LATICRETE University

LATICRETE UNIVERSITY® e-Learning Program

We know that traveling and leaving your business behind to attend training is not always possible, so we make it easy with our free online training. Our LATICRETE UNIVERSITY e-learning program makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of your home or office 24/7. Now anyone in your company can receive the quality information that was only once possible during live trainings without leaving your job for an extended period of time.

LATICRETE UNIVERSITY presents vital industry and product information in short, easy online tutorials that can be taken at any time online, 24/7. You can learn about new products and industry standards right away without the delay of waiting for a scheduled event or for a representative to visit your location.


Here's how it works:

  • Sign up for free
  • Watch short video tutorials on a variety of different topics
  • Take a short test that will measure your knowledge and retention
  • Upon the successful completion of a segment, you print a certificate or have it emailed to you for your employee training records.


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LIST OF TUTORIALS

STRATA_HEAT™ Radiant Floor Heating System

  1. STRATA_HEAT Overview
    This tutorial will provide you an overview of the STRATA_HEAT floor heating system and all of its components.
  2. STRATA_HEAT Installation Guidelines
    This tutorial will show you the proper installation techniques for the STRATA_HEAT System using both the heated floor mat and the spacing strips.
  3. STRATA_HEAT Thermostat Introduction
    This tutorial will outline the features, benefits and installation of STRATA_HEAT digital thermostats.
  4. STRATA_HEAT Thermal Packs
    The STRATA_HEAT Thermal pack is a valuable component of the STRATA-HEAT radiant floor heating system. This tutorial will explain what the world’s first heat conductive thin-set additive does and how it is used.
  5. STRATA_HEAT Thermostat - Programing a Custom Schedule
    The STRATA_HEAT Thermostat is a digital programmable thermostat that can be customized to turn on and off at the time that is best suited to your schedule. In this tutorial you will learn how to create, adjust and program a custom heating schedule using the STRATA Heat Thermostat.
    This floor heating thermostat is a component of the STRATA_HEAT™ radiant floor heating system.
  6. STRATA_HEAT Thermostat - Setting Up WiFi and Registering
    The STRATA_HEAT Thermostat can be operated, controlled and adjusted by computer, smart phone or smart tablet. In this tutorial you will learn how connect to your WiFi and register this digital programmable thermostat.




Masonry Veneer Installation Systems (MVIS™)

  1. Introduction to Air and Water Barriers
    We will examine why air and water barriers are used in facade systems and a comparison of the most popular systems being used today.
  2. MVIS Introduction Video
    An introduction to the LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation system or MVIS. This is meant to be an overview, so all subsequent tutorials will go into additional details about the components of the MVIS system.
  3. MVIS Substrate Preparation
    The proper substrate requirements for veneer tile and stone using MVIS will be outlined.
  4. MVIS Adhesives
    This tutorial will outline all stone and tile adhesives that can be used within the MVIS system.
  5. MVIS Pointing Mortars
    Completing your installation with high performance grouts and pointing mortars is vital on building veneers. This tutorial will explain the uses and installation of MVIS pointing mortars.
  6. MVIS™ Air & Water Barrier
    LATICRETE membrane systems have lead the industry in performance for more than 40 years. The code requirements for air and water barriers make them a standard in construction. This tutorial will outline how to install and use the MVIS Air & Water Barrier product.
  7. MVIS Accessories
    The strongest epoxy available for tile and stone is reviewed in this tutorial. We’ll cover: how and when to use LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive along with the most used movement joint sealant, LATASIL™.



