Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sing A Rainbow!

This photo was taken this morning of the LATICRETE QLD Head Office, which just so happens to be the 'pot of gold' at the end of the beautiful rainbow!

Monday, 28 May 2012

LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout - Demo in Emerald

Nick Collett (QLD Technical Sales Rep) recently completed a LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout demo with Dazzle on his trip to Emerald. 

Once the demo was completed, the owner stated that he was going to offer this as an upgrade option for his builders clients. This is the perfect upgrade for any new home!

Would you like a LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep to visit you and demonstrate the LATICRETE products? Click here to enquire. 

Friday, 25 May 2012

Spot Bond Fail

These images were taken outside an architectural firm's office of a spot bond fail. The installer didn't take into account the moisture sensitive stone (blue stone) they were installing (with a competitors product).

For this application, LATICRETE recommends LATICRETE LATAPOXY 300 Adhesive. For more information, click here.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Informative Waterproofing Training Held In VIC

Alex Kralefski (VIC Technical Sales Rep)
demonstrating waterproofing a shower cubicle

Fred Gray (Technical Services Manager)

Fred Gray (Technical Services Manager) teaching a class
of tilers
LATICRETE Victoria Training Facility held an informative training seminar on waterproofing yesterday. 

LATICRETE holds many training seminars throughout the year on many aspects of tile and stone installation. If you are interested in attending a training seminar or would like have a look at available seminars; click here.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A Sophisticated Mosaic Pool

Jason from Adept Pools installing LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout into a pool in Newcastle. Another great installation from commercial to residential, we can offer a system to suit.

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.

LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout comes in 40 different colours.

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

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Impressive Mosaic Mural by USA Students

This beautiful mosaic mural was created along a bike trail by art students as their summer project in Old Town Albuquerque, USA. The wall is the sound barrier next to the freeway. LATICRETE International donated LATICRETE 254 Platinum for this project.

Well done to all involved, it certainly brightens the trail!

Monday, 21 May 2012

LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive

LATICRETE® 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a superior crack prevention and sound isolation adhesive. Independently tested to ANSI A118.12 specification for crack isolation for ceramic tile and stone installations and independently tested to ASTM E2179 and ASTM E492 for impact sound isolation. LATICRETE 125 Sound & Crack Adhesive is a single component adhesive which takes the place of costly time consuming membrane or mat systems by allowing for faster, more effective tile or stone installations.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Working with Stone from the Top, Down!

A recent LATICRETE MVIS (Masonry Veneer Installation System) demonstration. As you can see from the above photo, with LATICRETE MVIS, you are able to work with veneer from the top, down.

To read more about this amazing system of products, click here.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

A Fantastic Demo at Tile Shed, VIC

Alex Kralefski (VIC Technical Sales Rep) recently demonstrated LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout to the team at Tile Shed, VIC. Owners John and Gus really enjoyed the demo, along with the rest of the team and commented how easy the product was to use. 

"The team at the Tile Shed were so receptive to learning about LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout, it was a pleasure to spend time with them" said Alex. 

Would you like a LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep in your area to visit you and demonstrate a particular product? Click here to enquire. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Nice Shirt!

A wonderfully bright LATICRETE bike shirt worn by Bud Morris, who is one of the owners of the Tiles for Less chain in the USA, and a friend of LATICRETE for over 30 years.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

How to Float in a Cardboard Box in a Swimming Pool!

Michael Rothberg
Michael Rothberg found out at an early age that LATICRETE 9235 Waterproofing Membrane applied to the outside of a cardboard box, is the perfect product to make a boat!

Not only does this demonstrate great boat building, but it shows how well LATICRETE 9235 Waterproofing Membrane seals and waterproofs even porous material.

For more information on LATICRETE 9235 Waterproofing Membrane, click here.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Education & Training

"went to the Laticrete PTK and loved it, great class."

The Laticrete Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is an intensive training program specifically developed for ceramic tile and stone industry distributors, dealers, and other industry professionals who want to gain knowledge regarding construction industry practices & standards and become familiar with Laticrete products. Experienced faculty utilizes both classroom instruction and hands-on product demonstrations. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet with key Laticrete personnel.

Click here for additional information and program locations & schedules

Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Future Is Here !

Computer Rendered Tile Floor 
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Rendering courtesy of Samantha Rothberg using AutoCAD 3D

Building Information Modeling
We know how to spell BIM !
We can help you implement BIM

At Laticrete we differentiate ourselves from our competitors with our in-depth technical support, expertise, global experience, history and leading edge technologies. Technologies such as our Smart Phone App, our understanding and support of BIM compliant information and our system approach to tile and stone installation materials, methods and technologies. Facades, swimming pools, medical, commercial and transit facilities are among our core competencies.

