Friday, 31 July 2020

Matthew Flinders Anglican College Project





The team from Skorpil Tiling have been working on this project with Integral Constructions, at the Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. The project features 400m2 of granite installed with a range of LATICRETE materials.

LATICRETE products used: 
  • 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.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking.
  • LATASIL™ - a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 

Contact LATICRETE to discuss your next project - call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Hurry, Only 24 Hours to Enter!


Hurry! Only 24 hours left to enter our competition! In celebrating the launch of our new product, PERMACOLOR® NS Grout, we are GIVING away 1x GoPro to a lucky installer on Instagram!

Entering on Instagram is easy! 
  • Follow @laticreteaustralia 
  • Take a photo of PERMACOLOR NS on your project/job-site
  • Use the tags #laticreteauwin and #permacolorns 

Entries close 31st July 2020. Multiple projects are allowed. Winner will be picked at random and will be announced on Tuesday 4th August 2020, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia and on Instagram. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion. Photos must include PERMACOLOR NS in it to be entered into the competition. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Reno at The Kent Hotel Completed





We recently shared a renovation project at The Kent Hotel in Hamilton, NSW, by the team from Newcastle Surface Collective. We are excited to share the above-completed project photo's with you! A full LATICRETE system was used and the materials were supplied by Amber Kotara.

When selecting an installation system for your project, consider the value and peace of mind that a LATICRETE warranty can bring. LATICRETE provides comprehensive commercial and residential warranty programs. However, our best guarantee is our 60 years of experience with industrial, commercial, and residential installations in every imaginable climate around the world. 
By using the combinations of products shown to form a complete single-source system, both the term and the scope of the warranty are dramatically increased, including up to a lifetime warranty! Click here to view/download LATICRETE Installation System Warranties. 
Contact LATICRETE to discuss your next project - call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

BulletProof® Project!




Tile Art in NSW have completed this great installation at a private residence in Sydney, NSW. The project features stone flagging and sealed with STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer. 

STONETECH BulletProof Sealer delivers maximum protection against the toughest stains while preserving the natural look of natural stone surfaces. A water-based formula for interior and exterior use.
  • Advanced penetrating micro-bond protection
  • Natural-looking - does not alter the look of stone or tile
  • Maximum protection against oil and water-based stains
  • Water-based, low VOC, low odour, environmentally friendly

STONETECH BulletProof Sealer is suitable for natural stone surfaces such as granite, limestone, travertine, sandstone, basalt/bluestone, as well as concrete and masonry. Click here for more info.

If you have any questions regarding the use, installation, or maintenance of STONETECH  contact LATICRETE 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Beautiful Cladded Home


What a beautiful facade! The team from Common Works have been busy installing South Australian Limestone for this residential facade in Picton, NSW. The project consists of 600m2 of stone supplied by Bunzl, installed with a wide range of LATICRETE materials including: 

  • 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.
  • 254 adhesive is the ultimate one-step, polymer fortified, thin-set mortar for interior and exterior installation of ceramic tile, stone, quarry tile, pavers, and brick.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications.

Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange FREE samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Last Week to Enter!


Best be quick - not much time left to enter our competition and WIN a GoPro! Competition closes next week 31/7/2020.

In celebrating the launch of our new product, PERMACOLOR® NS Grout we are GIVING away 1x GoPro to a lucky installer on Instagram!

Entering on Instagram is easy! 
  • Follow @laticreteaustralia 
  • Take a photo of PERMACOLOR NS on your project/job-site
  • Use the tags #laticreteauwin and #permacolorns 

Enter before 31st July 2020. Multiple projects are allowed. Winner will be picked at random and will be announced on Tuesday 4th August 2020, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia and on Instagram. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion. Photos must include PERMACOLOR NS in it to be entered into the competition. 

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Product Spotlight: LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield



LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a two-component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates. Use over dry and damp concrete and other masonry substrates to reduce the moisture vapour emission to facilitate the correct installation of membranes, tiles, vinyl, timber, adhesives, or other floor coverings that require protection from moisture.

