Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tile & Stone Installation Warranties

Consider the extra value and peace of mind a LATICRETE Warranty can bring when selecting the installation system for your project. 

LATICRETE provides comprehensive warranties for commercial, residential and industrial projects worldwide. However, our best guarantee is our 60 years of experience with these commercial, residential and industrial installations in every imaginable climate, in just about every country in the world.  

Refer to our website for comprehensive product application videos, Architectural Specifications, Architectural Details and in-depth technical support. 
Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep or Architectural Specialist about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Trade Afternoon at Reece Irrigation & Pools

Join us at Reece Irrigation & Pools Malaga and Reece Irrigation & Pools Canning Vale for a trade information afternoon.

This will be a great opportunity to chat with the LATICRETE Technical Services Manager, Fred Gray, about LATICRETE products and meet the LATICRETE National Sales Manager, Ross McNeil.

Reece Irrigation & Pools Malaga - Wednesday 3rd October, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 6:00pm
Address: 2/813 Marshall Rd, Malaga WA 6062
RSVP: (08) 9209 2590 or malaga.irrigation.wa@reece.com.au

Reece Irrigation & Pools Canning Vale - Thursday 4th October, 2018 
Time: 3:30 - 6:00pm 
Address: 188 Bannister Rd, Canning Vale WA 6155

Product of focus:
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - a patented, high performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy to-use, non-sag formula. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. 

We hope to see you there! 

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

Friday, 21 September 2018

Community Mosaic Project

The Awesome Arts Festival in Australia is conducted annually throughout regional areas in Western Australia and is designed to introduce students to a variety of creative mediums to encourage them to learn new skills. Twelve pairs of artists from a range of creative mediums are chosen each year to participate, 8 pairs from Western Australia and 4 from interstate. This year Denise Chard and Lee Fullarton were chosen to represent Queensland.

Denise and Lee work in collaboration with school communities in the creative medium of art glass mosaics. They also enjoy being a part of the Artists in Residencies program to help in the creation of a number of major art works throughout South East Queensland.

The Awesome Arts project was carried out in Mt. Magnet, which is a small gold mining town 600km north east of Perth, WA. The project topic for 2018 was ‘Your Voice’ and the process consisted of working with the local school community and engaging participants to develop themes to explore, including tolerance, empathy, mindfulness, community, culture, identity, and place. Using these themes, students created personal stories and numerous students included aspects of their indigenous culture.

Denise and Lee assisted in the creation of approximately 40-45 circular pieces which were created using glass mosaics installed on to Blue Board, using a range of LATICRETE materials including 4237 Latex Additive and PERMACOLOR® Grout. The artworks were then installed on the wall of the Art and Music wing at the school with the assistance of the teachers.

LATICRETE is always our product of choice because of its longevity, proven endurance and ease of use. These beautiful story mosaics will be part of the Mt. Magnet school for many, many years to come and the students who were able to participate were certainly very proud of themselves when they saw the end result” – Denise Chard from Denise Chard Creative Glass Designs, and Lee FullARTon Artist.

To see more of Denise and Lee’s mosaic art head to the Denise Chard Creative Glass Designs Facebook page, or http://www.leefullarton.com/

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: sales@laticrete.com.au

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Head to Tilers Trade Centre Today

Are you in the Sunshine Coast, QLD, area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Tilers Trade Centre in Kuluin and chat with the team about the range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address: 13/15 Fishermans Rd, Kuluin QLD 4558
Tel: (07) 5443 9191

Trading Hours:
Monday to Friday: 5:30am - 4:00pm

For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

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 sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

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: sales@laticrete.com.au

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