TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS

TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS
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                      January 2013
                      Product Selector




                                              TILE ADHESIVES

                                              TILE GROUTS

                                              FLOOR
                                              LEVELLING
                                              AND SCREEDS

                                              TILING RENDER

                                              WATERPROOF
                                              COATINGS

                                              NATURAL STONE

                                              PRODUCT
                                              SELECTOR
                                              GUIDE

                                              TILING SYSTEM
                                              DIAGRAMS




PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS
FOR OVER 50 YEARS ARDEX has been

synonymous with the development and

manufacture of premium quality specialist

construction materials to the tiling and flooring

industries. Through gold standard technical

and specification support, and reliable, high

performance products, ARDEX consistently

meets the modern demands of contractors,

specifiers and distributors.


This brochure will guide you through the range

of ARDEX High Performance Tiling Products,

and allow you to make an informed

specification choice, through the provision of

technical product information and tiling system

diagrams, for your tiling projects.
TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS
ARDEX tiling products are designed to work together for
peace of mind. Each product is the result of research
and development with the help f contractors and
specifiers to ensure product compatibility and market
leading performance.

We call this SYSTEMARDEX –
A system of high quality, compatible products,
matched to unparalleled technical and field support.




            PREMIUM PERFORMANCE




Tile Adhesive Selector Chart                              4
Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques                 5-6
Movement Joints                                           7
Natural Stone                                             8
ARDEX Product Case Studies                         9 - 11
Tile Adhesives                                    12 - 18
Tile Grouts                                       19 - 22
Renders                                                 22
Waterproof Coatings                                     23
Smoothing and Levelling Compounds                         24
Concrete Resurfacer, Patch & Repair Mortar              25
Fast Track Floor Screeds                          26 - 27
Schlüter Ditra Matting Adhesive                         28
Admixes                                                 28
Primers                                                 29
Floor Tiling Systems                              30 - 47
Wall Tiling Systems                               48 - 66
Grout Selector and Coverage Table                       67
Grout Colours Guide                               68 - 69
The ARDEX Pool System                             70 - 71
The ARDEX Wet Room System                         72 - 73
British Standards                                         74
ARDEX Technical Services, ARDEX Online                  75
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Tile Adhesive Selector Chart




                                                                  SELECTING THE CORRECT ARDEX TILE ADHESIVE




                                                                                                                                                                                                               ARDEX S 16 / E 90 or S 16 W/E 90
                                                                                                                                                     ARDEX X 7 G / E 90 or X 7 W/E 90




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARDEX X 7001 / X 7001 W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ARDEX X 78 S / X 78 W S


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ARDEX X 77 S / X 77 W S
                                                                                                                                                                                        ARDEX S 16 or S 16 W
                                                                                                                             ARDEX X 7 R / X 7 R W
                                                                                   ARDEX X 7 G or X 7 W




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARDEX S 20 / S 20 W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARDEX X 77 / X 77 W
                                                                                                          ARDEX X 7 G PLUS
                               ARDEX ADHESIVES




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ARDEX S 21/E 90




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ARDEX EG 8
                                                 ARDEX D 20
                                                                  ARDEX D 30




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARDEX S 21


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ARDEX X 78




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARDEX X 32
    TILE TYPE
    Ceramic/Porous Bodied                         ✓5 ✓5 ✓                                                   ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                ✓                        ✓                              ✓             ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                         ✓                   ✓            ✓
    Vitrified                                     ✓4 ✓4 ✓                                                   ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                ✓                        ✓                              ✓             ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                                             ✓            ✓
                                                              5                5



    Fully Vitrified/Porcelain
                                                  ✓4 ✓4 ✓                                                   ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                 ✓                       ✓                                            ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                                             ✓            ✓
                                                              5                5
    Internal

    Fully Vitrified/Porcelain
    External                                                                                                ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                                                                                      ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                                                                       ✓            ✓

    Large Format Floor Tile
    (Fluid Bed)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ✓             ✓                                                                                                         ✓

    Slate   3                                                                         ✓                     ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                                         ✓                                            ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                         ✓                   ✓            ✓
    Quarry Tile                                                                       ✓                     ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                ✓                        ✓                              ✓             ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                                             ✓            ✓
    Terracotta    1                                                                   ✓                     ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                ✓                        ✓                              ✓             ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                                             ✓            ✓
    Vitrified Mosaic                              ✓4 ✓4 ✓                                                   ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                ✓                        ✓                                                             ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                                                          ✓
    Glass Mosaic      2                           ✓4 ✓ 4 ✓                                                  ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                                         ✓                                                             ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                                                          ✓
    Marble and Natural                            ✓                ✓                  ✓                     ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                ✓                        ✓                              ✓             ✓                ✓              ✓                         ✓                     ✓                         ✓                         ✓                   ✓            ✓
    Stone Tiles 1 2

    Brick Slips (External)                                                            ✓                     ✓                   ✓                         ✓                                                                                                                                                                ✓                     ✓                                                                       ✓



    1   Check for moisture staining – consider use of Rapidry Formula            adhesive or ARDEX EG 8
        For a full explanation on the benefits of the Rapidry Formula see page 8
    2   White adhesive recommended for light coloured and translucent mosaics, marble and natural stone tiles
    3   Must be suitable for fixing with tile adhesive
    4   On absorbent substrates only
    5   Maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm

        Further advice on the fixing of natural stone or marble is described in the ‘Natural Stone Fixing Guide’




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Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques




Tile Fixing Techniques

The adhesive is applied to the prepared
surface with a trowel and then combed
through with a suitably sized notched
trowel in straight ribs to give a ribbed
mortar bed. The tiles should be fixed
within the open time of the applied
adhesive and pressed into place with a
twisting and sliding action to achieve the                                                     When fixing floor tiles, a pourable
required contact.                                                                              adhesive can be used if preferred to
                                                                                               enable solid bedding of the tiles without
For tiling to walls in dry internal locations                                                  the need to butter the backs of the tiles.
the adhesive contact should be at least
50% of the back of the tile.                                                                   For Natural Stone fixing - see page 9.


When tiling to floors and all external
locations, or in wet areas such as showers
                                                The size of notched trowel chosen
and swimming pools, solid bed fixing
                                                depends on the tile size, the surface
should be achieved. To achieve a solid
                                                being tiled, the profile on the back of the
bed usually requires the tiles to be
                                                tile and the degree of coverage required.
buttered immediately prior to placing into
the ribbed bed so no voids are left
beneath the tiles.




Tile Grouting Technique with
Cement-Based Grout

Using a rubber squeegee work the
cement-based mortar into the tile joints
ensuring they are completely filled, deep
joints can usually be filled in one
operation without the grout sagging in the
joints. When the mortar firms up in the
joints this allows for washing down to
produce a virtually flush finish, with a        If an area is left with dried residue on the   Any dry film remaining on the tile face
smooth surface by using just a wet              tile face prior to cleaning, the grout         after cleaning down can be easily
sponge.                                         residues may, within the working time of       removed by using a damp sponge once
                                                the grout mortar, require moistening in        the mortar has hardened in the joints.
                                                order to make washing off easier.




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Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques
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    ARDEX EG 8
    Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive
    ARDEX EG 8 is a cement/epoxy hybrid grout and adhesive with
    excellent resistance to most chemicals but, unlike traditional epoxy
    grouts, ARDEX EG 8 is easy to apply, requires no special tools, and
    can be cleaned off the tile surface up to 45 minutes after application.

    ARDEX EG 8 has been formulated to resist chemical attack and to provide a durable, abrasion resistant waterproof finish that is hygienic and
    impervious, making it ideal for use in:
        • Swimming Pools
        • Hydrotherapy and spa baths
        • Domestic and commercial food preparation areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required
        • Hospitals
        • Bathrooms & showers
    Once hardened, ARDEX EG 8 can withstand full loads after 2 days curing, and after 7 days is resistant to aqueous salt solutions, chlorine water,
    commercial cleaning agents, alkalis and a wide range of dilute mineral acids.

    ARDEX EG 8 can also be used as a floor tile adhesive or a mosaic wall tile adhesive in areas where a chemically resistant adhesive bed is required.


