Thursday, 19 April 2018

Knowledge is the Key to Success




LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from NSW, Craig Hunter, was at Bonnyrigg Tiles in Bonnyrigg, NSW, last week for a trade information brekky. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Craig to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products including HYDRO BAN® and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

  • 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.  
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.

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.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Join us at Coverings Expo '18


LATICRETE provides industry leading, innovative installation materials, methods and technologies for building installation systems. LATICRETE will be at the premier international trade event and expo in Atlanta, GA USA, dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. Join us for demonstrations and information seminars on the latest industry products!  

Expo Details: 
When: 8-11 May, 2018
Where: Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, GA USA 
Booth: #7213  

Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Click here for more information.

To discuss your next project, for technical support or to arrange FREE samples or a demo, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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 polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. HYDRO BAN is a certified low VOC emitting product. HYDRO BAN is extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas and external above ground use.
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 product information or see Technical Data Sheet TDS1003

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, 16 April 2018

Trade Brekky Reece Irrigation Belconnen




LATICRETE will be at Reece Irrigation Belconnen, ACT, on Tuesday 1st May 7:30am for a Trade Event brekky.

This is a great opportunity to chat with Glenn Mannix, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, and to increase productivity by becoming familiar with the LATICRETE pool, spa and fountain installation system. 

When: Tuesday 1st May, 2018
Time: 7:30am
Address: Reece Irrigation Belconnen
80 Oatley Court 
Belconnen ACT
2617

RSVP
Reece Irrigation Belconnen: (02) 6201 7100 OR
Glenn Mannix: 0434 781 227

We hope to see you there! 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Head in to Twin Towns Sand & Gravel


Twin Towns Sand & Gravel in Tweed Heads, NSW, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock. 

Address: 25 Rivendell Drive, Tweed Heads South
​Phone: (07) 5523 6004

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday - 6:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - 7:30am – 11:30am

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.

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.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Residential Pool Taking Shape






Previously we shared in the progress of this great looking Residential Pool in Sunshine Beach, QLD, by Sam Gardener Tiling for Jack Boyd Pools. The project has started to come together and is looking fantastic! The 70m2 pool will feature 21.57x21.57mm Bisazza glass tiles. Sam is using a wide range of LATICRETE materials to install to qualify for a 15 Year LATICRETE Warranty. 

LATICRETE products used:
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - Designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - 2 component, roller applied, epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN® - Single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. 
  • HYDRO BAN® Adhesive & Sealant - One component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. 
  • 254 Platinum - The ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive for interior and exterior installations.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - High performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • LATASIL™ - A high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 

Keep your eyes peeled as this project progresses! 


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.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

HYDRO BAN® Training at Amber Fairy Meadow




Last week Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from NSW, conducted waterproof training at Amber Fairy Meadow. 

Attendees were actively involved in discussions and hands on demonstrations of HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing & Crack Suppression Membrane. Relevant Australian standards were highlighted, and participants were assessed and accredited.

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 on 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.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Adhesive with Superior Strength and Performance



Problematic tile or substrate? No problem for LATAPOXY® 300 AdhesiveLATAPOXY 300 Adhesive will bond mostly anything to almost anything. If you need to bond metal tiles, reactive tiles, dimensionally unstable tiles, moisture staining tiles, wooden tiles, or 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 Adhesive 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.

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.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Residential Mosman Pool






This beautiful private residence pool in Mosman, NSW, was recently installed by Wright Pools. The pool over looks the Sydney Harbour and features Ezarri glass mosaic tiles installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials.  

LATICRETE Products used: 

  • 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® Adhesive & Sealant is 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.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is 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. 
  • 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.
  • LATASIL™ sealant is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications.


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. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Tuggerah Tiles Stock LATICRETE


The team from Tuggerah Tiles, your local LATICRETE stockists, are ready to help you with all your LATICRETE needs - so head in store today!   

Address: Shop 3, 9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah, NSW 2251
​Phone: (02) 4335 1388

Tuggerah Tiles trading hours: 
Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 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, and are guaranteed to perform in all conditions

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.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Wondonga Streetscape






Wodonga Council and Stuart Gordon Landscapes recently worked in conjunction on this 300m2 streetscape in Wodonga, VIC. The 120 year old train line was relocated and the council have opened up the space to the community with upgrades to the shopping precinct, combing the old and new. LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Reps, Joe Tabone and Craig Hunter, were onsite to check progress and offer technical advice and training for a heavy duty application, which was required to install 300x300mm and 50x50mm granite.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 4237 Latex Additive is a specially designed latex additive for use with 211 Crete Filler Powder to make 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.
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Designed to produce a high strength adhesive for ceramic tile and stone.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes. Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix.
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 

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

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Succesful Trade Event at Reece Irrigation







LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from QLD, Mitchell Haw and Shane Anderson, were at Reece Irrigation Enoggera last week for a trade information afternoon. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Mitchell and Shane to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products including HYDRO BAN®, and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive. 

  • 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.  
  • 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. 


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.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Another Quality Bathroom Project






This stunning residential bathroom was recently completed by Tiles by Matt in Brisbane, QLD. Tiles were installed using Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive, SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in Silver Shadow for the floors and PERMACOLOR® Grout in Platinum for the Walls.

  • 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - a patented, high performance epoxy grout designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • 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. 

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. View/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure.

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.

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Waterproofing Course at Amber Orange





LATICRETE will be at Amber™ Orange on Thursday 12th April for a waterproof training evening. This seminar is a short, concise training program specifically developed for installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing & Crack Suppression Membrane. 

Training Details
When: Thursday 12th April, 2018
Time: 1:30pm
Where: Amber Orange 
Address: 26-32 Peisley St, Orange NSW 2800

RSVP
Amber Orange: (02) 6361 7366 OR
Glenn Mannix: 0434 781 227

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Working With Movement Joints




An article by Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides an informative discussion on the importance of movement joints.

"The discussions on movement joints often hinges around the assertion that you should have them, and that’s a fact! And for good reason – everything moves, and that movement needs to be accommodated. 

From my student days in structures, I remember one of my engineering lecturers impressing on the fact that the structure is designed first and then further engineering is done to accommodate the proposed finishes in line with their abilities to cope with movement. From the start, movement joints are considered in the design. So right from the get go, what we have to do with tiling work, is honour the engineering consideration and make sure these requirements are complied with. So as well as installing them according to instruction, we should also make sure they function. 

Great care should be taken to ensure proprietary movement joints are installed without being restricted by the bedding or adhesive layer. This becomes particularly important as the installer is endeavouring to securely bed each flange of the joint, fully into the adhesive layer. If during the course of bedding this proprietary joint, the adhesive bridges the void space between the flanges on each side, the movement joint is defeated. Conversely we need to ensure the angles are fixed to both the tile and substrate to ensure correct operation."

For more information on movement joints see Technical Data Sheet TDS1252.

For more information on LATICRETE permanent trouble free installation products, training, or technical advice, contact your local LATICRETE representative on 1800 331 012 - or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Trade Brekky at Bonnyrigg Tiles



LATICRETE will be at Bonnyrigg Tiles in Bonnyrigg, NSW, on Monday 9th April at 7am for a Trade Brekky.

Chat with Craig Hunter, NSW LATICRETE 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: Bonnyrigg Tiles

Address: 43-45 Bonnyrigg Ave, Bonnyrigg NSW 2177

When: Monday 9th April, 2018

Time: 7am

RSVP
Bonnyrigg Tiles: (02) 8786 0288 OR
Craig: 0418 761 428 

We hope to see you there!

*United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)