Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Plunge Pool Taking Shape






Earlier last month we shared in the progress of this great looking plunge pool in Spring Hill, QLD, by Sam from Sam Gardener Tiling. The project has really taken shape and is looking fantastic! 25x25mm Ela glass mosaic tiles were used for the pool interior, and 1050x460x30mm marble for the bench seat and coping. A range of LATICRETE materials were used for the installation:  

  • 3701 Mortar Admix - Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural stone.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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

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, 27 February 2017

Welcome to the LatiFamily Cheap Tiles Online!




We are excited to share that Cheap Tiles Online in Underwood, QLD, have joined the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. 

Drop in to see the friendly team at Cheap Tiles Online and stock up with LATICRETE products! 

Address: 20 Kingston Road, Underwood QLD, 4119
Phone: 07 3219 8022 

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

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 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, 24 February 2017

Same Great Product - Just a Different Name!

Changing from 345 Platinum...

Now 254 Platinum 

Just a Change in Name and Packaging 


LATICRETE provides a wide range of construction solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
   

In keeping with the global design of LATICRETE, we are changing the name of 345 Platinum to 254 Platinum. The same product will continue to be manufactured in Australia - just a different bag and name
. 

254 Platinum is a globally proven adhesive, used in a wide range of globally proven projects, some of which are: 1 World Trade Centre; Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City and Atlantis, The Palm, just to name a few.

254 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. 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. Click here for more information. 

The new packaging will be rolled out within the next 3 months. Send us a pic when you spot the 254 Platinum bag and will send you a promotional hamper!

Contact us for more information or chat with your LATICRETE Rep about your next project, by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Great Trade Event at Ulladulla!




Last week LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and local stone specialists, CINAJUS, held a trade information and demo afternoon at Southern Bricks & Pavers in NSW. 

Attendees were able to discuss with CINAJUS their latest range of stone for floors, walls, cladding and pool coping. Tradies also had the opportunity to get their hands dirty with demonstrations of LATICRETE materials:

  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. 
  • 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® Select - An advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry’s first dispersible dry pigment solution. Designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior or interior applications. Easy to mix, grout and clean.


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

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Project Spotlight: Crossroads Business Park




A LATICRETE Solution


In Southern California, the Crossroads Business Park is a modern 139,354 m2 office and retail space which features a host of modern amenities and a progressive design that includes large format travertine natural stone tile on the fa├žade of the building. One of the challenges that came with the project was that the building is four stories tall and was built using concrete, tilt-up walls, meaning that the walls were poured horizontally and then hoisted in to place and tied together. LATICRETE was brought in early to the process to identify the best materials and methods to achieve the desired results for the exterior tiling.

“With more than 7,432 m2 of stone tile on the exterior, reaching up four stories, proper installation with reliable materials was critical. LATICRETE was able to deliver not only the best adhesives and grouts, but also help the clients achieve their sustainability goals.” ~ Brett Spencer Regional Sales Manager, LATICRETE

The installation took just over three months to complete and LATICRETE was used throughout the project which provided a 25 year warranty. With the LATICRETE solution, the desired look the client was after, was achieved as well as an installation that will hold up well throughout the years. The building is a success and is the centre-piece of the business park. Read the full Project Spotlight here. 

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.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Welcome to the LatiFamily!


We are excited to extend a warm welcome to Choice Tiles & Bathrooms in Dandenong, VIC. Choice Tiles & Bathrooms have joined the LatiFamily as a preferred stockist of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. 

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

Address: 182 Princes Highway, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Phone: (03) 8712 7773
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.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Project Complete in Fortitude Valley





Kurt from K Tiling + Stone in Brisbane, QLD, tiled a new cafe, Fortitude Cafe, which opened in Fortitude Valley this month. Kurt used Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive.

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. Suitable for installing porcelain, vitrified, ceramic & 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. Up to 40% higher performance than standard thin-set tile adhesives.

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 C2TFS1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications with superior bond to masonry.

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.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Data Centre Chooses SPARTACOTE®





RagingWire Data Centres design, builds, and operates mission-critical data centres in California and Virginia that deliver 100% availability and high-density power for leading internet, enterprise, and government organizations. Affiliated with the global network of 150 data centres under the Nexcenter brand operated by NTT Communications, RagingWire opened VA1, its first data centre in Ashburn, Virginia in July 2012, and opened VA2 in early 2016. The new Ashburn facility includes a state-of-the-art and industry-leading power infrastructure and, like all data centres, requires a completely dust-free environment.