Key Features
  • Easy to use - rolls on like paint
  • Cures in 24 hours
  • Can be applied over green concrete (minimum 7 days old)

Click here for more product information.

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

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Reno in Hamilton

 




Renovations are currently underway on the balcony at The Kent Hotel in Hamilton, NSW. Tiling contractors, Newcastle Surface Collective are using a full LATICRETE system, which consists of the below installation materials, all supplied by Amber Kotara.

  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in the 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® Fillet & Sealant is a one component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant.
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement and graded aggregates.
  • 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.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking.

Contact LATICRETE to discuss your next project - call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Braidwood Pool - Covered & Protected


From a concrete shell to this - you may recall we shared the Braidwood Pool back in May. We are excited to share an update on this project.

The team at Endevour Pools show how they have completely covered this public pool in Braidwood protecting their work against the elements, while a full LATICRETE pool tiling installation system is being used for the 400m2 pool.

Conventional Portland cement tile setting beds, thin-set adhesive mortars, groups, and cement plasters are often permanently damaged when subject to below-freezing temperatures immediately after installation. The water content of a mortar turning into ice often results in Portland cement gel structure rupturing with a significant loss in strength, flexibility, and durability. Subsequent repairs to the damaged work and resulting site delays are extremely costly.  

There is a simple rule to follow when the temperature is low during installation: The 10ºC Rule – for every 10ºC below 21ºC, Portland cement, and epoxy-based materials take twice as long to cureClick here to continue reading our helpful hints for Cold weather tiling & grouting.

Contact us on 1800 331 012 to discuss your next project, arrange a demo, request FREE samples, technical support, or email us here.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Installation of Large Format Tile and Stone

Contractor: SEQ Tiling and Cladding 
Twenty to twenty-five years ago choosing tile was simple. Floor tiles were typically 200x200mm and wall tiles were 100x100mm. There were a couple dozen options for colour on the floor and several options for wall tile colour. The old saying, “you can have any colour you want as long as it’s white” was not far from the truth. With the tremendous advances in technology and materials, the average tile installation is no longer average.

For many years the tile manufacturing trend was to create a wider variety of textures and colours for stone, but more recently there has been a trend to manufacture and install larger and larger tile.

Large format tile was considered to be 300x300mm and was on the cutting edge of technology. Now tile is available from 10x10 mm glass mosaic to 1220x1220mm porcelain and larger.

Some advantages of having large format tile installed include:
  1. Narrow grout joints – rectified, large format tile allows for thinner grout joint widths.
  2. Easier maintenance – it is typically much easier to clean the face of tile than it is to clean grout.
  3. Room size perception – the perception is that large tile makes the room in which it is installed appear larger.
Amongst others, five of the main considerations with large format ceramic and stone tile are: 
  • Floor Flatness
  • Lippage
  • Thin-Set Adhesive Coverage
  • Movement Joint Requirement
  • Curing/Protection

For more information continue reading Technical Data Sheet, TDS-1193.

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

Friday, 17 July 2020

Be Quick - Closing Soon


Have you used our NEW Grout - PERMACOLOR® NS
Would you like to win a GoPro?

If you have answered YES to both these questions, then enter our competition - but be quick our competition closes 31st July 2020!

We are GIVING away 1x GoPro to a lucky installer on Instagram in celebrating the launch of our new product PERMACOLOR NS Grout.

Entering on Instagram is easy! 
  • Follow @laticreteaustralia 
  • Take a photo of PERMACOLOR NS on your project/job-site
  • Use the tags #laticreteauwin and #permacolorns 

Enter before 31st July 2020. Multiple projects are allowed. Winner will be picked at random and will be announced on Tuesday 4th August 2020, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia and on Instagram. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion. Photos must include PERMACOLOR NS in it to be entered into the competition. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Bricks and Paving





Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep was on-site with the team from Sydney Brick Paving. The team is installing approximately 200m2 of Adbri concrete pavers using materials from the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations brochure. 

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

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

STONETECH® Salt Water Resistant Sealer



STONETECH® Salt Water Resistant Sealer is a penetrating sealer formulated to protect exterior surfaces exposed to salt water from salt degradation. 

