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Pool, Spa & Fountain Tiling Systems Brochure
LATICRETE provides various tile & stone installation system brochures which assists in your selection of appropriate waterproofing, adhesives, mortars, groups, and sealants for your project, including a System Warranty.   
The LATICRETE Pool, Spa, and Fountain Tiling System comprises of globally proven LATICRETE installation materials that provide single-source responsibility for demanding and high-performance applications.

A system that provides polymer fortified and epoxy adhesives with greater bond strength than Australian Standard requirements, epoxy grouts that deliver greater chemical resistance than cementitious grouts, and safe, easy-to-install, water-cleanable products that reduce labour and improve productivity.

Click here to view/download the Pool, Spa & Fountain Tiling Systems brochure.

For architectural details, in-depth technical support, and comprehensive product application videos, click here.

Bricklayers, tilers, chefs added to skilled migration program


Master Builders Australia has welcomed a decision by the federal government to increase building trade occupations eligible for skilled migration to Australia.

The federal government has limited the general skilled migration program at 43,990 skilled visas over the next financial year. Each of the listed occupations is capped at 6 per cent of the industry's workforce.

Master Builders spokesman Ben Carter says the decision means the industry can better respond to increased future demand for skilled tradespeople such as bricklayers.

He says people coming on skilled visas respond to longer term structural demand in the economy.

"There's very strong projected and forecast growth in residential building construction around Australia and this will allow us to respond to that future demand, even though it's our first priority to train more Australian apprentices and to get out-of-work tradies back to work."

Meanwhile, the union representing chefs, United Voice, said there was no shortage of local chefs.

The union’s acting national secretary, David O’Byrne said low wages and high turnover were to blame for positions not being filled.

“The industry has got no problems attracting staff in Australia, the industry has a problem keeping staff," he told the Australian.


How Much Do Professional Tiling Services Cost?

THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM----  serviceseeking.com.au


Wondering how much tilers charge in Australia?

The prices for professional tiling services vary between $30/$45 on average up to $100/$120 per square metre, whereas the hourly rates range from $45 to $100 per hour. The average cost for new tiling is $50/m2 based on quotes and jobs completed on ServiceSeeking.com.au.

Where do these prices come from?

Here’s a brief overview of tiling services cost in Australia calculated per hour, per square metre, and per square foot including indoor and outdoor tiling work – wall tilingfloor tiling, even swimming pool tiling cost per m2.

How much does tiling cost in Australia?

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However, there is a wide range of tiling costs depending on:

  • the tiling material used,
  • the size and difficulty of the job,
  • which state the job is completed in and
  • how much demand there is for renovation work at any particular time, to name just a few major factors (more details further in the article).

So, let’s see how much hiring a tiler costs and what else influences the prices.

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How Much Does A Tiler Cost?

When speaking of tiling labour costs, a qualified and experienced tiler will charge on average $60 per hour to lay new tiles, or around $35 per square metre depending on the complexity of the job.

Large tiles often have a higher labour rate cost, because even though a smaller number of overall tiles need to be laid, there is less tolerance for error during the laying process – therefore requiring greater skill and care – compared to laying a larger number of small tiles.

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To ensure that you’re getting an accurate price, it’s important to clarify what exactly is included in your quotes.

Now that you know how much is labour for tiling, let’s dig a bit deeper so that you’re well prepared for this serious project on time.

The most common areas for new tiling are:

  • bathroom,
  • kitchen,
  • laundry,
  • outdoor areas such as balcony, swimming pool and others.

If you’re getting ready for tiling any of these areas, you may also require waterproofing work as well. So, it’s wise to check the cost of waterproofing in advance.

Follow the links below to find out more detailed information about:

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well.

We are still fishing and for those who can get here I have 2 trips that still have vacancies on them for 2020

We will be going to the Mini Mini system, north of Kakadu to do a "Build-up Barra" trip from 12-18 October.

With the promise of a good wet season on the way and some early rain in late September and October already predicted the barra will be on the chew.

