Thursday, 31 January 2013

Unexpected Visitor!

Some entertainment was had at LATICRETE Australia, Head Office yesterday - or not!!
Kerrod Harvey had a surprise of an unexpected and an extra long visitor in his office.

With all the wet weather and flooding around us, its only natural we will have unexpected visitors.

We terribly sorry Kerrod - its not that we don't like you, we just didn't want to visit you until the "snake man" came to visit.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Work Hard & Play Hard

LATICRETE Australia, Technical Sales Representatives, Alex Kralefski and Nick Collett taking some time out after their hectic day in the office, in the USA with Henry B. Rothberg.

After their day out, Alex now thinks he is a cowboy and Nick is wanting to join the rodeo! 
Sorry it break it you - but you just dont have what it takes to be a cowboy or a Rodeo dude!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Come Say Hello to LATICRETE at Major Event

Surfaces - The leading floor covering industry event, brings together thousands of retailers, distributors, installers, designers and home builders for three days of face-to-face networking, education and product sourcing.

Held annually in Las Vegas, NV, Surfaces brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, services and technologies. Surfaces also offers an unrivaled educational program and networking opportunities focused on increasing business opportunities and driving sales.

Come see us at Surfaces - Booth B3831. Click here to visit the Surfaces website for additional info –

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Happy Australia Day!

LATICRETE Australia wishes our customers, family and friends a very
happy and safe 2013 Australia Day

Friday, 25 January 2013

Nick & Alex Visit Texas, USA

Nick Collett & Alex Kralefski taking a breather  
Bob Duke, Laticrete SPD group Western Regional Manager
Alex and Nick breezing through the demo on SpectraLOCK "StainProof"

From Left: Marco Melara Texas Plant Manager - leading a plant tour 
of the Laticrete 9,000 M2 plant in Dallas to observe the plant and the 
automated thinset production line

Alex and Nick watching a demo on Self Levelling Underlayment

LATICRETE Australia Technical Sales Rep, Nick Collett and Alex Kralefski are currently in Texas, USA. 

Henry B. Rothberg together with Team LATICRETE are passionate about our products and service. We maintain our passion by ensuring our LATICRETE Technical Sales Representatives are continuously upskilled on our materials, to ensure our service is of the highest standards. 

Our mission is to maintain our global leadership in high quality, innovative installation systems for ceramic tile and stone.

We are committed to providing Innovative Tile and Stone Installation Systems... what can we help you with?

Click here to contact a LATICRETE Technical Sales Representative or call 1800 331 012. 

Thursday, 24 January 2013

OzMosaics - Absolutely Dazzling!

3 Pool Wall Murals by Sandy Robertson from OzMosaics



Mosaic Mural - Pool Wall
Tesserae:  Dynasty Smalti glass , porcelain mosaic tile, mirror, copper glass tile, LATICRETE *shimmer copper glitter
Design: Sandra Roberson
Installation location:  Brisbane, Australia
Brief: Design, fabricate and install 3 mosaic murals to complement mosaic patterned pool wall tile.
Colours:  Cream, white, green, copper, fudge brown, caramel
Size:  50 x 50 cm
Substrate: Cement Sheeting
Adhesives:  **Epoxy, Grout - LATICRETE Australia
Sealers:  DTA, Slate Sealer
Tiles / Tesserae - All material sourced/supplied from OzMosaics Studio Store

*SpectraLOCK Dazzle Copper
** SpectraLOCK Pro Grout; SpectraLOCK Dazzle

Read more on OzMosaics websiteOzMosaics Mosaic Art & Craft Specialists 

Click here for more information on LATICRETE SprectraLOCK PRO Grout and SpectraLOCK Dazzle.
Click here to contact a LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep or contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Noosa Pool - Work in Progress

Above photo's are from a project in Noosaville, Noosa. The tile contractor is Yann Perrot from Layed 'Em All. LATICRETE SprectraLOCK is being used to grout the mosaics and was purchased through Ceramica Senio in Noosa -
LATICRETE® SpectraLOCK® PRO Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.

LATICRETE 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, LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications. 
Click here for more information on SprectraLOCK or contact a LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep here or call Free Call: 1800 331 012.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Linear Drain Detailed

Linear Drains
Instead of the use of a traditional PVC membrane or copper or lead metal pan in a shower this modern Stainless Steel metal flanged drain design is engineered to work with LATICRETE Hydro Ban seamless liquid applied waterproofing membrane.  After the drain is installed in place a double layer of HydroBan liquid is applied to provide a seamless watertight installation.  The HydroBan liquid waterproofing membrane is applied to the walls and floors of the shower. The Hydro Ban bonds directly to the metal drain body.Fast, easy and productive to install.

Click here for additional information or to watch the video on LATICRETE Hydro Ban Linear Drains.


Monday, 21 January 2013

Interesting Stone Brochure

Interesting Stone Brochure

East West Stone recommends LATICRETE

East West Stone offers "exquisite stone flooring, landscaping and veneer products that bring together two distant cultures — traditional Asian craftsmanship and contemporary Western home design." 
Click here for more information regarding East West Stone.
Click here for more information regarding LATICRETE MVIS products for the installation of East West Stone.

Friday, 18 January 2013

“Arroyo” accepted into Mosaic Arts Int.

Arroyo at UT Austin Selected for 2013 Mosaic Arts International

The above installation "Arroyo" by Julie Richey, copyright Julie Richey Mosaics, LLC.
Location: Holland Family Student Centre, Jackson School of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin. Photos by Chris Caselli.

Recently installed, mosaic is one of 44 to be featured at Tacoma Glass Museum in April, 2013.
The artist was quoted as saying "We loved using the LATICRETE One Step Method and that LATICRETE Technical Reps were on hand to give advice, counsel and free buckets!"

Julie Richey

Subscribe to the Julie Richey Mosaics newsletter - click here.

Read the first issue of Julie's newsletter - click here

Thursday, 17 January 2013

"River of Life"

"River of Life"

Message from the Mosaic Artist:

Hi Henry,

Here are four images of another project called the "River of Life" floor mosaic located in the main lobby of the Acute Care Pavilion at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Laticrete products used were: HydroBan, Platinum 254, and PermaColor in black.  Gerard Meyer* was very helpful at the planning stage of this project.
I use only Laticrete and have done so for 20 years now. 
Cheers Again,
Kim Emerson
Kim Emerson Mosaics, LLC
San Diego, CA
(619) 379-1123

* Gerard Meyer is one of our local Laticrete Technical Sales Reps in the field in Southern California.  Need technical support or service or someone to visit your jobsite ?  Call or email us !

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

"Marisa the Magical Bird"

"Marisa the Magical Bird"

Message received from the Mosaic Artist:

Dear Henry,

I hope that this email finds you doing great during this holiday
season.  May this be the best year EVER for you your family and for
everyone always!

I have finally had a moment to catch my breath this last week and
realized that I should send you some images of some of my recent
work.  I use only Laticrete and have done so for 20 years now.  These
images are of "Marisa the Magical Bird" located at Rady Children's
Hospital in San Diego.  *I will send a second email of the "River of
Life" also at the same location.

Thank you!  Enjoy!

Best Regards,

Kim Emerson
Kim Emerson Mosaics, LLC
San Diego, CA
(619) 379-1123

*Keep an eye on our blog to see the mosaic art on "River of Life" 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Award Winning Builder Uses LATICRETE

Note the hanging ability where the stones are missing

Brad McLachlan Homes are constructing a new display home on the Sunshine Coast.
Adbri Masonry have supplied a Hawaiian Lava Stone Veneer called "Pahoihoi" for Eldorado Stone. 

The full LATICRETE Masonry Veneers Installation System (MVIS) was used on the project. 

LATICRETE MVIS provides the solution by offering a comprehensive quality controlled installation system. Utilising proven materials, LATICRETE 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.

This is a multi award winning home builder!!

Click here for more information on LATICRETE MVIS and to watch a video, alternatively call our Technical Sales Representatives on 1800 331 012 or click here to email them directly.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Bathroom Renovation

Old bathtub out and new tiled shower with linear drain, bench seat and niche in !
LATICRETE Hydro Ban shower components. A comprehensive shower system from the grout to the tile adhesive to the waterproof membrane to the drain to the bench seat to the niche. All covered by a comprehensive LATICRETE System warranty.  Read more, click here & here.

Contact our LATICRETE Technical Sales Representatives on Free Call 1800 331 012 or click here to email us directly.