Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Want to Know More about StainProof Grout?!



Reuben Craig, LATICRETE Australia QLD, Technical Sales Rep will be demonstrating LATICRETE SPECTRALOCK® -  the "StainProof Grout" -  at Universal Home Improvements in Pialba, QLD on Thursday8th August!

We encourage you to join us for an educational demonstration regarding Making More Money & Preventing Grout Problems ! This event will be well worth your attending.

Where: Universal Home Improvements.
Address: 26 Boat Harbour Drive, Pialba.
Date: Thursday, 8th August.
Time: 3.30pm for 4.00pm start.

View and take part in a hands-on demonstration of SPECTRALOCK StainProof grout. Available in 40 colours with design options of metallic Dazzle accents and "Glow-In-The-Dark" enhancements.

Click here for more information on SPECTRALOCK "StainProof" grout. Call us on 1800 331 012  or email us here for more information, request FREE samples or arrange a FREE demo or a Trade Event!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Join Us - Introduction to LATICRETE Pool & Spa Installation System




Educational Afternoon @ The Pool Tile Co. Pty Ltd - Friday, 9th August



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.

At this Knowledge Exchange we will discuss the LATICRETE Systems approach for the installation of tile and stone in and around Pools & Spas. We will also review LATICRETE comprehensive warranties.

Date: Friday, 9th August
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Address: The Pool Tile Co.
Unit 3 75 Longland Street, Newstead
Tel: 0423 603 842

Come join LATICRETE for an informative afternoon! Contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 for more information, email us here - request FREE samples or arrange a FREE demo!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Our New LATAFLEX Gold Bag!






LATICRETE® LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive 

New 20kg Bag!


We continue to introduce our new LATICRETE packaging with our LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive.

Look for our new LATAFLEX Gold bag design - Coming soon to a stockiest near you!  
Call or email us and we'll provide you a few "No Charge" bags of LATICRETE
LATAFLEX Gold.

This isn't good as gold, this is the GOLD!

Call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au for more information.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Join Us @ Amber Port Macquarie, NSW 1/8/2013!!!



Want to Save Time in Labour & Make $$$?!

Joe Tabone, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep will be at the Town Green Inn, Port Macquarie on Thursday, 1st August demonstrating:

LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - click here for more information.
LATICRETE HYDRO BAN waterproofing membrane - click here for more information.
LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Mortar - click here for more information.

Ask Joe about our available warranties! Or how about,  how LATICRETE products can help YOU Sell More Dollars Per Square Metre!

Date: 1 August 2013
Where: Town Green Inn
Address: 4 Horton Street, Port Macquarie
Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm

RSVP: Brian on 02 6581 5066!

Bring the invitation & get FREE Products & a FREE Door Prize Entry!

Friday, 26 July 2013

New Product to hit the Market 1/8/2013!!!




New Water Dispersion and DUST LOCK™ Technology


LATICRETE® 4-XLT is a multi-use, polymer fortified adhesive built on the new LATICRETE Water Dispersion Technology (WDT) platform. WDT provides for the complete dispersion of water within the mix allowing users to quickly and easily achieve the desired application consistency. LATICRETE 4-XLT offers tremendous utility including non-sag wall installations as well as non slump medium bed build up of up to 19 mm and thin-set applications on floors.

In addition LATICRETE 4-XLT features LATICRETE DUST LOCK™ Technology. This unique way of manufacturing our adhesives dramatically reduces mess both during transportation of the product as well as during mixing. Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4922.1 as a C1TS1 classification adhesive. Click here for more information.

Can we interest you in FREE sample bags?! 

Contact us by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here to obtain your FREE sample!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

All the way from Greece!

Mosaic artists from around the world attending a mosaic workshop in Greece

An email from a very grateful mosaic artist, Sonia King, sent to our GM, Henry B Rothberg:


Hi Henry,

A big thank you to everyone at Laticrete for sending the white Multimax to Greece for the workshop.  A whole group of mosaic artists from around the world are now singing the praises of Laticrete!  And special thanks to Marilyn who was tireless as the package worked it's way through Greek customs!

My workshop in England is in a couple of weeks and I've already had emails from the other instructor and a few students about looking forward to working with Laticrete product :-)

Below is the class pic from the Greece workshop, outside our lovely studio on Paros.  It's a truly international group.

