Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Ritz-Carlton Budapest




Situated in the heart of Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The hotel underwent a major renovation to create world-class amenities like its onsite Hungarian-inspired restaurant called De├ík St. Kitchen and residential-style accommodations. A 400m2 spa was also completely re-done and includes showers, changing rooms, steam rooms, and a swimming pool. 

The renovation was led by local general contractor Sky Aqua Kft, who brought on Germany-based contractor Feuring Hotelconsulting GmbH to rebuild the spa after a complete teardown 

“As a globally-known luxury hotel, it was necessary that the building materials used during reconstruction were of the highest quality. Luckily, LATICRETE products were specified and could guarantee lasting results,” said Marton Balazs, owner of the local distributor LATICRETE Hungary. “Everything old was removed and rebuilt from the concrete structures, including re-leveling and waterproofing. The entire area also needed to be re-tiled using various sizes and styles of tile such as glass mosaic for the pool, steam room, shower, and columns surrounding the pool.”

A range of LATICRETE materials were used for the project including HYDRO BAN®, 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, 254 adhesive, and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*


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

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Martha Cove Pool Project






Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, received an update from Probuild Tiling while in lockdown, they have completed tiling this 100m2 fully tiled glass mosaic pool in Martha Cove. The team have used a range of LATICRETE materials for the installation, and the result is breathtaking! 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking.


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

Monday, 28 September 2020

Imbil Home Project





The team from Skorpil Tiling is keeping busy! They have recently started a new house project in Imbil, QLD, where they are putting the final grouting touches to the 900 x 600mm floor planks covering 700m2!

LATICRETE installation materials used on the project were; 335 and Ultra X8 were the selected adhesives and grouted using SPECKTRALOCK® PRO Premium Groutin our popular colour "Light Pewter"

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


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

Friday, 25 September 2020

LATICRETE on The Block!






LATICRETE has recently been featured in the popular TV show, The Block, where Bobby from Dynamic S'Tiling recently finished this bathroom ensuite for the contestants Luke and Jasmin, using HYDRO BAN® and 335 RAPID on the 8m2 floor. Luke and Jasmin choose to tile this floor with 200 x 200mm Decorative Porcelain tiles, and the outcome looks just amazing!

  • 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 RAPID is a premium, flexible, high performance, rapid setting thin-bed adhesive for installing a wide range of tiles and stone. Excellent for cold weather applications

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

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Sorrento Pool Project Completed!



We recently shared the beginning of this pool project in Sorrento, VIC, by the team from Cheviot Pools. Chris Stenhouse, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep followed up on this project and we are excited to share these completed photos with you. The end result looks stunning! 


  • 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 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, designed to just mix with water, has a long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability.

Check out our Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Systems brochure which includes a 10, 15 and 25 Year Residential Swimming Pool System Warranty.

For more information on LATICRETE tile and stone installation systems and warranties, contact your LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, call 1800 3310 12, or contact us 
here.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Mount Kembla Pool Rendering



LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, recently visited John and the team from Tabak Cement Rendering at this job site in Mount Kembla. The guys are using 3701 Mortar Admix and 226 Thick Bed Mortar for the first time. We can't wait to see what's to come on this project!

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar - 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 a specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes. 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.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas, 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.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Waterproof Your Project with HYDRO BAN®


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. HYDRO BAN is a certified low VOC emitting product. HYDRO BAN is an extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for immersed installations, internal wet areas, and external above-ground use.

HYDRO BAN features rapid drying time for a faster time to tile and changes colour from a light sage to an olive green when cured. 

Key Features

  • Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4858 and AS4654.1 
  • Thin; only 0.6 mm - 0.9 mm thick when cured
  • Anti-fracture protection of up to 3 mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
  • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per ASTM C627 "Robinson Floor Test"
  • IAPMO approved
  • Inhibits stain-causing mould and mildew growth in the substrate with antimicrobial product protection.
  • Safe - no solvents and non-flammable

Click here for more product information or see Product Data Sheet DS-1036


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

Monday, 21 September 2020

Training at Amber Seaforth



Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, was recently at Amber Tiles Seaforth providing on-site training to the team using 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.  Available in 40 colours. Click here for more info.

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, 18 September 2020

Hawthorne Pool Underway





Corey Downes, LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep shared with us a project where Pro Build Tiling has teamed up with Feature Pools and Bacchhus Constructions to complete this 40m2 residential pool in Hawthorne, VIC. The project features Bisazza mosaics 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 the 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. 
  • 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.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking.