    APPLICATION

                                          Step 1                                             Step 2                                                Step 3




    Tools required                                     Apply ARDEX EG 8 with a standard                   Remove excess ARDEX EG 8 from
                                                       squeegee                                           the surface

                                          Step 4                                             Step 5                                                Step 6




    Emulsify ARDEX EG 8 residue with an                Clean down the tile surface, to remove             Finished application
    ARDEX sponge and water                             emulsified residues
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Movement Joints




Movement Joints                                                      Note: Stresses occur in the tiled installation as a result of         6.8.1.3 – Other movement joints
                                                                     movement due to such factors as drying shrinkage and                  Flexible joints should be inserted over supporting walls and
The incorporation of movement joints is an important part of a
                                                                     moisture, thermal changes and creep. These stresses can               beams at intermediate positions to accommodate deflection of
ceramic floor or wall tiling project and should be detailed at the
                                                                     cause loss of adhesion, bulging or cracking of the tiling but         the base and movements in the flooring.
commencement of work. Movement joints are incorporated to
                                                                     they can be localised by incorporating movement joints.
accommodate moisture or thermal movement and drying
                                                                                                                                           Flexible joints should be used at floor perimeters and to divide
shrinkage of the background or substrate to be tiled. Detailed
                                                                     10.2 – Location                                                       the floor into bays at the intervals recommended in 7.1.6.4.
advice is given in the relevant sections of BS 5385 parts 1, 2
                                                                     Movement joints should be located in the tiled installation to        Wherever possible they should coincide with structural features,
and 3, extracts of which are given here.
                                                                     coincide and be continuous with all existing structural               e.g. columns and door openings, or they can be planned to
                                                                     movement joints, although they are isolated by suitable               provide a decorative panelled effect.
Internal Wall Tiling                                                 thicknesses of back-up material.
BS 5385-1 : 2009                                                     Where tiles are fixed to an intermediate substrate, the               Where high temperatures are expected, for instance around
                                                                                                                                           boilers, over heating installations or from strong sunlight, an
6.5 Movement Joints                                                  movement joint should extend through the intermediate
                                                                                                                                           assessment of the likely temperature range and corresponding
                                                                     substrate.
6.5.1 – General                                                                                                                            linear changes in the flooring should be made to determine
Consideration should be given at the design stage to the             Where backgrounds are mature and stable, the movement                 whether and where any additional allowance for movement is
provision of movement joints; the type and location of               joints in the tiling, which are not to be confused with structural    necessary.
movement joints involve considerations of construction               movement joints, should extend only through the tiling and its
materials, bedding systems, anticipated temperature and              bed, and should be a minimum of 6mm wide.                             In floors that have to withstand hard-rimmed wheel traffic or
humidity conditions, areas concerned and the setting out of the                                                                            the dragging of heavy loads, the position of movement joints
tiling.                                                              10.3 – Disposition and Forming                                        should, where possible, be planned so that they do not occur in
                                                                     When detailing the disposition of movement joints, the designer       the traffic area. Where this is not practicable the joints should
Note: Stresses occur in the tiled installation as a result of
                                                                     should consider the following locations in relation to their effect   be of types having their edges reinforced with metal or rigid
background movement due to such factors as drying shrinkage
                                                                     on the setting out of the tiling:                                     plastic sections.
and moisture and thermal changes. These stresses can
                                                                     a) Over existing and/or structural movement joints;
sometimes cause loss of adhesion, bulging or cracking of the
                                                                     b) Where tiling abuts other materials;                                Joints other than those protected by metal or rigid plastics
tiling, but can be localised by incorporating movement joints.
                                                                     c) Junctions between different background materials, where            edging, subject to traffic heavier than light pedestrian, should
Where the background is mature and stable, e.g. existing                  tiling is continuous across them;                                not be wider than 10mm. Information on the permissible
rendering or plaster, the movement joints in the tiling, which       d) Storey heights horizontally and approximately 3m to 4.5m           maximum and minimum joint widths should be obtained from
are not to be confused with structural movement joints, might             apart vertically; ideally, they should be located over           the manufacturer of the particular joint filling selected.
need to extend only through the tiling and its bed, and should            movement joints in the structural background and at
be a minimum of 6mm wide.                                                 structural material changes; for example, horizontal joint at
Materials for movement joints should conform to 5.9.                      top and bottom of floor slab, vertical joint at internal         7.1.6 – Movement joints
                                                                          corners and at junctions with columns;                           7.1.6.1 – General
6.5.2 – Location                                                     e) External angles, vertically between 0.25m and 1m from              Care should be taken to ensure that levelling screeds or tile
Movement joints should be located in the tiled installation to            the angle and symmetrically wherever possible.                   beds adjacent to movement joints are fully compacted.
coincide and be continuous with all existing structural              Where movement joints in tiling occur over movement joints in
movement joints, although they are actually formed as separate       the background, they should coincide and be continuous with           Movement joint cavities should extend through the tiling, tile
joints isolated by suitable thicknesses of back-up material.         these joints and should be of a suitable width to permit the          bed and levelling screed and should be completely filled and
                                                                     sealant to accommodate the expected movement.                         sealed after the grouting of the normal joints. Where separating
The movement joints should be able to accommodate expected
                                                                                                                                           layers are incorporated, however, the movement joint should
movement and when detailing the location of movement joints
                                                                                                                                           extend to this layer but should not penetrate it. Prior to the
in tiling, the designer normally specifies that they are             Interior and Exterior Floor Tiling                                    filling and sealing operation, the joints should be thoroughly
positioned in the following locations.                               BS 5385-3 : 2007                                                      cleaned of all extraneous matter, excess grout, dust, etc.
a) Over existing and/or structural movement joints;
b) Where tiling abuts other materials;
                                                                     6.8 Movement Joints
                                                                     6.8.1 – Types of movement joints                                      7.1.6.2 – Structural movement joints
c) Where tiling is continuous across junctions of
                                                                     6.8.1.1 – General                                                     Movement joints should be inserted in the bed and tiles over
       different background materials;
                                                                     Stresses can result from factors such as drying shrinkage,            movement joints and/or contraction joints in the base. They
d) In large tiled areas, at internal vertical corners
                                                                     deflection and moisture movements in the base and thermal             should be continuous with the base joints and should be of
       and at 3m to 4.5m centres horizontally and
                                                                     and moisture changes affecting the flooring. These stresses           sufficient width to permit the joint filling to accommodate the
       vertically;
                                                                     can sometimes cause loss of adhesion and bulging or cracking          expected movement. In the event of the base joints not being
e) Where stresses are likely to be concentrated, for
                                                                     of the flooring. To counteract this, movement joints extending        true, e.g. not straight and parallel, or their layout not coinciding
       example at changes of alignment.
                                                                     through the tiling and its bed should be incorporated in the          with that of the tiles, the siting of the movement joints in the
Where large degrees of thermal movement or vibration are                                                                                   finish as stated might not be acceptable and a decision as to
                                                                     installation.
expected, the frequency of movement joints should be                                                                                       any alternative procedure should be obtained from the building
increased to accommodate the movement.                               The building designer should assess the magnitude of any              designer or engineer or their agent.
                                                                     stresses and decide where movement joints should be located,
Movement joints in the tiling should be of a suitable width to
                                                                     having regard to all the relevant factors including the type of       7.1.6.3 – Perimeter joints
permit the sealant to accommodate the expected structural
                                                                     flooring and bed.                                                     Movement joints should be inserted where the tiling abuts
movement.
                                                                                                                                           restraining surfaces such as perimeter walls, columns, curbs,
Conversely, in small tiled areas in normal conditions,
                                                                     Movement joints for the floor tiling are as follows:                  steps and plant fixed to the base. In floors with dimensions of
intermediate joints should not be necessary on walls up to 6m
                                                                     a) Flexible joints aligned to structural movement joints;             2m or less between restraining surfaces, perimeter joints are
long provided the background is strong and dimensionally
                                                                     b) Flexible joints to accommodate smaller movements than              not necessary unless the conditions that can generate stresses
stable, there is adequate compressible joint width around each
                                                                         structural joints.                                                are likely to be extreme, for example, violent temperature
tile and movement joints are included at internal angles.
                                                                                                                                           changes or prolonged immersion in liquid.
                                                                     Note: For movement joints in special conditions refer to
External Wall Tiling                                                 BS 5385-4.                                                            7.1.6.4 – Intermediate joints
BS 5385-2 : 2006                                                                                                                           The need for intermediate joints between perimeter joints
10 Movement Joints                                                   6.8.1.2 – Structural movement joints                                  depends on the dimensions of the floor; for example, with the
                                                                     Structural movement joints in the bed and tiling should be sited      exception of those on suspended construction, in floors with
10.1 – General
                                                                     immediately over and be continuous with structural movement           less than 10m between perimeter joints no intermediate joints
Consideration should be given at the design stage to the
                                                                     joints in the base. This procedure might not be acceptable if         are necessary but in larger floors should be employed to divide
provision of movement joints. The type and location of
                                                                     the base joints are not straight and parallel, or if their layout     the area into bays of size not greater than 10m x 10m.
movement joints are influenced by considerations of
                                                                     does not coincide with that of the floor tiles; in these
construction, materials, bedding systems, anticipated
                                                                     circumstances, guidance should be sought from the building            On suspended floors, stress-relieving joints should be inserted
temperature and humidity conditions, areas involved and the
                                                                     designer or engineer.                                                 where flexing is likely to occur, e.g. over supporting walls or
setting out of the tiling.
                                                                                                                                           beams.
Sealants and back-up materials for movement joints should be
                                                                                                                                           For floors which might be subjected to significant thermal
in accordance with 5.9.
                                                                                                                                           changes, i.e. direct sunlight in atria, or underfloor heating, etc.,
                                                                                                                                           the floor area should be divided up by movement joints into
                                                                                                                                           bays of size not greater than 40m2 with an edge length not
                                                                                                                                           greater than 8m.
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Natural Stone




