Friday, 11 June 2021

Come see us at Amber Gregory Hills!

 

Glenn Mannix, your local NSW LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, will be at Amber Gregory Hills Friday 18th June from 7am for a trade information morning. Chat with Glenn about your projects and learn how LATICRETE products are designed to save you time and money by increasing productivity when time is crucial.

Glenn will focus and will be demonstrating the below products:

  • 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.
  • MVIS™ Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified 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.
  • PRIME-N-BOND™ is an Australian manufactured product was released to the Australian market at the end of last year. 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.

Details of the Trade Event:
Where: Amber Gregory Hills
Date: 18th June, 2021
Time: 7.00am
Address: 7/72 Lasso Road, Gregory Hills, NSW 2557

RSVP:
Amber Gregory Hills - Tel: (02) 9135 6550 

We hope to see you there! 

Thursday, 10 June 2021

FREE Certification Training Seminar NSW




Last week, Glenn Mannix and Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Reps, facilitated a free waterproofing and epoxy grout Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Seminar at the LATICRETE Training Centre in NSW.

Attendees were actively involved in discussions around regulations and standards, contractor's responsibilities, waterproofing and epoxy issues, hands-on product demonstrations followed by an assessment and obtaining a contractor's certificate using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and HYDRO BAN® waterproofing crack isolation membrane.

Products of focus and demonstrated were:

  • SPECTRALOCK PRO Premium Grout is a patented, high-performance epoxy grout that offers excellent colour uniformity, durability, stain protection, and beautiful, full grout joints in an easy-to-use, non-sag formula.
  • 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 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 Fillet & Sealant is a one-component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive, and sealant.

These events are the most effective way of learning about LATICRETE products that can improve your knowledge about our industry or prepare you for your upcoming projects. Interaction on this level is second to none.

For more information on the upcoming events, click here.

Contact us to arrange training for your team, 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)

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® "Pump Truck"


Consider using LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® Pump Truck on your next project? 

LATICRETE SUPERCAP is a specially designed, high-performance, low alkali self-levelling, cement-based product designed for capping new or existing interior concrete surfaces.

LATICRETE SUPERCAP is pumpable and pourable, low alkali cement-based, premium self-leveling underlayment based on a proprietary mineral binder system that is used to finish interior concrete and level uneven floor surfaces. Apply it over concrete, exterior glue plywood and other types of sound flooring before installing wood, resilient, cork, sports flooring, ceramic, stone, carpet, or other flooring systems.

Click here to view/download the SUPERCAP and AllPrep Flooring Specialists system brochure.

Consider using LATICRETE SUPERCAP Pump Truck on your next project? Contact AllPrep Flooring Specialists for more information!

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

New Member of the LatiFamily

Baby Oliver Leigh Downes

Proud Dad, Corey Downes

Little Bundle of Joy!


On Tuesday, 1st June LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, and his wife Casey became proud parents for the second time. 

The proud parents are excited and pleased to announce their baby boy, Oliver Leigh Downes, weighs a healthy 3.22kgs. 

We wish the Downes family an abundance of good health, love, and happiness!  

Monday, 7 June 2021

LATICRETE Australia eNewsletter

 

Welcome to our first eNewsletter for 2021!

Can you believe we are already halfway through 2021? The time flies by! LATICRETE Australia is keeping busy with developing new products, facilitating training, and much more!

Just some of the newsworthy topics in this issue:

  • Announcements: New product announcements and team members
  • LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® Pump Truck System now operational in Australia
  • Working on a home reno or new build? We have the ultimate installation system brochure! See page 13 for more information.
  • Technical Services Article: Heavy Duty Mortar Beds & Renders
  • Technical Tips: Tiling and Grouting in Cold Weather
  • PERMACOLOR® Grout Colour Selection Charts
  • Our commitment to sustainability

... plus loads more!

Click here to read our latest eNewsletter. Happy reading!

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

Friday, 4 June 2021

Amber Golf Day


 

LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, recently attended the annual Amber Golf Day, hosted by Amber Tiles at the luxury Bonville Golf Resort near Coffs Harbour, NSW. 

Franchisees, suppliers and tradesmen came together for a unique opportunity to enjoy Australia's most popular corporate sport with fellow industry professionals.

LATICRETE was happy to be a part of this day! 

Thursday, 3 June 2021

LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® Underlayment System


With LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® time, not only flies. 
It also travels through a hose.


Did you know that LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® is the fastest, cleanest and most dustless system on the market? At 4 500m2 a day, our underlayment system will create an impressive opening in your schedule!

The SUPERCAP system has proven itself internationally in a variety of settings. The main benefits include:
  • Blend SUPERCAP self-levelling underlayment at street level
  • Continuously blend up to 13.5 tons of material per hour, equivalent to 675 small bags an hour
  • Pump material more than 60 stories high
  • Can shave weeks off the project schedule
  • No small bags, no small pump hassles 
  • Trade back to work the next day
  • The fastest, cleanest and most dustless system out there

Consider using the LATICRETE SUPERCAP Pump Truck on your next project? 

Call: 1300 ALLPREP

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Paramatta Light Rail under Construction


LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, recently sent us this photo showing the very first steps of a new 10,000m2 light rail in Paramatta, NSW. The team from Mansour Paving has begun installing the cobblestones using the LATICRETE “Extra Heavy Duty” Streetscape system.

LATICRETE products in this system 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 transitways, roads, footpaths, and streetscapes. These systems are particularly suited to roads and areas required to handle heavy vehicular traffic.


