Monday, 31 October 2011

New LATICRETE NSW Warehouse to better serve the tile & stone industry

In an exciting new move, the NEW LATICRETE NSW warehouse has opened it's doors to better serve our NSW customers and the entire tile and stone industry.

NSW Warehouse contact details:
Unit 2 /6-8
Mitchell Road
Moorebank NSW 2170
Free call: 1800 331 012

LATICRETE 4237 - The Mosaic Secret Weapon!

Mosaic artwork by Jane Denison

This beautiful mosaic artwork was created by Jane Denison who was a student at one of Sandy Robertson's famous mosaic classes. Sandy has been using and teaching with LATICRETE products for years, to create awe-inspiring mosaic artworks. 

Jane sent the following email to Sandy:
"Hi Sandy,
Thanks for taking the course yesterday. I enjoyed myself so much. One of the frustrations I was finding with mosaics was how time-consuming and finicky my style had become. However, your style is so wonderful - you've shown me a way to be spontaneous with tiles! It's so liberating!"

Thursday, 27 October 2011

LATICRETE 4-XLT about to head out to a jobsite

LATICRETE 4-XLT Medium Bed Flexible Multipurpose Adhesive is a premium, lightweight, rubber, polymer fortified, cementitious powder for installing extra large ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile to internal/external floors and walls. Can be mixed for use as a thin-set or medium bed adhesive. Engineered to significantly reduce shrinkage when used as a medium bed mortar, up to 15mm thick. LATICRETE 4-XLT Medium Bed Flexible Multipurpose Adhesive is classified as a C1TES1 when tested to AS4992.1 & 2.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A PermaColor rainbow to brighten your day!

If you're ever feeling gloomy or grey just take a look at a bag of PermaColor Grout!

LATICRETE PermaColor Grout offers the maximum performance available in a cement-based grout, providing consistent colour and Microban® to resist stain-causing mold and mildew. PermaColor Grout is easy to install – just mix with water. PermaColor Grout is ideal for floors and walls in both interior and exterior installations. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A fantastic video on LATICRETE Hydro Ban Waterproofing

A very informative video on the intelligent LATICRETE Hydro Ban™ waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane.

Hydro Ban does not require the use of fabric in the field, coves or corners and is a single component self-curing liquid rubber polymer, that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. 

Did you find this video useful? Would you like more information on LATICRETE Hydro Ban™? If so, please contact us.

Monday, 24 October 2011

New Grout Colour Selection Card

Do you have a copy of our latest Grout Colour Selection Card? The selection card contains all 40 of our lifestyle grout colours and also the 6 new exciting grout colours that we have added to the range.

If you would like a copy of the selection card, please call 1800 331 012 or email:

Get your copy today!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

We Want To Be .....

We want to be your one-stop-shop for technical support and answers to your tile & stone installation questions.

As one of the Sales Managers for a major tile factory stated:

" ..... you guys certainly are ahead of your competition in regards to info and training.

I did also receive the catalog and other info you sent me, I'm actually keeping it in my car as a resource tool to be able to help customers when asked installation questions ......."

Do you know about our Laticrete Training & Educational programs ..?

Do you use us as your resource when you are asked technical questions regarding tile and stone installations ?

Use our Technical Support team:

Toll Free: 1800 33 10 12

Exciting Marketing Tools

Brochures, swatches, samples, booklets and more!

A collection of a few of the exciting sales and marketing tools we will have available to help and inform our valued customers!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Dessert After Dinner

Sticky Date Pudding
(What kind of blog business posting is this ?  This was at a Business - Social dinner)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Nice Jackets ... Notice the Laticrete Logos ..!

Jason Wyllie & Henry Rothberg
Click on photo to enlarge

Beautiful Tile Facade at Wyllie Tiles

Wyllie Tiles, Devonport, TAS

Beautiful tile facade on Wyllie Tiles building in Devonport, Tasmania confirms the attractiveness, durability and performance of tile facades.

LATICRETE system materials make exterior tile and stone facades possible from Devonport to Dubai, from Sydney to Singapore to San Francisco.