    Fixing Natural Stone Tiles
    When fixing and grouting natural stone             The 'Rapidry Formula' system binds the
    wall or floor tiles that are prone to water        mix water within the adhesive or grout
    staining, reference should be made to the          virtually eliminating the risk of water
    use of the 'Rapidry Formula' range of              staining and guaranteeing the best                      Moisture sensitive natural stone tiles grouted
    products as described in the table below.          possible finish to all natural stone tile               with a traditional cement-based grout, resulting
                                                       applications. The added benefits of rapid               in unsightly water staining at the tile edges.
    The ARDEX natural stone range is                   drying and rapid hardening make the full
    designed to work together as an                    range of products ideal for the demands
    integrated system solution for total               of working environments when downtime
    peace of mind. Each ARDEX natural                  needs to be minimised.
    stone product is the result of continuous
    research and development, with the                 ARDEX Rapidry Plus has all the benefits
    help of natural stone tile manufacturers           of Rapidry but can also be used for
                                                                                                               Moisture sensitive natural stone tiles grouted
    and fixers, to ensure product compatibility        external applications.                                  with ARDEX MG Rapid Drying Marble and
    and market leading performance,                                                                            Natural Stone Grout. ARDEX ‘Rapidry Formula’
    courtesy of the innovative                                                                                 technology locks the mix water into the grout,
    ARDEX Rapidry Formula technology.                                                                          eliminating water staining at the tile edges.




        ARDEX Natural Stone Systems with ‘Rapidry Formula’ technology for the complete solution:

        FLOOR PREPARATION
        ARDEX K 15-HB                Pump or hand applied levelling mortar which can be tiled on in 3-4 hours.

        ARDEX A 35/                  Rapid hardening and drying cement for floor screeds, which can be tiled on 24 hours after application.
        ARDEX A 35 MIX

        ARDEX A 38                   Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for floor screeds in internal and external locations.
                                     Can be tiled on 4 hours after application.

        ADHESIVES
        ARDEX S16                    Grey rapid hardening and drying wall and floor natural stone tile adhesive for internal use in dry
                                     or intermittently damp locations. Can be trafficked and grouted 2-3 hours after fixing.

        ARDEX S16 W                  White rapid hardening and drying wall and floor natural stone tile adhesive for internal use in dry
                                     or intermittently damp locations. Ideal for fixing translucent marble, glass mosaics and light
                                     coloured natural stone tiles. Can be trafficked and grouted 2-3 hours after fixing.

        ARDEX X 7001/X 7001 W        Grey or white rapid hardening and drying, flexible floor tile adhesive for fixing natural stone tiles to most surfaces
        GREY or WHITE                including wood-based sheets and boards. Natural stone tiles can be grouted and trafficked 2 hours after fixing.

        ARDEX S 20/S 20 W            Rapid drying and hardening natural stone tile adhesive for bed thickness between 5mm and 20mm.
        GREY or WHITE                Can be trafficked and grouted 3 hours after fixing, ideal for uncalibrated natural stone tiles.

        ARDEX X 32                   Rapid hardening and drying white natural stone adhesive. Use for uncalibrated stone for internal and external
                                     areas. Adhesive bed between 3-30mm. Ideal for moisture sensitive stone. Grout after 3 hours.

        GROUT
        ARDEX MG                     Rapid drying marble and natural stone tile grout. Ideal for grouting natural stone tiles, virtually eliminates
                                     the risk of water staining to the tile edges. Walkable after only 90 minutes.


                                For more information please refer to the ARDEX Natural Stone Installation Brochure
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ARDEX Product Case Studies




Olympic Park Aquatics Centre
London, UK Contractor: W B Simpson Limited       Products used: ARDEX X 77, ARDEX-FLEX FL, ARDEX S 7, ARDEX S 21, ARDEX WPC




Lark Hill Village                                                                               Tonbridge School Centre for Sports & Media
Nottingham, UK Contractor: Telling (Finishings) Ltd of Mansfield                                Tonbridge, Kent, UK Contractor: Cerface Limited
Products used: ARDEX K301, ARDEX X 7 R, ARDEX-FLEX FL                                           Products used: ARDEX X 7 R, ARDEX WPC, ARDEX-FLEX FL, ARDEX X 7 G PLUS, ARDEX WA

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ARDEX Product Case Studies




     The Savoy
     London, UK Contractor: Mega Marble Ltd Products Used: ARDEX A 35, ARDEX X 7001, ARDEX S 16, ARDEX E 90




     McDonalds
     Products used: ARDEX DGR Degreaser, ARDEX ARDURAPID A 45, ARDEX P 4, ARDEX X 77, ARDEX X 78 S



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ARDEX Product Case Studies




Kings Cross
London, UK Contractor: DMC Rail Ltd ARDEX A 35, ARDEX S 21, ARDEX E 90, ARDEX-FLEX FL




Guess Store                                                                             BBC SCOTLAND
Regent Street, London, UK Contractor: Collards Floors & Walls Ltd, Bristol              Glasgow, Scotland, UK   Contractor: Watson Stonecraft   Products used: ARDEX S 20
Products used: ARDEX X 78 S, ARDEX-FLEX FL

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Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesives




     ARDEX D 15                                             ARDEX D 20                                             ARDEX D 30
     Ready Mixed Wall                                       Ready Mixed Wall                                       Commercial and Domestic
     Tile Adhesive                                          Tile Adhesive                                          Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive




                                             D1
                                              T
                                                                                                     D1
                                                                                                      T
                                                                                                                                                      DT2E




     ARDEX D 15 is a ready mixed adhesive for               ARDEX D 20 is a ready mixed adhesive for               ARDEX D 30 is a water resistant, non-slip
     fixing ceramic tiles and mosaics to gypsum             fixing ceramic tiles and mosaics to all                ready mixed wall tile adhesive ideal for use
     plaster, paper-faced plasterboards,                    internal walls in dry or intermittently wet            in commercial and domestic showers,
     concrete, cement and sand renders, as well             locations, e.g. domestic showers, kitchens             kitchens and bathrooms. Suitable for
     as fixing porous bodied tiles to existing              and bathrooms. No primer required, easy                virtually all substrates and tile types,
     ceramic tiling. No primer required, easy to            to apply with excellent slump resistance               including porcelain, ARDEX D 30 does not
     apply with excellent slump resistance and              and offers up to 20 minutes open time and              need a primer and is easy to use with
     offers up to 20 minutes open time.                     40 minutes tile adjustability. Tremendous              excellent application properties.
                                                            adhesion strength and reliability.

