Friday, 29 March 2019

Amber Fairy Meadow Stocks STONETECH®




Amber Tiles, Fairy Meadow 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 STONETECH®, our floor and stone care product range!

Amber Tiles, Fairy Meadow
Address: 5 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
​Phone: (02) 4284 0711

Trading Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 2.00pm


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, 28 March 2019

Grouting Training at The Pool Tile Co.





George Andriotis, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, was at The Pool Tile Company in Keysborough, VIC, training some of the team on PERMACOLOR® Grout The two lads, Graham and Paul did a great job and ended up grouting displays for their new showroom using the colour 'Smoke Grey'. 

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. 

Interested in training for your team?! LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide customised training, demos, and specialised seminars either in-store or at our training facilities. Chat with us to arrange an event or to keep up to date with events happening around your area, check out our Events page by following us Facebook

For upcoming LATICRETE Seminars, check out our Seminars page on our website.

Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Residential Project





Don MacDonald and his team from The Orchid Group have recently completed this kitchen and living room floor in in Tewantin, QLD. LATICRETE met up with the team to hear more about the project and take some photos of this project. 
This 70m2 project features 600x600mm Travertine installed using 254 Platinum and PERMACOLOR® Grout. 

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.

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. 


For more information on using LATICRETE, arrange product demos, samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit au.laticrete.com.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

"Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations


Do you require an installation system for streetscapes? LATICRETE, "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations brochure provides information about products that are recommended for the installation of ceramic tile, concrete pavers and natural stone where an “Extra Heavy Duty” installation that is required normally associated with transit ways, roads, footpaths and streetscapes. These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic.


Tile and stone installation systems that are available from LATICRETE are from proven LATICRETE tile installation projects which have been successfully installed around the world for over 60 years. LATICRETE provides single source responsibility for these demanding, high performance applications. LATICRETE systems offer the latest technology in construction materials, methods and delivers superior performance.

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

For architectural details, in-depth technical support and comprehensive product application videos, click here.

Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep about your next project by calling 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Spa Refurbishment in Victoria




Take a look at this spa refurbishment project at Collingwood Leisure Centre, Clifton Hill, VIC. George Andriotis, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, was on site with the contractors Omer and Adam from On Time Developments. The team have done a great job refurbishing this 15m2 mosaic spa. SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in 'Silver Shadow' was used to finish off the tiling. 

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.

Did you know SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is 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. 

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)

Friday, 22 March 2019

Pool Project with River View





Check out this new project! As always Sam Gardener Tiling is busy and now he is working on this new residential pool in Bulimba, QLD. The 70m2 pool will be installed using LATICRETE materials that qualifies for a 15 Year Swimming Pool System Warranty, which consists of: 

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 out for updates on this special 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)

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Baron Forge Training & Project




The crew from Baron Forge in Melbourne, VIC, along with their Project Manager: Rohit; Director: Tony; Supervisor: Daniel and their team of tilers were epoxy grouting internal urinals, walls and the floors in male amenities from Level 9 to 39. 

The 300x600mm porcelain tiles were grouted in SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG, in 'Silver Shadow', whilst George Andriotis, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, provided technical training and support on the job site.

SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG is a 100% solids epoxy industrial grout specifically formulated to provide maximum chemical and stain resistance with exceptional ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK® 2000 IG is a highly chemical resistant industrial grade epoxy grout for: ceramic tile, pavers, floor brick, packing house tile, and stone.

Features & Benefits:
  • Easy to install 
  • Creamy consistency
  • Easy to spread and clean
  • Non-sag formula 
  • Stays in the joint for easy installation and cleaning
  • 80 minute working time 
  • Allows you more time to install
  • Expanded colour availability 
  • A full range of 39 colour options now available in an industrial grout.* 
  • Meets ANSI A118.3 and A118.5 and conforms to AS ISO 13007.3&4 R2 classifications 
  • Meets requirements for both epoxy and furan grouts

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.

