Wednesday, 30 November 2016




Hot Weather and High MVER 

Article by: Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager



It is normally this time of the year that we issue high temperature alerts and warn of their effects on tile installation systems. Summer time is also that time of year where external backgrounds or substrates are frequently subjected to the effects of high humidity and inundation in combination with high temperatures. 

These conditions can be very problematic when it comes to the installation of moisture sensitive tiles and membranes due to the likely occurrence of wet substrates and high Moisture Vapour Emission Rates (MVER). 

In these conditions, when curing membranes are applied over substrates with higher than desirable moisture conditions, they can lock in moisture under the membrane. When this moisture is subsequently heated due to hot site conditions, it can cause vapour bubbles to form under the membrane with the capacity to debond the membrane from the substrate as it is curing. The excessive MVER condition will continue to be problematic unless it is controlled. 

Moisture blocking coatings can control the MVER to levels that is safe for membranes. They still release moisture and allow substrates and backgrounds to breath but at a rate that does not cause a problem for the membrane. When these conditions are present or likely to be present, moisture blocking coatings like LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield will help you get on with the job. Click here for the Product Data Sheet on LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield.

For more information or for Technical Support call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au to arrange a demo or a FREE sample

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

LATICRETE Australia - Important Dates for Dec/Jan



LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the festive season!

Please see the above important dates regarding No Shipping or ReceivingLast Shipping and Business Day for 2016 and when LATICRETE Australia will Re-open for business in 2017

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2016 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us - Call 1800 331 012, email: sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your LATICRETE Sales Rep.

Monday, 28 November 2016

"Zero Slumping and Great Workability"



"Laying this timber look porcelain tile, directly to concrete slab with great ease, using only the best 335 off white, zero slumping and great workability" - Liam Patterson, Perfect Joint Tiling. 

Liam from Perfect Joint Tiling was kind enough to share with us his project currently underway in Western Australia. The timber look tiles have been laid using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive which was purchased from Tilers Express Western Australia.

335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installation a wide range of tile and stone for exterior and underwater applications. 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1.

Key Features and Benefits:
  • Interior and exterior use
  • High performance flexible cement based adhesive
  • High tack, non sag
  • Superior bond to masonry
  • Extended open time
  • Easy to use – Plastic and workable
For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Thanksgiving Wishes




The team from LATICRETE Australia send warm Thanksgiving wishes to all our customers, friends and colleagues who celebrate in this day. 

May your day be filled with blessings and joy!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Thumbs up for 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive




LATICRETE Products Make Tiling Projects Easy!


NSW Tiler Mitch Kennedy shared in his huge excitement with LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, in that its Mitch's first time using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, purchased from LATICRETE Stockist, Tuggerah Tiles in NSW.

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. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, supeior bond to masonry.  

Key Features and Benefits:
  • Interior and exterior use
  • High performance flexible cement based adhesive
  • High tack, non sag
  • Extended open time
  • Easy to use – Plastic and workable
For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway Chose LATICRETE




Only LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE® Flooring Systems Will Do!


Earlier this month, just before the NASCAR Triple-A Texas 500 Tripleheader weekend in the USA, Texas Motor Speedway partnered with Inter Tech Flooring and LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® to bring a brand new high-performance floor to the garage areas and technical inspection bays. 

The process involved the application of SPARTACOTE Resinous Coatings and moisture mitigation over approximately 2044m2, and with over 40 high-performance cars being worked on, the NASCAR garage was full of power tools, hot tyres, hot torches that leave abrasive debris, solvents, engine fluids and cleaners - a durable flooring system was needed to rise to the challenge. 

Designers required black and yellow zebra stripes for the NASCAR inspection bays, deep cherry-red coatings in the walkways, and over 90 feet of Texas-size Speedway logos embedded in those cherry-red spaces. Continue reading the Project Spotlight here

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. 

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Residential Project Progress in Teneriffe




We recently blogged about a residential project in Teneriffe, QLD, that has been undergoing renovations by Darren James Interiors and Sam Gardener from Sam Gardener Tiling. The project has been coming along nicely and we are excited to share updated pics of the progress on this installation

A range of LATICRETE products have been selected as the preferred installation materials. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 345 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. 

Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us for technical support or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Monday, 21 November 2016

West Queensland Pool Project





Recently we posted a video on our social media which captured the progress of a pool project underway in Mungallala, west Queensland, by David and his team from Ison Tile & Stone. The pool has now been completed and we are excited to share details and pictures of this great project! 

The pool project consists of 150m2 of mosaic tiles 50m2 of 1200x600 pool coping. 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive was the chosen installation material for the project. 

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. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry. Click here for more product information and for an installation video.

Are you getting ready to start a project? 
Contact us for technical advice or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Friday, 18 November 2016

LATICRETE SPARTACOTE® Guard™



LATICRETE 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.

Features & Benefits:
  • 14 standard colours 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 Guard is widely used for shop floors, 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. 


Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

You Are Invited: Tile Power Gregory Hills Grand Opening


Grand Opening Invitation: 26 November 2016


LATICRETE will be at Tile Power Gregory Hills, NSW on Saturday, 26th November to help celebrate in the Grand Opening of their store. Bring the family, come join in on the fun and enjoy a FREE sausage sizzle, live radio, and Queen Elsa from 'Frozen' will be there for the kids - and more! 


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

Details of the Grand Opening at Tile Power Gegory Hills:

Address: 3/79 Lasso Rd, Gregory Hills, NSW 2557.
Date: Saturday, 26th November, 
Time: 9am-1pm.
Contact: Tile Power Gregory Hills 
Tel: (02) 4623 1747

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

STONETECH® Sealers Get Thumbs Up


Interesting Read on the STONETECH® Range


Read what Sareen Stone has to say in their blog about LATICRETE STONETECH® Water-based Sealers:

"STONETECH Water-based Sealers are relied upon to deliver, while ensuring they offer all the benefits of an environmentally friendly product – low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), minimal fumes & less odours. All the products in the range will preserve the natural look of stone, resulting in a natural finish.

Excellent Performance
Sometimes the expectation is that if a product is environmentally friendly it doesn’t always deliver the results. STONETECH water-based sealers are environmentally friendly and offer excellent performance – performing equal to and in some circumstances better than solvent based sealers.

Easy to Use
STONETECH water-based sealers are professional grade sealers. With this in mind, STONETECH water-based sealers have be reformulated to assist in easy application and clean-up is quick requiring the use of only water! Unbelievably they can be applied to wet stone which means less time on the job waiting for stone to dry."

Click here to continue reading and to view the wide range of LATICRETE products available from Sareen Stone.

Contact Sareen Stone for more information or contact us here.  

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Warm Welcome to Tuggerah Tiles


Owners: Allan and Brooke Frew, Tuggerah Tiles


We are excited to share, Allan and Brooke Frew, owners of Tuggerah Tiles, have joined the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. 

Drop in to see the friendly team at Tuggerah Tiles and stock up with all your LATICRETE products! 

Address: Shop 3, 9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah, NSW 2251
Phone: 02 4335 1388

Tuggerah Tiles trading hours: 
Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 2:00pm

For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.