Thursday, 31 December 2020

Loftus Lane CBD Streetscape





Joe Tabone, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was on this 800m2 jobsite in Loftus Lane, CBD Sydney, NSW. Involved in this streetscape project for Sydney City Council are the designers from Aspect Studios, the builders from Richard Crookes Construction, and the installers from Sam The Paving Man. The project features 100x100x50mm pavers installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products in the "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations brochure are recommended for the installation of ceramic tile, concrete paver and natural stone where an “Extra Heavy Duty” installation that is required normally associated with transit ways, roads, footpaths, and streetscapes.

These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic. Provided that tile or stone are installed in accordance with applicable industry standards and written LATICRETE installation instructions, projects utilising LATICRETE products can qualify for a comprehensive LATICRETE System Warranty. 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations brochure.


Contact LATICRETE to discuss your next project, or for more information call 1800 3310 12 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.
 

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

How to Protect Natural Stone from Stains Using a Stone Sealer


STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer is an advanced sealer, designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains. 

Key Features
  • Maximum protection against most stains
  • Advanced penetrating microbond protection
  • Preserves natural look of stone
  • Water-based formula
  • Interior and exterior 

STONETECH BulletProof Sealer is suitable for a range of natural stone and masonry surfaces such as limestone, honed or textured marble, bluestone, travertine, sandstone, textured or veined granite, flagstone, quartzite, and saltillo tile.

Great for use in high traffic areas such as countertops, backsplashes, entryways, floor and walls. ⁣
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Have questions regarding the use, installation or maintenance of STONETECH or sealed stone?  Contact LATICRETE Technical Services on 1800 331 012.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Melbourne Polytechnic Training


Chris Stenhouse, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, dropped some products for Steve out at Melbourne Polytechnic for their Certificate 3 Waterproofing students at their Epping and Heidelberg training facilities. 

At LATICRETE we are committed to 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.

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

Monday, 28 December 2020

Caulfield North Project Completed

 



LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, Chris Stenhouse, received these project photos, featuring a completed bathroom in Caulfield North, VIC. The architect MGAO had specified LATICRETE installation materials. The bathroom was tiled by Complete Tiling Projects and builder, Quarters Projects. The team used PERMACOLOR® Grout in colour "Silver Shadow" for the installation.

PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking.PERMACOLOR Grout is colour consistent and equipped with Anti-Microbial Protection. As a grout, mix with water only. Ideal for floors and wall in both interior and exterior applications. Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS ISO 13007.3 & 4 as a CG2WAF classification.

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

Friday, 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas!


 To all of our Customers, Colleagues, and Friends! 

The team from LATICRETE Australia wishes you a very Merry Christmas! 
May your day be filled with happiness, good fun, food, family, and friends.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Muswellbrook Pool Underway

 


LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, was recently on-site with the team from Dalski, as they are doing remedial work and rendering on the 1100m2 pool in Muswellbrook, NSW. The pool will feature Serapool tiles from the Pool Tile Company and installed using a range of LATICRETE materials that qualify for a LATICRETE 15 Year Swimming Pool System Warranty.

Products used:

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement and graded aggregates. 226 Thick Bed Mortar was designed for use with 3701 Mortar Admix to produce a latex Portland cement mortar that has exceptional strength. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admix is used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick, and natural stone.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 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. 
  • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant is a one-component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive, and sealant.
  • 254 is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers, and thin brick. 254 provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.


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.

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

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Best Wishes from the Team at LATICRETE Australia!


Today is the last business day at LATICRETE Australia for 2020!

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped shape our business. It has been quite an eventful year for LATICRETE Australia and we want to thank you all for your continued support and partnership - We look forward to working with you in the years to come!

Our offices will be closed from 12pm today, and will be reopening for business as usual on Monday, 11th January 2021.

The team at LATICRETE Australia wishes you and your family happy holidays!

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2019 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!


Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Fox Lane Streetscape Done and Dusted!

 


The team from Ally Civil are closing to completing the streetscape at Fox Lane in Ashfield, NSW. The 600m2 area features brick pavers and has been installed using a full LATICRETE “Extra Heavy Duty” Streetscape system.

LATICRETE products in this system are recommended for the installation of ceramic tile, concrete paver, and natural stone where an “Extra Heavy Duty” installation that is required normally associated with transitways, roads, footpaths, and streetscapes. These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic.


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

Monday, 21 December 2020

Project Spotlight: Baha Mar




There are big projects, and then there are huge projects. And every once in a while there are truly enormous projects. The Baha Mar Casino and Hotel in the Bahaman capital of Nassau is one of those enormous projects, earning the label of the largest construction project in the Western Hemisphere. 

Given the pure scale of the task at hand, unique challenges related to size, international expertise, and the timeline are bound to arise. China Construction America (CCA), the project’s international construction management firm, coordinated the design and assembly of the $4.3 billion resort to include three separate hotels, a 9,290m2 casino, and a 2,787m2 spa. A water feature that spans 182m in circumference and 15m high was also to be built, along with installing tile and stone throughout the resort’s many bathrooms, floors and common areas.

CCA chose to utilize LATICRETE products because of the company’s track record, capacity and product portfolio to meet the needs of this massive undertaking. “The technical expertise of LATICRETE and the company’s international presence lends itself to projects of this size,” said Wayne Hoerning, LATICRETE International Regional Manager for the Caribbean. “We worked with CCA during the Beijing Olympics, so they knew we had a team of experts that could be on the ground within days to deliver high-quality products and service.”

To read the full Project Spotlight, click here.

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, 18 December 2020

Outdoor Training at Yallah TAFE




Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, recently spent the day with 3rd year Landscaping and Construction students at Yallah TAFE, NSW. The focus of the training was on cladding systems and cement-based membranes, including the use of HYDRO BAN® SLURRY and MVIS Veneer Mortar. Well done!

  • HYDRO BAN® SLURRY is a cement-based one component, polymer fortified, waterproofing material that mixes with water and easily apples with brush, roller, or trowel. This product can be used on retaining walls, water features, slabs on ground, and immersed installations. HYDRO BAN SLURRY is suitable for areas requiring negative hydrostatic pressure resistance up to 2.5 BARS and positive hydrostatic pressure up to 5 BARS.
  • MVIS Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified adhesive mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. A high-performance mix provides maximum non-sag performance for vertical installations and also obtains maximum bond strength to the substrate and selected veneers. Masonry Veneer Mortar offers exceptional workability. Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 as a C2TS1

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.

Interested in a demo or customised training for you and your team?  Call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Flinders Pool Project Completed

We are excited to share an update on the Pool by the Sea project with you! The team's from Precision Pool TilingWilliams Group, and Mim Design, have recently completed this 280m2 pool project in Flinders, VIC. A full LATICRETE Pool Tiling System was used on the installation. 

Are you planning a pool project in the near future? LATICRETE has the perfect Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems brochure for you - which includes a LATICRETE System Warranty. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa, and Fountain Tiling System brochure.
  
Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange a demo, call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

LATICRETE Australia Holiday Schedule

 

The end of the year is fast approaching, and LATICRETE Australia will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period. 

Please refer to important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving, Last Business Day for 2020, and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business in 2021. 

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia 2020 Holiday Schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us! 

Call 1800 331 012, email sales@laticrete.com.au or chat with your local LATICRETE Sales Rep!



Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Residential Project Underway






Shane Anderson, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep shared the above photos on this large-format thin porcelain tiles project, which Murray Heazlewood and his team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding have been working on in Brisbane, QLD.

The wall will feature 
large-format thin porcelain tiles which are 2700x1200x6mm and the floor will feature 1200x600x12mm, all installed using the below LATICRETE installation materials:

  • 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. 
  • 254 is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick.
  • 335 is a premium, flexible, 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.