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas, 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.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Completed Streetscape at Brougham Lane



In July we shared the beginning of this streetscape project at Brougham Lane in Potts Point. The team from Sydney Brick Paving has now completed the project using materials from the LATICRETE "Extra Heavy Duty" Streetscape Installations brochure. LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Glen Mannix, recently revisited the site and the result looks great! 

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, 16 September 2020

Seashell Mosaics for Resort




The Skills of Skorpil Tiling


The team at Skorpil Tiling show off their skills in this amazing bathroom which they have been working on with the builder, Coastal View Homes at Noosa Pacific Resort.

The ensuite is tiled in seashell mosaics, which are 1mm thick. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed was used to render the curve in the walls and grouted using LATAPOXY® SP-100, in Bright White.

3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement, and graded aggregates. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed does not require the use of latex admix, you only need to add water to produce thick bed mortar with exceptional strength. Click here for more info.

LATAPOXY SP-100 is a stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone. Cleans with water while fresh. Can be used for interior and exterior applications. Ideal for kitchen floors, countertops, bathroom floors, malls, cafeterias, and laboratories. Click here for more info and to view the PDS.

For more information on LATICRETE products, installation systems & warranties, or for technical support - Call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Waterproofed Fish Pond







How great is this project - what a transformation! This fish pond was built years ago with the house and through the years, the fish pond started having some major leaking issues. That Tiling Guy and his team in WA stripped down the old pond and have resurrected it using LATICRETE materials!

The team used 4237 Latex Additive in the render, then LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield and two coats of HYDRO BAN®254 adhesive in white, was used to skim coat and adhere the 11m2 of Onyx Opalescent Glass Mosaic, which was then grouted with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in "Bright White".

The Owner and That Tiling Guy are confident that the leaking days of this new pond is over. Well done, it looks fantastic! 

Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pools, Spas, and Fountains System Brochure.

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

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

Monday, 14 September 2020

LATICRETE Pool Tiling Systems!


Get ready for summer with LATICRETE Pool Tiling Systems! 

The LATICRETE Pool, Spa & Fountain Tiling Systems brochure provides an overview of tile & stone installation materials to facilitate your selection of appropriate waterproofing, adhesives, mortars, grouts, and sealants.    

The LATICRETE Systems available are from job proven LATICRETE tile installation projects which have been successfully installed around the world for over 60 years. LATICRETE provides single-source responsibility for these demanding, high-performance applications. LATICRETE Systems offers the latest technology in construction materials, methods and delivers superior performance. 

Click here to view/download the Pool, Spa & Fountain Tiling Systems brochure. 

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, 11 September 2020

Randwick TAFE Training



LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently facilitated training at Randwick TAFE. Stage 1 students were educated in adhesive characteristics and selection in the classroom, while gaining hands-on experience in the practical room. 

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, 10 September 2020

SPECTRALOCK® Demo!






"I can't believe what I've been missing out on" ~ Zoe, Hart Tiling & Bathroom Design

Recently Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, had Zoe and Sophie from Hart Tiling & Bathroom Design under supervision using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* for the first time. It's safe to say that these kitchen backsplashes turned out great! 

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.

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, 9 September 2020

Marriott Hotel Docklands Project




Check out this project! Akkari Tiling is currently working on this large-format stone works project at the Marriott Hotel Docklands in VIC. The team is using 254 adhesive for the internal installation of which will feature over 3,000m2 as well as for the 400 m2 external facade. We can't wait to see the final result!

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. Click here for more information.

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

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Hamilton Private Residence






WOW - What a project


Shane Anderson, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep shared the details on this large format thin porcelain panel project, which has been installed to the facade and onto the front door of a private residence in Hamilton, QLD by Murray Heazlewood and his team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding. It looks absolutely amazing!

LATICRETE installation materials used were:

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. HYDRO BAN is a low VOC emitting product that has been GREENGUARD certified. HYDRO BAN is a highly extensible Class 3 membrane suitable for Immersed Installations, Internal Wet Areas and External Above Ground use. Click here for more info.

254 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 adhesive, designed to just mix with water, has a long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. May be mixed with PERMACOLOR® Select pigment packs for a coloured adhesive. Click here for the PDS.

Contact LATICRETE to discuss your next project, require technical support or arrange a demo - Call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Bathroom Refurb in Ryde NSW




Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, caught up with Paul Short who will be doing a bathroom refurb in Ryde NSW.

Paul will be using the below LATICRETE products on this project: 

  • 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.

Looking forward to seeing the completed photos!


Contact LATICRETE to discuss your project - require onsite assistance or technical support - Call 1800 331 012 or email: sales@laticrete.com.au.