Friday, 29 November 2019

Facade Project in Mornington




Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep was on site with the team from STileS . The team  have been working on this project in Mornington, VIC which consists of facade over 8 metres high with 450x900mm porcelain tiles installed using LATICRETE materials. 

We can't wait to see the scaffolding removed and the project completed!
Keep your eyes peeled for project updates on this project.

LATICRETE products used:
  • 254 Platinum Adhesive is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick.
  • 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.

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.

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

Thursday, 28 November 2019

In-store at Wyllie Tiles


Out and about - Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, spotted visiting the Wyllie Tiles team in Davenport TAS, your local LATICRETE stockists! 

Head in store today to see the friendly teams and check out the range of LATICRETE materials they have in stock! 

Locations:

Devonport
44 Oldaker Street, Devonport TAS 7310
Phone: (03) 6424 5622

Hobart
128 Main Road, Moonah TAS 7009
Phone: (03) 6272 1233

Burnie
127 Wilson Street, Burnie TAS 7320
Phone: (03) 6431 4788

Launceston
11 Hope Street, Invermay TAS 7248
Phone: (03) 6326 7274


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.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Bus Turnaround Project






Ballina Council in NSW have been busy working on this 400m2 streetscape project which features a bus turnaround in Lennox Heads. 90x90x60mm granite cobblestones, supplied by CINAJUS, are being laid using a wet bed method with a range of LATICRETE materials. 

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. Used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick and natural
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix
  • 4237 Latex Additive a specially designed latex additive for use with 211 Crete Filler Powder to make a high strength latex thin and medium bed adhesive up to 15 mm, for installing all types of tile, stone and agglomerates.
  • 211 Crete Filler Powder is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 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.



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

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Christmas Holiday Schedule


December is almost here, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period.

Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Business Day for 2019, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2019 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Waterproof Training with Newcastle TAFE





LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently facilitated training at Newcastle TAFE. Stage 3 students discussed classroom theory, and were actively hands on with HYDRO BAN® as part of their waterproofing curriculum. 

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

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.

Interested in a demo or customised training for you and your team?  Call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 22 November 2019

LATICRETE Australia eNews - November 2019


Another season is upon us and we are sure you will agree, this year has flown by. Welcome to the final enewsletter for this year!

Our team in Australia have been focused and committed to providing solutions for permanent tile & stone installations and repairs for the construction market. 

As this will be the last newsletter for the year, our team wishes you and your family a safe and wonderful Merry Christmas, and best wishes for 2020! 

Just some of the newsworthy topics in this issue: 
  • The appointments of new employees.
  • Featured Australian projects where LATICRETE tile & stone installation materials have been used.
  • Technical Articles - 'Tiling & grouting in hot temperatures', and 'Working with products containing respirable crystalline silica'. 
  • The teams involvement in community projects, A Brave Life and Lids4Kids.
  • Our 2019 Holiday Schedule and reopen dates for 2020
  • Plus lots more!
Click here to read our enewsletter. Happy reading!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Entries Closing Soon!



Want to WIN a GoPro? Then don't forget to enter our exciting GoPro Competition - Entries are closing soon!!

Does your project stand out from the rest? Do you have visually appealing photos of your project? Are you willing to share the project info? If you have answered YES to all these questions, this competition is just for YOU! 

We are giving away 1x GoPro to a lucky winner! All you have to do is:

1. Follow @laticreteaustralia on Instagram
2. Submit your most appealing photos of your project/s, and include a description e.g. m2,         tiles, suburb and LATICRETE products used. You can enter the competition by:
      a. Tagging us on Instagram using the hashtags #laticretegopro #laticreteauwin or  
      b. Email the photos and details to: marketing@laticrete.com.au

Submit your entries from 2nd September to 30th November 2019. Competition is based on the most visually appealing project photos with project details. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 4th of December 2019, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

Psst… multiple entries are allowed for an extra chance to win.

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion.  Entries must be from a 2019 project. Judges decision is final.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Cronulla Residential Pool



Matt Lowlett from Endless Landscapes recently attended a LATICRETE Swimming Pool System Seminar and has put his new found knowledge to work! Using a range of LATICRETE materials, the team are bringing this pool to life which will feature Bisazza tiles and limestone, supplied by Sareen Stone.

  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - 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.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa 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.


Keep your eyes peeled for updates of this great project! 

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

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Book It In - VIC Waterproofing Seminar


HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane Training

Seminar in VIC: 26th November 2019


Book it in! 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, VIC 
Date: Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Time: 9am - 1pm

Contact 
Corey Downes for more information and to book your seat.
Phone: 0418 393 642 
Email: cdownes@laticrete.com.au

Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited! 

Monday, 18 November 2019

Tiling & Grouting in Hot Temperatures


Summer is just around the corner, so make sure you are ready for the heat with these helpful hints and tips for tiling in hot weather!

