Friday, 31 January 2014

Sneak Peak - Feb Promo!


LATAFLEX® Gold Adhesive & LATICRETE® 4-XLT


LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive is a superior performance polymer fortified, rubber reinforeced thin-set adhesive for installing ceramic tile and stone using the thin-bed 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 and watch an installation video.
4-XLT is a multi-use, polymer fortified adhesive mortar built on the new LATICRETE Water Dispersion Technology (WDT) platform. WDT provides for the complete dispersion of water within the mix allowing users to achieve the desired application consistency.4-XLT offers tremendous utility including non-sag wall installations, medium bed build-up of up to 19mm and thin-set applications of floors.
In addition, 4-XLT is the first product from LATICRETE to come incorporated with the new 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. 

What will our February Promo be for LATICRETE stockists? AND wondering what the Tiler promo is going to be?
Check out our blog, website and social media accounts on Monday, 3/2/2014 to find out!
Contact us for more information on our products, request FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Work has Begun!

Gold Coast, QLD



Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, QLD.


Nick Collett, QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep was onsite offering technical support and assistance as they start with the refurbishing of the existing 50m2 swimming pool at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

LATICRETE® 3701 Mortar Admix is being used in the render. This product is 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 an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural stone. Click here for more information. 

We will continue to keep you updated as this exciting project moves forward! 

For Technical support and advice on LATICRETE products, contact your local LATICRETE Technical Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Must Have Brochure!



Proven Installation Systems for Tile and Stone Applications


Our newly designed brochure is one you should absolutely have. This brochure provides a list of the available LATICRETE installation systems, that range from:
  • Wet area and continuous submersion systems
  • Vapour Reduction System
  • Self-Leveling/Underlayment System
  • HYDRO BAN® Shower Installation System
  • Commercial and Industrial Flooring Systems
  • Sound Control Systems
  • Uncoupling Systems
  • Vertical Installation Systems
  • Plaza and Deck Systems   
  • Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) 
Click here to view/download the Proven Installation Systems for Tile and Stone Applications brochure. 

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep to discuss your next project, request FREE samples, a demo, to arrange a trade event by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

HYDRO BAN® Installation Video!

video


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. Click here for more information.

Contact us to request your FREE sample or speak to your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Just to Name a Few...


LATICRETE products spotted at Amber East Maitland, NSW.


Can we interest you in FREE product samples, a trade event or how about a demo on a LATICRETE product/s?

Visit our website www.laticrete.com.au and view our wide range of available products. 

Click on the below links to view/download just a few of the LATICRETE brochures:
Product Selection Catalogue
Warranty Brochure
Reduced Thickness Porcelain Tiles Brochure
Pool, Spa and Fountains Systems Brochure
NEW brochure, "Proven Installation Systems for Tile and Stone Applications"

Contact us to discuss and arrange a trade event, demo, FREE samples or your next project and how we can help to minimise your costs in time and labour, with our innovative products for the installation of tile and stone, by calling your LATICRETE local Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Added Advantage!


The LATICRETE Advantage


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/download our Warranty brochure.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us here and talk to us about your next project/s.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Pool Project Underway in QLD

LATICRETE® LATABOND™ Spotted!

Great looking mosaics!


Awesome Looking Pool Project!


With summer in the air, there are a lot of pool projects currently underway. 

Reuben Craig, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep was recently onsite with Onshore Tiling providing technical support. 

LATICRETE products used on this project were:

  • 3701 Render - click here for more information.
  • HYDRO BAN® - click here for more information and view an installation video.
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - click here for more information and view an installation video.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - click here for more information and view an installation video.

Can we interest you in FREE samples of these products?

Click here to send us an email or contact us on Free Call 1800 331 012 for more information.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Are Stone Walls Becoming A Trend?

Spotted - MVIS Veneer Mortar


Great Looking Wall!



Joe Tabone, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep was onsite with Ronnie from Salsa Tiling who was working on a featured Eco Stone and MVIS wall at a residential residence in 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 on the MVIS product range. 

Contact us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here for more information - or to request your FREE samples!

Salsa Tiling
Website: http://www.salsatiling.com.au
Email: ronnie_salsa@hotmail.com

Monday, 20 January 2014

Are You In QLD?


Come Join us for a Trade Morning!


LATICRETE QLD, Technical Sales Rep, Nick Collett is having a Trade Morning at Brimms Twin Towns Sand & Gravel on: Wednesday 22 January 2014 @ 7.30am. 



Address: 25 Rivendell , Tweed Heads South NSW


Don't miss the demo on LATICRETE® Masonry Veneer Mortar

Let us help YOU Make More Money! More efficient materials, to materials that are easier to use AND materials that offer the end user features that are "worth paying for"!     


*Attend the Trade Morning and Get a 15% Rebate off your next LATICRETE purchase! Talk to Nick on the day!!

Call us 1800 331 012 or email us here, for more info on our FREE demos, a TRADE Morning or about FREE Samples !

* Conditions apply

Friday, 17 January 2014

Grout Colour Choices!


McCafe and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout

What is your colour of choice?



Macaroons come in many colours, but SPECTRALOCK® comes in MANY more!




With SPECTRALOCK® Grout DAZZLE™ there are over 200 combinations of 'StainProof' grout available for your installation - not to mention the glow-in-the-dark component! Click here for more information on SPECTRALOCK.


Contact us to request your FREE sample or our paper Grout Colours Chart. Our Grout and Sealant Colour Chart is also available as a PDF online to view or download.

Are you a Distributor in need of upgrading your LATICRETE Grout Channel Kit? 

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

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Testimonial from Pool Builder




Jack Boyd Pools Chooses LATICRETE!


Reuben Craig, QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep waited patiently for this 120m2 residential pool project to complete, so he could share in the end result of this project with us.

LATICRETE products used on this project were:
3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - click here for more info.
HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane - click here for more info and view an installation video.
335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - click here for more info and view an installation video.
SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - click here for more info and view an installation video.

We are told by Reuben that Jack from Jack Boyd Pools thought HYDRO BAN was absolutely great to use. Jack was so impressed with the product as, by the time he had finished waterproofing to the end of the pool, the other end had dried and was ready to tile.

Can we interest you in FREE samples of these products?

Contact us by calling Free Call: 1800 331 012 and speak to your local Technical Sales Rep, discuss your next project with us or contact us here.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

New Products Announced for 2014!



What's New to LATICRETE Australia in 2014!



At LATICRETE we are constantly looking for ways to minimise your costs with time and labour saving innovative products for the installation of tile and stone. 
We are pleased to share with you two of our latest productive products for 2014: STRATA_MAT™ and NXT™ LEVEL.

STRATA_MAT is a next generation high performance uncoupling mat for use under tile and stone installations for both residential and commercial applications. Designed to replace traditional underlayment materials. Engineered to allow safe, reliable installations of tile and stone over "problematic" surfaces such as wood, cracked concrete, post and pre tensioned concrete. The unique patent pending design of STRATA_MAT provides for an enhanced mechanical bond of the adhesive and provides for faster drying of the adhesive. This allows for faster installations and for shorter time to grout. Specifically designed for use with the appropriate adhesive for the tile or stone being installed, STRATA_MAT allows for the proper adhesive to be used with porcelain or large format tiles as well as moisture senstive stone and agglomerate stones. Click here for more information and watch an installation YouTube video.

NXT LEVEL is a cement-based underlayment for use in leveling interior substrates. NXT LEVEL produces a flat, smooth and hard surface for the installation of finished flooring. NXT LEVEL can be placed from 3–76 mm in a single lift. Click here for more information.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more information on these innovative products by clicking here or call 1800 331 012.

Monday, 13 January 2014

LATICRETE Australia has a New Tagline



New Tagline - "Globally Proven Construction Solutions"


LATICRETE has manufactured and marketed materials, methods and solutions for tile and stone installations across Australia and around the world for over 50 years. Our focus has always been multi-faceted; develop products which answer problems that have plagued people for years, and engineer these solutions to be cost-effective, easy to install, and provide system warranties for years of trouble-free use.

While keeping a close watch on the ever-changing worldwide construction arena, LATICRETE continues to grow and deliver with our high-tech, proven products which offers state-of-the-art technical solutions around the globe. The company has a focused commitment to construction materials progress in new areas. 

LATICRETE CEO/Chairman David A. Rothberg has recently indicated that, "We have outgrown our original specialization as a manufacturer and marketer of installation systems for tile and stone. Immodestly, our customers, who consist of installation professionals, architects and building owners/developers, believe in us. They respect our products, service and ethics. Conversely, they know we care about them. Because of all this, we continue to hear requests for even more technical solutions. That's why in the last few years we've added new divisions offering specialized products and cutting-edge solutions."
"LATICRETE products introduced to the market are always thoroughly tested. Our product range now includes additional construction chemicals such as waterproofing for green roofs, decorative concrete toppings, an uncoupling membrane and much more."

From the arctic to the tropics, from Brisbane to Boston, from Sydney to Singapore, architects, engineers, builders and contractors have field and job site project-proven the performance of the LATICRETE System. Therefore we find the need for a new corporate tagline: Globally Proven Construction Solutions.  This new tagline is fitting as our guarantee has always been to deliver solutions to construction problems.  This is our legacy for more than 50 years of experience with industrial, commercial and residential installations in every imaginable climate around the world.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep by calling Free Call: 1800 331 012 or contact us here to discuss customised specifications or technical assistance for your projects and our available Systems Warranties.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Guess that Product!

With compliments from Salsa Tiling


Guess the Product for a FREE LATICRETE T-shirt!


Can you guess the LATICRETE product in the orange pails? 



If YES then:

1. "Like" our Facebook page

2. Send your answer in an email to marketing@laticrete.com.au and we will let you know if you correct.

3. Closes Monday 13 January 2014 at 8am.



*Conditions apply: Only applies to customers based in Australia. Freebie competition closes Monday 13 January 2014 at 8am. Must "Like" LATICRETE Australia Facebook page and answer the question correctly in order to qualify for a LATICRETE t-shirt.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Another Snake!

David the snake handler getting ready to capture the snake.

Here is the culprit...a green snake.

Snake at LATICRETE QLD


David the snake handler rescued the above green snake which was found in our R+D Manager, Surendra Patel's lab.

David said this was a fully grown adult snake. The lumps on the snake are a result from all the frog's it had eaten....interesting!

The green snake must of thought it could disguise itself with our waterproofing membrane, HYDRO BAN® which is also green in colour! HYDRO BAN changes in colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured.

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. Allow for flood testing in 2 hours at 21°C or higher*. Click here for more information and watch an installation video.

Contact us and request your FREE sample of HYDRO BAN by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here for more information.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

LATICRETE Pro Tips: Epoxy Grout Haze Removal

Have you seen the new LATICRETE Pro Tips YouTube video? Watch now and learn new tips and tricks to remove stubborn epoxy grout haze!




Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Summer Is Here So...


It's Time to Swim!


Is there a pool project on the go? Have you seen the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains Brochure? 

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.
  • Single source systems approach of key materials such as waterproofing, adhesives, mortars & grouts
  • LATICRETE polymer fortified adhesives & epoxy grouts provide superior resistance to attack from pool water treatment chemicals, pH imbalance and delamination from movement
  • Safe, easy to install, water cleanable products which reduce labour, material costs and maintenance
Click here for a LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure.
Contact us for more information and find out about our our available System Warranties.

Monday, 6 January 2014

St Vincent's College Looks Spectacular!


 


Ronnie from Salsa Tiling gives SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout the thumbs up!


St Vincent's Canteen Grouted in SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout!


Ronnie from Salsa Tiling was awarded the above 60m2 tiling project from builder Lister and Sons Building Logistics.  

Ronnie used 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive which is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installing a wide range of types of tiles and stone including low absorption ceramic tile, porcelain tile, natural and manufactured stone using thin-set method of installation. Click here for more information and to watch an installation video.

LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Joe Tabone was onsite to support Ronnie with the use of SPECTRALOCK for the first time. Ronnie had said "SPECTRALOCK was surprisingly easy to use and cost effective due to fast installation time." 

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 and other wet area applications.  Click here for more information and watch an installation video.
Can we interest you in a few FREE samples?
Contact us for more information by calling Free Call: 1800 331 012 or email us here

Salsa Tiling
Contact: Ronnie 0418 664 920
Website: www.salsatiling.com.au
Email: ronnie_salsa@hotmail.com

Friday, 3 January 2014

House Demolished for Pool!





Wow - Wow!

LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Nick Collett was on site at this amazing 80m2 pool project in Byron Bay, NSW.

LATICRETE products used on this project were:
3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - click here for more info.
4237 / 290 - click here for more info.
Vapour Barrier: LATAPOXY 312 Vapour Reduction Membrane - click here for more info.
Waterproofing: HYDRO BAN® - click here for more info and watch an installation video.
SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - click here for more info and watch an installation video.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 for more information on our products and technical services or email us here.

Pool Tilers: Ballina Pool Shop

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Welcome 2014!


To all of our Customers, Colleagues and Friends.

Team LATICRETE wish you the very best for 2014!