Monday, 31 August 2015

The STONETECH® Professional Product Line

STONETECH® Professional Product Line

Protect, Clean and Transform Stone & Tile Surfaces

Tile, stone and masonry surfaces are under daily assault from regular household stains, however, treated properly, the investment in a natural stone counter top will last a lifetime.

STONETECH® Professional stone, tile and masonry care products are innovative, easy-to-use solutions to protect and preserve stone against the damaging effects of everyday living. With a complete line of products to protect, clean and transform stone surfaces, STONETECH help ensure the beauty of natural stone and tile counter tops, floors, walls and other installations for generations to come. To view the products available from the LATICRETE STONETECH range click here.

To help you decide which product is right for your application and surface refer to the Quick Reference Guide for STONETECH Professional products.

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

Friday, 28 August 2015

LATICRETE Australia on International Soil!


Last week the LATICRETE Australian General Manager, Emma Tschannen, and the Marketing & HR Manager, Wendy Esplin, spent time in Bethany, Connecticut, and the Big Apple!

While at LATICRETE HQ in Bethany, Emma attended the Global Financial meeting which hosted the LATICRETE Financial team heads from India, the Middle East, Mexico and the Philippines.

Wendy had the opportunity to spend some time with the Marketing and Graphics team, attend product demonstrations, had meetings with Product Managers and Human Resources. 

While it was a busy but productive trip, the ladies also made sure they had a little fun with shopping in New York to top off the trip!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Don Macdonald Amazes Again!

This beautiful Urn Water Feature is one of the latest artworks completed by Mosaic Artist, Don Macdonald. The Urn was created using Trend 20x20 Mosaic tiles and a range of LATICRETE products:
  • LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive - A two component, high strength epoxy adhesive ideal for interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, ceilings and soffit installations.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout (Quarry Red) - High performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® Grout DAZZLE (Copper) - A unique design component, DAZZLE adds metallic enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout that offer limitless imaginative applications.

For more information about Don and his projects with The Orchid Group head to the website or Facebook page.

Do you have mosaic project underway? Don't forget to enter our Mosaic Art Competition - Click here for more details, or call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

L&M™ Construction Chemicals Flooring Systems

Not 'Just' a Concrete Floor

Costco in Sydney, NSW, received the royal treatment when it came to the floors. Using L&M™ Construction Chemicals  "top of the line" SEALHARD® flooring system,  Costco now have a durable, high performance floor that will stand the test of time.

SEALHARD is a proprietary, colourless, environmentally safe chemical solution that increases the wear surface strength of concrete floors subjected to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. SEALHARD hardens and seals better than any product in its class by preventing tire marking and minimizes contaminant penetration - resulting in floors that last longer, cost less to maintain, are safe to use, and are guaranteed to resist dusting for years after application. Click here to read more information.

For more information about L&M Construction Chemicals flooring systems call us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Trade Night at ColorTile a Big Hit!

Mark Brooks and Josh Young from J.A.Y Tiling

The latest Trade Event at ColorTile, Brookvale NSW, was a big hit with special guests Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, and Mark Brooks - a senior member of the LATICRETE Technical Service Department in North America. 

Tilers who attended had the opportunity to chat with local LATICRETE NSW Techincal Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn valuable knowledge on the following LATICRETE products:

  • STRATA_MAT - Next generation high performance uncoupling mat for use under tile and stone installations for both residential and commercial applications. 
  • MVIS - Designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers.that is freeze/thaw stable and protects from water intrusion.
  • PERMACOLOR® Select Grout - Advanced high performance cement grout designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior or interior applications

To arrange a demo or trade event for your team, FREE samples or to discuss your next project call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Trend Pool & Spa Mosaics Brochure

Great Looking Trend Brochure

Trend Group is an Italian company started by Pino Bisazza that produces coloured glass, venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and engineered surfaces (agglomerates) of fragmented glass, quartz and granite. Trend modernised the backing system for mosaics using a polyurethane backing called the ‘Plus system’ which forms a structural bonding system between the mosaic sheets. 

This brochure provides Trend customers with recommendations regarding the best materials for installing Trend Mosaics for pool and wet area installations. For more information on Trend Mosaics and LATICRETE Pool & Spa systems click here to view the brochure.

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

Friday, 21 August 2015

Tiling a Main Floor With Chris Stenhouse

Showing Us How It's Done

Chris Stenhouse's Wall and Floor Tiling captured an amazing tile job in the main area of a home he completed using LATICRETE adhesives, while rocking a STRATA_MAT tee of course!

From adhesives to grouts, sound control to sealants - LATICRETE has everything you need for your next project! Click here to see the full range of products available.

To discuss your next project, arrange a demo, a trade event or FREE samples call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Knowlege Exchange at Amber Maitland

Knowledge is the Key to Success

Amber Tiles Maitland, NSW, recently held a Trade Event with LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter. The knowledge exchange included demonstrations with the next generation uncoupling mat, STRATA_MAT, and the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution, PERMACOLOR® Select.

