Friday, 26 August 2016

SPECTRALOCK® Gets Thumbs Up






What a Demo!


LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw got to demonstrate the designers choice in "Stain Proof" grout - SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout at Amber Tiles Maroochydore. Tradies had the opportunity to get their hands dirty and demonstrate with the product. 

SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial and it can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications, SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications. 
Click here to view an installation video and for more information.

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.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Jack Boyd Pools Do it Again!






A Wow Pool Project


A residential home in Castaways Beach, QLD recently had an incredible new pool installed by Jack Boyd PoolsThe curved fully tiled pool, featuring black Bisazza mosaic tiles, was installed using a range of LATICRETE materials: 

  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 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.
  • 345 Platinum is 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 300 Adhesive is 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 Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Have you entered our Social Media Photo Competition? 
Make sure to enter, competition closes 31 August.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Western Australia iPad® Competition Winner




And The Winner Is...


With the grand opening of Tilers Express WA and in continuing with the 60th celebrations of LATICRETE, LATICRETE Australia recently held a competition for installers in Western Australia to Win an Apple® iPad® AirOn August 22nd the entries were drawn and the lucky winner is Grant Osborne from Blue Stone Pools!

Thanks to all the entrants for your continued support and for taking part in our competition. Enjoy your new Apple® iPad® Air Grant!

Keep an eye on our social media pages for future competitions, promotions, trade events, training seminars and more! 

Interested in attending a FREE Seminar on Pool Tiling Systems and or Complete Tiling Systems in September? View the schedule here or email: seminars@laticrete.com.au for more info.

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

Monday, 22 August 2016

Nepean Hospital Mosaic Mural





“Piecing it together”


Marian Shapiro of Darian Design is currently facilitating a community mosaic project for Nepean Hospital, NSW for the Mental Health Service Year of the Family initiative, Marian has been working with clients, family members and staff to produce five mosaic quilts to be permanently installed on a low wall outside the unit.  

Marian answered a call for artists and proposed a mosaic of quilts casually thrown over the wall.  Patchwork quilts embody ideas warmth, comfort and familiarity, much like a family.  Like families, they are made up of individual components coming together to form a whole.  Year of the Family has five main colours and each quilt takes one of these colours for its borders, tying it together visually.

Marian emailed us to share her story of how it all has come together: 
"The 10 sq metre project was fabricated over June and July 2016.  94 individual mosaic squares were put together by clients, family members and staff of the Mental Health Service, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, with each participant making one square in sessions held at the hospital.  Participants used templates and pre-cut tile prepared by Marian and her team of four assistants and could choose to use either existing patterns or contribute their own design.  Working from a master template, each participant was given a template for a numbered quilt square.  The squares were made on sticky plastic in the workshop sessions, and then brought back to Darian Design studio and put into its final position.  We then laid the background to the quilts.  As well as preparing the templates, the team pre-cut 60 sheets of vitreous glass tile for use in the workshops, resulting in some 50,000 1 cm squares.

Once the whole piece had been put together, the mosaic was cut into panels and face mounted on plastic.  Each section was flipped and given a backing of alkali resistant fibreglass mesh and Laticrete 345 Platinum White, resulting in panels which will be permanently installed on the wall in September again using Laticrete 345 Platinum and then grouted with Laticrete Permacolour Select grout. The official opening is at the beginning of October."

Thanks Marian for sharing your experience with LATICRETE products - we look forward to seeing the completed mural pieced together! 

Can we interest you in FREE samples? 


Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Book the Date - Trade Brekky Morning at Amber Yallah



Want to learn about industry first products that save you time and money? 
Join LATICRETE for a trade event and brekky at Amber Yallah on 2 September 2016 at 7am.

Products of focus and demonstrated on the morning will be:


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

Where: Amber Yallah
Address: 34 Princess Highway, Yallah, NSW, 2530

RSVP:
Alex: 02 4256 3666 or email: yallah@ambertiles.com.au
Craig: 0418 761 428

See Craig on the day to claim your door prize!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

DAZZLE Feature Wall




What a feature wall! 


Tiler, Scott Wieden, is grouting a bathroom feature wall in Caloundra using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout in Midnight black with DAZZLE™ additive in 'Pearl'.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications, SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.  

SPECTRALOCK Grout DAZZLE adds metallic and Glow-In-The-Dark enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout. These high-end design elements offer limitless imaginative applications. Use DAZZLE on walls and floors to accentuate metallic tiles, glass tiles, mosaics, stone and listellos. Suitable for use in interior and exterior applications.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more info and to arrange a free sample. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Don't forget to enter our Social Media Photo Competition - click here for all the details!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Have You Got the LATICRETE App!?


LATICRETE at Your Fingertips!


The LATICRETE Australia Product Information App is an industry-first, full-service reference tool. Whether you are a professional contractor, tileshop, distributor, dealer or a do-it-yourselfer, you will find the application to be a welcome addition to your tool kit!

Want to know what products LATICRETE has to offer? The LATICRETE app gives you access to the Product Selection Catalogue, which has network-updateable product listings with descriptions and direct links to addition product information.

Need to know how much grout to use on your project? LATICRETE has a Grout & Adhesive Coverage Calculator! The calculator can give you quick coverage estimates for LATICRETE grouts and adhesives by simply selecting your desired grout and adhesive, tile size and grout joint width in English or Metric units.

Along with many more great features, you can also easily contact the Technical Services Department via the app if you are after a more personal experience or need in-depth technical advice.

Click here for more information on downloading the LATICRETE Mobile App.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more information on our products by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.