Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Getting ready to DAZZLE™ 2014?!


As we say goodbye to 2013, we get the opportunity to DAZZLE our way into 2014! And there is certainly no better way than doing it with SPECTRALOCK® Grout DAZZLE™.

A unique design component, SPECTRALOCK Grout DAZZLE adds metallic and "Glow-In-The-Dark" enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout. These high-end design elements offer limitless imaginative applications. 

Use DAZZLE on walls and floors. Add a metallic look to plain tile and stone. Accentuate metallic tiles, glass tiles, mosaics, stone and listellos with Dazzling colour combinations. Use DAZZLE in your pools and spas. Use Glow in your bathrooms, hallways and entryways. For use in interior and exterior applications on floors and walls. Click here for more information and view an installation video.

Contact us to request your FREE sample! Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 30 December 2013

You Can Count on LATAPOXY!

Productive Work at Infinity Portside Wharf, QLD!

The above job was re-done with LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive after the first tiler used an inferior adhesive for a facade!

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 arears, walls, ceilings and soffits. Click here for more information and watch an interesting installation video.

This repair was done by Tilecorp Pty Ltd. using their LATAPOXY 310 Cordless Mixer - click here for more information.

Contact us here or call 1800 331 012 for more information or get to discuss a project with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep.

Friday, 27 December 2013

LATICRETE Featured in ProjectLink

Australian Project Spotlight: John Leak Monument

An extract from the above Project Spotlight: 

"The entire monument was an artistic creation consisting of thousands of colourful mosaic tiles held together by The LATICRETE® System. LATICRETE materials were provided by Sandy Robertson of OzMosaics, also a mosaic artist, whose tour de force mosaic performance a few years ago for the Australia Zoo (in honour of Steve Irwin) also depended solely on LATICRETE installation products. 

LATICRETE®  Hydro Ban®  was used to seal and waterproof the concrete base. The artists selected this product because being situated on the riverfront in Rockhampton, the monument with its mosaics needed to be flood-proof. "We selected LATICRETE PermaColor™ Grout mixed with LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive. These products had come highly recommended from Sandy Robertson of OzMosaics," added Hills.

"LATICRETE Hydro Ban was extremely easy to apply and had great coverage. Apart from providing a great waterproofing membrane, it also provided an even base for the application of the mosaics. LATICRETE PermaColor Grout mixed with LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive also
were very easy to use. We used a couple of different coloured grouts to complement the key features in the mosaic; they blended together really well," continued Hills." 

Click on the link to read the full Project Spotlight article on ProjectLink: http://www.projectlink.com.au/news/laticrete-project-spotlight-john-leak-monument-australia

For more information on LATICRETE products used on this project:
  • HYDRO BAN - click here and view an installation video.
  • LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive - click here.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout - click here and view an installation video.
Contact us here to arrange your FREE samples. Contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 for more information or speak to your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep.

Tel: 07 3847 4873

Thursday, 26 December 2013

LATICRETE Used on Tallest Building

Corporate Company Used LATICRETE

Project Snapshot, by Ron Treister:
Devon Energy, an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, is one of North America’s larger processors of natural gas liquids. In 2010, construction began on the new, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, located in Oklahoma City, OK. To say this project was a highly ambitious undertaking would be a major understatement. 

At 52 stories, the 259m tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma City; its six-story rotunda and podium structure amass over 1,800,000 square feet. The structure has auditoriums, classrooms, offices, reflecting pools and a “transparent wall” allowing people to actually see the lobby from the outside. There is a garden wing, a park, a health club and a 10-story attached parking garage. The tower is connected to the Concord Hotel, also owned by Devon. Most importantly, the building will offer a cutting-edge environment for 3,000 Devon Energy employees. 

Click here to continue reading about this project, the phenomenal service LATICRETE provided and which LATICRETE products that were used on the tallest building project. 

Contact us to discuss your next project by clicking here, or contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep by calling 1800 331 012.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

To all of our Customers, Colleagues and Friends.

Team LATICRETE wishes you a
very Merry Christmas! 

May your day be blessed with heaps of fun, food, family and friends!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

What a Wall!

