Tuesday, 22 August 2017

SPARTACOTE™ BLENDED CHIP Flooring System

Measuring out correct amounts to mix together

Mixing pigment base and pigment together

Distributing base coat in 'ribbons'

Rolling base colour over the substrate

Broadcasting chip flakes over wet base

Over the coming weeks we will be featuring a range of LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ Flooring Systems and the application process. The images above show the application of SPARTACOTE BLENDED CHIP system.

Firstly, measured amounts of SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE™ Pigment Base and Polyaspartic Pigment are mixed together to create the base coat for the system. The base coat is distributed evenly by pouring 'ribbons' and then rolling out over the substrate. Once the base coat has been applied, and while still wet, Chip flakes are broadcast evenly over the wet resin, ensuring total coverage. This is then left to dry before continuing the next step. Keep your eyes peeled next week to see the final steps of the application process.

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.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Committed to Education






LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from NSW, Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter, were at Coastwide Waterproofing & Remedial Services on Friday for a Trade Information morning. Installers that attended had the opportunity to chat with Joe and Craig to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products that are designed to increase productivity and profitability.

Products of focus were:

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.

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

Friday, 18 August 2017

We Want YOU!



Do you have the Passion, Skills, Drive and Commitment to join the LATICRETE Australia team?? If you do, we want to hear from you!

We currently have a position available for the right candidate: 

  • LATICRETE Australia, NSW Technical Sales Rep - click here for more info.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a global company that has led the industry for the last 60 years with pioneering technology and advancements.

If you have the skills, or know of someone who is the perfect fit, head to the Careers page on our website and apply now!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Randwick TAFE Training





In July LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from NSW, Craig Hunter, and LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager, Fred Gray, conducted training at Randwick TAFE. 1st year tiling students were actively hands on with practical learning, with the opportunity to mix, use, and feel the difference between a range of LATICRETE adhesives. 

In the classroom students discussed the various technical characteristics and classifications of adhesives, to be better prepared and informed about choosing the right adhesive for different projects they may encounter in the workplace, e.g. Large thin panel tile, pool mosaics, and commercial applications. 

LATICRETE products demonstrated include:
  • Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive - 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.
  • LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive - A superior performance polymer fortified, rubber reinforced thin-set adhesive for installing ceramic tile and stone using the thin-bed method of installation. Designed for interior and exterior floor and wall installations of all types of ceramic tiles, porcelain tile and stone over concrete, exterior glue plywood and a variety of substrates.
  • 254 Platinum (Previously 345 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. 254 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. Designed to just mix with water. Suitable for immersed installations. Meets and exceeds the requirements for a C2TES2P2 classification.

At LATICRETE we provide training and classes that discuss commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training utilises both classroom and hands-on product demonstrations.

Want to arrange a demo or seminar customised for you and your team?  Call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Renovations Continue in Tinbeerwah





We recently shared a residential project in Tinbeerwah, QLD, by Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group. We are excited to share the next stage of the project, which is a 46m2 exterior undercover car space at the front of the home. The 300x600x9mm porcelain tiles have been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials:

  • STRATA_MAT™ - A next generation high performance uncoupling mat for use under tile and stone installations for both residential and commercial applications. Designed to replace traditional underlayment materials. Engineered to allow safe, reliable installations of tile and stone over "problematic" surfaces such as wood, cracked concrete, post and pre-tensioned concrete.
  • 355 Premium Flexible AdhesiveA 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. 
  • 254 Platinum (Previously 345 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. 254 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout - A patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.

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.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane


Product Feature: HYDRO BAN®

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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. 

HYDRO BAN features rapid drying time for a faster time to tile, and changes colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured. 

Key Features
  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4858 and AS4654.1 for a Class 3 Membrane
  • Thin; only 0.5 mm – 0.8 mm thick when cured
  • Anti-fracture protection of up to 3 mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
  • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per TCNA performance levels (RE: ASTM C627 Robinson Floor Test)
  • IAPMO approved
  • Contains antimicrobial product protection
  • Safe—no solvents and non-flammable

Click here for more information and for an installation video.

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, 14 August 2017

Great Turn out for NSW Seminars!






Last week LATICRETE Australia held free training seminars on Pool Tiling Installations Systems and Complete Tiling Systems at our LATICRETE NSW Training Centre.

Industry professionals from Maestro Building Group, Mets Tiling, The Other Side Landscapes, Pool Mobile, Team Delaney Tiling, and Kyle Harvison Tiling got the opportunity to be actively involved in discussions, classroom learning, and hands-on demonstrations using LATICRETE products.

These events are a great way to learn about LATICRETE products and general knowledge about our industry or prepare you for upcoming projects. Interaction on this level is second to none.

UPCOMING SEMINARS NEAR YOU:
  • Melbourne: 6-7 September, 2017
  • Brisbane: 11-12 October, 2017
  • Sydney: 8-9 November, 2017

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.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Knowledge Exchange at Twin Towns Sand & Gravel


LATICRETE will be at Twin Towns Sand & Gravel on Friday 25th August from 6:30am. This is a great opportunity to chat with your QLD LATICRETE Rep, Shane Anderson, about LATICRETE products that will save you time and money! 

Products of focus include:

Event Details
Where: Twin Towns Sand & Gravel
Address: 25 Rivendell Dr, Tweed Heads, NSW 2486
When: Friday 25th August 2017
Time: 6:30am

RSVP
Andrew: (07) 5523 6004
Shane: 0422 177 973 
Email: sand@brimsgroup.com.au

See you there! 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tumut Community Labyrinth for Peace






Tumut in NSW recently had an octagonal stone labyrinth installed as a joint community project between the Rotary Club of Tumut and the Blakeney Millar Foundation. Mark Paine Landscapes, along with other landscaping teams, were a part of the project which received donated materials for the installation, including LATICRETE products.  

