Wednesday, 26 July 2017

BROTIS Warehouse Project Spotlight





Studio Keramike BROTIS, a LATICRETE stockist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, discovered that their new 5,900 kg high rack stacker (forklift) machine could not move easily and effectively because of an improperly poured, uneven floor. With the machine’s high sensitive to balance, BROTIS needed to achieve a flatness level under 5mm per 1m to be able to pick all necessary items up and operate at full capacity.

“With such a large area of cracked, uneven floors to repair in a short period of time, we chose to use the DRYTEK™ self-leveling system with a SPARTACOTE™ GUARD™ system for the finish because of its speed of install and durability,” said Bozo Pavlovic, Area Manager and Technical Advisor from Plavi Servis, the SPARTACOTE flooring contractor chosen for the project.

Thanks to the solutions provided by LATICRETE products, the team were able to repair, level and coat the cracked and uneven floors to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional floor. The BROTIS warehouse now meets a floor flatness tolerance of 3mm per 3m or better, enabling the electronically guided high rack stacker machine to function at its full capability. Read the full Project Spotlight here. 

For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.

Contact us to discuss your next flooring project or to arrange a mock-up - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tilers Trade Outlet Grand Opening






We are excited to congratulate Tilers Trade Outlet on the grand opening of their store in Port Melbourne yesterday, as well as welcome them to the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials!

Head in store and say hello to Kate and the friendly team and stock up on all your LATICRETE needs, or give them a call on 0431 316 331.

Address: 1/11 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Phone: (03) 8658 4097
Email:  Tilerstrade@tilerstrade.com.au

For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects, arrange product demos, request FREE samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Monday, 24 July 2017

The Next Generation Uncoupling Mat


Product Feature: STRATA_MAT™


STRATA_MAT™ is a next generation high performance uncoupling mat for use under tile and stone installations for both residential and commercial applications. Designed to replace traditional underlayment materials, and engineered to allow safe, reliable installations of tile and stone. Designed for "problematic" surfaces such as wood, cracked concrete, post and pre-tensioned concrete. 

STRATA_MAT provides for an enhanced mechanical bond of the adhesive and provides for faster drying of the adhesive. This allows for faster installations and for shorter time to grout. 

Key Features Include: 
  • Adhesive Hydration Vents - creates a mechanical bond between the mat and adhesive
  • Allows for use of the appropriate adhesive per industry standards.
  • Provides vapour management.
  • Eliminates transmission of in plane substrate cracks of up to 3mm.
  • Instant coverage verification - allows for installer to see adhesive coverage underneath the mat during installation without having to lift and verify.
  • Lightweight, easy to carry and fast to install with standard tools.
  • Can be used under moisture sensitive stone.

Click here for information and an installation video. 

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.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Welcome To The LatiFamily!



We are excited to share that BCP Building Products in Bathurst, NSW, have joined the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone products. Drop in to see the friendly team at BCP Building Products and stock up on your LATICRETE installation materials! 

Address: 18 Kirkcaldy Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6331 2777 
Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm

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 about using LATICRETE in your projects, arrange product demos, request FREE samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

What a Pool and What a View!







Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from NSW, Craig Hunter, visited a pool refurbishment project led by Grindley Construction. The pool project in Bayview, NSW, consists of 120m2 of glass mosaic tile being installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. 

LATICRETE products used include:
  • 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 is a single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane.
  • 254 Platinum (Previously 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. 
  • 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. Ideal for kitchen floors, counter tops, bathroom floors, malls, cafeterias, and laboratories.
  • LATASIL™ - A one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. This product is specifically formulated to meet today’s Green Building Standards and has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.


Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us for technical support or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

FREE Upcoming NSW Seminar



Knowledge is the Key to Success


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program. The seminar focuses on the needs of construction professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry for those who want to improve their profitability and increase productivity with becoming familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products. This seminar includes both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

BENEFITS:
  • Learn how to select and recommend the most suitable installation materials
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of LATICRETE products and installations
  • Learn trade definitions, performance requirements and industry standards
  • Participate in hands-on product demonstrations

UPCOMING SEMINARS NEAR YOU:
  • Sydney: 9 August, 2017: Pool Tiling Systems - Fully Booked
  • Sydney: 10 August, 2017: Complete Tiling Systems

RSVP:
Contact your local representative to enroll or for more information:
Craig Hunter: 0418 761 4228
Joe Tabone: 0412 358 944 OR

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.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Baylor Scott & White Operating Rooms






The Baylor, Scott & White Hospital in Texas, USA, was expanding with three additional operating room construction projects and were looking for a flooring solution. The coatings they had installed in previous areas were not satisfactory so they needed a solution that would meet their requirements. Kemna Tile, a SPARTACOTE™ installer, discussed with the architect about installing a SPARTACOTE system that would colour match the custom chip the designers had selected. 

SPARTACOTE is known for its colour versatility and custom design specifications. Kemna worked alongside a SPARTACOTE flooring expert to match up the specified colour, and SPARTACOTE CHIP was the chosen flooring system. Another key feature of SPARTACOTE is the ability to go vertical and flexibility in difficult areas, such as cove base where transitions occur. In environments like hospitals and operating rooms this is a key feature as contaminants must be controlled.

Baylor, Scott & White now have new, fully-operational operating rooms with a flooring system that offers excellent abrasion, slip and chemical resistance, and mitigates microbial growth. The new SPARTACOTE floor is also easy to clean, making it an excellent fit for hospital and operating areas. The architects were so happy with the way the SPARTACOTE material performed they’re seeking other ways to include it in future projects. Read the full Project Spotlight here. 


For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.

Contact us to discuss your next flooring project or to arrange a mock-up - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.