Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Book It In - VIC Waterproofing Seminar


HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane Training

Seminar in VIC: 26th November 2019


Book it in! This seminar is a short, concise training program specifically developed for waterproofing installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing & Crack Suppression Membrane that meets the new mandatory AS4654.1 standard.

Course Outline:

  • Regulations & standards
  • Contractors responsibilities 
  • Products
  • Waterproofing issues
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Assessment
  • Contractors HYDRO BAN certificate 

Where: LATICRETE Technical Training Centre, VIC 
Date: Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Time: 9am - 1pm

Contact 
Corey Downes for more information and to book your seat.
Phone: 0418 393 642 
Email: cdownes@laticrete.com.au

Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited! 

Monday, 18 November 2019

Tiling & Grouting in Hot Temperatures


Summer is just around the corner, so make sure you are ready for the heat with these helpful hints and tips for tiling in hot weather!

You want to ensure the best installation of your projects over the hotter months, and there is a simple rule to follow when an installation is subjected to high temperatures: The 8ºC Rule – for every 8ºC above 21ºC, Portland cement and epoxy based materials take half as long to cure.

General tips for working in hot temperatures:

  • For best results, always ship and store installation materials at 5ºC – 32ºC to extend the shelf life and working time. Do not store products in direct sunlight. If installation materials are too warm, they should be cooled to the specified temperature range for that specific product. 
  • Dampen or wet down substrate surfaces to not only clean the area, but to lower the temperature and lower the absorption rate of the substrate. Sweep off excess water just before mortar is applied. This step will extend the working time of the installation materials. 
  • Stir latex additives thoroughly before mixing with thin-sets, grouts, plasters, stuccos and other Portland cement mortars. 
  • Due to the rapid rate of moisture loss and Portland cement dehydration at temperatures >32ºC, cover installations with polyethylene sheeting for 1-2 days to allow curing at a more normal rate. 
  • Low humidity also accelerates the curing process. 
  • Tent off or provide shade when working in direct sunlight.Work during cooler periods of the day (e.g. early morning).


Contact us to discuss your next project, for technical support or to arrange a demo, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 15 November 2019

NSW Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Seminar


Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Product Training Course
Thursday 5th December 

This is a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and HYDRO BAN® waterproofing & crack isolation membrane.

Course Outline:
  • Regulations & standards
  • Contractors responsibilities 
  • Products
  • Waterproofing & epoxy issues
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Assessment
  • Contractors certificate 

Where: LATICRETE Technical Training Centre, Smeaton Grange NSW
Date: 
Thursday, 5th December 2019

Time
8:00am - 12.00pm: Hands-on training with HYDRO BAN waterproofing/crack isolation membrane
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Hands-on training with SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout.

For more information and to book your seat contact:
Craig Hunter – 0418 761 428
Glenn Mannix – 0434 781 227

Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited!

Thursday, 14 November 2019

On-site with Conquest



Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps, Corey Downes and Joe Tabone, caught up on-site with Patrick and his team from Conquest who are busy on their latest project in Burwood, NSW. The project will feature a rooftop pool tiled with glass mosaics installed using a range of LATICRETE products.

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - a 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.
Keep an eye out for updates on this project in the near future! 

Contact us to discuss your next project, visiting your job site, or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Projects Made Easy with LATICRETE!


LATICRETE adhesives and mortars have set the standard for industry performance. From high-strength construction epoxy adhesive to thinset or thick bed mortar, LATICRETE adhesives are custom-formulated to deliver speed and efficiency on the entire range of applications.
Different projects call for different features; LATICRETE adhesive products are designed to meet these specific needs. Thinset adhesives and mortars feature unique wetting characteristics, products reinforced with special ingredients for unmatched non-sag performance, products with long open times, and products built with antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stain-causing mold and mildew. The experts at LATICRETE have thought of everything to make adhesive installations go faster, easier, and with predictable results time after time. 

When specifications call for mortars and adhesives, trust your reputation to the experts at LATICRETE. Click here for more information. 
Contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 for technical support, arrange a demo, FREE samples, discuss your next project or contact us here.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

LATICRETE Australia Holiday Schedule


The end of the year is approaching quickly, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period. 

Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Business Day for 2019, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2020. 
If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2019 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!

Monday, 11 November 2019

Quality Project from Mix Mud Rendering!




Another professional finished pool substrate by Mix Mud Rendering in NSW! The team have recently completed 150m2 substrate using a range of LATICRETE materials to prepare this pool to be laid with 20x20mm Ezzari glass mosaic tiles. 

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - a 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.
  • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant - a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant.  Specifically formulated to meet today’s Green Building Standards and has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates
  • 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.
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive - a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. The adhesive spreads easily and cleans with water while fresh. 
  • 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.

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.

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