Wednesday, 31 May 2017

FREE Course Coming Soon Near You






FREE Course coming to You! 


We pride ourselves on being different, especially when it comes to training. It’s one of the things that makes us different and helps ensure you are able to do the best job possible. 

Did you know, not only do we deliver onsite technical service and training, we also provide in-house structured and tailored, product specific courses? 

Our most popular offerings at the moment is our waterproofing and epoxy grout courses. We get you involved in our hands-on courses that are assessed, so you can leave with the confidence and a certificate that says you have been trained! 

If you have ever wanted to take on epoxy grouting but were scared off by all the negative press, now’s the time to get the real story on how easy it is to do, and become proficient in SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*. 

Do you require a manufacturers certificate in your state to install waterproof membrane? Our HYDRO BAN® course not only satisfies the requirements of installation but discusses some of the standards and rules around its application. 

These courses are approximately 4 hours, choose from either a morning or afternoon session to allow you to still get some work in. Contact your local representative or  email: seminars@laticrete.com.au and enrol today for one of our up and coming courses. Click here for dates and venues.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Bayset Arundel Stocks LATICRETE





Spotted! Bayset Store Manager, Chelsea, taking an order of Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Adhesive to stock the shelves! Head to Bayset Arundel and chat with the team about the wide range of LATICRETE products that they stock. 

Bayset Arundel Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am to 4:00pm

Address14 Sinclair Street, Arundel QLD 4214
Tel: (07) 5563 7033

LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials are also available at Bayset branches in: 
  • QLD: Coopers Plains, Geebung, Burleigh Heads, Warana and now Arundel.
  • VIC: Campbellfield. 

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, 29 May 2017

Residential Project





Installation Materials That Protect Your Reputation! 


Check out this beautiful residential home project in Horsley, NSW. The tiling throughout the property has been carried out by Chris Renton and his team from CR Elite Tiling for Stiletto Homes. To ensure the best quality work was delivered, Chris completed the tiling installation with a range of LATICRETE materials including:
  • 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. 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. Up to 40% higher performance than standard thin-set tile adhesives.
  • PERMACOLOR® Groutoffers 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.
Contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 for technical support, arrange a demo, FREE samples, discuss your next project or contact us here.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Incredible Backyard Transformation




Images courtesy of Valley Garden Landscapes

This residential backyard in Sandy Point, NSW, recently received an incredible full backyard makeover. The transformation project was carried out by Valley Garden Landscapes, and consists of 200m2 outdoor space.

Purchased from CINAJUS, the project features, 15mm Horus Sandstone french pattern and 600x400x40mm Horus Sandstone bullnose pool coping and steps which were installed using 335 Premium Flexible 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. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, supeior bond to masonry.  

Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us to discuss your next project, visit your job site or to arrange free samples. 
Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

New Look for SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG

Old Vs.

New! 

We are focused on building our Brand - In keeping with the global design of LATICRETE, new packaging for SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG has hit the market.

SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG is a 100% solids epoxy industrial grout specifically formulated to provide maximum chemical and stain resistance with exceptional ease of installation. Easy to trowel and clean, SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG offers extended working time and a fast cure for same day installations. Combined with unmatched non-sag performance and up to 39 colour options, SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG provides you best-in-class features and performance. 

Spot our new packaging - take a photo, email it through to: marketing@laticrete.com.au and we will give you a FREE t-shirt! Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here for more information.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Jimmy Reed Chats with Tributary Revelation!

Project by Jimmy Reed, Rock Solid Tile

High-end pool installer, Jimmy Reed of Rock Solid Tile, Inc., talks about his waterproofing method, products, and his top 3 MUST Dos to solutions and success on page 17 in an article featured in Tributary Revelation.

