Monday, 30 November 2020

Tamarama Pool Renovation

 





Check out this newly done pool reno! The team from Tiling Pools have recently completed this  35m2 pool renovation in Tamarama, NSW. Old ceramic mosaic tiles were replaced with new and sparkling Metallice Nickel mosaic tiles from Ezarri Mosaicosupplied by Europe Imports and installed using 254 adhesive and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in "Bright White".

  • 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. 
  • 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)

Friday, 27 November 2020

Indoor Swimming Pool Underway





Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, recently visited  Banos Pool Tilers on a job site in Guildford, NSW. The team are currently working on an 80m2 private pool which features Ezarri mosaic tiles installed using LATICRETE 254 Platnium and grouted in SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout. We can't wait to see this project finished!

  • 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. 
  • 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)

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


The team from LATICRETE Australia sends warm Thanksgiving wishes to all our customers, friends, and colleagues who celebrate on this day. 

May your day be filled with blessings and joy!

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

PERMACOLOR® NS Grout



PERMACOLOR® NS is an ultra-premium, factory prepared, polymer fortified, non-sanded cement-based grout designed for grout joints up to 6 mm. For use on highly delicate surfaces such as polished marble, soft glass, and metals. Excellent for wet and dry areas, for interior and exterior installation.

Features & Benefits

  • No blotchiness and resists efflorescence (compared to other Portland cement-based grout)
  • Contains anti-microbial technology
  • Easy to install, no additive required just mix with water
  • Easy to clean, dense and non-shrinking
  • Available in 12 colours 
Can we interest you in a FREE sample?! Chat with your LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here 


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Residential Veneer Stone Project

 

LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, Chris Stenhouse, recently caught up with Brad and his team from Parallel Paving & Landscaping who are currently installing this Veneer Stone feature wall at a residential property in Melbourne, VIC. A range of LATICRETE materials has been used throughout this project. 

Products used:

  • 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.
  • PERMACOLOR® Select is an advanced high performance cement grout that offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution.

Click here to view/download the Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure.

Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Monday, 23 November 2020

Hendra Pool Project Update

 






We recently shared a project titled "Pool Renovation Project in Hendra" by Sam Gardener Tiling and Infinity Pool Builders. The team are renovating a 70m2 pool, designed by Alistair Hutton from Everscapes Landscapes

The pool with add-on spa, bench seating and steps feature Bisazza glass mosaic tiles including Blend Liz and Blend 20.77. Sam has used SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout in the colour "Silver Shadow" for Blend Liz and "Raven" in SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout with DAZZLE™ in "Copper" for Blend 20.77.

Sam is using a range of LATICRETE materials that qualify for a LATICRETE 15 Year Swimming Pool System Warranty.

LATICRETE products used:

  • 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 - 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. 
  • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant is a one-component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive, and sealant.
  • 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. 
  • SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* - High-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Grout with DAZZLE - offers high performance, colour uniformity, durability and stain resistance of epoxy grout with extraordinary ease of use and the design excitement of both DAZZLE and Glow characteristics.
  • 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)

Friday, 20 November 2020

Product Feature: HYDRO BAN® SLURRY


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 applies 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.


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

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Pool Overlooking Freshwater Beach






Swimming pool and location on point! Tiling Pools have done it again! The team recently completed this pool in Queenscliff overlooking Freshwater Beach in NSW. The 96m2 project features Spanish mosaic tiles, installed with LATICRETE 254 adhesive and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* in "Bright White". What an amazing outcome! 

  • 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.
  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout* - High-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use. - 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, 18 November 2020

PERMACOLOR® Select on Display!


Tilers Warehouse in VIC is a preferred stockist for all your LATICRETE tile and stone installation materials. 

Head in and chat with the friendly team about the wide range of LATICRETE products they stock, and now, in addition, is PERMACOLOR® Select^!

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.

Chat with the team at Tilers Warehouse and find out how this great product can help improve your productivity and profitability!

