Friday, 31 January 2020

Bayset - Specialist Trade Supplier


LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Shane Anderson, called in on the team at Bayset, Coopers Plains, QLD in providing technical and sales support.

Bayset 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.

Find your nearest Bayset specialist trade supplier branch by clicking here.

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.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Epoxy Grout demo with AP Tiling


Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, was on-site with Adam from AP Tiling providing hands-on epoxy grout training using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*. 

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.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site technical support and demos, as well as in-house structured and tailored, product-specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile & stone installation practices, and industry standards. 

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

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

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Epoxy Grout Training at Elegance Tiles





Want to learn more about SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*? Join LATICRETE and the team from Tilers Warehouse at Elegance Tiles Pakenham, VIC, on Thursday 13th February for epoxy grout training and FREE brekky! 

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, and learn more about how SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation. 

Product of focus:
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. It can be used for interior, exterior, and immersed applications. 

Trade Event Details:
Where: Elegance Tiles 
Address: 53 Bald Hill Rd, Pakenham, VIC 3810
Date: 13 February 2020
Start: 7:00am - 9:00am 

RSVP: 
Tilers Warehouse - 03 9704 5927

We hope to see you there! 

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

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

LATICRETE used on Pizza Oven





LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Shane Anderson, called into TAFE Queensland SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge, QLD and shared the above with us.

Students have been working on numerous tiling projects, one, in particular, a pizza oven installed with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive. 

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.

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.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Australia Day 2020



Happy Australia Day to all our customers, colleagues, friends, and family.
Have a wonderful and happy Australia Day!

Friday, 24 January 2020

Stone & Tile Centre Mornington



LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the tile and stone installation industry. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install.

Stone & Tile Centre in Mornington, VIC, 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 or give them a call!

Address: 25 Carbine Way, Mornington VIC 3931 
Tel: (03) 5975 6599
Email: 
info@stoneandtile.com.au

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

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Product Feature: HYDRO BAN®



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 that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. HYDRO BAN is a certified low VOC emitting product. HYDRO BAN is an extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas, and external above-ground use.
HYDRO BAN features rapid drying time for a faster time to tile and changes colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured.


Key Features
  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4858 and AS4654.1 
  • Thin; only 0.5 mm - 0.8 mm thick when cured
  • Anti-fracture protection of up to 3 mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
  • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per TCNA performance levels (RE: ASTM C627 Robinson Floor Test)
  • IAPMO approved
  • Contains antimicrobial product protection
  • Safe - no solvents and non-flammable

Click here for more product information or see Product Data Sheet DS-1036

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.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Bluestone Crazy Pave Project


Recently the team from Radar Landscapes in VIC completed this project in Portsea, Mornington Peninsula. The project consisted of Bluestone crazy pave curved wall and steps, which was installed with 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and MVIS Veneer Mortar, supplied by Stone and Tile Centre. 

  • 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.
  • MVIS Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick.

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.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

On-Site With iTrowel



Recently LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep Corey Downes caught up on-site with Ryan from iTrowel in VIC. Ryan received his certificate for completing the LATICRETE HYDRO BAN® waterproofing training course. Well done Ryan! 

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site technical support and demos, as well as in-house structured and tailored, product specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile & stone installation practices and industry standards. 

Contact us to discuss your next project. Do you require technical support on your job site, or want FREE product samples? Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Stunning QLD Kitchen Project




Murray Heazlewood and the team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding recently completed this kitchen project in QLD. The kitchen features 3000x1500x6mm large format porcelain tiles installed with a range of LATICRETE products.

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.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Flash Back Friday - Reischman Park



Established in 1982, Reischman Park in Roswell New Mexico was gifted to the city by the Reischman family. Over the years the 51m2 park has suffered wear and tear. In 2013 renovations were coordinated with the non-profit Roswell Interarts Organisation (RIO), which raised separate funds to create the custom artwork for the park. 