     Fix porcelain:            Yes, if background           Fix porcelain:             Yes, if background          Fix porcelain:         Yes, if background
                               absorbent                                               absorbent                                          absorbent
     Grout after (walls): 24 hours                          Grout after (walls): 24 hours                          Grout after (walls): 24 hours
     External use:             No                           External use:              No                          External use:          No
     Bed thickness:            1 - 3mm                      Bed thickness:             1 - 3mm                     Bed thickness:         1 - 3mm
     Open time:                20 minutes                   Adjustment time:           40 minutes                  Adjustment time:       20 minutes
     Colour:                   Off White                    Open time:                 20 minutes                  Open time:             20 minutes
     Pack size:                10ltr plastic tub            Colour:                    Off White                   Colour:                Off White
     Coverage:                 A 10 litre tub will          Pack size:                 10ltr, 5ltr or 2.5ltr       Pack size:             10ltr plastic tub
                               cover approximately                                     plastic tubs                Coverage:              A 10 litre tub will
                               10m2 at 1mm thick            Coverage:                  A 10 litre tub will                                cover approximately
     Storage:                  Store out of direct                                     cover approximately                                10m2 at 1mm thick
                               sunlight. Protect                                       10m2 at 1mm thick           Storage:               Store out of direct
                               from frost. Storage          Storage:                   Store out of direct                                sunlight. Protect
                               life not less than 12                                   sunlight. Protect                                  from frost. Storage
                               months in unopened                                      from frost. Storage                                life not less than 12
                               containers                                              life not less than 12                              months if stored in
                                                                                       months in unopened                                 original unopened
                                                                                       containers                                         containers.


     NOTES: For tile sizes above 300mm x 300mm we recommend the use of the appropriate ARDEX cement-based tile adhesive.
            Porcelain tiles should be no larger than 150mm x 150mm

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Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives




ARDEX X 7 G / ARDEX X 7 W                                                              ARDEX S 16 / ARDEX S 16 W
Tile Adhesive                                                                          Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Tile
                                                                                       and Natural Stone Adhesive



                                CT2E
                               Grey


                                CT2E                                                                                      CF2T
                               White



Versatile, multipurpose adhesives for internal/external                                White or grey rapid hardening and drying wall and floor adhesive
applications, swimming pools etc., suitable for floors and walls.                      for fixing ceramic and natural stone tiles, glass mosaics,
Now fixes porcelain and fully vitrified tiles without the need of an                   porcelain and fully vitrified tiles in internal dry or intermittently
admix.                                                                                 damp locations. Can be grouted or trafficked 2-3 hours after
                                                                                       fixing. ARDEX S 16 W is ideal for fixing translucent marble and
                                                                                       glass mosaics.




Fix porcelain:               Yes                                                       Fix porcelain:               Yes
External use:                Yes*                                                      Grout after (walls):         2 - 3 hours
Grout after (walls):         24 hours                                                  Grout after/
Grout after/                                                                           walk on (floors):            2-3 hours
walk on (floors):            24 hours                                                  External use:                No
Bed thickness:               1 - 6mm                                                   Bed thickness:               1 - 6mm
Working time:                5 hours                                                   Working time:                30 minutes
Adjustment time:             10 minutes                                                Adjustment time:             10 minutes
Open time:                   30 minutes                                                Open time:                   10 minutes
Colour:                      Grey or White                                             Colour:                      Grey or White
Pack size:                   20kg                                                      Pack size:                   20kg bags
Coverage:                    1.3kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.                             Coverage:                    1.35kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
                             A 20kg bag will yield approximately                                                    A 20kg bag will yield approximately
                             Coverage 15.3 litres of mortar i.e.                                                    14.7 litres of mortar i.e. 4.9m2 at
                             5.1m2 at 3mm thick                                                                     3mm thick
Underfloor heating: Yes                                                                Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E 90
Storage:                     12 months from the date shown on                          Storage:                     12 months from the date shown on
                             the packaging.                                                                         the packaging.


NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. use with ARDEX E 90 Tile Adhesive Improver.


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Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix




     ARDEX X 7 G PLUS                                                                       ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W
     Flexible Adhesive with Built-In Admix                                                  Rapid Setting and Hardening Flexible
     for Floor and Wall Tiling in Internal/                                                 Tile Adhesive with Built-In Admix
     External Locations

                                     CTE2S1                                                                           C2
                                                                                                                       T

                                                                                                                      Grey        White




     Specifically formulated to have a very high yield per bag (Ceram                       Use with all tile types including fully vitrified, porcelain and
     Research has confirmed approximately 20% more coverage per                             mosaics. For internal and external applications including
     kg compared to traditional tile adhesives) along with enhanced                         swimming pools, etc. Suitable for walls and floors, built-in admix.
     properties of adhesion and flexibility. Ideal for fixing fully vitrified               Tiles can be grouted and trafficked only 2 hours after fixing.
     or porcelain tiles (internal areas only) and other tiles with low
     porosity as well as glass and porcelain mosaics without the need
     for an admixture.
     Fix porcelain:               Yes, internal only                                        Fix porcelain:           Yes
     Grout after (walls):         8 hours                                                   External use:            Yes*
     Grout after/                                                                           Grout after (walls):     2 hours
     walk on (floors):            24 hours                                                  Grout after/
     External use:                Yes*, except for porcelain                                walk on (floors):        2 hours
     Bed thickness:               1 - 6mm                                                   Bed thickness:           1 - 6mm (3mm on timber)
     Working time:                5 hours                                                   Adjustment time:         10 minutes
     Adjustment time:             20 minutes                                                Working time:            30 minutes
     Open time:                   10 minutes                                                Open time:               10 minutes
     Colour:                      Grey                                                      Colour:                  Grey or White
     Pack size:                   18kg bag                                                  Pack size:               20kg bag grey / 20kg bag white
     Coverage:                    1kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. An 18kg                       Coverage:                (Grey). 1.4kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
                                  bag will yield approximately 18 litres of                                          A 20kg bag will yield approximately 14.3
                                  mortar i.e. 6m2 at 3mm thick                                                       litres of mortar i.e. 4.7m2 at 3mm thick
     Underfloor heating: Yes                                                                                         (White). 1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
     Storage:                     12 months from the date shown on                                                   A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.7
                                  the packaging.                                                                     litres of mortar i.e. 5.6m2 at 3mm thick
                                                                                            Underfloor heating: Yes
                                                                                            Storage:                 (Grey) 12 months, (White) 6 months
                                                                                                                     from the date shown on the packaging.

     NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.


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Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix




ARDEX S 20 / ARDEX S 20 W                                             ARDEX X 32
Flexible Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying                             White Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying
Natural Stone Tile Adhesive                                           Natural Stone Tile Adhesive




                             C1
                              F         C2
                                         F
                                                                                                     CFT2E1
                                                                                                        S


                             Grey        White



Reduced risk of water staining. Apply from 5mm to 20mm thick,         Internal or external floor or wall tile stone adhesive. Reduced risk
ideal for uncalibrated natural stone tiles. Can be grouted and        of water staining. Apply from 3mm to 30mm thick, ideal for
trafficked 3 hours after fixing. ARDEX S 20 W white is ideal for      uncalibrated natural stone tiles. Can be grouted and trafficked 3
fixing translucent marble and other types of translucent natural      hours after fixing. ARDEX X 32 white is ideal for fixing translucent
stones. Internal areas.                                               marble and other types of translucent natural stones.



Fix porcelain:          No                                            Fix porcelain:           Yes
Grout after (walls):    3 hours                                       Grout after (walls):     3 hours
Grout after/                                                          Grout after/
walk on (floors):       3 hours                                       walk on (floors):        3 hours
External use:           No                                            External use:            Yes
Bed thickness:          5-20mm                                        Bed thickness:           3-30mm
Working time:           45 minutes                                    Working time:            60 minutes
Adjustment time:        10 minutes                                    Adjustment time:         30 minutes
Open time:              10 minutes                                    Open time:               20 minutes
Colour:                 Grey or White                                 Colour:                  White
Pack size:              22kg bag                                      Pack size:               20kg bag
Coverage:               1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 22kg          Coverage:                1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
                        bag will yield approximately 18.3 litres of                            bag will yield approximately 16.5 litres of
                        mortar i.e. 3.6m2 at 5mm thick                                         mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick
Underfloor heating: Yes                                               Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:                12 months from the date shown on              Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on
                        the packaging.                                                         the packaging.




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Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix




     ARDEX X 77 / ARDEX X 77 W                                                              ARDEX X 77 S / ARDEX X 77 W S
     MICROTEC® Flexible Wall and Floor                                                      MICROTEC® Ultra Rapid Setting Flexible
     Tile Adhesive                                                                          Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive




     Exceptionally long open time. Heavier, larger tiles can be used                        Fibre reinforced rapid setting adhesive. Tiles can be grouted and
     without slipping. Fibre reinforced, flexible tile adhesive for                         trafficked only 90 minutes after fixing. Use with all tile types
     internal/external use, swimming pools, etc., use with all tile types                   including fully vitrified, porcelain and mosaics. For internal and
     including fully vitrified, porcelain and mosaics. Suitable for walls                   external applications including swimming pools, etc. Suitable for
     and floors, built-in admix.                                                            walls and floors, built-in admix.



