Friday, 22 February 2019

What a Customer Review!




Our new Technical Sales Rep, George Andriotis, is already doing an excellent job in VIC and it's not going unnoticed! George recently provided hands-on training at a LATICRETE stockist, The Pool Tile Company in Melbourne, and here's what they had to say afterwards:

"George has gone above and beyond with his training and instruction on how to use your products. None of our team in Melbourne have had any experience in tiling previously and his training and passing on of knowledge was excellent today", said Shaun Cartwright, National Sales Manager, The Pool Tile Company.

Congrats to George on a job well done!

Are you interested in becoming a LATICRETE stockist in VIC? Do you require training or require technical support in Melbourne?! Contact George!

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

For more information on LATICRETE, arrange product demos, FREE samples or technical support, call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email us here or visit https://au.laticrete.com/en.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Facade Project in VIC





LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, George Andriotis, was recently at this new residential home in Lyndhurst, VIC. The external facade and pillars was installed using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive in Off-White and STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™ Sealer, installed by the team from Tiles in Stiles and products supplied by STileS VIC Tile Supplies and Accessories

335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installation a wide range of tile and stone for exterior and underwater applications. 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1.

STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™ Sealer is a heavy duty sealer that seals and enhances the surface to a deep rich colour.

For more information on LATICRETE, arrange product demos, FREE samples or technical support, call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email us here or visit https://au.laticrete.com/en.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Training at Macquarie Fields TAFE




LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, was recently at Macquarie Fields TAFE facilitating training for the students on using HYDRO BAN®, waterproofing and crack isolation membrane, and HYDRO BAN® Adhesive& Sealant. The students were devoted to their craft both in the classroom and with hands-on training using LATICRETE  products: 

  • 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 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. Particularly for use under HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as a transition fillet and crack filler.

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.

Want to arrange a seminar customised for you and your team? Call us on 1800 331 012, or email us here.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Interior Designers and Tilers Choice in Grout


George Andriotis, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, visited Bailey Studio in Canterbury, VIC, to supply the team with their preferred choice of LATICRETE installation system brochures and our popular Grout and Sealant Colour Kit. 

Finding tile grout that will withstand time, wear, and the elements, has been a challenge confronted by installers, designers and builders for decades. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of the experts at LATICRETE, tile grout is now available that offers product features previously only dreamed of for commercial and home owner/do-it-yourself installations. 

Did you know SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is the "StainProof" grout? It's available in 40 colours, easy to maintain, cleans to the original colour, inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew in the grout joints with antimicrobial product protection - great for interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications. Perfect for swimming pools, spas, fountains and other wet area applications. 

Add that little extra touch, with the DAZZLE™ component. With SPECTRALOCK® Grout DAZZLE™ there are over 200 combinations of 'StainProof' grout available for your installation - not to mention the glow-in-the-dark component! 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Grout and Sealant Colour Chart.

Contact us for more information or request samples by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here!


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

Monday, 18 February 2019

LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield

LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield used in a pool project in Avalon, NSW

LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a two component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates. Use over dry and damp concrete and other masonry substrates to reduce the moisture vapour emission to facilitate the correct installation of membranes, tiles, vinyl, timber, adhesives or other floor coverings that require protection from moisture.

Key Features
  • Easy to use - rolls on like paint
  • Cures in 24 hours
  • Can be applied over green concrete (minimum 7 days old)

Click here for more product information.

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

Friday, 15 February 2019

Amber Gregory Hills Stocks STONETECH®



Amber TilesGregory Hills, NSW, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE tile & stone installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock, including STONETECH®, our floor and stone care product range!

Amber Tiles, Gregory Hills
Address: 7/72 Lasso Road, Gregory Hills, NSW 2557
​Phone: (02) 9557 7661

Trading Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 7.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm 

Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm


STONETECH surface care products 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.

Click here to view/download our STONETECH product guide brochure.


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, 14 February 2019

Coogee Pool Project





Joe Tabone has been working with the team on this new residential pool in Coogee, NSW, by EasternBuilt. The 50m2 project is fully tiled with Ezarri glass mosaic, carried out by Sam Reslan together with RJ McAlister Tiling and installed using a range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a LATICRETE 15 Year 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 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 thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners. 
  • 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™ 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)

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Our New Website is Live!


