Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Pool Underway in Sans Souci





This pool project in Sans Souci, NSW, is currently underway for Dapcor builders, featuring 120m2 of porcelain Serapool tiles, supplied by The Pool Tile Company. Waterproofing has been completed by Troy Naylor, and tiling is being carried out by Knewbee Tiling, using a range of LATICRETE materials. 

LATICRETE materials used:
  • 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 is a single component, self-curing liquid polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • 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. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more on this project! 



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, 30 July 2018

Waterproofing Course at Southern Bricks & Pavers



LATICRETE will be at Southern Bricks & Pavers on Wednesday 29th August for a waterproof training afternoon. 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 29th August, 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Where: Southern Bricks & Pavers
Address: 223 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla NSW 2539

RSVP
Southern Bricks & Pavers: (02) 4454 3382 OR
Glenn Mannix: 0434 781 227

We hope to see you there!

Friday, 27 July 2018

Installation of Large Format Ceramic Tile and Stone


Contractor: Chris Stenhouse   |   Photographer: Tahnee Jade Photography


Twenty to twenty-five years ago choosing tile was simple. Floor tile was typically 200mm x 200mm and wall tile was 100mm x 100mm and there were a couple dozen options for colour on the floor and several options for wall tile colour. The old saying, “you can have any colour you want as long as it’s white” was not far from the truth. With the tremendous advances in technology and materials, the average tile installation is no longer average.

For many years the tile manufacturing trend was to create a wider variety of textures and colours for stone; but more recently there has been a trend to manufacture and install larger and larger tile.

Large format tile was considered to be 300mm x 300mm and was on the cutting edge of technology. Now tile is available from 10mm x 10mm glass mosaic to 1220mm x 1220mm porcelain and larger.

Some advantages of having large format tile installed include:
1. Narrow grout joints – rectified, large format tile allows for thinner grout joint widths
2. Easier maintenance – it is typically much easier to clean the face of tile than it is to clean grout.
3. Room size perception – the perception is that large tile makes the room in which it is installed appear larger.

Amongst others, five of the main considerations with large format ceramic and stone tile are:
  • Floor Flatness
  • Lippage
  • Thin-Set Adhesive Coverage
  • Movement Joint Requirement
  • Curing/Protection

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS1193.

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

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Trade Morning at Amber Tamworth


Craig Hunter, your local NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, will be at Amber Tamworth Tuesday 14th August from 7am for a trade information morning. Chat with Craig about your projects and learn how LATICRETE products are designed to save you time and money by increasing productivity when time is crucial.

Details of the Trade Event:
Where: Amber Tamworth
Date: 14th August, 2018 
Time: 7-11am
Address: 80-82 Barnes St, Taminda NSW 2340

RSVP
Amber Tamworth: (02) 6762 7550 OR
Craig: 0418 761 428

We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Masonry Veneer Installation System Brochure


Up to now, the installation of manufactured stone masonry veneer has often depended on the use of site-mixed unfortified masonry mortars that are subject to large variations in consistency, quality and performance and which also limit the installation technique to that of traditional masonry. This traditional method is not engineered as part of a complete wall system and therefore does not offer warranties from a reliable source willing to stand behind the installation.

The Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure provides information on LATICRETE installation systems that provide permanent, high strength installations that are freeze/thaw stable and protected from water intrusion. The Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) allows for increased productivity utilising either traditional masonry installation techniques or the “tiler’s method”. Vastly expanded architectural details are offered to help design professionals, contractors and installers understand the range of possible applications – and appropriate products and techniques which will assure long-term performance on projects of all types. Click here to view/download the Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure.

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.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Training at Glennon Tiles

Jasmine, Jade and Sandra getting ready for grouting




Recently Glenn Mannix, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, visited the team at Glennon Tiles and spent time going through hands on training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* to help the team gain a better understanding of tiling installations.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout* is 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.

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.

Click here for more product information.