Awesome Looking Wall

Joe Tabone, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep was on the job site and sent us these photo's. What a great looking wall!

Salsa Tiling used Eco Stone and MVIS Veneer Mortar on this 30m2 featured wall at a private residence at Bondi, NSW.

Masonry Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. A high performance mix provides maximum non-sag performance for vertical installations and also obtains maximum bond strength to the substrate and selected veneers. Click here for more information and to view a YouTube installation video.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample of MVIS Veneer Mortar? Contact us 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Salsa Tiling
Contact: Ronnie
Tel: 0418 664 920

Monday, 23 December 2013

LATICRETE® Used on Gold Coast Project

Project Underway on the Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD.

LATICRETE products used on this 300m2 project are:

  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - click here for more details.
  • HYDRO BAN® used as a crack suppression - click here for more details.
  • Porcelain tiles grouted with PERMACOLOR® Grout - click here for more details.
All LATICRETE products were purchased from Brims Twin Towns Sand & Gravel a long time LATICRETE stockist.

Contact us to arrange your FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Brims Twin Towns Sand & Gravel

Friday, 20 December 2013

2013 Stock Take!

Adam Marks, National Sales Manager with his children preparing breakfast
Production Manager Jamie Young, Reuben Craig, QLD Technical
Sales Rep and Lester Karklis, Admin Officer counting stock
External Auditor with Dave Knox, Production Supervisor
Business Manager, Emma Tschannen and Administration Officer,
Annie Harvey,never to busy to help!
Adam Marks, Nick Collett and birthday boy,
Kerroyd Harvey counting...counting...counting
Glenn Mannix, NSW Technical Sales Rep so busy counting

Tahlee Van Gool and Glenn Mannix stop for a quick smile

Joe Tabone, NSW Technical Sales Rep preparing
the BBQ for breakfast
Big smiles from Wally Van Gool,  LATICRETE NSW
With tummy's full, it turned out to be a busy but productive stock take for all the teams at LATICRETE Australia. 

All locations will be closed from: Monday 23 December. LATICRETE Australia will reopen for regular business, on Monday 6 January 2014.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

New Packaging Bag Coming Soon

LATAFLEX Silver Adhesive 

Keep a watchful eye out for our new bag. Spot it, take a photo and email it to marketing@laticrete.com.au for a FREE t-shirt!

LATAFLEX Silver Adhesive is an economical polymer modified, bagged, cementitious thin-set powder to be mixed only with water using the thin-set method of installation.
Designed for interior and exterior floor and wall installations of all types of ceramic tiles, porcelain tile and stone over concrete, exterior glue plywood and a variety of substrates. Click here for more information.
Can we interest you in a few FREE samples? Contact us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Crown Pools Choose LATICRETE

Pool Project Underway 

Crown Pools and Spas, a pool builder in Kippa Ring choose LATICRETE® 4237-211 grey as the adhesive and PERMACOLOR® as the grout. LATICRETE products that were used in this project, were bought from The Pool Tile Company in Newstead, QLD.

LATICRETE 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. Also for use with Portland cement to make slurry bond coats for mortar beds and with thin set adhesives to give improved performance and longer open time. Click here for more information.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample?

Contact us for more information about our products and our services by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here for your FREE sample!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Customised Gooma Stone & MVIS Brochure!

Wyllie Tiles - Gooma Stone Installation MVIS Brochure

The newly created LATICRETE and Wyllie Tiles brochure has all the products for installing Gooma Stone.

The increase in popularity of adhered masonry veneer facades has left the industry absent of suitable installation materials and detailed specifications - LATICRETE has the answer!
Our proven technology will provide a permanent, high strength installation that is freeze/thaw stable and protects from water intrusion.

Installation of masonry veneers is typically performed with on-site mortar mixes that are subject to large variations in quality and performance. Whether over concrete or masonry substrates, installations usually include metal lath and most often provide inadequate protection from the weather resulting in water intrusion and also delamination of the veneer. Difficult to use and very time consuming to prepare, these systems are not engineered as complete wall systems and therefore do not offer warranties from a reliable source that will stand behind the installation.

