Friday, 16 August 2019

Upcoming QLD Waterproofing Seminar


HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane Training

Seminar in QLD: 28th August 2019



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, QLD 
Date: Wednesday, 28th August 2018
Time: 7.30am - 12.00pm


Contact 
LATICRETE for more information and to book your seat.
Phone: 1800 331 012 
Email: seminars@laticrete.com.au


Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited! RSVP by Wednesday 23rd August, 2019.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Welcome to Rowan Payne!


LATICRETE Australia Appoints 
Business Development Representative    

Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager has announced the appointment of Rowan Payne to the position of Business Development Representative for LATICRETE Australia

Rowan has an extensive background in sales in the construction industry and will be focused on developing new business relationships for LATICRETE in Queensland working with Architects and Engineers, major constructors, and the traditional re-seller network. Rowan has a well-developed understanding of the construction industry and has what it takes to be successful in it. Rowan comes with a wealth of knowledge and is enthusiastic about the industry.

Rowan joins the LATICRETE Australia Sales Team working alongside Shane Anderson and reporting to Ross McNeil, LATICRETE Australia National Sales Manager.

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

Rowan Payne can be contacted on:
Phone: 1800 331 012
Mobile: 0432 564 752

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

And The Winner Is....





In July LATICRETE Australia held a State of Origin competition where one lucky winner would receive a LATICRETE prize pack and a Flight Centre voucher! 

Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, caught up with the prize winner, Joel from Tudor Tiling to hand him his prize.

Congratulations Joel, we hope you enjoy your prize!

For your chance to win future LATICRETE competitions, make sure you're following us on Instagram, @laticreteaustralia, and Facebook, LATICRETE Australia - the next competition might just be around the corner! 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Residential Pool Project In Sydney





The team from Fantasy Tiling Group has recently completed this residential pool in Sydney, NSW. The project features 200m2 of Travertine, and 150m2 of Leyla Mosaic glass tiles in 'Bora Bora' and 'Milano'. The team have used 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and PERMACOLOR® Grout in 'Silver Shadow' for the installation. 

  • 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. PERMACOLOR Grout is easy to install - just mix with water.

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.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountains System Brochure.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Tilers Trade Outlet 2nd Birthday!



Congratulations to the prize winner, Sam from S&V Tiling & Construction!

Ross McNeil, LATICRETE National Sales Manager, and George Andriotis, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, attended the 2nd birthday bash for Tilers Trade OutletLATICRETE was a proud sponsor of a special giveaway, which was won by Sam from S&V Tiling & Construction.

Are you in the Port Melbourne area? Head in store and say hello to the friendly team and stock up on all your LATICRETE needs, or give them a call on 03 8658 4097.

Address: 1/11 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Phone: (03) 8658 4097
Email: sales@tilerstrade.com.au

For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects, arrange product demos, request FREE samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, emaisales@laticrete.com.au or visit www.au.laticrete.com.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Join us at Amber Seaforth


BBQ & Info Trade Arvo


LATICRETE will be at Amber Seaforth, NSW, on Friday 23rd August for an information and BBQ trade day.

Chat with Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, about your projects and learn how LATICRETE products are designed to save you time and money when time is critical - reducing job site problems - earning more $$$ through increased productivity. There will be giveaways and a FREE BBQ, so come and join in on the fun! 

Event Details
Where42 Frenchs Forest Rd, Seaforth NSW 2092 
WhenFriday 23rd August
Time: 3:00pm

RSVP
Tel: (02) 9949 6600

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Stunning Bathroom Renovation





Check this out! Murray Heazlewood and the team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding are busy renovating this residential bathroom in Ascot, QLD. The project will see the bathroom feature 2400mmx800mm, large format porcelain tiles installed with a range of LATICRETE products including:

  • 254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, reduced thickness porcelain, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick. 254 Platinum, designed to just mix with water, has a long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. May be mixed with PERMACOLOR® Select pigment pack for a coloured adhesive.
  • 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 that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. 
  • HYDRO BAN  Fillet & Sealant is a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. Particularly for use under HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as a transition fillet and crack filler. 

Call us on 1800 331 012 to find out more about our products, arrange a demo, request FREE samples or email us here.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Northern Beaches Pool Project





Wow - check out this new residential pool project! Paul Albanese and the team from Mix Mud Rendering are busy working on this 200m2 pool. The project will feature Ezarri mosaic tiles installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a 15 year LATICRETE Pool Tiling Installation System Warranty.

