LATICRETE played a major role in providing its tile and stone installation materials for a recently completed stone and glass mosaic fountain in Miami.

Located in the front lobby area of the 6100 Office Building in Miami's Blue Lagoon Business District, the fountain won the award for Best Commercial Stone Design in the 2012 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards, a program honoring achievement in the outstanding use of materials and the synergy between installation and design. The CID Awards were given out last month during the Coverings 2012 trade show in Orlando.

This natural stone and glass mosaic tile project was designed by Inaki Muguruza of Miami-based Insight Design. Overall construction and tile & stone work were handled by Gemini Stoneworks, a family owned-and-operated, custom stone fabrication and tile installation firm.

“The fountain we built fits right in with the world-class surroundings of the Blue Lagoon District,” said Tony Blanco, President of Gemini Stoneworks. “We used LATICRETE Hydro Ban, LATICRETE 254 Platinum, LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Premium Grout and LATICRETE Latasil to help us get the job done correctly. We have always had success with LATICRETE products, and it's nice partnering with a company that is able to back up its high-performance products with customer service that is just as strong.”

“We were impressed with the fountain,” added Pat Blackburn, LATICRETE Regional Representative. “I don’t think it came as a surprise to any of us that Tony Blanco's firm received award-winning recognition for their work on this project. We're proud to have provided the most appropriate installation materials for it.”