The LATICRETE MVIS system is also verified through independent testing to perform equally to code approved conventional lath and plaster installation systems for adhered masonry veneers.

MVIS provides the solution by offering a comprehensive quality controlled installation system. Utilising proven materials, MVIS products include a revolutionary waterproofing membrane, polymer fortified adhesives that provide non-sag performance, a scratch and brown coat mortar, a masonry pointing mortar and a 100% silicone sealant. Click here for more information, view our range of MVIS products and watch an installation video.

Click here to view or download the Wyllie Tiles - Gooma Stone Installation MVIS Brochure.

Yes - we prepare customised brochures.  Would you like one for YOUR stone or tile?

Contact us for more information on our MVIS products, request FREE samples or arrange a demo or trade event by clicking here or call 1800 331 012.

Wyllie Tiles
Hobart Store Tel: 03 6272 1233
Launceston Store Tel: 03 6326 7274
Devonport Store Tel: 03 64224 5622
Cooee Store Tel: 03 6431 4788

Monday, 16 December 2013

Holiday Schedule 2013

If you have any questions regarding LATICRETE Australia 2013 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Friday, 13 December 2013

NSW Spectacular Supermarket Secret!

Smiles from Daniel can only mean he is happy
to be using SPECTRALOCK® Pro Grout

The Secret is in the Grout! 

Joe Tabone, LATICRETE NSW, Technical Sales Rep was recently on a job site offering technical support and assistance to M&E Magellan Services, where SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout was used on 300 x 100 gloss tiles, at Coles Balgowlah.  

Daniel's smiles can only mean he is more than happy to use SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is designed for use on ceramic 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 Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains, other wet area applications and is available in 40 colours! For more information and to view an installation video, click here.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample kit?

Contact us here or call your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 for more information!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Mosaic School Project

Logan and Alison Collett proud that their Daddy's company helped with this.

Nick with his children, Logan and Alison

Mosaic Mural at St. Bernards Primary

Nick Collett, QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep was contacted by Maria Barry, a former student of Sandy Robertson from OzMosaic. As it turns out, Maria is the Arts teacher at St. Bernards Primary, the school where Nick's children go. 

Maria was enquiring about LATICRETE products for a mosaic piece the kids were working on. Nick provided all the tenchnical assistance required for the artwork.

LATICRETE gladly donated the adhesive and grout to help support the school. Various children handmade the tiles and painted original designs to this lovely piece of artwork. 

LATICRETE products used on this lovely project were: HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane, Glass Tile Adhesive and  PERMACOLOR® Grout.

Contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 and talk to us about the next project you will be working on or email us here.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Spot Bonding Article by Fred Gray

Next generation spot bonding
by Fred Gray, Laticrete Australia

"In strict terms ‘spot bonding’ is a practice that is frowned upon by many industry bodies around the world. Our own AS 3958.1 and 2 discourages spot bonding. Fred Gray of Laticrete explains that recent technological advances have produced adhesives that can be used to spot bond some products in specific environments. Fred explains how ‘spot bonding’ can work." Click here to read the full article.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

LATICRETE Products Used on Tamworth Obelisk

LATICRETE used for an Australian icon in Tamworth.

In 1888 Tamworth became the first town in Australia to provide its residents with electric street lighting. The original Tamworth power station operated for 67 years until 1983, when the Power House Hotel was built on the site.

The Obelisk was built to celebrate the history of Tamworth being the first Australian City of Lights.

LATAPOXY® 310 was used to spot bond the granite tile to the facade of the obelisk.

LATAPOXY® 310 Spot Bonding epoxy is a high performing adhesive that allows for speedy installations that will stand the test of time.  Click here for more information on LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive. 

For LATICRETE products, the team at Amber Tamworth will be more than happy to help. Call AMBER today and speak to Anthony, Jodie, Jenny or Chris and let AMBER and LATICRETE turn your project into an Australian icon!

Contact LATICRETE for more information about our products by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Amber Tamworth
Tel: 02 6762 7550
Address: 80-82 Barnes Street, Taminda, NSW

Monday, 9 December 2013

LATICRETE Technical Rep in Townsville, QLD


Make More Money & Prevent Grout Problems!

LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Reuben Craig will be in Townsville from 9-11th December !

We encourage you to allow us to visit and chat with you regarding Making More Money & Preventing Grout Problems !

LATICRETE® SPECTRALOCK® "StainProof" grout is available in 40 colours with design options of metallic Dazzle accents & Glow-in the dark. Click here for additional information on SPECTRALOCK "StainProof" grout.

For more information about our products, systems and available warranties or for Technical assistance, contact us by calling 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Friday, 6 December 2013

LATICRETE Australia 2013 Holiday Schedule

If you have any questions regarding LATICRETE Australia 2013 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Architects in Townsville, QLD

LATICRETE & World Projects!

Atlantis Palm Grand Lobby - Built to Last 
LATICRETE provides a revolutionary resource tool that is changing the way design and specification professionals specify tile and stone installation systems. This web-based LATICRETE Architectural Guidebook empowers design and specification professionals to create custom specifications based on industry standards for over 100 types of installations with just a few clicks of a mouse.

The result is a complete installation specification along with an applicable detail drawing. Both are fully editable to fit the user's exact project requirements. Specifications are also printable or exportable in a variety of electronic and hardcopy formats.

The LATICRETE Architectural Guidebook http://www.laticrete.com/ag also includes an industry reference section that allows users to reference appropriate codes, national and international standards for virtually all tile and stone applications.

Design and industry professionals across Australia and around the world rely on LATICRETE proven performance, know how, technical support and experience for their tile and stone specification needs.

Reuben Craig, LATICRETE Technical Representatives will be in Townsville from 9-11th December.  We would like Reuben to update your technical and grout selection library with an updated "StainProof Grout" colour selection tool. Please contact us to setup an appointment by calling us on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Adam Marks Interviewed in Tile Today

Adam with his wife Teresa

Issue 81, Tile Today

"LATICRETE International recently appointed Adam Marks as its Australian National Sales Manager. We talk with Adam about his background, his initial impression of our market and his prime goals." 

Click here to read the full article.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Are You In the Pool Industry in Townsville, QLD?

Jade Mountain
LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain System Brochure

The LATICRETE® Pool, Spa and Fountain System is composed of time and job proven LATICRETE tile installation products which have been successfully installed around the world for over 50 years. It provides single source responsibility for these demanding, high performance applications.

The LATICRETE System offers the latest technology in construction materials and methods, delivering superior performance.

The LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain System is resistant to pool chemicals, shock treatment and pH imbalance of water, and has the flexibility and high strength to accommodate differential movement caused by moisture expansion and drying shrinkage. Click here for more information & download our Pool and Spa Tile Brochure.

Reuben Craig, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep will be in Townsville from 9th - 11th December. Please contact us to setup an appointment by calling 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Monday, 2 December 2013

Do you Know of the Tips & Tricks?

LATICRETE Pro Tips: Removing and Replacing a Broken Tile

There is nothing worse than having a broken tile or working hard on a project and then a tile breaks! 

No need to stress - our LATICRETE Pro Tips: Removing and Replacing a Broken Tile YouTube video has all the quick tips and tricks.

December Offer - LATICRETE Stockists & Tilers!


LATAPOXY 310 SPOT-ON is a 2 component, high strength adhesive.  Hand mixed and formulated for durable, permanent installation or repair of tile, stone, concrete and masonry.


Spot bonding tile, stone, marble and granite 
Repairs chipped concrete and masonry 
Installation of soap dishes, coves and bases 
Interior and exterior 

Easy to use – cut, mix and apply 
Rapid set time – 3 to 7 minutes working time 
Fast durable and permanent bond – 60 minutes functional cure 
Superior strength – compressive strength 55 MPa 
Irritant free - No solvents/low VOCs 

Click here for more information and view an installation YouTube video!

*Click here if you are an Australian LATICRETE Stockist - obtain your FREE Counter Display with FREE Product! Call us on 1800 331 012 for more information.
* Conditions apply

Are YOU a Tiler?!

We have an incredible offer just for you. Attend a LATICRETE trade event and receive a 15% LATICRETE Rebate Offer on your next purchase. Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep here or call 1800 331 012 for more details!