Monday, 16 July 2018

Pafu and PappaRich Project



The team from Express Tiling recently completed this project at Pafu and PappaRich at Southern Cross Station Melbourne, VIC. The project features a granite tiled ceiling using LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive.

LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a two component, high strength epoxy adhesive. Engineered, formulated and optimised for the spot bonding fixing method of installing tile and stone on vertical surfaces. LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C. Interior, exterior, wet areas, walls, ceilings and soffits.

Key Features
  • Fast Permanent Bond - 45 minutes to 1 hour set time
  • Easy to Use - 1:1 mixing ratio by volume
  • Non-Staining - ideal for white and light coloured marbles, other stones and tiles
  • Withstands shock and vibration
  • Durable permanent bond, will not deteriorate over time
  • Safe - no solvents
  • Non-Sag - when applied up to 25 mm thick
Read more product information 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.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Stone & Tile Centre Mornington


Stone & Tile Centre in Mornington, VIC, 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 or give them a call!

Address: 25 Carbine Way, Mornington VIC 3931 
Tel: (03) 5975 6599
Email: 
info@stoneandtile.com.au

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

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, 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, 12 July 2018

Training at Amber Coffs Harbour



Recently Craig Hunter, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, spent time providing hands on training for installers and the team at Amber Coffs Habour 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)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Bellingen Streetscape Project - Stage 2





Recently we shared in the completion of Stage 1 of the the Bellingen streetscape upgrade in NSW. Stage 2 is now underway for the Bellingen Shire Council. The 600m2 project features quartz cobblestone and LATICRETE materials, supplied by Amber Coffs Harbour.

LATICRETE materials used include: 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 


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, 10 July 2018

LATICRETE eLearning Program



Want to attend training but can't leave your business behind to participate? We understand so we make it easy with our free online e-learning program! LATICRETE University makes it possible for anyone within the industry to receive education on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of their own home or office. Now anyone in your company can receive the quality information that was only once possible during live training, without leaving the job for an extended period of time.  

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: specific product training, understanding deflection, how to apply liquid waterproofing membrane, how to install reduced thickness porcelain tiles, an introduction to Masonry Veneer Installation Systems (MVIS), how to patch and repair concrete, and installing resinous flooring systems - plus lots 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. 

Monday, 9 July 2018

Projects That Stand the Test of Time


Still going strong - this photo was taken recently of the streetscape at Kings Street Place in Rockdale, NSW, which had been installed 10 years ago! The streetscape features granite pavers using 226 Thick Bed Mortar and 3701 Mortar Admix, and was carried out by the team from Sydney Brick Paving Company for the Rockdale Council. 

View/download the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installation System brochure, which provides information about products that are recommended for the installation of ceramic tile, concrete paver and natural stone where an “Extra Heavy Duty” installation that is required normally associated with transit ways, roads, footpaths and streetscapes. These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic.

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, 6 July 2018

Meer Tile Market Stock LATICRETE!




Are you on the south side of Brisbane, QLD, and after LATICRETE materials? 
Head down to Meer Tile Market and chat with the team about the wide range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address: 3311 Logan Road Underwood, QLD 4119
Phone: (07) 3341 7811

Trading Hours

Monday to Thursday - 7:30am - 5:00pm

Friday - 7:30am - 5:00pm, Closed between 12:30pm – 2:30pm every Friday
Saturday - 8:30am – 3:00pm

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.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Lizard Log Bridge Progresses





Progress on the bridge at Lizard Log Park in Abbotsbury, NSW, continues as the team from Sam the Paving Man install 220m2 of cobblestone. The project, for Antoun Civil and Northrop Engineers, is being installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.


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.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tumut Labyrinth Receives Award



Last year we blogged about the Tumut Community Labyrinth for Peace project in NSW. Dan & Dan Landscaping and Mark Paine Landscaping led the project which consisted of donated materials, including LATICRETE products. We are excited to share that the project and installers received a silver excellence award from LNA Master Landscapers Association for 'Commercial & Civil Construction $250,000 to $750,000".

The Tumut Community Labyrinth for Peace, approximately 1200m2, is to commemorate those who have served, and is a place for reflection, celebration and learning.To recognise the men and women of the Tumut district who served in times of war, the labyrinth features symbols from the conflicts throughout the stonework.  

Well done to all those involved in this wonderful community project!   

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner


LATICRETE STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner is a heavy duty cleaner made to clean the toughest soils on natural stone and tile.

Key Features
  • Powers through stubborn grease and soils
  • Safe on stone, will not etch
  • Prepares surface for resealing
  • Water-based alkaline formula
  • Ready-to-use or concentrate formulas  

STONETECH KlenzAll Cleaner is suitable for a range of natural stone and masonry surfaces such as marble, granite, slate, travertine, slate, sandstone, flagstone, concrete, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, and quartzite. Read more product information here.

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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, 2 July 2018

Residential Project at Sovereign Island






Sam Gardener from Sam Gardener Tiling has been busy ultilsing his incredible cutting skills on this residential project at Sovereign Island on the Gold Coast, QLD. The project consists of 600x1200mm porcelain tiles installed with a range of LATICRETE materials including 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and PERMACOLOR® Grout.

  • 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.  
  • 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. PERMACOLOR Grout is ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations. 

Click here to view/download the 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.