Tile and Stone Installation Systems

  1. Understanding Deflection
    This tutorial will define what deflection is. How it can be measured, and what the industry standards are for deflection under tile and stone.
  2. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed
    This tutorial will cover the use of the 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed.
  3. SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout
    This tutorial will cover the use and installation of SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium epoxy grout.
  4. SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG GROUT
    This tutorial will show the use and installation of SPECTRALOCK 2000 I.G. solids epoxy industrial grout.
  5. Re-grouting of Commercial Kitchens
    We will outline the requirements and practices for re-grouting commercial kitchens. Proper re-grout procedures will ensure a longer lasting installation in a harsh chemical environment.
  6. STRATA_MAT™ Uncoupling Membrane
    STRATA_MAT™ is a next generation high performance uncoupling membrane for use under ceramic tile and stone installations, for both residential and commercial applications. This tutorial will outline the features, benefits and installation methods.
  7. Reduced Thickness Porcelain Tiles
    We will provide tile industry professionals with an introduction to the manufacturing and installation of reduced thickness porcelain tiles.
  8. LATASIL™ Sealant
    This tutorial will cover the installation and benefits of LATASIL silicone sealant for tile and stone applications.
  9. HYDRO BAN® Liquid Waterproofing Membrane
    This tutorial will outline the use of HYDRO BAN liquid applied waterproofing membrane.
  10. PERMACOLOR® Grout
    This tutorial will cover the installation and benefits of PERMACOLOR tile grout
  11. NXT™ Level and NXT™ Level Plus
    This tutorial will discuss the benefits mixing and installation of NXT Level and NXT Level Plus floor underlayment.
  12. NXT™ Patch and NXT™ Skim
    This tutorial will discuss the features mixing and installation of our underlayment patch and skim coat perfect for concrete repair.
  13. NXT™ Primer
    This tutorial will provide the features, benefits and installation methods for NXT self leveling primer.
  14. NXT™ Vapor Reduction Coating
    This tutorial will outline the installation, uses and benefits of this 2-part epoxy coating designed to control moisture vapor emission rate from new or existing concrete slabs.
  15. PERMACOLOR® Select Grout How to Install Video
    PERMACOLOR Select is an advanced high-performance cement grout that offers the industry’s first dispensable dry pigment solution. This video will outline the benefits, mixing and installation of PERMACOLOR Select Grout.
  16. PERMACOLOR® Select
    Learn about our advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution in both stocked and custom colors. In this tutorial you will review the benefits of PERMACOLOR Select as well as proper mixing instructions.
  17. PERMACOLOR® Select NS
    In this tutorial you’ll learn about this ultra premium, factory prepared, polymer fortified unsanded portland cement base grout designed for highly-delicate surfaces, such as high polish marble and soft glass. You’ll learn the benefits of our non-sanded grout and how to mix it.
  18. HYDRO BAN® Drain Systems
    Discover what styles of shower drains (including: HYDRO BAN Linear Drains, Bonded Flange Drains and Drain Grates) that LATICRETE offers and how to install them.
  19. HYDRO BAN® Pre-Formed Shower Pans
    This training will provide to you: a comparison of installing premade shower pans vs. the traditional mortar bed method. We’ll also discuss what a HYDRO BAN® Pre-Formed Shower Pans are, the available sizes and shower pan installation methods.
  20. HYDRO BAN® Shower System Accessories
    In this tutorial you will discover the full line of accessories such as: HYDRO BAN Preformed Benches, Seats and Niches which can be combined with LATICRETE HYDRO BAN shower systems.
  21. Installing Tile and Stone Products Over Gypsum Underlayments
    Installing over gypsum-based underlayments can be a challenge for tile adhesive and waterproofing membrane materials. This tutorial will instruct you on two LATICRETE® methods for tile installation and stone installation over gypsum underlayments.
  22. HYDRO BAN® Sheet Membrane
    HYDRO BAN® Sheet Membrane is a high performance low-perm shower waterproofing membrane for use in interior, residential and commercial waterproofing applications including steam showers and steam rooms. This tutorial will outline the features and installation methods for HYDRO BAN Sheet Membrane as component of our shower waterproofing system.
  23. PRIME-N-BOND™
    PRIME-N-BOND is a versatile, ready-to-use, single coat, low VOC primer. In this tutorial you will learn, the uses of PRIME-N-BOND, the benefits of using a bonding primer, the approved substrates (including non-absorptive substrates) and installation methods.
  24. *Just Added: Designing Installation Systems for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels / Slabs
    This educational seminar will provide tile industry professionals with an introduction to the manufacture and installation of Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels / Slabs.
  25. *Just Added: FRACTURE BAN™ Antifracture Membrane
    FRACTURE BAN is a high performance, pliable, light weight peel and stick antifracture and soundproofing membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile, stone and other hard surface installations. This training will outline the performance properties of FRACTURE BAN and installation methods.
  26. *Just Added: Large and Heavy Tile Mortar
    With the increase in use of large and heavy tile trending in the tile industry today, mortar specifically is engineered to be used on these large and heavy tiles to accommodate the challenges of installation. In this training you will discover, what is considered a large and heavy tile and which LATICRETE adhesives are available for installations.



