Lynn Adamo
visual artist

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Shute Park Library Pavers are Installed!

Once again I lucked out with the weather for an install! Though the temps were pretty low in the mornings, it was dry, and the sun came out each day for glorious afternoons. Thanks to Laticrete's "One-Step" method, using the latex additive with the Permacolor grout proved to have two values. In addition to having our mortar be the exact same color as the grout we'd be using, the latex allowed us to install at temps as low as 35 degrees F. And did we come close! Tuesday morning dawned close to freezing. Peter Bral, my excellent tile installer, joined me at the library at 10 am to get started. Mixing, spreading and placing the mosaics was the quicker half of the install. We were done by about 12:30 pm. Placing the pavers in their spots. Colorful bookmobile parked at curb— staff is busy moving books back and readying library for Saturday opening.

More pavers ready to install.

Peter's trowel pattern is so cool! Inspiration for a future mosaic, I think!

Mixing grout.

Grouting these intricate mosaics is the slow part of the install. Both of us working allowed us to be done in one day. Peter is twice as fast as me!

Library director Mike Smith and I pose for Rick on this glorious afternoon.

Grouting complete!

Final touch-up and cleaning. photo by Kay Demlow.

All done!