Product Declarations (EPD) and UL GREENGUARD Gold Certifications for low chemical emissions for sustainable liv- ing. Over the years, our com- pany has had great success using LATICRETE and their full range of quality products. We knew this time would be no different.” As the former president of the British Association for Modern Mosaic and a regular teacher and juror at the Society of American MosaicArtists, Gary Drostle brought more than 30 years of experience of creating large-scale public mosaics for floors with him to the jobsite. The challenges • Installation Interference: Installing fine hand-cut mosaic is always a challenge due to the tolerance required in the setting of the work. To make this installation possible, Drostle and his team needed the specified LATICRETE products to deliver superb bond strength that would hold the adhesive bond between the mosaic sheet, while retaining a good open time for the slow and precise mosaic tile adjustments. • Tight Timeline: The tile work for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford needed to be completed speedily on a jobsite with many other contractors demanding the same workspace. Products used needed to be formulated with rapid-curing properties to meet efficient timelines. FEATURE: LATICRETE products adorn floor in Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford After nearly two years of craftsmanship, Drostle’s designs were installed in the ground floor lobby area of the hospi- tal and first-floor central corridor using LATICRETE® products. Once on site to begin the mosaic panel installation, Drostle Public Arts’ installation crew applied NXT® Level, a cement-based underlayment for use in leveling interior substrates, on the ground floor lobby area and first-floor central corridor. 40 TileLetter | August 2018