Features & Benefits

  • High-performance protection against salt water damage
  • Weather and UV-resistant
  • Water-based formula
  • Exterior use

STONETECH Salt Water Resistant Sealer is best suited for porous substrates such as natural stone, porous tile, concrete pavers, terracotta, and grout. Click here for more product information. 

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Contact LATICRETE regarding the use, installation, or maintenance of STONETECH by calling 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au

Monday, 13 July 2020

Perfect Solutions for Rapid & Fast Setting Installations


The Solution - Rapid & Fast Setting Ceramic and Stone Tile Applications


Struggling to complete your projects in time with this colder weather and or due to the current situation? LATICRETE is constantly working on finding solutions to address evolving and changing job site construction techniques, materials, and methods, especially for the colder months which we are currently experiencing in Australia.

LATICRETE products recommended in the Rapid & Fast Setting Ceramic and Stone Tile Application Systems brochures is for installations of ceramic and stone tile, where shorter wait times are required before opening to traffic.

An overview of each LATICRETE product is given as a general guide to facilitate the selection of the appropriate product for a specific application. Click here to view/download the Rapid & Fast Setting Ceramic and Stone Tile Application Systems brochure.     

For more information contact LATICRETE on 1800 331012 or for technical support click here.

Friday, 10 July 2020

Tuggerah Tiles Stocks PERMACOLOR® NS!


The team from Tuggerah Tiles are your local LATICRETE stockists and are ready to help with all your LATICRETE needs. Head in-store today to see the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock, including our NEW non-sanded grout, PERMACOLOR® NS!   

Address: Shop 3, 9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah, NSW 2251
​Phone: (02) 4335 1388

Ask the team at Tuggerah Tiles or your LATICRETE Sales Representative about our GoPro competition - but be quick, competition closes 31/07/2020!

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.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Swimming with the dolphins





You may recall we shared this beautiful dolphin pool project, which we called "Sydney Pool Refurb" in May. 

We are excited to share a video and images of the grouted pool with you which Craig Hunter, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep submitted. Doesn't it look amazing?!

This private pool renovation was completed by Silicone Star and Sydney Pool Renovations in NSW, using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in Silver Shadow. 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. Click here for more info.

Feel like you want to go swimming with the dolphins now?


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, 8 July 2020

Sorrento Glass Mosaic Pool



Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, was recently on-site at this project in  Mornington Peninsula. This amazing pool has been completed by Probuild Tiling using a range of LATICRETE materials to install Bisazza glass mosaic tiles.
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed - a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement, and graded aggregates.
  • 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. 
  • 335 - 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - 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)

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Competition closing soon...


Best be quick - not much time left if you haven't entered our competition!  Competition closes 31/7/2020.

In celebrating the launch of our new product, PERMACOLOR® NS Grout we are GIVING away 1x GoPro to a lucky installer on Instagram!

Entering on Instagram is easy! 
  • Follow @laticreteaustralia 
  • Take a photo of PERMACOLOR NS on your project/job-site
  • Use the tags #laticreteauwin and #permacolorns 

Enter before 31st July 2020. Multiple projects are allowed. Winner will be picked at random and will be announced on Tuesday 4th August 2020, at 10.00am AEST.

Good luck to everyone!

T&C’s apply: Competition only open in Australia and on Instagram. By submitting your project you provide consent to LATICRETE to use the project details and photos for further promotion. Photos must include PERMACOLOR NS in it to be entered into the competition. 

Monday, 6 July 2020

External Wall Cladding



We recently shared a project in Martha Cove, VIC, from  PB Tiling which consisted of internal stone wall cladding. Chris Stenhouse, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep was once again on-site,  the team have been preparing the external walls for cladding using HYDRO BAN® waterproofing. 

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.

Features & Benefits

  • Faster flood testing over fresh mortar beds and at cooler temperatures
  • IAPMO and ICC approved
  • Anti-fracture protection up to 3 mm
  • Easy to clean with water
  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4858 and AS4654.1
  
Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange FREE samples. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.