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For over 60 years Architects, Engineers, Developers and Installers have trusted LATICRETE with the solutions to their tile and stone installation needs. LATICRETE provides comprehensive systems and warranties for commercial, residential and industrial projects worldwide – so let our global experience, product quality and technical support assist you on your next project, no matter where it is!

In this newsletter we feature an informative article from Fred Gray, LATICRETE Technical Services Manager, on selecting the right adhesive for your project, as well as things to remember and consider when tiling and grouting in colder weather, TDS-1002. Also featured is our recent Profit Through Knowledge seminar, LATICRETE projects, and a product focus on LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield.

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Emma Tschannen

Featured Articles
Product Spotlight
LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield

LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is a 2 component, roller applied epoxy coating specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates. Use over dry and damp concrete and other masonry substrates to reduce the moisture vapour emission to facilitate the correct installation of membranes, tiles, vinyl, timber, adhesives or other floor coverings that require protection from moisture.

Click here to read more product information.
Selecting the Right Adhesive
Article by Fred Gray, LATICRETE Technical Services Manager

It's important to recognise that the performance requirements and classifications in AS/ISO13007 describe a select range of physical characteristics of an adhesive that can't be solely relied on when it comes to the selection and use of tile adhesives for the wide variety of projects we encounter. They are a starting point for the most part.

There are other characteristics you should consider, like compressive strength, shear capacity and immersed installation abilities to name a few that would prove useful in making an appropriate selection. Click here to read the full article.

Tiling in Cold Weather
Technical Data Sheet TDS-1002.

Winter is approaching and to help ensure your tiling projects look great for many years to come we have provided some tips for tiling and grouting in cold weather.

Conventional Portland cement tile setting beds, thin-set mortars, grouts and cement plasters are often permanently damaged when subject to below freezing temperatures immediately after installation. The water content of a mortar turning into ice often results in Portland cement gel structure rupturing with significant loss in strength, flexibility and durability.
Continue reading here.

Knowledge is the Key to Success

QLD Profit Through Knowledge Seminar a Hit!

LATICRETE Australia recently held a free Pool Tiling Installations Systems seminar in QLD in May. Attendees were actively involved in classroom discussions, and hands on demonstrations on LATICRETE products, from substrate preparation right through to grouts, for successful pool tiling installations. Relevant Australian standards pertaining to swimming pools were also highlighted. Click here to continue reading.

LATICRETE University
Product Training at Your Fingertips

We make being able to attend training easy with our free LATICRETE University e-Learning Program! LATICRETE University makes it possible for anyone within the industry to train on industry standards and Profit Through Knowledge (PTK) Technical Seminars from the comfort of your home or office.

Now you can receive quality education at your fingertips. For those interested visit and register to get started!

Projects / Articles of Interest

The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., is best known as the site of one of the biggest political scandals in American history, and after countless renovations and an ownership battle the hotel recently reopened. The $200-million renovation, which capitalized on the hotel’s vintage aesthetic, restored many of the hotel’s original features, including its grand staircase and mosaic-tiled 15m saltwater indoor pool. A range of LATICRETE materials were used for the installation, including HYDRO BAN®, 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed, and SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout†. Read the full Project Spotlight here.

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama’s primary marine education and research centre and is the home site of the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium. The Dauphin Island renovation project scope included the cafeteria’s entire interior: adding two bathrooms; adding four new showers; and renovating four existing restrooms with new floors, fixtures, partitions, and walls at the Beagle Hall Dormitory. Total floor renovation was approximately 400m2. Continue reading here.

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