     Fix porcelain:               Yes                                                       Fix porcelain:           Yes
     External use:                Yes*                                                      External use:            Yes*
     Grout after (walls):         8 hours                                                   Grout after (walls):     90 minutes
     Grout after/                                                                           Grout after/
     walk on (floors):            24 hours                                                  walk on (floors):        90 minutes
     Bed thickness:               1 - 6mm                                                   Bed thickness:           1 - 6mm
     Adjustment time:             30 minutes                                                Adjustment time:         15 minutes
     Working time:                3 hours                                                   Working time:            30 minutes
     Open time:                   60 minutes                                                Open time:               20 minutes
     Colour:                      Grey or White                                             Colour:                  Grey or White
     Pack size:                   20kg bag                                                  Pack size:               20kg bag
     Coverage:                    1kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg                        Coverage:                1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
                                  bag will yield approximately 19 litres of                                          bag will yield approximately 16.7 litres
                                  mortar i.e. 6.3m2 at 3mm thick                                                     of mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick
     Underfloor heating: Yes                                                                Underfloor heating: Yes
     Storage:                     12 months from the date shown on                          Storage:                 6 months from the date shown on
                                  the packaging.                                                                     the packaging.




     NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.


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Floor Tile Bedding Mortar and Flexible Floor Tile Bedding Mortar




ARDEX X 78                                                                             ARDEX X 78 S / ARDEX X 78 W S
MICROTEC Flexible Semi-Pourable                                                        MICROTEC® Ultra Rapid Setting Flexible
Floor Tile Adhesive                                                                    Floor Tile Adhesive



                                CT 2S1




Fibre Reinforced standard setting floor tile adhesive. For fixing all                  Fibre reinforced rapid setting floor tile adhesive. Tiles can be
types of ceramic floor tiles, mosaics etc. Semi-pourable                               grouted and trafficked 11⁄2 hours after fixing. For fixing all types of
consistency makes it ideal for solid bed fixing large format floor                     ceramic floor tiles, mosaics, etc. Its enhanced adhesion
tiles. Achieves an open time of up to 60 minutes, double that of                       properties and easily workable consistency make it ideal for solid
‘E’ classified adhesives. For internal/external applications.                          bedding fully vitrified and porcelain large format tiles.
                                                                                       For internal/external applications.


Fix porcelain:                    Yes                                                  Fix porcelain:             Yes
External use:                     Yes*                                                 External use:              Yes*
Grout after/walk on:              24 hours                                             Grout after/walk on: 90 mins
Bed thickness:                    1 - 6mm                                              Bed thickness:             1 - 6mm
Working time:                     3 hours                                              Working time:              30 minutes
Adjustment time:                  30 minutes                                           Adjustment time:           15 minutes
Open time:                        60 minutes                                           Open time:                 20 minutes
Colour:                           Grey                                                 Colour:                    Grey or White
Pack size:                        20kg bag                                             Pack size:                 20kg bag
Coverage:                         1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.                        Coverage:                  1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
                                  A 20kg bag will yield approximately                                             bag will yield approximately 16.5 litres of
                                  16.65 litres of mortar                                                          mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick
                                  i.e. 5.6m2 @ 3mm thick                               Underfloor heating: Yes
Underfloor heating:               Yes                                                  Storage:                   6 months from the date shown on
Storage:                          12 months from the date shown on                                                the packaging.
                                  the packaging.




NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.


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Fast Track Flexible Tile Adhesive, Epoxy Adhesive and Grout




     ARDEX X 7001 / X 7001 W                                                ARDEX S 21
     MICROTEC® Rapid Drying Pourable Floor                                  Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar
     Tile Adhesive



                                                                                                            C1


                                   CF2E




     Fibre reinforced pourable adhesive. Specifically designed for fixing   For large format tiles. Pourable consistency. May be used to
     all types of floor tiles, including porcelain, to various surfaces     smooth rough bases and make up screed levels.
     including wood-based sheets and boards. Tiles can be grouted           For internal/external applications including swimming pools.
     and trafficked 2 hours after fixing. ARDEX X 7001 W white is ideal     Tiles can be grouted and trafficked 3 hours after fixing.
     for fixing light and translucent marble and limestone.



     Fix porcelain:           Yes                                           Fix porcelain:                    Yes, with addition of ARDEX E90
     External use:            No                                            External use:                     Yes*
     Grout after/walk on: 2 hours                                           Grout after/walk on:              3 hours
     Bed thickness:           1 - 6mm (1 - 4mm to timber)                   Screed bed thickness:             1 - 10mm/10 - 30mm with sand
     Working time:            60 minutes                                    Adhesive bed thickness: 3 - 6mm
     Adjustment time:         15 minutes                                    Working time:                     30 minutes
     Open time:               15 minutes                                    Adjustment time:                  Approximately 20 minutes
     Colour:                  Grey or White                                 Open time:                        10 minutes
     Pack size:               20kg bag                                      Colour:                           Grey
     Coverage:                1.4kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg          Pack size:                        22kg bag
                              bag will yield approximately 14.4 litres of   Coverage:                         1.8kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
                              mortar i.e. 4.8m2 at 3mm thick                                                  A 22kg bag will yield approximately
     Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on                                                12.3 litres of mortar i.e. 4.1m2 at
                              the packaging.                                                                  3mm thick
                                                                            Underfloor heating:               Yes, with addition of ARDEX E90
                                                                            Storage:                          12 months from the date shown on
                                                                                                              the packaging.




                                                                            NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.


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Tile Grouts




ARDEX-FLEX FL                                                            ARDEX-FLEX FS
Rapid Setting and Hardening, Flexible                                    Flexible Tile Grout with Built-In Admix
Tile Grout with Built-In Admix



                                WIDE                                                                     NARROTW
                               JOINTS                                                                     JOIN S



                           CG2                                                                      CG2




Water-repellent and dirt resistant, flexible, rapid hardening tile       Water-repellent and dirt resistant, flexible tile grout for wall and
grout for wall and floor joints from 3-15mm wide. Suitable for           floor joints up to 4mm wide. Suitable for internal and external
internal and external locations, including swimming pools. Can           locations, including swimming pools. Easy to apply and clean off
receive foot traffic after 90 minutes, and is easy to apply and          the surface of the tile. Available in 32 colours.
clean off the surface of the tile. Available in 32 colours.



Joint width:             3 - 15mm                                        Joint width:              Up to 4mm
Grout porcelain:         Yes                                             Grout porcelain:          Yes
Workable:                30 minutes                                      Workable:                 21⁄2 hours
Walkability:             90 minutes                                      Walkability:              5 hours
External use:            Yes                                             External use:             Yes
Colours:                 32 colours available                            Colours:                  32 colours available
                         refer to colour chart on page 68                                          refer to colour chart on page 68
Pack size:               2.5kg or 10kg bags                              Pack size:                2.5kg or 10kg bags
Coverage:                Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)         Coverage:                 Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
Underfloor heating: Yes                                                  Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on                Storage:                  12 months from the date shown on
                         the packaging.                                                            the packaging.




                           ARDEX ST
                           Elastic Silicone Sealant
                           Easy to apply with excellent resistance to weather, UV radiation and commonly used cleaning chemicals and
                           disinfectants, ARDEX ST contains fungicide that does not support the growth of fungus or moulds. Suitable for
                           internal and external use, ARDEX ST minimises discolouration and is also suitable for joints in natural stone.
                           ARDEX ST is available in 6 colours that closely match the most popular ARDEX-FLEX grout colours – Brilliant White,
                           Spring Jasmine, Floating Driftwood, Dove Grey, Stormy Mist and Innocent Black


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Tile Grouts




     ARDEX F 4                                                           ARDEX C 2
     Fine Wall Tile Grout                                                Wall and Floor Tile Grout




                               CG1                                                                CG1




     Use for wall tiling and in swimming pools, etc., for joints up to   Available in grey, white, limestone, sandstone, beige or anthracite
     4mm wide. Both easy to apply and clean off.                         – for joint widths from 2mm upwards, suitable for wall and floor
                                                                         tiling in internal/external locations, swimming pools, etc.




