Thursday, 19 July 2018

Training at Superb Tiles Mitcham




LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Erin Fraser, recently carried out a waterproofing training seminar at Superb Tiles Mitcham, VIC, for the team from Hire a Hubby.  Participants had the opportunity to learn about the regulations, standards, and contractor responsibilities, as well as gain hands-on experience with HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*

  • 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. 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls.

For more info on our upcoming events happening around your area, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with Trade Events by following us on Facebook.

Contact us to discuss your next project, visiting your job site, or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Naval Academy Competition Pools


The United States Naval Academy educates and trains individuals who patrol international waters and is one of the highest-ranked public liberal arts colleges in the nation. There is also a strong and competitive intercollegiate swimming and diving team at the academy, and there were needs for facilities that reflected and encouraged continued success in the water. In 2012, the USNA had its existing competition pools renovated to meet these needs.

True competition pools are much different than your average high school or community pool. For example, diving pools must possess specific dimensions in order to be safe and operational. The newly-designed USNA diving pool has a depth of over 4 metres, and the racing pool measures 50 metres in length in order to be fit for competition.

Typically when building a pool, a key concern is keeping the base and shell completely sealed so that water does not leak out. But because the pool sat 50 metres below sea level, the construction team, Profast Commercial Flooring, also had to worry about water leaking in. While working below sea level is not a new task for highly-skilled construction and installation specialists, it still cannot be taken lightly.


"When you have a project that big, you need to know you're going to have installation products that work. LATICRETE materials are spectacular… trustworthy and have a great reputation. They worked well not only for our tile installations, but for sealing and waterproofing!" said Kevin Killian, President of Profast Commercial Flooring.


Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us for technical support or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Heavy Duty Installation Systems


226 Thick Bed Mortar gauged with 3701 Mortar Admix produces a shock resistant, fortified thick-bed mortar for use in "Extra Heavy Duty" tile and paver installations. It is particularly well suited to installation where heavy vehicular or mass transit traffic is expected. 

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - A factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 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 - A specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes. Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural

View/download the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installation System brochure.

Are you getting ready to start a project?
Contact us about your next project or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Pafu and PappaRich Project



The team from Express Tiling recently completed this project at Pafu and PappaRich at Southern Cross Station Melbourne, VIC. The project features a granite tiled ceiling using LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive.

LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a two component, high strength epoxy adhesive. Engineered, formulated and optimised for the spot bonding fixing method of installing tile and stone on vertical surfaces. LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C. Interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, ceilings and soffits.

Key Features
  • Fast Permanent Bond - 45 minutes to 1 hour set time
  • Easy to Use - 1:1 mixing ratio by volume
  • Non-Staining - ideal for white and light coloured marbles, other stones and tiles
  • Withstands shock and vibration
  • Durable permanent bond, will not deteriorate over time
  • Safe - no solvents
  • Non-Sag - when applied up to 25 mm thick
Read more product information here. 

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.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Stone & Tile Centre Mornington


Stone & Tile Centre in Mornington, VIC, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock or give them a call!

Address: 25 Carbine Way, Mornington VIC 3931 
Tel: (03) 5975 6599
Email: 
info@stoneandtile.com.au

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

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. 

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

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Training at Amber Coffs Harbour



Recently Craig Hunter, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, spent time providing hands on training for installers and the team at Amber Coffs Habour with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications. Read more product information here.

For more information or to arrange training for your team, contact us on 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

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

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Bellingen Streetscape Project - Stage 2





Recently we shared in the completion of Stage 1 of the the Bellingen streetscape upgrade in NSW. Stage 2 is now underway for the Bellingen Shire Council. The 600m2 project features quartz cobblestone and LATICRETE materials, supplied by Amber Coffs Harbour.

LATICRETE materials used include: 
  • 254 Platinum - 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. 
  • 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. 


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.