: I had to step in :D

Mountain Tile 06-28-2011 06:32 PM

Way to step up to the plate Brian:tup2:

lasvegaslenny 06-28-2011 07:51 PM

Your a good egg brian!

CanyonTile 06-29-2011 02:34 PM

Looks great Brian,
Sure feels good to give something back to the community dont it ?!?!?

ceramictec 06-29-2011 06:22 PM

all of the other people involved worked very hard. and the outcome for them was beautiful.


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