Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Project Spotlight: Crossroads Business Park


In Southern California, the Crossroads Business Park is a modern 139,354 m2 office and retail space which features a host of modern amenities and a progressive design that includes large format travertine natural stone tile on the fa├žade of the building. One of the challenges that came with the project was that the building is four stories tall and was built using concrete, tilt-up walls, meaning that the walls were poured horizontally and then hoisted in to place and tied together. LATICRETE was brought in early to the process to identify the best materials and methods to achieve the desired results for the exterior tiling.

“With more than 7,432 m2 of stone tile on the exterior, reaching up four stories, proper installation with reliable materials was critical. LATICRETE was able to deliver not only the best adhesives and grouts, but also help the clients achieve their sustainability goals.” ~ Brett Spencer Regional Sales Manager, LATICRETE

The installation took just over three months to complete and LATICRETE was used throughout the project which provided a 25 year warranty. With the LATICRETE solution, the desired look the client was after, was achieved as well as an installation that will hold up well throughout the years. The building is a success and is the centre-piece of the business park. Read the full Project Spotlight here. 

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.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Welcome to the LatiFamily!

We are excited to extend a warm welcome to Choice Tiles & Bathrooms in Dandenong, VIC. Choice Tiles & Bathrooms have joined the LatiFamily as a preferred stockist of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. 

Drop in to see the friendly team and stock up with all your LATICRETE products! 

Address: 182 Princes Highway, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Phone: (03) 8712 7773
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, 20 February 2017

Project Complete in Fortitude Valley

Kurt from K Tiling + Stone in Brisbane, QLD, tiled a new cafe, Fortitude Cafe, which opened in Fortitude Valley this month. Kurt used Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive.

Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive is a creamy and smooth-to-trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces. Mixed with either water or, for additional strength and performance, with LATICRETE latex admixtures. Suitable for installing porcelain, vitrified, ceramic & stone tiles on floors and walls in both internal and external areas. Contains a unique fibre reinforcing which adds workability, flexibility and reduces slump and shrinkage of the adhesive. Up to 40% higher performance than standard thin-set tile adhesives.

335 Rapid 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 AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TFS1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications with superior bond to masonry.

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.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Data Centre Chooses SPARTACOTE®

RagingWire Data Centres design, builds, and operates mission-critical data centres in California and Virginia that deliver 100% availability and high-density power for leading internet, enterprise, and government organizations. Affiliated with the global network of 150 data centres under the Nexcenter brand operated by NTT Communications, RagingWire opened VA1, its first data centre in Ashburn, Virginia in July 2012, and opened VA2 in early 2016. The new Ashburn facility includes a state-of-the-art and industry-leading power infrastructure and, like all data centres, requires a completely dust-free environment.

The project manager was faced with a couple of major challenges with this project:
  • Dust - Because of the mission-critical nature of data centres, the integrity of the operating environment was high priority. The equipment is very sensitive, so dust and outside contaminants had to be eliminated.
  • Timeline - With customers already lined up and waiting for the new phase of the facility to come online, timing was very tight. The contractors needed a floor coating solution that could be acquired and installed quickly and would be ready for equipment installation almost immediately.

The solution: LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE™ Guard. The coating was applied quickly and easily once the concrete slab was prepared. Collins Coatings enjoys the challenge of these projects and looks forward to more jobs of this type. RagingWire is pleased with the results and planners are already discussing the next phase of build-out for the future.

"Every project we do is important, but the pressure was really on for this one,” said Buck Collins of Collins Concrete Coatings. "An application like this has no room for error, and we were completely confident in our ability to get it done on time with the results the client desired. Concrete floor dust will not be an issue for RagingWire or its customers.” Read the full Project Spotlight here. 

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

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Scan for Erin Frasers contact details

They say you can always trust animal instinct - and it looks like even our furry friend in VIC knows quality products when he sees them! 

LATICRETE a world-wide manufacturer and marketer of green flooring and facade materials, used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. For over 60 years, LATICRETE has provided the technology, products and service making innovative, permanent installations and repairs for the construction market. Architecturally specified and professionally endorsed, LATICRETE offers a dedication to quality that results in globally proven solutions for virtually every flooring, waterproofing and facade application. 

Contact us to discuss available installation systems, product information, and for job site technical advice, scan the above QR code for Erin Fraser's contact details, your LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep. Alternatively, contact LATICRETE by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Reece Irrigation Training Day

Knowledge is Power

"Thank you very much for yesterdays training session. I now feel I have the knowledge to sell and promote the Laticrete products. Your presentation and training was great" Mitch Evans, Reece Irrigation, Branch Assistant Manager.

Last Wednesday, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray, held an exclusive training day for the team from Reece Irrigation, at the LATICRETE Technical Training Centre in Smeaton Grange, NSW. The classroom discussions and educational hands-on product demos gave the team from Reece Irrigation the opportunity to become familiar with LATICRETE products. 

Attendees were involved in discussions and demos with the below products which focus on swimming pool tiling systems: 

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide customised training, demos, and specialised seminars either in-store or at our training facilities. Chat with us to arrange an event or to keep up to date with events happening around your area, check out our Events page by following us Facebook

For upcoming LATICRETE Seminars, check out our Seminars page on our website.

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

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Protect Your Surfaces With STONETECH®

Your investment in natural stone or premium tile deserves the right product to ensure it retains its beauty and function over the long term. LATICRETE® STONETECH® makes caring for your natural stone or tile easy. You can be confident that you will extend the life and preserve the value of your investment.

STONETECH Surface Care Products are reliable, high performing and, thoroughly tested giving today’s savvy stone professionals a competitive edge. Now you can Protect, Clean and Transform your natural stone, tile and masonry — and ensure the quality of your work for years to come. 

The STONETECH Surface Care Product range features innovative water and solvent based, high performance products that have been thoroughly tested to give stone professionals a competitive edge. The STONETECH range offers low VOC options for advanced stone care so you can protect, clean and transform natural stone, tile and masonry while protecting the environment and ensuring the quality of your work for years to come.

Sareen Stone is your stockist of STONETECH materials. Contact Sareen Stone by calling 02 9666 9222 or email