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.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pool, Spa & Fountain Brochure



The LATICRETE Pool, Spa & Fountain Brochure provides an overview of tile & stone installation materials to facilitate your selection of appropriate waterproofing, adhesives, mortars, grouts and sealants. 
  
The LATICRETE System is composed of time and job proven LATICRETE tile installation products which have been successfully installed around the world for 60 years. LATICRETE provides single source responsibility for these demanding, high performance applications. The LATICRETE System offers the latest technology in construction materials & methods and delivers superior performance. 

Click here to view/download the Pool, Spa & Fountain Brochure.

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, 27 July 2017

We Do On-Site Demos!






Last week Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, caught up with Davie from Exact Stone on a jobsite in Strathfield, NSW, for a LATICRETE training session. The training and hands-on demonstrations focused on MVIS™ Masonry Veneer Mortar.

Masonry 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 lightweight, non-sag performance for faster, easier installations
  • Provides maximum bond strength to veneers and substrate – exceeds ANSI A118.4 requirements
  • Exceeds ASTM C270 requirements for masonry veneer installations
  • Reinforced with Kevlar® and GREENGUARD certified for low VOC’s
  • Inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew with antimicrobial product protection

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

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

BROTIS Warehouse Project Spotlight





Studio Keramike BROTIS, a LATICRETE stockist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, discovered that their new 5,900 kg high rack stacker (forklift) machine could not move easily and effectively because of an improperly poured, uneven floor. With the machine’s high sensitive to balance, BROTIS needed to achieve a flatness level under 5mm per 1m to be able to pick all necessary items up and operate at full capacity.

“With such a large area of cracked, uneven floors to repair in a short period of time, we chose to use the DRYTEK™ self-leveling system with a SPARTACOTE™ GUARD™ system for the finish because of its speed of install and durability,” said Bozo Pavlovic, Area Manager and Technical Advisor from Plavi Servis, the SPARTACOTE flooring contractor chosen for the project.

Thanks to the solutions provided by LATICRETE products, the team were able to repair, level and coat the cracked and uneven floors to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional floor. The BROTIS warehouse now meets a floor flatness tolerance of 3mm per 3m or better, enabling the electronically guided high rack stacker machine to function at its full capability. Read the full Project Spotlight here. 

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, 25 July 2017

Tilers Trade Outlet Grand Opening






We are excited to congratulate Tilers Trade Outlet on the grand opening of their store in Port Melbourne yesterday, as well as welcome them to the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials!

Head in store and say hello to Kate and the friendly team and stock up on all your LATICRETE needs, or give them a call on 0431 316 331.

Address: 1/11 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Phone: (03) 8658 4097
Email:  Tilerstrade@tilerstrade.com.au

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.

Monday, 24 July 2017

The Next Generation Uncoupling Mat


Product Feature: STRATA_MAT™


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, and engineered to allow safe, reliable installations of tile and stone. Designed for "problematic" surfaces such as wood, cracked concrete, post and pre-tensioned concrete. 

STRATA_MAT provides for an enhanced mechanical bond of the adhesive and provides for faster drying of the adhesive. This allows for faster installations and for shorter time to grout. 

Key Features Include: 
  • Adhesive Hydration Vents - creates a mechanical bond between the mat and adhesive
  • Allows for use of the appropriate adhesive per industry standards.
  • Provides vapour management.
  • Eliminates transmission of in plane substrate cracks of up to 3mm.
  • Instant coverage verification - allows for installer to see adhesive coverage underneath the mat during installation without having to lift and verify.
  • Lightweight, easy to carry and fast to install with standard tools.
  • Can be used under moisture sensitive stone.

Click here for information and 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.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Welcome To The LatiFamily!



We are excited to share that BCP Building Products in Bathurst, NSW, have joined the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone products. Drop in to see the friendly team at BCP Building Products and stock up on your LATICRETE installation materials! 

Address: 18 Kirkcaldy Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: (02) 6331 2777 
Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 7.30am - 5.00pm

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.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

What a Pool and What a View!







Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from NSW, Craig Hunter, visited a pool refurbishment project led by Grindley Construction. The pool project in Bayview, NSW, consists of 120m2 of glass mosaic tile being installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. 

LATICRETE products used include:
  • 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - A stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone. Cleans with water while fresh. Can be used for interior and exterior applications. Ideal for kitchen floors, counter tops, bathroom floors, malls, cafeterias, and laboratories.
  • LATASIL™ - A one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. This product is specifically formulated to meet today’s Green Building Standards and has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.


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. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

FREE Upcoming NSW Seminar



Knowledge is the Key to Success


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program. The seminar focuses on the needs of construction professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry for those who want to improve their profitability and increase productivity with becoming familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products. This seminar includes both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

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:
  • Sydney: 9 August, 2017: Pool Tiling Systems - Fully Booked
  • Sydney: 10 August, 2017: Complete Tiling Systems

RSVP:
Contact your local representative to enroll or for more information:
Craig Hunter: 0418 761 4228
Joe Tabone: 0412 358 944 OR

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.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Baylor Scott & White Operating Rooms






The Baylor, Scott & White Hospital in Texas, USA, was expanding with three additional operating room construction projects and were looking for a flooring solution. The coatings they had installed in previous areas were not satisfactory so they needed a solution that would meet their requirements. Kemna Tile, a SPARTACOTE™ installer, discussed with the architect about installing a SPARTACOTE system that would colour match the custom chip the designers had selected. 