Contact LATICRETE technical support at; 1800 331 012 for a copy of the tile and stone facade technical design manual or download a book version at

Sunday, 16 October 2011

LATICRETE husband wins awards!

Justin & Shea with the awards!

Shea Charlish (LATICRETE Marketing Coordinator) and her husband Justin attended the 2011 Fitness Industry Awards at the Hilton in Brisbane on Friday night. Justin is 2iC of Redcliffe Leagues Club, and manages the Health Precinct attached to the club. It was such a great achievement to be awarded the 2011 Fitness Business of the Year Australia-wide!

Rainbow In Tasmania

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Had A Nice Lunch Chat with Joe

But first Joe posed with the truckload of Laticrete that had just arrived.  Joe Grech of Melbourne, Australia

Friday, 14 October 2011

Henry visits Grech Brothers

Andrew Grech & Henry B. Rothberg

Henry visits Grech Brothers in Victoria just as a truckload of LATICRETE products arrive. The visit was a great opportunity to chat to Grech Brothers about their business and find out how they are going.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Rugby World Cup banter with New Zealand!

As the finals draw near to determine the winner of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, LATICRETE Australia are making sure Mobile Ceramics NZ Ltd (LATICRETE NZ Agent) knows who should win! A container of LATICRETE products recently shipped to Mobile Ceramics NZ Ltd had a great surprise when the guys opened the container doors. Every pallet donned the Australian boxing kangaroo graphic and patriotic Australian flags! Now we'll just have to wait for the decider, or who will be knocked out of the ladder first... game on!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Henry & Ken visit Chung Tian Temple

Ken Fisher (QLD Sales Rep) at the beautiful Chung Tian Temple

Henry B. Rothberg and Queensland Sales Representative Ken Fisher spend the day visiting LATICRETE customers. One of the stop-offs was Chung Tian Temple in Priestdale. This majestic Chinese Buddhist temple was first constructed in 1992, and is presently undergoing a third phase extension. 

This paving project has been undertaken by Bland 2 Brilliant Landscaping and includes paving, coping and softscape landscaping. The pavers have gone down on LATICRETE fortified screeds and toppings and have been bonded with LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive.

It's definitely worth a look if you're ever in the area!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sandy Robertson - Mosaic Diva!

Sandy with four panels she created from the
Steve Irwin Mural Project (2008)

We received this wonderfully thoughtful email from Sandy Robertson. Sandy is an inspirational and motivational professional mosaic artist who is hooked on LATICRETE! 

Sandy will be creating another mosaic masterpiece at Australia Zoo on Steve Irwin Day - November 15 2011. All are welcome to watch and participate, and it would be great if you could donate a gold coin to the Zoo Animal Charities.

Hi Shea!

I love Laticrete more than chocolate and that is saying a LOT!
I am redoing our website at the moment and will send you the link when it’s complete this week.  Huge overhaul so stay tuned.  I am writing all about Laticrete (again!).

Thank you, I would so love to participate in the marketing stories;  I have used Laticrete exclusively in my mosaic commissions, teaching and more for almost 10 years and hundreds of my students use it in their mosaics – I have them all addicted to mosaics and Laticrete.

Laticrete never lets us down, in products and professional services and people.

I will be in touch when the new site is launched this week and I hope we can link you your blogs too.  I have a huge following in FB, Twitter and online forums I moderate all about mosaics.

We are off to Australia Zoo on Steve Irwin Day to do a community mural on the big day (15-11-2011) and perhaps Laticrete would like to donate the grout for the panel?  (Probably only one bag!)  -  I am very happily donating all the materials, time and labour - but Laticete was a great champion of the Steve Irwin Mural Project a few years ago and provided materials for 10 panels.  This next panel may be installed at the animal hospital (wonderful publicity too).

This is only one panel but it’s the community spirit and all about the great  Croc Hunter.
Just thought you might be interested, I haven’t had time to ask Ken yet.  Either way, Laticrete will be part of this project as Henry was so in awe of it too!

