Monday, 30 April 2012

John Leak Memorial

This amazing and beautiful memorial to Victoria Cross (WW1) winner John Leak was created by Liz Hill and Adrienne Wall using LATICRETE products and unveiled in time for ANZAC Day.

This project was funded by the Queensland State Government through the Department of Housing and Public Works and managed by the Rockhampton Regional Council.

LATICRETE Hydro Ban, LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive and LATICRETE PermaColor Grout were used in this mosaic memorial.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Systems & Solutions

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Click here to request technical support for your project.
Click here to have a Laticrete Technical Sales Rep contact you.

Friday, 27 April 2012

New Products to Make Your Job Easier...

Three amazing new products to save time, save money and increase productivity...

LATICRETE 4-XLT, LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive
and LATICRETE SpectraLOCK 2000 IG.

Click here to download an information brochure on these great new products.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Need a VERSATILE Adhesive?

Himalayan Sandstone AND pool mosaics being laid with LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, an extremely versatile adhesive. LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive also comes in a RAPID version. For the month of May we have a fantastic promotion on LATICRETE 335 RAPID Premium Flexible Adhesive, click here to view.

For more information on LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, click here. 

For more information on LATICRETE 335 RAPID Premium Flexible Adhesive, click here. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lest We Forget

Last post ... daybreak at Gallipoli.
Photo: Mike Bowers
To all those who served our country or lost loved ones,
today and everyday we will remember them, lest we forget.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Fantastic new LATICRETE promotion for the month of May:

>> Get an additional 10 bags of LATICRETE 335 Rapid Premium Flexible Adhesive FREE when you purchase 46 bags <<

Would you like more information on LATICRETE 335 Rapid Premium Flexible Adhesive?
Click here.

Monday, 23 April 2012

LATICRETE Self Levelling Underlayments

LATICRETE 86 LatiLevel is a cementitious powder that is mixed with water to produce a free-flowing selfleveling underlayment mortar for rapid leveling of interior and exterior sub-floors. Can be poured from feather edge to 10mm in one pour. LATICRETE 86 LatiLevel will produce a smooth and flat surface with excellent durability, which is ready for foot traffic in less than 4 hours at 21°C. The primer will increase bond and strength to substrates.

For more information, click here.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Coverings Tile Exposition

 A couple of tilers
 Tile shop people and  tiler ( and me ! )
 Tile shop guys with a Laticrete guy Todd Bartosz
 A couple of tilers and a stone guy
 Laticrete guys Todd Bartosz & Adrian Rivera getting ready for a presentation
 Todd presenting the Pre-Formed shower niche component of the shower system
Todd presenting the Pre-Formed Shower Base with integral drain

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We introduced a range of "Productivity Products" at the Coverings Tile Expo in Orlando Florida this week ranging from Pre-Formed Shower Components to Bonded Flange & Linear Drains.  The Linear Drains are ideal for large module tile floors in showers.

For additional information click here.

Pre-Formed Shower system video here.

Friday, 20 April 2012


Mr. LATICRETE Mexico likes to demonstrate the ease of use and workability of LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout*!

LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout is a patented, high performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO 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, LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.
* United States Invention Patent No.: 6881768 (and other Patents)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Wyllie Tiles (TAS) Visit

Kody and Alex (VIC Technical Sales Reps) and Richard (Australia Sales & Marketing) visit Wyllie Tiles in Launceston, TAS. Wyllie Tiles have supported LATICRETE for many years, and have 4 store locations across Tasmania. For all of your LATICRETE product needs in Tasmania, visit Wyllie Tiles!

Visit the Wyllie Tiles website here.  

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Stone Installation Failure

This photo shows 2 major issues:

  1. The use of spot fixing with cement based adhesive (a competitors adhesive), this does not comply with current industry standards.
  2. This also shows what can happen when laying moisture sensitive stone (sandstone in this case). The bottom row had 100% coverage on the back of the tiles, but due to the high sensitivity of moisture in the stone, the tiles fell off within 48 hours of being laid.
How to combat this problem? Use LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive.

LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. Adhesive spreads easily and cleans with water while fresh. LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive is a factory-proportioned kit consisting of epoxy resin, hardener and chemical resistant silica filler. LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive can be used in interior and exterior (see limitations) walls and floors, wet and dry areas.

Click here for more information. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Worry-Free Protection


Offering consistent colour that will not fade or crack, LATICRETE® SpectraLOCK® PRO Grout* provides maximum stain resistance to protect your mosaic art. Choose from 40 vibrant colours with an optional Dazzle component for up to 220 colour options, including metallic and glow-in-the-dark. 

Click here for more information.

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

Monday, 16 April 2012

LATICRETE Embraces Technology

By utilising MS Tag, we aim to provide you with the most comprehensive and up-to-date LATICRETE product information. 

Friday, 13 April 2012

We Are A Member Of ASAA

LATICRETE Australia is a member of ASAA (Australian Stone Advisory Association). 

ASAA is a bona fide ‘not for profit’ industry association, not a privately run company. It has a Constitution that is accessible to everyone and a set of very simple but vitally important objectives that are designed to “promote the use of Australian stone, both within Australia and overseas.” The Constitution also calls for the facilitation of “greater cooperation between various sectors and competing entities within the Australian Stone Industry for the overall benefit of the industry.”

