Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Training at Wyllie Tiles in Hobart



LATICRETE Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray, and National Sales Manager, Ross McNeil, recently carried out a waterproofing training seminar at Wyllie Tiles in Hobart, TAS, for the team from Hire a Hubby. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the regulations, standards, and contractor responsibilities, as well as gain hands-on experience with HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane.

  • 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.

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 Trade Events by following us on Facebook.

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

Monday, 15 October 2018

NSW Pool Tiling Systems Seminar

Pool Tiling Systems Seminar

Seminar in NSW: 24th October 2018


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program. The seminar focus 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.

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

Seminar:  Pool Tiling Systems
Date: Wednesday, 24th October 2018 
Time: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Where: LATICRETE NSW Technical Training Centre

RSVP by Friday 19/10/18 for catering purposes.

Confirm your booking and get confirmation on the venue, by contacting Technical Services on 1800 331 012 and chat to Cade Atkinson, or email seminars@laticrete.com.au

Friday, 12 October 2018

LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive


LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive is 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. LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C. Interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, ceilings and soffits.

Key Features
  • Fast permanent bond - 45 minutes to 1 hour set time
  • Easy to use - 1:1 mixing ratio by volume
  • Non-staining - ideal for white and light coloured marbles, other stones and tiles
  • Withstands shock and vibration
  • Durable permanent bond, will not deteriorate over time
  • Safe - no solvents
  • Non-sag - when applied up to 25 mm thick

For more product information click here, or read Technical Data Sheet TDS1158.

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.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Head In To Smart Tiles


Are you in the Kempsey, NSW area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Smart Tiles and chat with the team about the range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address: 36 Crescent Head Road, Kempsey, NSW 2440
Phone: (02) 6562 6499

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm

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, 10 October 2018

Residential Driveway Project





Check out this residential driveway in Coorparoo QLD currently being installed by Roache Tile with Basalt Cobblestone supplied by The Pool Tile Company. The project has been installed using a range of LATICRETE products. 

LATICRETE products used:  
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive: 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.  
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Sheild: LATAPOXY Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.

Keep your eye out as this project progresses! 

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.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

MAANZ QLD Branch Exhibition

QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, at the exhibition.


The winning mosaic artwork "PODS" by Robyn Jay

On Friday 21st of September 2018 the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ) held an awards night for the QLD Branch Mosaic Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the Percolator Gallery, Paddington QLD, and showcased artworks from a range of beginners to experienced mosaicists. LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep Mitchell Haw attended the awards night and was able to capture a few pics with guests and of the winning piece. 

The artworks were judged by Pamela Irving, Kylie Farrelly and Ian Skippen - a big congratulations to first prize winner Robyn Jay! 

To see all the entries from the exhibition click here

Monday, 8 October 2018

STONETECH® Stone & Tile Care Guide


Your investment in natural stone or premium tile deserves the right product to ensure it retains its beauty and function over the long term. 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. 

This brochure provides a list of simple Do’s and Don’ts for you to follow. It also contains an easy-to-understand product list for you to find the right STONETECH product for your needs. 


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, 5 October 2018

FREE NSW Pool Tiling Systems Seminar


Pool Tiling Systems Seminar

Seminar in NSW: 24 October 2018


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program. The seminar focus 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.

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

Seminar:  Pool Tiling Systems
Date: Wednesday, 24th October 2018 
Time: 8.30am-4pm
Where: LATICRETE NSW Technical Training Centre

RSVP by Friday 19/10/18 for catering purposes.

Confirm your booking and get confirmation on the venue, by contacting Technical Services on 1800 331 012 and chat to Cade Atkinson, or email seminars@laticrete.com.au

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Product Feature: 254 Platinum Adhesive


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, and is suitable for immersed installations. 254 Platinum meets and exceeds the requirements for a C2TES2P2 classification.

Key Features
  • Interior and exterior use
  • High performance flexible cement based adhesive
  • High tack, non sag
  • Extended open time
  • Easy to use – Plastic and workable

Click here for more product information.

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.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

LATICRETE Training From the Comfort of Your Home



We know that traveling and leaving your business behind to attend training is not always possible, so we make it easy. Our LATICRETE University e-Learning Program makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of your home or office. Now anyone can receive quality education that is usually only provided during live training, at their fingertips.

Here's how it works:
  • Register for FREE
  • Watch short video tutorials on a variety of different topics
  • Take a short test that will measure your knowledge
  • Upon the successful completion of a segment, a training certificate is provided  

LATICRETE University covers a wide range of topics which include: Understanding deflection, how to install reduced thickness porcelain tiles, how to apply liquid waterproofing membrane, an introduction to Masonry Veneer Installation Systems (MVIS), how to patch and repair concrete, and installing resinous flooring systems - plus more! Click here to see a full list of LATICRETE University classes.


For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Residential Retaining Wall




The team from A1 Rock Walls have been working on this residential retaining wall project in Maleny, QLD. The 200m2 project features Calabor Stone, supplied by Eco Outdoor, installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. 

LATICRETE products used: 

  • MVIS™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.
  • LATASIL™is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications. Exterior and interior use. Great for swimming pools and other wet applications. Great for use in joints for ceramic tile and stone applications. Expansion joints in residential and commercial applications.

Call us on 1800 331 012 to find out more about our products, training and to schedule a trade event for your store or email us here.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Coming Soon - New HYDRO BAN® Package Sizing



In our commitment to providing products that are guaranteed to perform, easy to use and ensure productivity we are excited to announce HYDRO BAN® will be available soon to order in cartons of 3 x 4L pails!