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)

Monday, 23 July 2018

STONETECH® Heavy Duty Exterior Sealer


LATICRETE STONETECH® Heavy Duty Exterior Sealer is a solvent based, natural look sealer which offers heavy duty protection, water repellency and weather resistance to natural stone and masonry surfaces. 

Features & Benefits
  • Heavy duty protection against water-based stains
  • Minimizes efflorescence
  • Solvent-based formula
  • Exterior use

STONETECH Heavy Duty Exterior Sealer is suitable for substrates such as granite, slate, travertine, sandstone, tumbled stone and concrete. 

View/download:

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.

Friday, 20 July 2018

HYDRO BAN® Over Rough Surfaces



Prior to the installation of LATICRETE HYDRO BAN® to out of tolerance walls, they can be dimensionally corrected and made smooth with a LATICRETE parge, skim or render coat to a wood float or light steel trowelled finish. When it comes to floors, these can generally be made smooth by screeding to falls with a LATICRETE mortar or levelled with a LATICRETE self-levelling compound. The use of LATICRETE latex mortars or dry polymer mortars will allow the dimensional correction and flattening of surfaces from a feather edge to any desired thickness. Do not use gypsum or asphalt based levelling products.

The designed dry film thickness of HYDRO BAN liquid applied waterproof membrane is 0.6 mm – 0.9 mm. This dry film thickness range is required for the membrane to perform as a part of an installation system under ceramic or stone tile. The background/substrate surface smoothness/ flatness, planarity of finish or its regularity is an important factor in achieving this design thickness. The flatter the surface, the easier it will be to apply the membrane and the easier it will be to achieved the desired film thickness. Ideally the maximum deviation in plane must not exceed 5mm in 3m and 1.5mm in 300mm for the high spot and surfaces shall be smooth without voids, protrusions or other interruptions in the flat plane.

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS1001 Installing LATICRETE® HYDRO BAN® Over Rough Surfaces.

Contact us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your next project, arrange a demo, request FREE samples or for technical support or contact us 
here.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Training at Superb Tiles Mitcham




LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Erin Fraser, recently carried out a waterproofing training seminar at Superb Tiles Mitcham, VIC, for the team from Hire a Hubby.  Participants had the opportunity to learn about the regulations, standards, and contractor responsibilities, as well as gain hands-on experience with HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*

  • 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 info on our upcoming events happening around your area, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with Trade Events by following us on Facebook.

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

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

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Naval Academy Competition Pools


The United States Naval Academy educates and trains individuals who patrol international waters and is one of the highest-ranked public liberal arts colleges in the nation. There is also a strong and competitive intercollegiate swimming and diving team at the academy, and there were needs for facilities that reflected and encouraged continued success in the water. In 2012, the USNA had its existing competition pools renovated to meet these needs.

True competition pools are much different than your average high school or community pool. For example, diving pools must possess specific dimensions in order to be safe and operational. The newly-designed USNA diving pool has a depth of over 4 metres, and the racing pool measures 50 metres in length in order to be fit for competition.

Typically when building a pool, a key concern is keeping the base and shell completely sealed so that water does not leak out. But because the pool sat 50 metres below sea level, the construction team, Profast Commercial Flooring, also had to worry about water leaking in. While working below sea level is not a new task for highly-skilled construction and installation specialists, it still cannot be taken lightly.


"When you have a project that big, you need to know you're going to have installation products that work. LATICRETE materials are spectacular… trustworthy and have a great reputation. They worked well not only for our tile installations, but for sealing and waterproofing!" said Kevin Killian, President of Profast Commercial Flooring.


Are you getting ready to start a pool project? Contact us for technical support or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Heavy Duty Installation Systems


226 Thick Bed Mortar gauged with 3701 Mortar Admix produces a shock resistant, fortified thick-bed mortar for use in "Extra Heavy Duty" tile and paver installations. It is particularly well suited to installation where heavy vehicular or mass transit traffic is expected. 

  • 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 economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural

View/download the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installation System brochure.

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 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.