Friday, 20 September 2019

Training the Next Generation

LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, had the opportunity to facilitate training to 3rd year students at Newcastle TAFEThe focus of training was on epoxy grout - SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*. 
Students were actively keen in learning both in the classroom and with hands-on training. Well done to the TAFE students.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is an epoxy grout designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both in residential and commercial. Great for re-grouting both interior and exterior on floors and walls. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.

At LATICRETE we are committed to training and classes that discuss commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training utilises both classroom and hands-on product demonstrations.

Contact us to arrange a training for your team, a demo, FREE samples or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email

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

Thursday, 19 September 2019

LATICRETE Pro Tips: What is Slaking?

Ever wondered why you should allow cement and chemically fortified adhesives and grout to slake? Allowing cement and chemically fortified adhesives and grout to slake is something that is required by all manufacturers of cement based products. The act of slaking materials will allow all the ingredients to be hydrated by the mixing liquid - this video explains what slake is and why it is required.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site & in-house structured and tailored, product specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training programs are specifically developed for industry professionals who want to improve their profitability and increase their productivity. Seminars include both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

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

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Trade Afternoon at Tuggerah Tiles

LATICRETE will be at Tuggerah Tiles on Wednesday, 25th September at 3.00pm for a Trade Information Afternoon.

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and learn more about how SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation. 

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. Can be used for interior, exterior and immersed applications. 

Trade afternoon details:
Where: Tuggerah Tiles
Date: 25 September, 2019
Start: 3.00pm 
Address: 3/9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah, NSW

Tuggerah Tiles - (02) 4335 1388 OR
Craig Hunter - 0418 761428

We hope to see you there! 

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

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Team gets behind A Brave Life

In living the LATICRETE Values, the team from LATICRETE Australia were fortunate enough to be involved in a wonderful community project on Friday, with a non-for-profit organisation, A Brave Life in QLD. 

A Brave Life provides newborn essentials to vulnerable and disadvantaged young mothers, under the age of 25, who are having their first baby. These young expectant mothers face a broad range of challenges such as poverty, domestic violence, trauma, relationship/family breakdowns, unplanned pregnancy and homelessness.

The team from LATICRETE Australia got to pack 100x of the Baby Bundles, to gift them to mums-to-be in the community. The Baby Bundles consisted of newborn essentials such as nappies, baby wipes, baby wash, clothing and safe feeding equipment. 

LATICRETE Australia is thankful to A Brave Life for allowing us the opportunity to help out on such a worthy cause! 

Monday, 16 September 2019

Beautiful Result for Residential Project

This stunning residential project was recently completed by Tiles by Matt in Brisbane, QLD, for CNK Projects. The project included 60m2 of slate uplift with the team from Rhino Floor Stripping, and 600x600mm porcelain tiles were laid for the floor. A custom fireplace hearth and fishscale splashback were also installed. Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive was used throughout the project, purchased from Bayset, and tiles from Concept Tiles.

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 for installing porcelain, vitrified, ceramic and stone tiles on floors and walls in both internal and external areas.

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

Friday, 13 September 2019

Visit My Tile Market Roselands!

The team at Kims looking great in their LATICRETE gear

Kim's - My Tile Market Roselands, NSW, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials! Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock.

Kims - My Tile Market, Roselands
30B Legge Street, Roselands, NSW 2196
Phone: (02) 9740 4989

For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email:

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Welcome to Corey Downes

Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, has announced the appointment of Corey Downes to the position, Technical Sales Representative for LATICRETE Australia, managing the Victorian and Tasmanian markets.

Corey comes to us from Victoria with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and is also a qualified Tiler and Waterproofer. Corey excelled while completing his tiling and waterproofing qualifications and was awarded “3rd Year Floor and Wall Tile Apprentice of the Year” by Master Builders Association of Australia. 

Corey’s career in the construction market started with working for the family tiling business before working in commercial tile sales, and progressing to operating his own tiling business. Corey has an in-depth of knowledge of the tiling industry which makes him a great fit for LATICRETE Australia. 

A lifelong supporter of the Melbourne Demons, Corey is an avid fan of the AFL. He enjoys golf, cricket, spending time with his family & friends, and travelling.

Corey joins the LATICRETE Australia Technical Sales Team reporting to Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager.

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

Corey can be contacted on:
Mobile: 0418 393 642
Phone: 1800 331 012