Wednesday, 19 September 2018

STONETECH® Oil Stain Remover

LATICRETE STONETECH® Oil Stain Remover is designed to remove oil-based stains without discolouring the surface of natural stone. Suitable for interior and exterior use. 

Features & Benefits

  • Pulls out deep-set oil stains
  • Leaves no permanent residue
  • Easy to use
  • Will not discolour stone

STONETECH Oil Stain Remover is best suited for natural stone, masonry and cementitious grouts such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, concrete, and quartzite.


If you have any questions regarding the use, installation or maintenance of STONETECH or sealed stone, please contact LATICRETE Technical Services on 1800 331 012.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Wombarra Project Underway

The team at Capos Tiling have been hard at work at this project in Wombarra, NSW. The project consists of approximately 300m2 of 20mm stone flagging from Eco Stone, installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 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
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is 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. 
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Designed for use with 4237 Latex Additive to produce a high strength adhesive for ceramic tile and stone that meets and exceeds the requirements of national and international standards. 
  • 4237 Latex Additive is a specially designed latex additive for use with 211 Crete Filler Powder to make a high strength latex thin bed and medium bed adhesive up to 15 mm. For installing all types of tile, stone and agglomerates.
  • STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer is an advanced sealer, designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains.
  • 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. 

Keep your eye out as this project progresses! 

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

Monday, 17 September 2018

How To Grout With SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout

Easy to install, easy to clean-up! SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* installs as easily as regular cement grout but provides the colour uniformity, stain protection and durability you can only get with an epoxy. New improved non-sag formula makes installation even easier and helps achieve full, flush grout joints. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout can be used for interior or exterior applications on floors and walls.

  • Ensure the tile surface has no residual film from adhesive setting material.
  • The use of a topical sealer or grout release applied to unglazed porcelain tile, abrasive, non-slip or rough textured tiles or porous tile or stone surfaces before grouting will facilitate cleaning.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout, as well as other sanded grouts, may “scratch” glass tiles, soft or polished marble and stone, soft glazed and handmade tiles.
  • Test grout on a small area to ensure compatibility.
  • Test stone for compatibility with water and cleaning additive mixture.
  • Epoxy resins may affect the colour of white or light coloured porous stones (such as White Carrara, Thassos White, Royal Danby, etc.).
  • Make sure tile adhesive and bedding are dry prior to grout application, and free from debris, grout spacers or standing water.
  • Surface temperature range for installation must be above 4°C and less than 35°C.

Working time of grout is approximately 80 minutes at 21°C after the components are thoroughly mixed. Please note that working time is affected by many variables including grout mix consistency, surface and room temperatures. Warmer climates, for example, will shorten working time, while colder conditions will extend working time.

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS1175.

For more information on LATICRETE permanent trouble free installation products, training, or technical advice, contact your local LATICRETE representative on 1800 331 012 - or email:

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Friday, 14 September 2018

Visit us at MARMO+MAC

The Best Stone Products Are at the Best Stone Show

LATICRETE returns once again to Verona, Italy for MARMO+MAC! Come and see some fantastic LATICRETE products designed for stone, including our LATICRETE STONETECH® range of aftercare sealers and cleaners, plus some of our globally proven stone adhesives and innovative grout products.

Find us at Hall 7, Stand A2 on September 26-29th! We have some free tickets available on a first come first served basis. Contact for more information

Learn more about the show here.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Product Feature: HYDRO BAN®

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. HYDRO BAN is a single component, self-curing liquid polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. HYDRO BAN is a certified low VOC emitting product. HYDRO BAN is extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas and external above ground use.
HYDRO BAN features rapid drying time for a faster time to tile, and changes colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured. 

Key Features
  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4858 and AS4654.1 for a Class 3 Membrane
  • Thin; only 0.5 mm - 0.8 mm thick when cured
  • Anti-fracture protection of up to 3 mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
  • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per TCNA performance levels (RE: ASTM C627 Robinson Floor Test)
  • IAPMO approved
  • Contains antimicrobial product protection
  • Safe - no solvents and non-flammable

Click here for more product information or see Technical Data Sheet TDS1003

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, 12 September 2018

Successful Trade Arvo at Reece Irrigation

Last week LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from QLD, Shane Anderson and Mitchell Haw, were at Reece Irrigation Cairns for a trade information afternoon. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Shane and Mitchell to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products including HYDRO BAN® and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive

Products 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. HYDRO BAN is a single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.  
  • 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.
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.

Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Welcome Ross McNeil

LATICRETE Australia Appoints National Sales Manager

We are excited to announce the appointment of Ross McNeil as the LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager. Ross brings with him over 20 years of experience of sales management in the construction and building industry.

“With a wealth of senior sales management experience within the building and construction industry, Ross has developed and implemented successful sales initiatives and strategies across multiple industrial, commercial and retail construction channels. Ross has 23 years sales management experience within the technical and specification, architectural and trade sectors, that had specialised in the building and construction industry. This makes Ross a perfect fit for the Australian team” according to Emma Tschannen.

As the National Sales Manager, Ross will focus on developing sales strategies and formulating business plans, while driving LATICRETE forward in Australia.

As a West Australian, Ross is a passionate fan of the AFL but also enjoys a variety of other sports, including rugby league and union, basketball, motorsports and golf. On weekends when Ross is not driving his teenagers around, he is working on his renovation project in the southern suburbs of Queensland.

We wish Ross every bit of success and welcome him to the LatiFamily.

Ross McNeil can be contacted on:
Phone: 1800 331 012
Mobile: 0418 364 758