Tuesday, 31 January 2017

"Piece 24" Mosaic Artwork

Mosaic Artist, Julie Richey, working on the sculpture.

LATICRETE International Sales Rep Daniel Diaz


Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas is now the home of a towering mosaic sculpture called Piece 24, which is part of a public art project of 29 Pieces, a non profit group that seeks to fill the city with sculpture. Mosaic Artist, Julie Richey, who has been working on the project shared in her progress and experience while creating the artwork:

“I can't describe how much fun I'm having with this great group of interns and leaders. We are making art in real time! Special thanks to LATICRETE International, Henry Rothberg and local LATICRETE Rep Daniel Diaz for sponsoring our HYDRO BAN® waterproofing, mortar and PERMACOLOR® Grout. I’ve been so pleased and surprised by how quickly the One Step is setting up, allowing us to remove the mosaic tape and grout on the same day we applied the mosaic. Usually I wait overnight. Maybe it’s our dry summer climate, but the One Step is making my life so much easier and more efficient! Applying the mosaics has been a breeze!” – Julie Richey.

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.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Upcoming Profit Through Knowledge Seminars


Knowledge Creates Productivity and Profitability!


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program specifically developed for ceramic tile and stone industry, as well as concrete floor restoration and resin coasting industry, professionals who want to increase their productivity as they become familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products. Experienced personnel utilise both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations during these seminars. 

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:
  • Melbourne: 8-9 March, 2017
  • Brisbane: 5-6 April, 2017
  • Sydney: 3-4 May, 2017

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.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Add The WOW Factor To Your Flooring!



LATICRETE has provided the technology, materials and methods for innovative and permanent installations for 60 years. Architecturally specified and preferred by professional installers, LATICRETE provides solutions for virtually every application.
Perfect for exercise rooms, showrooms, walkways, and hallways, the LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE® Metallic concrete coating systems offer custom colours and textures that are high traction, fast cure and easy maintenance. 
LATICRETE SPARTACOTE Metallic coating systems start with a black base coat of material. The black base coat acts as primary backdrop colour from which all of the Metallic pigments bounce off of. The black base coat cures fast—typically in an hour depending upon environmental conditions.
From there, the concrete coatings installer applies the mixed Metallic pigment coat, and works the colour around the surface. Click here to read the full story.
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.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Australia Day 2017!



The team at LATICRETE Australia would like to wish all of our customers, colleagues, friends and family a safe, wonderful and happy Australia Day 2017!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

CINAJUS Stock LATICRETE




CINAJUS in Padstow, NSW, is your local stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials - head in and visit the team at CINAJUS today. 

Address: 32 Bryant Street, Padstow NSW 2211
Phone: (02) 9773 5677
Fax: (02) 9773 5644

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 2.30pm

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.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Pool Project With a View



Loving the pool, and loving the view


This project at Marks Point in NSW is being installed by Adept Pools. 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.

Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty.

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.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Training: Where, What and Why ?


Knowledge Is The Key To Success!


A recent article published by Pool + Spa discusses the importance of training, and the importance of delivering training that suits all learning styles; LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager shares his experiences with training both in-class and hands-on:
“From my own personal experience, I think contextual training is the best. So if someone’s got a problem or needs to know something because they’re going to use a product right then and there, training somebody right then and there is the best way, so to put people in a class — which we do quite often — is good, but I think people learn better when it’s in context with something that they’re directly involved with right at that very moment.
We try to train a very broad range of people, from the contractor at the coalface to the administrator in the office, to the person controlling the marketing in an office. So we have different approaches that are effective for different people in different areas that we attack."
Read the full story here.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide customised in-store training and demos. Chat with us to arrange a trade event or to keep up to date with  trade events and demos happening around your area, check out our Events  page by following us Facebook.

For upcoming LATICRETE Seminars in your state, check out our Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with Events by following us Facebook.

Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au

Friday, 20 January 2017

North Coogee Pool Complete






We have been following and blogging on the progress on the North Coogee pool project and we are excited to confirm it is now complete. 
Liam from Perfect Joint Tiling in WA wrapped up this project. Glass mosaics were used for the tiling and limestone was used for the pool coping. We think it looks wonderful. 

Liam used the below LATICRETE installation materials, which were purchased from Tilers Express WA:
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - A polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 4237 Latex Additive - A specially designed latex additive 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.
  • HYDRO BAN® -  A single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane.
  • 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.
  • LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive - 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.
Thanks for sharing this project with us Liam! 

