Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Trade Event & Shop Launch at Adept Pools



LATICRETE will be at Adept Pools on Thursday 8th of October to celebrate the launch of the Adept Pools branch at Taylors Beach and for an Educational Demo. There will be a FREE sausage sizzle, product demos, giveaways and more - We would love you to come join the fun! 

This event is a great opportunity to chat with and ask your NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, about LATICRETE products and tile & stone installation systems.

Knowledge Exchange Will Focus on:
MVIS - Masonry Veneer Installation System
PERMACOLOR® Select Grout -   Industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution.

Details of the Trade Event at Adept Pools
Where: Adept Pools Unit1/9 Shearwater Drive, Taylors Beach, NSW 2316
When: Thursday 8th of October, 4pm
Contact: Glen
Tel(02) 4915 8666

See you there!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

SPARTACOTE® Blended Quartz

Amazing colour and textured finish!


LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® Blended Quartz is a highly-durable floor coating application which incorporates a double broadcast of coloured quartz aggregates with SPARTACOTE coatings. The system provides flooring solutions for the most demanding heavy-traffic environments, specifically in areas which require significant traction.

Features & Benefits:

- High traction coefficient
- Wide assortment of custom finishes
- Interior or exterior use
- Superior durability & impact resistance
- Rapid return to service
- Cold-temperature cure
- 10 custom blends available

Common applications include parking garages, exterior walk-ways, commercial kitchens, veterinarian clinics, locker rooms, and restrooms.

Got a concrete flooring project in mind? 

Contact us to discuss your next project or to arrange a mock-up by calling the SPD National Sales Manager, Neil Warden on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Career Opportunity at LATICRETE Australia!



We Are On the Hunt!!!



Do you have Passion, Skills, Drive and Commitment?? Then we want to hear from you!

We are on the search for a Tile and Stone National Sales Manager at LATICRETE Australia. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a Global Company that has led the Industry with pioneering advancements!

To view the Job Description and apply, head to our website or Seek.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Gorgeous Mosaic Art with a Meaning





Another Stunning Mosaic Mural by Don Macdonald



The mosaic murals by Don Macdonald on all have a beautiful story to be told. We previously blogged on a breathtaking mosaic mural which Don had worked on with Sarrita King. Click here to view the full story.

Don has out done himself again with these gorgeous, Indigenous inspired mosaic murals, which were together using the following LATICRETE products:
  • LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive - Engineered, formulated and optimised for the spot bonding fixing method of installing tile and stone on vertical surfaces.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - Designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.  
Don Macdonald
Symmetry Mosaics
Tel: 07 5449 9663 / 0412 050 500"

Do you have mosaic project underway? 

Then 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, 24 September 2015

Reputable Company Chooses LATICRETE®




It can only be the Designers choice in Grout for this new Range


EVERSTONE® is launching their most exciting mosaic tile range yet - The INDUSTRY LINE. This new mosaic line featured above, is installed using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout with the unique design component, DAZZLE™.

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, swimming pools and spas. Add SPECTRALOCK Grout DAZZLE™  and Glow-In-The-Dark enhancements to those high-end design projects which provide limitless imaginative applications.  

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, 23 September 2015

Special Offer on STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™



What an Awesome Special!


The STONETECH® Enhancer Pro deepens the colour of natural stone and provides heavy duty protection against oil and water-based stains. The Enhancer Pro is weather, UV and chemical resistant. Benefits include;
  • Enriches the colour of natural stone
  • Heavy duty protection against oil and water-based stains
  • Weather, UV and chemcial resistant
  • Solvent-based
  • Interior and exterior applications
Sareen Stone Pty Ltd is your LATICRETE stockist for all your STONETECH and LATICRETE needs. Sareen Stone have an amazing deal on the STONETECH Enhancer Pro for a limited time! Head to the Sareen Stone Website for more details.


For more information on the full range of products from STONETECH click here or refer to the Quick Reference Guide for STONETECH Professional products to help you select the product for your application and surface.

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

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Attend a Profit Through Knowledge Seminar



Knowledge is Power


The upcoming Profit Through Knowledge Seminar in Queensland is a classroom instruction and hands-on training program and will be a great opportunity to chat with your LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Reps, Warren Miller, Mitchell Haw and the LATICRETE Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray about products that are designed to save you time and money! Morning tea and lunch will also be provided for those who attend!

The seminar will cover substrate preparation, waterproofing, adhesive & grout selection, and systems & warranties. There will also be the opportunity for hands-on training with the following LATICRETE products:
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed/Screed & Render applications
  • HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane
  • Platinum Polymer Fortified Adhesive
Seminar Details:
When: Wednesday, 7th October 8am-4pm  OR 
            Thursday, 8th October 8am-4pm
Where: LATICRETE Pty Ltd, 29 Telford Street, Virginia, QLD
Tel: 1800 331 012
Contact: Cade Atkinson
emailcatkinson@laticrete.com.au

Hurry spots are limited! 


RSVP by Tuesday 6/10/15: Confirm your seat by contacting Technical Services on 1800 331 012 or email here. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

A Garage Floor Sure to Impress



Before....                                          After


The guys at Team Green Painting have restored and given this garage a new life with the LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® Metallic Flooring System! 