RIO had the task of creating an updated art space using inspiration from historic Roswell photos, which consisted of a new arched entryway, tiled seating, and a mural. Susan Wink, representing RIO, was the artist/designer of the park project. Susan worked with Harva Joseph, owner of George's Carpet & Tile, as well as installers Gary Gingrich and Kendra Barnett, 

"We recognise LATICRETE as a strong company with a fine reputation for great products and exceptional service” Harva commented. 

The Reischman Park project has taken over six years to complete and all parties involved are extremely happy with the outcome of the new Reischman Park. Read the full Project Spotlight here.

Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us for technical support or to arrange free samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Wyllie Tiles - LATICRETE Stockist





LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the tile and stone industry today. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install. 

Wyllie Tiles across TAS, is your preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Drop in to see the friendly team and stock up with all your LATICRETE products!

Davenport Showroom
Address: 44 Oldaker Street, Davenport, TAS, 7310 
Phone03 6424 5622

Hobart Showroom
Address: 128 Main Road, Moonah, TAS, 7009
Phone: 03 6272 1233

Cooee Showroom
Address: 127 Wilson Street, Burnie, TAS, 7320
Phone: 03 6431 4788

Launceston Showroom
Address: 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, 15 January 2020

Project Estimator Tool



Whether you're working on a new project, or doing a renovation, it can be a tricky task to estimate how much grout and adhesive you need for the job. LATICRETE is here to help with our Project Estimator tool! 

Get quick coverage estimates for LATICRETE grouts and adhesives by simply selecting your desired grout and adhesive, tile size and grout joint width in Metric units!


For more information contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, or call us on 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Masonry Veneer Installation System Brochure



Up to now, the installation of manufactured stone masonry veneer has often depended on the use of site-mixed unfortified masonry mortars that are subject to large variations in consistency, quality and performance and which also limit the installation technique to that of traditional masonry. This traditional method is not engineered as part of a complete wall system and therefore does not offer warranties from a reliable source willing to stand behind the installation.

The Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure provides information on LATICRETE installation systems that provide permanent, high strength installations that are freeze/thaw stable and protected from water intrusion. The Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) allows for increased productivity utilising either traditional masonry installation techniques or the “tiler’s method”. Vastly expanded architectural details are offered to help design professionals, contractors and installers understand the range of possible applications – and appropriate products and techniques which will assure long-term performance on projects of all types. 

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

Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Preparation of Concrete for Direct Bond Applications




Before any tile, stone or membrane can be installed, the surface must be clean and free of any grease, wax, oil, dust, dirt and any other material that can act as a bond breaker. The best tile, stone or membrane installation is only as good as its adhesion to the substrate. Therefore, it is very important that the substrate is being carefully cleaned and prepared to assure maximum bonding and finishing tolerances.

Concrete sealers or curing compounds should not be applied to the surface of concrete slabs that are to receive finished flooring, and if the concrete surface has a sealer or curing compound present, it must be removed. Also note that a concrete slab with a very smooth shiny surface, due to over-troweling, should be mechanically scarified to ensure that the mortar or membrane can achieve a suitable bond to the concrete. Prior to the application of the installation system, the concrete surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any loose particles of plaster, soil, preparation residuals and other foreign material.

Whether the concrete surface is new or old, the subsurface tolerance should be met for thin-set, thick bed (mortar bed) ceramic and stone tile installation. For more information read Technical Data Sheet TDS-1118.

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

Friday, 10 January 2020

LATICRETE Training at Your Fingertips


We know that traveling and leaving your business behind to attend training is not always possible, so we make it easy. Our LATICRETE University e-Learning Program makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of your home or office. Now anyone can receive quality education that is usually only provided during live training, at their fingertips.

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: understanding deflection, how to install reduced thickness porcelain tiles, how to apply liquid waterproofing membrane, an introduction to Masonry Veneer Installation Systems - plus more! 