Thursday, 12 April 2012

LATICRETE iPhone Covers!

iPhone 4/4s Covers

The LATICRETE logo suits these black iPhone covers perfectly.
Send us a message if you would like one!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Being Green

Here in Australia we are committed to being Responsibly Green.

LATICRETE was the first manufacturer of tile and stone installation materials to earn and offer the globally recognized GREENGUARD Environmental Institute's (GEI) certification.

Based on criteria used by the US EPA, OSHA and the USGBC's LEED-CI program, the GREENGUARD certification provides you assurance that the specified LATICRETE Systems meet appropriate indoor air quality standards for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Don't Forget This Month's Fantastic Promotion!

This month, and this month only, LATICRETE will be giving away 50 bags of LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive, when you buy 10 pallets of LATICRETE LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive.

LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive is designed for interior, exterior and submerged installations of all types of glass tiles.
  • Consistent, ultra white colour across the entire application area
  • Optimal bond strength with minimal shrinkage
  • Single component with no admix needed, just add water
  • Superior non-sag performance
  • Smooth and creamy consistancy...

For more information about LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive, click here. For more information about LATICRETE LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive, click here.

To view our past blog entry with the sell sheets for LATICRETE LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive and LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive, click here

Monday, 9 April 2012

Technical Design Manual

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The Mass Transit Tile & Stone Technical Design Manual is now available on the Apple iBook store.

The goal of this manual is to assist the design professional in assessing and specifying the correct installation system for mass transit tile and stone installations.

An entire library of Tile & Stone Technical Design Manuals can be read on-line or downloaded as PDF files - Click here.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Incredible Swimming Pools & Fountains

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Incredible Swimming Pools & Fountains with Lightstreams Glass Tiles installed with Laticrete.

Working on a swimming pool, fountain or waterfeature ?  Invite your local Laticrete Technical Sales Rep to be your consultant !

Click here to contact your local Laticrete Technical Sales Rep.

Click here for additional information, specifications or details on installations of tiles and stone in Swimming Pools & Fountain.

Friday, 6 April 2012

A WIN for Coach Wally's Team!

U/8 Mount Annan Mustang's Team
Coach Wally's daughter Tahlee, is the goalkeeper

The LATICRETE NSW Storeman is fantastic at what he does for LATICRETE, but also has a very important role outside of work - coach to an under 8 soccer team. The Mount Annan Mustang's Team (aka Purple) had a fantastic win on the weekend, 6-0!

Wally is so proud of his team, shown in the below excerpt from the match day report he wrote:

"The purple team dominated both halves. You all played so well and were always in there to win the ball and looked to create opportunities for yourselves and your team mates."  Wrote Wally. "Credit must be given to the team for all their lead up work to secure the shots on goal.  We would of liked to of had a few more trophy’s to hand out today as you were outstanding and you gave us parents plenty to cheer about. Great team effort Purple."

Well done Mount Annan Mustang's Team and Coach Wally! 

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Brisbane Training Facility Hosts MVIS Training Day

Nick Collett demonstrates the LATICRETE MVIS System

If you would like to learn more about LATICRETE MVIS (Masonry Veneer Installation System) or would like to see the product in action, why not attend a training day? For the latest schedule, click here.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Marketing Receives 2 LATICRETE PTK Certificates

Shea Charlish
LATICRETE Australia Marketing & Graphic Design

Shea Charlish recently attended an informative two-day PTK training program in LATICRETE International Headquarters, Bethany, CT, USA.
"The PTK was so fantastic to experience, I leant so much and really benefitted from seeing the products in action and trying them for myself. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to gain experience and knowledge in LATICRETE Tile and Stone Installation Systems to definitely attend a PTK!"
View the latest PTK schedule here. 

Monday, 2 April 2012

Wet Film Gauge

Tile and stone installations are not "water tight" construction.  Install waterproof membrane under tile and stone in wet areas above occupied areas.
LATICRETE 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. LATICRETE Hydro Ban is a single component self curing liquid rubber polymer that forms a flexible, seamless waterproofing membrane. LATICRETE Hydro Ban bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.

To insure correct thickness of liquid applied membranes are installed – use a gauge

Click here if you would like a Wet Film Gauge.

For more information about Hydro Ban, click here

Sunday, 1 April 2012

April Promo!

Happy April!

With the start of the new month comes the start of a new LATICRETE Pty Ltd. promotion! This month, and this month only, LATICRETE will be giving away 50 bags of LATICRETE  Glass Tile Adhesive when you buy 10 pallets of LATICRETE LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive.

LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive is designed for interior, exterior and submerged installations of all types of glass tiles.
*Consistent, ultra white colour across the entire application area
*Optimal bond strength with minimal shrinkage
*Single component with no admix needed, just add water
*Superior non-sag performance
*Smooth and creamy consistancy...

For more information about LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive, click here. For more information about LATICRETE LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive, click here.

To view our past blog entry with the sell sheets for LATICRETE LATAFLEX Gold Adhesive and LATICRETE Glass Tile Adhesive, click here