DRYTEK® Surface Preparation Products

  1. DRYTEK® Moisture Vapor Barrier
    DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier is used as a concrete moisture vapor barrier. This tutorial will outline how it works and how to install it.
  2. DRYTEK Patch and Skim
    Substrate repairs are vital to a successful installation. This tutorial will define the uses and installation of these concrete repair and skim coat products.
  3. DRYTEK® LEVELEX® Primer
    The features and benefits of DRYTEK LEVELEX Primer. Substrate prep, dilution rates and installation methods are outlined in this tutorial.
  4. DRYTEK® LEVELEX® and DRYTEK® LEVELEX® Plus
    The benefits and features of DRYTEK LEVELEX and DRYTEK LEVELEX Plus self-leveling as well as mixing and installation methods will be reviewed.
  5. DRYTEK® Epoxy Primer
    DRYTEK® LEVELEX® DL Decorative Leveler is a beautiful color integrated floor finish that requires an epoxy primer to install. This tutorial will explain the installation and use and installation of DRYTEK Epoxy Primer.
  6. DRYTEK® LEVELEX® DL Decorative Leveler
    DRYTEK LEVELEX DL (Decorative Leveler) is a cement-based high quality, fast drying, dual purpose self-leveling underlayment / interior wear surface topping that can be accented with a wide variety of coloring systems & finishes. This training will show the mixing and installation methods for DRYTEK DL.



SPARTACOTE™ Resinous Flooring Systems

  1. How to install SPARTACOTE™ Quartz Concrete Coating
    Learn how to install a high traction floor coating system for the most demanding heavy-traffic environments, specifically in areas which require excellent high traction properties.
  2. How To Install SPARTACOTE Quartz Pure Concrete Coating
    This video is a job site demonstration on installing SPARTACOTE Quartz Pure.
  3. Installing Pigmented Epoxy Moisture Vapor Barrier with SPARTACOTE Polyaspartic Concrete Coating
    Learn how to speed up your installation process by adding pigment to your moisture vapor barrier layer under your decorative coating layers.
  4. Residential Polyaspartic Concrete Coating Chip System
    Watch an installation video of SPARTACOTE™ Chip™ concrete coating system in a residential garage application.
  5. SPARTACOTE™ VIVID DYE™ and Epoxy Polyaspartic Install
    Installation video of a decorative concrete project using the SPARATACOTE VIVID DYE System.
  6. SPARTACOTE™ Pigmented Moisture Vapor Barrier
    The presence of moisture in a substrate can be disastrous on a flooring system. This tutorial will teach you how to correct unwanted moisture emissions and how to use SPARTACOTE™ Pigmented Moisture Vapor Barrier as a base coat for SPARTACOTE resinous flooring.
  7. SPARTACOTE™ Surface Preparation Over Concrete
    This tutorial will define the surface preparation requirements for installing SPARTACOTE™ Systems over concrete.
  8. SPARTACOTE™ CHIP System
    The SPARTACOTE™ CHIP System is a decorative high performance floor coating. This tutorial will outline the benefits along with instructions on mixing and installing of the SPARTACOTE CHIP System.
  9. How to Sell SPARTACOTE™
    Understanding the key benefits to the SPARTACOTE™ System will enable you to service your customers better and increase sales. This tutorial will outline how to educate your customers to improve overall sales.
  10. SPARTACOTE™ FLEX™ SB METALLIC
    SPARTACOTE™ FLEX™ SB METALLIC polyaspartic coatings create remarkable customized decorative flooring finishes with extraordinary color, variety and depth. In this tutorial you will discover the components of the METALLIC system as well as instructions on mixing and installation.
  11. SPARTACOTE™ QUARTZ System
    SPARTACOTE™ Blended Quartz aggregates allow for the creation of seamless resinous quartz concrete floor coating systems that is safe, ergonomic and decorative. This tutorial will provide details on mixing and installing the SPARTACOTE QUARTZ System
  12. SPARTACOTE™ FLEX PURE CLINICAL PLUS™
    Learn about this low VOC and minimal odor, fast curing, two part polyaspartic aliphatic polyurea sealer / finish coating for hospitals, veterinary clinics, and pharmaceutical facilities. This tutorial will outline the benefits and uses of SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE CLINICAL PLUS.
  13. SPARTACOTE™ Urethane Cement
    SPARTACOTE Urethane Cement is a seamless flooring system typically installed at 1/8" – 1/4" (3-6 mm) in thickness depending on the application. It consists of a Part A and Part B liquid as well as a part C filler and additional pigment pack. It is intended for heavy duty environments and designed to withstand thermal shock, impact, abrasion and chemical exposure. Learn about the features, benefits, installation and estimated coverages in this tutorial.