You want to ensure the best installation of your projects over the hotter months, and there is a simple rule to follow when an installation is subjected to high temperatures: The 8ºC Rule – for every 8ºC above 21ºC, Portland cement and epoxy based materials take half as long to cure.

General tips for working in hot temperatures:

  • For best results, always ship and store installation materials at 5ºC – 32ºC to extend the shelf life and working time. Do not store products in direct sunlight. If installation materials are too warm, they should be cooled to the specified temperature range for that specific product. 
  • Dampen or wet down substrate surfaces to not only clean the area, but to lower the temperature and lower the absorption rate of the substrate. Sweep off excess water just before mortar is applied. This step will extend the working time of the installation materials. 
  • Stir latex additives thoroughly before mixing with thin-sets, grouts, plasters, stuccos and other Portland cement mortars. 
  • Due to the rapid rate of moisture loss and Portland cement dehydration at temperatures >32ºC, cover installations with polyethylene sheeting for 1-2 days to allow curing at a more normal rate. 
  • Low humidity also accelerates the curing process. 
  • Tent off or provide shade when working in direct sunlight.Work during cooler periods of the day (e.g. early morning).


Contact us to discuss your next project, for technical support or to arrange a demo, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 15 November 2019

NSW Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Seminar


Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Product Training Course
Thursday 5th December 

This is a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and HYDRO BAN® waterproofing & crack isolation membrane.

Course Outline:
  • Regulations & standards
  • Contractors responsibilities 
  • Products
  • Waterproofing & epoxy issues
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Assessment
  • Contractors certificate 

Where: LATICRETE Technical Training Centre, Smeaton Grange NSW
Date: 
Thursday, 5th December 2019

Time
8:00am - 12.00pm: Hands-on training with HYDRO BAN waterproofing/crack isolation membrane
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Hands-on training with SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout.

For more information and to book your seat contact:
Craig Hunter – 0418 761 428
Glenn Mannix – 0434 781 227

Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited!

Thursday, 14 November 2019

On-site with Conquest



Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps, Corey Downes and Joe Tabone, caught up on-site with Patrick and his team from Conquest who are busy on their latest project in Burwood, NSW. The project will feature a rooftop pool tiled with glass mosaics installed using a range of LATICRETE products.

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates 
  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • 254 Platinum the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - 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.
Keep an eye out for updates on this project in the near future! 

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

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

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Projects Made Easy with LATICRETE!


LATICRETE adhesives and mortars have set the standard for industry performance. From high-strength construction epoxy adhesive to thinset or thick bed mortar, LATICRETE adhesives are custom-formulated to deliver speed and efficiency on the entire range of applications.
Different projects call for different features; LATICRETE adhesive products are designed to meet these specific needs. Thinset adhesives and mortars feature unique wetting characteristics, products reinforced with special ingredients for unmatched non-sag performance, products with long open times, and products built with antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of stain-causing mold and mildew. The experts at LATICRETE have thought of everything to make adhesive installations go faster, easier, and with predictable results time after time. 

When specifications call for mortars and adhesives, trust your reputation to the experts at LATICRETE. Click here for more information. 
Contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 for technical support, arrange a demo, FREE samples, discuss your next project or contact us here.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

LATICRETE Australia Holiday Schedule


The end of the year is approaching quickly, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period. 

Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Business Day for 2019, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2020. 
If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2019 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!

Monday, 11 November 2019

Quality Project from Mix Mud Rendering!




Another professional finished pool substrate by Mix Mud Rendering in NSW! The team have recently completed 150m2 substrate using a range of LATICRETE materials to prepare this pool to be laid with 20x20mm Ezzari glass mosaic tiles. 

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, portland cement and graded aggregates for use with 3701 Mortar Admix
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates 
  • HYDRO BAN® - a thin, load bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that DOES NOT require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners.
  • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant - a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant.  Specifically formulated to meet today’s Green Building Standards and has excellent adhesion on a wide variety of substrates
  • 254 Platinum the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers and brick.
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive - a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. The adhesive spreads easily and cleans with water while fresh. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - 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.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa 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, 8 November 2019

Amber Port Macquarie



Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was recently at Amber Port Macquarie training the team on a range of LATICRETE STONETECH® tile and stone care products. 

Head to Amber Port Macquarie today and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock

Address: 193 Lake Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone: 02 6581 5066

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 LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, FREE samples or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Wellington Pool Project





Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, recently visited the team from Knewbee Tiling on-site at this pool project in Wellington NSW, which is in the final stages. Knewbee Tiling and builders, Hines Construction, have worked on this 3000m2 pool that features porcelain tiles which have been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. 


LATICRETE products used:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive - a creamy and smooth to trowel thin-set adhesive for installing all types of tile and stone over a wide range of surfaces.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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)

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Amber Hornsby Hands-On Demo


LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, was recently at Amber Hornsby for a trade morning. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in hands-on training with a range of LATICRETE products including:

  • 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.
  • Adhesives as part of the LATICRETE System Warranty.

Are you interested in hands-on training for your team? Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

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