Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Trade BBQ at Mudgee Tile Centre




Knowledge is the Key to Success 


LATICRETE will be at Mudgee Tile Centre, NSW, on Tuesday 31st October 5-7pm for a Trade Information afternoon - come join us for a BBQ, prizes and giveaways!

Chat with Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, about your projects and learn how LATICRETE products are designed to save you time and money when time is critical - reducing job site problems - earning more $$$ through increased productivity. 

Products of focus will be:
  • HYDRO BAN® - Fast drying waterproof/crack isolation membrane tile on the same day.
  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar.
  • PERMACOLOR® Select GroutHigh performance cement based grout suitable for swimming pools; commercial and residential. Fast setting - walk on in just 3 hours.

Event Details
Where: Mudgee Tile Centre 
Address: 22 Perry St, Mudgee, New South Wales, NSW 2850
When: Tuesday 31st October, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

RSVP
Phone: (02) 6372 6655

We hope to see you there!

Monday, 16 October 2017

What a View!



Adept Pools recently completed this beautiful pool project with a glass front at Nelson Bay in NSW. Adept Pools have chosen the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling system to deliver the highest quality work. 

Are you planing a pool project in the near future? Check out the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling systems brochure which includes a LATICRETE System Warranty. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling System Brochure.

Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications and technical support.
  
Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Knowledge Exchange at Amber Orange




LATICRETE will be at Amber Tiles in Orange on Monday 30th October for a Trade Demo. We would love you to come join the fun! 

This event is a great opportunity to enjoy a free sausage sizzle and chat with your local NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter. Find out how LATICRETE Systems and Warranties can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation!

Products of focus:
  • HYDRO BAN® - Fast drying waterproof/crack isolation membrane tile on the same day.
  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar.
  • PERMACOLOR® Select Grout - High performance cement based grout suitable for swimming pools; commercial and residential. Fast setting - walk on in just 3 hours.

Details of the Trade Event:
Where: Amber Orange
Date: 30th October, 2017
Time: 5pm-7pm
Address: 26 - 32 Peisley St, Orange NSW 2800

RSVP
Dave: (02) 6361 7366 or
Craig: 0418 761 428

Attend the Amber Orange Trade Event and get a 15% LATICRETE Rebate* off your next LATICRETE purchase.

Speak to your LATICRETE Rep for all the details.

*Conditions Apply

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Elegant Brisbane Bathroom


K Tiling + Stone have recently completed this elegant bathroom north of Brisbane. The project consists of 600x300mm marble look porcelain tiles on walls and 600x300mm dark grey tiles for the floors. A range of LATICRETE materials were used for the installation including: 

  • 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. 
  • Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive is a creamy and smooth to trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces. Mixed with either water or for additional strength and performance with LATICRETE latex admixtures for installing porcelain, vitrified, ceramic and stone tiles on floors and walls in both internal and external areas. 


Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here sales@laticrete.com.au.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Residential Garage Make-Over







A residential garage recently got a renovation using the LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ BLENDED CHIP coating system with Mica Chip. 

SPARTACOTE BLENDED CHIP provides a capable, seamless flooring finish suitable for numerous commercial and residential applications, it is also available in a wide assortment of blends and finishes to suit your designer needs. With a contoured finish to allow for optimal traction, this minimal maintenance coating system offers 1-day installation and next day return to service.

Key Features:
  • Wide assortment of blends and finishes
  • May be used as a floor & wall coating
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Contoured finish allows for optimal traction
  • 1-day installation with next-day return to service

For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.

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

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Increased Bond and Compressive Strength


LATABOND™ Latex Admixture


Do you need a latex admixture to increase the strength and performance of your cement mix? LATABOND™ is the solution. LATABOND is a specially designed latex admixture for use in Portland cement adhesives. Designed to be used with LATICRETE thin-set adhesives, Portland cement or site mixed sand and cement to make thin-set adhesives, slurry bond coats, cement mortar beds, cement renders, stuccos, cement grouts and other cement mixes to improve the performance of these adhesives and cement mixes.

