Thursday, 19 January 2017

STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner

LATICRETE STONETECH® stone, tile and masonry care products are innovative, easy-to-use solutions to protect and preserve stone against the damaging effects of everyday living.

STONETECH KlenzAll is a professional strength restorative cleaner designed to clean and renew stone and tile. It powers through stubborn grease and stains such as in-ground dirt, oil, grime and organic stains. This product is perfect for preparing surfaces for resealing and is available in both ready-to-use and concentrate formulas.

Key Features

  • Safe on stone, will not etch.
  • Will not harm limestone, marble or travertine tiles.
  • Water-based alkaline formula.
  • Prepares surface for resealing.
  • Ready-to-use and concentrate formulas.

Suitable for most surfaces including: natural stones such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate and sandstone; ceramic and porcelain tile and grout; masonry and concrete.

Contact Sareen Stone for more information on the STONETECH range, or contact us here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Fred Gray Article: Moisture, Concrete and Tiling Installations

Image above depicts a wet substrate that never allowed the membrane to cure which resulted in a damaged,
 delaminated membrane.

In a technical article featured in Tile Today #91, Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides an informative discussion about how to effectively manage moisture issues.

"After many years of trouble shooting membrane installations I have learned many lessons when it comes to moisture in concrete substrates and its effects on these applications, including any subsequent finishes. Information on how to identify and mitigate some of the moisture problems is based around the following information from our technical data sheets and many global and local standards. 

Materials used in tile and stone installation applications can be affected by moisture during the installation and curing phases. Some materials, such as waterproofing membranes, may not cure properly or may delaminate from a continually wet substrate, or a substrate with a high Moisture Vapour Emission Rate (MVER). 

The main image (above) depicts a wet substrate that never allowed the membrane to cure which resulted in a damaged, delaminated membrane. A substrate which is damp or has a high MVER may also contribute to the formation of efflorescence. Concrete, masonry and associated levelling beds with a high MVER may also have an impact on a tile or stone installation." Click here to continue reading. 

For more information or technical support call 1800 331 012 or email: to arrange a demo or a FREE sample.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Precision Tile & Stone

Gareth from Precision Tile and Stone has done it again with this floor renovation for a residential home in Queensland! 1200x150mm wood effect tile has been laid throughout the house using LATICRETE products including PERMACOLOR® Grout.

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. PERMACOLOR Grout is ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Consistent colour
  • Mixes with water only
  • Ideal for floors and walls (joint widths of 1.5 mm to 12 mm)
  • Inhibits mould and mildew with antimicrobial protection
  • Improved stain resistance for a cement based grout
  • Interior and exterior applications
  • Residential and commercial
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.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Proven Tile and Stone Installation Systems

LATICRETE has provided the technology, materials & methods for innovative and permanent installations of tile and stone around the world for 60 years. Architecturally specified and preferred by professional installers, LATICRETE provides solutions for virtually every application. 
Our Globally Proven Construction Solutions brochure provides architectural information on systems engineered for installations and applications of tile and stone. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product and system is provided to facilitate the selection of the appropriate adhesives, mortars and grouts for your specific applications. Click here to view/download our Globally Proven Construction Solutions Systems Brochure.
Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty
Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, details and in-depth technical support.

Contact LATICRETE about your next project, customised specifications, technical design manuals or to arrange a demo or mock-up. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Spotted - Tile Power Penrith

Tile Power Penrith are flying the LATICRETE flag high as your local stockist of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials.

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. 

Our dedication to the improvement of building materials is evident in the advancements we’ve been able to achieve in the areas of waterproofing, soundproofing, adhesives, mortars, grouts, and more. Our focus and commitment to solving common problems and never settling for “good enough” has allowed us to make significant advancements that are enjoyed worldwide.

Head over to Tile Power Penrith to get your LATICRETE materials - or call the friendly team on (02) 4722 2550.

Tile Power Penrith
Address: 1/135 Coreen Avenue, Penrith NSW 2750

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Mock-ups are Proven!


Home to The University of Texas Men's and Women's basketball team, the Frank Erwin Centre also hosts numerous professional entertainers including musicians, the circus, professional wrestling and monster truck exhibitions. 

The 604m2 cavernous ramp tunnel walkway sits within the Erwin Centre, spans from the large dock area to the main floor, and is the only gateway to the main floor space within the hall. The volume of traffic that the pathway takes on is extreme and furthermore, the area has forklift trucks running up and down the ramp, putting the floor through regular abrasion and impact. 

In 2015, Austin-based company, Intertech Flooring, were asked to install a resinous coating that could be used on the ramp area - unfortunately the coating did not perform as required. 

In 2016 Intertech Flooring then discovered LATICRETE SPARTACOTE. They selected a black SPARTACOTE Guard solid colour concrete coating system with SPARTACOTE Diamond Topp Traction Additive for the concrete floor. Initially a mock-up was applied on the tunnel which was left for a couple of weeks to endure the usual heavy traffic loads, spills and abrasives. After passing rigorous testing the whole space was coated using the SPARTACOTE system in October 2016. Click here to read the full Project Spotlight. 

For more information on LATICRETE 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.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

LATICRETE Australia Continues to Grow

LATICRETE Australia Team Announcement

Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager has announced the appointment of Shane Anderson to the position of QLD Technical Sales Rep for LATICRETE Australia. Shane joined the team on Monday, 9/1/17.

Shane is a tiler by trade and comes to us with many year’s experience in the tile and stone industry having previously worked in technical sales positions. Shane is joining LATICRETE at an exciting time for the company and we wish him every success in the future.

Shane joins the LATICRETE Australia Technical Sales Team working alongside Mitchell Haw in QLD, Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter in NSW, and Erin Fraser based in VIC.

For contact details of your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep click here.