Friday, 13 December 2019

Point Piper Pool Project





The team from Burcher Pools and G&W Rendering have been busy on this amazing pool project in Point Piper, NSW. The private apartment pool project will consist of approximately 150m2 of Bisazza tiles installed with a full LATICRETE Pool Tiling System to qualify for a 25 Year System Warranty. 

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 - a 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.
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - a stainless, pigment free, colour fast 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, 12 December 2019

The Best for the Best!



When only the best will do - loading up the Porche with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive at Tile Tech Supplies in NSW!

Tile Tech Supplies is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock!


Address: 18 Foundry Road, Seven Hills New South Wales 2147
Phone: (02) 9674 7858

For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Christmas Holiday Schedule


Christmas and New Year is just around the corner and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the holidays.

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!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Epoxy Grout Training at Glennon Tiles

Smiles all round from Glenn and the Glennon Tiles team!

Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was recently at Glennon Tiles training the team on SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*!

Head to Glennon Tiles today and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock! 

Address: 121 McEvoy Street Alexandria, NSW 2015
Phone: (02) 9698 2799

LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying industry professionals with the most up-to-date information and products available in the ceramic tile and stone installation industry today.  For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

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

Monday, 9 December 2019

Bluestone Driveway in South Yarra



This bluestone cobblestone driveway has recently been completed by the team from R. Veli Tiling Services in VIC. The 100m2 project was laid with 335 RAPID Premium Flexible Adhesive and then sealed with STONETECH® Heavy Duty Sealer. Materials were supplied by STileS

  • 335 RAPID Premium Flexible Adhesive is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installing a wide range of tiles and stone including low absorption ceramic tile, porcelain tile, natural and manufactured stone using thin-set method of installation. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TFS1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications with superior bond to masonry.
  • STONETECH Heavy Duty Sealer is a heavy duty sealer that protects against most stains on a variety of stones, all while preserving the natural look of the stone.

Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us about your next project or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Recent VIC Waterproofing Seminar




Last week LATICRETE Australia held a FREE Waterproofing Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Seminar at the LATICRETE Training Centre in VIC. Attendees were actively involved in discussions, classroom learning, and hands-on demonstrations using HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane.

These events are the most effective way of learning about LATICRETE products that can improve your knowledge about our industry or prepare you for your upcoming projects. Interaction on this level is second to none.

For more information on the upcoming PTK's and to book your seat, click here.

Contact us to arrange training for your team, a demo, FREE samples or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Respirable Cystalline Silica


In a technical article Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides an informative discussion on working with products containing Respirable Cystalline Silica. 

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) particles are nominally less than 10 μm in size and is often referred to as the dust you can’t see. It’s potential to be present as a hazard in the workplace is dependent on, amongst other things, the products we are working with, site conditions, and how we process and handle them to carry out a ceramic or stone tile installation. For instance, dry machine cutting sandstone in unventilated, enclosed areas without personal protection is going to expose a worker or others to unacceptable levels of RCS; it is not advised and is illegal.

Avoiding exposure to RCS whilst working (or at any other time, for that matter) is therefore paramount. The good news and advice from Safework NSW states  “you can work with silica and remain safe.” The travelling Silica Dust Control Roadshows hosted by Safework in various states are well worthwhile events to set the record straight about working with silica and mitigating the risks associated with RCS. If you can’t make it to one of these events, publications from Safe Work Australia are a great start to taking control and understanding the RCS risk. Along with other relevant topics, it discusses how “You can manage risks of exposure to silica dust by selecting and implementing measures using the hierarchy of controls”. Click here to read more.

Globally, LATICRETE have been proactive in developing silica free products and assessing the RCS risk with current range of tile installation products. Studies have been carried out on the levels of RCS in LATICRETE North America products containing silica and their findings have been published in the following technical data sheet: https://bit.ly/2pigYk5. Locally, we have assessed our products containing silica and found our products to also be low in RCS, and we are actively looking to commercialise more silica free products to our industry.

Other tile industry studies and investigations have also found low but manageable risks that can be controlled to provide safe working and liveable environments. The Tile Council of North America in the 2019 Handbook have published a study by Environmental Health & Engineering INC, on Human Health Risk Assessment for Proposition 65: Crystalline Silica. Click here to read this article. 

It is hoped that with good products, education and work practice, health hazards from RCS are eliminated for the work place.