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

Thursday, 19 January 2017

STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner



LATICRETE STONETECH® stone, tile and masonry care products are innovative, easy-to-use solutions to protect and preserve stone against the damaging effects of everyday living.

STONETECH KlenzAll is a professional strength restorative cleaner designed to clean and renew stone and tile. It powers through stubborn grease and stains such as in-ground dirt, oil, grime and organic stains. This product is perfect for preparing surfaces for resealing and is available in both ready-to-use and concentrate formulas.

Key Features

  • Safe on stone, will not etch.
  • Will not harm limestone, marble or travertine tiles.
  • Water-based alkaline formula.
  • Prepares surface for resealing.
  • Ready-to-use and concentrate formulas.


Suitable for most surfaces including: natural stones such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate and sandstone; ceramic and porcelain tile and grout; masonry and concrete.

Contact Sareen Stone for more information on the STONETECH range, or contact us here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Fred Gray Article: Moisture, Concrete and Tiling Installations

Image above depicts a wet substrate that never allowed the membrane to cure which resulted in a damaged,
 delaminated membrane.


In a technical article featured in Tile Today #91, Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides an informative discussion about how to effectively manage moisture issues.

"After many years of trouble shooting membrane installations I have learned many lessons when it comes to moisture in concrete substrates and its effects on these applications, including any subsequent finishes. Information on how to identify and mitigate some of the moisture problems is based around the following information from our technical data sheets and many global and local standards. 

Materials used in tile and stone installation applications can be affected by moisture during the installation and curing phases. Some materials, such as waterproofing membranes, may not cure properly or may delaminate from a continually wet substrate, or a substrate with a high Moisture Vapour Emission Rate (MVER). 

The main image (above) depicts a wet substrate that never allowed the membrane to cure which resulted in a damaged, delaminated membrane. A substrate which is damp or has a high MVER may also contribute to the formation of efflorescence. Concrete, masonry and associated levelling beds with a high MVER may also have an impact on a tile or stone installation." Click here to continue reading. 

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

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Precision Tile & Stone







Gareth from Precision Tile and Stone has done it again with this floor renovation for a residential home in Queensland! 1200x150mm wood effect tile has been laid throughout the house using LATICRETE products including PERMACOLOR® Grout.

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. PERMACOLOR Grout is easy to install – just mix with water. PERMACOLOR Grout is ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations.

Key Features and Benefits
  • Consistent colour
  • Mixes with water only
  • Ideal for floors and walls (joint widths of 1.5 mm to 12 mm)
  • Inhibits mould and mildew with antimicrobial protection
  • Improved stain resistance for a cement based grout
  • Interior and exterior applications
  • Residential and commercial
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.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Proven Tile and Stone Installation Systems



LATICRETE has provided the technology, materials & methods for innovative and permanent installations of tile and stone around the world for 60 years. Architecturally specified and preferred by professional installers, LATICRETE provides solutions for virtually every application. 
  
Our Globally Proven Construction Solutions brochure provides architectural information on systems engineered for installations and applications of tile and stone. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product and system is provided to facilitate the selection of the appropriate adhesives, mortars and grouts for your specific applications. Click here to view/download our Globally Proven Construction Solutions Systems Brochure.
  
Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty
  
Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, details and in-depth technical support.

Contact LATICRETE about your next project, customised specifications, technical design manuals or to arrange a demo or mock-up. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Spotted - Tile Power Penrith





Tile Power Penrith are flying the LATICRETE flag high as your local stockist of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials.

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. 

Our dedication to the improvement of building materials is evident in the advancements we’ve been able to achieve in the areas of waterproofing, soundproofing, adhesives, mortars, grouts, and more. Our focus and commitment to solving common problems and never settling for “good enough” has allowed us to make significant advancements that are enjoyed worldwide.

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

Tile Power Penrith
Address: 1/135 Coreen Avenue, Penrith NSW 2750

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Mock-ups are Proven!




The Solution: LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE®


Home to The University of Texas Men's and Women's basketball team, the Frank Erwin Centre also hosts numerous professional entertainers including musicians, the circus, professional wrestling and monster truck exhibitions. 

The 604m2 cavernous ramp tunnel walkway sits within the Erwin Centre, spans from the large dock area to the main floor, and is the only gateway to the main floor space within the hall. The volume of traffic that the pathway takes on is extreme and furthermore, the area has forklift trucks running up and down the ramp, putting the floor through regular abrasion and impact. 

In 2015, Austin-based company, Intertech Flooring, were asked to install a resinous coating that could be used on the ramp area - unfortunately the coating did not perform as required. 

