Friday, 26 February 2021

Completed Outdoor Terrace





Jealous much? We are! Don MacDonald and his team from The Orchid Group recently completed this outdoor area of this beautiful home on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. The project features a filled and honed Travertine deck and stairs, along with Granite ground, and honed in-situ, all installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. Well done!

Products used:

  • 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 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.

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

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Mooloolaba Penthouse Renovation Completed


 

The team from Skorpil Tiling have completed the Mooloolaba Penthouse Renovation project which included a lap pool and 3x spas. We are happy to share the completed project photos! 

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. 


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)

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Protect Your Surfaces with STONETECH®

Your investment in natural stone or premium tile deserves the right product to ensure it retains its beauty and function over the long term. LATICRETE® STONETECH® makes caring for your natural stone or tile easy. You can be confident that you will extend the life and preserve the value of your investment.

STONETECH Surface Care Products are reliable, high performing and, thoroughly tested giving today’s savvy stone professionals a competitive edge. Now you can Protect, Clean and Transform your natural stone, tile and masonry — and ensure the quality of your work for years to come. 

The STONETECH Surface Care Product range features innovative water and solvent based, high performance products that have been thoroughly tested to give stone professionals a competitive edge. The STONETECH range offers low VOC options for advanced stone care so you can protect, clean and transform natural stone, tile and masonry while protecting the environment and ensuring the quality of your work for years to come.

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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, 23 February 2021

HYDRO BAN® Training at Wyllie Tiles

Want to learn more about HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane? Join LATICRETE and the team from Wyllie Tiles for a waterproofing course using HYDRO BAN®!

This seminar is a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for waterproofing industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing & Crack Suppression Membrane that meets AS4858 and AS4654.1.


Product of focus:

    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. 

    Training Course Details:

    Tuesday 2nd March 
    Where: Wyllie Tiles Launceston
    Address: 11 Hope St, Invermay, TAS 7248
    Start: 8:00am
    RSVP Date: 26th February 
    RSVP details: Phone 03 6326 7274 or email launceston@wyllietiles.com.au

    Wednesday 3rd March 
    Where: Wyllie Tiles Burnie
    Address: 127 Wilson St, Burnie, TAS 7320
    Start: 8:00am
    RSVP Date: 26th February 
    RSVP details: Phone 03 6431 4788 or email burnie@wyllietiles.com.au

    Thursday 4th March 
    Where: Wyllie Tiles Moonah
    Address: 128 Main Road, Moonah, TAS 7009
    Start: 8:00am
    RSVP Date: 26th February 
    RSVP details: Phone 03 6272 1233 or email brettp@wyllietiles.com.au

    We hope to see you there! 

    Monday, 22 February 2021

    Private Pool Project at Marrickville





    Look at this stunning pool project! Thanks to Voz Tiling & the team for sharing their recent project with us, which looks amazing! A range of LATICRETE installation materials have been used to complete this 45m2 fully tiled pool in Marrickville, NSW.

    LATICRETE installation materials used:

    • 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. 
    • 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 project? Contact us about 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)

    Friday, 19 February 2021

    335 Adhesive used on Exterior Stonework

     



    Corey Downes, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, was recently onsite with Rodolfo from Diamond Cut Tiling in Yeronga, QLD. The team has just completed this 100m2 of exterior stonework using LATICRETE 335 Adhesive. 

    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.

    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.

    Thursday, 18 February 2021

    HYDRO BAN® Training at Tilers Warehouse



    Want to learn more about HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing Membrane? Join LATICRETE and the team from Tilers Warehouse, on Tuesday 23rd March for a waterproofing course using HYDRO BAN®!

    This seminar is a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for waterproofing industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar with HYDRO BAN® Waterproofing & Crack Suppression Membrane that meets AS4858 and AS4654.1.


    Product of focus:

      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. 

      Training Course Details:
      Where: Tilers Warehouse 
      Address: 4/3 Vesper Drive, Narre Warren, VIC 3805
      Date: 23 March 2021
      Start: 2:00pm - 5:00pm 

      RSVP due to limited seats available:
      Tilers Warehouse 
      Tel: 03 9704 5927 or email sales@tilerswarehousevic.com.au

      We hope to see you there! 

      Wednesday, 17 February 2021

      Residential Project in Red Hill Completed





      At the end of last year, we shared an ongoing residential bathroom project in Red Hill, QLD. Murray Heazlewood and his team from SEQ Tiling and Cladding have worked hard to install these large-format thin porcelain tiles in this bathroom and we are happy to finally see and share the completed project! 

      The wall features large-format thin porcelain tiles which are 2600x1200x6mm and the floor  features 1200x600x10mm, all installed using the below LATICRETE installation materials:

      • 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. 
      • 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.
      • 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.

      Do you need help in selecting the appropriate adhesives, mortars, and grouts for your specific residential applications? 