LATICRETE products used include
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder -  A factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Designed for use with 4237 Latex Additive to produce a high strength adhesive for ceramic tile and stone that meets and exceeds the requirements of national and international standards. 
  • 4237 Latex Additive - A specially designed latex additive for use with 211 Crete Filler Powder to make a high strength latex thin bed and medium bed adhesive up to 15 mm. For installing all types of tile, stone and agglomerates. Also for use with Portland cement to make slurry bond coats for mortar beds and with thin set adhesives to give improved performance and longer open time.

The Tumut Community Labyrinth for Peace, approximately 1200m2, is to commemorate those who have served, and is a place for reflection, celebration and learning.To recognise the men and women of the Tumut district who served in times of war, the labyrinth features symbols from the conflicts throughout the stonework. 

The official opening for the Labyrinth is on this Saturday August 12th, 2017, where members of the community are welcomed to celebrate and remember. 

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

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Trade Brekky at Bayset Geebung


LATICRETE will be at Bayset Geebung from 6:30am tomorrow for a Trade Information Brekky - We would love you to come join the fun! This event is a great opportunity to chat with your local QLD Technical Sales Reps, Mitchell Haw and Shane Anderson, and find out how LATICRETE Systems and Warranties can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation!

Knowledge Exchange Will Focus On:

Event Details: 
Bayset Geebung - Thursday 10th August, 6:30am
238 Robinson Road, Geebung QLD 4566

RSVP:
Bayset Geebung: (07) 3918 4111

We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Bluestone Project in the Blue Mountains







This beautiful Bluestone was cladded to an exterior facade using LATAPOXY® 310 Rapid Stone Adhesive by CINAJUS, in Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains.

LATAPOXY 310 Rapid 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 Rapid Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C. Interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, celilings and soffits.

Key Features
  • Fast Permanent Bond - 5 to 8 minute set time
  • Easy to Use - 1:1 mixing ratio by volume
  • Non-Staining - ideal for white and light coloured marbles, other stones and tiles
  • Withstands shock and vibration
  • Durable permanent bond, will not deteriorate over time
  • Non-Sag - when applied up to 25 mm thick
Click here for more information and view installation video.

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

Monday, 7 August 2017

Warm Welcome!







Meet our newest distributor, Ken Song and the team at Show Tile Pty Ltd, in Bankstown, NSW. 
Are you in Bankstown and in need of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials? Drop in and see the team at Show Tile!

Address: 65 Canterbury Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200
Phone: (02) 9709 5836
email: showtile@gmail.com

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 8am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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.  

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

Friday, 4 August 2017

Tile & Stone Installation Warranties Brochure



Consider the extra value and peace of mind a LATICRETE Warranty can bring when selecting the installation system for your project. 

LATICRETE provides comprehensive warranties for commercial, residential and industrial projects worldwide. However, our best guarantee is our 60 years of experience with these commercial, residential and industrial installations in every imaginable climate, in just about every country in the world.  


Refer to our website for comprehensive product application videos, Architectural Specifications, Architectural Details and in-depth technical support. 
  
Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep or Architectural Specialist about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Residential Renovation






Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group have been busy working on this latest residential project in Tinbeerwah, QLD. The 141m2 internal installation currently underway consists of 450x900mm Calcutta look porcelain tiles which have been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.  

LATICETE products used include:
  • 254 Platinum (Previously 345 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. 254 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout -  A patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. 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.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates on this project! 

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.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Knowledge Exchange at Coastwide Waterproofing




LATICRETE will be at Coastwide Waterproofing & Remedial Services, NSW, on Friday 18th August from 7am for a Trade Information morning.

Chat with Joe Tabone, 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:

Event Details
Where: Coastwide Waterproofing & Redmedial Services 
Address: Unit 17, 13 Gibbens Rd, West Gosford, NSW
When: Friday August 18th, 2017
Time: 7:00am - 9:00am

RSVP:
Michael Carter 
Phone: (02) 4321 0609 or 

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Transform Your Stone Surfaces





Beyond protecting and cleaning natural stone, sometimes you want to transform the surface to achieve your desired look. If your polished stone is already in great condition, get a brilliant shine with a quick spray and wipe. If your stone requires restoration work, we've got the professional products to bring your stone back to life.

LATICRETE STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™ Sealer deepens the colour of natural stone and provides heavy duty protection against oil and water-based stains, weather, UV and is chemical resistant. 
Key Features
  • Enriches the colour of natural stone
  • Heavy duty protection against oil and water-based stains
  • Weather, UV and chemical resistant
  • Solvent-based
  • Interior and exterior applications
STONETECH Enhancer Pro Sealer is suitable for unpolished natural stone such as textured, tumbled or flamed, limestone, slate, travertine, granite, basalt/bluestone, sandstone and cobblestones. Can also be used on grout, masonry and concrete.

Click here to view the wide range of LATICRETE products available from Sareen Stone, or contact us here.  

Monday, 31 July 2017

Renovations Made Easy!




Check out this beautifully renovated residential bathroom project in NSW. Adam from Reno's Wall and Floor Tiling chose to use Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive, purchased from Amber Tiles in Orange, to ensure that quality is delivered. 

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. Contains a unique fibre reinforcing which adds workability, flexibility and reduces slump and shrinkage of the adhesive.

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.