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.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Training at Amber Dubbo

Lynda and Trent getting hands-on training

Last week NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, visited the team at Amber™ Dubbo and conducted hands on training with HYDRO BAN® and HYDRO BAN Fillet & Sealant. 

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. Certified low VOC emitting, class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas and external above ground use.

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
  • Changes colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured
  • Contains antimicrobial product protection

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

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

125 Sound & Crack Adhesive


125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a superior crack prevention and sound isolation adhesive mortar which takes the place of costly time consuming membrane or mat systems, for faster more effective tile or stone installations. It has been independently tested; for impact sound insulation to AS and ANSI standards; for crack isolation to the ANSI specification; and as an adhesive mortar to AS ISO13007.1&2 as a C1ES2 for single component adhesive mortar. Meets the requirements of AS ISO 717.2 - 2004 as Ln,W +C i 62. 

Key Features 
  • Prevents transmission of cracks from the approved substrates to the tile or stone finish when subjected to horizontal plane movement of cracks up to 3mm under normal usage
  • Single component, just add water
  • Superior workability - equipped with lightweight technology
  • Equipped with antimicrobial protection

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.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Yallah TAFE Training





Recently NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep Glenn Mannix was invited to spend time and train the landscaping apprentice students at Yallah TAFE NSW on LATICRETE products. Time was spent in the classroom and also in practice where the students actively participated in hands on training. The day focused on screeding materials and the benefit of latex fortification into factory prepared screeds, along with understanding substrate preparation to ensure quality long lasting installations.

Products of focus:
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - 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 - a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes. Used 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.

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, 4 June 2018

Stunning Driveway in Underwood






What a stunning driveway! This 150m2 project was completed in Underwood, QLD, using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, supplied by Meer Tile Market.

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.

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 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.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Outdoor & General Stock LATICRETE!



Are you in the Punchbowl, NSW area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Outdoor & General and chat with the team about the range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address - 23 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl NSW 2196. 
Tel (02) 9791 1595

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-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.