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)

Monday, 26 March 2018

Gundagai Streetscape Nears Completion







Previously we blogged the beginning of this streetscape in Gundagai, NSW, and we are excited to share updated pictures as the project nears completion. The project on Sheridan Street consists of 3500m2 paved with granite which has been installed with 211 Crete Filler Powder and 4237 Latex Additive. The paving has then been grouted with 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed. The team from ArcScape Landscape Services worked in conjunction with Gundagai Council for installation, and CE Industries supplied materials. 

  • 211 Crete Filler Powder - A factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Designed for use with 4237 Latex Additive to produce a high strength adhesive for the installation of ceramic tile and stone over cement and masonry type surfaces.
  • 4237 Latex Additive - 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. 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.
  • 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. 

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

Friday, 23 March 2018

Waterproofing Course at Amber Fairy Meadow




LATICRETE will be at Amber™ Fairy Meadow on Wednesday 4th 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: Wednesday 4th April, 2018
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Amber Tiles Fairy Meadow  
Address: 5 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow NSW, 2519

RSVP
Amber Fairy Meadow: (02) 4284 0711 OR
Glenn Mannix: 0434 781 227

We hope to see you there! 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Ultimate Thin-Set Adhesive!




The Orchid Group is busy working on this project in Noosaville, QLD. The team are using 254 Platinum for a slurry bond coat with sand and cement screed.

254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. Suitable 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. Suitable for immersed installations, and meets and exceeds the requirements for a C2TES2P2 classification.

Key Features
  • Designed to just mix with water
  • 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. 


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, 21 March 2018

Gungahlin Infinity Towers Pool







The Infinity Towers in Gungahlin are the highest residential buildings in Canberra, ACT, and connecting the two towers is this incredible pool. The project is led by Architects, Peckvonhartel, and builders, Geocon. The pool builder and tiling was carried out by Prestige Pools. The pool features an infinity edge and is covered by a comprehensive LATICRETE 10 Year Pool Installation Warranty.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

HYDRO BAN® Training at SkillsTech TAFE






LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Reps, Mitchell Haw and Shane Anderson, recently visited the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge to provide students training on waterproofing with HYDRO BAN® waterproofing and crack isolation 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 rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.

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, 19 March 2018

Residential Pool House and Surrounds





Sam Gardener Tiling is currently working on this residential project in QLD which consists of a pool house & pool surrounds. The pool surrounds features 60m2 of 800x400mm stone paving from SNB Stone, and the pool waterline band was rendered and then tiled with 48x48mm white ceramic mosaic tiles from The Pool Tile Company using LATICRETE materials. 

LATICRETE products used for project: 
  • 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, supeior bond to masonry.  
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 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.

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 March 2018

Trade Afternoon at Reece Irrigation Enoggera





LATICRETE will be at Reece Irrigation Enoggera, QLD, on Wednesday 28th March 3:30-5:30pm for a Trade Event afternoon.

Chat with Mitchell Haw and Shane Anderson, QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps, 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: Reece Irrigation Enoggera
Address: 90 Pickering Street Enoggera, QLD 4051
When: Wednesday 28th March, 2018
Time: 3:30-5:30pm

RSVP
Reece Irrigation Enoggera: (07) 3354 3100 OR
Mitchell Haw: 0432 564 752

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Upper Kedron Residential Pool

 





Maximum Tiling recently completed this residential project in Upper Kedron, QLD. The project consisted of glass mosaics for the waterline and 600x600x25mm porcelain coping, installed using LATICRETE materials, supplied by The Pool Tile Company335 Premium Flexible Adhesive was used for the mosaics and coping, as well as bonding the bedding and the render to the shell. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed was also used for this project. 

  • 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.  
  • 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. 


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, 14 March 2018

Sleek Splashback for Private Residence




A residential kitchen in Wavell Heights, QLD, recently had this black fish scale tile splashback installed by Tiles by Matt. The splashback was installed using Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive.

  • 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. Click here for more product information. 

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? The LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products that are engineered for residential tile and stone installations. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product is also provided to facilitate the selection of appropriate materials. Click here to view/download the Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure.

Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep or Architectural Specialist about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

New Zealand Residential Lap Pool







Check out this beautiful residential lap pool in New Zealand! The team from Northern Pools completed this project using Onix Glass Mosaics installed with LATICRETE materials, supplied by Global Tile. All walls were plastered out first with 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed so no cuts were needed and all full tiles were used.  

LATICRETE products used:
  • 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. 
  • 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 thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • 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. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a patented, high performance epoxy grout designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • 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. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Spotted!




Spotted! LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager, Neil Warden, recently caught up with Michael Carter from Coastwide Waterproofing & Remedial Services.

Coastwide Waterproofing & Remedial Services in NSW is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock. 

Address: 17/13 Gibbens Road, West Gosford, NSW 2250
Phone: (02) 4321 0609

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday 6am - 4pm

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 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.

Friday, 9 March 2018

We Are Moving



Our NSW office is moving!

The NSW office will be closed for business on Thursday, 15th and Friday 16th, March 2018.
We will reopen for business, at our new premises on Monday, 19th March 2018.

New AddressUnit 10, 11-19 Waler Crescent, Smeaton Grange, NSW, 2567.

Our contact numbers remain the same - Free Call: 1800 331 012 and Fax: 1800 808 549, or contact us here.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Training with Amber Tiles






Craig Hunter and Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from NSW, conducted training with new Amber™ recruits last week. Attendees got learn about LATICRETE values and technical resources, as well as get hands on with HYDRO BAN®, 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* with DAZZLE™ option. 


  • HYDRO BAN - Single component, self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. 
  • 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. 
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout*High performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • SPECTRALOCK Grout DAZZLE™ - adds metallic and "Glow-In-The-Dark" enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout*.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. 
We provide customised in-store training and demos. Chat with us to arrange a trade event. 


Contact us to arrange training, 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, 7 March 2018

Regis Aged Care Facility







The Regis Aged Care Facility in Elermore Vale, NSW, is currently under construction and will be a 120 bed facility. Architect Jackson Teece and builders North Construction, along with tiling contractor, Choice Tiles & Plumbing, are working on the project are have chosen LATICRETE materials for installation.

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 3701 Mortar Admixa specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • 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.
  • 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® Adhesive & Sealant - a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant.
  • 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*a patented high performance epoxy grout which offers all the great features of SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout - colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation - with enhanced performance.

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


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)