Monday, 30 April 2018

FREE QLD Pool Tiling Systems Seminar


Pool Tiling Systems Seminar

Seminar in QLD: 16 May 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, 16th May 
Time: 8am-3pm
Where: LATICRETE QLD Technical Training Centre

RSVP by Friday 11/5/18 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, 27 April 2018

Tile Power Gregory Hills Stock LATICRETE


Tile Power Gregory Hills are your local stockists of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials! So head in to visit the team and stock up on all your LATICRETE needs. 

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. 
Address: 3/79 Lasso Rd, Gregory Hills, NSW 2557
Tel: (02) 4623 1747
Email: tilepowergregoryhills@gmail.com

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Sunday:11:00am-3:00pm

For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, arrange 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, 26 April 2018

Is Your Waterproof Membrane Certified For External Use?

Installer: Sam Gardener Tiling. Photo Credit: Manuele Rinaldi


Tips from Technical Services on Waterproofing Membranes


An article by Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides educational insights to waterproofing membranes and how they may or may not comply with industry standards.

"Bear with me for a bit with all these numbers. Both volumes of The National Construction Code (NCC), along with other waterproofing matters, for a while now have included External Waterproofing requirements to AS4654.1 & 2. Volume 2 of the NCC mandates in Clause 3.8.1.3 External above ground membranes - Waterproofing membranes for external above ground use must comply with AS 4654 Parts 1 and 2; and Volume 1 of the NCC mandates in Clause F1.4 External above ground membranes - Waterproofing membranes for external above ground use must comply with AS 4654 Parts 1 and 2.

So what does all this mean? 

For all above ground external installations, we all should have by now started using membranes that comply with the new requirements of AS4654.1 – Materials; and that we have adjusted our work practices to the new guidelines included in AS4654.2 – Design and installation.

We are all generally well versed in using membranes that conform to the material standard AS4858 for doing work governed by AS3740 – Waterproofing of domestic wet areas. We now need to become just as familiar with the new guidelines in the NCC regarding AS4654. We may even have to issue certificates to relevant authorities for a lot of this work, nominating the complying membrane and work practices as we do for Wet Area work.

Does the membrane you use now comply with the new materials standard? You may be surprised to find out, it does not." Don’t risk it, use LATICRETE HYDRO BAN®.

Can we interest you in FREE samples? 

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

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

ANZAC Day

John Leak ANZAC Monument, Rockhamton QLD. Installer: Liz Hills

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and sacrificed their freedom for ours.
Today we thank them.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down on the sun and in the morning. We will remember them."

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Townsville Pool Underway





The team from Harries Rendering have been working on this incredible pool in Townsville, Far North Queensland. The pool features approximately 100m2 of 600x600mm travertine installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a 15 year pool 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. 
  • 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. 
  • LATASIL 9118 Primer - 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.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Recent Trade Event at Amber Orange






Recently Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from NSW, and Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager, conducted a waterproof training seminar at Amber Orange. 

Attendees were actively involved in discussions regarding the importance correct installation of waterproofing membranes in the industry, and how LATICRETE meet and exceed industry standards to ensure a quality long lasting installations. Participants were then involved in hands-on training with HYDRO BAN® - including next generation installers from Team Delaney Tiling! 

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.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Reece Irrigation Morayfield Stocks LATICRETE!



Reece Irrigation in Morayfield, QLD, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with Chris, David and the rest of the friendly team about the range of LATICRETE products they stock. 

Address: 250 Morayfield Road Morayfield, QLD, 4506
Phone: (07) 5497 8166
Email:  morayfield.irrigation.qld@reece.com.au

Hours of Operation:
Mon to Friday: 6.00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am to 12:00pm

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, 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.