Tuesday, 30 April 2019

LATICRETE Pool Tiling Systems


The LATICRETE Pool, Spa & Fountain Tiling Systems brochure provides an overview of tile & stone installation materials to facilitate your selection of appropriate waterproofing, adhesives, mortars, grouts and sealants.    

The LATICRETE Systems available are from job 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 offers the latest technology in construction materials, methods and delivers superior performance.

Click here to view/download the Pool, Spa & Fountain Tiling Systems brochure. 

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

Monday, 29 April 2019

My Tile Market, Brookvale Stock LATICRETE®



My Tile Market, in Brookvale 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!

My Tile Market, Brookvale
Address: 38 Orchard Rd, Brookvale, NSW 2100
Phone: (02) 9053 8100

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.

Friday, 26 April 2019

A Dazzling Project




We recently shared a showroom project at Meer Tile Market, Underwood, QLD, where LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Shane Anderson, supported the team with the tiling and grouting a display in the showroom. We are excited to share another display showpiece, with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* but in 'Bright White' with DAZZLE™ in 'Gold'. You never get tired of all that sparkling!  

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout* is designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications, SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.  

SPECTRALOCK® DAZZLE adds metallic and Glow-In-The-Dark enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout. These high-end design elements offer limitless imaginative applications. Use DAZZLE on walls and floors to accentuate metallic tiles, glass tiles, mosaics, stone and listellos. Suitable for use in interior and exterior applications, including swimming pools! 

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)

Thursday, 25 April 2019

ANZAC Day - Lest We Forget



"This is a day not of celebration but of national memory. It's a day when we learn, and learn again, of the horror of purposeless war. It is a day for looking after your mates, cherishing your home, your neighbourhood and family... It's a day for realizing how rare this wonderful country of ours is and how precious it is."  ~ Quote by Bob Carr, former Premier of New South Wales. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout


SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a patented high performance epoxy grout which offers colour uniformity, durability, and ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile, and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls, and is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.

Key Features
  • Meets performance requirements of ANSI A118.3
  • Inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew in the grout joints with antimicrobial product protection
  • Uniform colour – no blotchiness or shading
  • Easy to maintain and stain resistant
  • Non-sag formula for walls and floors

Click here for more product information. 

For something special, add SPECTRALOCK DAZZLE a unique design component that offers limitless imaginative applications!
For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, FREE samples or technical support please contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or visit au.laticrete.com.

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

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Flood Testing Procedures


In many cases, where complete waterproofing is required (e.g. showers), flood testing of the membrane is recommended and may be required by applicable plumbing code. The practice of flood testing tile and stone installations which will be subjected to continuous submersion (e.g. swimming pools, fountains, etc...) or a significant amount of water flow (e.g. showers) is a critical step to ensuring that no damage is done to a structure due to water leakage.

All too often this vital step is not performed due to time constraints, is performed improperly, or any results are not recognized for what they are. Conducting a flood test properly can provide a measure of confidence that the waterproofing system performs as expected and provides a watertight installation for the service life of the system.

Prior to flood testing a large area, ensure that the load bearing capacity of the structure to be flood tested is capable of supporting the water used to conduct the flood test. This step should be conducted by a licensed structural engineer who can ensure that building code and design restrictions are met.

Continue reading/download the Flood Testing Procedures Technical Data Sheet TDS-1169.

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

Monday, 22 April 2019

Customer Profile: Twin Towns Sand & Gravel

From Left to Right: Shane Anderson, LATICRETE Australia, Technical Sales Rep
with Andrew Pines, Manager, Twin Towns Sand and Gravel


Twin Towns Sand & Gravel in conjunction with Brims Builders Hardware are based in South Tweed Heads, NSW. 


Twin Towns Sand & Gravel in conjunction with Brims Builders Hardware are based in South Tweed Heads, NSW. They carry a comprehensive range of tiling supplies and are a leading supplier of landscaping and building materials. They service tradies, renovators and DIY shoppers from Southport to Byron Bay offering an extensive product range, exceptional service and expert knowledge. Twin Towns Sand and Gravel, with Brims Builder’s Hardware, is your complete builders supply solution. From frames and trusses, timber, fibro, paint and power tools, they have it all, and deliver to site. 

Andrew Pines is the manager of Twin Towns Sand & Gravel and he believes that the success of Twin Towns has been underpinned by building a loyal following of trade customers and DIY customers alike. We have been operating since 1996 and we pride ourselves on giving great advice, offering a great range of products at competitive prices and delivering top notch customer service. Twin Towns are open early week days and on Saturday mornings. We are the original ‘one stop shop’ servicing trade customers from Brisbane to Byron Bay and servicing the construction industries on the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads. We have built our vast knowledge through many years of experience, so whether you are a veteran tradesman, or a home owner with a DIY project in mind, you will receive the same professional service from us.