We've launched our new website and we're excited to introduce you to our new look!  


After months of hard work, LATICRETE Australia is proud to announce the launch of our new website which aligns with the Global brand of LATICRETE in the design and layout. Our website features a brand new look, additional product information and a user-friendly browsing experience for the end user, valued customers and business partners. We hope you'll find our website easier to navigate and find what you're looking for quickly and efficiently. 

Homepage
The new website boasts a clean design and intuitive site-wide navigation to help you find your way around with ease. Browsing the Homepage on our website provides direct links to Our Products, Flooring Systems, Education and Training, technical information, our popular Where to Buy, Coverage Calculator function and much more!

Support & Downloads

In this section you will find product information, Catalogue & Brochures, Data Sheets, Warranties, Technical Design Manuals, Certifications and Grout Selector. The Support & Downloads page is designed to educate, inform and guide you as a customer through the website's content and works well regardless of time availability and device used. Learn more.

Social Media

The site contains integrated social media buttons for our Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts to keep you in the loop! We will continue to update our content with helpful information, ongoing projects, articles, company announcements, events and training.


We hope you like the new changes. Check out the new website here. 

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

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Training at Your Fingertips!



Want to attend training but can't leave your business behind to participate? We understand and we have made it easier for you with our FREE online e-learning program! 

LATICRETE University makes it possible for anyone within the industry to receive education on industry standards from the comfort of their own home or office. Anyone in your company can receive the quality information that was only possible during live training, without leaving the job for an extended period of time.  

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

Click here for the list of LATICRETE University online classes and to register.

For more information about using LATICRETE materials on your projects, arrange FREE samples, a demo or for technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, or email us here.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Comerong Island Pool Complete





In November last year we shared this pool project in Comerong Island, NSW. The team from Amazing Pools have been working hard to get this pool done, and we can truly say it has been worth all the efforts. Well done! The pool features 400x400mm of Limestone tiles, installed using a range of LATICRETE materials:

  • 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.
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is a high performance thin-bed adhesive for installation a wide range of tile and stone for exterior and underwater applications. 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TES1.
  • 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 to arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Coming Soon...



Have You Heard?!

... 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 days)

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Another Pool Project


 



The team from Josh Quiroga Tiling recently commenced tiling this 160m2 outdoor area, which includes the patio and around the pool, using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and PERMACOLOR® Grout, in Bellmere, QLD.

  • 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 ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations.

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

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive



Strength and Performance Like No Other!

Problematic tile or substrate? No problem for us - LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive will bond mostly anything to almost anything. Really! If you need to bond metal tiles, reactive tiles, dimensionally unstable tiles, moisture staining tiles, wooden tiles, tiles with backings to steel, glass, polyester, epoxy and most plastics then LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive will do it, with strength and performance like no other.

LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is also ideal for tile installations that require chemical resistance that other types of adhesives can’t deliver, such as industrial environments, commercial kitchens or immersed installations and those alike.

LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. The adhesive spreads easily and cleans with water while fresh. LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a factory-proportioned kit consisting of epoxy resin, hardener and chemical resistant silica filler. LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive can be used in interior and exterior (see limitations) walls and floors, wet and dry areas.

Click here to view/download LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive Product Data Sheet.

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.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Happy Chinese New Year!


The team from LATICRETE Australia would like to wish all our customers, friends, and colleagues a happy Chinese New Year!

Monday, 4 February 2019

Trade Afternoon at Reece Irrigation & Pools Oak Flats



LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, was recently at Reece Irrigation & Pools in Oak Flats, NSW, doing product demonstrations on LATICRETE installation materials. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Glenn and gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products and our 15 Year System Warranty.

Products of focus:
  • 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.  
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed 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 an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural stone.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

For more info on our upcoming Events around your area, check out the Seminars page on our website, or keep up to date with 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.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Pool Project Moving Forward






We are excited to share the progress of this fully tiled pool in Bulimba, QLD, by Cascade Pools and Sam Gardener Tiling. The project is moving forward, it's now time for grouting! The project features approximately 80m2 "Christle Blue" glass mosaic tiles supplied by The Pool Tile Company and installed with a range of LATICRETE materials to qualify for a 15 year Pool System Warranty. 


LATICRETE materials to be used: 
  • 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* provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.

Keep an eye on this project!

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

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.