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Stapylton, Qld, 4207

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An extract taken from LATICRETE.

Tile and stone installation applications can be affected by moisture before and after the installation and curing phases.  LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield is specifically designed to reduce moisture vapour emissions in concrete and other substrates.  Use HYDRO BAN® waterproofing membrane in conjunction with LATAPOXY® Moisture Shield to produce a waterproof substrate for your tile and stone applications.

Things are about to heat up here in Australia, so make sure you are prepared by reading these helpful hints and tips for tiling in hot weather.

You want to ensure the best installation of your projects over the hotter months, and there is a simple rule to follow when an installation is subjected to high temperatures: The 8ºC Rule – for every 8ºC above 21ºC, Portland cement and epoxy based materials take half as long to cure.

Queensland has ushered in a new era of ‘fairness’ in the building sector as the government in that state introduces legislation designed to improve protection for subcontractors.

Introduced into Parliament, the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 aims to improve security of payment laws, modernise and simplify provisions for making subcontractor charges, improve ease of access to security of payment legislation and provide for greater accountability.

A critical part of the policy revolves around the introduction of project bank accounts (PBAs) - trust accounts into which progress payments and retention monies are held in trust, independent of the head contractor and principal.

Tips for Tiling and Grouting in Cooler Temperatures 

Winter has well and truly set in for Australia, but despite the colder temperatures projects still need to go ahead. Below is some helpful tips for tiling and grouting in cold weather.

An extract taken from the LATICRETE Technical Data Sheet on Cold Weather Tiling and Grouting, TDS-1002

Thin Porcelain Tiles - Practical Benefits, Design Options And Proven Installation Techniques

By offering an extensive range of exquisite porcelain tiles, exemplary customer service and a real dedication to state-of-the-art testing, Porcel-Thin has established a peerless reputation for thin porcelain contract tile supply.  But, as Ray Smith, Managing Director, is quick to point out, the success of this fast-growing business is based on much more that its broad portfolio of top quality porcelain tiles in a range of attractive styles.