Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Global Tile at BRANZ Seminar






Our partners in New Zealand, Global Tile, recently sent in photos from a seminar they conducted with BRANZ. 

BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation. They provide their customers with innovative and research-based solutions, helping to create a better built environment through publications, seminar and training services, contract research, product appraisal, and material and fire testing.

For the seminar, Global Tile discussed acceptable solutions for new buildings, waterproofing to bathrooms, balconies, and ground for 126 attendees which consisted of local council members, builders, and inspectors. 

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

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Stunning Pool Surrounds






The team from CLN Landscapes in NSW recently completed this beautiful outdoor area which features pool surrounds and coping. 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive was used for the surrounds, 254 Platinum was used for the pool coping, and PERMACOLOR® Grout was used with matching LATASIL™. All products were supplied by Shoalhaven Brick and Tile in Nowra, NSW.

Products used:
  • 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.
  • 254 Platinumthe 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. 
  • 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 ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations.
  • LATASIL - a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications.
Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo or your FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Monday, 26 February 2018

LATICRETE Australia “Drives” to Success During the 'ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY' Event

LATICRETE Australia Team
Emma Tschannen, G.M. LATICRETE Australia

Henry B. Rothberg addressing the LATICRETE team

Faisal Saleem, speech
LATICRETE Australia team building 
During 2018, ONE LATICRETE ONE FAMILY events are being held throughout all LATICRETE global locations where executives of the company come to talk with our team members about the history, success, culture and future growth plans of the company. The main message is that LATICRETE, despite geographical distance, is ‘one’ team with the same vision, mission and values.
Last week, LATICRETE Australia hosted their event. It kicked off with presentations from Emma Tschannen, General Manager of LATICRETE Australia, Henry B. Rothberg, Sr. Vice President Training of LATICRETE International, and Faisal Saleem, Vice President of LATICRETE International.
Emma Tschannen, G.M of LATICRETE Australia, welcomed our International guests Henry Rothberg and wife Sheila and Faisal Saleem as well as the Australian team to the One LATICRETE One Family event. The team joined in with Emma to welcome the guests in saying “We are one but we are many, and from all the lands we come, we’ll share a dream and sing with one voice, I am, you are, we are Australian”.

Henry B. Rothberg, Sr. VP of Training, then took the team through a series of questions that have been asked: Who are we? What are we going to do to move forward? When did it all begin? He told the story about an innovator and entrepreneur, the late Dr. Henry M. Rothberg, who started LATICRETE in the basement of his family home in the late 1950’s. He spoke about the challenges, the LATICRETE family culture and the future growth plans of the company. Henry thanked each team member for their commitment and spoke about the vital roles that every team member plays in contributing to the success and the growth of LATICRETE.

“I have to remind myself that where we are at LATICRETE today, around the world, is based upon people. I need to address everyone in the room, everyone in this room have all done a great job. Bottom line, thank you as each of you have contributed and made a difference – thank you!” – Henry B. Rothberg, Sr. Vice President of Training.
 
Faisal Saleem, Vice President LATICRETE International, closed the presentation to the team speaking about the future and growth plans for LATICRETE International team including being the leaders in tile and stone as a single source provider of flooring systems from surface preparation, screed and hardeners, decorative, finishes, resinous flooring and complementary products.

“New products is one part of the plan; if you have a complete line of products, it’s not necessary that you will be successful. I think people, technical expertise / technical know-how and manufacturing processes is something that LATICRETE has, and will help us be #1 within the flooring space, beyond tile and stone.” – Faisal Saleem, Vice President of LATICRETE International

Team Build
The Australian team then participated in a team build session, called ‘Bridging the Gap’, where they broke off into groups to work together to create a ‘Super Highway’. Teams worked with materials they were given, such as pop sticks (ice-cream sticks), rulers, straws, string, glue gun, polystyrene cups and small cardboard. The goal was to create a ‘Super Highway’ which required bridges to be built between 6 tables, within a period of time. The group had to overcome hurdles which were given to them throughout the challenge, and required the team to adapt, communicate and work together to be successful. The ultimate test was to see if a remote racing car was capable of going across the “Super Highway” and the bridges that were built.

The team pulled together and successfully built a “Super Highway” in which the racing car veered through the bridges without any difficulties. The bridges were all given various International Business Unit names, which symbolised despite geographical distance, LATICRETE is ‘one’ team with the same visionmission and values.

The ultimate challenges through the team build and what every company is faced with on a daily basis is company structure, budgets, communication, team work, procedures and policies. It’s a company’s ability to embrace changes, challenges and adversities to reach the winning goal.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Warm Welcome!




Meet our newest LATICRETE distributor, the team at Taree Tiles, in Taree, NSW.  
Drop in and see Tony, Mike, and the team from Taree Tiles today for all your LATICRETE needs! 

Address: 126 Manning River Drive, Taree South, NSW 2430   
Phone: (02) 6551 6009

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.  