SPARTACOTE Metallic Flooring Systems are designed to provide one of a kind colour brilliance and depth to concrete flooring. These unique floor coatings can be manipulated in a number of ways to provide designers with the ability to significantly enhance the ambiance of any environment. Their reflective quality, colour variation and durability make them a widely selected choice for any setting.

Features & Benefits:

  • 12x vibrant colours
  • Easy to install 3-coat system
  • Interior or exterior use
  • Single day application with next-day return to service
  • Unique application techniques
  • UV stable

Common applications include retail showrooms, entry-ways, lobbies, residential, shopping malls and car dealerships. To view the full range of SPARTACOTE Flooring Systems click here.

Got a concrete flooring project in mind? 

Contact us to discuss your next project or to arrange a mockup by calling the LATICRETE Australia SPD National Sales Manager, Neil Warden on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Join Us at Amber Fyshwick!


Trade Demo and FREE Sausage Sizzle!


LATICRETE will be at Amber Fyshwick on Wednesday 23rd of September for an Educational Demo and sausage sizzle from 4pm and we would love you to come join the fun! 

This event is a great opportunity to chat with your local Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, about LATICRETE products that help you save time and money.

Knowledge Exchange Will Focus on:
Masonry Veneer Mortar – Patented, versatile fortified mortar.
PERMACOLOR® Select Grout -   Industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution.

Details of the Trade Event at Amber Fyshwick
Where: Amber Fyshwick, 8 Yallourn St, Fyshwick, ACT 2609
When: Wednesday 23rd of September, 4pm
Contact: Rachel
Tel(02) 6280 6065 

See you there!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

SEAL HARD® Flooring Systems



The Finished Product

The Australian Container Freight Service Warehouse Port of Brisbane got a new heavy duty floor installed with the LATICRETE L&M™ Construction Chemicals SEAL HARD® Flooring System.   

SEAL HARD is a proprietary, colourless, environmentally safe chemical solution that increases the wear surface strength of concrete floors subjected to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. It penetrates concrete surfaces to seal, dustproof, densify and harden them. SEAL HARD floors last longer, cost less to maintain, are safe to use, and are guaranteed to resist dusting for years after application.

SEAL HARD is recommended for use in high performance areas subjected to fork lift and tow motor traffic: warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing plants, textile mills, bottling plants, coolers and freezers

For more information on concrete floor restoration and decorative floor coatings from LATICRETE call us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Job Site Visit with HYDRO BAN®



LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, Nick Collett, called on a job site and demonstrated the benefits of HYDRO BAN® to the team at Living Edge Properties - they were convinced! 

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. Click here for more information and to view a demo video.

BENEFITS:
  • Decreases installation time enabling the installer to complete installation in a shorter time frame
  • No mixing involved, just open the pail and begin applying
  • Easy to apply, no special techniques involved
  • No need to use multiple materials around pipe penetrations or drains, one product does it all
Can we interest you in a FREE sample? 

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

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New Sparta-Guard™ Floor for Yoga Branch




Stunning results for Yoga Studio



Yoga Pod, a Colorado based yoga franchise in the USA, recently gave one of their branches a floor makeover using LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® Sparta-Guard Flooring System in a custom colour of "Capri Blue".

Sparta-Guard is a solid colour high performance concrete floor coating system that is designed to provide a durable and sanitary floor coating with minimal maintenance and rapid return to service. 

Solid Color Coating System Features & Benefits:
  • Completely UV stable
  • 14 standard colours
  • Varied traction coefficients available
  • 1-Day installation with next-day return to service
  • 3x more durable than epoxy
  • Excellent colour/gloss retention
  • Low-emitting, green friendly options


SPARTACOTE Sparta-Guard is widely used for shop floors, parking decks, laboratories, hospitals and other heavy-traffic applications. Click here to view more details. 

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.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Say Goodbye to Uneven Floors!


NXT Product Range

World Class Substrate Preparation


In just a few short years, project specifications requiring quick-drying, self-leveling floors have skyrocketed. Architects, builders and general contractors have discovered the consistent savings of time and money that a perfectly flat floor can deliver.

LATICRETE has met this rapid growth by offering a product line which has been formulated using state-of-the-art technology. The NXT™ Substrate Preparation line of products provides world class performance for a variety of applications including self-leveling underlayments, moisture mitigation, patching and skim coating.

On projects ranging from health care, hospitality, institutional, retail, office and multi-family residential, the decision to use NXT products will deliver the same results:
  • Quick Drying Time
  •  Superior Compressive Strength
  • Water Resistant, Non-Shrinking
  • Huge Project Savings
For more information on the NXT Substrate Preparation Range, head to the Products Page on our website.

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.

Friday, 11 September 2015

19 Years With LATICRETE




Wow - What an Achievement!


Congratulations on your 19yrs of service with LATICRETE Australia Lester!

Lester Karklis has now been working at the Australian Head Office in QLD since 11/9/1996. 

A big congratulations from all of your LatiFamily Lester!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

SPARTACOTE® Metallic Flooring System


SPARTACOTE Metallic Copper over black base coat



Add The 'Wow' Factor To Your Concrete Floor!


The LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® Metallic Flooring Systems is designed to provide one of a kind colour brilliance and depth to concrete flooring. 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. Their reflective quality, colour variation and durability make them a widely selected choice for any setting.

Features & Benefits:
  • 12x vibrant colours
  • Easy to install 3-coat system
  • Interior or exterior use
  • Single day application with next-day return to service
  • Unique application techniques
  • UV stable
Common applications include retail showrooms, entry-ways, lobbies, residential, shopping malls and car dealerships. To view the full range of SPARTACOTE Flooring Systems click here.

Got a concrete flooring project in mind? 

Contact us to discuss your next project or to arrange a mockup by calling the SPD National Sales Manager, Neil Warden on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Balcony Project Underway





LATICRETE Products Make Tiling Projects Easy!


Murray Heazlewood and his team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding have been hard at work prepping for tiling on a balcony - The bedding has been laid and SEQ Tiling and Cladding have chosen to use 3701 Fortified Mortar bed and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive. 

3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed does not require the use of latex admix, you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength. 

335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installing a wide range of tiles and stone including low absorption ceramic tile, porcelain tile, natural and manufactured stone using thin-set method of installation.Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry.

For more details on projects by SEQ Tiling and Cladding visit their website by clicking here or email murray@seqtilers.com.au.

Can we interest you in FREE samples?

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

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Adept Pools Receive First NSW Delivery

On The Pallets and Ready To Be Delivered!

Adept Pools, NSW, were quick to get their order in last week after the Australian launch of the Globally Proven Adhesive, 345 Platinum - which made them the lucky first delivery in NSW to receive the new product!

345 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick. 

BENEFITS
  • Unsurpassed adhesion and excellent workability on multiple surfaces.
  • One-step, just mix with water – makes for great time saving on the job site.
  • Can be used for multiple projects – Suitable for interior and exterior use.
  • Increases flexibility and productivity on the job site which results in accurate installations.
  • Exhibits minimal or no sagging when applied in vertical or inverted applications.

Click here to read more about 345 Platinum.

Don't forget to take advantage of the awesome monthly promo, featuring 345 Platinum, for our LATICRETE Stockists and Tilers!

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.

Monday, 7 September 2015

DURAFLOOR TGA™


Repair your Concrete Surface with DURAFLOOR TGA


Do you have an old, worn-out concrete surface that needs transforming?!  
LATICRETE  has the solution: DURAFLOOR TGA 

LATICRETE L&M Construction Chemicals, DURAFLOOR TGA is a unique blend of cements, polymers, colour and mineral aggregates to be used to resurface existing concrete surfaces. It combines the durability of concrete with colour and decorative aggregate to produce a high-performance floor with enduring beauty. 

DURAFLOOR TGA may also be used as a concrete patch and repair material, fixing spalls, pop-outs, pitting, and spalling of various sizes. The repair material can then be dyed and polished to closely resemble existing concrete surfaces.

Features and Benefits:

  • Creates a highly polished surface
  • Perfect for concrete repair in small and wide patching areas
  • Built-in permanent colour and texture
  • Reduces surface wear and dusting
  • Resembles concrete
  • Breathable

For more information on concrete floor restoration and decorative floor coatings from LATICRETE call us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Customer Testimonial






On-Site Visits in El Paso


Mosaic Artist, Julie Richey was appreciative when a LATICRETE Int. Technical Sales Rep, Nick Derr, went to the job site and offered technical support in selecting the best products for the project currently underway at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church.

"Dear Nick,

It was great meeting you in El Paso last week. Thanks so much for coming out to our site and helping us troubleshoot the waterproofing, drain and product selection. I love the glass tile adhesive's texture. I'm sure we'll use that in the future. We've decided to thinset the individual steps in the studio with fiberglass mesh before bringing them out to the site. They'll go in more like individual tiles rather than paper-faced sections.  That way, we control the evenness of the surface.

The contractor is happy about the drain suggestion and I hope this one works out - I wish they had known about your horizontal drains when they designed the project - that would have been ideal for hiding the drain, instead of having it right in the middle of our design. Oh well.

It's always great to meet Laticrete reps - you guys are the best!

Have a great weekend,
Julie"

For more information about Julie Richey and her various projects click here.

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

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Concrete Flooring Doesn't Have to be Boring!







LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® Sparta-Guard™ is a solid colour high performance concrete floor coating system that is designed to provide a durable and sanitary floor coating with minimal maintenance and rapid return to service. The Sparta-Guard™ Coating System consists of SPARTACOTE FLEX SB Pigment Base, Reactint® Pigment Pack, and SPARTACOTE FLEX SB™ Clear.

Features & Benefits:

  • Completely UV stable
  • 14 standard colours
  • Varied traction coefficients available
  • 1-Day installation with next-day return to service
  • 3x more durable than epoxy
  • Excellent colour/gloss retention
  • Low-emitting, green friendly options

SPARTACOTE® Sparta-Guard™ is widely used for shop floors, parking decks, laboratories, hospitals and other heavy-traffic applications. Click here to view more details. 

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.