Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Knowledge is the Key to Success





Recently LATICRETE Australia held a free Pool Tiling Installations Systems training day at the LATICRETE Training Centre located in NSW.

Attendees were actively involved in discussions, classroom learning, and hands on demonstrations of LATICRETE products, from substrate preparation right through to grouts, for successful pool tiling installations within the documented LATICRETE Swimming Pool Systems Warrant and Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems Brochure. Relevant Australian standards pertaining to swimming pools were also highlighted.

These events are the most effective way of learning about LATICRETE products that can improve your general knowledge about our industry or prepare you for your up and coming projects. Interaction on this level is second to none.

UPCOMING SEMINARS NEAR YOU:
  • Brisbane: 6-7 February, 2019
  • Sydney: 6-7 March, 2019
  • Melbourne: 3-4 April, 2019

Call 1800 331 012 or email seminars@laticrete.com.au for more info and to book your seat.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Armadale Pool Project





Check out this great pool renovation in Armadale, VIC! The team from Peninsula Pool Tiling shared with us their recently completed fully tiled pool project for Aquarius Pools. The tiles were laid with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive. 

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:

  • High performance flexible cement based adhesive
  • High tack, non sag
  • Extended open time
  • Easy to use – plastic and workable

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, 29 October 2018

Flooring Mag Features LATICRETE



LATICRETE is featured in the Oct/Nov Issue of Flooring Magazine. Check out the digital version of the magazine here.

  • New Employee Announcement - page 18
  • Full Page SPARTACOTE™ Advert - page 75 

LATICRETE SPARTACOTE concrete coatings offer fast curing, very low odour installation equipped with antimicrobial technology, making them the perfect coating system for a wide variety of environments including: Commercial kitchens, industrial manufacturing facilities, retail, educational flooring, shop floors, garage floor coatings and more. Click here for more product 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.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Have You Got the LATICRETE App?


LATICRETE at Your Fingertips! 

The LATICRETE Australia Product Information App is an industry-first, full-service reference tool. Whether you're a professional contractor, tile shop, stockist, or a do-it-yourselfer, you will find the application to be a welcome addition to your tool kit! 

FEATURES: 

  • Product CatalogueNetwork-updateable product listing with descriptions, packaging details and direct-links to additional documentation on LATICRETE Australia products.
  • Coverage Calculator: Get quick coverage estimates for LATICRETE grouts and adhesives by simply selecting your desired grout and adhesive, tile size and grout joint width in English or Metric units!
  • Contact us: Along with many more great features, you can also easily contact the Technical Services Department via the app if you are after a more personal experience or need in-depth technical advice.
Click here for more information on downloading the LATICRETE Mobile App.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more information on our products by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Cobblestone Driveway Project





Check out this residential driveway in QLD currently being installed by M&K McKenna Tiling. The project features cobblestones installed using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive.

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 us here or visit www.laticrete.com.au.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Successful Trade Event at Reece Irrigation & Pools



Recently LATICRETE Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray, and National Sales Manager, Ross McNeil, were at Reece Irrigation & Pools in Malaga, WA, for a trade information afternoon. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Fred and Ross to gain a better understanding of SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*.

  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout* - a patented, high performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy to-use, non-sag formula. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. 

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support and advice. We provide customised in-store and job-site training and demos for your team, as well as trade events, samples, and customised specifications for YOUR project!

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.

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

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Preparation of Concrete Substrates


Before any tile, stone or membrane can be installed, the surface must be clean and free of any grease, wax, oil, dust, dirt and any other material that can act as a bond breaker. The best tile, stone or membrane installation is only as good as its adhesion to the substrate. Therefore, it is very important that the substrate is being carefully cleaned and prepared to assure maximum bonding and finishing tolerances.

Concrete sealers or curing compounds should not be applied to the surface of concrete slabs that are to receive finished flooring, and if the concrete surface has a sealer or curing compound present, it must be removed. Also note that a concrete slab with a very smooth shiny surface, due to over-trowelling, should be mechanically scarified to ensure that the mortar or membrane can achieve a suitable bond to the concrete. Prior to the application of the installation system, the concrete surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any loose particles of plaster, soil, preparation residuals and other foreign material.

Whether the concrete surface is new or old, the subsurface tolerance should be met for thin-set, thick bed (mortar bed) ceramic and stone tile installation. For more information read TechnicalData Sheet TDS-1118.

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 us here

Monday, 22 October 2018

NOW AVAILABLE - New HYDRO BAN® Package Sizing



In our commitment to providing products that are guaranteed to perform, easy to use and ensure productivity we are excited to announce HYDRO BAN® is now available to order in cartons of 3 x 4 L pails!

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 a highly extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas and external above ground use.