     Joint width:             Up to 4mm                                  Joint width:             2 - 20mm
     Grout porcelain:         Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101           Grout porcelain:         Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101
     Workable:                2 - 3 hours                                Workable:                2 - 3 hours
     External use:            Yes                                        Walkability:             24 hours
     Colours:                 Polar White, Beige, Light Grey             External use:            Yes
     Pack size:               11kg bag                                   Colours:                 Anthracite, Beige, Grey, Limestone,
     Coverage:                Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)                             White, Sandstone

     Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on           Pack size:               11kg or 5kg (Beige, Grey or White
                              the packaging.                                                      only) bags
                                                                         Coverage:                Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
                                                                         Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E 101
                                                                         Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on
                                                                                                  the packaging.




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Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Grouts with Built-In Admix




ARDEX GK                                                          ARDEX MG
Rapid Setting and Hardening Grout                                 Rapid Drying Marble and Natural Stone
                                                                  Tile Grout



                        CG2A1



                                                                                                 CG2




For tile joint widths from 3mm upwards. Suitable for              Virtually eliminates the risk of water staining of the edges of
internal/external use on floors and walls.                        moisture sensitive natural stone tiles. For joint widths up to 8mm,
                                                                  suitable for wall and floor tiling. Walk on and traffic only 90
                                                                  minutes after application.




Joint width:            3 - 20mm                                  Joint width:              Up to 8mm
Grout porcelain:        Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101          Workable:                 30 minutes
Workable:               30 minutes                                Walkability:              90 minutes
Walkability:            3 hours                                   External use:             No
External use:           Yes                                       Colours:                  Light Grey, Dark Grey, White,
Colours:                Anthracite or Grey                                                  Limestone, Sandstone

Pack size:              11kg bags                                 Pack size:                11kg bags

Coverage:               Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)   Coverage:                 Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)

Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E 101         Underfloor heating: Yes

Storage:                12 months from the date shown on          Storage:                  12 months from the date shown on
                        the packaging.                                                      the packaging.




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Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout , Fast Track Tiling Render




     ARDEX EG 8                                                            ARDEX AM 100
     Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive                                Fast Track Tiling Render




                                        R2
                                         T          RG
                                      Adhesive     Grout




     ARDEX EG 8 is ideal for use in areas where high standards of          Specially formulated pre-blended cement/sand render, requiring
     hygiene and cleanliness are required. ARDEX EG 8 has excellent        only the addition of water to produce a slump free mortar which
     resistance to most chemicals but, unlike traditional epoxy grouts,    can be applied 2-20mm and is ready to receive wall tiling only 2
     is easy to apply, requires no special tools, and can be cleaned off   hours after application.
     the tile surface up to 45 minutes after application.



     Joint width:             2 - 12mm                                     Application thickness: 2 - 20mm
     Grout porcelain:         Yes                                          Working time:                  30 minutes
     Workable:                45 minutes                                   Fix ceramics:                  2 hours
     External use:            Yes                                          28 day strength
     Colours:                 Grey and White                               (N/mm2):                       11

     Pack size:               4kg plastic tub                              Final set:                     90 minutes

     Coverage:                Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)      External use:                  Yes*

     Underfloor heating: Yes                                               Pack size:                     25kg bags

     Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on             Coverage:                      1.3kg/m2/mm. A 25kg bag will yield
                              the packaging.                                                              approximately 19 litres of mortar i.e.
                                                                                                          3.2m2 at 6mm thick
                                                                           Storage:                       12 months from the date shown on
                                                                                                          the packaging.




                                                                           NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.


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Waterproof Coatings




ARDEX WPC                                                         ARDEX S 7
Flexible Rapid Drying and Setting                                 Flexible Waterproof Coating for Floors
Waterproof Coating                                                and Walls




ARDEX WPC creates a waterproof protective coating that            ARDEX S 7 can be used to waterproof swimming pools prior to fixing
guarantees the prevention of water damage to floors and walls.    ceramic tiles. Tiles can be fixed after just 4 hours in interior and
Use prior to tiling in commercial and domestic wet rooms, power   exterior locations, and resists water pressure up to 3 Bar.
showers, bathrooms and kitchens. ARDEX WPC is quick and
easy to apply and tiling can commence after just 90 minutes.



Pot life:               Approximately 45 minutes                  Pot life:               Approximately 60 minutes
Curing time:            30 minutes for the first coat,            Curing time:            4 hours
                        60 minutes for the second coat            Fix tiles after:        4 hours
Fix tiles after:        60 minutes after application of           Colour:                 Brown
                        second coat                               Pack size:              15kg
Colour:                 Brown                                     Coverage:               6.25 m2 (2 coats applied)
Pack size:              5kg plastic bottle (liquid)               Storage:                6 months from the date shown on
                        5kg bag (powder)                                                  the packaging.
Coverage:               6.6m per unit to give a 0.8mm thick
                             2


                        coating (2 coats)
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:                12 months from the date shown on
                        the packaging.




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Smoothing and Levelling Compounds




     ARDITEX NA                                                                               ARDEX K 15-HB
     Ultra Rapid Setting Latex Sub-Floor                                                      High Build Rapid Drying
     Levelling and Smoothing Compound                                                         Sub-Floor Smoothing Compound




     ARDITEX NA is a self-smoothing, protein free, low odour latex levelling                  Rapid hardening and drying pump or hand applied levelling
     compound. It is used for the preparation of cement/sand and concrete screeds,            mortar which can be tiled on 4 hours after application. Ideal for
     metal, quarry tiles, asphalt flooring (grade 1), granolithic or terrazzo floors, prior
                                                                                              interior, fast track tiling.
     to applying the floor tiles. May also be used for pre-smoothing timber floors prior
     to oversheeting with plywood and can be used under a damp proof membrane,
     such as ARDEX DPM. Also used to encapsulate under-tile heating cables to
     concrete, screeds and thermal tilebacking boards.


     Application thickness total:            0 - 30mm                                         Application thickness:        5 - 35mm
     Application thickness neat:             0 - 12mm                                         Application thickness
     Application thickness                                                                    with aggregate:               20 - 35mm use from half to equal
     with aggregate:                         8 - 30mm use from half to                                                      volumes of ARDEX COARSE
                                             equal volumes of ARDEX COARSE                                                  Aggregate to the ARDEX K 15-HB mix
                                             Aggregate to ARDITEX NA mix
                                                                                              Working time:                 30 mins at 20°C
     Working time:                           20 mins at 20°C
                                                                                              Walkable:                     2 hours at 20°C
     Walkable:                               2 hours at 20°C
                                                                                              Fix ceramics:                 After 4 hours at 20°C
     Fix ceramics:                           4 - 6 hours at 20°C
                                                                                              Final set:                    2 hours at 20°C
     28 Day compressive strength: 16.5 N/mm2
                                                                                              External use:                 No
     Final set:                              11⁄2 hours at 20°C
                                                                                              Under DPM:                    No
     External use:                           Consult ARDEX Technical Services
                                                                                              Coverage:                     Depending on flatness of surface
     Under DPM:                              Yes
                                                                                                                            a 25kg bag will cover approximately
     Coverage:                               Depending on flatness and texture
                                                                                                                            2.7m2 at 5mm thick
                                             of surface one unit will cover
                                             approximately 5m2 at 3mm thick                   Pack size:                    25kg bag

     Material requirement:                   1.6kg of mortar/m2/mm                            Material Requirement:         1.84kg of powder/m2/mm

     Underfloor heating:                     Yes                                              Underfloor heating:           Yes

     Pack size:                              20kg bags with 4.85kg latex liquid               Storage:                      12 months from the date shown on
     Storage:                                ARDITEX NA powder has a storage                                                the packaging.
                                             life of 12 months from the date                  Mix Water Requirement: 4 - 4.25 litres per 25kg bag.
                                             shown on the packaging. ARDITEX NA
                                             latex has a storage life of not less
                                             than 6 months from the date
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                                             shown on the packaging.
Fast Track Concrete Resurfacer, External Patch and Repair Mortar




ARDEX K 301                                                          ARDEX A 46
Fast Setting Resurfacing and                                         Rapid Setting and Hardening External
Levelling Compound                                                   Patch and Repair Mortar




A fast setting cost effective solution for smoothing rough or        Rapid setting and hardening, slump free repair and patch mortar
damaged concrete or cement/sand screeds and is suitable for          which is ideal for external use or for internal repairs and
internal and external applications prior to tiling. ARDEX K 301 is   smoothing, prior to the application of ceramic tile finishes.
walkable after 2-3 hours and can be tiled onto after 24 hours.       Can be used to repair concrete and cement/sand screeds,
Use to level uneven surfaces, such as paths and patios.              repair steps or create ramps and falls.