STONETECH® Surface Care and Maintenance

  1. STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner
    STONETECH KlenzAll Cleaner is a heavy duty cleaner made to clean the toughest soils on natural stone and tile. This tutorial will explain the benefits and using this cleaner.
  2. STONETECH® Restore Acidic Cleaner
    STONETECH Restore Acidic Cleaner is a heavy duty acidic cleaner that renews the look of tile and grout. This tutorial will outline what is the best use of Restore Acidic cleaner and how to use it.
  3. STONETECH® High Gloss and Semi-Gloss Finishing Sealer
    STONETECH High Gloss and Semi-Gloss Finishing Sealer protects and transforms the surface of stone and masonry substrates to a high or semi shine finish. This tutorial will show the benefits of using STONETECH High Gloss and Semi-Gloss Sealers and how to properly install them.
  4. STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™ Sealer
    STONETECH Enhancer Pro Sealer is a heavy duty sealer that seals and enhances the surface of stone to a deep rich color. This tutorial will outline the benefits and installation of Enhancer Pro Sealer.



LATICRETE® SUPERCAP

  1. * Just Added LATICRETE SUPERCAP Ready-Mix Delivery Service℠ Program Overview
    Self leveling products can be delivered directly to the job site with our patented pump truck technology and innovative products mixed for your installation. In this tutorial we’ll give you an overview of what the SUPERCAP ready-mix program is and how to get it on your next job.
  2. * Just Added Self Leveling Underlayment Basics 101
    This training will discuss self leveling underlayment basics including: substrate preparation, priming and pouring of SLUs.
  3. * Just Added The Preparation and Installation of SUPERCAP SC500 Ready-Mix
    This presentation will discuss substrate requirements and installation of the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System of products. This is required training for all SUPERCAP installers and contractors. Retain the certificate as proof of completion.


Industry Training

  1. LATICRETE® Compliance to OSHA Standards on Silica
    In this training you will discover what respirable silica is and how LATICRETE® products are in compliance with new OSHA standards.
  2. Social Media - Content is King
    What is posted on your social media profile is vital to your success of your company or brand. This tutorial will outline the proper methods and tips to developing good quality content for your social media accounts.
  3. How to Build Your Company’s Social Media Presence
    Your social media presence can be a valuable resource for industry information and creating business opportunities for your company. This training will demonstrate why social media is vital in today's industries and how to begin building your social media footprint.



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