Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sydney Today

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Top - Sydney Opera House
Bottom - Sydney Skyline

Sydney Fish Market

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One of the seven brothers

Friday, July 27, 2012

Opportunity In Australia

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Productivity Unleashed

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Latapoxy 310
LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive is a two component, high strength epoxy adhesive.  Engineered & formulated for the spot bonding fixing method of tile and stone installations on vertical surfaces. 
LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive maintains its non-sag consistency at temperatures up to 95°F (35°C).
Click here for more information and to view the video

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Snap It !

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Get the MS Tag App for your Smart Phone ! Be Modern !

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Graffiti ? Or Art ?

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All Graffiti is not ugly
Little Bourke Street Melbourne Australia

Road Trip !

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Melbourne Australia this week

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interesting Architecture

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Some Design professionals do some pretty incredible work !
A message I received today:
Please find attached some further information and photos of the Bath House project where we used the Laticrete Spectralock grout with Floor N Wall thinset adhesive fortified with Laticrete 4237 admix.
Kind Regards
Craig Chatman
phone              +61 3 9416 3615
fax                   + 61 3 9416 3616

Monday, July 23, 2012

Chillies Anyone ?

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Chillies !
"A small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used chopped (and often dried) in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. There are various forms with pods of differing size, color, and strength of flavor, such as cascabels and jalapeños."

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Laticrete Australia

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The Laticrete Australia National Sales Meeting focused on hands-on training on a range of highly productive-to-install Laticrete products that "solve problems !"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Intensive Training & Education in Australia for our Team

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Laticrete Australia National Sales Meeting
Our Laticrete Australia Sales team is gathered at our Brisbane HQ for several days of intensive product hands-on, sales, marketing & technical training and education.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Thinbed Method

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The "thin bed” method refers to installations of tile with adhesives, dry-set mortars, multipurpose thin-set mortars, latex-fortified Portland cement mortars and epoxy adhesives. Each of these materials is applied with a notched trowel and the adhesive or mortar thickness is approximately 3/32" - 3/16" (2.5mm - 5mm).
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Beautiful Custom Project in Hawaii using LATICRETE Materials

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"A custom home project we recently completed in beautiful upcountry Maui. Various stone, porcelain, and glass tile were used throughout the home.

Every bathroom was a different design and required various types of installation materials.

We used a lot of 4-XLT (especially helpful for the 5/8” thick stone on the master bath shower ceiling!) Also 317 with 333 admix, 253 Gold, and 220 Marble and Granite Mortar.
Glass Tile Adhesive was used for all the glass tile backsplashes and accent rows.

All the showers and tub surrounds were waterproofed with HYDRO BAN and HYDRO BARRIER was used as anti-fracture membrane over the concrete substrate for the bathroom floors. 

Six colors of grout were used in PERMACOLOR, 1600 Unsanded with 1776 admix, and SPECTRALOCK epoxy grout for the pebble shower floors. LATASIL 100% silicone for change of plane and movement joints.

The great service from our local Maui LATICRETE distributor- Hawaiian Ceramic Tile (Susan, Sally, Jason, Kel, and Joe) and the excellent advice from some of your top tech people (Art Mintie and Mark Brooks) helped make this project a success."


Isaac Homza
Higher Standard Tile & Stone
Hawaii State Director NTCA (National Tile Contractor’s Assoc.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lovely Glass Mosaic Installation

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Installing or specifying glass mosaic tiles ?  Interesting in Productivity ? Permanence ?
Click here to view additional information
Click here to request Technical Support or Service for your project
Click here to request a No Charge sample bag to work with

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sydney Laticrete PTK

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Laticrete Passport to Sucess in Sydney Australia July 11th & 12th
We are committed to sponsoring training and educational programs that focus on Productivity & Profitability for the tile installer and the tile distributor.
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The Profit Through Knowledge Technical Seminar is a two day, intensive training program specifically developed for ceramic tile and stone industry distributors, dealers, and other industry professionals.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tile Contractor's Showroom Display

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Recently Steve has acquired a new Showroom in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
He will be having an Open House / Grande Opening in the next few weeks.
Stephen Maloney
Maloney Tile & Marble, Inc
734 578-6999 Mobile
Office & Showroom
24775 Hathaway,
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
National Tile Contractors Association "Michigan State Director"
National Tile Contractors Association "Five Star Member"

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cracked Tile

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Cracked tile on floor in airport

Cracked tile on floor of PBI airport.  Installed over brand x crack suppression peel and stick mat!  Did the crack telegraph up from the slab or was the crack suppression peel and stick mat so soft, or lack sufficient load bearing capability, that it allowed heavy duty / wheeled carts traffic in an airport to crack the tiles?

My thoughts revolve around the potential that the crack suppression peel and stick mat under the tile work does not have sufficient "load bearing" capability and regular wheeled cart and luggage traffic in the airport simply is cracking some of the tiles !

Why do you think the tiles cracked ?
Send your thoughts and comments to me at

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Exterior Stone Pavers

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Queensland University of technology Brisbane - Garden Point Pavement upgrade Stage 1

Contractor: Bland 2 Brilliant
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

Thinbed method installation with Laticrete #335 Premium Flexible Thinset adhesive
Grouted with Laticrete Natural Grey Quarry grout fortified with Laticrete 3701 admix

Area: 60000 Ft2 / 6000M2

Granite pavers  32" x 16" x 1.5"   -  800x400x40mm

Other interesting jobsite info: the building pictured is the old government house that dates back to 1861. The building looks out onto the Brisbane botanical gardens, a truly beautiful  project

Nick Collett | Technical Sales Representative - Queensland
Laticrete Pty Ltd | 29 Telford St | Virginia QLD, 4014 Australia

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

4th of July

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An American Holiday - The 4th of July
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. 
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. 
Independence Day is the national day of the United States
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Sunday, July 01, 2012

Grout Color Selection Tool

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Do you have Laticrete grout color section tools?
Click here to request color selection tools

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