Friday, 29 January 2021

Completed Ensuite at the Sunshine Coast

 





We recently recieved an update from Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, where they have completed this ensuite bathroom project. The team have installed large format porcelain wall tiles 1200x450mm and timber look-a-like porcelain floor tiles 1200x235mm using LATICRETE materials. Well done! 

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. 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.
  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement, and graded aggregates.
  • LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in the concrete and other substrates. 
  • 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™ 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.

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Outdoor Area Makeover!

In November last year, Chris Stenhouse LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep provided technical support to a customer for their outdoor area. The project featured french pattern travertine and stack stone installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. 

We have received feedback from the customer Steve, "Thanks to LATICRETE! Great service, easy to deal with. Special thanks to Chris for making it happen last minute". Well done Chris!

LATICRETE installation materials used on this project were:

  • 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, portland cement, and graded aggregates.
  • 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.
  • 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

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Product Feature - 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 
For more information or to arrange a demonstration, chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, call 1800 331 012, or contact us here 

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Happy Australia Day 2021

 

The team at LATICRETE Australia would like to wish all of our customers, colleagues, friends and family a safe, wonderful and happy Australia Day 2021!


Monday, 25 January 2021

Onsite Demo with Pool Tile Perfection

 


Chris Stenhouse, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep was onsite doing a demo using LATICRETE installation materials at Cremorne with Glen and the team from Pool Tile Perfection. The team is using the below LATICRETE installation materials to install Bisazza glass mosaic tiles to a residential pool.

Products used:

  • 254 is 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* is a 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, 22 January 2021

Where to Buy Website Tool

 

Have you ever wondered where your local LATICRETE stockist is? We make it easy for you to find and purchase LATICRETE products by using our online 'Where to Buy' tool!

In just a few simple steps our 'Where to Buy' tool will locate your closest stockist to you, and will also confirm how many kilometers away it is from you. 

Along with the stockist address, a contact number is also provided, so you can call to ensure the product you require is stocked and readily available! 

For more information contact us by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

TAFE SPECTRALOCK® Training


Craig Hunter, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, finished 2020 facilitating SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* training for Stage 2 students at Newcastle TAFE, NSW. Students were hands-on in the practical room and discussed the benefits and attributes of epoxy in the classroom.

SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is a high-performance epoxy grout that offers colour uniformity, durability, and stain resistance with extraordinary ease of use.

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. 

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

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™ Sealer




STONETECH® Enhancer Pro™ Sealer is a heavy-duty sealer that seals and enhances the surface to a deep rich colour.

Features & Benefits
  • Deepens colour 
  • Heavy-duty protection against most stains 
  • Weather and UV resistant 
  • Interior and exterior use 
  • Solvent-based
Click here for more product information.

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Have questions regarding the use, installation, or maintenance of STONETECH or sealed stone? Contact LATICRETE Technical Services on 1800 331 012.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Bathroom Project Completed


 



The team from Skorpil Tiling sent us an update on one of their projects, which we shared in November last year. You can read about it here; "Home Renovation at Sunny Coast". The team have completed the renovation. The bathroom now has brand new floors and walls, and we absolutely love the result! A full LATICRETE system has been used for this installation. 

LATICRETE products used:

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


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)

Monday, 18 January 2021

Commercial Car Wash Project





LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, was onsite with Makki Waterproofing at this commercial car wash project late last year in Berwick, VIC. At this stage of the project, the team had applied LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield and HYDRO BAN® in preparation for the next stage of the project. 

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. 

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

Friday, 15 January 2021

LATICRETE Will Be There


LATICRETE will be there, on or off the job site, providing technical support and advice to contractors, architects, specifiers, or stockists. We provide customised training and demos at your premises or ours, trade events, and customised specifications for YOUR project!

Contact us to arrange a trade event, a demo, customised training for your team, or for technical support, call 1800 331 012 or email sales@laticrete.com.au.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

UPDATE: Muswellbrook Pool Project





Not long ago we shared this 1100m2 pool project in Muswellbrook, NSW. Thanks to Craig Hunter, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, we can share an update!

The team from Dalski have finished the waterproofing and commenced on the tiling work! The pool features Serapool tiles from The Pool Tile Company and installed using a range of LATICRETE materials that qualify for a LATICRETE 15 Year Swimming Pool System Warranty.

Products used:

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is 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 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 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. 
  • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant is a one-component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive, and sealant.
  • 254 is 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 is a stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone.


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.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Product Feature: SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*




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.

Key Features

  • Meets performance requirements of AS ISO 13007-3
  • Equipped with anti-microbial technology
  • Uniform colour – no blotchiness or shading
  • Easy to maintain, cleanable to the original colour
  • Improved non-sag formula for walls and doors

Click here for more product information.

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.

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

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Facade Project in Surry Hills

 



LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Joe Tabone, went down memory lane and visited this 3-year-old facade project in Surry Hills, Sydney NSW.  It's still looking as great as the day it got completed! 

LATICRETE installation materials used on this facade 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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
  • 254 Platinum is 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.
  • 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 and stone applications. 

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, 11 January 2021

The Holiday is Over - We are Back!


 Back to Work!

The team at LATICRETE Australia hope you have enjoyed the holidays! We are officially back from our Christmas break well rested, we are ready and eager to support you in 2021 and beyond! We can't wait to see what this year has in store for the business as well as for our customers.  

Contact us for more information on our products - Arrange a Demo - Trade Event - Want customised Training for Your Team?!

Need technical support on your job site? Interested in becoming a LATICRETE stockist? Have a technical question? Want to discuss your next project?

Contact your local Technical Sales Rep us on 1800 331 012 or email us here. 


Friday, 8 January 2021

Product Feature: PRIME-N-BOND™

 

PRIME-N-BOND™ is here to stay!

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.

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.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Newcastle TAFE Training

 

At the end of last year, Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, facilitated 2x training sessions for Stage 1 students at Newcastle TAFE, NSW. Students were hands-on in the practical room, laying mosaics and mixing adhesives. In the classroom they discussed the classifications and attributes of different types of adhesives. 

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.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

HYDRO BAN® SLURRY Demo with Rockedge


Before Christmas, our LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps, Chris Stenhouse and Corey Downes, was on-site with Rockedge Paving and Stone Work to give a demo on our newly launched product, HYDRO BAN® SLURRY. The demo took place in Melbourne, VIC, on a small block wall that will later be receiving stonework to the face. 

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

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

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

LATICRETE Warranty Systems

Consider the extra value and peace of mind a LATICRETE Warranty can bring when selecting the installation system for your project. 

LATICRETE provides comprehensive warranties for commercial, residential, and industrial projects worldwide. However, our best guarantee is our 60+ years of experience with industrial, commercial, and residential installations in every imaginable climate. LATICRETE Australia warrants that LATICRETE products will be free from manufacturing defects and will not break down or deteriorate when installed in accordance with LATICRETE written specification and guidelines. 

Let our global experience, product quality, and technical support assist you on your next project – no matter where it is.


Chat with your local LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep about your next project. Call 1800 331 012 or email us here. 

Monday, 4 January 2021

Pool Renovation at Novotel North Beach


 

Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, caught up with the team from Trescon, while renovating this 130m2 pool at Novotel in North Beach, NSW. The 50x50mm Cotto mosaics are being laid by the team from Procorpsupplied by ColorTile and installed using LATICRETE materials. 

LATICRETE products used:

  • 226 Thick Bed Mortar is 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 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 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. 
  • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. 
  • LATAPOXY® SP-100 is a stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone.


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.