      Call us on 1800 331 012 to find out more about our products, arrange a demo, or email us here. 

      Tuesday, 16 February 2021

      Product Feature: 335 RAPID Adhesive


      335 RAPID adhesive is a premium, flexible, high performance, rapid setting 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.

      Exceeds the requirements of AS ISO13007.1&2 classification C2TFS1. Excellent for exterior and underwater applications with a superior bond to masonry.

      Features & Benefits
      • Interior and exterior use
      • High-performance flexible cement-based adhesive
      • High tack, non-sag
      • Easy to use - plastic and workable

      Click here for more product information or see Product Data Sheet DS-1002.

      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, 15 February 2021

      Onsite SPECTRALOCK® Demo

       

      LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Chris Stenhouse, was with Brett from Balwyn Tiling providing an on-site demo using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout, in "Smoke Grey" on this shop in Ivanhoe, VIC. 

      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) 

      Friday, 12 February 2021

      Putting HYDRO BAN® SLURRY to the Test



       

      It was a busy week for the team from Crafted Living Landscapeswhen Glenn Mannix LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, called in on the job site to see Jake, Joel, Luke and Jono. Together they put HYDRO BAN® SLURRY to the test by applying it to this block construction wall to stop leaching and efflorescence. Well done!

      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.

      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, 11 February 2021

      Update on the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Project





      In July last year, we shared the first update on the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Project on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. The team from Skorpil Tiling worked hard to complete this project alongside Integral Construction, and now we are happy to share the latest stage of the project, which features 400m2 of granite installed with a range of LATICRETE materials.

      LATICRETE products used: 
      • 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. 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.
      • 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. 

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

      Wednesday, 10 February 2021

      Masonry Veneer Installation System

      Up to now, the installation of manufactured stone masonry veneer has often depended on the use of site-mixed unfortified masonry mortars that are subject to large variations in consistency, quality and performance and which also limit the installation technique to that of traditional masonry. This traditional method is not engineered as part of a complete wall system and therefore does not offer warranties from a reliable source willing to stand behind the installation.

      The Masonry Veneer Installation System brochure provides information on LATICRETE installation systems that provide permanent, high strength installations that are freeze/thaw stable and protected from water intrusion. The Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) allows for increased productivity utilising either traditional masonry installation techniques or the “tiler’s method”. Vastly expanded architectural details are offered to help design professionals, contractors and installers understand the range of possible applications – and appropriate products and techniques which will assure long-term performance on projects of all types. 

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

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

      Tuesday, 9 February 2021

      Residential Balcony Repair Job



      Chris Stenhouse, LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, was recently on-site providing hands-on product demo using SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* with Michael for his balcony repair job. After the demo, Michael commented on the ease of application and wash off. Feedback like this is highly appreciated. Thank you Michael and well done Chris!

      The project features Desert Khaki on 450x450 tiles installed with SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout*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) 

      Monday, 8 February 2021

      Fixing Project that Takes You to the Clouds!

       




      This fixing project will take you to the clouds! Don Macdonald and his team from The Orchid Group recently fixed and grouted this custom made cloud image featuring 10x10mm glass mosaic tiles from Trend, using LATAPOXY® SP-100

      LATAPOXY® SP-100 is a stainless, pigment free, colourfast epoxy grout for grouting floor installations of ceramic tile, brick, and stone.

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

      Friday, 5 February 2021

      New Pool in Mollymook Underway


       

      Check out this project! The team from Southern Pools & Spas is building this upcoming block construction pool in Mollymook, NSW. The blocks are supplied by Baines Masonry while a range of LATICRETE materials is to be used throughout this project. 

      Products used/to be used:
      • 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.
      • 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. 
      • PERMACOLOR® Grout is a high-performance grout that provides a grout joint that is dense, hard and will resist cracking.

      Keep your eyes peeled for updates on this project!

      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.

      Thursday, 4 February 2021

      Thumbs up for LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive!


      One happy customer! Pete from Ellis Construction recently gave LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive the thumbs up as LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Glenn Mannix, provided technical assistance onsite last week. 

      Pete and his team are working with Western Suburbs Tiles who are currently installing 200m2 of Sukabumi tiles at this Rosebay residence in NSW. 

      Additional LATICRETE installation materials used on the project are:

      • 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
      • LATAPOXY® 300 Adhesive is a chemical resistant, epoxy adhesive that will bond to most sound, clean surfaces. The adhesive spreads easily and cleans with water while fresh.
      • 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 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)

      Wednesday, 3 February 2021

      HYDRO BAN® SLURRY to Your Rescue

      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 where water resistance or protection from substrate moisture is required. 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

      • Can be used under HYDRO BAN in swimming pools where negative hydrostatic pressure resistance is required. 

      • Can be used under cementitious pool plasters.
      • Rapid drying for faster time to tile
      • 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.

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