Monday, 26 September 2016

Come See Us at Cersaie

CERSAIE - Area 45, Stand 36
September 26-30, 2016

CERSAIE is one of the largest ceramic tile expositions in the world and LATICRETE will be there! Come visit LATICRETE, Area 45 Stand 36 - at CERSAIE Bologna, Italy, where we will be showing industry leading, innovative complete building system solutions, methods and technologies.

LATICRETE markets more than 100 different products, most of which are invented and pioneered over the last 60 years. The breadth of our product lines and the technology behind them are unparalleled. Whether you're an architect, contractor or homeowner, only LATICRETE offers the experience, know-how and technical support to provide you with the knowledge to succeed on your next project.

Friday, 23 September 2016

NSW Profit Through Knowledge a Hit!

LATICRETE Seminars a Hit

"What a great day. Just attended a very informative seminar from some innovative industry leaders. Thanks to the guys at LATICRETE Australia, cant wait for the next one." - Ian, Surface Safe.

Last week LATICRETE Australia held a free Pool Tiling Installations Systems training day at the LATICRETE NSW Training Centre located at Smeaton Grange.

In attendance was a cross section of industry relative people, including pool builders, pool tilers, renderers, landscapers and suppliers.

Attendees were actively involved in discussions, classroom learnings and hands on demonstrations of LATICRETE products, from substrate preparation right through to grout and sealant, for successful pool tiling installations within the documented LATICRETE Swimming Pool Systems Warranty and Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems brochure.
Relevant Australian standards pertaining to swimming pools were highlighted, and the group received certificates for their training.

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

  • Brisbane: 2-3 November, 2016
  • Sydney: 8-9 February, 2017
  • Melbourne: 8-9 March, 2017
All those who attend will receive a LATICRETE 15% Rebate. Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited! 

Call 1800 331 012 or email for more info and to book your seat.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Visit Kims - My Tile Market

Kims Tile Market in Roselands

Kim's - My Tile Market Roselands 

Kim's - My Tile Market in Roselands, NSW, received a visit from Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, with some new LATICRETE signage. Hayden and the team are excited to put up their new display! 

Kim's - My Tile Market in Roselands is your local LATICRETE stockist. Drop in to visit or contact Hayden and the team - they stock a substantial and extensive range of LATICRETE products.

30B Legge Street
Roselands, NSW, 2196
Tel: (02) 9740 4989

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

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Marian Shapiro Community Mural Complete

Community Mural Complete

Over the last couple weeks we have been following and also shared in the progress of the community project, Nepean Hospital Mosaic Mural by Marian Shapiro Mosaics.  
The community project was facilitated for the Mental Health Service Year of the Family Initiative. Marian worked with clients, family members and staff to produce five mosaic quilts that were installed permanently on a low wall outside the unit. The mosaic mural was grouted last week and we are excited to share in the photos of the completed project! 

Thank you Marian for sharing in this amazing project and for your continued support! 

LATICRETE products used were:
  • 345 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. 345 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. Click here for more info.
  • PERMACOLOR® Select - 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 or interior applications. Click here for more info and to view a YouTube video.

Can we interest you in FREE samples?

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

LATICRETE Receives Community Award

From Left to Right: Neil Warden, Phil Crawford and Craig Hunter

What a Great Night!

Last week Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, and Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, attended the Amber Tiles 2016 Performance Awards evening in Sydney, NSW. 

We are excited to share LATICRETE was presented with the Community Award. The Community Award is awarded to the supplier who supported the Amber charity and community initiatives the most throughout the year. Neil and Craig received the award from Amber Tiles General Manager, Phil Crawford. 

Contact us about your next project or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Harbour Drive Streetscape Upgrade

The Harbour Drive Streetscape project is currently underway and consists of granite cobblestone being installed over 400m2. 

Joe Tabone, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, provided an update of the installation,
"We decided to high pressure clean and mechanically broom to give a great clean solid surface to adhere to. Screed coverage on average is: 1 x 20kg 226 mixed with 1.7ltrs of 3701 covers 1m2 at 10mm thick. We went with a 335 slurry bond coat of :1 x 20kg to 5.5ltrs of clean water - this is broomed on leaving an even 2-3mm coating over the surface. Followed by mixing 3 x 20kg bags of 226 mixed with 5ltrs of 3701 giving us the perfect mix which it's currently 19* - 20* temperature. Everyone from EPA officer, Work Cover Officer, Council Supervisor and workers are all happy with the LATICRETE support." 

A range of LATICRETE materials have been used throughout the installation including:
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - Used in place of water, 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. Exceeds the requirements of AS4992.1 and AS4992.2 classification C2TES1.
  • 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. PERMACOLOR Grout is easy to install – just mix with water. 
Click here to view/download the Tile, Brick & Stone Streetscape Brochure.

Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty  

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

Friday, 16 September 2016

Dedicated to Training and Technical Support

LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, recently spent time with Phil from Tilers Trade Centre in Kuluin, QLD, and demonstrated the designers choice in "Stain Proof" grout - SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout.

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, both residential and commercial and it can be used on interior and exterior walls or floors.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support and advice. We provide customised in-store and job-site training and demos for your team, as well as trade events, samples, and customised specifications for YOUR project!

For more info on our upcoming LATICRETE Seminars and Trade Events happening around your area soon, 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 training, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email