Friday, 24 November 2017

Head In To Tilers Trade Centre Today!

Tilers Trade Centre in Kuluin, QLD, 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, including HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane.

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 rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. 

Drop in and visit the friendly team at Tilers Trade Centre:
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 or visit

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

The team from LATICRETE Australia send warm Thanksgiving wishes to all our customers, friends and colleagues who celebrate in this day. 

May your day be filled with blessings and joy!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Streetscape Underway!

Jason and Mick of Affective Bricklaying are busy installing 600m2 of 100x100mm black granite cobble from 
Sareen Stone for a streetscape for Wollongong council, NSW.  The team are using 211 Crete Filler Power with 4237 Latex Admix for installation, grouting with 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, and sealing with STONETECH Heavy Duty External Sealer.
  • 211 Crete Filler Power - 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 Admix - 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.
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - A polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • STONETECH® Heavy Duty Exterior Sealer - A solvent based, natural look sealer which offers heavy duty protection, water repellency and weather resistance to natural stone and masonry surfaces. 

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

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

LATICRETE Australia Holiday Schedule

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the holidays - Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or ReceivingLast Shipping and Business Day for 2017 and when LATICRETE Australia will Re-open for business in 2018

Click here to view/download the 2017 LATICRETE Australia Holiday Schedule

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us - Call 1800 331 012, email: or chat with your LATICRETE Sales Rep.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Residential Projects Made Easy

This residential bathroom project in Brisbane, QLD, was recently completed by K Tiling + Stone for Ollington Group. Kurt and his team from K Tiling + Stone chose to use LATICRETE materials to install the 600x300mm rectified porcelain floor tiles, and 100x200mm subway floor-to-ceiling wall tiles. 

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. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product is also provided to facilitate the selection of appropriate materials. Click here to view/download the Residential Tile & Stone Installation 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.

Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep or Architectural Specialist about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Industry Profile: Don Macdonald - "More Artworks Follow"

The Garden Scene

Water Feature Urn

The Optic Pool

St Thomas More Icon

The Shields Street Heart Mosaic Project is a three dimensional Australian Indigenous public artwork commissioned by Cairns Regional Council and installed by Don Macdonald and The Orchid Group^ team.   

To secure such a project required not only a high level of mosaic competency but also a depth of experience in completing mosaic artworks and especially three dimensional works.

Last time we saw how a project disaster was the catalyst for Don to meet art dealer Keith Murphy and to produce a series of Indigenous mosaic artworks. This week we see how previous experiences gained by the team were ultimately required to complete the Cairns project.

Two major artworks, the St Thomas More Icon and the Garden Scene artwork provided the team with the fundamental experience in developing techniques to deal with the very tiny hand-cut slivers that are inherent in a hand-cut mosaic artwork.  Additionally, these two artworks provided valuable experience in using LATAPOXY® SP-100 and SPECTRALOCK® both of which would be essential elements of the Cairns project. As well as artistic experience the team gained valuable technical experience from two other complex three dimensional projects, the Optic Pool and Water Feature Urn. Click here to read the full story. 

Next time, "The Tender " - The skills required to bid for the Cairns Project.

Contact us on 1800 331 012 for technical support, arrange a demo, free samples, a trade event, or to discuss your next project or contact us here.

^The Orchid Group is also known as Symmetry Mosaics.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

LATICRETE Digital Marketing Guidebook

Created by LATICRETE exclusively for our customers and partners! Whether just starting out or experienced in digital marketing, our free 35-page guidebook, “How to Supercharge Your Digital Marketing Strategy” will provide you with practical, industry-relevant knowledge to help educate you and grow your business.

It will walk you through:
  • SEO Best Practices
  • Website Strategies
  • Content Creation
  • Social Media
  • Content Promotion (free and paid)
  • Measurement and Analysis

View/Download the guidebook here.

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