Friday, 13 December 2019

Point Piper Pool Project





The team from Burcher Pools and G&W Rendering have been busy on this amazing pool project in Point Piper, NSW. The private apartment pool project will consist of approximately 150m2 of Bisazza tiles installed with a full LATICRETE Pool Tiling System to qualify for a 25 Year System Warranty. 

Products used: 
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix.
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • 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.
  • 254 Platinum - the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick.
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 - a stainless, pigment free, colour fast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa 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.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The Best for the Best!



When only the best will do - loading up the Porche with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive at Tile Tech Supplies in NSW!

Tile Tech Supplies is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock!


Address: 18 Foundry Road, Seven Hills New South Wales 2147
Phone: (02) 9674 7858

For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Christmas Holiday Schedule


Christmas and New Year is just around the corner and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the holidays.

Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Business Day for 2019, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2019 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Epoxy Grout Training at Glennon Tiles

Smiles all round from Glenn and the Glennon Tiles team!

Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was recently at Glennon Tiles training the team on SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*!

Head to Glennon Tiles today and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock! 

Address: 121 McEvoy Street Alexandria, NSW 2015
Phone: (02) 9698 2799

LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying industry professionals with the most up-to-date information and products available in the ceramic tile and stone installation industry today.  For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

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

Monday, 9 December 2019

Bluestone Driveway in South Yarra



This bluestone cobblestone driveway has recently been completed by the team from R. Veli Tiling Services in VIC. The 100m2 project was laid with 335 RAPID Premium Flexible Adhesive and then sealed with STONETECH® Heavy Duty Sealer. Materials were supplied by STileS

  • 335 RAPID 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 C2TFS1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications with superior bond to masonry.
  • STONETECH Heavy Duty Sealer is a heavy duty sealer that protects against most stains on a variety of stones, all while preserving the natural look of the stone.

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, 6 December 2019

Recent VIC Waterproofing Seminar




Last week LATICRETE Australia held a FREE Waterproofing Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Seminar at the LATICRETE Training Centre in VIC. Attendees were actively involved in discussions, classroom learning, and hands-on demonstrations using HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Membrane.

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

For more information on the upcoming PTK's and to book your seat, click here.

Contact us to arrange training for your team, a demo, FREE samples or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Respirable Cystalline Silica


In a technical article Fred Gray, LATICRETE Australia Technical Service Manager, provides an informative discussion on working with products containing Respirable Cystalline Silica. 

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) particles are nominally less than 10 μm in size and is often referred to as the dust you can’t see. It’s potential to be present as a hazard in the workplace is dependent on, amongst other things, the products we are working with, site conditions, and how we process and handle them to carry out a ceramic or stone tile installation. For instance, dry machine cutting sandstone in unventilated, enclosed areas without personal protection is going to expose a worker or others to unacceptable levels of RCS; it is not advised and is illegal.

Avoiding exposure to RCS whilst working (or at any other time, for that matter) is therefore paramount. The good news and advice from Safework NSW states  “you can work with silica and remain safe.” The travelling Silica Dust Control Roadshows hosted by Safework in various states are well worthwhile events to set the record straight about working with silica and mitigating the risks associated with RCS. If you can’t make it to one of these events, publications from Safe Work Australia are a great start to taking control and understanding the RCS risk. Along with other relevant topics, it discusses how “You can manage risks of exposure to silica dust by selecting and implementing measures using the hierarchy of controls”. Click here to read more.

Globally, LATICRETE have been proactive in developing silica free products and assessing the RCS risk with current range of tile installation products. Studies have been carried out on the levels of RCS in LATICRETE North America products containing silica and their findings have been published in the following technical data sheet: https://bit.ly/2pigYk5. Locally, we have assessed our products containing silica and found our products to also be low in RCS, and we are actively looking to commercialise more silica free products to our industry.

Other tile industry studies and investigations have also found low but manageable risks that can be controlled to provide safe working and liveable environments. The Tile Council of North America in the 2019 Handbook have published a study by Environmental Health & Engineering INC, on Human Health Risk Assessment for Proposition 65: Crystalline Silica. Click here to read this article. 

It is hoped that with good products, education and work practice, health hazards from RCS are eliminated for the work place.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Mornington Peninsula Pool Underway




LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, was recently on site with Matt from Coastal Pools and Spas and the team from Peninsula Pool Tiling as they are underway with this pool project on the Mornington Peninsula. This pool will feature over 80m2 of green glass mosaic tiles, installed 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.

Features & Benefits
  • Interior and exterior use
  • High performance flexible cement based adhesive
  • High tack, non sag
  • Extended open time
  • Easy to use – Plastic and workable

Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on this project in the near future!

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 our website here.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Product Training at Lyndons Maroochydore

Lyndons Mayroochydore Reps, Greg (left) and Jamie (right).

LATICRETE QLD Business Development Rep, Rowan Payne, recently carried out product training at Lyndons Maroochydore. Staff and attendees had the opportunity to learn and get hands-on with a range of LATICRETE materials including LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive, 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium 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.
  • LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive is a superior performance polymer fortified, rubber reinforeced thin-set adhesive for installing ceramic tile and stone using the thin-bed method of installation
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is 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.

