Friday, 28 April 2017

Out With the Old, In With the New!

Old Packaging

New Packaging 

Newly Designed 3701 Mortar Admix Bucket!

In keeping with the Global Design Standards of LATICRETE, and following on from our new packaging announcement, we have recently redesigned our 3701 Mortar Admix packaging bucket. 

3701 Mortar Admix 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.

Key Features
  • Interior and exterior installations
  • Shock, chemical and frost resistant
  • Increased bond and compressive strength
  • Water resistant; suitable for submerged applications
  • Superior flexibility
  • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per TCNA performance levels (RE: ASTM C627 Robinson Floor Test)

Spot our new 3701 bucket on a job site - take a photo and send it to and we will send you a LATICRETE hamper!

For more information contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Top Apprentice Awarded the Holmesglen Trailer

Winner, James Patten, and LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales
 Rep, Erin Fraser.

LATICRETE is proud to be a co-sponsor for the Holmesglen trailer, which is awarded to the "Apprentice of The Year for Ceramic Tiling." The Holmesglen Ceramic Tiling Apprentice of the Year for 2016 winner, James Patten, was awarded the trailer. Well done James!

Holmesglen is the most comprehensive provider of building courses in Victoria. The building and construction courses range from pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, through to deplomas, advanced diplomas, building degrees and postgraduate studies. Pathways are available to get started at an entry level, whilst many of the higher qualifications allow for direct entry from professionals with prior experience in their industries. For more information on Holmesglen and the available courses, click here. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

United Tile Celebrate Grand Opening With LATICRETE

Daniel (right) and Jason (left) Rothberg

For 40 years United Tile have been a LATICRETE distribution partner for the Pacific Northwest USA. Joining their existing Portland branch, United Tile recently celebrated the grand opening of their new showroom in Seattle with a memorable grand opening event. LATICRETE was represented by Rothberg family members Daniel and Jason Rothberg (pictured above) 

David Rothberg, LATICRETE International CEO, shared a statement sent to him after the event:
"David, we were delighted to have an impressive delegations from LATICRETE. I was particularly pleased to meet your sons - both very impressive young men with a wonderful sense of humor.." - Ken Wiedemann, United Tile Chairman.

Congratulations United Tile in the grand opening of your new branch!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lest We Forget

Today we thank all those who have served our country, and sacrificed their freedom for ours.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down on the sun and in the morning. We will remember them."

Monday, 24 April 2017

Save the Date!

Knowledge is the Key to Success!

Want to learn about industry first products that save you time and money? Join LATICRETE for an Information Evening at Tile Power Penrith on Monday, 8th May 2017 at 5:30pm.

Products and topics of focus will be:
  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • PERMACOLOR® SelectHigh performance cement grout with colour uniformity from batch to batch. Fast setting and smooth finish that does not require sealing.
  • Adhesives as part of the LATICRETE System Warranty.

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and find out how LATICRETE Systems and Warranties can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation!

Where: Tile Power Penrith
Address: 1/135 Coreen Ave, Penrith NSW 2750

Jim: (02) 4722 2550 or
Craig: 0418 761 428

Friday, 21 April 2017

New Packaging Coming Soon!

Old packaging

New packaging with distinctive LATICRETE blue band,
and small coloured strip to define product range

Product Packaging 

We are focused on building our Brand - wherever you are in the world, you will recognise the product by the packaging! 

We are updating our packaging, that features the distinctive LATICRETE blue colour band, with a small coloured strip to define the product range. Our new packaging will be released in to the market soon, so keep your eyes peeled  for more information in the near future! 

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Pinbarren Pool Progress

We are excited to share in more on the progress of this pool project in Pinbarren QLD. Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group have been installing SICIS paper face mosaic tiles within the pool, and limestone for the coping. The team have used a range of LATICRETE products for the installation including:

  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed does not require the use of latex admix, you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength. 
  • 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 adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick.
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 -  a stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone. Cleans with water while fresh. Can be used for interior and exterior applications.
  • SPECTRALOCK® Grout - a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. Designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure.

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