* Bright White not available in industrial grout.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

This project is BulletProof



Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, recently visited this exclusive residence in Wombarra, NSW, where only the finishing touches was to be made. Matt Jolley Builder selected STONETECH® BulletProof Sealer to protect this beautifully laid Bluestone installed by Dario and Marchello from Capo Tiling.

STONETECH BulletProof® Sealer delivers maximum protection against the toughest stains while preserving the natural look of natural stone surfaces. A water-based formula for interior and exterior use.
  • Advanced penetrating micro-bond protection
  • Natural looking - does not alter the look of stone or tile
  • Maximum protection against oil and water-based stains
  • Interior and exterior applications
  • Water-based, low VOC, low odour, environmentally friendly

STONETECH BulletProof Sealer is suitable for natural stone surfaces such as granite, limestone, travertine, sandstone, basalt/bluestone, as well as concrete and masonry. Click here for more info.

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If you have any questions regarding the use, installation or maintenance of STONETECH  contact  LATICRETE 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

External Floor and Wall Project




The builders from Mirvac and Ace Landscape Services were busy working on these external floors and walls in East Melbourne, VIC, when George Andriotis, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, paid them a visit. The project features Bluestone natural tiles installed using MVIS™ Veneer Mortar.

Masonry Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. A high performance mix provides maximum non-sag performance for vertical installations and also obtains maximum bond strength to the substrate and selected veneers. Click here for more info.

For more information on using LATICRETE, arrange product demos, samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email us here or visit au.laticrete.com.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Completed Pool in Miranda






Wow - what a pool! This 270m2 pool project has come a long way since the start in early October 2018. It has been worth the wait and looks absolutely beautiful, which we are sure you will agree. 

The project is carried out by the team from Duffy Kennedy Constructions and specified by Site Image Landscape Architects, featuring Ezarri tiles and qualifies for a LATICRETE 25 Year System Warranty. 

Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep had confirmed LATICRETE installation materials used on this project were:

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.
  • 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.
  • LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.


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, 15 March 2019

Amber Tiles Tradie Golf Day






LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently attended the annual Amber Tiles Tradie Golf Day, hosted by Amber Tiles at the prestigious Greg Norman - Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course in Sydney, NSW. Franchisees, suppliers and tradesmen came together for a unique opportunity to enjoy Australia's most popular corporate sport with fellow industry professionals.

The Amber Tradie Golf Day is organised to personally convey the organisation's appreciation of the continued support from their growing community of franchises, suppliers and tradesmen. 

The golf day started at 7.00am with a delicious free bacon and egg roll for breakfast, followed by free giveaways and prizes for various achievements to win, lunch and much more! 

LATICRETE was happy to be a part of this day! 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Pool Installation System Training






LATICRETE was recently at TAFE Queensland SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge, QLD providing theoretical and hands-on training on LATICRETE 10 Year Residential Swimming Pool Installation System using below products:


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • PERMACOLOR® Select is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution. 

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.

Want to arrange a demo or seminar customised for you and your team? Call us on 1800 331 012, email us
 here or visit www.au.laticrete.com.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Upcoming Trade Afternoon at Newcastle Tile Company



LATICRETE will be at Newcastle Tile Company on Tuesday, 19 March at 3.00pm for a LATICRETE Trade Information Afternoon.

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, and learn more about how HYDRO BAN®, MVIS™ and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation. 

Products of focus:
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a high performance epoxy grout that offers colour durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. Can be used for interior, exterior and immersed applications. 
  • MVIS™ - Masonry Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. A high performance mix provides maximum non-sag performance for vertical installations and also obtains maximum bond strength to the substrate and selected veneers.
  • 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.

Trade Event Details:
Where: Newcastle Tile Company
Date: 19 March, 2019
Start: 3.00pm 
Address: 577 Maitland Rd, Mayfield West NSW 2304

RSVP
Drew, Newcastle Tile Company - 0478 160 414
Craig Hunter - 0418 761 428

We hope to see you there! 

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