Glow-in-the-dark grout helps in hurricane
â€œDuring the hurricane, I was sitting in my workroom getting ready to light a candle, when something caught my eye,â€ said Carey. â€œWhen I turned, all the mosaic fish on the wall were glowing! It was certainly the most delightful thing that happened during the hurricane.â€
Carey had been creating mosaic fish for a wall on her porch, and they were hanging on the walls of her home office waiting for their new home. On several of the fish, she used Laticrete[r] SpectraLOCKTM grout with the glow-in-the-dark Glow Dazzle component.
â€œThe package information said to make sure the grout had several hours of full sun so it would glow,â€ Carey said. â€œI have lots of trees, and the only place on my property that gets direct sunlight is on my roof. So I figured I wasn't going to get much result from my grout experiment. Yet even without hours of direct sunlight it works wonderfully.â€
It was not by chance that Carey chose Laticrete SpectraLOCK. The mosaicist has done a number of mosaics in the past using a program called TileCreator from Mosaic Tile Group. The software allows a person to create a mosaic tile design and then shows them how to assemble their design. She was introduced to SpectraLOCK Dazzle through that.
â€œWhen we developed the software, we made SpectraLOCK the sole grout that could be used within the program,â€ said Andrew Simmons, president of Mosaic Tile Group. â€œOur folks here only know one company to recommend when it comes to tile installation products: Laticrete.â€