An extract from the article:
“There are many discussions on the perils of waterproofing gone wrong, the complications the process can lead to and the liabilities that can spell disaster. I have devised my own personal process that I have tested in the field for many years. I stand by my method of solidity, and will be sharing my exact steps with you.
Here is a quick overview on MY go-to process. If you have questions, contact LATICRETE Team - as they are always available to help! I always start with a clean shell of new concrete - this is an important beginning step, as tile pools can be very tedious and require a solid waterproofing product over the concrete shell."  Check out the full article here.  

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.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Georgetown Piano Bar Gets New Floor!






The Georgetown Piano Bar, in Washington D.C, needed to revamp their existing black and white painted concrete flooring, and LATICRETE SPARTACOTE was the chosen flooring solution.

Collins Concrete Coatings, a seasoned SPARTACOTE installer, carried out the 120m2 project starting with surface prep, which consisted of using SPARTACOTE FAST FIX to repair the concrete cracks, spalls, pop-outs, pitting and spalling. The concrete slab was then mechanically profiled for proper adhesion.

Once the surface prep was complete the team started on applying the SPARTACOTE Metallic system in a coffee colour on to the main floors, and then started on the stairs. The owners of the piano bar wanted the stairs to fit in with the overall design theme that had been used but wanted them to differ from the main flooring for safety reasons. The owners selected SPARTACOTE MICA Chip in Copper River to compliment the coffee metallic on the main floor. Continue reading here. 

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. 

Monday, 22 May 2017

Ashgrove Outdoor Stone Project





  
Murray Heazlewood and his team from SEQ Tilers are currently working on this outdoor stone project in Ashgrove QLD.  The 85m2 outdoor space has been installed using a range of LATICRETE products including HYDRO BAN® and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive.  

  • 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.
  • 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.  

Keep your eyes peeled for  updates on this project! 

For information on LATICRETE products, arrange a demo, trade event, technical support or to discuss your next project call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Luxury Residential Pool



Recently this residential backyard received a new pool to create a luxury outdoor space! Adept Pools in NSW carried out the pool project using a range of LATICRETE installation materials. The LATICRETE products used included:

  • 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.
  • 254 Platinum (previously 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. 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. 

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


Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Information Night a Hit!





Last week LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, was at Tile Power Penrith for a trade information evening. 

Attendees were able gain a better understanding of LATICRETE System and Warranties. Tradies also had the opportunity to learn about LATICRETE products that are designed to increase productivity and profitability:

  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Adhesives as part of the LATICRETE System Warranty

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

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Thumbs Up From Kim's My Tile Market!



Richard from Kim's - My Tile Market gives LATICRETE the thumbs up! Kims - My Tile Market in Roselands, NSW, is your local LATICRETE stockist. 

Drop in to visit or contact Richard and the team - they stock a wide and extensive range of LATICRETE products!

Where:
30B Legge Street
Roselands, NSW, 2196
Tel: (02) 9740 4989

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, 16 May 2017

STRATA_MAT™ Demos at SkillsTech





LATICRETE Supports TAFE Facilities


Last week LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from QLD, Mitchell Haw and Shane Anderson, visited the Queensland SkillsTech TAFE to demonstrate to students how to correctly use and install STRATA_MAT™ and 254 Platinum.

  • STRATA_MAT is 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. 
  • 254 Platinum (Previously 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. 254 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. 

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.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Specialised Concrete Coatings





LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ concrete coatings make excellent flooring solutions for maintenance and aviation hangar facilities, specifically SPARTACOTE Guard™ with GRIP traction additive. Fast return to service, excellent chemical resistance and long lasting formulations are what makes SPARTACOTE systems successful. 

SPARTACOTE Guard System Features & Benefits
  • 14 standard colours
  • Varied traction coefficients available.
  • 1-Day installation with next-day return to service
  • All-climate application
  • 3x more durable than epoxy
  • Excellent colour/gloss retention
  • Low-emitting, green friendly options

SPARTACOTE coating systems are easy to maintain and are commonly found in these applications: Airplane/aviation hangars, hospitals, warehouses & distribution, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and garages. 

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.