Wednesday, 19 September 2018

STONETECH® Oil Stain Remover


LATICRETE STONETECH® Oil Stain Remover is designed to remove oil-based stains without discolouring the surface of natural stone. Suitable for interior and exterior use. 

Features & Benefits

  • Pulls out deep-set oil stains
  • Leaves no permanent residue
  • Easy to use
  • Will not discolour stone

STONETECH Oil Stain Remover is best suited for natural stone, masonry and cementitious grouts such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone, concrete, and quartzite.

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

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Wombarra Project Underway




The team at Capos Tiling have been hard at work at this project in Wombarra, NSW. The project consists of approximately 300m2 of 20mm stone flagging from Eco Stone, installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 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
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is 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. 
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Designed for use with 4237 Latex Additive to produce a high strength adhesive for ceramic tile and stone that meets and exceeds the requirements of national and international standards. 
  • 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.
  • STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer is an advanced sealer, designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains.
  • 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. 

Keep your eye out as this project progresses! 

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, 17 September 2018

How To Grout With SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout


Easy to install, easy to clean-up! SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* installs as easily as regular cement grout but provides the colour uniformity, stain protection and durability you can only get with an epoxy. New improved non-sag formula makes installation even easier and helps achieve full, flush grout joints. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout can be used for interior or exterior applications on floors and walls.

SURFACE PREPARATION
  • Ensure the tile surface has no residual film from adhesive setting material.
  • The use of a topical sealer or grout release applied to unglazed porcelain tile, abrasive, non-slip or rough textured tiles or porous tile or stone surfaces before grouting will facilitate cleaning.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout, as well as other sanded grouts, may “scratch” glass tiles, soft or polished marble and stone, soft glazed and handmade tiles.
  • Test grout on a small area to ensure compatibility.
  • Test stone for compatibility with water and cleaning additive mixture.
  • Epoxy resins may affect the colour of white or light coloured porous stones (such as White Carrara, Thassos White, Royal Danby, etc.).
  • Make sure tile adhesive and bedding are dry prior to grout application, and free from debris, grout spacers or standing water.
  • Surface temperature range for installation must be above 4°C and less than 35°C.

WORKING TIME
Working time of grout is approximately 80 minutes at 21°C after the components are thoroughly mixed. Please note that working time is affected by many variables including grout mix consistency, surface and room temperatures. Warmer climates, for example, will shorten working time, while colder conditions will extend working time.

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS1175.

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

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

Friday, 14 September 2018

Visit us at MARMO+MAC


The Best Stone Products Are at the Best Stone Show

LATICRETE returns once again to Verona, Italy for MARMO+MAC! Come and see some fantastic LATICRETE products designed for stone, including our LATICRETE STONETECH® range of aftercare sealers and cleaners, plus some of our globally proven stone adhesives and innovative grout products.

Find us at Hall 7, Stand A2 on September 26-29th! We have some free tickets available on a first come first served basis. Contact info@laticreteeurope.com for more information

Learn more about the show here.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Product Feature: HYDRO BAN®


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. HYDRO BAN is a certified low VOC emitting product. HYDRO BAN is extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas and external above ground use.
HYDRO BAN features rapid drying time for a faster time to tile, and changes colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured. 

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
  • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per TCNA performance levels (RE: ASTM C627 Robinson Floor Test)
  • IAPMO approved
  • Contains antimicrobial product protection
  • Safe - no solvents and non-flammable

Click here for more product information or see Technical Data Sheet TDS1003

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.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Successful Trade Arvo at Reece Irrigation






Last week LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps from QLD, Shane Anderson and Mitchell Haw, were at Reece Irrigation Cairns for a trade information afternoon. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Shane and Mitchell to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products including HYDRO BAN® and 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive

Products of focus will be:
  • 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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.  
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - 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.
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 arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Welcome Ross McNeil



LATICRETE Australia Appoints National Sales Manager

We are excited to announce the appointment of Ross McNeil as the LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager. Ross brings with him over 20 years of experience of sales management in the construction and building industry.

“With a wealth of senior sales management experience within the building and construction industry, Ross has developed and implemented successful sales initiatives and strategies across multiple industrial, commercial and retail construction channels. Ross has 23 years sales management experience within the technical and specification, architectural and trade sectors, that had specialised in the building and construction industry. This makes Ross a perfect fit for the Australian team” according to Emma Tschannen.

