Friday, 29 June 2018

SPARTACOTE™ Flooring for HopCat Restaurant







Commercial developer, Barfly Ventures, built a new 334.5m2 gathering space and bar area that they desired to give a decorative concrete look. Due to their track record of excellence in decorative concrete, superior reputation and workmanship, Treasure Coast Concrete Polishing got the coatings job.

The crew began by preparing the surface ready to apply the SPARTACOTE Stain coating system. Grey and black stain was applied to the surface. Immediately following the stain application, the crew applied the SPARTACOTE WB EPOXY™ over the stain to help lock in the colour. They allowed it to dry for four hours.

To complete the system, the Treasure Coast crew put down the top coat of SPARTACOTE FLEX SB™ to the surface. FLEX SB is designed to give maximum work time while acting as an easy to place and versatile primer coat. To ensure high traction, the coatings crew employed SPARTACOTE GRIP 100 grit traction additive to the final clear top coat. This helps maximize slip resistance within the new space.

The Treasure Coast project crew was able to deliver the job early and on budget. Barfly Ventures is very happy with the new SPARTACOTE Stain floor for their commons area. Read the full Project Spotlight here

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.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Residential Systems Brochure


LATICRETE has provided the technology, materials & methods for innovative and permanent installations of tile and stone for over 60 years. Architecturally specified and preferred by professional installers, LATICRETE provides solutions for virtually every application. 
  
Our Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products engineered for 'residential' installation and application of tile and stone. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product for residential tile and stone installation is provided to facilitate the selection of the appropriate adhesives, mortars and grouts for your specific applications. Click here to view/download the Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure.
  
Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty. Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, 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.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Progress on Lizard Log Park Bridge





Last week we blogged about the construction on this cobblestone bridge at Lizard Log Park in Abbotsbury, NSW, installed with a range of LATICRETE materials by Sam the Paving Man, for Antoun Civil and Northrop Engineers.  The project has been coming along nicely and we are excited to share updated pics of the progress on this installation

LATICRETE products used:
  • 315 Super Floor & Wall Adhesive is a high performance thin-set adhesive to install tile and stone using the thin-bed method of installation. Mix with water or fortify with LATICRETE latex admixture. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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, 26 June 2018

Pool+Spa Features LATICRETE



LATICRETE is featured in Vol.7 of Pool+Spa magazine! Check out the digital version of the magazine here.

  • Full page advert - Pool tiling systems, page 13
  • Product feature - HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane, page 27
  • Product feature - SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*, page 40.

An extract of the featured product SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout:
"SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout from LATICRETE is a patented, high performance, epoxy grout that offers all the benefits of SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout - colour uniformity, durability, and ease of installation - but cleans off more easily and offers enhanced performance. 
The non-sag formula is easy to install on walls and floors, resulting in flush grout joints. The grout is designed for use on glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial."

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.

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

Monday, 25 June 2018

SPECTRALOCK® Training

Melinda loves how easy SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is to use!

Recently Glenn Mannix, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, visited the team at Amber St George and spent time going through hands on training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout provides 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.

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. Read more product information here.

For more information or to arrange training for your team, contact us on 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

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

Friday, 22 June 2018

North Rocks Pool Complete




Last week we shared an indoor learn-to-swim pool that was underway in North Rocks, NSW, by the team from Trademark Pools. The team have shared some pictures of the finished project. The pool features Ezarri glass mosaic tiles installed with a range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a 15 year Pool System Warranty. Materials supplied by Europe Imports. 

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 


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)

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tiles in Stile Grand Opening

Nick and George excited about the new showroom



Check it out - the new Tiles in Stile showroom is almost ready for opening!! Tiles in Stile are having a grand opening for their showroom in Dandenong, VIC, on Monday 2nd July. Come join in on the fun and enjoy a FREE sausage sizzle!

To celebrate the grand opening, Tiles in Stile are offering a special on LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive - buy 10 bags and get one free*. 

Event Details
Address: 
29A Dandenong Street, Dandenong, VIC, 3175
Date: Monday, 2nd July 
Time: From 8am
Contact: Tiles in Stile

Email: info@tilesinstile.com.au
Tel: 0404 835 758

We hope to see you there!


*Terms and conditions may apply, ask in store for more details. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Townsville Pool with Breathtaking View!





Recently we shared in a Townsville pool project underway in Far North Queensland, by the team from Harries Rendering. We are excited to share these pictures of the finished project - we think it looks amazing! The pool features 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.

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

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Lizard Log Park Bridge Underway




Construction on this bridge at Lizard Log Park in Abbotsbury, NSW, is currently underway and features cobblestone installed with a range of LATICRETE materials. The project is led by the team from Sam the Paving Man, for Antoun Civil and Northrop Engineers.   

LATICRETE products used:
  • 315 Super Floor & Wall Adhesive is a high performance thin-set adhesive to install tile and stone using the thin-bed method of installation. Mix with water or fortify with LATICRETE latex admixture. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
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.

Monday, 18 June 2018

In-Store Training


Last week NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, visited the team at Amber™ Southern Highlands and conducted hands on training with 315 Super Floor & Wall Adhesive, HYDRO BAN® and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

  • 315 Super Floor & Wall Adhesive is a high performance thin-set adhesive to install tile and stone using the thin-bed method of installation. Mix with water or fortify with LATICRETE latex admixture.
  • 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout provides 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.

For more information or to arrange training for your team, contact us on 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

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

Friday, 15 June 2018

Indoor Pool Underway






This indoor learn-to-swim pool is currently underway in North Rocks, NSW. The project, led by the team from Trademark Pools, features Ezarri glass mosaic tiles installed with a range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a 15 year Pool System Warranty. Materials supplied by Europe Imports. 

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 for updates on this project in the near future! 


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)

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Educating the Next Generation






LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, recently visited the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to provide training to 4th year apprentices about slurry bond coats and using latex admix in sand/cement screeds. Students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and 4237 Latex Additive. 

  • 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.  
  • 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.

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.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Waiea Tower Hawaii



From the top of the mountains, all the way out into the ocean, every aspect of life in the Kingdom of Hawaii aims to be synergistic and sustainable, including its residential communities. With the goal of becoming the largest LEED for Neighbourhood Development Platinum (LEED-NP) certified community in the country, building owner Howard Hughes Corporation hired James K.M. Cheng in collaboration with Rob Iopa and WCIT Architecture to design Waiea Tower, the flagship building of what is to be Honolulu’s most distinguished neighbourhood, Ward Village.

The 60-acre coastal master planned community allows for approximately 863,998m² of mixed use development and offers numerous outdoor gathering spaces that embraces Hawaiian culture, the perfect mix of urban and eco-friendly living. To complete the construction of the 36-story tower, BMK Construction was enlisted to handle the tile and flooring installations for all of Waiea’s units and public spaces including the pool deck, level one lobby, porte cochere and four levels of penthouses.

To meet the goal of acquiring LEED certification, all LATICRETE products chosen for the construction of Waiea Tower were those that have received multiple certifications and declarations including Health Product Declarations (HPD), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and UL GREENGUARD Gold Certifications for low chemical emissions. Products used include HYDRO BAN®, 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, and PERMACOLOR® Grout. Read the full Project Spotlight here.


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, 12 June 2018

STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer


LATICRETE STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer is an advanced sealer, designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains. 

Key Features
  • Maximum protection against most stains
  • Advanced penetrating microbond protection
  • Preserves natural look of stone
  • Water-based formula
  • Interior and exterior 

STONETECH BulletProof Sealer is suitable for a range of natural stone and masonry surfaces such as limestone, honed or textured marble, bluestone, travertine, sandstone, textured  or veined granite, flagstone, quartzite, and saltillo tile.

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

Monday, 11 June 2018

Classic Restoration at Deltroit Station






This beautiful circa 1903 private residence homestead in Mundarlo, NSW, received a classical restoration and refurbishment. The team from ArcScape Landscape Services carried out the installation which included the pool, paths and tiling throughout the property and used a wide range of LATICRETE products. Materials for the project were supplied by CE Industries in ACT. 

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.
  
Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty. Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, 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.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Gino's Floorcoverings


Gino's Floorcoverings in Stanthorpe, QLD, 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: Unit 1/11 Gourlas Court, Industrial Estate 2, Stanthorpe, QLD 
​Phone: (07) 4681 0513

Trading Hours
Monday to Thursday - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday - 8:00am - 3:00pm

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. 

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.