UNLV students begin bench builds

Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), School of Architecture tiling course – “Mediations on Making– Exploring Furniture Design” – have started the task of tiling their benches for the Coverings 2014.
Mike Whistler, NTCA certified trainer, was on hand to instruct the students in tile layout, using a wet saw, cutting tile and applying the tile to the substrate.
In the all day work session, students used ProSpec PermaFlex 500, a high-performance mortar for difficult to bond substrates, to apply their choice of tile to the bench substrate. Over the course of the next couple of weeks students will complete the tile application on the benches and on April 15 will work with tile experts Tom Cassutt and Mike Boenisch of ProSpec to grout their benches using ProColor Grout mixed with ProColor StainGaurd Grout Additive.

The benches will be complete on April 16 and transported to the Las Vegas Convention Center in time for the start of Coverings on April 29. Stop by booth L5070, view the students’ work, and place your bid for one of these pieces of art for your company courtyard, showroom or residential patio. The silent auction final bids will be announced at the 25th Anniversary “After-Hours” Party on April 30. Register for Coverings 2014 today for free to view the benches.
Thank you to the following companies for providing
products and assistance with the course: