Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Flying Flags at Suberb Tiles

LATICRETE helping stockists flag down business

LATICRETE Flagging Down Traffic


Looking good! Bunly Lee from Superb Tiles, Mitcham uses his new LATICRETE flag to flag-down the traffic outside his store in Springvale, VIC.

Keep an eye out for the LATICRETE flag.

Contact us to discuss your project, arrange a demo, a trade event or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Training in Tasmania


Waterproof training in TAS

Knowledge is Power



LATICRETE provides training on industry standards for commercial, residential, industrial and submerged tile and stone installations. The benefits that come from attending these seminars include:
  • Gain a better understanding of the ceramic tile and stone industry
  • Learn how to select and recommend the most suitable installation materials
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of LATICRETE products and installations
  • Learn trade definitions, performance requirements and industry standards
Click here if you would like to attend a training seminar or for more information on upcoming events in your area, contact us by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Colour Your Concrete With SPARTACOTE®

Add the wow factor to your floor!

 

Brighten Up Your Concrete Surface



Want to brighten up your dull concrete floor? The above pics show the results of applying a SPARTACOTE® polyaspartic Vivid Dye coating system on a concrete surface. Click here to watch a full video demonstration. 

The products used within the application process includes water-based Vivid Dye red, Aqua-Flex WB fast-cure epoxy primer, and SPARTACOTE Flex SB topical polyaspartic sealer. For more information on the products used and the full range of polyaspartic coating systems offered by LATICRETE SPARTACOTE click here.

Want to give your concrete surface a face lift? 

Call us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your project, arrange a demo or email us here.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

On the Scene at Top Tiles

Warren and Matt at Top Tiles Underwood 
Excited about the delivery of LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive

LATICRETE on the Scene


Your local LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Warren Miller, dropped in to the Underwood and Gold Coast, Top Tile Stores to say a big thanks for their support!

LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive - a superior performance polymer fortified, rubber reinforced 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.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample?

Contact us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your project, arrange a demo, FREE samples or email us here.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mosaic Artists Choose LATICRETE

Mauricio's Mosaic Masterpiece


"The work is called “Fire” and is 60x60cms, is wall decor made with glass tiles vidrepur and 254 Platinum (I use this because  it is super strong and works amazing) - Each piece has been cut with my hands, I don’t use machines for my works". For more information or to view more of Mauricio's artworks click here.

Mauricio chose to use Platinum 245, a one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick. 254 Platinum is excellent for exterior and underwater applications as well as providing superior bond to exterior glue plywood (interior only) and concrete. The ultimate thin-set for porcelain and glass tiles. Click here for more information.

Got a project in mind? Contact us to arrange a demo, or get FREE samples by calling us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Grout Demos


PLASMA™ and PERMACOLOR® Select Demo

New Grout Products!


Nick Collett, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep demonstrated the grout game changer - PLASMA™ and PERMACOLOR® Select.

"I just did a PLASMA and PERMACOLOR Select demo at a tile shop. They loved them both and will be stocking PLASMA soon in a few different colours."

Can we interest you in FREE samples?

Contact us to arrange a demo or your FREE sample by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Fourth Generation Visits LATICRETE Headquarters


Luca learning the ropes


Great Grandson of founder visits LATICRETE


Luca Molinari, the fourth generation of LATICRETE family owners,  got a VIP tour of LATICRETE HQ. Luca enjoyed the tour with his parents, Gioel and Ronni Molinari, and was very anxious to get to work in the R&D lab!

Luca later wrote a letter expressing how much he appreciated the experience:
 
"Dear Zio David,
I really enjoyed the tour of Laticrete today. I really didn't want to leave when it was over!
It was a once in a lifetime experience, although I know I can do it again. It was just really cool because it was the first time I got to see everything.
My favorite part was the lab.
Love Luca"

Friday, 19 June 2015

LATICRETE Products spotted!

Big smiles all round!

 

YES - it's LATICRETE!


The above pic, taken by LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Warren Miller, shows Peter McKenna and his team using LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive and PERMACOLOR® Select.

LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive is a superior performance adhesive is 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.

PERMACOLOR Select is an advanced high performance cement grout that is designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior or interior applications. Easy to mix, grout and clean. Click here for more info and to view an installation video.

Can we interest you FREE samples? 

Contact us to arrange a demo or your FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or click here.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Glaming Up the Concrete World


Alpen-Glow™ Creates a Metallic Masterpiece


Concrete Flooring with Style


If you're looking for the wow factor in your concrete flooring, then LATICRETE  SPARTACOTE® have got you covered with Alpen-Glow™ Metallic Flooring Systems.

Alpen-Glow™ Metallic Flooring Systems are designed to provide one of a kind colour brilliance and depth. These unique floor coatings may be manipulated in a number of ways to provide designers with the ability to significantly enhance the ambiance of any environment. There are 12 vibrant colours to choose from and with only a single day application it provides a next-day return to service timeframe. Their reflective quality, colour variation and durability make them a widely selected choice within commercial retail settings.

For more information on Alpen-Glow™ and the full range of polyaspartic coating systems offered by LATICRETE HP Spartacote click here.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Tilers and Mosaic Artists get their Hands Dirty


The team and the grouted sample boards



Mosaic artists and tilers try their hand on a selection of LATICRETE® grout products on sample boards at Superb Tiles in Mitcham, VIC with the local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Alex Kralefski.

LATICRETE products demonstrated were:

PLASMA™ - A revolutionary, professional grade grout that is ready-to-use with no mixing required. Built on a new, patent pending technology platform, PLASMA™  provides early strength development, unmatched ease of workability and superior stain resistance. Click here for more information.

