Friday, 30 October 2020

Demo with Seaside Tiling

 






LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, caught up with Jai Prevett and the team from Seaside Tiling for an onsite demo at a new coffee shop in Cameron Park, NSW. Craig demonstrated SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* which is being used on the 80m2 project. 

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium 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, SPECTALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains, and other wet area applications. 

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

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

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Tiling Pools on the Move!

 






The team from Tiling Pools have been involved in a pool renovation working with Space Landscape Designs in North Curl Curl Beach, NSW. The pool features Bisazza Australia mosaics installed using LATICRETE materials. The pool coping was completed by The Concrete Mind. Well done!
 

  • 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.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - 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® - 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* - High-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.

Are you planning a pool project in the near future? LATICRETE has the perfect Pool, Spa and Fountain Tiling Installation Systems brochure for you - which includes a LATICRETE System Warranty. Click here to view/download the LATICRETE Pool, Spa, and Fountain Tiling System brochure

Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, details and in-depth technical support.
  
Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Now Manufactured in Australia!


As we continue to build our brand, we are excited to announce, PERMACOLOR® Select^ grout base is now manufactured in Australia!

PERMACOLOR Select is a high-performance cement-based grout that offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution. Designed for virtually all types of residential and commercial installations, and offers optimum performance on the most demanding exterior, interior, and immersed applications. Easy to mix, grout, and clean. PERMACOLOR Select is fast setting. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007-4 as a CG2FAW.

Features and Benefits
  • No blotchiness, resists efflorescence (compared to other Portland cement-based grout
  • Contains Anti-Microbial protection - Inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew growth in the grout joints
  • Suitable for grout joints 1.5mm-12mm wide on floors or walls
  • Saves on inventory space


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

^United States Patent No.: 678 4229 (and other Patents)

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Commercial Project in Manly





The teams from Style and Tile Co. and Barefoot Living recently undertook a commercial kitchen renovation in Manly, NSW. Our new product PRIME-N-BOND™ was trialed over existing substrates that were cleaned with STONETECH® KlenzAll™ Cleaner.  

Additional LATICRETE Installation materials used on the project were:
  • PRIME-N-BOND™ is a versatile, ready-to-use, single coat, low VOC primer designed to enhance the adhesion of adhesives to many smooth and non-absorptive substrates that can be difficult to bond to.
  • 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.

Visit our website for comprehensive product application videos, architectural specifications, details and in-depth technical support.
  
Contact us to discuss your next project, or to arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

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

Monday, 26 October 2020

Another Flooring Project Completed

 




LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently received an update from Shaun from Perfect Fitz Tiling who has just completed this 65m2 flooring project featuring porcelain tiles at a residential property in Scone, NSW. The team used the below LATICRETE materials for the installation:

  • 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

Friday, 23 October 2020

Press Release: LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® - Perfectly Flat Floors!



LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® adds AllPrep Flooring Specialists Pty Ltd 
as Newest Partner in Australia!


LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® manufacturer of the revolutionary self-leveling SUPERCAP “Pump Truck” System, announced today its new partnership with AllPrep Flooring Specialists Pty Ltd.

AllPrep Flooring Specialists Pty Ltd is the first to go to the Australian market using the LATICRETE SUPERCAP “Pump Truck” System.

“We are very pleased and excited to be partnered with this worldwide proven LATICRETE SUPERCAP System which will pump up self levelling materials up to 70 floors from street level to deliver a perfectly flat floor faster, safer and greener.” ~ David Kealy, Managing Director, AllPrep Flooring Specialists Pty Ltd.

A superior performing, time-saving, and cost-efficient method of finishing new concrete or capping existing slabs. This cutting edge system combines the power of the pump with the next generation of self-leveling materials, resulting in the “The Next Generation Slab™”.
 
The “Pump Truck” is a computer-controlled, mobile blending unit (MBU) that ensures perfect concrete mixing every time. Once mixed, formulas are pumped directly onto prepared sub-floors through a controlled high-rate piping and hose system. Blending is done on-site at street level. The pump truck can continuously deliver up to 15 tons of material per hour to all kinds of buildings, even high-rises located in congested areas that are as tall as 70 stories, covering up to 4,645m² per day. 

“We are very proud and excited to work with AllPrep Flooring in Australia. David has great expertise and an excellent reputation in the market. We look forward to a successful cooperation.” ~ Erno de Bruijn, President, and COO International Division, Laticrete Int Inc. 

Continue reading the Press Release here.

For more information contact AllPrep Flooring Specialists Pty Ltd to discuss your next project:
Call David Kealy: 0419 289 152

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Glowing in the Dark Pool Project

 





Wow - what a project! It's not often you see a pool that glows up like this in the dark! The team from Alexander Hermes Pool & Landscaping has put some good working hours into completing this 8x3m Vibrepur Glass Mosaic pool in Sydney, NSW, using LATICRETE waterproofing system.

