Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Residential Pool in Avalon

A new residential pool project is currently underway in Avalon, NSW, by Windrim Building Contractors. The project will see the development of an exciting 100m2 pool being fully tiled with 50x50 Ezarri Mosaic tiles. The team are using a range of LATICRETE installation materials that qualify for a LATICRETE 15 Year Warranty and purchased through Amber Tiles Mona Vale:

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HYDROBAN Adhesive & 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.
  • 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. 

Keep your eye on this project! 

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

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)

Monday, 21 January 2019

Wavell Heights Pool Almost Complete!

The team from Base Terrazzo & Tiling are getting close to completing this pool project in Wavell Heights, QLD. The 500m2 pool features 1400m2 of porcelain Serapool tiles, supplied by The Pool Tile Company and installed with 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. 

Look out for updates 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.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Retaining Wall in Queensland

LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, recently visited this finished stone work project in Palmview, QLD. The 200m2 retaining wall was completed using 254 Platinum with PERMACOLOR Select colour packs, installed by Leigh and his team from Living Style Stone.

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 Select is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution. PERMACOLOR Select is designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior and interior applications. 

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.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

World of Concrete

Join Us at Booths S11526 and O40751 at World of Concrete in Las Vegas!

If you’re looking for better ways to get the job done, head to the World of Concrete for the latest products. LATICRETE will be at the premier international trade event and expo in Las Vegas, NV USA, dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. Join us for product demonstrations and information seminars on the latest industry products!  

Don't miss out on the opportunity to:
  • Ask leading industry experts about the latest in resinous and decorative finishes
  • See our expanded line of proven resinous and decorative floor coating solutions
  • Attend interactive demonstrations featuring our line of decorative, resinous finishes

Expo Details: 
When: 22-25 January 2019
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV USA 
Booth: S11526 & O40751

Click here for more information.

Make sure to block your calendar for one or all of our demonstrations here or schedule a one-to-one meeting with a LATICRETE representative at the show by emailing marketing@laticrete.com.

The LATICRETE team is excited to meet with you. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Welcome to George Andriotis!

LATICRETE Australia Appoints Technical Sales Rep

We are excited to announce the appointment of George Andriotis as LATICRETE Australia Technical Sales Representative. George will be responsible for all LATICRETE Product Sales and Support in the Victorian and Tasmanian markets. 

George joins us after a number of years in the retail side of the tiling industry, working with AVJ Ceramics and Tile in Stile in the Dandenong region of Melbourne, Victoria. George is a qualified tradesman and worked as a professional tiler for many years, working on, and managing, commercial tiling projects all over Victoria, before getting out of the industry all together to work in hospitality. George brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts and we are very much looking forward to him joining the team and expanding our reach in the southern markets. 

George will be reporting directly to Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia, National Sales Manager.

George lives in the Frankston area of Melbourne, he is a passionate Carlton Football Club supporter and family man, who loves jumping onto a trowel on the weekends to help out friends with their tiling projects

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

George Andriotis can be contacted on:
Phone: 1800 331 012
Mobile: 0418 393 642

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Have You Heard?!

Stay Tuned!

... Something new is happening at LATICRETE Australia!

We can't unveil the details just yet (sorry!) but we can say: 

(Hint: You might be able to find the answer on our website 
www.laticrete.com.au during the coming weeks)

Monday, 14 January 2019

Promotion Offer Stockist!

Check out this is amazing offer!

Calling all LATICRETE stockists - Are you interested in a LATICRETE STONETECH® Product Display Stand?! As an opening offer, purchase the below STONETECH products to receive a STONETECH Product Display Stand! 

2 x 946 ml KlenzAll™ Cleaner;
2 x 3.8 L KlenzAllT™ Cleaner;
2 x 946 ml BulletProof® Sealer;
2 x 3.8 L BulletProof® Sealer;
2 x 946 ml Heavy Duty Sealer;
2 x 3.8 L heavy Duty Sealer;
2 x 3.8 L Heavy Duty Exterior Sealer;
2 x 473 ml Oil Stain Remover;
2 x 946 ml Epoxy Grout Haze & Coating Stripper

Click here for more information.

STONETECH surface care products are reliable, high performing and thoroughly tested, giving today’s savvy stone and tile professionals a competitive edge. Click here for more information.

Interested in becoming at LATICRETE stockist?! Contact your local LATICRETE Sales Rep for more info - We would love to hear from you. Contact us on 1800 331 012 for more information or email us here. 

*Terms & Conditions apply. Offer valid from November 2018, while stock last. Colour of the stand may vary.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Bayset, Seven Hills Stock LATICRETE!

Bayset in Seven Hills, 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: 28 Prince William Drive, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
Phone: (02) 9851 9800

Trading Hours: 
Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 4.00pm

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, 10 January 2019

Masonry Veneer Installation System

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.

Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

LATICRETE STONETECH® Heavy Duty Grout Sealer

LATICRETE STONETECH® Heavy Duty Grout Sealer is designed for cement based grout and protects against oil and water-based stains. It's recommended on surfaces such as cement-based grout for natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile.