Application Thickness Total:         2 - 20mm                        Application Thickness Total:       2 - 30mm
Application Thickness Neat:          2 - 20mm                        Application Thickness Neat:        2 - 30mm
Working Time:                        Approx. 30 mins at 20°C         Working Time:                      15 mins at 20°C
Walkable:                            2 - 3 hours at 20°C             Walkable:                          2 - 3 hours at 20°C
28 Day Compressive Strength: 28 N/mm2                                Fix Ceramics:                      2 - 3 hours at 20°C
External Use:                        Yes                             28 Day Compressive Strength: 20 N/mm2
Under DPM:                           Yes                             Apply Floorcoverings:              24 hours at 20°C
Underfloor Heating:                  No                              External Use:                      Yes
Coverage:                            Depending on flatness of        Under DPM:                         Yes
                                     surface a 25kg bag will         Underfloor Heating:                Yes
                                     cover approximately 7.8m2
                                                                     Coverage:                          Depending on flatness of
                                     at 2mm thick.
                                                                                                        surface an 11kg bag will
Material Requirement:                1.6kg powder/m2/mm                                                 cover approximately 4m2 at
Packaging:                           25kg bag                                                           2mm thick (8 litres of
Storage:                             12 months from the date                                            mortar).
                                     shown on the packaging.         Packaging:                         11kg bag
Mix Water Requirement:               5.25 litres per 25kg bag.       Storage:                           6 months from the date
                                                                                                        shown on the packaging.
                                                                     Mix Water Requirement:             2.7 - 3 litres per 11kg bag.




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Fast Track Floor Screeds




     ARDEX A 38                                                         ARDEX A 35
     Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for Floor                        Rapid Setting and Ultra Rapid Hardening Cement
     Screeds in Internal or External Locations                          for Floor Screeds in Internal Locations




     Traditional sand/cement screeds can take months to dry, but an     Traditional sand/cement screeds can take months to dry, but an
     ARDEX A 38 screed can receive tiling after 4 hours for bonded,     ARDEX A 35 screed can receive tiling after 24 hours, regardless of
     unbonded and floating screeds, regardless of thickness. ARDEX      thickness. After 1 day the compressive and tensile strengths of an
     A 38 can be walked on after 3 hours and is suitable for internal   ARDEX A 35 screed exceed the acceptable minimum attained by a
     and external use, including wet and submerged areas.               conventional screed after 28 days.



     Thickness bonded screed:            15 - 50mm                      Thickness bonded screed:            15 - 50mm
     Thickness unbonded screed:          50mm+                          Thickness unbonded screed:          50mm+
     Thickness floating screed:          65/75mm+ (65mm for             Thickness floating screed:          65/75mm+ (65mm for
                                         domestic locations only)                                           domestic locations only)
     Working time:                       60 mins at 20°C                Working time:                       1 hour at 20°C
     Walkable:                           3 hours at 20°C                Walkable:                           3 hours at 20°C
     Fix ceramics - bonded screed:       4 hours                        Fix ceramics - bonded screed:       24 hours at 20°C
     Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 4 hours                            Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 24 hours at 20°C
     Fix ceramics - floating screed:     4 hours                        External use:                       No
     External use:                       Yes                            Under DPM:                          No
     Under DPM:                          Yes                            Coverage:                           Depending on flatness of
     Coverage:                           Depending on flatness of                                           surface a 25kg bag of
                                         surface approximately 1.6m2                                        ARDEX A 35 mixed with
                                         per 25kg bag for 50mm                                              125kg (1:5 mix) of screeding
                                         1:5 screed                                                         sand will cover approximately
                                                                                                            1.6m2 at 50mm thick
     Pack size:                          25kg bags
                                                                        Pack size:                          25kg bags
     Storage:                            12 months from the date
                                         shown on the packaging.        Underfloor heating:                 Yes

     Material Requirement:               1:5 mix = 0.31kg/m2/mm         Storage:                            12 months from the date
                                                                                                            shown on the packaging.
                                                                        Material Requirement:               1:4 mix = 0.37kg/m2/mm
                                                                                                            1:5 mix = 0.31kg/m2/mm

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Fast Track Floor Screeds




ARDEX A 35 MIX
Rapid Drying Pre-Blended Screeding and
Screed Repair Mortar




Ready-for-use, rapid drying, pre-blended, screeding and screed
repair mortar that just requires water to produce a screeding
mortar. Rapid strength development, can receive tiling after
24 hours, regardless of thickness. Can also be used for rapid
screed repairs.



Thickness bonded screed:            15 - 50mm
Thickness unbonded screed:          40mm+
Thickness floating screed:          65/75mm+ (65mm for
                                    domestic locations only)
Working time:                       1 hour at 20°C
Walkable:                           3 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - bonded screed:       24 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 24 hours at 20°C
28 day compressive strength: 40 N/mm2
External Use:                       No
Under DPM:                          No
Coverage:                           Depending on flatness of
                                    surface approximately 0.83m2
                                    at 15mm thick per 25kg bag
Pack size:                          25kg bags
Underfloor heating:                 Yes
Storage:                            12 months from the date
                                    shown on the packaging.
Material Requirement:               1.85kg of powder/m2/mm




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Schlüter Ditra Matting Adhesive, Admixes




     ARDEX AF 200                                                         ARDEX E 90
     Schlüter Ditra Matting Bonding Adhesive                              Tile Adhesive Improver




     ARDEX AF 200 is a water-based, low odour, solvent free, high         Mortar admix for use with ARDEX cement-based adhesives.
     quality dispersion adhesive for adhering Schlüter Ditra matting to   Gives elastic and water repellent properties plus enhanced
     timber floors.                                                       adhesive strength if fixing to smooth or glazed surfaces.


     Coverage:                Notch size (mm)           m2/litre          Colour:                 White
                              2x6                       3 approximately   Pack size:              2kg or 3.6kg plastic containers
     Open/working time: Up to 1 hour depending on room                    Coverage:               3.6kg per 20kg bag of ARDEX X 7/S 16
                        temperature/humidity and absorbency                                       (2kg for ARDEX S 21)
                        of the sub floor
                                                                          Storage:                12 months from the date shown on
     Colour:            Cream
                                                                                                  the packaging.
     Storage:                 12 months from the date shown on
                              the packaging if stored in good
                              conditions between 5°C and 30°C in
                              original unopened containers.
                                                                          ARDEX E 101
                                                                          Tile Grout Improver
     Packaging:               Available in 5 litre and 15 litre tubs.




                                                                          Grout admix for ARDEX C 2, F 4 and GK cement-based grouts and
                                                                          normal cement/sand grout mortars. For elastic and water
                                                                          repellent tile joints.


                                                                          Colour:                 White
                                                                          Pack size:              1kg or 5kg plastic containers
                                                                          Coverage:               1kg per 11kg bag of ARDEX C 2, F 4
                                                                                                  or GK grout
                                                                          Storage:                12 months from the date shown on
                                                                                                  the packaging.

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Primers




ARDEX P 4                                                                                ARDEX P 51
Ready Mixed Rapid Drying                                                                 Primer and Bonding Agent
Multi-Purpose Primer

Solvent free primer for internal/external application to walls,
floors and ceilings. Used prior to the application of ARDEX
                                                                   Primer for anhydrite screeds and gypsum plaster prior to applying
ceramic tile adhesives and levelling compounds. Produces
                                                                   ARDEX cement-based tile adhesives as well as porous sub-floors to
textured surface and dries in one hour. Virtually drip free.
                                                                   improve adhesion of ARDEX sub-floor smoothing compounds, helps
Particularly useful for tile on tile applications. Applied to
                                                                   prevent air bubbles/pin holes and prolong the flow life.
concrete, cement/sand screeds, ceramic tiles, terrazzo.
                                                                   Use as part of the bonding slurry for ARDEX A 35 Screed and for
Coverage:                                                          use with ARDEX X 7001 adhesive to timber floors.
Dependant on the surface to be primed - usually 40m2
                                                                   Coverage:
per 8kg tub
                                                                   Determined by dilution: e.g for porous screeds, dry, sound anhydrite
Pack size:                                                         screeds and gypsum plaster - 5kg diluted with 3
8kg tub                                                            volumes of water is sufficient for priming approximately 100m2
Storage:                                                           e.g for power float concrete - 5kg diluted with 2 volumes of
12 months in the original unopened container.                      water is sufficient for priming approximately 60m2 e.g for rough
                                                                   concrete - 5kg diluted with an equal volume of water is sufficient for
                                                                   priming approximately 35m2. Undiluted a 1kg bottle will cover
ARDEX P 82                                                         approximately 5m2.

