Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Demo at Volare Concepts, Geelong

Fred Gray - LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager

Fred Gray (LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager) and Alex Kralefski (VIC Technical Sales Rep) recently demonstrated the power of LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout at the Volare Concepts store in Geelong - Master Builders Association night.

Have you heard about our STAIN PROOF LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout? For more information, click here.

Friday, 27 July 2012

LATICRETE Helps Adbri Masonry at the HIA Renovate & Build Expo

Nick Collett preparing the LATICRETE Masonry Pointing Mortar.
Mr. Sujit Singh smiles for the camera!

Nick Collett (QLD Technical Sales Rep) along with visiting International LATICRETE guest from LATICRETE/RAK (UAE) Mr. Sujit Singh were on hand today at the Adbri Masonry booth at the HIA Renovate & Build Expo in Brisbane. Adbri Masonry have put together some beautiful stone installations which they used LATICRETE Masonry Veneer System (MVIS). 

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.

If you are attending the HIA Renovate & Build Expo today, tomorrow or Sunday, why not stop in and see the Adbri Masonry booth as well as the installation of their feature walls with LATICRETE MVIS. For more info, click here.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

A Visit to Pulvirenti Tiles

Alex Kralefski (VIC LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep) visited Sam and the team at Pulvirenti Tiles in Wangaratta, VIC. Alex commented that "showing our continual support to them reflects their support to us".

Pulvirenti Tiles
Phone: +61 3 5721 3300
Mobile: +61 417 525 405Address: 60 Norton St, Wangaratta, VIC 3677

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Some Design Professionals Do Some Pretty Incredible Work!

This beautiful Bath House project was created by Arkit in Australia. In the project they used LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout, LATICRETE 290 Super Floor & Wall Thin-Set Adhesive fortified with LATICRETE 4237 Latex Additive. 

Phone: + 61 3 9416 3615
Fax: + 61 3 9416 3616
Email: info@arkit.com.au
Web: www.arkit.com.au

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Follow Us On Pinterest!

LATICRETE Australia is now on the addictive image and video sharing network, Pinterest. Images for projects, tile and stone inspiration, product videos and promotions are added frequently.

Click here to follow us.

Monday, 23 July 2012

LATICRETE Australia National Sales Meeting

With an intensive 3 day sales meeting completed, the team at LATICRETE Australia all agreed many new things were learnt about our products as well as each other. We were very focused before, but the Sales Meeting allowed us to re-focus our attention and highlight and improve all elements of LATICRETE Australia. Stay tuned for some exciting new innovations from LATICRETE Australia!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Intensive National Sales Meeting - Hands On Demos

The LATICRETE Australia National Sales Meeting is currently taking place in Head Office - Brisbane. This morning the team participated in one of many hands-on demonstrations that will take place today.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Nice Car!

LATICRETE USA sponsors Joe and Jennifer Ternullo’s son Joey (see his race car above!). Middletown Ceramic's is a valued contractor user of LATICRETE products.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Marketing Creates Mosaic

Shea and Rebecca from LATICRETE Australia Marketing recently created an eye-catching mosaic mural to brighten up the office. Both loved working with the LATICRETE products, and especially loved the extra pizazz the Dazzle added to the LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout.

For more information on LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout with Dazzle, click here.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout in Nursing Home

Bill Adams Tiling uses stain proof LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout in this mosaic swimming pool in a Nursing Home.

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.

For more information on LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout, click here.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Welcome Ruby!

Big sister Matilda holds baby Ruby

LATICRETE Australia wishes a big congratulations to VIC Storeman Anthony and his fiancé Nicole who welcomed their beautiful little bundle of joy, Ruby Madison Grace into the world last week.

Friday, 13 July 2012

LATICRETE Light-Weight Technology

LATICRETE Australia has many innovative products that have been specifically designed to have light-weight technology. These products are rubber based and have very high sag resistance, good bond strength and excellent workability. Included in the light-weight 'system' of products are:

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Successful Knowledge Exchange at Wyllie Tiles

Fred addressing the group

Alex Kralefski (VIC Technical Sales Rep) and Fred Gray (LATICRETE Australia Technical Services Manager) are in Tasmania this week holding informative Knowledge Exchange Seminars with the Wyllie Tiles Group tilers and builders. The Knowledge Exchange is specifically focusing on LATICRETE 86 LatiLevel™, LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System  and also LATICRETE Hydro Ban, with hands-on demonstrations.

Click here to see a list of dates and locations for the next informative LATICRETE Knowledge Exchange in your area.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Quality & Versatility with LATICRETE PermaColor™ Grout

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

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

LATICRETE Queensland Creates Demo Shower Display

Nick and Rick using LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed

Nick and Reuben

Nick and Reuben (QLD Technical Sales Reps) along with Rick (LATICRETE Australia Sales & Marketing) create a demonstration LATICRETE Shower Display using a variety of LATICRETE products. Stage one; creating the shower base they used LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed over LATICRETE Hydro Ban (waterproof membrane). Also used was the new LATICRETE Shower Drains for premium performance.
  • For more information on LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed click here.
  • For more information on LATICRETE Hydro Ban click here.
  • For more information on LATICRETE Shower Drains click here.

