Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Caloundra Pool Project



Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group have been busy working on the prep for this pool in Caloundra, QLD. A range of LATICRETE materials are being used throughout the project including:
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas and Fountains System Brochure.

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

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Knowledge is the Key to Success





Last week LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from NSW, Craig Hunter, and LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager, Fred Gray, conducted training at Randwick TAFE. Students discussed classifications of adhesives, and were actively hands on with practical learning, with the opportunity to mix and use a range of LATICRETE adhesives.

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, 13 August 2018

Park View Apartments Water Feature




Boram Tiling recently installed this water feature at the Park View Apartments in Wollongong, NSW. The project features approximately 120m2 of 25x25mm marble mosaics installed with a range of LATICRETE materials. 

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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, 10 August 2018

Sans Souci Pool



Last week we blogged about this pool project in Sans Souci, NSW, for Dapcor builders featuring 120m2 of porcelain Serapool tiles, supplied by The Pool Tile Company. The tiling has now finished and it's looking great! Waterproofing was 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. 


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.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Pulvirenti Tiles Stock LATICRETE


Are you in the Wangaratta, VIC, area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Pulvirenti Tiles and chat with the friendly team about the range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address: 40-42 Sisley Avenue, Wangaratta VIC 3677 
Tel: (03) 5721 3300

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm

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.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

LATICRETE Supports TAFE Facilities





LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, recently visited the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge to provide students training on waterproofing with HYDRO BAN® waterproofing and crack isolation membrane, 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 rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN Fillet & 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. Particularly for use under HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as a transition fillet and crack filler.

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.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Product Feature: LATABOND™



LATABOND™ is a specially designed latex admixture for use in Portland cement adhesives. Designed to be used with LATICRETE thin-set adhesives, Portland cement or site mixed sand and cement to make thin-set adhesives, slurry bond coats, cement mortar beds, cement renders, stuccos, cement grouts and other cement mixes to improve the performance of these adhesives and cement mixes.

Key Features
  • Reduces water absorption of adhesives
  • Interior and exterior installations
  • Fortifies thin-set adhesives
  • Increased bond and compressive strength
  • Superior flexibility
  • Shock, vibration, chemical and frost resistant

Click here for more information 

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, 6 August 2018

Community Mosaic Mural


Recently Sandy and Dave Robertson from Oz Mosaics travelled to Talwood State School in QLD where they created a community mosaic mural, which will be unveiled in September, to celebrate the centenary of the school. 

"Dave, my assistant Maureen and I, worked so hard on this mural with the school children (up to Grade 6), family, teachers, friends and community. The young children coped with using the products with ease and wonderful talent. It was a very happy time.

Special memories are cemented in these mosaic artworks - many past students and families visited the school whilst we were in residence, to apply a few pieces, some with their grandchildren…and tell of their times at Talwood State School and Talwood." - Sandy Robertson.

A range of LATICRETE materials were used throughout the project including: 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the unveiling of this wonderful project!

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, 3 August 2018

Installation Materials That Protect Your Reputation



The team at Blue Tongue Pools are currently working on this pool project in Berry, NSW, which features a spill over edge installed with 254 Platinum Adhesive and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

  • 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. 
  • 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)

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Trade Brekky at Amber Port Macquarie


LATICRETE will be at Amber Port Macquarie on Thursday 16th August at 7:00am for a trade information brekky. 

This event is a great opportunity to chat with your local NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and find out how LATICRETE Systems and Warranties can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation.

Products of focus:
  • HYDRO BAN® - Fast drying waterproofing membrane - tile on the same day. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick.

Details of the Trade Event
Where: Amber Port Macquarie
Date: 16th August, 2018 
Time: 7:00am
Address: 193 Lake Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

RSVP
Amber Port Macquarie: (02) 6581 5066 OR
Craig: 0418 761 428

We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

In-Store Training at Mudgee Tile Centre



Recently Glenn Mannix, NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, visited the team at Mudgee Tile Centre for hands on training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site and in-store product and systems demos, as well as in-house tailored courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile & stone installation practices and industry standards. Our training programs are specifically developed for industry professionals who want to improve their profitability and increase their productivity. 

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 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)