I have only 3 spots left on this trip. Cost $5,900 Ex Darwin

In November we will be going to Croker and the outer islands from 20-29 November.

This is a fantastic trip which will stop at Melville Is and at several spots across the Cobourg Peninsular before going on to the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Croker and the outer islands. On n the last morning of the trip guests will fly home to Darwin on one of the fantastic Paspaley Mallard flying boats which will collect you from right next to the ship. This trip normally sees the widest variety of species caught of any of our trips through the year, including Barra, huge Spanish Mackerel and GT's, Big Golden Snapper, Coral Trout, Red Emperor and Maori Sea Bream. The 10 day trip including return flight, meals accommodation, guided fishing and all equipment is $7,650 ex Darwin

Kind Regards

Blane Simmons

0400 703 300

How Ceramic Tiles Are Made

Posted by The Team @ TFO in Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles have been around for millenniums. They have decorated countless homes and other buildings around the world. While the principle remains the same, the actual production line has evolved significantly with advancing technology. Furthermore, below will go a long way in answering how ceramic tiles are made.

Step 1. Raw Materials For Ceramic Tiles

First, the manufacturer collects a series of raw materials. Common materials used to produce ceramic tiles include white clay, talc, sand, feldspar, illitic and kaolinitic clay, dolomite and calcite. The manufacturer will quarry and refine them. Also, they will bring the materials to the manufacturing plant and store them separately.

Step 2. Mixing And Forming

Next, the manufacturer mixes the raw materials in specific proportions by weight. The manufacturer achieves the specified mixture by varying the speed of each conveyor before the master conveyor gathers all materials together for the next process. The conveyor then dumps the mixture into a storage tank. It then feeds that into a series of mixing tanks with water and ceramic pellets. This forms a liquid material called slurry.

They then temporarily store the slurry in large tanks. Next they feed it into an atomizer. The atomizer has a nozzle which sprays the slurry into the middle of it. A current of hot air helps the slurry becomes airborne and it quickly dries to form atomized powder.

They then release the atomized powder in measured quantities into a tray which distributes the powder evenly into a mould. A large hydraulic press then applies a force of 300-400kg/cm2. By means of high pressure and residual moisture, this process turns the powder into a solid mass. They dry these formed pieces further to remove most of the remaining moisture. This guarantees that the product will come out of the kiln in a consistent quality, free of physical weaknesses or defects.

Step 3. Glazing

Glazing and screening serve both practical and artistic purposes. These allow the tile to gain aesthetic beauty, water repellence and durability. Glazing and screening also are good for hygienic properties. First, the manufacturer uses roller screens to apply a design and colour. To achieve greater design variation, a manufacturer can add an extra roller screen to the line.

A manufacturer makes numerous test runs before accepting the final formulation. They need to verify the quality of the finish, trueness of the design and colour definition. A glaze is essentially a glass like substance and they apply it to the surface of a tile. They do this by varying methods such as by spray, waterfall, screening or dry glazing methods.

Step 4. Firing

After the manufacturer applies a glaze, the tile gets fired in a kiln. There are different types of kilns but a Roller Hearth Kiln is by far the most efficient. This kiln has outstanding temperature uniformity, cleanliness and heat efficiency. Temperatures in this type of kiln can reach as high as 1190 degrees Celsius. Kilning solidifies the glaze and removes all residual moisture in the ceramic. This completes the manufacturing stage for ceramic tiles.

Step 5. Quality Check

To ensure quality, the finished product goes through inspections, checking for any imperfections. Mechanical and human means check the calibre, shade and quality of the tiles. Information about each tile then gets used to sort and box the ceramic tiles accordingly. The manufacturer then labels these boxes with the quality, shade and calibre specifications. Then they place them on the appropriate pallet ready for dispatching.

So, that’s how ceramic tiles are made. The evolution of technology means more consistency and added aesthetic appeal to tiles. Why not consider using tiles for your next project. TFO has all your tiling needs covered at Sydney’s lowest prices.