Key Features
  • Reduces water absorption of adhesives
  • Interior and exterior installations
  • Fortifies thin-set adhesives
  • Increased bond and compressive strength
  • Superior flexibility
  • Shock, vibration, chemical and frost resistant

Click here for more information 

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, 6 October 2017

Another Great Pool Project!

LATAPOXY Moisture Shield Applied


HYDRO BAN® Applied


A residential in-ground pool project in Willoughby, NSW, received a refurb using LATICRETE pool installation materials. The project consisted pool builders, Mr Pools, refurbishing the 75m2 swimming pool. The team from Sydney Waterproofing & Sealing Solutions (SWSS) supplied and applied LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield and HYDRO BAN® waterproofing.


  • LATAPOXY Moisture Shield - LATAPOXY Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN - 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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure.

Contact us to discuss your next project, visit your job site or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Product Feature: Epistrip Ultra Clean



Product Feature: Epistrip Ultra Clean

Do need a cleaner to remove haze and film from your tile and stone? The solution: Epistrip Ultra Clean!

Epistrip Ultra Clean is specially formulated to remove epoxy grout film, latex haze and graffiti from tile and stone surfaces. A simple and effective cleaner for removing particularly, epoxy haze from the surface of tiles. For more product information click here.

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.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

SPARTACOTE™ Metallic system - Part 1

Distributing base coat on substrate

Rolling out base colour

Part B ready to mix with metallic colour

Adding SPARTACOTE FLEX Clear Part B

Metallic coat to go over black base

Over the past few weeks we have been sharing in the application process for LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ Flooring Systems and have so far featured the SPARTACOTE™ BLENDED CHIP system. The images above show the initial steps in the application of the SPARTACOTE Metallic system.

To start, measured amounts of SPARTACOTE POLYASPARTIC PIGMENT™ and SPARTACOTE FLEX Pigment Base Kit Part A are mixed together. Once these have dispersed completely, mix in with the SPARTACOTE FLEX PIGMENT Base Kit Part B to create the black base coat for the system. Distribute evenly by pouring the material out in 'ribbons' and roll the black base colour out over the substrate. Once applied, leave to dry. To create the Metallic coat, mix measured amounts of SPARTACOTE FLEX ™ Clear Part A with your chosen Metallic pigment. Add SPARTACOTE FLEX Clear Part B to create the metallic coat which will go over the black base. Keep your eyes peeled next week to see the next steps of the application process.

SPARTACOTE Metallic Pigment is designed to provide one of a kind colour brilliance and depth to concrete flooring and can provide designers with the ability to significantly enhance the ambiance of any environment. SPARTACOTE Metallic offers single day application - giving you a next-day return to service time frame.

Features & Benefits:
  • 12x vibrant colours
  • Easy to install
  • Single day application with next-day return to service
  • Unique application techniques

For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.

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

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Waterproofing Training at Holmesglen TAFE





LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Erin Fraser, recently carried out waterproofing training for apprentices at Holmesglen TAFE in Victoria. Students had the opportunity to learn about the regulations, standards, and responsibilities, as well as gain hands-on experience with HYDRO BAN®.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site & in-house structured and tailored, product specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training programs are specifically developed for industry professionals who want to improve their profitability and increase their productivity. Seminars include both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

Have you signed up for our FREE training courses and seminars?
For more info on our upcoming Events happening around your area, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with the Trade Events by following us Facebook.

Contact us to book your seat at our next FREE training seminar, or arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Another Great Project from Wright Pools!




Wright Pools in NSW have been busy with this pool refurb in Manly, which consisted of 50m2 of pool surrounds and 12m2 of pool waterline. Wright Pools tiled and grouted using a wide range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products used
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - A factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix.
  • HYDRO BAN® - A thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners. 
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - A stainless, pigment free, colour-fast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone. Can be used for interior and exterior applications.
  • 254 Platinum - 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.  
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - A patented high performance epoxy grout which offers all the great features of SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout - colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation - with enhanced performance. 
  • LATASIL™ - A high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. Suitable for exterior and interior use.   

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure

Contact us to discuss your next project, visit your job site or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.


*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Friday, 29 September 2017

Warm Welcome!


