The owners of a private residence in Ascot Vale, Melbourne contracted Nicholas Murray Architects to add a new en-suite and powder room in their Victorian home built in 1906. The new work had to complement the flow of the existing home. This presented a significant challenge.

The project entailed installation of large format Italian tiles manufactured by Refin, and supplied by Beaumont Tiles. Tiling contractor Chris Stenhouse successfully installed 81m2 of wall and floor tiles using a variety of Laticrete products.

Wastage was kept to a minimum by installing tiles in a random laying pattern, which meant that off-cuts could be used in separate courses of tiling. The 750 x 1500 mm ceramic tiles were installed using Laticrete’s 335 Premium Flexible Adhesive, a high performance thin-set adhesive which is used to install various ceramic tiles including porcelain and natural stone products.
The substrates were waterproofed with Laticrete’s Hydro Ban, a thin, load-bearing waterproofing/crack isolation membrane that does not require the use of fabric. Hydro Ban bonds to a wide variety of substrates.

The large format tiles were double fixed by trowelling adhesive on to the substrate and applying a thin coat of adhesive to the back of the tile, using the flat edge of the trowel.