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, 22 February 2018

Beautiful Bluestone Pool Surrounds




This beautiful residential pool surrounds was recently installed in Clayfield, QLD, by Endicott Tiling & Bathrooms with ACM Constructions. The project features 800x400mm Bluestone offset tiles with pool coping, using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive for installation.

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 AS4992.1 and AS4992.2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry.  

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

Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo or your FREE samples by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Luxury Bathroom in Newmarket






Recently Tiles by Matt completed this beautiful residential bathroom in Newmarket, QLD. Silver Travertine in French pattern was laid with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, while the 600x600mm porcelain wall tiles were installed with Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive. PERMACOLOR® Grout in 'Smoke Grey' was used on the floor and PERMACOLOR Grout in 'Sauterne' was used for the walls. 

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Employee Announcement

Ingrid Flood

We are excited to announce the appointment of a new employee to the LATICRETE Australia team, Ingrid Flood! 

Ingrid joins our team in helping support the administration team, while also assisting with bookkeeping. Ingrid comes to us with over 20 years of experience in customer support, administration and bookkeeping.

Welcome to the Latifamily Ingrid! We look forward to working with you and hope your career with LATICRETE will be a long and happy one.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Vaucluse Pool Project







This 250m2 pool project in Vaucluse, NSW, is currently underway and is using a range of LATICRETE installation materials to qualify for a 25 Year Pool System Warranty. Rendering was completed by the team at JM Rendering, and membrane installation was carried out by Elio Barla. 

LATICRETE Products Include:
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admixused 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.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shielda 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 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® Adhesive & Sealanta one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. This product has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates, and is designed for use with HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as bond relief fillet.
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesivea chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. Can be used in interior and exterior (see limitations) walls and floors, wet and dry areas.
  • 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.
  • LATASIL™a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications.

Keep your eyes peeled for more on this project in the near future! 

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. 


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

Friday, 16 February 2018

Chinese New Year 2018


The team from LATICRETE Australia would like to wish all our customers, friends, and colleagues a happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Trade Brekky at Tile Power Gregory Hills


LATICRETE will be at Tile Power Gregory Hills, NSW, on Friday 23rd February 7:30am for a Trade Information brekky.

Chat with Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW 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:
  • HYDRO BAN® - Fast drying waterproof/crack isolation membrane tile on the same day.
  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar.

Event Details
Where: Tile Power Gregory Hills  
Address: 3/79 Lasso Road, Gregory Hills, NSW 
When:  Friday 23rd February, 2018
Time: 7:30am

RSVP
Tile Power Gregory Hills: (02) 4623 1747 OR
Glenn Mannix: 0434 781 227

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Training at Your Fingertips!



We make being able to attend training easy with our LATICRETE University e-Learning Program! LATICRETE University 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 you can receive quality education at your 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, 13 February 2018

Specialised Concrete Coatings






LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ Guard™ concrete coating systems make excellent flooring solutions for maintenance and aviation hangar facilities, garages, shop floors, laboratories, hospitals and other heavy-traffic applications. Fast return to service, excellent chemical resistance and long lasting formulations are what makes SPARTACOTE systems successful. 

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


 Click here for more details on SPARTACOTE™ Guard™ concrete coating systems

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, 12 February 2018

Sunshine Beach Residential Pool




This private residence pool on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, is currently being installed by Sam Gardener for Jack Boyd Pools. 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.

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

Friday, 9 February 2018

Come In To Tilers Trade Outlet!



Tilers Trade Outlet in Port Melbourne, VIC, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with Kate and the rest of the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock. 

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

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 6.30am to 4pm
Saturday: 7.30am to 12pm

For more information on using LATICRETE for your projects, arrange product demos, samples, or technical support, please contact us on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Project Spotlight: Semi-Precious Stone Mosaics Pool





Designed for an ultra-private seaside California home, this incredible pool was installed with Lapis Lazuli, a semi-precious stone, and pool surrounds with a natural travertine tile. The private residence pool, which faces the beach alongside the Pacific Ocean, was installed by Jimmy Reed and his team from Rock Solid Tile, Inc. - an elite tile contractor which over the years has taken the process of installing tile for swimming pools to the ultimate level.

To ensure the project would stand the test of time, Reed chose to use a full LATICRETE installation system for the pool, as well as LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive for the travertine surrounds. Reed states that when working on any pool project his firm’s job doesn’t begin or end with the visuals.  "As far as we're concerned, it has to be a bulletproof installation which lasts a lifetime. Any failures occurring after the tile installation are not an option." Click here to read the full Project Spotlight. 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling 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. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Successful Epoxy Grout & Waterproofing Seminar







On Monday, 5th February, LATICRETE Australia held a free waterproof & epoxy grout training day at the LATICRETE NSW Training Centre located at Smeaton Grange.

Attendees were actively involved in discussions and hands on demonstrations of LATICRETE products, SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and 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 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.

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