Friday, 28 February 2020

Head To Amber Mona Vale!


LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the tile and stone installation industry. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install.

Amber Mona Vale, is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE installation materials. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock or give them a call!

Address: 25 Barrenjoey Road (Entry via Harkeith St), Mona Vale NSW 2103
Tel: (02) 9997 7744

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

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Missouri's Veterans Memorial




In 1968, veteran Jim Eddleman promised himself that if he survived the Vietnam War he would one day honour his comrades and those who’ve also bravely served the United States. His dream finally came true with the opening of Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial in Perryville, USA.

Eddleman and his wife contributed a staggering $2.5 million, as well as donated 47 acres of land that had been in his family for three generations. In addition to several onsite educational facilities, such as a museum and welcome centre, Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial main feature is a full-size replica of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“When I first heard of this project, I asked how they planned to clean, seal and maintain the wall. When I came to the realisation that they had not planned on this, I went to LATICRETE and knew that they would want to be involved,” said Joel Tully, founder of Trends in Tile, LATICRETE stockist.

As recommended by LATICRETE National Sales Manager Marcella Prado, Trends in Tile and contractor, Richardet Floor Covering, sealed the panels using STONETECH® BulletProof Sealer, an advanced sealer designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains. After the sealing was complete, Trends in Tile and Richardet Floor Covering trained the memorial staff on how to maintain the granite panels with STONETECH Revitalizer® Cleaner and Protector.

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.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

LATICRETE Chosen for Apprenticeship Assessment



Tiling apprentice Christian recently completed this assessment piece with Probuild Tiling in VIC. The assessment was to demonstrate the ability to tile on curved surfaces and a range of LATICRETE materials were used including:


Great work Christian!

Contact us to discuss your next project. Do you require technical support on your job site, or want FREE product samples? Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Large Format Tile Installation


 





Murray Heazlewood and the team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding recently completed this residential project in Hamilton, QLD. The 18m2 project features 3000x1500 large format tiles installed with a range of LATICRETE products including HYDRO BAN® and 254 Platinum. 

  • 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 that bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates. 
  • 254 Platinum is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set adhesive for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, reduced thickness porcelain, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick. 254 Platinum, designed to just mix with water, has a long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability.

Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? The LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Installation Systems brochure provides information on products that are engineered for residential tile and stone installations. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Residential Tile & Stone Brochure.

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

Monday, 24 February 2020

'The Garden Courtyard' Mural

 

This wonderful mural commission, "The Garden Courtyard" was recently completed by mosaic artist Sandy Robertson in QLD, and will be featured in a local nursing home.

"This fantasy, floral mural hopefully will bring joy, happiness, and inspiration in a very special mosaic flower and veggie garden precinct. HeART and soul mosaics with Laticrete all the way!" ~ Sandy Robertson.

The mural was installed onto cement sheeting and a range of LATICRETE materials were used throughout the project including: 
  • 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. 
  • 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive - 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.
  • 254 Platinum - the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick.
  • 4237 Latex Additive - specially designed latex additive for use with 211 Powder to make high strength latex thin-set bed up to 13 mm and medium bed up to 15 mm mortars.
If you would like to know more about Sandy's artworks and learn mosaic methods at Studio OzMosaics Brisbane, head to www.ozmosaics.com.au.

For more information on LATICRETE products, FREE samples, technical support or to arrange a demo, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.

Friday, 21 February 2020

Out With the Old, In With the New!

Old Packaging

New 335 
New 335 Rapid

Announcement: Update to Product Packaging 


For over 60 years, LATICRETE has led the industry with pioneering advancements - developing high-performance building materials for architects and construction professionals worldwide. From time-tested to ground-breaking, our broad product portfolio provides superior quality and value.  

We have listened to you, our valued customers, and we are excited to announce that our packaging is being updated to include easier identification on a range of LATICRETE products. 

Some key features are: 

  • The sides of the bags now include a solid colour bar
  • Shorter product names allow for the product name to stand out
  • 335 colour category bar is now green
  • 335 RAPID has its own bag
  • 4237 changing from 19L to 20L
  • 254 colour category bar is now dark green 

We are excited to share the newly designed packaging for 335 and 335 RAPID adhesive will be the first to hit the market

335 and 335 RAPID are high-performance thin-bed adhesives 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.

Features & Benefits:
  • Interior and exterior use
  • High performance flexible cement-based adhesive
  • High tack, non-sag
  • Easy to use - plastic and workable

Keep your eyes peeled for future updates across our social media pages, plus exciting announcements on new products to be rolled out in 2020!

For more information contact your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep on 1800 331 012 or email us 
here.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Training at Trend Tiles





Craig Hunter and Joe Tabone, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Reps, were recently at Trend Tiles Australia providing hands-on training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*. 

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a patented, high-performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy-to-use, non-sag formula.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site technical support and demos, as well as in-house structured and tailored, product-specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile & stone installation practices, and industry standards.


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

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

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

On-Site With Stanmor Ceramics



LATICRETE was recently on-site with Roger from Stanmor Ceramics in VIC. The team is working on a 500m2 facade project at Melbourne Central, which features Bluestone installed on an engineered block wall using mechanical fixing and LATAPOXY® 310 Stone Adhesive. 

LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a two-component, high strength epoxy adhesive, which is formulated for spot bonding fixing method of tile and stone installations on vertical surfaces. LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C.

Features & Benefits
  • Fast Permanent Bond - 45 minutes to 1 hour set time
  • Easy to Use - 1:1 mixing ratio by volume
  • Non-Staining - ideal for white and light coloured marbles, other stones and tiles
  • Withstands shock and vibration 
  • Durable permanent bond, will not deteriorate over time
  • Non-Sag - when applied up to 25 mm thick
Click here for more product information. 

Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us about your next project, call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

NSW Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Seminar


Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Product Training Course
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 

This is a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and HYDRO BAN® waterproofing & crack isolation membrane.

Course Outline:
  • Regulations & standards
  • Contractors responsibilities 
  • Products
  • Waterproofing & epoxy issues
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Assessment
  • Contractors certificate 

Where: LATICRETE Technical Training Centre, Smeaton Grange NSW
Date: 
Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

Time
8:30am - 11.30pm: Hands-on training with SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout.
12:00pm - 3:00pm: Hands-on training with HYDRO BAN waterproofing/crack isolation membrane.

For more information and to book your seat contact:
Glenn Mannix – 0434 781 227
Craig Hunter – 0418 761 428

Be quick to book your seat - spots are limited!

Monday, 17 February 2020

On-Site with F.C Tiling

 



LATICRETE was recently on-site with Fernando from FC Tiling in VIC, providing hands-on training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*. The project consists of a 15m2 balcony tiled with 1200mm x 230mm porcelain tiles. Products were purchased from Tilers Warehouse in Narre Warren.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a patented, high-performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy-to-use, non-sag formula.

LATICRETE is committed to educating and providing technical support. We provide on-site technical support and demos, as well as in-house structured and tailored, product-specific courses that cover commercial, residential, industrial tile & stone installation practices, and industry standards. 

Contact us to discuss your next project. Do you require technical support on your job site, or want FREE product samples? Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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

Friday, 14 February 2020

Hands-on Demos at Bayset

Bayset Campbellfield 

Jake from Kobra Tiling trying out SPECTRALOCK®

Bayset Doveton

Corey Downes, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep was at Bayset in Doveton and Campbellfield, VIC.

Tradies had the opportunity to chat with Corey and participated in hands-on demos with LATICRETE waterproofing and epoxy grout 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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour durability and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. It can be used for interior, exterior, and immersed applications.

Are you interested in training for your team or a trade event? 

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

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

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Southern Bricks & Pavers have Moved!


LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the tile and stone installation industry. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install.

Southern Bricks & Pavers in Ulladulla NSW have just moved into their new premises. Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock or give them a call!

Address: 14 Blackburn Road, Ulladulla NSW 2539 
Tel: (02) 4454 3382
Email: info@southernbricks.com.au

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

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The Callistemon Seat Mosaic



Mosaic artists Lee FullARTon and Denise Chard worked on a community mosaic project at Claremont Special School in Ipswich, QLD and they shared their project with us:

“In mid-2019 collaborating artists Lee FullARTon and Denise Chard began planning a mosaic installation of approximately 16m2 for an existing two-tiered cement seat located in the communal area of Claremont Special School in Ipswich, QLD. The installation was funded by the Queensland Government Gambling Fund. Lee and Denise worked with eight pre-vocational students and two teacher aides, once a week, over two school terms.

The concept and design was drawn up in the studio and each week the students worked on the motifs, which captures the local Callistemon Tree that is featured throughout the school grounds and the local area. The students were taught how to use mosaic leponetts to cut 20mm glass tiles and adhere to fiberglass mesh panels using small amounts of 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, following a cartoon pattern that was secured underneath the mesh.

Once the 90 mosaic panels were complete, preparation commenced on the seat. To begin, the substrate for the seat was prepared by applying 2 coats of HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane. The mosaic panels were then adhered to the seats using 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, and grouted with PERMACOLOR® Grout in ‘Slate Grey’.

A final clean up and polish of the seat was carried out to complete the Callistemon Seat Project. It is now enjoyed by the staff and students of Claremont Special School.

The LATICRETE products used were excellent and performed beyond our expectations on the vertical situations. As in the past, we will certainly be using LATICRETE products for all future projects.”  - Denise Chard.

To see more of Denise and Lee’s mosaic art head to the Denise Chard Creative Glass Designs Facebook page, or http://www.leefullarton.com/
For more information on LATICRETE permanent trouble-free installation products, training, or technical advice, contact your local LATICRETE representative on 1800 331 012 - or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*



SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a patented high performance epoxy grout which offers colour uniformity, durability, and ease of installation. SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is designed for use on tile, glass tile, and stone applications, both residential and commercial. It can be used both interior and exterior on floors and walls, and is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.

Key Features
  • Meets performance requirements of AS ISO 13007-3
  • Equipped with anti-microbial technology
  • Uniform colour – no blotchiness or shading
  • Easy to maintain, cleanable to the original colour
  • Improved non-sag formula for walls and doors

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

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

Monday, 10 February 2020

Cronulla Pool Complete!




Wow, what a great finish! Recently we shared this pool project from the team at Endless Landscapes in Cronulla NSW. This 110m2 project is now complete and looks amazing! 
The pool features Bisazza tiles, and limestone paver surrounds supplied by Sareen Stone.

LATICRETE materials used:
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - 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.
  • 254 Platinum the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - a patented, high-performance epoxy grout which offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy-to-use, non-sag formula.

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.

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

Friday, 7 February 2020

Grout Training at Amber Stanmore




Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was recently at Amber Stanmore training the team on all things grout, including hands-on demos with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and PERMACOLOR® Grout.  

Head to Amber Stanmore today and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock! 

Address: 148 Parramatta Road, Stanmore NSW 2048
Phone: (02) 8257 3500

LATICRETE is proud of its commitment to supplying tilers with the most up-to-date information and products available in the ceramic tile and stone installation industry today. Our products are engineered to be fast and productive for the tiler to install. 

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