Knowledge Exchange training and demo's provide a great opportunity to chat with your local Technical Sales Rep about LATICRETE products that are designed to save you time and money.

Benefits of Trade Events:
  • 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
  • Learn how to solve and avoid job problems
  • Participate in hands-on product demonstrations

To arrange a demo or trade event for your team, FREE samples or to discuss your next project call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Dont Just Coat It, SPARTACOTE® It

SPARTACOTE Flooring Systems

In 2012 the Wellington Fire District, Colorado USA, completed construction of a brand new fire house that required a high-performance concrete floor coating system. The prerequisites of the surface included the ability to resist not only oil and grease, but also a number of harsh chemicals used for equipment maintenance, as well as strong abrasion and impact resistance qualities that are necessary for heavy-traffic environments. SPARTACOTE® Blended Chip was the chosen coating system for the job. Continue reading the full case study here.

Blended Chip is a multi-coat chip (flake) broadcast coating system. It is designed to provide a capable, terrazzo-like seamless flooring finish suitable for numerous types of commercial and residential flooring applications. Blended Chip is available in a wide assortment of blends and finishes, requires minimal maintenance and installation time is 1-day, with next-day return to service. Click here for more information on the SPARTACOTE Blended Chip Coating System.

Got a flooring project in mind? Contact us to discuss, arrange a demo, a trade event or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Under Tile Sound Control Adhesives

125 Sound & Crack Adhesive

Under Tile Sound Control Adhesives – A More Productive Approach

Have you seen the latest article written by LATICRETE Technical Service Manager Fred Gray? 

"The National Construction Code, amongst other things, specifies the amount of impact sound transmission allowed in various classes of residential buildings. This can influence structure design, the type of finishes that are selected and the nature of how finishes are installed. Ceramic and stone tile are very desirable and sustainable finishes however, one of the negatives is its adverse ability to transmit impact sound into their backgrounds more easily when compared to say carpet, vinyl and other soft floor finishes. So it’s important to know there are acceptable solutions, ensuring tile is a viable option for most of our common substrates" Continue reading the full article here.

Check out 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive -  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. 

To discuss how this product can help with your next project or to arrange a demo call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Monday, 17 August 2015

We Are Featured!

345 Platinum

Globally Proven Adhesive Launching in Australia

September 1st, 2015

SPLASH! Magazine thinks we're hot! LATICRETE has been featured in the 'Whats Hot' section this month to celebrate the launch of an exciting new product - 345 Platinum, a Globally Proven Adhesive.

"345 Platinum is the ultimate one-step thin-set adhesive for interior and exterior installation of tile and stone, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick." Click here to read the full story. 

For more information on this exciting new Globally Proven Adhesive, click here

Got a project in mind? Contact us to discuss, organise a demo, trade event or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Mosaics in Rome

Beautiful Artwork with a Picture Perfect Background!

The above pictures feature a beautiful 6 piece artwork set created in the serene setting of Rome! These mosaics were a One-Step installation project completed by Julie Richey and students on an Italian Mosaic Tour. For more information on this project and Julie Richey click here.

Do you have mosaic art skills? Then don't forget to enter our Mosaic Art Photo Competition, which will see the 10 best artworks* win an amazing prize! For more information on how to enter head to our Facebook page or click here.

*Your piece MUST be created/installed with LATICRETE products to be eligible.

Got a project in mind? Contact us to discuss, organise a demo, trade event or FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or click here. 

Thursday, 13 August 2015


Designed to replace traditional underlayment materials, STRATA_MAT™ is a high performance uncoupling mat to be used underneath tile and stone installations. This product is adaptable to both residential and commercial projects and it has been engineered to allow safe and reliable installation over surfaces such as cracked concrete, wood, post and pre-tensioned concrete.

Key advantages of STRATA_MAT:
  • Adhesive Hydration Vents - creates a mechanical bond between the mat and adhesive - allows the adhesive to cure faster providing a stronger bond of tile at 16 – 24 hours for faster time to grout.
  • Allows for use of the appropriate adhesive per industry standards.
  • Eliminates transmission of in plane substrate cracks of up to 3 mm.
  • Instant coverage verification· allows for installer to see adhesive coverage underneath the mat during installation without having to lift and verify.
  • Allows for easier floor layout as chalk lines are easily visible on surface prior to tile installation.
  • Part of the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty
  • Can be used under moisture sensitive stone.

To discuss how this product can help with your next project or to arrange a demo call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Mosaic Display at Urban Tiles

A Store Display That Will Impress!

Urban Tiles in Capalaba, Queensland, has a beautiful Trend mosaic display. This stunning display consists of 24 carrot white gold leaf mosaic tiles. This gorgeous mosaic mural was intalled by Murray Heazlewood using a variety of LATICRETE products. 

One of the LATICRETE products chosen for the project was LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive -  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. Ideal for Interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, ceilings and soffits. For more information click here.

For more details on this project contact Murray Heazlewood at or visit the website here.

For information on LATICRETE products, to discuss your next project, for technical support or to arrange a demo, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Amber Fairy Meadow Loves PERMACOLOR® Select!

Latest Delivery for Amber Fairy Meadow

Stocked Up With PERMACOLOR Select!

Amber Tiles Fairy Meadow, NSW, show off their latest delivery of PERMACOLOR® Select in the above pic!

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 available in 40 colours plus top competitor colours! Click here for more information.

Are you a LATICRETE Stockist? Don't forget to take advantage of the August Stockist Promo - this deal is one not to be missed! 

Interested in becoming at LATICRETE stockist?! Contact us on 1800 331 012 for more information, arrange a demo, trade event or email us here.

Monday, 10 August 2015

New SPARTACOTE® Brochure

SPARTACOTE Coating Systems Brochure

SPARTACOTE® works closely with facility managers and architects to specify highly durable and sustainable coating solutions for a range of applications, offering expert consultation from design through completion.

SPARTACOTE protective concrete coatings show superior levels of durability, flexibility, adhesion, corrosion resistance, and chemical resistance. Moisture cure coating chemistry enables the formulation of products that are not only applicable regardless of the climate but also designed to dramatically reduce application times and costs.This brochure provides SPARTACOTE customers with detailed information on the full range of high performance coating systems available.Click here to view the full brochure.

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

Friday, 7 August 2015

Making the Most of Winter

Mt Perisher - Blue skies and sparkling white snow!

Holiday in the Snow

LATICRETE Queensland Technical Sales Rep, Warren Miller, sent some photos to the team of his amazing holiday at Mt Perisher, NSW - Safe to say we're all a little jealous!

"Lata Team,
Having a great time down here! The kids love throwing snow balls at Mum and Dad. We are at Mt Perisher and the snow is great! Cold days with Tuesday providing a blue bird day ( Blue sky). The weather at times has been freezing and windy

Hope you are all well and working hard, Cheers for now !

Wazza & Fam"

We are loving all the beautiful colours in the pics from the outfits,snow and sky! If you agree then you'll also love the range of colours available in LATICRETE Grouts. For more information check out the full range of Grouts and our Grout Colour Chart.  

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

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Sydney Aquatic Centre

Projects Built To Last

In 2002, LATICRETE was involved in the re-tiling of the leisure pools at Sydney Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park Homebush Bay NSW. 13 years later the tiling still looks as good as new.

Opened in 1994, the aquatic centre features a wide range of facilities and seven years after it was completed, a decision was made to re-tile all of the leisure centre pools. With experience in high-profile projects such as the Petronas Tower in Malaysia, Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Sears Tower in Chicago USA, Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne -LATICRETE were deemed to be the best company for the job.

The tiling work had a warranty of 10 years, but has lasted for 13 years and is expected to do so for many decades more. Click here to read the full story.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems Brochure.

To discuss your next project, arrange a demo, a trade event or FREE samples call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Training at Marlin Tiles

Deb Shows Us Her Grouting Skills

Staff training at Marlin Tiles in Cairns had LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, impressed with the Sales Assistant, Deb Sharpe with her technique using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout.

"SPECTRALOCK is easy, as demonstrated by Deb - First time user and she did a wonderful job"

SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. It is designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is ideal for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications. Click here for more info and to view and installation video.

Want that extra wow factor for your project? Add a bit of DAZZLE - A unique design component to enhance your SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout. 

To arrange a demo or trade event for your team, FREE samples or to discuss your next project call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

LATICRETE in Your Area!

Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait - Built to Last 

Look For Us in Your Area 

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.

Have you ever wanted to chat with one of our Technical Sales Representatives face to face? Then this is your chance - one of our LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps will be in your area on the following dates:

- ACT Monday 10th August, 2015 
- Wagga Wagga 11th August, 2015
- Southern Highlands 12th August, 2015. 

This will be a great opportunity to have your queries regarding tile & stone installation systems answered, as well as gain valuable knowledge about LATICRETE products that are designed to increase productivity and profitability!

To discuss specifications, available installation systems and warranties, please contact us on 1800 331 012 to setup an appointment or email us here.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Stockist Promo!

An Amazing Deal!

Calling all LATICRETE Stockists - Don't forget to take up our current Stockist Promo - Time is running out and this is a deal not to be missed! Order a selection of LATICRETE products and Get 6x PERMACOLOR® Select Colour Kit carts PLUS a LATICRETE display rack! Click here for more information.

Calling all Tilers - Want FREE products too? Buy 10 bags of 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and get a FREE bag of PERMACOLOR® Select, colour kit PLUS a LATICRETE mixing bucket! Click here for more information

Interested in becoming at LATICRETE stockist?! Contact your local LATICRETE Sales Rep for more info - We would love to hear from you. Contact us on 1800 331 012 for more information or email us here.