Products used throughout this project:
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set adhesives, cement grouts, cement mortar beds and other cement mixes.
  • 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.
  • 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 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. Particularly for use under HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as a transition fillet and crack filler. 
  • 254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive for interior and exterior installations.
  • 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

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)

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

How to Grout with SPECTRALOCK®


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. The 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 TDS-1008.

For more information on LATICRETE permanent trouble free installation products, training, or technical advice, contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Representative on 1800 331 012 - or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

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

Monday, 5 August 2019

Veneer Stone Installation




What a great residential project in Carringbah, NSW, featuring Veneer Stone cladding. This 60m2 feature wall installation utilised HYDRO BAN® and LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield for efflorescence reduction, and MVIS™ Veneer Mortar to adhere the cladding. LATICRETE products were supplied by Amber Tiles, Beverly Hills, NSW. 

Products 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 rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. 
  • MVIS Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick.

Click here to view/download the Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure.

Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here

Friday, 2 August 2019

Amber Orange stocks LATICRETE!


Amber Orange in NSW 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 including PERMACOLOR® Select, which offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution. Ask in store how this great product can help improve your productivity and profitability!

Amber Tiles, Orange
Address: 26/32 Peisley St, Orange NSW 2800 
​Phone: (02) 6361 7366

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. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install. 

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.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Project Estimator Tool


Whether you're working on a new project, or doing a renovation, it can be a tricky task to estimate how much grout and adhesive you need for the job. LATICRETE is here to help with our Project Estimator tool! 

Get quick coverage estimates for LATICRETE grouts and adhesives by simply selecting your desired grout and adhesive, tile size and grout joint width in Metric units!



For more information contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, or call us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Epoxy Training at Macquarie Fields TAFE




LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, was at Macquarie Fields TAFE facilitating training to 3rd year students using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*The students were devoted to their craft both in the classroom and with hands-on training, well done guys!

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is an epoxy grout designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both in residential and commercial. Great for re-grouting both interior and exterior on floors and walls. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.

At LATICRETE we are committed to 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.

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

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

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Project Spotlight: 7000 Central Park

Photograph courtesy of David Allen Company
Photograph courtesy of David Allen Company
Photography courtesy of Fred Gerlich Photography 
Photograph courtesy of David Allen Company

 Sky-High Office Building Undergoes Dramatic Front Lobby Makeover

7000 Central Park office tower in Atlanta, USA, occupies a prominent position in the city's central perimeter skyline. To reposition the tower as a top-tier office building, former building owner CBRE Global Investors revealed ambitious renovation plans in June 2017 for the 30-year old tower. The plans included a front lobby renovation, a full-service and high-tech fitness centre, a collaborative co-working space and conference centre, an expanded cafĂ© area, meeting space and a trendy outdoor “living room” to provide a gathering space for tenants to socialise. 

General contractor Hitt Contracting Inc. enlisted the help of installing contractor David Allen Company to get the job done.

“Immediately when we landed 7000 Central Park, we decided to use LATICRETE products for the installations. For years, we’ve worked with LATICRETE and can always rely on their quality of product and high-end customer service,” said David Allen Company Project Manager, Eric Knight.

During the renovation process, 7000 Central Park remained open for tenants to conduct business, requiring David Allen Company to work during the night. Products used needed to be formulated with fast return-to-service properties to be able to withstand the high traffic of the office building within hours, rather than days, for public use. To meet these needs, a range of LATICRETE products were used including LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive and PERMACOLOR® Select. Continue reading the Project Spotlight here.

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

Monday, 29 July 2019

Upcoming Profit Through Knowledge Seminars


Knowledge Creates Productivity and Profitability!


The Australian Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminar is an intensive training program specifically developed for ceramic tile and stone industry professionals who want to increase their productivity as they become familiar with LATICRETE profitable, time saving products. Experienced personnel utilise both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations during these seminars. 

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

UPCOMING PTK SEMINARS NEAR YOU:


  • Brisbane: 28th August, 2019 - Waterproofing PTK
  • Sydney: 4-5 September, 2019
  • Brisbane: 2-3 October April, 2019
  • Melbourne: 6-7 November, 2019

Click here for more information, call 1800 331 012 or email seminars@laticrete.com.au to book your seat.