Friday, 29 April 2016

TV Star Among the LATICRETE Team!



What a Supporter


Check it out - LATICRETE NSW Warehouse Storeman, Wally Van Gool with his family and Tim Gilbert from Channel 9, The Today Show.

Wally was interviewed at his home by Tim which was aired on The Today Show this morning. The interview was based on Wally's passionate support for the Western Sydney Wanderers soccer team. Wally is a fanatical Wanderers supporter - check out our previous soccer blog posts on Wally

The Western Sydney Wanderers made it to the Grand Final this weekend, against Adelaide United! 

Go the Wanderers (only cause The Roar lost in the semi-finals)!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Upcoming Profit Through Knowledge Seminars


Seminar: 11-12th May 2016
Topic: Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™)
Knowledge Creates Productivity and Profitability!

The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program. The seminar focus on the needs of construction professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry, as well as concrete floor restoration and resin coating industry, for those who want to improve their profitability and increase productivity with becoming familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products. This seminar includes both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

Our seminars cover commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. 

BENEFITS:
  • 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
  • Participate in hands-on product demonstrations

UPCOMING SEMINARS NEAR YOU:

  • Brisbane: 11-12th May, 2016. Topic: MVIS™
  • Sydney: 8-9 June, 2016
  • Melbourne: 6-7 July, 2016

All those who attend will receive a LATICRETE 15% Rebate. Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited! 

Click here for more information, call 1800 331 012 or email seminars@laticrete.com.au to book your seat.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Dazzling Water Feature





After attending the LATICRETE Educational Demo at Walker Tilers, tiler Kyle Harvison in NSW created this amazing feature waterfall using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout with DAZZLE™ components. 

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.  

SPECTRALOCK Grout DAZZLE adds metallic and "Glow-In-The-Dark" enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout. These high-end design elements offer limitless imaginative applications. Use DAZZLE on walls and floors to accentuate metallic tiles, glass tiles, mosaics, stone and listellos.

For more details on this project contact Kyle at kyleharvison@bigpond.com.

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

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tile Today Mag Features LATICRETE!





Latest Issue of Tile Today is Out Now!


If you haven't seen the latest issue of Tile Today #89 as yet, check out the full digital version here. 

LATICRETE gets featured in a number of places. For a comprehensive "LATICRETE" issue, check out the following pages:



  • "How Much of the Tile Joint Needs to be Filled With Grout" - Technical Article written by LATICRETE Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray, on Page 24.
  • "Hilton's Rainbow Tower" - LATICRETE Project Spotlight on Page 48.
  • Full page advert on Page 49.
  • Adhesive Selection Guide for 2016 on Page 52. 
  • Product Feature - HYDRO BAN® Adhesive & Sealant on Page 69.
  • "Laticrete Australia Appoints Technical Sales Rep in Victoria" on Page 72.

An extract of the featured project spotlight: Hilton's Rainbow Tower.
"With 16,000 tiles the murals stand 87 metres tall, eight metres wide and can be seen on either end of the tower. After more than 45 years the integrity of the installation was failing. The murals’ loose and weather-beaten tiles posed a serious safety concern. The entire installation needed to be replaced." To continue reading, go to Page 48.

Are you getting ready to start a project? 


Contact us about your next project or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 22 April 2016

LATICRETE Australia Mobile App


Australia LATICRETE App!



The LATICRETE Australia Product Information App is an industry-first, full-service reference tool. Whether you are a professional contractor, tileshop, distributor, dealer or a do-it-yourselfer, you will find the application to be a welcome addition to your tool kit! Available for iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad™, Android™ and Windows phones.

FEATURES 

  • Product CatalogueNetwork-updateable product listing with descriptions, packaging details and direct-links to additional documentation on LATICRETE Australia products.
  • Coverage Calculator: Get quick coverage estimates for LATICRETE grouts and adhesives by simply selecting your desired grout and adhesive, tile size and grout joint width in English or Metric units!
  • Contact Us: The ability to email our Technical Services Department at your finger tips OR  contact us by calling our Call Free number - 1800 331 012!

Click here for more information on downloading the LATICRETE Mobile App.

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

Thursday, 21 April 2016

LATICRETE Technical Support and Training






We Do Job Site Training and More!


Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, was in Gundagai, NSW. 
Craig had members from the Gundagai Council and CE Industries participate in demonstrations and provided training on the job site on LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) and LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive. 

LATICRETE will be there - on or off the job site, providing technical support and advice. We provide customised training at your premises or ours, demo's, trade events, samples, and customised specifications for YOUR project! 

Contact us for more info on our upcoming LATICRETE Seminars, Trade Events and Demos happening around your area soon, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with the Trade Events by following us Facebook.

Call 1800 331 012 for more info or contact us here.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

STONETECH® Gets a New Look


Out with the RED, In with the BLUE!


STONETECH® products have new packaging - same products but now under the LATICRETE brand.

All STONETECH packaging will be fully transitioned by July 2016.
Keep your eyes peeled!

Contact Sareen Stone, your STONETECH stockist for more information on our STONETECH® line, or contact us here.   

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

March Competition Winner

Paul Smith from DIY Pools with his winning prize 


The Apple® iPad® Air Winner Is...


Check it out - the recent winner of our 'Win an an Apple® iPad® Air Competition' is: 
Paul Smith, from DIY Pools, Victoria! 

Erin Fraser, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep met Paul on site and presented him with the winning prize. Paul was all smiles and happy to have his prize in hand after his entry had been drawn last Thursday! 

Keep an eye on our social media pages or the Promotions Page for future competitions and promotions! 

Want to learn about LATICRETE products that save you time and money, as well as increase your profitability and productivity? Join us at the next Profit Through Knowledge Seminar - See the full schedule here.

Contact us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your next project, arrange a demo, request FREE samples or for technical support, contact us here.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Educational Demo at Cinajus





LATICRETE will be at Cinajus on Thursday 28th April for a Trade Event from 3pm and we would love you to come join the fun! 

This educational demo will focus on:
MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Installation System.
PERMACOLOR® Select - High performance cement grout.

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and find out how LATICRETE Systems and Warranties can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation!

Where: Cinajus
Address: 32 Bryant Street, Padstow NSW 2211
When: Thursday 28th April, 2016, 3pm.


RSVP
Scott: 02 9773 5677 or 
Craig: 0418 761 428
Email: scott@cinajus.com


See Craig on the day to claim your door prize!

Friday, 15 April 2016

And Our Competition Winner is...


Geoff from SRJ gives the competition the thumbs up

And the winner is...

Geoff from SRJ Auditors validated the draw!

And The Winner Is...


In continuing with the 60th celebrations of LATICRETE, LATICRETE Australia recently ran a competition for tilers to Win an Apple® iPad® Air. 
On April 14th, with the help of SRJ Auditors, the entries were drawn and the lucky winner is Paul Smith from DIY Pools in Victoria. Paul purchased his materials from Stone & Tile Centre in Mornington, VIC.

Thanks to all the entrants and to our LATICRETE stockists for your continued support and for taking part in our competition. We trust Paul will enjoy his new Apple® iPad® Air!

Keep an eye out on our social media pages or the Promotions Page for future competitions and promotions! 

Want to learn about LATICRETE products that save you time and money, as well as increase your profitability and productivity? Join us at the next Profit Through Knowledge Seminar - See the full schedule here.

Contact us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your next project, arrange a demo, request FREE samples or for technical support or contact us here.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

LatiFamily Addition!






Little Bundle of Joy!


On Tuesday 12th April at 2:39am, our LATICRETE Australia Plant & Logistics Manager, Jamie Young and his wife Tamara, became proud parents for the first time! They welcomed their baby boy, Kobe Roy Brian Young, to the world at a healthy 3.6kg and 54cm long. Jamie has hopes his little man will be a big basketball and football fan just like Daddy: 

"Bottom one is my little "Jordan" basketball beanie. Panthers and NSW blues jersey to come."

We wish Jamie and Tamara many years of joy with the new blessing in their lives!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Now in Western Australia


Exciting News at LATICRETE!


We are excited to announce Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, has confirmed Tilers Express in Western Australia is now distributing LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials across Western Australia. 

“Justin Ryan, Managing Director of Tilers Express in Western Australia, approached LATICRETE to  become a preferred LATICRETE stockist. Justin and his team have worked closely with the LATICRETE team to make this possible. We are excited to be venturing into Western Australia and in having Tilers Express as the preferred LATICRETE stockist. This is a goal we have been working towards to continue the growth for LATICRETE Australia.” said Neil Warden.

Tilers Express WA will stock a full range of LATICRETE products for all tile and stone applications. Tilers Express can be contacted on (08) 6388 8988 or email Aaron Holdaway: a.holdaway@tilersexpresswa.com.au

Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo, FREE samples or for technical support - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Decorative Floors In One Day!

Looking old and worn
Wow - what a fresh look



Residential Garage Gets a Fresh Look


Check out this residential garage floor completed by Floor Masters in New Zealand, using the SPARTACOTE® Guard™ concrete coating system.

"Quick garage floor - one day in and out. First photo in the morning, 2nd photo at the end of the day - love the speed and performance of Sparta-Guard." - Floor Masters. 

SPARTACOTE 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 SPARTACOTE Guard coating system consists of SPARTACOTE FLEX SB™ Pigment Base, Reactint® Pigment Pack, and SPARTACOTE FLEX SB™ Clear. 

The SPARTACOTE Guard system is available in 14x standard colours, has excellent colour and gloss retention, and is 3x more durable than epoxy coatings. SPARTACOTE Guard is widely used for shop floors, garages,  parking decks, laboratories, hospitals and other heavy-traffic applications. Click here to view more details. 

Contact us to discuss your next flooring project or to arrange a mock-up by calling LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Fun Day at Walker Tiles Event!





Tilers in Goulburn, NSW, attended a LATICRETE Trade Event at Walker Tiles with LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter.

Those who attended had the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations and gained valuable knowledge on the below LATICRETE products and the available System Warranties :

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Can we interest you in a demo or trade event for your team? Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Sareen Stone Blog



Read what Sareen Stone, your local LATICRETE and STONETECH stockist had to say about delivering excellent performance with minimal environmental impact with LATICRETE PERMACOLOR® Grout and STONETECH® in their April monthly blog posting:

"Our newest addition to our product range, Laticrete Permacolor Grout, offers optimum performance yet produces low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and is Greenguard® Certified. Laticrete Permacolor Grout is fast setting (you can walk on it in as little as 3 hours), is crack and shrink resistant and is the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution.

The STONETECH range of water-based sealers will perform equal to and often better than solvent-based sealers. They are highly effective on a range of stone and can be applied when the stone is wet – accelerating the sealing process and saving precious time." Click here to continue reading.

For more information on the LATICRETE range of products, call on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Throwback Thursday

David A. Rothberg, Henry B. Rothberg and the late Dr Henry M. Rothberg
Henry B. Rothberg in the 1980's
Henry B. Rothberg on a jobsite in the 1980's

We continue to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of LATICRETE, in another week of Throwback Thursday, taking us back to the late 1970's and 1980's:

  • Top photo - David A. Rothberg, Henry B. Rothberg and the late Dr Henry M. Rothberg in the late 1970's.
  • Middle photo - Henry B. Rothberg presenting at Tile Contractor Seminar at United Tile in Seattle April 1980. 
  • Bottom photo - Henry B. Rothberg demonstrating LATICRETE products on jobsite in Hawaii in the 1980's. 
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.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Come Join Us at Total Creations, Griffith!


 

Want to Save on Time and Labour?

LATICRETE will be at Total Creations, Griffith, NSW on Tuesday 12th April for a Trade Event from 4pm onwards and we would love you to come join the fun and get to demo with LATICRETE products!  

This will be a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter to find out how LATICRETE Systems and Warranties can turn your project in to another globally proven tile and stone installation.
 
The Trade Event will focus on the needs of construction professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry for those who want to improve their profitability and increase on productivity with becoming familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products.
 
Where: Total Creations, Griffith  
Address: 242 Hamilton Rd, Griffith NSW 2680
When: Tuesday 12th April, 4pm

RSVP
Mark: 02 6963 5209 Or
Craig Hunter: 0418 761 428
Email: mark@totalcreations.com.au

Unable to make the event? Contact Craig or the team at LATICRETE to discuss your project or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.
 


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

On-Site Training







Peter from AJ Bristow Building was appreciative when Craig Hunter,  from LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was on the  job site at MLC Private School, Burwood NSW  training the team on how to use PERMACOLOR® and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout. The project was the cafeteria which consisted of 380m2, using penny round mosaics and the following LATICRETE products:
 
HYDRO BAN® - A single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane.
335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - 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.
PERMACOLOR® Grout offers the maximum performance available in a cement-based grout, providing consistent colour and antimicrobial protection to resist stain-causing mould and mildew.
SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grouta patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.

Are you getting ready to start a project? 
Contact us about your next project or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 4 April 2016

New Month - Great New Promo

 


Calling all LATICRETE Stockists! This promo is one not to be missed - For the month of April when you buy 6x 10L LATAPOXY® 310 kits, get 2x 10L LATAPOXY 310 kits FREE!*
Click here to view the April monthly LATICRETE Stockist promo.
 
LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is 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. Suitable for interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, ceilings and soffits. Click here for more information and to view an installation video.

Tilers - The Win an iPad competition is now closed BUT don't forget to send in you tax invoices that were dated in the month of March - entries can still be sent in until April 8th. The winner of the drawn on April 14th!

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.
 

*Conditions Apply