Did you know that PERMACOLOR Select grout base is now manufactured in Australia? 

Features and Benefits
  • Vibrant consistent colour - no blotchiness, resists efflorescence 
  • Equipped with Anti-Microbial protection - Inhibits the growth of stain-causing mould and mildew growth in the grout joints
  • Suitable for grout joints 1.5mm-12mm - for floors or walls
  • For internal, external and immersed installations
  • Expanded colour availability - available in competitors top selling colours

Packaging
  • Base: 5kg bag 
  • Colour packs: 2x 100g dispersible dye packs per box
  • Colours: Available in 40 vibrant colours

    For more information contact, arrange a demo, 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, 17 November 2020

    Bisazza Mosaic Pool Completed


     



    Check out this stunner! Electric Pool Tiling has recently completed this 200m2 pool in VIC for  Apex Pools & Spas. The pool was built by Riencon and features Bisazza glass mosaic tiles, and installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. The details on this pool are absolutely amazing, well done team!

    • 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.

    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.

    Monday, 16 November 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!

    Friday, 13 November 2020

    Completed Streetscape in Canberra City Centre!




    Check this out! Thanks to the team from Acclaim Contractors the residents in Canberra now have a new streetscape and vehicle crossing. The project features approximately 1,000m2 granite in various sizes and installed with LATICRETE materials supplied by CE Industries

    LATICRETE products used: 
    • 3701 Mortar Admix - specially designed latex admixture for use with thin-set mortars, cement grouts, cement mortar beds, and other cement mixes.
    • 211 Crete Filler Powder - a factory prepared blend of carefully selected raw materials, Portland cement, and graded aggregates.
    • 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.


    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, 12 November 2020

    Waterproof Training with Newcastle TAFE



    LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, had the opportunity to facilitate training to stage 3 students at Newcastle TAFEThe focus of the training was on industry standards of waterproofing, including the use of HYDRO BAN®. Students were actively keen in learning both in the classroom and with hands-on training. Well done to the TAFE students.

    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.

    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, FREE samples or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

    Wednesday, 11 November 2020

    Update: Internal Wall Cladding Project



    We recently shared a project in Martha Cove, VIC, "Internal stone wall cladding" by PB Tiling. We are excited to share progress project pics where HYDRO BAN® and MVIS™ Veneer Mortar have been used for the installation and supplied by Stone and Tile Centre in Mornington

    • 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.
    • 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

    Click here to view/download the Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure.

    Contact us to discuss your next project or arrange a demo. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here.

    Tuesday, 10 November 2020

    Tiling & Grouting in Hot Temperatures

    Summer is just around the corner, so make sure you are ready for the heat with these helpful tips for tiling & grouting in hot weather!

    You want to ensure the best installation of your projects over the hotter months, and there is a simple rule to follow when an installation is subjected to high temperatures: The 8ºC Rule – for every 8ºC above 21ºC, Portland cement and epoxy-based materials take half as long to cure.

    General tips for working in hot temperatures:
    • For best results, always ship and store installation materials at 5ºC – 32ºC to extend the shelf life and working time. Do not store products in direct sunlight. If installation materials are too warm, they should be cooled to the specified temperature range for that specific product. 
    • Dampen or wet down substrate surfaces to not only clean the area, but to lower the temperature and lower the absorption rate of the substrate. Sweep off excess water just before mortar is applied. This step will extend the working time of the installation materials. 
    • Stir latex additives thoroughly before mixing with thin-sets, grouts, plasters, stuccos and other Portland cement mortars. 
    • Due to the rapid rate of moisture loss and Portland cement dehydration at temperatures >32ºC, cover installations with polyethylene sheeting for 1-2 days to allow curing at a more normal rate. 
    • Low humidity also accelerates the curing process. 
    • Tent off or provide shade when working in direct sunlight.
    • Work during cooler periods of the day (e.g. early morning).


    Contact us to discuss your next project, for technical support or to arrange a demo, call 1800 331 012 or contact us here.