Our extensive library of Technical Design Manuals for tile and stone installations in specific application areas, are valuable resources for the design and construction community. Click here to view the library of Tile and Stone Technical Design Manuals.

Our 'in-your-office' as well as our 'on-your-jobsite' technical support services compliment our customised specifications and details for your specific project's requirements. Click here to contact our Technical support team.

Depend on us to be your tile and stone installation materials and methods Technical Consultants.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Sydneysiders Visit Texas

Australians going hands-on in a tile and stone installation materials educational program at the LATICRETE Dallas Texas training centre wth the Daltile and LATICRETE Teams.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cute Joshua

Very cute baby, Joshua Sutton is keeping warm with a personalised LATICRETE blue baby blanket. Proud parents are Mark and Kim Sutton. Mark works at Macarthur Tiles in NSW, which is a LATICRETE distributor.

We wish Mark, Kim and Joshua all the best from LATICRETE Australia!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Alex Demo's SpectraLOCK PRO Grout at Luscombe, The Tile People

Jason Luscombe (Luscombe, The Tile People) & Staff with
LATICRETE products and the completed demo board
VIC Technical Sales Rep Alex Kralefski visited Luscombe, The Tile People to give a product demonstration. The demo was on LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout, which Staff found surprisingly easy to work with after participating in the demo. Soon after, sales took place, even with the amazing Dazzle component that can be added to LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout to make it sparkle or glow!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Lenny Kravitz Tiles!

Photo via Freshome
Photo via Freshome
Photo via Freshome

Rocker Lenny Kravitz has unveiled his new collection of three-dimensional wall tiles. The singer says he was inspired by moving water and has debuted the tiles with the Italian firm LEA Ceramiche.

LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive would be the perfect choice to install these beautiful dimensional tiles.  LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive is a flexible cementitious high performance bagged powder to be mixed with water to install low absorption ceramic tile, porcelain tile and natural stone using the thin-set method of installation. Exceeds the requirements of AS4992.1&2 classification C2TES1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications, superior bond to masonry. The ultimate thin-set for porcelain and glass tile.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Falling Stone!

These photos show the  importance of using the right adhesive for the right application. This is Stakestone falling off a competitor's adhesive (which was a low grade off-white cement based adhesive.)

By using the LATICRETE MVIS (Masonry Veneer Installation System) these issues can be eliminated. The LATICRETE MVIS provides the solution by offering a comprehensive quality controlled installation system. Utilising proven materials, LATICRETE MVIS products include a revolutionary waterproofing membrane, polymer fortified adhesive mortars that provide non-sag performance, a scratch and brown coat mortar, a masonry pointing mortar and a 100% silicone sealant.

For more information on LATICRETE MVIS, click here.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Tile & Stone eBooks

Click on images to enlarge

Laticrete is committed to innovation. Innovation in tile & stone installation materials, methods & technologies.  Innovation in services and support for the design & construction community. 

Progressive architects & designers, distributors and tile contractors have learned to appreciate the rapid access to information via e-books on tablet devices such as the iPad, Nook, and Kindle.

People in the Design & Construction community are now using iPads & tablet devices regularly for business purposes. Laticrete quickly recognized this trend and now provides a library of Tile & Stone Installation Technical Design Manuals as well as Specifications,  Drawings / Details and Brochures for your iPad or tablet.

Bill Gates prophesy of "Information At Your Finger Tip" has arrived.

Friday, 4 May 2012

On a Jobsite

A visit to Rosalie in Brisbane, saw an impressive pool being tiled by Andrew Vale Tiling. The LATICRETE products being used are LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive and LATICRETE PermaColor Grout.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Get Connected!

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

LATICRETE Building Information Modeling

LATICRETE Building Information Modeling (BIM) information has been updated on the Autodesk Seek website, and new  “methods” have been created and added to the Autodesk Seek website.

These new methods include  5 methods for installation of LATICRETE MVIS  products on exterior facades. This new BIM info / methods are listed below:

  • MVIS 103 - Cement Backer Board (Exterior) - Thin Bed with LATICRETE Masonry Pointing Mortar
  • MVIS E101 (E) - Concrete or Masonry Wall (Exterior) - Thick Bed Over Metal Lath with LATICRETE Masonry Pointing Mortar
  • MVIS E102 (E) - Concrete or Masonry Wall (Exterior) - Thin Bed with LATICRETE Masonry Pointing Mortar
  • MVIS E103 (E) - Concrete or Masonry Wall (Exterior) - Thick Bed with LATICRETE Masonry Pointing Mortar
  • MVIS E104 (E) - Solid Backing, Plaster, Exterior Sheathing, or Masonry (Exterior) - Thick Bed Over Metal Lath with LATICRETE Masonry Pointing Mortar