I'll try to get as good a pic as this from the England workshop!

Many thanks. 
Sonia King
Mosaic Artist

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack




LATICRETE® 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive


LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a superior crack prevention and sound isolation adhesive. Independently tested to ANSI A118.12 specification for crack isolation for ceramic tile and stone installations and independently tested to ASTM E2179 and ASTM E492 for impact sound isolation. 

LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a single component adhesive which takes the place of costly time consuming membrane or mat systems by allowing for faster, more effective tile or stone installations.

Click here for more product info & to watch a YouTube installation video !

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for your FREE sample!Request a demo or arrange a Trade Event by clicking here or call us on Free Call: 1800 331 012.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

LATICRETE Continue to Build in Australia

LATICRETE Australia, National Sales Manager, Adam Marks with his wife Teresa.



As part of the LATICRETE commitment to growth in Australia Adam Marks has been appointed as the LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager.

Adam brings to the LATICRETE Australian team a wide range of skills and experience.

He is a tile industry veteran with a successful track record as a Laticrete field Technical Sales Representative in the United States. Adam was born in Canada and worked for 15 years as a tile contractor – using a wide range of industry products including Laticrete prior to joining the Laticrete team in 2007.

Adam gained tile & construction industry experience as a Contractor and Project Manager in both Vancouver Canada and Wilmington North Carolina where he organised sales and multiple installation crews.

Adam’s position as the LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager is a challenge which he clearly relishes. He was quoted as saying "I am excited about this new adventure in my tile and stone career. LATICRETE Australia is ready and committed to providing innovative, industry leading highly productive tile & stone installation materials. The LATICRETE Advantage - From the LATICRETE Full Line of Products, Technical Service Support, incredible customer service and local Australian production to the growing LATICRETE field representation. We look forward to helping architects, tilers and tile shops address the tile industry's needs."

Monday, 22 July 2013

Interested in a Free Program?!



Join a Platimum Club

Tilers Express is an Australian specialist distributor of the World's leading brands of tiles and stone adhesive systems, waterproofing and building product admixes. With trade warehouse locations in Southbank Victoria, as well as Coorparoo and Brendale in Queensland, our premium outlets offer the tradesman a diverse range of trade products including professional quality installation tools, diamond tip cutting equipment and machinery supplying to the professional building, maintenance and installation contractor.

Call Rohan ! 0400 828 300 or rohan@tilersexpress.com.au. FREE program to join ! And incredible benefits ! Or visit http://www.tilers-express.com.au

Friday, 19 July 2013

Midyear Sales Meeting - Day 1!

Our GM, Henry B Rothberg opening the Midyear Sales Meeting.
Adam Marks (National Sales Manager) & Reuben Craig demonstrating ....?
Business Manager, Emma Tschannen running through the business aspects.


Midyear LATICRETE Sales Meeting

Day 1 of the LATICRETE Australian Sales Meeting was very informative and exciting! 
The Australian team were introduced to new products (keep an eye's & ear's open!), sales tools and it was also the first day for Adam Marks, as the National Sales Manager for Australia.  Welcome on board Adam!

Keep an eye out for the events of Day 2...

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Knowledge Exchange in QLD with a Difference - 9/8/2013!



Educational Afternoon @ The Pool Tile Co. Pty Ltd - Friday, 9th August



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.

At this Knowledge Exchange we will discuss a LATICRETE Systems approach for the installation of tile and stone in and around Pools & Spas. We will also review LATICRETE comprehensive warranties.

Date: Friday, 9th August
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Where: The Pool Tile Co.
Address: Unit 3 75 Longland Street, Newstead
Tel: 0423 603 842

Come join LATICRETE for an informative afternoon! Contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 for more information, email us here - request FREE samples or arrange a FREE demo!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Mosaic Artists & LATICRETE GTA




Artist, author and teacher Bonnie Fitzgerald talks about why she loves working with Laticrete Glass Tile Adhesive. Click here to view the video.  Click here for more info on Laticrete GTA.
Click here to view our July - Tile Shop Promo.
Click here to view our July - Tiler Promo.

