BONITA SPRINGS, FL --Laticrete, a manufacturer of globally-proven construction solutions for the building industry, recently announced a joint auction with Ceramic Tile Distributor's Association (CTDA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Tile Contractors' Association of America (TCAA) and Tile Council of North America (TCNA) for 12 world-class mosaic pieces to be held at the 2013 Total Solutions Plus event in Bonita Springs, FL, this October. Of the proceeds, 100% will be donated to the Ceramic Tile Education Fund (CTEF) and the TCAA scholarship fund.

Laticrete commissioned the 12 pieces from industry mosaic artists to display their work at the company's Surfaces 2013 exhibit earlier this year, in support of communicating the 10-year anniversary of Spectralock®Grout.  This mosaic art gallery was comprised of unique, museum-quality creations using Spectralock®Premium Grout with Dazzle™.

"At Total Solutions Plus, we have arranged for these exclusive works of mosaic art to be showcased in the area right where attendees will be gathering during the event," said Ryan J. Blair, Laticrete Channel Manager. "They'll have the opportunity to see the many facets of Spectralock®– it can be used in a beautiful, focal setting -- and then, to bid and buy them outright. In conjunction with the officials of the associations hosting Total Solutions Plus, all monies collected will be donated to CTEF and TCAA scholarship funds."

The associations backing Total Solutions Plus will get great exposure from this, as will the artists. "I absolutely love this idea. Everyone wins," said Bart Bettiga, Executive Director of the National Tile Contractors Association. "Laticrete will also benefit by reinforcing its longstanding reputation of giving back to those industries in which it serves."