STONETECH Heavy Duty Grout Sealer is a result of the STONETECH Protect range which means that you are protecting loved ones, the environment and your investment all at the same time. The majority of the STONETECH range of protective sealants is water-based ensuring high performance and heavy duty protection, but more importantly, producing low VOC’s and minimal odour. The environmentally friendly sealers protect against stains such as water, oils and other liquids and make cleaning up easy.

Features & Benefits:
  • Heavy duty protection against most stains 
  • Protects against grout and makes cleaning easier 
  • Water-based formula
  • Interior and exterior use

STONETECH Heavy Duty Grout Sealer is best suited for countertops, splashbacks, floors and walls. Click here for more product information.

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.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Managing Deflection

Every tile or stone installation will only be as good as the surface over which it is installed. Tile and stone are very rigid materials and do not accommodate movement well; they may potentially break or delaminate from the substrate if it bends excessively under load. Every installation needs to have a firm, stable surface over which to be applied, and with that in mind, one of the most important things to consider is deflection.

Substrate deflection under all live, dead and impact loads, including concentrated loads, must not exceed L/360 for thin bed ceramic tile/brick installations, or L/480 for thin bed stone installations where L=span length (except where local building codes specify more stringent deflection requirements. The Marble Institute of America and the TCNA suggests a more stringent standard of L/720 for stone installations.

To calculate the maximum allowable movement, divide the number of units in the length of the span by the maximum allowable deflection value.

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS-1011.

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.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems

LATICRETE has provided the technology, materials & methods for innovative and permanent installations of tile and stone for over 60 years. Architecturally specified and preferred by professional installers, LATICRETE provides solutions for virtually every application. 

Our Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products engineered for 'residential' installation and application of tile and stone. An overview of each recommended LATICRETE product for residential tile and stone installation is provided to facilitate the selection of the appropriate adhesives, mortars and grouts for your specific applications. View/download the 
Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure.

Projects utilising LATICRETE materials and methods qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty. 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 

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Swimming with the Fishes at Hacienda Mosaico

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, an artist-owned and operated resort called Hacienda Mosaico celebrates creativity through our hands. Designed to offer accessible art and inspirational workshops to students in a non-competitive setting, the resort boasts an exotic and tropical backdrop to fuel ideas in a fun, group atmosphere.

Virginia-based artist, author and educator Bonnie Fitzgerald has been an in-house instructor at Hacienda Mosaico for six years, where she annually leads five-day workshops. As the founder and owner of Maverick Mosaics, she has gained notoriety in North America as an expert in mosaic artwork. Each year, Fitzgerald’s workshop at the resort allows students to create and install pieces to be displayed throughout the expansive property, including mosaic tables and fused glass tableware. Along with 12 students, Fitzgerald recently designed and completed an art installation in the lush garden area surrounding the resort pool called “Swimmin’ with the Fishes”. Using LATICRETE products, Fitzgerald’s pupils learned installation techniques, how to best choose appropriate substrates and tips to avoid substandard products that can lead to weak, crumbling outdoor mosaics.

“LATICRETE is known for delivering the highest quality products and value, which allowed me to focus on my art and not the integrity of my installation materials. With the support of LATICRETE co-owner and Senior Vice President of Training Henry Rothberg, I received all materials needed to completely transform the pool area of Hacienda Mosaico with my students… The research and development of the products, as well as the customer and technical service, are all top shelf. From the beginning, LATICRETE was just a call away if help was ever needed”, said Fitzgerald.

Click here to read the full Project Spotlight.

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.

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

LATICRETE University e-Learning Program

We know that traveling and leaving your business behind to attend training is not always possible, so we make it easy. Our LATICRETE University e-Learning Program makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of your home or office. Now anyone can receive quality education that is usually only provided during live training, at their fingertips.

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

Our Holiday Schedule is now available to be viewed here.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Brighten Up Your Concrete Surface

Do you want a concrete floor that has one of a kind colour brilliance and depth, as well as creating a "stand-out of the crowd" impression? The solution LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ VIVID DYE™ system. The system is a highly decorative concrete dye and seal flooring application that gives your floor a variety of unique finishes. As a popular alternative to polished or acid-stained concrete, this system offers a similar look with added durability and chemical resistance.

SPARTACOTE VIVID DYE is available in a high, medium or low gloss finish with optional floor traction additives to enhance slip resistance.

Features & Benefits: 
  • 15 available colours
  • Colours may be used alone or combined with one another to create variegated finish
  • Stain resistant 
  • Superior durability over acrylic or epoxy based concrete sealers

Common applications include retail showrooms, grocery stores, restaurants, lobbies, shopping malls and schools. For more information on the SPARTACOTE VIVID DYE System click here

Got a concrete flooring project in mind? Contact us to discuss your next flooring project or to arrange a mock-up, call 1800 331 012 or email us 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Welcome to 2019!

To all of our Customers, Colleague and Friends!

Team LATICRETE Australia wish you wishing you and your family a happy, joyful and prosperous 2019!