Construction

Skimmer Lids Quad Skimmer stone or tile skimmer box lid

18 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Skimmer Lids

The Quad Skimmer Lid from Skimmer Lids matches pool coping or surrounds and is finished flush to the top surface. The lid is available in four depths and can be lined in any tile, paver or other material.


LATICRETE PLASMA Grout

04 June, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE has released a new grout product, PLASMA Grout, suitable for use in most applications including: ceramic tile, glass tile and stone, floors and walls, as well as regrouting. It can be used in residential and commercial applications for grout joints between 1.5 and 12 mm wide.


Between sea and sky: semiprecious stone tiling

03 June, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

Elite tile contractor Rock Solid Tile used the LATICRETE System to complete a stunning pool tiled in semiprecious lapis lazuli stone overlooking the Pacific Ocean in California.


Why should you install movement joints in swimming pools?

07 May, 2015 by Fred Gray, Technical Services Manager, LATICRETE | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

It's tempting to avoid anything that may distract from the appearance of a tiled pool interior. However, movement is a natural part of these installations and must be accommodated. Movement joints are vital to ensuring the success of a tiled interior.


US tile industry names LATICRETE Supplier of the Year

24 April, 2015 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) has named LATICRETE as its Supplier of the Year. The prestigious award was announced on the opening day of the Coverings 2015 show in Orlando, Florida.


LATICRETE PERMACOLOR Select Grout

17 March, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

PERMACOLOR Select from LATICRETE is a high-performance cement grout. According to the company, it offers the industry's first dispersible dry pigment solution.


LATICRETE SPECTRALOCK GROUT DAZZLE line

10 February, 2015 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE has added eight bright additive colours to its SPECTRALOCK GROUT DAZZLE line: Blue Hawaii, Tangerine Orange, Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Lemonade, Ruby Slippers, Candied Apple and Purple Haze.


Free access to National Construction Code now available

09 February, 2015 by Alice Richard

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has made the National Construction Code (NCC) available online at no cost to builders or tradespeople. The code is available to access in sections that are most relevant to different building sectors.


BIOTOP Living Pool Converter System

27 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Natural Swimming Pools

The BIOTOP Living Pool Converter System converts conventional pools to chemical-free pools. The existing pool is only minimally rebuilt. The existing water circuit, comprising a skimmer, pump and sand filter, can still be operated. Only the chlorination system is shut down.


Tiling the Marina Bay Sands pool in the sky

19 November, 2014 by Eric Carson | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE materials were selected for architect Moshe Safdie's ambitious infinity-edge pool design that spans three 55-storey hotel skyscrapers on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Measuring over three times that of an Olympic-sized swimming pool on a cantilevered rooftop observation deck, the Sands SkyPark signature design element was no ordinary pool tile application.


Letter to the Editor: Backwash lines

13 November, 2014 by Alice Richard

The final paragraph of 'The Good, the Bad and the Sludgy' [Pool+Spa Nov/Dec] states: "... every 90° elbow is the equivalent of another length of pipe - another 6 metres." In fact, a 40 mm elbow is the equivalent of only 1.6 m of pipe and a 50 mm elbow 2.2 m of pipe.


ParexDavco Rejuvenation Grout

31 October, 2014 | Supplied by: ParexDavco

Parex Davco Rejuvenation Grout restores discoloured or damaged grout without the need to remove the old grout and then re-grout the area.


Ezarri Australia Gem range of mosaic tiles

17 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Europe Imports Pty Ltd

Ezarri Australia has launched a range of glass mosaic tiles based on the characteristics found in gemstones of the Australian outback. The Gem range comprises five colours: Aquamarine, Sapphire, Emerald, Topaz and Tourmaline.


Fittings to handle the heat

13 October, 2014 by Alice Richard

Looking to reduce gas bills for its heated swimming pool, Perth College decided to install an evacuated tube (EVT) solar pool heating system. Supreme Heating WA chose the Viega Propress system for its ability to withstand high water temperatures.


How to ensure a pool surround is up to scratch

08 October, 2014 by Alice Richard

When it comes to pool surrounds, tile consultant Colin Cass says there are three main issues to consider to ensure the job's done right: choice of materials, allowing for movement and material care and maintenance.


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