As the National Sales Manager, Ross will focus on developing sales strategies and formulating business plans, while driving LATICRETE forward in Australia.

As a West Australian, Ross is a passionate fan of the AFL but also enjoys a variety of other sports, including rugby league and union, basketball, motorsports and golf. On weekends when Ross is not driving his teenagers around, he is working on his renovation project in the southern suburbs of Queensland.

We wish Ross every bit of success and welcome him to the LatiFamily.

Ross McNeil can be contacted on:
Phone: 1800 331 012
Mobile: 0418 364 758

Monday, 10 September 2018

Bonding Tile and Stone to Steel Substrates

LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive was used to install natural stone and glass mosaic tiles directly on the
 stainless steel pool shells for the Marina Bay Sands®
 Pool in the Sky

More and more frequently, unusual substrates including steel, metal and aluminium are being used in tile or stone installations. Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, elevator cabs, and cooler floors and walls frequently have a steel surface on which to bond tile. Below are methods to properly install tile to these substrates. 

The preferred method for installation over steel is; 

Or, the alternative method for installation over steel is; 
  • Steel or aluminium must be rigid, meet the maximum allowable standard for deflection of L/360 for cermamic tile or L/480 for stone tile, and be free of rust, dirt, paint, manufacturing oils, or other surface contamination. 
  • Steel manufacturer / contractor must inspect steel for any signs of rust or corrosion. Clean, remove, passivate steel in accord with steel manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure that rust / corrosion is completely removed prior to tiling. 
  • Wash steel surface with strong detergent to ensure that all manufacturing oils are removed, rinse completely and allow to dry. Refer to steel manufacturer’s guidelines for steel surface preparation when cladding with tile or stone if any. 
  • Install tile or stone with LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive by following instructions outlined in DS-1047. 
  • Grout tile or stone with SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout; or, PERMACOLOR Grout. For areas subjected to food acids, harsh chemicals or extreme heat use SPECTRALOCK 2000 IG.

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS-1146.

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

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

Friday, 7 September 2018

Mudgee Tile Centre Stocks LATICRETE



Mudgee Tile Centre in Mudgee, NSW, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Drop in to see the friendly team and stock up with all your LATICRETE products!

Address: 22 Perry St, Mudgee, New South Wales, NSW 2850
Phone: (02) 6372 6655


Trading Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 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, 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, 6 September 2018

CERSAIE 2018


CERSAIE 2018 is just around the corner -  have you got your free ticket!?

CERSAIE is one of the largest ceramic tile expositions in the world and LATICRETE will be there! Come visit LATICRETE in Hall 31, Stand A6-1-856, from September 24-28, 2018. We will be showing industry leading, innovative complete building system solutions, methods and technologies. 

LATICRETE markets more than 100 different products, most of which are invented and pioneered over the last 60 years. The breadth of our product lines and the technology behind them are unparalleled. Whether you're an architect, contractor or homeowner, only LATICRETE offers the experience, know-how and technical support to provide you with the knowledge to succeed on your next project.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Progress on Sunshine Coast Pool




Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group have been working on this pool project in Caloundra, QLD. The waterline and coping are being installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.

  • 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - a stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone. Cleans with water while fresh. Can be used for interior and exterior applications.

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, 4 September 2018

Product Feature: STONETECH® Salt Water Resistant Sealer



LATICRETE STONETECH® Salt Water Resistant Sealer is a penetrating sealer formulated to protect exterior surfaces exposed to salt water from salt degradation. 

Features & Benefits
  • High performance protection against salt water damage
  • Weather and UV-resistant
  • Water-based formula
  • Exterior Use

STONETECH Salt Water Resistant Sealer is best suited for porous substrates such as natural stone, porous tile, concrete pavers, terracotta, and grout.

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

Monday, 3 September 2018

Progress on Sans Souci Pool



All day and all night! 


The team from Knewbee Tiling are working around the clock on this pool project in Sans Souci, NSW.  The 50m pool features 1400m2 of porcelain Serapool tiles, supplied by The Pool Tile Company and installed with a range of LATICRETE materials:

  • 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 single component, self-curing liquid polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane that bonds directly to 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.
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 
  • LATASIL 9118 Primer is a one component primer designed to increase adhesion of LATASIL to various substrates.

Keep your eye out as this project progresses! 


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)