Thursday, 31 January 2019

Head to Euro Abrasives!



Euro Abrasives in Sydney, NSW, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock, including the whole STONETECH® range!

STONETECH® Surface Care Product range features innovative water and solvent based, high performance products that have been thoroughly tested to give stone professionals a competitive edge. The STONETECH range offers you and your client low VOC options for advanced stone care. You can protect, clean and transform natural stone, tile and masonry – while protecting the environment and ensuring the quality of your work for years to come.


Address: 90-114 Princess Hwy, St. Peters, NSW 2044
​Phone: (02) 9557 7661

Trading Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 7.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am - 3.00pm 


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.


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Sans Souci Pool Completed!





Recently we shared a pool project in Sans Souci, NSW, by the team from Knewbee Tiling. The project included a 50m pool and toddler pool which featured 1400m2 of porcelain Serapool tiles, supplied by The Pool Tile Company, and installed with a range of LATICRETE materials. 

The project is now completed and filled with water, ready for use, and the results are  absolutely amazing! 

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 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.


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, 29 January 2019

Ceramic Tile & Stone over Painted Surfaces


There is no shortcut if a strong, permanent installation is to be made! A layer of paint between the tile adhesive and substrate can eventually break down or deteriorate when the surface is sealed. Moisture in the wall, or free alkali in plaster or cement, can cause deterioration of the paint layer which produces a gummy mass causing tiles to fall off. Therefore it is important to ensure care is taken when considering installations over painted surfaces.

It is imperative that all oil based paints are removed from wall or floor surfaces before tiles are installed. To remove, paint may be scarified or sanded if hard or brittle, or a commercial paint remover can be used to strip the paint film from the surface.

The preferred method for installing tile over non-oil based painted surfaces is; securely fasten 3.2# diamond metal lath on 15# builder’s felt over the painted surfaces. Then apply a scratch and levelling coat of 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed; or, 3701 Latex Mortar Admix mixed with 226 Thick Bed Mortar to the lath, allow it to harden, and install tile by the thin set method.

Some latex house paints, when not in wet areas, may be covered directly by tiles. Care must be taken to determine that the paint is sound, well bonded to the surface, and will not be in a wet area. Rather than chance a questionable installation, it is best to sand, scarify, or remove the paint entirely before making the tile installation.

When bonding of tiles over existing interior epoxy paint is necessary, it is best to scuff up the painted surface, clean the area of any residue and install tile with LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive

For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS-1131.

For more information on LATICRETE permanent and trouble free installation products, training, or technical support, contact your local LATICRETE Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 - or email us here

Friday, 25 January 2019

Pool Project in Bulimba





LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Mitchell Haw, was recently in Bulimba, QLD visiting this pool project, by Cascade Pools and Sam Gardener Tiling. The pool features a
pproximately 80m2 "Christle Blue" glass mosaic tiles supplied by The Pool Tile Company using a range of LATICRETE materials which qualifies for a 15 Year Pool System Warranty:

  • 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® 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.
  • 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a  is a patented high performance epoxy grout which provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. Ideal for re-grouting applications and is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications..

Keep an eye on this project!

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

For more information on using LATICRETE on your projects, request a demo, FREE samples or for technical support, call us on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Specialised Concrete Coatings





LATICRETE SPARTACOTE™ Guard™ provides excellent flooring solutions for maintenance and aviation hangar facilities, garages, shop floors, laboratories, hospitals and other heavy-traffic applications. Fast return to service, excellent chemical resistance and long lasting formulations are what makes SPARTACOTE systems successful. 

SPARTACOTE Guard System Features & Benefits
  • 14 standard colours
  • Varied traction coefficients available
  • 1-Day installation with next-day return to service
  • All-climate application
  • 3x more durable than epoxy
  • Excellent colour/gloss retention
  • Low-emitting, green friendly options


SPARTACOTE coating systems are easy to maintain and are commonly found in these applications: Airplane/aviation hangars, hospitals, warehouses & distribution, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and garages. 

For more information on SPARTACOTE flooring systems click here.
Got a concrete flooring project in mind? Contact us to discuss your next project - Call 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Pool Project Completed!





We recently shared this residential pool project in Queensland, by Sam Gardener Tiling. The project is now completed and we are excited to share these final images - it looks absolutely amazing! The 105m2 project features 20x20mm Bisazza, ‘Sydney Blend’ glass mosaic tiles for the pool and polished concrete for the coping. Sam has used a range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a 15 Year LATICRETE Warranty.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 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. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural stone.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • LATASIL™ 9118 Primer is a one component primer designed to increase adhesion of LATASIL to various substrates.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 

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, 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: 
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!

(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.