PERMACOLOR® Select - An advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution. PERMACOLOR Select is designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior or interior applications. Click here for more information.

SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - A patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance.  Ideal for re-grouting applications, SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications. Click here for more information.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample?

Contact us to arrange a demo/training session or your FREE sample by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Pool Project Underway



The Start of Something Beautiful!


Globally Proven Pools


Jack Boyd and his team have been working hard on a pool project in the beautiful Noosa Heads, Qld. 

LATICRETE® products Jack chose for this project are: 

HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane and has anti-fracture protection of up to 3 mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks. It also features rapid drying for a faster time to tile. Click here for more info and to view an installation video.

3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates. All you need is to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength.  Click here for more information.

Will you be working on a pool project in the near future? LATICRETE has the perfect Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems brochure for you - which includes a System Warranty. Click here to view/download the brochure.

Call us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your project, arrange a demo, FREE samples or email us here.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Upcoming Knowledge Seminars




Knowledge Creates Productivity and Profitability!



Want to increase your knowledge about tile and stone installation systems? How about increasing your profitability and productivity? If you said yes, then you will want to attend one of our  upcoming Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminars.

At LATICRETE® we are passionate about educating Architects, Designers, Engineers, TAFE, Contractors, Tile Shops and end users on our profitable, time saving products. Our experienced faculty uses both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstration to help our attendees gain a better understanding of the ceramic tile and stone industry.  

For more information on seminar dates and locations, click here to view the full schedule. Call 1800 331 012 or email technicalservice@laticrete.com.au for more information.

Friday, 12 June 2015

A Day On The Open Water

Josh and Alan Young

Henry B. Rothberg with Josh Young

 

Sailing The High Seas


Featured in the above pic is the CEO of LATICRETE Austraila, Henry B. Rothberg, just after a big fishing day, last Sunday in Sydney. Two generations of tilers, Josh and Alan Young, were Henry's hosts for a beautiful day out on the water.

Josh is the Director of J.A.Y Wall and Floor Tiling, a small Northern Beaches business that specialise in bathroom renovations and wall and floor tiling for internal and external areas. 

Contact Josh to discuss your future tiling projects or click here to visit their website.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Customer Testimonial




Happy Customer James Pacarazzi


PERMACOLOR® Select Receives Rave Reviews 



"Terrible picture of me loving on Laticrete's Permacolor Select grout. (I even have a t-shirt!) Having experimented with it on a backsplash last week, we went all in and grouted 200sf of travertine today. Loved the consistency, loved the pot life, and clean up was easy. Can't wait until one of our distributors starts stocking Plasma so we can try that next."

PERMACOLOR® Select  is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution. PERMACOLOR Select is designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior or interior applications. Easy to mix, grout and clean, PERMACOLOR Select is fast setting and is suitable for joints 1.5mm – 12mm wide on floors or walls. To view an installation video and for more information, click here

Can we interest you in a FREE sample?

Contact us for more information, arrange a demo, FREE samples or a trade event by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

LATICRETE® Products in the South Pacific


Steve gives LATICRETE the Thumbs Up

Niugini Link Loves 86 LATILEVEL™ 


Steve from Niugini Link chooses to supply LATICRETE® materials to the South Pacific Islands.

Niugini Link specialise in the material supply / logistical requirements of the construction and joinery industries in the Pacific Rim, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea through their exclusive agencies and in-house procurement team. 

86 LATILEVEL™ is a free-flowing, pumpable cementitious mortar for rapid levelling of interior subfloors. Can be poured from feather edge to 10 mm thickness in one pour. Dries to a smooth finish. Ready for tile in less than 4 hours. For more information on this product click here.

Contact us to discuss your next project by calling 1800 331 012 or click here.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Stunning Results For Beach Front Location




A Driveway That Dreams Are Made Of!


A gorgeous beach front home on Palm Beach, Gold Coast, QLD is the latest project where LATICRETE® materials are being used to create a beautiful driveway. 

335 Premium Flexible Adhesive in Off-white and the grout changer, PERMACOLOR® Select, in Smokey Grey, was used to achieve the 285m2 coverage.

335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, reduced thickness porcelain, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick. Click here for more information on this product.

PERMACOLOR® Select is a cement grout designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior or interior applications. Click here for more information on this product.

Can we interest you in FREE samples?

Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or click here.

Friday, 5 June 2015

The Ready-to-Use Grout



video

  

 Showing Us How It's Done


LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, demonstrates PLASMA™ Grout. In the demo Mitchell used a translucent version and states that "It feels smooth, easy to push around and effortless to clean - wash up was quick".

PLASMA is a revolutionary, professional grade grout that is ready-to-use with no mixing required. PLASMA provides early strength development, unmatched ease of workability and superior stain resistance. It is crack and stain resistant and does not require sealing. Click here for more information.

Can we interest you in a FREE sample?

Contact us to arrange a demo/training session and your FREE sample by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

DEEPKLENZ™ Powering Through Grease and Grime



 


STONETECH® - DEEPKLENZ™



DEEPKLENZ™ is a heavy duty cleaner in the STONETECH® Surface Care family range of products. DEEPKLENZ™ is a high performing water based cleaner that is ready-to-use and easily removes grease and grime.

Designed with a professional strength formulation it will remove stubborn grease, grime, oil and food stains. DEEPKLENZ™ works on tile, grout, marble, granite, travertine, all natural stones (including limestone, sandstone, and slate), and artificial stone as well as plastic and metal surfaces.  Click here for more information for DEEPKLENZ™.

Contact us for more information on 1800 331 012 or email us here.