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

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Trade Morning at Amber Fairy Meadow

 

LATICRETE will be at Amber Fairy Meadow on Friday, 11th June at 8am for a LATICRETE Trade Information Morning.

This is a great opportunity to chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, and learn more about how HYDRO BAN®, MVIS™ Veneer Mortar, and PRIME-N-BOND™ can turn your project into another globally proven tile and stone installation.

Glenn will focus on and will be demonstrating the below products:

  • 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.
  • MVIS™ Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified 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.
  • PRIME-N-BOND™ is an Australian manufactured product was released to the Australian market at the end of last year. 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.

Trade Event Details:
Where: Amber Fairy Meadow
Date: 11th June 2021
Start: 7.30am
Address: 5 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519 

RSVP:
Amber Fairy Meadow - Tel: (02) 4284 0711

We hope to see you there!

Monday, 31 May 2021

Midyear Stocktake Closure 2021


As we are halfway through 2021, LATICRETE Australia will be closing for a midyear stocktake on Friday 18 June 2021. 

Refer to the attached for important dates with regards to No Shipping or Receiving and when LATICRETE Australia will Reopen for business. 

If you have any questions regarding the LATICRETE Australia Midyear Stocktake, 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, 28 May 2021

Oatlands Private Residence





LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Craig Hunter, was on-site with the team from CT Tiling while working on a 600m2 cladding project, applying 600x400mm Sandstone at a private residence in Oatlands, NSW, installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. Stone supplied by Marble Plus

LATICRETE installation materials used were: 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

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

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Next Generation Floor Levelling

 

LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® system featured in 
Construction Engineering Australia Magazine!

The LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® system has not only gained an enviable reputation for its versatility and speed, but it is also being hailed as a massive leap forward in OH&S for floor levelling workers and other trades working in the vicinity. With all product mixing and pumping done in the fully self-contained Mobile Blend Unit (MBU), the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® system not only eliminates the need for manual handling and unloading of heavy product bags (usually hundreds of bags weighing 20kg each per job), it also prevents exposure to the dangerous silica dust which is an unavoidable consequence of traditional manual mixing inside the building.

"It is no exaggeration to say the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® technology has forever changed the face of floor levelling operations. It has quite literally redefined what is considered 'world's best practice' for floor levelling operations. And we're extremely proud to be able to offer this technology to the Australian market." - David Kealy, AllPrep Flooring Specialists Pty Ltd. 

If you haven't seen the latest issue of Construction Engineering Australia yet, check out the full digital version here, starting from page 10 to page 14.


Consider using the LATICRETE SUPERCAP Pump Truck on your next project? 

Call: 1300 ALLPREP

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Waterproofing Certification Training Seminar

 




Last week, LATICRETE QLD Technical Sales Reps, Shane Anderson and Corey Downes, held a free Waterproofing and Epoxy Grout Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Seminar at the LATICRETE Training Centre in QLD.

Attendees were actively involved in discussions around regulations and standards, contractor's responsibilities, waterproofing and epoxy issues, hands-on product demonstrations followed by an assessment and obtaining a contractor's certificate using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* and HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane.

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

These events are the most effective way of learning about LATICRETE products that can improve your knowledge about our industry or prepare you for your upcoming projects. Interaction on this level is second to none.

For more information on the upcoming events, click here.

Contact us to arrange training for your team, 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)

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

PGH Brick Facade in Progress

 



Corey Downes, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, recently visited the team from TSA Management and their PGH brick facade project in Teneriffe, QLD. The 70m2 facade has been installed using a range of LATICRETE materials, supplied by Beaumont Tiles Woolloongabba.

LATICRETE installation materials being used on the facade are:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • LATASIL™ is a high performance, one component, neutral cure, 100% silicone sealant designed for ceramic tile & stone applications.

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

Monday, 24 May 2021

Welcome to Daniel Minos

Daniel Minos

From left to rigth. Daniel Minos and Chris Stenhouse, Technical Sales Reps in Victoria.
Daniel Minos and Chris Stenhouse, 
LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps of Victoria.

LATICRETE Australia Appoints New Technical Sales Representative

LATICRETE Australia is excited to announce Daniel Minos has taken up the position as Technical Sales Representative in Victoria, alongside Chris Stenhouse.

From an early age Daniel enjoyed the concept of building things and sharing knowledge. Starting in sales in retail, Daniel then went on to study and was awarded the 2010 Apprentice of the year in Floor and Wall Tiling. Once qualified, Daniel was self-employed as a tiler and took on the challenge of teaching at TAFE as he enjoys teaching a skill or sharing knowledge. Most recently Daniel worked in Japan at an IB School,  and had the opportunity to teach building and construction skills.

In Daniels spare time he enjoys music as can be reflected in his record collection, he enjoys bushcrafts, learning and practicing some of the “lost arts” trades such as woodcarving, leatherworking, blacksmithing and using/repair vintage tools to build things by hand.

I am extremely fortunate to have had these experiences in life that has given me a global perspective, trade skills, knowledge and teaching that I look forward to bringing with me in my work at LATICRETE. It’s a nice feeling to be able to support the company that supported me in my early years as a tiler. (2010 Apprentice of The Year… I still have the trailer thank you guys!!). It’s a small world after all.”

Welcome to the LATICRETE family Daniel. We wish you all the best in your new position at LATICRETE Australia.

LATICRETE Technical Sales Representatives in Victoria, contact details are:

Phone: 1800 331 012
Daniel can be contacted on:
Mobile: 0432 564 752

Chris can be contacted on:
Mobile: 0431 054 745
Phone: 1800 331 012