For more information on using LATICRETE in your projects, product demos, samples or technical support, contact LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email us here

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Product Feature: LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield



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

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Slurry Bond Coats - When and What to Use


Polymer or Latex Fortified Slurry Bond Coats for Traditional Mortar Beds

LATICRETE latex slurry bond coats are used to bond semi-dry to wet consistency toppings or leveling beds over horizontal substrates, such as concrete slabs or cement sheets. Their purpose is to provide topping, that otherwise may not have, the ability to adhere adequately to the prepared substrate.

For tile setting purposes, traditional installation methods required dusting dry cement, or spreading a cement paste/slurry over the plastic, semi-dry mortar bed just prior to placing the tiles. The tiles are then placed in the cement rich surface, or more correctly, a Portland cement/water paste and “beaten” to fully imbed them in the mortar bed. “Beating” attaches a layer of cement rich paste as an adhesive between the sand/cement mortar bed surface and the tile backs. A method used with ordinary materials suited to more porous ceramic or stone tile.

Instead of the traditional cement paste, 254 Platinum, 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive or 211Crete Filler Powder gauged with 4237 Latex Additive, mixed to a soft, wet slurry consistency is applied with a flat side of a trowel over the plastic, semi-dry mortar bed. The slurry is usually just 1 mm – 2 mm thick. The tiles are placed in the wet slurry and “beat-in” with a rubber mallet and beating block. A method used with fortified materials suited to dense substrates, ceramic or stone tile.

LATICRETE slurry bond coats provide much longer “open” or working time for mortar bed installation, particularly in hot climates. It also has stronger bond to ceramic or stone tile, ensuring improved resistance to vibration, traffic and physical shock.

For more information click here to read Technical Data Sheet TDS-1009.

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

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

LATICRETE Pool Tiling Systems



LATICRETE provides various tile & stone installation system brochures which assists in your selection of appropriate waterproofing, adhesives, mortars, grouts and sealants for your project, including a System Warranty.    

The LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling System comprises of globally proven LATICRETE installation materials which provides single source responsibility for demanding and high performance applications. 

A system that provides polymer fortified and epoxy adhesives with greater bond strength than Australian Standard requirements, epoxy grouts that deliver greater chemical resistance than cementitious grouts, and safe, easy-to-install, water-cleanable products that reduce labour and improve productivity. 


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.

Monday, 6 January 2020

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Murals



In the greater New York area, more than 8 million people use the subways, commuter trains and buses of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) each day to navigate the busy city.

The founders of the New York City subway believed every design element in the system should show respect to its customers and enhance the experience. Continuing with that tradition, the MTA launched an Arts & Design division during a massive rebuilding of the system in the 1980s. This division oversees the selection of artists and installations permanently installed throughout the MTA system, “creating a first-rate museum filled with more than 300 works by world famous, mid-career and emerging artists” and connecting commuters with people, sites and surrounding neighbourhoods.

As part of major renovations to nine stations along the Sea Beach Line in Brooklyn, artists were selected to create permanent artwork for inclusion in the station renovations. Four of the artists chosen for the Sea Beach Line projects—Sally Gil, Karen Margolis, Eamon Ore-Giron and Emilio Perez—selected Mosaicos Venecianos De México, a member of TCNA Mexico, to translate their designs into smalti (enamel glass mosaics). The pieces were fabricated with LATICRETE products and shipped to New York for their installation along the platforms at MTA New York City Transit Authority’s 86 Street, Avenue U, 18th Avenue and Bay Parkway stations.


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

Friday, 3 January 2020

Euro Abraives Stock LATICRETE




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!

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.

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Where to Buy Website Tool



Have you ever wondered where your local LATICRETE stockist is? We make it easy for you to find and purchase LATICRETE products by using our online 'Where to Buy' tool!

In just a few simple steps our 'Where to Buy' tool will indicate your closest stockist, and will let you know how many km away it is. Along with the address, it will also provide a contact number for you to call so you can ensure the product you need is stocked and available! 

Click here to use our 'Where to Buy' tool.  

For more information contact us by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

2020 Is Here!


To all of our Customers, Colleagues and Friends.


LATICRETE Australia wish you all the very best for 2020. 
Wishing you and your family a happy, joyful and prosperous year!