Are you interested in hands-on training for your team? 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)

Monday, 2 December 2019

Cronulla Pool Project Progressing



Recently we shared this project on the go from the team at Endless Landscapes in NSW. The project is progressing nicely and the team are taking the heat seriously and have set up a tarp to protect their installation. The pool features Bisazza tiles and limestone surrounds, supplied by Sareen Stone.

LATICRETE materials used:
  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - 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.
  • 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.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa 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.


Keep your eyes peeled for updates of this great project! 

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

Friday, 29 November 2019

Facade Project in Mornington




Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep was on site with the team from STileS . The team  have been working on this project in Mornington, VIC which consists of facade over 8 metres high with 450x900mm porcelain tiles installed using LATICRETE materials. 

We can't wait to see the scaffolding removed and the project completed!
Keep your eyes peeled for project updates on this project.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 254 Platinum Adhesive is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is 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.

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.

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

Thursday, 28 November 2019

In-store at Wyllie Tiles


Out and about - Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, spotted visiting the Wyllie Tiles team in Davenport TAS, your local LATICRETE stockists! 

Head in store today to see the friendly teams and check out the range of LATICRETE materials they have in stock! 

Locations:

Devonport
44 Oldaker Street, Devonport TAS 7310
Phone: (03) 6424 5622

Hobart
128 Main Road, Moonah TAS 7009
Phone: (03) 6272 1233

Burnie
127 Wilson Street, Burnie TAS 7320
Phone: (03) 6431 4788

Launceston
11 Hope Street, Invermay TAS 7248
Phone: (03) 6326 7274


For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Bus Turnaround Project






Ballina Council in NSW have been busy working on this 400m2 streetscape project which features a bus turnaround in Lennox Heads. 90x90x60mm granite cobblestones, supplied by CINAJUS, are being laid using a wet bed method with a range of LATICRETE materials. 

Products used: 
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is 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
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix
  • 4237 Latex Additive a specially designed latex additive for use with 211 Crete Filler Powder to make a high strength latex thin and medium bed adhesive up to 15 mm, for installing all types of tile, stone and agglomerates.
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 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.



Contact us to discuss your next project, arrange a demo, FREE samples or a trade event by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Christmas Holiday Schedule


December is almost here, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period.

Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Business Day for 2019, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2019 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Waterproof Training with Newcastle TAFE





LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently facilitated training at Newcastle TAFE. Stage 3 students discussed classroom theory, and were actively hands on with HYDRO BAN® as part of their waterproofing curriculum. 

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

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.

Interested in a demo or customised training for you and your team?  Call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 22 November 2019

LATICRETE Australia eNews - November 2019


Another season is upon us and we are sure you will agree, this year has flown by. Welcome to the final enewsletter for this year!

Our team in Australia have been focused and committed to providing solutions for permanent tile & stone installations and repairs for the construction market. 

As this will be the last newsletter for the year, our team wishes you and your family a safe and wonderful Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2020! 

Just some of the newsworthy topics in this issue: 
  • The appointments of new employees.
  • Featured Australian projects where LATICRETE tile & stone installation materials have been used.
  • Technical Articles - 'Tiling & grouting in hot temperatures', and 'Working with products containing respirable crystalline silica'. 
  • The teams involvement in community projects, A Brave Life and Lids4Kids.
  • Our 2019 Holiday Schedule and reopen dates for 2020
  • Plus lots more!
Click here to read our enewsletter. Happy reading!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Entries Closing Soon!



Want to WIN a GoPro? Then don't forget to enter our exciting GoPro Competition - Entries are closing soon!!

Does your project stand out from the rest? Do you have visually appealing photos of your project? Are you willing to share the project info? If you have answered YES to all these questions, this competition is just for YOU! 

We are giving away 1x GoPro to a lucky winner! All you have to do is:

1. Follow @laticreteaustralia on Instagram
2. Submit your most appealing photos of your project/s, and include a description e.g. m2,         tiles, suburb and LATICRETE products used. You can enter the competition by:
      a. Tagging us on Instagram using the hashtags #laticretegopro #laticreteauwin or  
      b. Email the photos and details to: marketing@laticrete.com.au

Submit your entries from 2nd September to 30th November 2019. Competition is based on the most visually appealing project photos with project details. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 4th of December 2019, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

Psst… multiple entries are allowed for an extra chance to win.

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion.  Entries must be from a 2019 project. Judges decision is final.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Cronulla Residential Pool



Matt Lowlett from Endless Landscapes recently attended a LATICRETE Swimming Pool System Seminar and has put his new found knowledge to work! Using a range of LATICRETE materials, the team are bringing this pool to life which will feature Bisazza tiles and limestone, supplied by Sareen Stone.

  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - 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.
  • 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.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa 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.


Keep your eyes peeled for updates of this great project! 

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

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Book It In - VIC Waterproofing Seminar


HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane Training

Seminar in VIC: 26th November 2019


Book it in! This seminar is a short, concise training program specifically developed for waterproofing 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 that meets the new mandatory AS4654.1 standard.

Course Outline:

  • Regulations & standards
  • Contractors responsibilities 
  • Products
  • Waterproofing issues
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Assessment
  • Contractors HYDRO BAN certificate 

Where: LATICRETE Technical Training Centre, VIC 
Date: Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Time: 9am - 1pm

Contact 
Corey Downes for more information and to book your seat.
Phone: 0418 393 642 
Email: cdownes@laticrete.com.au

Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited!