Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Bathroom Project Complete




Wow – PERMACOLOR® NS & SPECTRALOCK® Grout


The team from STileS has been working on this bathroom project in Glen Waverly, VIC. The project has been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials including SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and PERMACOLOR® NS grout. 

  • PERMACOLOR NS - an ultra-premium, polymer fortified, non-sanded cement-based grout designed for highly delicate surfaces such as polished marble, soft glass and metals. Mix PERMACOLOR NS with water. It provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and durable for joints up to 6mm.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout - a patented, high-performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy-to-use, non-sag formula.

Contact us to discuss your next project. Do you require technical support, or want FREE product samples? Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Monday, 6 April 2020

PERMACOLOR® NS Grout



Great Reviews - NEW Non-sanded Grout


PERMACOLOR® NS is an ultra-premium, factory prepared, polymer fortified, non-sanded cement-based grout designed for grout joints up to 6 mm, for use on highly delicate surfaces such as polished marble, soft glass, and metals. Excellent for wet and dry areas, for interior and exterior installation.

Features & Benefits
  • No blotchiness and resists efflorescence (compared to other Portland cement-based grout)
  • Contains anti-microbial technology
  • Easy to install, no additive required just mix with water
  • Easy to clean, dense and non-shrinking
  • Available in 12 colours 

Click here for more product information.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample?! Chat with your LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here

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Friday, 3 April 2020

Balmain Pool with Sunning View!


Check out this beautiful view and pool project recently completed by the team from DTR Tiling in Balmain NSW for Combined Services. The pool features 60m2 of Bisazza glass mosaic tiles, which have been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.

  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement, and graded aggregates. 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN® is a thin, load-bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners. HYDRO BAN is a single component, self-curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - a stainless, pigment-free, colorfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountains System Brochure.

Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Stunning Bathroom Renovation


What a stunning bathroom! 

Glenn Mannix LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep was on the job-site for this 20m2 residential bathroom renovation which features white tiled walls with 200x75mm travertine floors installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials:

  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load-bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • 254 Platinum the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - a patented, high-performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy-to-use, non-sag formula.

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? The LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products that are engineered for residential tile and stone installations. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Brochure.

Call us on 1800 331 012 to find out more about our products, arrange a demo, request FREE samples or email us here

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Why Are Expansion Joints Important?



Why are expansion joints needed in tile and stone applications? 

The basic answer is that in the construction world everything moves. Therefore, accommodation for this movement is required to prevent materials from falling apart and causing destructive failure.

It is the Project Designer/Project Architect/Project Engineer’s responsibility to detail and outline the requirements for each specific project. Design Professionals have available to them tables that outline the expansion rates (coefficient of expansion) of most building materials. In their calculations, they can predict how much movement will take place on a given project over a specific substrate using a specific type of adhesive and installation method. As you can imagine, there are countless combinations. There is no way that an installer can know which combination is applicable before they walk onto a project. 

Some of the factors that affect the movement of tile installations are as follows. All of these factors cause the tile and stone installation to move. If this movement is not accommodated for, the restriction in movement can allow the grout to crack or powder out or the tile to pop up or “tent” up: 
  • Physical Building Movement
  • Shrinkage of Concrete
  • Thermal Movement
  • Moisture Expansion
  • Encroachment of Dissimilar Building Materials
  • Changes of Plane
  • Treatment of Existing Movement Joints

All buildings will move. Therefore, accommodation for this movement is necessary. To properly review and place expansion joints, the best time to discuss and deal with the issue is before the installation takes place. This will help to avoid problems and finger-pointing after the installation is completed. Continue reading/download
 TDS-1252 Why Are Expansion Joints Needed in Tile and Stone Installations?

For more information on LATICRETE permanent trouble-free installation products, training, or technical advice, contact your local LATICRETE representative on 1800 331 012 - or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Outdoor BBQ Project





Naomi from One Room at a Time in VIC recently completed this beautiful BBQ area project in Mt Eliza with Reuben Hurst Design. Naomi chose to use SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*, supplied by Bayside Tiles Seaford, in 'Silver Shadow' to ensure longevity and to withstand the outdoor elements!

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a patented high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile, and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior, on floors and walls, and is perfect for swimming pools, fountains, and other wet area applications.

Click here for more product information.

For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Monday, 30 March 2020

LATICRETE Training at Your Fingertips


We know that traveling and attending training is not always possible, so we make it easy. Our LATICRETE University e-Learning Program makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of your home or office. Now anyone can receive quality education that is usually only provided during live training, at their fingertips.


Here's how it works:

  • Register for FREE
  • Watch short video tutorials on a variety of different topics
  • Take a short test that will measure your knowledge
  • Upon the successful completion of a segment, a training certificate is provided  



LATICRETE University covers a wide range of topics which include: understanding deflection, how to install reduced thickness porcelain tiles, how to apply liquid waterproofing membrane, an introduction to Masonry Veneer Installation Systems - plus more! 







For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email us here