Friday, 30 April 2021

PERMACOLOR® Select Grout Colours

Did you know PERMACOLOR® Select is available in 40 top designer colours? We have made it easier for you to select the colours for your next project with the above 40 colours available in PERMACOLOR® Select. Buy it today at your local LATICRETE stockist! 

Host a Trade Event featuring PERMACOLOR® Select, all attendees will receive a FREE PERMACOLOR Select Shaker*!

PERMACOLOR® Select is an advanced high performance cement 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 or interior applications. Easy to mix, grout and clean, PERMACOLOR Select is fast setting and does not require sealing. 

Features & 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.

    *Only while stock lasts.

    Thursday, 29 April 2021

    Trade Afternoon at Amber Orange


    Training Event - Amber Orange
    Thursday, 6th May 2021 

    Glenn Mannix, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, will be at Amber Orange for a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar wit
    HYDRO BAN® SLURRY and PRIME-N-BOND™. 
     
    Product of focus: HYDRO BAN® SLURRY and PRIME-N-BOND™

    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.

    Key Features:

    • 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 to view/download Product Data Sheet DS-1259.
     


    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.

    Key Features:

    • 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

    Click here to view/download Product Data Sheet DS-1258.


    Training Event Details:
    Where: Amber Orange
    Address: 26-32 Peisley St, Orange, NSW 2800
    Date: 6th May 2021
    Start: 2.00pm 

    RSVP:
    Amber Orange
    Phone: 02 6361 7366

    We hope to see you there! 

    Wednesday, 28 April 2021

    LATAPOXY® 310 RAPID Stone Adhesive


    LATAPOXY® 310 Rapid Stone Adhesive is a two component, high strength epoxy adhesive. Engineered, formulated and optimised for the spot bonding fixing method of installing tile and stone on vertical surfaces. LATAPOXY 310 Rapid Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at high working temperatures up to 35°C. Interior, exterior, wet areas and dry areas. Walls, ceilings and soffits.

    Key Features
    • Fast, permanent bond – 5 to 8 minute set time. 
    • Easy to use – 1:1 mixing ratio by volume. 
    • Non staining – ideal for white and light coloured marbles, other stones and tiles. 
    • Withstands shock and vibration.
    • Durable permanent bond, will not deteriorate over time. 
    • Safe – no solvents. 
    • Non-sag – when applied up to 25 mm thick. 
    • Standard version is available; 45 – 60 minute set up. Approved by the following building codes bodies for exterior installations; ICC, IBC.

    For more product information click here.

    Are you getting ready to start a project? Contact us about your next project by calling 1800 331 012 or email us here.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2021

    Newest Addition to the Latifamily!



    Is it even allowed to be this cute?! Flynn Young representing LATICRETE in his new onesie. Thanks to Dad, Jamie Young, LATICRETE Australia Plant & Logistics Manager, for sharing your beautiful baby boy with us! 

    Monday, 26 April 2021

    FREE Training

     

    LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps, Glenn Mannix and Joe Tabone, running through the LATICRETE system on-site for Sydney City Council. Did you know LATICRETE offer on-site technical service, training and advice to ensure a successful installation?

    Host a Trade Event featuring PERMACOLOR® Select, all attendees will receive a FREE PERMACOLOR Select Shaker*!

    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, customised training for you and your team or hosting a Trade Event? LATICRETE Technical Sales Representatives are here to help - Call us on 1800 331 012 or contact us here. 

    *Only while stock lasts. 

    Sunday, 25 April 2021

    ANZAC Day

    To all those who have served our country or lost loved ones,

    today and every day we will remember them, lest we forget!

    Friday, 23 April 2021

    Use PRIME-N-BOND™ for Your Next Project!


    PRIME-N-BOND™ is an Australian manufactured product that 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, 22 April 2021

    Earth Day 2021!


    Happy Earth Day 2021! 

    Earth Day is April 22 of every year. Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire.

    This year the theme of Earth Day is Restore Our Earth, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change. It is up to each and every one of us to Restore Our Earth not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.

    If you would like more info about online events you can join to learn how you can help make a difference, click here. 

    Commitment to Going Green

    LATICRETE is committed to provide innovative, GREEN/LEED products and tools to assure a better quality of life for future generations. Learn more about our initiatives to manufacture GREENGUARD Certified Low VOC products.

    LATICRETE was the first manufacturer of tile and stone installation materials to earn and offer the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute's (GEI) certification. Based on criteria used by the U.S. EPA, OSHA and the USGBC's LEED-CI program, the GREENGUARD certification provides you assurance that the specified LATICRETE® products meet appropriate indoor air quality standards for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde.