The project manager was faced with a couple of major challenges with this project:
  • Dust - Because of the mission-critical nature of data centres, the integrity of the operating environment was high priority. The equipment is very sensitive, so dust and outside contaminants had to be eliminated.
  • Timeline - With customers already lined up and waiting for the new phase of the facility to come online, timing was very tight. The contractors needed a floor coating solution that could be acquired and installed quickly and would be ready for equipment installation almost immediately.

The solution: LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE™ Guard. The coating was applied quickly and easily once the concrete slab was prepared. Collins Coatings enjoys the challenge of these projects and looks forward to more jobs of this type. RagingWire is pleased with the results and planners are already discussing the next phase of build-out for the future.

"Every project we do is important, but the pressure was really on for this one,” said Buck Collins of Collins Concrete Coatings. "An application like this has no room for error, and we were completely confident in our ability to get it done on time with the results the client desired. Concrete floor dust will not be an issue for RagingWire or its customers.” Read the full Project Spotlight here. 

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

Thursday, 16 February 2017

A LATICRETE Advocate in VIC

Scan for Erin Frasers contact details


They say you can always trust animal instinct - and it looks like even our furry friend in VIC knows quality products when he sees them! 

LATICRETE a world-wide manufacturer and marketer of green flooring and facade materials, used in residential, commercial and industrial applications. For over 60 years, LATICRETE has provided the technology, products and service making innovative, permanent installations and repairs for the construction market. Architecturally specified and professionally endorsed, LATICRETE offers a dedication to quality that results in globally proven solutions for virtually every flooring, waterproofing and facade application. 

Contact us to discuss available installation systems, product information, and for job site technical advice, scan the above QR code for Erin Fraser's contact details, your LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep. Alternatively, contact LATICRETE by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Reece Irrigation Training Day




Knowledge is Power


"Thank you very much for yesterdays training session. I now feel I have the knowledge to sell and promote the Laticrete products. Your presentation and training was great" Mitch Evans, Reece Irrigation, Branch Assistant Manager.

Last Wednesday, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray, held an exclusive training day for the team from Reece Irrigation, at the LATICRETE Technical Training Centre in Smeaton Grange, NSW. The classroom discussions and educational hands-on product demos gave the team from Reece Irrigation the opportunity to become familiar with LATICRETE products. 

Attendees were involved in discussions and demos with the below products which focus on swimming pool tiling systems: 

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

For upcoming LATICRETE Seminars, check out our Seminars page on our website.

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

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Protect Your Surfaces With STONETECH®





Your investment in natural stone or premium tile deserves the right product to ensure it retains its beauty and function over the long term. LATICRETE® STONETECH® makes caring for your natural stone or tile easy. You can be confident that you will extend the life and preserve the value of your investment.

STONETECH Surface Care Products are reliable, high performing and, thoroughly tested giving today’s savvy stone professionals a competitive edge. Now you can Protect, Clean and Transform your natural stone, tile and masonry — and ensure the quality of your work for years to come. 

The STONETECH Surface Care Product range features innovative water and solvent based, high performance products that have been thoroughly tested to give stone professionals a competitive edge. The STONETECH range offers low VOC options for advanced stone care so you can protect, clean and transform natural stone, tile and masonry while protecting the environment and ensuring the quality of your work for years to come.

View/download:
Sareen Stone is your stockist of STONETECH materials. Contact Sareen Stone by calling 02 9666 9222 or email info@sareenstone.com.au

Monday, 13 February 2017

Fallen Hero Memorial




In Orlando Florida, on February 10th 2014, Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine a 2-year veteran from the Orange Country Sheriff's Office, was responding to a call on multiple car break-ins when he was shot and killed by the suspected burglar. To honour the sacrifice of Scott Pine, the Homeowner’s Association in the neighbourhood where he was killed, designed and install a memorial replicating the officer’s badge.

A local custom masonry contractor, Jim Doane, started with the preparations of the 5.2m badge to coincide with the one year anniversary of the tragedy. From the time the project was approved, to the night of the dedication ceremony was only 15 days, so Jim was faced with a tough challenge to get the memorial finished very quickly.

“It’s impossible to take on a project like this one and not get personally involved. Despite the short timeline and environmental challenges, there was no way any of us were going to let the community down. The tile supplier and LATICRETE eagerly donated the materials, and the finished memorial is beautiful.” ~ Jim Doane, Jimbo’s Creative Masonry.