Click here to contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more info, or contact us by calling 1800 331 012.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Spotted on a Job Site!





LATICRETE Spotted on a Pool Job Site in QLD

Nick Collett, QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep was recently at the job site in Hendra, QLD offering assistance, guidance and technical support. 

For this pool project, the following LATICRETE products have been used:

LATICRETE® 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, for the pool render - click here for product info.
LATICRETE® 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, for the adhesive - click here for product info.
PERMACOLOR®, for the grout - click here for product info.

Call Free Call: 1800 331 012 to contact your local LATICRETE Rep for FREE samples, request a demo or discuss a project, alternatively click here to contact us.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Have You Booked the Date?!






Knowledge Exchange @ Tilers Trade Shop, Friday - 19 July!




Join Nick Collett, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep for a informative afternoon and let him show you how LATICRETE products will save your time and money!

Nick will be demonstrating the NEW LATICRETE 4-XLT thin bed and medium bed adhesive and LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive

LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a highly productive, fast to install superior performance crack prevention and sound insolation adhesive. This single component adhesive takes the place of costly time consuming membrane or mat systems and allowing for faster, more efficient tile or stone installations.

So come say hello to Nick - Get to see the NEW LATICRETE 4-XLT being demonstrated - This product will be launched to the market in August ! 

Let LATICRETE be your preferred choice, in helping you save time and money!

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Where: Tilers Trade Shop
Address: 14/38 Eastern Service Rd, Stapylton
Tel: 07 3801 8805

Call 1800 331 012 for more information on LATICRETE Products, Request FREE samples or arrange a FREE trade morning or afternoon - or email us here!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Stage 2 - Adults Pool Underway in Emerald!






Emerald Pools Project Update - 50m Pool!



We had previously blogged about Stage 1 of this project on 11 December 2012 and 7 May 2013.

With Stage 2 currently underway, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Nick Collett recently went to Emerald and did a pool site inspection on the project.

LATICRETE products used in Stage 2 of this pool project are:
LATICRETE® 3701 Mortar Admix - click here for more product info.
LATICRETE® 226 Thick Bed Mortar - click here for more product info.
LATICRETE® 290 Super Floor & Wall Thin-Set Adhesive - click here for more product info.
SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - click here for more product info.

For more about our products, FREE samples or a demo contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 or click here to contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

LATICRETE is for Life!




LATICRETE® Warranties!

When selecting the tile and stone installation system for your project, consider the value and peace of mind that a LATICRETE warranty can bring!

LATICRETE provides comprehensive commercial and residential warranty programs. 

However, our best guarantee is our 50 years of experience with industrial, commercial and residential installations in every imaginable climate around the world. 

Click here to view and download our Comprehensive Tile & Stone Installation System Warranties brochure! Click here for our Corporate Specification Program. 

Call us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 or email us here! Talk to us about your projects and how ask how LATICRETE can help YOU !

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Underwater Submersion Systems


Jade Mountain, Anse Chastenet Resort, Castries, St. Lucia


LATICRETE Pool & Spa Systems


LATICRETE® Underwater Submersion 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 system is resistant to chemicals, shock treatment, 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 & to download our Pool & Spa Tile Brochure.

Contact us on 1800 331 012 for more information. Click here to request your FREE product samples, demo or arrange a trade event!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

OzMosaics Used LATICRETE for Dedicated Mural In Theodore









Mosaic Mural - Juction Park, Theodore, QLD



Click here to read about this amazing, two sided mosaic mural project in Junction Park, Theodore, by Sandy Robertson from OzMosaics. This special project has been on the radio, in newspapers, blogs to Facebook! 

Taken from OzMosaics blog: "OzMosaics is very grateful to Laticrete Australia for their ongoing advice, support of the art of mosaics, professional advice and donation of Laticrete materials for this project."

LATICRETE is proud to have been a sponsor for this special project, as the residents in Theodore had to be evacuated in the 2011 floods!

LATICRETE products used in this dedicated mural are: 
HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing membrane - click here for product info.
LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive - click here for product info.
PERMACOLOR® Grout - Midnight Black, Grey and White - click here for product info.
LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - White - click here for product info.
LATICRETE 335 Rapid Premium Flexible Adhesive - Grey - click here for product info.