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 a highly extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas and external above ground use.

Packaging:
Mini Unit - Coming Soon: 3 x 4 L pails of liquid packed in a carton; 32 cartons per pallet.
Commercial Unit - 15 L pails of liquid; 36 units per pallet.

Click here for more product information. 

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more information on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Sans Souci Almost Complete!





The team from Knewbee Tiling are getting close to completing this pool project in Sans Souci, NSW. The 50m pool features 1400m2 of porcelain Serapool tiles, supplied by The Pool Tile Company and installed with a range of LATICRETE materials:

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 
  • LATASIL 9118 Primer is a one component primer designed to increase adhesion of LATASIL to various substrates.


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.

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

"Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations






NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently re-visited the Market Street project in Haymarket which was completed over 2 years ago, and is still looking fantastic! The 640m2 project consisted of 60mm pavers installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is designed for use with 4237 Latex Additive to produce a high strength adhesive for ceramic tile and stone that meets and exceeds the requirements of national and international standards. 
  • 4237 Latex Additive is 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. 
  • 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.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.

View/download the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installation System brochure, which provides information about products that are recommended for the installation of ceramic tile, concrete paver and natural stone where an “Extra Heavy Duty” installation that is required normally associated with transit ways, roads, footpaths and streetscapes. These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic.

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.

Tile & Stone Installation Warranties



Consider the extra value and peace of mind a LATICRETE Warranty can bring when selecting the installation system for your project. 

LATICRETE provides comprehensive warranties for commercial, residential and industrial projects worldwide. However, our best guarantee is our 60 years of experience with these commercial, residential and industrial installations in every imaginable climate, in just about every country in the world.  


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. 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Trade Afternoon at Reece Irrigation & Pools


Join us at Reece Irrigation & Pools Malaga and Reece Irrigation & Pools Canning Vale for a trade information afternoon.

This will be a great opportunity to chat with the LATICRETE Technical Services Manager, Fred Gray, about LATICRETE products and meet the LATICRETE National Sales Manager, Ross McNeil.

Reece Irrigation & Pools Malaga - Wednesday 3rd October, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 6:00pm
Address: 2/813 Marshall Rd, Malaga WA 6062
RSVP: (08) 9209 2590 or malaga.irrigation.wa@reece.com.au

Reece Irrigation & Pools Canning Vale - Thursday 4th October, 2018 
Time: 3:30 - 6:00pm 
Address: 188 Bannister Rd, Canning Vale WA 6155

Product of focus:
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - a patented, high performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy to-use, non-sag formula. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. 

We hope to see you there! 

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

Friday, 21 September 2018

Community Mosaic Project







The Awesome Arts Festival in Australia is conducted annually throughout regional areas in Western Australia and is designed to introduce students to a variety of creative mediums to encourage them to learn new skills. Twelve pairs of artists from a range of creative mediums are chosen each year to participate, 8 pairs from Western Australia and 4 from interstate. This year Denise Chard and Lee Fullarton were chosen to represent Queensland.

Denise and Lee work in collaboration with school communities in the creative medium of art glass mosaics. They also enjoy being a part of the Artists in Residencies program to help in the creation of a number of major art works throughout South East Queensland.

The Awesome Arts project was carried out in Mt. Magnet, which is a small gold mining town 600km north east of Perth, WA. The project topic for 2018 was ‘Your Voice’ and the process consisted of working with the local school community and engaging participants to develop themes to explore, including tolerance, empathy, mindfulness, community, culture, identity, and place. Using these themes, students created personal stories and numerous students included aspects of their indigenous culture.

Denise and Lee assisted in the creation of approximately 40-45 circular pieces which were created using glass mosaics installed on to Blue Board, using a range of LATICRETE materials including 4237 Latex Additive and PERMACOLOR® Grout. The artworks were then installed on the wall of the Art and Music wing at the school with the assistance of the teachers.

LATICRETE is always our product of choice because of its longevity, proven endurance and ease of use. These beautiful story mosaics will be part of the Mt. Magnet school for many, many years to come and the students who were able to participate were certainly very proud of themselves when they saw the end result” – Denise Chard from Denise Chard Creative Glass Designs, and Lee FullARTon Artist.

To see more of Denise and Lee’s mosaic art head to the Denise Chard Creative Glass Designs Facebook page, or http://www.leefullarton.com/

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

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Head to Tilers Trade Centre Today


Are you in the Sunshine Coast, QLD, area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Tilers Trade Centre in Kuluin and chat with the team about the range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address: 13/15 Fishermans Rd, Kuluin QLD 4558
Tel: (07) 5443 9191

Trading Hours:
Monday to Friday: 5:30am - 4:00pm

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, 19 September 2018

STONETECH® Oil Stain Remover


LATICRETE STONETECH® Oil Stain Remover is designed to remove oil-based stains without discolouring the surface of natural stone. Suitable for interior and exterior use. 

Features & Benefits

  • Pulls out deep-set oil stains
  • Leaves no permanent residue
  • Easy to use
  • Will not discolour stone

STONETECH Oil Stain Remover is best suited for natural stone, masonry and cementitious grouts such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, concrete, and quartzite.

View/download:

If you have any questions regarding the use, installation or maintenance of STONETECH or sealed stone, please contact LATICRETE Technical Services on 1800 331 012.