SPARTACOTE is known for its colour versatility and custom design specifications. Kemna worked alongside a SPARTACOTE flooring expert to match up the specified colour, and SPARTACOTE CHIP was the chosen flooring system. Another key feature of SPARTACOTE is the ability to go vertical and flexibility in difficult areas, such as cove base where transitions occur. In environments like hospitals and operating rooms this is a key feature as contaminants must be controlled.

Baylor, Scott & White now have new, fully-operational operating rooms with a flooring system that offers excellent abrasion, slip and chemical resistance, and mitigates microbial growth. The new SPARTACOTE floor is also easy to clean, making it an excellent fit for hospital and operating areas. The architects were so happy with the way the SPARTACOTE material performed they’re seeking other ways to include it in future projects. Read the full Project Spotlight here. 


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, 17 July 2017

Pool Renovation Complete






We recently shared a pool renovation project in Noosa, QLD, by Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid GroupWe are excited to share updated images of the project where a wide range of LATICRETE products have been used:

  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed does not require the use of latex admix, you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength.
  • 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. 254 Platinum provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. 
  • 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - A stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone. Cleans with water while fresh. Can be used for interior and exterior applications. Ideal for kitchen floors, counter tops, bathroom floors, malls, cafeterias, and laboratories.
  • LATASIL™ - a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications.

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, 14 July 2017

Great Turn Out for Waterproof Training!



LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Erin Fraser, and Neil Warden, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, recently carried out a waterproofing training seminar in Hobart, TAS. Members from the Tasmanian Independent Builders Association (TIBA), had the opportunity to learn about the regulations, standards, and contractor responsibilities, as well as gain hands-on experience with HYDRO BAN®. Participants were assessed and accredited in using HYDRO BAN at the end of training.

Are you and or your team up to date on the regulations and standards on Internal & External Under Tile Waterproofing? 
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.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Residential Bathroom Project





Installation Materials That Protect Your Reputation!


Adam from Reno's Wall and Floor Tiling recently completed this great looking residential bathroom project in NSW. The white matte finish wall tiles and timber look floor and wall tiles were installed using Ultra X8 Polymer Fortfied Flexible Adhesive, purchased from Amber Tiles in Orange.  

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.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Knowledge Exchange at Bayset!



LATICRETE will be at Bayset Arundel and Burleigh Heads 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 Arundel - Thursday 20th July, 6:30am
14 Sinclair St, Arundel QLD 4214
Bayset Burleigh Heads - Tuesday 25th July, 6:30am
2/15-17 Dover Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

RSVP:
Mitch Correa - 0402 758 357 
Justin Price - 0455 662 070
jprice@bayset.com.au 

We hope to see you there! 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Strength and Performance Like No Other



Product Feature: LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive 


Problematic tile or substrate? No problem for us - LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive will bond mostly anything to almost anything. Really! If you need to bond metal tiles, reactive tiles, dimensionally unstable tiles, moisture staining tiles, wooden tiles, tiles with backings to steel, glass, polyester, epoxy and most plastics then LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive will do it, with strength and performance like no other.

LATAPOXY 300 is also ideal for tile installations that require chemical resistance that other types of adhesives can’t deliver, such as industrial environments, commercial kitchens or immersed installations and those alike.  

LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. The adhesive spreads easily and cleans with water while fresh. LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a factory-proportioned kit consisting of epoxy resin, hardener and chemical resistant silica filler. LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive can be used in interior and exterior (see limitations) walls and floors, wet and dry areas. Click here to view/download LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive Product Data Sheet.

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, 7 July 2017

Knowledge is the Key to Success







LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from NSW, Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter, were recently at ColorTile™ Brookvale/Dee Why for a Trade information night. Installers that attended had the opportunity to chat with Joe and Craig to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE System and Warranties. Tradies also had the chance to learn about LATICRETE products that are designed to increase productivity and profitability.

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

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Welcome To The LatiFamily Bayset Ingleburn!



We are pleased to share that Bayset in Ingleburn, NSW, have joined the LatiFamily as stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. 

Drop in to see the friendly team at Bayset Ingleburn and stock up with LATICRETE products! 

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

Address: 25A Stennett Road, Ingleburn, NSW  2565
Tel: 0428 809 639

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

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

LATICRETE Will Be at CERSAIE


CERSAIE is one of the largest ceramic tile expositions in the world and LATICRETE will be there! Come visit LATICRETE, Area 45 Stand 36 - at CERSAIE Bologna, Italy, from September 25-29, 2017. We will be showing industry leading, innovative complete building system solutions, methods and technologies. Click here to get your free ticket!

LATICRETE markets more than 100 different products, most of which are invented and pioneered over the last 60 years. The breadth of our product lines and the technology behind them are unparalleled. Whether you're an architect, contractor or homeowner, only LATICRETE offers the experience, know-how and technical support to provide you with the knowledge to succeed on your next project.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

LATICRETE Flooring Solutions







Neil Warden LATICRETE Australia, National Sales Manager shared with us his experience in the training he attended, "I recently attended a company flooring training programme in the USA. One of the things that struck me during the trip was the diversity of products we now have in our range, the opportunities the products bring and the wealth of product knowledge on a global level which we have access to. 

Representatives attending the course came from Mexico, Costa Rica, Japan, China, Hong King, Singapore the USA and Australia. We shared in 3 days of intensive product training, in theory and practical. Perhaps more importantly we shared our experiences in our flooring systems: DRYTEK™, SPARTACOTE™ and L&M™. 

For more information on our Flooring systems, contact Neil Warden on 1800 331 012 or email: info@laticrete.com.au