Contact your local LATCRETE Technical Sales Rep by calling 1800 331 012 & request FREE samples, demos or talk to us about your project, or contact us here!

Congrats Sandy on such a very special mosaic mural! Its absolutely LatiPerfect!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Trade Afternoon - Friday 19 July




Knowledge Exchange @ Tilers Trade Shop, Friday - 19 July!



Join Nick Collett, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep for a informative afternoon and let him show you how LATICRETE products will save your time and money!

Nick will be demonstrating the NEW LATICRETE 4-XLT thin bed and medium bed adhesive and LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive

LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a highly productive, fast to install superior performance crack prevention and sound insolation adhesive. This single component adhesive takes the place of costly time consuming membrane or mat systems and allowing for faster, more efficient tile or stone installations.

So come say hello to Nick - Get to see the NEW LATICRETE 4-XLT being demonstrated - This product will be launched to the market in August ! 

Let LATICRETE be your preferred choice, in helping you save time and money!

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Address: Tilers Trade Shop
14/38 Eastern Service Rd, Stapylton
Tel: 07 3801 8805

Call Free Call 1800 331 012 for more information on LATICRETE Products, Request FREE samples or arrange a FREE trade morning or afternoon - or email us here!

Friday, 5 July 2013

The Meaning of TEAM


"Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress. 
Working together is success."
- Henry Ford


Are you an Effective Team Player?!  Answer the questions to find out!

Ten Qualities of an Effective Team Player
1.      Demonstrates reliability - You can count on a reliable team member who gets work done and does his fair share to work hard and meet commitments.
2.      Communicates constructively - Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others and for the work of the team.
3.      Listens actively - Good listeners are essential for teams to function effectively.
4.      Functions as an active participant - Good team players are active participants. They come prepared for team meetings and listen and speak up in discussions.
5.      Shares openly and willingly - Good team players share. They're willing to share information, knowledge, and experience.
6.      Cooperates and pitches in to help - Cooperation is the act of working with others and acting together to accomplish a job.
7.      Exhibits flexibility - Teams often deal with changing conditions — and often create changes themselves. Good team players roll with the punches; they adapt to ever-changing situations.
8.      Shows commitment to the team - Strong team players care about their work, the team, and the team's work.
9.      Works as a problem-solver  - Teams, of course, deal with problems. Sometimes, it appears, that's the whole reason why a team is created — to address problems.
10.   Treats others in a respectful and supportive manner - Team players treat fellow team members with courtesy and consideration — not just some of the time but consistently.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Some Tilers Have It Good!



LATICRETE Australia, General Manager, Henry Rothberg received the following email with the attached images:

Henry,

Something for your blog.
Working on a project in Napili,Maui.
Our mobile office and the view. 

Isaac Homza
Higher Standard Tile & Stone
www.higherstandardtile.com
808.214.4364
Hawaii State Director NTCA (National Tile Contractor’s Assoc.)

Thanks Isaac for sharing! You can always really on HYDRO BAN®, in more ways than one!

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. Flood tested in 2 hours! Click here for more info & to watch an installation video!

Want a FREE sample of HYDRO BAN?!  Contact us on Free Call: 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

LatiBaby


Gorgeous baby Kathryn Rasmussen on her LATICRETE baby blanket.

Thank you Scott Rasmussen from Cinajus Stone, for allowing us to share the photo of your gorgeous baby girl!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Pool Project Underway!

LATICRETE Products Spotted!

How many LATICRETE products can you spot?



LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Joe Tabone submitted these photos on a project which is currently under way.

LATICRETE products used for the installation of this pool project are:
LATICRETE® 4237 Latex Additive - click here for more product info.
LATICRETE® 290 Super Floor & Wall Thin-Set Adhesive - click here for more product info.
PERMACOLOR™ Grout for the walls & floor - click here for more product info.
SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout used for the waterline tile - click here for more product info & watch a video!

Click here to contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep to discuss our products - Request FREE samples or arrange a FREE demo! Call us on Free Call: 1800 331 012.


Project: Maroubra Seals Pool Retile 
Builder: Wright Pools
Address: 212-220 Marine PDE Maroubra NSW 2035