Friday, 14 December 2018

Head in to Bayset Coopers Plains Today!



Bayset in Coopers Plains, QLD, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock, including PERMACOLOR® Select!

PERMACOLOR Select is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution. PERMACOLOR Select is designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior and interior applications. 


Address: 1/76 Postle St, Coopers Plains, QLD 4108
​Phone: (07) 3722 3822

Trading Hours: Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 4.00pm

LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the ceramic tile and stone installation industry today. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install. 

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.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Shields Street Heart Project





Cairns is the most northern regional commercial centre on the Australian eastern seaboard and is the closest mainland city for Australia’s neighbours in the Coral Sea. Artists Philomena Yeatman, Edna Ambrym and Valmai Pollard from the nearby Indigenous community of Yarrabah were selected by the Cairns Council to produce artworks for a $700,000 public art mosaic project to be featured on eight walls around landscaped gardens in the main mall in Cairns, QLD. Don Macdonald and his Orchid Groupteam were appointed as the installing contractors due to their extensive mosaic experience and Artistic Solutions Group as the Creative Consultants to ensure artistic integrity was maintained as the canvas paintings were translated into mosaics and adapted to the vast expanse of the eight walls.

“It was the one thing I didn’t have to think about. All the products; 254 Platinum, 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, HYDRO BAN®, LATAPOXY® SP-100 and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout, performed exceptionally well individually and as a complete system. Equally as important to using the right products is the technical support. The team at LATICRETE provided me with all of the essential background and technical understanding for each of the products which allowed me to execute the installation with confidence knowing I was using the very best products and industry best practice with our methodology”, said Don Macdonald, Orchid Group.

The project was a huge success for the entire team and the project was a significant undertaking with all of its complexities and challenges. LATICRETE remained the undeniable constant throughout the whole process for the reliability, dependability and superior performance of system approach.

Click here to read the full Project Spotlight.

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

*The Orchid Group is also known as Symmetry Mosaics.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

LATICRETE Australia Christmas Schedule!


The end of the year is quickly approaching, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the holidays - Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Shipping and Business Day for 2018, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2019. 

Click here to view/download the 2018 LATICRETE Australia Holiday Schedule.

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2018 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, 11 December 2018

LATICRETE Tips for Hot Weather Tiling


Tiling in Hot Weather 

Things are heating up here in Australia, so make sure you are ready by reading 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:

1.   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. 
2.  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. 
3.   Stir latex additives thoroughly before mixing with thin-sets, grouts, plasters, stuccos and other Portland cement mortars. 
4.   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. 
5.   Low humidity also accelerates the curing process. 
6.   Tent off or provide shade when working in direct sunlight.
7.   Work during cooler periods of the day (e.g. early morning). 

Click here to read more.

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

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Product Demo at Reece Irrigation & Pools





LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, was recently at Reece Irrigation & Pools in Morayfield, QLD doing product demonstrations. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Mitchell to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products, and also get their hands dirty while demonstrating with HYDRO BAN®, 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive.

  • 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.  
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes. Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural stone.
  • 335 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.

For more info on our upcoming Events happening around your area, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with the Trade Events by following us Facebook.

Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Need a Durable Flooring System?


Need a durable floor coating that can handle even the messiest of companions? LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ Chip™ System is the perfect choice for the job! 

Not only does the SPARTACOTE Chip System provide a capable, seamless flooring finish suitable for numerous commercial and residential applications, it also comes in a wide assortment of blends and finishes to suit your designer needs. With a contoured finish to allow for optimal traction, this minimal maintenance coating system only has a 1-day installation time frame so you and your team can return to business in no time!

Key Features:
  • Wide assortment of blends and finishes
  • May be used as a floor & wall coating
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Contoured finish allows for optimal traction
  • 1-day installation with next-day return to service

For more information on the SPARTACOTE Chip Flooring System click here.

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

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

What a Stunning Facade!





LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Joe Tabone, recently visited this new residential building in Lansvale. The 55m2 blade wall facade was completed using the MVIS System for natural stone and was installed by the team from Ceramic Tile Wizards. LATICRETE materials used throughout this project:

  • 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.
  • Masonry Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. A high performance mix provides maximum non-sag performance for vertical installations and also obtains maximum bond strength to the substrate and selected veneers.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications. Exterior and interior use. Great for swimming pools and other wet applications. Great for use in joints for ceramic tile and stone applications. Expansion joints in residential and commercial applications.

Click here to view/download the Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure.

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

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.