In 2016 Intertech Flooring then discovered LATICRETE SPARTACOTE. They selected a black SPARTACOTE Guard solid colour concrete coating system with SPARTACOTE Diamond Topp Traction Additive for the concrete floor. Initially a mock-up was applied on the tunnel which was left for a couple of weeks to endure the usual heavy traffic loads, spills and abrasives. After passing rigorous testing the whole space was coated using the SPARTACOTE system in October 2016. Click here to read the full Project Spotlight. 

For more information on LATICRETE 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, 11 January 2017

LATICRETE Australia Continues to Grow



LATICRETE Australia Team Announcement


Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager has announced the appointment of Shane Anderson to the position of QLD Technical Sales Rep for LATICRETE Australia. Shane joined the team on Monday, 9/1/17.

Shane is a tiler by trade and comes to us with many year’s experience in the tile and stone industry having previously worked in technical sales positions. Shane is joining LATICRETE at an exciting time for the company and we wish him every success in the future.

Shane joins the LATICRETE Australia Technical Sales Team working alongside Mitchell Haw in QLD, Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter in NSW, and Erin Fraser based in VIC.

For contact details of your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep click here.   

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

North Coogee Pool Nearing Completion




In December 2016 we blogged on this residential pool project in North Coogee by Liam Patterson from Perfect Joint Tiling in Western Australia. The pool is almost wrapped up and we think it looks incredible! The project includes a water feature and consists of glass mosaics for the tiling and limestone for the pool coping.

The below LATICRETE materials were used for the installation of this project and were purchased from Tilers Express WA:
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - A polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 4237 Latex Additive - A specially designed latex additive 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.
  • HYDRO BAN® -  A single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane.
  • 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive - 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.

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

Monday, 9 January 2017

Stock up on LATICRETE at Bayset!

Alycia Watt Bayset, Geebung Store Manager
Spotted at Bayset



LATICRETE is available at Bayset in QLD at their Coopers Plains, Geebung, Burleigh Heads and Warana stores. 

In the photo above, just some of the LATICRETE products Bayset have available are:
  • Multimastic Premium Adhesivea white, non-flammable, ready to use latex adhesive designed for interior installations of ceramic tile and natural stone on both floors and walls. Cures to a clean, white colour, making it suitable for light coloured and white ceramic tile and grouts.
  • Masonry Veneer Mortara 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.
  • Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesivea creamy and smooth to trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces. Contains a unique fibre reinforcing which adds workability, flexibility and reduces slump and shrinkage of the adhesive.
  • 335 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. 

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

Friday, 6 January 2017

Race Shop Flooring




When a successful Indy Car race team, Team Pelfry, required a high-performance floor coating system that would offer a rapid turn around time on installation for their race car shop, the solutions was LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE® Guard™

Team Pelfry required the 279m2 facility to be completed within 24 hours and the end result had to have the durability to stand up to the rigors demanded by two full-time Indy race car teams and the array of potentially damaging materials such as gasoline, motor oil and other chemicals. 

After the installation was complete, the coating contractor handed over the shop floor to the client within hours of completion. Team Pelfry were extremely pleased with the outcome; in less than 24 hours the old concrete surface had been transformed to a high-performance flooring system. Continue reading the Project Spotlight here

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE SPARTACOTE Product Selection Guide.

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


Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Modern Bathroom Renovation





CR Elite Tiling in NSW are doing the tiling for this modern bathroom reno. CR Elite Tiling chose LATICRETE materials for the bathroom to ensure it will look amazing for years to come. 

Are you planing a residential project in the near future? LATICRETE has the perfect Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure for you - which includes a LATICRETE System Warranty. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure.

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

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Proven Installation Systems for New and Existing Concrete Surfaces



LATICRETE has provided the technology, materials & methods for innovative and permanent installations of tile and stone around the world for 60 years. Architecturally specified and preferred by professional installers, LATICRETE provides solutions for virtually every application, including systems for concrete surfaces - we are much more than just a tile and stone installation company.    
  
Our Proven Installation Systems for New and Existing Concrete Surfaces brochure provides information on systems engineered for installations and applications for concrete surfaces. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product is provided to facilitate the selection of the appropriate concrete coating systems for your specific applications. Click here to view/download the Proven Installation Systems for New and Existing Concrete Surfaces.
  
Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, details and in-depth technical support.

Chat with your local Architectural Specialist and LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep about your next project, customised specifications, technical design manuals or to arrange a demo or mock-up. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.