    View GREENGUARD & Low VOC Products (DS-1106).

    Wednesday, 21 April 2021

    FREE HYDRO BAN® Certification Training in VIC

     


    Join Chris Stenhouse, your local LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep at our training and warehouse facility in Sunshine West, VIC on Friday, 21 May 2021 for a FREE waterproof certification training morning.

    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 the new mandatory AS4654.1 standard. 
    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.

    Course Outline:
    • Regulations & standards
    • Contractors responsibilities
    • Products
    • Waterproofing issues
    • Hands-on experience
    • Assessment
    • Contractors HYDRO BAN certificate

    Where: LATICRETE VIC Training & Warehouse Facility
    Date: 21 May 2021
    Time: 8.30am

    RSVP Required - Seats are limited. Book your seat quickly with:
    Chris Stenhouse - Call: 0431 054 745

    Tuesday, 20 April 2021

    Holmesglen Trowel Trade Awards




    LATICRETE VIC Technical Sales Rep, Chris Stenhouse, attended the Holmesglen Awards evening hosted by Holmesglen TAFE in VIC, to celebrate excellence in education and training among students, staff and industry partners.

    LATICRETE was proud to co-sponsor the Holmesglen trailer award for the "2020 Apprentice of The Year" which was awarded to Ebonny Beyer in recognition of her outstanding achievements - Congratulations Ebonny!

    Holmesglen TAFE is one of the largest providers of vocational and higher education in Victoria. Since 1982, Holmesglen have grown from a delivery of 90 courses to 7000 students, to a unique multi-sectoral provider offering over 530 courses to more than 50 000 students. For more information on Holmesglen and available course, click here. 

    Monday, 19 April 2021

    Balcony Project in Ashgrove





    LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, shared these photos with us from Brandon and his team at Tile Minded of a balcony project in Ashgrove, QLD. The project features approximately 40m2 on external scyon, installed using a range of LATICRETE materials. 

    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. HYDRO BAN bonds directly to a wide variety of substrates.
    • HYDRO BAN® Fillet & Sealant is a one-component, fast curing, hybrid elastomeric adhesive, and sealant.
    • 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.

    Friday, 16 April 2021

    Upcoming Trade Event at Amber Kellyville

     

    Training Event - Amber Kellyville
    Wednesday, 4th May 2021 

    Craig Hunter, LATICRETE NSW Technical Sales Rep, will be at Amber Kellyville for a short, concise, intensive training program specifically developed for industry installation contractors, distributors, dealers and other industry professionals who want to improve their knowledge and increase their productivity as they become familiar wit
    HYDRO BAN® and MVIS™ Veneer Mortar. 
     
    Product of focus: HYDRO BAN® and MVIS™ Veneer Mortar

      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. 

      Key Features
      • Meets and exceeds the requirements of AS4858 and AS4654.1 
      • Thin; only 0.6 mm - 0.9 mm thick when cured
      • Anti-fracture protection of up to 3 mm over shrinkage and other non-structural cracks
      • "Extra Heavy Service" rating per ASTM C627 "Robinson Floor Test"
      • IAPMO approved
      • Inhibits stain-causing mould and mildew growth in the substrate with antimicrobial product protection.
      • Safe - no solvents and non-flammable

      Click here to view/download Product Data Sheet DS-1036.
       

      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. 

      Key Features
      • Incredible non-sag performance – faster, easier installations
      • Revolutionary patented formula provides maximum bond strength to veneers and substrate–exceeds AS ISO13007.1 requirements and ANSI A118.4 requirements 
      • Mixes only with water – no admix needed 
      • Lightweight mortar — very smooth and easy to apply 
      • GREENGUARD certified for low VOC’s

      Clichere to view/download Product Data Sheet DS-1076.

      Training Event Details:
      Where: Amber Kellyville
      Address: 104 Windsor Rd, Beaumont Hills, NSW 2155
      Date: 4th May 2021
      Start: 3.30pm 

      RSVP:
      Amber Kellyville
      Phone: 02 9629 2100

      We hope to see you there! 

      Thursday, 15 April 2021

      PERMACOLOR® NS Grout Colours


      Did you know PERMACOLOR® NS Grout is available in 12 top designer colours? We have made it easier for you to select the colours for your next project with the above 12 colours available in PERMACOLOR® NS Grout. Buy it today at your local LATICRETE stockist! 

      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 

      Click here for more product information

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

      Wednesday, 14 April 2021

      We Provide On-Site Training




      Are you looking for someone to show you the ropes using LATICRETE installation materials? LATICRETE will be there, on or off the job site, providing technical support, training and advice! 

      LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Corey Downes, met with Dave and the team from DG Tiling Company on their job site in Currumbin, QLD, for SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* training. The project features a 25m2 bathroom with large format porcelain tiles. 

      Do as the team from DG Tiling Company did and lock in your next on-site training now!  

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

      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, 13 April 2021

      Installation of Printed Panels


       

      Check out this special shower project! LATICRETE Technical Sales Rep, Chris Stenhouse, recently visited tiler Stefano Marando from Borgia Marble on-site to have a look at these printed 1m x 500mm x 6mm panels, built by Level Developments and installed using LATICRETE 254 adhesive. 

      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. 254 adhesive, designed to just mix with water, has a long open time with unsurpassed adhesion and workability. May be mixed with PERMACOLOR® Select pigment packs for a coloured adhesive. Click here for more product information and to view/download the Product Data Sheet. 

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

      Monday, 12 April 2021

      Heavy Duty Mortar Beds and Renders



      The use of Heavy Duty Mortar Beds and Renders in 
      modern-day tile and stone installation

      With the tile and stone installation industry forever evolving, it is essential that the installation materials and methods develop accordingly. There are a number of contributing factors that can lead to a failure of a tile and stone install, however one of the largest causes of defects is incorrect surface preparation. With the weight and size of tile installations on the rise, it is critical that the surfaces adhered to be prepared with the correct products to ensure a successful and lasting project.

      As technology and fashion dictate a greater use of large format and thinner ceramic & stone tile,  dimensional tolerances, and other surface preparation requirements increase. For without such tolerances and preparation, it is difficult to successfully install these tiles from both a technical and aesthetic prospective. 

      Throughout the years a common method of installing renders or mortar beds has been with the use of sand and Portland cement mixes. Typically these mixes are done on-site at a ratio decided by the contractor, with minimal water added to make the material formable. There are a number of issues that lead to failure from this material being used in modern-day installations. They include but are not limited to; 

          1) Inconsistent and/or poor quality of raw materials;

          2) Poor blending of powders and;

          3) Application of the material in areas subject to load-bearing or heavy-duty wearing. 

      There may be circumstances where a sand and cement screed mix may suffice, however, it is important to understand the situations in which you need to move to a stronger alternative.

      The more traditional method of dimensionally correcting surfaces with non-proprietary screeds and renders has its technical limitations and time delays. As well as variation in the raw materials delivered to site and site mixing variation, once produced they may not be structurally sound enough for the proposed installation category, have the ability to work in thin section or be able to be worked over in relatively short periods of time.

      At LATICRETE, we offer two products to provide lasting results for your mortar bed or render. 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, is a polymer fortified blend of carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and graded aggregates. Without the need for a latex admix, 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed simply mixes with water for an exceptional strength mortar bed or render.

      Furthermore, the use of 226 Thick Bed Mortar mixed with 3701 Mortar Admix is the complete solution for lasting stone and tile installations. When mixed with 3701 Mortar Admix, 226 Thick Bed Mortar boasts an impressive compressive strength ranging from 33.8 - 34.5 Mpa. Without the use of onsite blending of powders, LATICRETE premixed mortar beds ensure a consistent and strong mix. These products are both designed to withstand extra-heavy duty installations, even when applied to as little as feather edge thickness.



      Understanding the product needed for your project is fundamental in creating a lasting installation. Click here for more information on LATICRETE Thick-Bed Mortars & Screeds.

      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.  

      Friday, 9 April 2021

      STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer

       

      STONETECH® BulletProof® Sealer is an advanced sealer, designed to provide maximum protection on natural stone against the toughest oil and water-based stains. 

      Key Features

      • Maximum protection against most stains
      • Advanced penetrating microbond protection
      • Preserves natural look of stone
      • Water-based formula
      • Interior and exterior 

      STONETECH BulletProof Sealer is suitable for a range of natural stone and masonry surfaces such as limestone, honed or textured marble, bluestone, travertine, sandstone, textured or veined granite, flagstone, quartzite, and saltillo tile.

      Great for use in high traffic areas such as countertops, backsplashes, entryways, floor and walls. ⁣
      View/download:

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

      Thursday, 8 April 2021

      Hotel Gets a Makeover

       


      Stunning tiling work from The Orchid Group! The team completed this bathroom project at Tingirana Hotel, Noosa, QLD. The project features Bisazza 10x10mm Blend, wall tiles 300x600mm and floor 450x450mm porcelain tiles installed using LATICRETE installation materials.

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