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? 

Call us on 1800 331 012 to find out more about our products, arrange a demo, or email us here. 

Monday, 14 December 2020

Pool Project in Jerrara for Zen Pools



LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, recently visited this job site in Jerrara, NSW. The team from DTR Tiling is working hard to complete this pool project for Zen Pools and Building. The pool features 55m2 of Ezarri glass mosaic tiles, and is being installed using a range of LATICRETE materials.

  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • 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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant is a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant. Particularly for use under HYDRO BAN Waterproof Membrane as a transition fillet and crack filler.
  • 254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers and thin brick.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* provides colour uniformity, durability and ease of installation. Designed for use on tile, glass tile and stone applications, both residential and commercial.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa and Fountains System Brochure.

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. 

Friday, 11 December 2020

Mooloolaba Penthouse Renovation





Wow, check out this project! The team from Skorpil Tiling is currently giving this penthouse with a lap pool and 3x spas, a makeover of the year in Mooloolaba, QLD. Thanks to the renderer masters, All Solid Coatings, Skorpil Tiling will be ready to start tiling! 

LATICRETE products used:

  • 254 - the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive. For interior and exterior installation of ceramic and stone tile, reduced thickness porcelain, quarry tile, pavers, and thin brick. 254 provides long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. 
  • 3701 Mortar Admix - used in place of water, 3701 Mortar Admix improves the working and physical properties of any cement mix and provides an economical and easy way to make permanent, trouble-free installations of ceramic tile, brick, and natural stone.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.
  • HYDRO BAN® - 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. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* a high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • LATASIL™ - a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 


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.

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

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Waterproof Your Project with HYDRO BAN® SLURRY

 

HYDRO BAN® SLURRY is a cement-based one component, polymer fortified, waterproofing material that mixes with water and easily applies with brush, roller, or trowel. This product can be used on retaining walls, water features, slabs on ground, and immersed installations where water resistance or protection from substrate moisture is required. HYDRO BAN SLURRY is suitable for areas requiring negative hydrostatic pressure resistance up to 2.5 BARS and positive hydrostatic pressure up to 5 BARS. 

Features & Benefits
  • Rapid drying for faster time to tile
  • No use of fabric required - greater crack bridging ability with improved productivity
  • Easy to apply, no special techniques involved
  • Bonds directly to metal, PVC, and ABS plumbing fixtures.

Click here for more product information.

Can we interest you in a product demo? Contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, 1800 311 012 or contact us here

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Sydney Streetscape in Progress




Fox Lane in Ashfield, Sydney NSW, is currently undergoing an upgrade thanks to the team from Ally Civil. The 600m2 area will feature brick pavers and is being installed using a full LATICRETE “Extra Heavy Duty” Streetscape system.

LATICRETE products in this system are recommended for the installation of ceramic tile, concrete paver and natural stone where an “Extra Heavy Duty” installation that is required normally associated with transit ways, roads, footpaths and streetscapes. These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic.


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

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

LATICRETE Australia eNewsletter


This year has truly flown by! 
Welcome our comprehensive newsletter for 2020!

It’s no secret that the biggest headline of the year has been the global impact of COVID-19. Many businesses and families have struggled, but thanks to our customers and their continued support, LATICRETE Australia has remained busy with ongoing projects and new opportunities.

Just some of the newsworthy topics in this issue: 

  • Technical Services article: Efflorescence and tile installation systems
  • Technical Tips: Tiling and grouting in hot weather
  • Project Spotlights: Residential Projects in Wahroonga, NSW, and Richmond, VIC
  • Australian projects using LATICRETE installation systems
  • Our 2020 holiday schedule with reopening dates, plus loads more!

Click here to read our January - November 2020 eNewsletter. Happy reading!

For more information on LATICRETE installation materials, product demos, or technical support, phone LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.