Thumbs up for LATICRETE! Ryan, store manager from Kim's - My Tile Market in Girraween NSW, is excited to join the LatiFamily as a preferred stockist for all your LATIRCRETE needs. Drop in to see the friendly team today! 

Address: 30 Oramzi Rd, Girraween, NSW 2145
​Phone: (02) 9769 0600

LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the ceramic tile and stone installation industry today.  Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install. 

For more information on 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.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

MVIS™ Veneer Mortar now manufactured in Australia

New Packgaing - Now manufactured in Australia

Jatin Patel, Chemist at LATICRETE Australia 

New Packaging For Locally Manufactured Product


As we continue to build our brand, we are excited to announce, MVIS™ Veneer Mortar is now manufactured in Australia. The new 20kg packaging has been rolled out to the market - so keep your eyes peeled!
 

MVIS 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.

Key Features
  • Incredible non-sag performance – faster easier installations
  • Revolutionary patented formula provides maximum bond strength to veneers and substrate – exceeds ANSI A118.4 requirements
  • Mixes only with water
  • Reinforced with Kevlar®
  • Lightweight mortar — very smooth and easy to apply
  • GREENGUARD certified for low VOC’s
  • Inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew with antimicrobial product protection
Send a pic when you spot the new MVIS Veneer Mortar bag to marketing@laticrete.com.au and we will send you a FREE T-Shirt!

For more information contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Killara Pool Project




A residential in-ground pool project in Killara, NSW, received a refurb using a full LATICRETE pool tiling system which qualified for a 15 year system warranty. The project consisted of 80m2 swimming pool including spa area, tiled with Ezarri 25x25mm glass mosaics.The team from Sydney Waterproofing & Sealing Solutions (SWSS) supplied and applied LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield and HYDRO BAN® waterproofing for pool builders, Mr Pools, before the tiling commenced. 

LATICRETE products used: 

  • LATAPOXY Moisture Shield - a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners. 
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • LATASIL™ - a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure.
Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Swimming Pool System Warranty.

Contact us to discuss your next project, visit your job site or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Brisbane Bathroom Gets Facelift



K Tiling + Stone
 have recently finished this great bathroom in Brisbane for JJN Constructions. The project consists of 300x300mm floor tiles and 300x100mm beveled edged subway tiles in brick bond pattern on the walls. A range of LATICRETE materials were used for the installation. 

Products used include:
  • 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. 
  • Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive is a creamy and smooth to trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces. Mixed with either water or for additional strength and performance with LATICRETE latex admixtures for installing porcelain, vitrified, ceramic and stone tiles on floors and walls in both internal and external areas. 


Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here sales@laticrete.com.au.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Bonding to Difficult Substrates and Tile




In a technical article featured in Tile Today #94, Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides an informative discussion on bonding difficult substrates & tiles, and why epoxy adhesives are effective when greater chemical resistance or strength is required. 

"Every now and then we come across tiles or substrates that can’t be installed or installed on directly with our regular or even premium cement based adhesive. A cement or dispersion based adhesive may not be able to achieve the bond to the tile or the substrate as required. The water they contain may cause an undesirable physical change in the tile, like in the case of moisture sensitive stone.


Corrosion needs to be controlled or a high PH, for instance, may be too corrosive. It may also be that the adhesive does not have the required chemical resistance for your particular installation. So what do you use when you want to install tiles on steel, stainless steel, or epoxy backed tile to concrete surfaces? When executing installations with steel or polyester, it is desirable there is the least amount of involvement of underlayments or other improvisations where structural integrity is otherwise intact. Direct bonding is preferred." Click here to continue reading.

For more information or for technical support, call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au. Chat to us and arrange a demo or a FREE sample.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Tile Power Penrith Stock LATICRETE



Spotted - Tile Power Penrith flying the LATICRETE flag! Tile Power in Penrith is your local stockist for all your LATICRETE materials - so head in and visit the friendly team today! 

LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the ceramic tile and stone installation industry today. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install. 

Head over to Tile Power Penrith to get your LATICRETE materials - or call the friendly team on (02) 4722 2550.

Address: 1/135 Coreen Avenue, Penrith NSW 2750

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

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