Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Richmond Pool



The team from Electric Pool Tiling are progressing nicely on this pool project in Richmond, VIC. The pool is being installed using a wide range of LATICRETE materials including:  

  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 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.
  • 254 adhesive is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* has all the great features of SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout - colour uniformity, durability, and ease of installation - with enhanced performance.

Check out our Pool, Spa, and Fountain Tiling Systems brochure which includes a 10, 15, and 25 Year Residential Swimming Pool Warranty.

For more information on LATICRETE tile and stone installation systems and warranties, contact your LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, call 1800 3310 12, or contact us here.

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

Monday, 1 June 2020

STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer



STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer is an advanced sealer, designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains. 

Key Features
  • Maximum protection against most stains
  • Advanced penetrating microbond protection
  • Preserves natural look of stone
  • Water-based formula
  • Interior and exterior 


STONETECH BulletProof Sealer is suitable for a range of natural stone and masonry surfaces such as limestone, honed or textured marble, bluestone, travertine, sandstone, textured or veined granite, flagstone, quartzite, and saltillo tile.

Great for use in high traffic areas such as countertops, backsplashes, entryways, floor and walls. ⁣
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Have questions regarding the use, installation or maintenance of STONETECH or sealed stone?  Contact LATICRETE Technical Services on 1800 331 012.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Residential Warrandyte Project


The team at Pyramid Tiling are working on this residential project in Warrandyte, VIC. The Project consists of approximately 650m2 of 900x450mm porcelain tiles installed using 335 adhesive, supplied by Construction Coatings Australia.

335 adhesive is a premium, flexible, 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 IS)1307.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry. For more product information and to view the PDS, click here.

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? The LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products that are engineered for residential tile and stone installations. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Brochure.

Call us on 1800 331 012 to find out more about our products, arrange a demo, request FREE samples or email us here.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

New 211 Packaging Now Available!


We are excited to announce new packaging for 211! The new bag has been simplified from '211 Crete Filler Powder' to '211'. This has been rolled out to the market - so keep your eyes peeled! 

211 is 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. For the installation of ceramic tile and stone over cement and masonry type surfaces.

Features & Benefits
  • Premixed - no job site blending of powders required
  • Safe - non-flammable; Safe to store and mix
  • Economical - saves time and money
  • Easy to Use - no special tools required
  • High Strength Formula - meets and exceeds National and International Standards
  • Versatile - wet and dry areas, walls, floors and ceilings
  • Excellent for use in swimming pools, fountains and water features

For more product information, click here. 

For more information contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Sydney Pool Refurb Project





Check out this pool refurb project by Kieran from Silicone Star and Gareth from Sydney Pool Renovations in NSW! Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep was on-site conducting hands-on training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

Additional LATICRETE products used throughout this project: 
  • 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 is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • 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.
  • 254 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* provides colour uniformity, durability, and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.


Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Cold Weather Tiling


Can you believe winter is just around the corner!? And with temperatures already starting to drop in some parts of Australia, it's time to start preparing for working in colder conditions. We've put together some helpful tips and hints for tiling and grouting in cold weather to ensure your tiling projects look great for many years to come.

Conventional Portland cement tile setting beds, thin-set adhesive mortars, groups, and cement plasters are often permanently damaged when subject to below freezing temperatures immediately after installation. The water content of a mortar turning into ice often results in Portland cement gel structure rupturing with a significant loss in strength, flexibility, and durability. Subsequent repairs to the damaged work and resulting site delays are extremely costly. 

There is a simple rule to follow when the temperature is low during installation: The 10ºC Rule – for every 10ºC below 21ºC, Portland cement, and epoxy based materials take twice as long to cure.

Helpful Hints:
  1. Work during warm periods of the day. 
  2. Ensure that the surface temperature is within the suggested temperature range for the LATICRETE® or LATAPOXY® product being used during the installation and cure period. Consult the individual LATICRETE or LATAPOXY product data sheet and How to Install guide for more information. 
  3. Tent and heat areas that will be subjected to the elements or freezing temperatures during installation and cure periods. 
  4. For multiple story buildings – areas to receive tile and stonework may be heated from below to aid in “warming up” cold concrete slabs and rooms. Simply placing temporary heating units in areas under rooms scheduled to receive tile and stone finishes in multiple story buildings will allow the natural rise of heat to warm up these areas. 
  5. Vent all temporary heating equipment in accord with Occupational Health and Safety regulations and local building code regulations
Continue reading our helpful hints for Cold Weather Tiling and Grouting here.

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

Monday, 25 May 2020

Melbourne Apartment Project





Clancy Constructions were recently working on this south Melbourne apartment project, alongside tiler, Alisdair Wheeler. The project consists of marble installed throughout the project, using LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive for the facade and 335 for the installation of the pools and bathrooms. Products supplied by Tilers Trade Outlet in Port Melbourne.

  • LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a two-component, high strength epoxy adhesive, which is formulated for spot bonding fixing method of tile and stone installations on vertical surfaces. LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C.
  • 335 adhesive is a premium, flexible, 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 C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more information or request a FREE sample on 1800 331 012.