All those who were involved with the project shared a commitment to honouring the memory of Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine in a meaningful and permanent way. All the pieces of the project came together and were installed in time for the dedication ceremony and the monument provides a lasting tribute to the officer’s sacrifice. Read the full Project Spotlight here.

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.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Newcastle Pool Project Complete





Beautiful Pool with Beautiful View!


Wow - Check out this stunning pool project just completed by 3D Splash Pool Design in Newcastle, NSW. The team chose to use a range of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials for the project that includes: 
  • 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.
  • 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. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, supeior bond to masonry.  
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Grout is 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. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls.
Are you planing a pool project in the near future? LATICRETE has the perfect Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems brochure for you and includes a LATICRETE System Warranty. 
Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling System Brochure.

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

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Brims Twin Town Sand & Gravel stock LATICRETE!

 




Are you in the Goldcoast/Tweed Heads area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Brims Twin Towns Sand & Gravel and chat with Andrew and the team about the wide range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Brims Twin Towns Sand & Gravel are open Monday to Friday: 6:30am-4:30pm; Saturday: 7am- 12pm.
Tel: (07) 5523 6002
Address: 23 Rivendell Drive, South Tweed Heads NSW 2486 

LATICRETE materials are maintenance free and are guaranteed to perform in all conditions. The LATICRETE range includes ceramic tile adhesives, stone adhesives, waterproofing membranes, stainless grouts and tile cleaners.

From the arctic to the tropics, from Brisbane to Boston, from Sydney to Singapore, architects, engineers, builders and contractors have field and jobsite project-proven the performance of the LATICRETE System. This includes typical tile and stone projects as well as challenging installations in swimming pools, facades, industrial and commercial environments.

Require technical support or interested in free samples? Call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Live Demonstrations at World of Concrete 2017







Last month LATICRETE® SPARTACOTE™ concrete coating experts demonstrated live applications at the 2017 World of Concrete Expo held in Las Vegas.The demonstrations included the following SPARTACOTE Concrete Coating Systems:
  • 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.
  • SPARTACOTE Blended Chip provide 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.
For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.

Got a concrete flooring project in mind? Contact us to discuss your next project - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Join LATICRETE and CINAJUS at Southern Bricks and Pavers




Want to learn about industry first products that save you time and money? Join LATICRETE and CINAJUS for a trade information and demo afternoon at Southern Bricks and Pavers on Wednesday 15th February at 4pm.

Products of focus will be:
This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter about LATICRETE installation materials that are designed to save you time and money.

CINAJUS, your natural stone specialists, will also be at the event to discuss and demonstrate their latest range of stone for floors, walls, cladding and pool coping.

Where: Southern Bricks and Pavers 
Address: 223 Princes Highway, Ulladulla NSW
When: February 15, 4pm 

RSVP:
Kirrily: 0400 141 800 or
Craig: 0418 761 428
We hope to see you there!

Monday, 6 February 2017

That's a Wrap!




Going Forward into 2017 


Following on from the "Smooth Sailing for LATICRETE Team Building Day" and "Growing LATICRETE - Day 1" the last day of the LATICRETE Australian National Sales Meeting continued with brain storming on how the team will continue to build and grow the LATICRETE Brand and throughout 2017 and beyond.

The LATICRETE Australian team are all positive and enthusiastic about the year ahead - Bring on 2017!

Friday, 3 February 2017

Growing LATICRETE - Day 1


Erno de Bruijn, President & COO of LATICRETE International making a toast

NSW LATICRETE Sales Team, Craig Hunter & Joe Tabone, recieving an
award for outstanding performance in 2016
Listening to the plan to move LATICRETE Australia forward

Team dinner to end a big day!

What a great day! With a successful Team Build on day one, it was time to get busy with discussing the growth of the LATICRETE Brand in 2017.

Our partners, Global Tile from NZ provided an update on the growth and what's expected for NZ in 2017. The team were fortunate to have Erno de Bruijn, President & COO of LATICRETE International along with Joedi Brown, LATICRETE Director of Communication, present on the international growth of the LATICRETE Brand and plans for moving forward.

The Australian Sales Teams are focused and have a positive approach in continuing to build on the growth of LATICRETE Australia and share the same commited vision for the company!

Stay tuned for an update on the final day!