Must run, will email new site link soon and I have a long list of projects on the go at the moment from Church Murals next year to be installed, huge pool wall murals, tables, and also an art show at Wesley Hospital to raise money for Palliative Care Unit.

If Laticrete Australia, considered coming on board as a sponsor to some of these community events, it would touch the heart and art of many Australians and mosaic followers around the world.  It’s not about money, as I said before, I am always delighted to do these projects, but it would be a good community partnership….

I love the epoxy products and  have excited the mosaic world with new uses for it  and I have an online mosaic school, The Mosaic Guru International being launched.

Always busy!
Kind regards, and I am so delighted to hear from you, Ken mentioned the newsletter quite a long time ago and I hope we can have some articles even about some of the kids who are now using Laticrete – I train them young to do the job right!

Sandy Robertson

To find out more about Sandy and the many mosaic projects in the pipeline as well as the amazing projects Sandy has completed, visit her website at  

Monday, 10 October 2011

LATICRETE Grout Calculator Online

A helpful new addition to our LATICRETE website is the grout calculator. Do you ever get stuck trying to work out exactly how much grout you will need for your project? 

Find out in a matter of seconds... go to and click on the "Grout Calculator" button on the left, then type in your project specific details (even choosing the LATICRETE grout you will be using) and voila... the kilograms of grout you need will be displayed!

If you require any help or have questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us
on 1800 331 012.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Incredible Tile Chandelier

The sculpture consists of stainless, textured and mirrored glass, Laticrete SpectraLOCK grout, and 10 plus months of hard work spanning from snowy blistering cold to the sweltering heat of summer.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Informative New 2011 Product Catalogue

LATICRETE releases a fantastic and useful new tool, the 2011 Product Catalogue. Packed with valuable product information, it is the conclusive go-to guide for all LATICRETE fans, perfect to keep on hand for fast product information.

The catalogue is available for download from our website; (download link can be found on the left on our website) or a hard-copy, available by calling 1800 331 012.

CERSAIE Tile and Stone Exposition

Every year about 100,000 people from around the world visit Bologna, Italy to attend the CERSAIE exposition.  This is one of the largest exhibits of ceramic tile in the world.   Laticrete displays proudly & prominently at CERSAIE.

Technical Design Manuals - Tile & Stone

I received an email from a tiling contractor: "Yesterday, I ended up in a conversation with Rick Carls.  He was the architect from ID3A on the steam room project that you used for the Steam Room Technical Design Manual book.  He asked me if the book was ever published.  I was wondering if I could get a copy of the book for him.  We are currently doing another project with him.  It would be great to be able to hand it to him at a job meeting." We have a library of Technical Design Manuals. These are reference books regarding the design of specialized area with tile and stone such as swimming pools, steam rooms, commercial kitchens, commercial floors, animal health care facilities, medical facilities, mass transit facilities. Some of the books are available from the Amazon book store and the Apple iBook store. Ideal for reading on your iPad. All of the books are available as eBooks and PDF files on our Laticrete global website. More information can be found here:

New Laticrete Australian website

Laticrete announces a new bright, bold informative website.   Filled with valuable tile and stone installation materials information as well as extensive product usage facts and figures.  Direct links to product how-to-use videos, project references, specifications, architectural details. Quick to access direct links to ceramic tile and stone BIM (Building Information Modeling) compatible details. Visit:

Career opportunity

Career opportunity for the right person Work as part of a dynamic sale team Highly motivated Laticrete Australia is expanding its operations in Australia and is looking for experienced Sales Representatives to join our dynamic team. We are looking at expanding in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.   As a Technical Sales Representative you are required to implement and execute strategies to build new customer relationships and drive sales growth in the Construction Market.  You will be selling a range of Innovative Tile and Stone Installation Systems.   This role requires an individual who is competent in liaising with all levels of the Construction Industry ie Architects, Builders and Subcontractors.  We are looking for great people with at least 3 years experience in the Tile and Stone Industry. Do some research and learn more about whom we are at: And our Global website at: Interested ? Email to Send me an email: