Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Luxury Bathroom in Newmarket

Recently Tiles by Matt completed this beautiful residential bathroom in Newmarket, QLD. Silver Travertine in French pattern was laid with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, while the 600x600mm porcelain wall tiles were installed with Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive. PERMACOLOR® Grout in 'Smoke Grey' was used on the floor and PERMACOLOR Grout in 'Sauterne' was used for the walls. 

  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive -  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. 
  • Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive - a creamy and smooth to trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout - offers the maximum performance available in a cement-based grout, providing consistent colour and antimicrobial protection to resist stain-causing mould and mildew. 

Are you planing a residential project in the near future? LATICRETE has the perfect Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure for you - which includes a LATICRETE System Warranty. View/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure.

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

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Employee Announcement

Robert Runje

Ingrid Flood

We are excited to announce the appointment of two new employees to the LATICRETE Australia team, Robert Runje and Ingrid Flood! 

Robert has joined the team as a Technical Sales Rep servicing Melbourne, VIC, alongside Erin Fraser. Robert holds a Queensland Builders License and comes to us with 15 years of experience in the construction industry selling coating systems, sealers, waterproofing and construction chemicals. He has also successfully operated his own coatings installation business in both Queensland and Victoria. 

Ingrid joins our team in helping support the administration team, while also assisting with bookkeeping. Ingrid comes to us with over 20 years of experience in customer support, administration and bookkeeping.

Welcome to the Latifamily Robert and Ingrid! We look forward to working with you and hope your career with LATICRETE will be a long and happy one.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Vaucluse Pool Project

This 250m2 pool project in Vaucluse, NSW, is currently underway and is using a range of LATICRETE installation materials to qualify for a 25 Year Pool System Warranty. Rendering was completed by the team at JM Rendering, and membrane installation was carried out by Elio Barla. 

LATICRETE Products Include:
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admixused 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.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shielda 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® Adhesive & Sealanta one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. This product has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates, and is designed for use with HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as bond relief fillet.
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesivea chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. Can be used in interior and exterior (see limitations) walls and floors, wet and dry areas.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*a patented, high performance epoxy grout designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • LATASIL™a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications.

Keep your eyes peeled for more on this project in the near future! 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas 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)

Friday, 16 February 2018

Chinese New Year 2018

The team from LATICRETE Australia would like to wish all our customers, friends, and colleagues a happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Trade Brekky at Tile Power Gregory Hills

LATICRETE will be at Tile Power Gregory Hills, NSW, on Friday 23rd February 7:30am for a Trade Information brekky.

Chat with Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, about your projects and learn how LATICRETE products are designed to save you time and money when time is critical - reducing job site problems - earning more $$$ through increased productivity. 

Products of focus will be:
  • HYDRO BAN® - Fast drying waterproof/crack isolation membrane tile on the same day.
  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar.

Event Details
Where: Tile Power Gregory Hills  
Address: 3/79 Lasso Road, Gregory Hills, NSW 
When:  Friday 23rd February, 2018
Time: 7:30am

Tile Power Gregory Hills: (02) 4623 1747 OR
Glenn Mannix: 0434 781 227

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Training at Your Fingertips!

We make being able to attend training easy with our LATICRETE University e-Learning Program! LATICRETE University 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 you can receive quality education at your 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 (MVIS), how to patch and repair concrete, and installing resinous flooring systems - plus more! Click here to see a full list of LATICRETE University classes.

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

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Specialised Concrete Coatings

LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ Guard™ concrete coating systems make excellent flooring solutions for maintenance and aviation hangar facilities, garages, shop floors, laboratories, hospitals and other heavy-traffic applications. Fast return to service, excellent chemical resistance and long lasting formulations are what makes SPARTACOTE systems successful. 

SPARTACOTE Guard System Features & Benefits
  • Varied traction coefficients available.
  • 1-Day installation with next-day return to service
  • All-climate application
  • More durable than epoxy
  • Excellent colour/gloss retention
  • Low-emitting, green friendly options

 Click here for more details on SPARTACOTE™ Guard™ concrete coating systems

For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.
Got a concrete flooring project in mind? Contact us to discuss your next project - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.