Andrew tells us that LATICRETE have been their premier tile adhesive since they entered the tile trade market years ago. “LATICRETE were the first to jump in and support us when we were looking for a premium brand adhesive. They have provided us with the strong technical support, staff training and great customer service.” Twin Towns have been a long- term customer of LATICRETE and believe that the relationship has delivered great value for both parties. “I have sold a lot of LATICRETE product over the years because I believe in it. LATICRETE are the original and the best when it comes to tile and stone installation solutions, and we believe in giving our customers the best quality product to ensure they get the best outcome. Whether your tiling a pool, or a bathroom, you only want to do it once and you want to do it right.”

Like all businesses Twin Towns Sand & Gravel is facing increased competition in the market place. “We have seen competition grow in the region and we welcome it. We believe what we offer today is better than ever and we believe that 2019 will be our best ever year.”

For more information on this business visit  www.brimshardware.com.au or call Andrew on (07) 55236004.   

Friday, 19 April 2019

Meadowbank Pool Completed!




We recently shared a commercial pool project in Meadowbank, NSW, by Wright Pools. The project is completed and the refurbishment of this 20m pool and spa looks just beautiful! The pool features Ezarri glass mosaic tiles carried out by Knewbee Tiling, installed using a range of  LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE materials to be used: 

  • 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.
  • 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

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.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Victorian Bathroom Project




Daniel and Rocco from PA1 Tiling are currently working on another bathroom project in Melbourne, VIC. The project features 150x150mm decorative tiles. The next step for the team is tiling the walls with 200x100m Gloss white subway tiles. 
Stay tuned for more pics as the job progresses!

Products used:
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? The LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products that are engineered for residential tile and stone installations. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Brochure.

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


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

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Trade Night at Newcastle Tile Company






Last week LATICRETE attended a trade night at Newcastle Tile Company in Mayfield West, NSW. It was a busy, but successful event and almost 80 tradies came through. Those who attended had the opportunity to chat with Craig Hunter, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, to gain a better understanding of LATICRETE products and installation systems.

Products of focus on the evening were:
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • PERMACOLOUR® Select is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution. 
  • 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.

Contact us to arrange a trade event, 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, 16 April 2019

Showroom Feature Wall




Shane Anderson, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, recently took some time out to help our stockist Meer Tile Marketwho wanted a feature wall tiled and grouted. Together they turned a plain wall into a magical showpiece by using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in 'Midnight Black' with DAZZLE™ in 'Mother of Pearl'. 

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout* is designed for use on ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls. Ideal for re-grouting applications, SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.  

SPECTRALOCK® DAZZLE adds metallic and Glow-In-The-Dark enhancements to SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout. These high-end design elements offer limitless imaginative applications. Use DAZZLE on walls and floors to accentuate metallic tiles, glass tiles, mosaics, stone and listellos. Suitable for use in interior and exterior applications, including swimming pools! 

Why not pop and see the team at Meer Tile Market in Underwood, QLD and check out the display in their showroom?! Chat to the team about the range of LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials that they stock.

Meer Tile Market
Address: 3311 Logan Rd, Underwood, QLD 4119
Phone: 03 3341 7811
Email: mtm@meer.com.au

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, 15 April 2019

MVIS Sandstone Cladding Project

A before pic
Project currently underway with Moisture Shield and HYDRO BAN

The sandstone cladded wall.

A private residence in Paddington, NSW, is currently being renovated by Rhys McAlister and Sam Reslan. Joe Tabone, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, visited the job-site where the team is working hard to install a LATICRETE 10 Year Installation System for a 50m2 stone cladding wall. 

Products used:
  • MVIS™ Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone 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 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.

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

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

Friday, 12 April 2019

Tile & Stone Installation Warranties Brochure


LATICRETE Offers the Best Warranties in the Industry!

Consider the extra value and peace of mind a LATICRETE Warranty can bring when selecting the installation system for your project. 

LATICRETE provides comprehensive warranties for commercial, residential and industrial project worldwide. However, our best guarantee is our 60+ Years of experience with these commercial, residential and industrial installation in every imaginable climate, in just about every country around the world.

LATICRETE Australia warrants that LATICRETE products will be free from manufacturing defects and will not break down or deteriorate when installed in accordance with LATICRETE written specification and guidelines. 


Refer to our website for comprehensive product application videos, Architectural Specifications, Architectural Details and in-depth technical support. 
  
Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Bathroom Project in the Making!





We receive and share a lot of great bathroom renovation projects, this one is no exception! Nathan and the team from Progressive Tiling are currently working on this bathroom in Collingwood, VIC, where LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield and HYDRO® BAN has just been applied
George Andriotis, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, visited the job site and was impressed with the questions and discussions he had with the young tilers about best practices and using the correct products for the correct application. Well done team!

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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? The LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products that are engineered for residential tile and stone installations. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Brochure.

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

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Pool by the River almost Complete!






We recently shared this pool project by Sam Gardener Tiling and a lot has happened since then! The installation has come a long way. Sam is currently laying the last bit of tiles and slowly doing the grouting. We can't wait to see the final result! 

Products 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.
  • 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 or FREE samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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