Packaging:

Mini Unit: 3 x 4 L pails of liquid packed in a carton; 32 cartons per pallet.
Commercial Unit: 15 L pails of liquid; 36 units per pallet.

Click here for more product information. 

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep for more information on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 19 October 2018

STONETECH® Honing Powder


LATICRETE STONETECH® Honing Powder offer extra fine to coarse grits that create even honed finishes.  

Features & Benefits: 
  •      Creates an even, honed, flat finish
  •      Prepares stone for polishing and shining
  •      Different grits eliminate mild to deep scratches
  •      Non-acidic
  •      Available in 180, 280, 400, 600, and 800 grit levels
  •      Designed for professional use

STONETECH Honing Powder is best suited for natural stone and masonry such as marble, limestone, travertine and terrazzo.

View/download:
STONETECH Surface Care Product Selection Guide
STONETECH Stone & Tile Care Guide

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.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Coorparoo Driveway





Recently we shared a residential driveway project in Coorparoo, QLD, currently being installed by Roache TileThe tiling has now progressed on the 50m2 driveway, featuring Basalt Cobblestone supplied by The Pool Tile Company. A range of LATICRETE materials are being used throughout the project. 

LATICRETE products used:  
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive: 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.  
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield: LATAPOXY Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.

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.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

On-site with M&K McKenna Tiling




Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep from QLD, Mitchell Haw, caught up on-site with the team from M&K McKenna Tiling who are using a range of LATICRETE products  on their latest project! 

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site demos & in-house structured and tailored, product specific 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.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Training at Wyllie Tiles in Hobart



LATICRETE Technical Service Manager, Fred Gray, and National Sales Manager, Ross McNeil, recently carried out a waterproofing training seminar at Wyllie Tiles in Hobart, TAS, 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.

  • 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.

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.

Monday, 15 October 2018

NSW Pool Tiling Systems Seminar

Pool Tiling Systems Seminar

Seminar in NSW: 24th October 2018


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program. The seminar focus on the needs of construction professionals in the ceramic tile and stone industry for those who want to improve their profitability and increase productivity with becoming familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products. This seminar includes both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations.

Our seminars cover commercial, residential, industrial tile and stone installation practices and industry standards. 

Benefits:
  • Learn how to select and recommend the most suitable installation materials
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of LATICRETE products and installations
  • Learn trade definitions, performance requirements and industry standards
  • Participate in hands-on product demonstrations

Seminar:  Pool Tiling Systems
Date: Wednesday, 24th October 2018 
Time: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Where: LATICRETE NSW Technical Training Centre

RSVP by Friday 19/10/18 for catering purposes.

Confirm your booking and get confirmation on the venue, by contacting Technical Services on 1800 331 012 and chat to Cade Atkinson, or email seminars@laticrete.com.au

Friday, 12 October 2018

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

For more product information click here, or read Technical Data Sheet TDS1158.

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.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Head In To Smart Tiles


Are you in the Kempsey, NSW area and in need of a LATICRETE stockist? 
Head down to Smart Tiles and chat with the team about the range of LATICRETE products that they stock!

Address: 36 Crescent Head Road, Kempsey, NSW 2440
Phone: (02) 6562 6499

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm

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, 10 October 2018

Residential Driveway Project





Check out this residential driveway in Coorparoo QLD currently being installed by Roache Tile with Basalt Cobblestone supplied by The Pool Tile Company. The project has been installed using a range of LATICRETE products. 

LATICRETE products used:  
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive: 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.  
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Sheild: LATAPOXY Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.

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.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

MAANZ QLD Branch Exhibition

QLD LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, at the exhibition.


The winning mosaic artwork "PODS" by Robyn Jay

On Friday 21st of September 2018 the Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ) held an awards night for the QLD Branch Mosaic Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the Percolator Gallery, Paddington QLD, and showcased artworks from a range of beginners to experienced mosaicists. LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep Mitchell Haw attended the awards night and was able to capture a few pics with guests and of the winning piece. 

The artworks were judged by Pamela Irving, Kylie Farrelly and Ian Skippen - a big congratulations to first prize winner Robyn Jay! 

To see all the entries from the exhibition click here

Monday, 8 October 2018

STONETECH® Stone & Tile Care Guide


Your investment in natural stone or premium tile deserves the right product to ensure it retains its beauty and function over the long term. STONETECH® makes caring for your natural stone or tile easy. You can be confident that you will extend the life and preserve the value of your investment. 

This brochure provides a list of simple Do’s and Don’ts for you to follow. It also contains an easy-to-understand product list for you to find the right STONETECH product for your needs. 


For information on LATICRETE products, arrange a demo, trade event, technical support or to discuss your next project call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.