Stay tuned for progress photos!

Monday, 9 July 2012

LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive at Work Again!

LATICRETE 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive was used in this beautiful pool and feature walls. A high performance and versatile adhesive used in the pool, used for fixing the sandstone, and also used in fixing the stackstone.

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.

Click here for more information.

Friday, 6 July 2012

A Beautiful LATICRETE Mosaic Table

Alex Kralefski (VIC Technical Sales Rep) has created this beautiful LATICRETE mosaic coffee table that he drinks his coffee on every morning. Very precise and very stunning, well done Alex!

Thursday, 5 July 2012


Steve from Rosa Property Services seen here picking up LATICRETE products at Johnson Tiles in Bayswater loves LATICRETE Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive!

LATICRETE® Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive –The unique composition adds workability, flexibility and reduces shrinkage of the adhesive. This adhesive is up to 40% higher performing than normal cement based adhesives. LATICRETE Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive is suitable for use on cement sheet, suitable waterproof membranes, renders, screeds and masonry surfaces, both internally and externally. Also suitable for plasterboard in internal areas. LATICRETE Ultra X8 Polymer Fortified Flexible Adhesive can be fortified with LATICRETE Latex Additives for a wide range of installations. Exceeds the requirements for a C1TES1 Classification.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

When the Cats Away, the Maroon's Will Play!

Jamie and Annie discussing
tonights decider State of Origin Game
Or, the real culprit!

After living in Queensland for 5 years, LATICRETE Australia's Production Manager Jamie Young decided that this year would be the year to convert from following the loosing Blue's to backing the winning Maroon's!!

Welcome to team Maroon Jamie!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

LATICRETE / Elite Interiors Knowledge Exchange

L - R: Kathy (Elite Interiors),
Nick Collett (LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep)
and Nick (Elite Interiors)

Nick Collett (QLD Sales Rep) recently held an informative and successful Knowledge Exchange Afternoon in conjunction with Elite Interiors in the Northern Territory. Nick demonstrated LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout, which is a stain proof grout to the attendees, and all were amazed at its capabilities and ease of use.

For more information on LATICRETE SpectraLOCK PRO Grout, click here.

Also seen on a job site in Darwin...!


Monday, 2 July 2012

July Promotion

Take a look at the fantastic promotion we have for July.

LATICRETE Sure Set is a superior polymer fortified cementitous thin-set which eliminates the need for back buttering large format tile and stone. LATICRETE Sure Set is mixed with water and has unique wetting characteristics which yield maximum coverage on larger tile and stone. This also allows the installer to quickly and easily install tile in a drop, adjust and go method.

LATICRETE Sure Set is designed for interior installations on floors for large format tile and stone allowing complete coverage without back buttering. LATICRETE Sure Set can be used in thin bed or medium bed applications in both wet and dry areas.

For more information on LATICRETE Sure Set, please click here. 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Green Construction Codes

Technical Service Advisory - 2012 IgCC Codes - Impact on Exterior Veneer Applications

The newly released 2012 International Green Construction Codes (IgCC) include new energy conservation requirements that will impact the installation and specification of exterior adhered tile & stone veneers.

Chapter 6 – Energy Conservation, Efficiency and CO2 Emission Reduction covers the requirements to create a more energy efficient building envelope. The area that affects direct adhered tile or stone veneers is as follows:

Air leakage – the use of LATICRETE Waterproofing Membranes (LATICRETE® Hydro Ban, LATICRETE 9235 Waterproofing Membrane and LATICRETE Air & Water Barrier) can be used to effectively reduce air leakage in building envelopes.

Appendix A – Normative Appendix A (ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1) – Prescriptive Building Envelope Tables – these tables include the minimum R value requirements for various wall constructs (both residential and commercial) to demonstrate compliance with the new energy codes.

Appendix B – Normative Appendix B – Prescriptive Continuous Air Barrier – Building Materials that demonstrate compliance with these requirements must have an air permeability not to exceed 0.02L/s.m2 under a pressure differential of 75 Pa  when tested in accord with ASTM E2178. LATICRETE Hydro Ban and LATICRETE Air & Water Barrier pass this requirement.

With these new requirements potentially in play for adhered exterior veneer projects; please closely examine the details / images below of two of several exterior veneer options that include a layer of rigid foam insulation which in many cases would satisfy the energy requirement. However, bear in mind that the project design professional / engineer must make the final R-value contributions, total energy calculation and decide how to incorporate the various building envelope materials into the design of the veneer system.

Have  questions or concerns on this subject or like to discuss your tile or stone installation ?  Call our technical support team 1800 33 10 12 or send us an email: technicalservice@laticrete.com.au
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