  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield - 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® Fillet & Sealant is a one-component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive and sealant.

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.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tile Tech Grand Relaunch

 


Join us for the grand relaunch at Tile Tech Trade Centre on 23rd of October! Come in and meet the team and enjoy some tasty treats from the BBQ and have a chat with LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, who will be giving away goodies from 6am! 

Where?
1/2 Prime Drive
Seven Hills, NSW 2147

When?
23rd October
From 6am - Midday

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Product Feature: PRIME-N-BOND™

 


Have you heard the news yet?!

PRIME-N-BOND™ has been released to the Australian market! PRIME-N-BOND is a versatile, ready-to-use, single coat, low VOC primer designed to enhance the adhesion of adhesives to many smooth and non-absorptive substrates that can be difficult to bond to.


Features & Benefits:

  • Multi-purpose and can be used on a wide range of substrates
  • One component, ready-to-use, no mixing required
  • Single coat application
  • Apply with roller or brush
  • Formulated with aggregate for an enhanced mechanical bond of mortars to a variety of smooth or low-absorptive substrates
  • Improves bonding of cement self-leveling products
  • Low VOC, low odour, ideal for interior and occupied areas

For more information contact your LATICRETE Sales Rep or call LATICRETE on 1800 331 012 for more info.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Kogarah Bay Pool Project

 




A newly completed pool project by the team Fantasy Tiling Group. This 100m2 pool in Kogarah Bay, NSW, features trend mosaic tiles installed using LATICRETE materials. The pool will look amazing once filled!

  • 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.
  • Ultra X8 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. ULTRA X8 adhesive can be fortified with LATICRETE Latex Additives for a wide range of installations. Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO 13007.1&2 as a C1TES1 classification.
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking. The team used the colour "Silver Shadow". 

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.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Onsite SPECTRALOCK® Training




LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently caught up with Mick and Karl from MJM Tiling for on-site training with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* at a 100m2 commercial kitchen project in Mayfield West, NSW.

SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium 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, SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout is perfect for swimming pools, fountains and other wet area applications.  

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.

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

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Bliss Homes Pool Project

 






Shane Anderson, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, recently visited the contractors Bliss Homes at their job site on the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. The team is currently working on completing this 290m2 Portabella Glazed Porcelain pool, installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. We can't wait to see this pool filled with water!

Products used: 
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile and stone applications. 

    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.

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

    Wednesday, 14 October 2020

    Appreciation for Sublime Training

     


    Another fantastic review! 

    We recently received the below review for Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, after he had provided training on waterproofing to the students at TAFE NSW. 

    "Hi Craig,

    Just a quick email to express my appreciation for the time you spent with our Stage 3 Wall and Floor Tiling students last Monday, educating them in general waterproofing processes and Latictete’s products in this crucial area of their study. Your industry experience and knowledge of waterproofing practice ensures the students receive current information in this vital area.

    We are able to use the Hydroban you left us on their practical tasks through the week and many commented favourably on the ease of use. They deconstructed their simulated shower floor jobs and were able to see for themselves that the product did stretch as far as you said it would. (there were a few sceptics before this!) The demonstration and hands on learning they students gained from your visit is invaluable as most were going to go back to work this week to inform their employers of what they had learnt, so not only passing on knowledge to the students but reaching the industry as a whole. As you are all too aware the need for correct application and current knowledge in this area of Tiling is paramount.

    Thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule and please pass on my thanks to Latictrete’s management who support you in being able to do this." - Jennifer Keeley, Head Teacher, TAFE NSW. 

    Congrats to Craig on doing such an amazing job!

    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.

    Tuesday, 13 October 2020

    HYDRO BAN® SLURRY Hits the Market!



    Exciting New Product

    LATICRETE Australia is focused and committed to providing solutions for permanent tile & stone installations and repairs for the construction market. In keeping with building our brand, we are excited to announce the launch of HYDRO BAN® SLURRY. 

    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. 

    Features & Benefits
    • Rapid drying for faster time to tile
    • Flood testing in 24 hours at 21°C or higher¥
    • Anti-fracture protection of up to 3mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
    • 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.

    Available from: 15th October

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

    ¥ Refer to cautions section on DS1259 for more information on curing 

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    Russell Lea Project Finalised

     




    Check out this stunner of a pool! MJK Tiling and BTC Tiling have recently teamed up to complete this Russell Lea Project for The Pool Co. The project features 50m2 of impressive White Russian mosaics from Europe Imports in the pool and 30m2 Olive Limestone for the feature wall from Artisan Stone, installed using LATICRETE materials!

    • 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.

    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.

    Friday, 9 October 2020

    Residential Floor Makeover!

                                              





    LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently received an update from Shaun from Perfect Fitz Tiling who gave 254 Platnium the big thumbs up on this residential project at Raymond Terrace, NSW. The 60m2 floor features 450x900mm porcelain tiles and gives the room a brand new look. Well done! 

    • 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. 
    • 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