Water Dispersed Epoxy Primer                                       Pack size:
                                                                   25kg, 5kg or 1kg containers
                                                                   Storage:
                                                                   12 months from the date shown on the packaging.




                                                                                         ARDEX E 100
                                                                                         Additive to Improve Screeding,
Solvent free, non-flammable, two part, water dispersed epoxy
                                                                                         Rendering and Repair Mortars,
primer and bonding agent for use on all dense impervious
surfaces, including hard flooring grade asphalt, ceramic and                             and for Bonding/Slurry Grouts
quarry tiles and rigid metal sub-floors, prior to applying ARDEX
cement-based tile adhesives.                                       ARDEX E 100 is an acrylic-based dispersion for use with screeds in
                                                                   internal and external locations.
Coverage:                                                          • Improves the elasticity and the compressive and tensile strengths
Depending on the surface to be primed and method of                   of the modified mortar
application 10 - 20m2 per 2kg unit, 30 - 60m2 per 6kg unit         • Improves the workability and plastic properties of the mortar,
Material requirement:                                                without increasing the water content
5-10m2 per kg of mixed primer                                      • Reduces early age crack formation and surface dusting of
                                                                     screeds, while increasing their abrasion resistance
Pack size:
2kg or 6kg units                                                   • Use with ARDEX A 38 Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for
                                                                     Floor Screeds as a bonding slurry/grout
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on the packaging.
Protect from frost.
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Floor Tiling System Selector




These overviews show some of the systems that can be used for various     FLOOR AND WALL TILING, SOLID BED FIXING IS REQUIRED (NO VOIDS
circumstances. These should only be used in conjunction with the          BEHIND TILES) IN EXTERNAL LOCATIONS.
guidance given in the current ARDEX data sheets for the individual        FLOOR TILING IN EXTERNAL LOCATIONS SHOULD PREFERABLY BE
products shown.                                                           LAID TO FREE DRAINING FALLS.
Detailed design data sheets are available for some of the key systems     N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance
and site specific guidance can be provided by contacting your local       with the relevant product data sheet.
ARDEX Area Manager or the ARDEX Technical Services Department.            The use of ARDEX AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render
Other combinations of adhesives and grouts may be suitable, please        allows tiles to be fixed only 2 hours after application.
consult the individual product data sheets for further information.       A bonded ARDEX EB 2 screed will allow tiles to be fixed only 3 hours
                                                                          after application.

INTERNAL FLOORS
SUBSTRATE TO BE TILED                                                   SITE CONDITIONS            ARDEX SYSTEM

 CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED                                          DRY AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 1 - P32
                                                                         WET AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 2 - P33

 ANHYDRITE SCREED                                                        DRY AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 3 - P34

 FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT                                                  DRY AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 4 - P35
                                                                         WET AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 5 - P36

 EXISTING CERAMIC FLOOR TILING/TERRAZZO                                  DRY AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 6 - P37
                                                                         WET AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 7 - P38

 TIMBER FLOORS                                                           DRY AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 8 - P39
                                                                         WET AREAS                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 9 - P40

 HEATED TIMBER FLOORS                                                                                FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 10 - P41

 HEATED CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED                                                               FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 11 - P42

 TILEBACKER BOARDS                                                                                   FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 12 - P43

 INDUSTRIAL AREAS, CHEMICALLY RESISTANT JOINTS OR HYGIENIC JOINTS                                    FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 13 - P44

 DAMP CONCRETE/CEMENT AND SAND SCREED REQUIRING DPM                                                  FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 14 - P45

EXTERNAL FLOORS

 CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED                                                                      FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 15 - P46
 EXISTING GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES, TERRAZZO                                                            FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 16 - P47
N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet.


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Floor Tiling - Background/Substrate Preparation




Internal Floors                                                                    Background/Substrate Preparation
CEMENT/SAND SCREED                                                                 All backgrounds must be rigid, clean, stable and free from any barriers to
New cement and sand screeds require at least 3 weeks drying time prior             adhesion such as dust, plaster droppings, grease, polish and any water
to fixing tiles.*                                                                  softenable or loosely adhered materials. Good adhesion to a stable background
                                                                                   is very important to guarantee the successful application of tiling.
ANHYDRITE SCREED               1

Ensure that the surface has been prepared in accordance with the                   Surfaces to be tiled must be flat and when checked with a 2m straight edge,
manufacturers instructions and is free of dust, is hard and the anhydrite          any gap under the straight edge between points of contact with the surface
screed is fully dry. Use ARDEX P 51 primer diluted 1:3 by volume with              should not exceed 3mm (Surface Regularity 1). Any small scale irregularities
water.                                                                             should be pre-smoothed before tiling.

HARD FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT SANDED                             2
                                                                                   * With an unbonded ARDEX A 35 cement/sand screed tiles can be fixed after
With well adhered sand key no primer is required. If sand key
                                                                                   only 24 hours, with an ARDEX A 38 cement/sand screed tiles can be fixed after
is poor or worn off, proceed as for smooth asphalt.
                                                                                   only 4 hours.
HARD FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT SMOOTH                              2

Use ARDEX P 82 primer.                                                             If thinner layers need to be made up, consideration should be given to the use
                                                                                   of the appropriate ARDEX smoothing compound.
EXISTING CERAMIC TILING
Ensure existing tiling is well adhered. Thorough cleaning and rinsing off
essential.                                                                         Primers
TERRAZZO                                                                           ARDEX P 4 - Solvent free primer for internal/external
Ensure existing terrazzo is well adhered. Thorough cleaning and rinsing off        application to walls, floors and ceilings. Used prior to the
essential; mechanical preparation may be required.                                 application of ARDEX ceramic tile adhesives and levelling
                                                                                   compounds. Produces textured surface and dries in one
CONCRETE                                                                           hour. Virtually drip free. Particularly useful for tile on tile
Ensure that new concrete is at least 6 weeks old prior to tiling.
                                                                                   applications. Applied to concrete, cement/sand screeds,
Check that surface curing agents are removed.
                                                                                   ceramic tiles, terrazzo.

WET LOCATIONS            3

Backgrounds should be water resistant and suitable for direct fixing. Tiles
                                                                                   ARDEX P 51 - For use with ARDEX X 7001.
should be solid bed fixed.
                                                                                   Also for use on porous and absorbent anhydrite screeds.

TIMBER FLOORS
Use undiluted ARDEX P 51 only with ARDEX X 7001/ARDEX X 7001 W.
                                                                                   ARDEX P 82 - Non-flammable, water dispersed epoxy
Use ARDEX P82 or ARDEX P 51 with ARDEX S16/ARDEX E90.
                                                                                   primer for bonding to smooth impervious surfaces
                                                                                   including existing ceramic tiling, internal asphalt, terrazzo,
                                                                                   sound and well adhered paint coatings and old adhesive
External Floors                                                                    residues, prior to the use of cement-based adhesives.

CEMENT/SAND RENDER AND SCREED
Wood float finish and prevent rapid drying out. Allow to air dry for at least 2
weeks (renders) or at least 3 weeks (screeds) prior to tiling.*                     1   Bed thickness maximum 3mm unless using ARDEX S 20.

CONCRETE                                                                            2   Adhesive bed thickness not greater than 6mm.
Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing tiles onto new concrete.
Ensure all formwork release agents are removed.                                     3  ARDEX WPC can be used to protect moisture sensitive
                                                                                   backgrounds in wet locations, prior to fixing tiles using the
EXISTING CERAMIC TILING
                                                                                   appropriate ARDEX cement-based adhesive.
Ensure existing tiling is well adhered and can support the new tile bed.
Thorough cleaning and rinsing off essential.

BRICKWORK
Allow new walls to dry for at least 6 weeks prior to direct fixing or rendering.


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