TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS

TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS

TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS

P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E TILE ADHESIVES TILE GROUTS FLOOR LEVELLING AND SCREEDS TILING RENDER WATERPROOF COATINGS NATURAL STONE PRODUCT SELECTOR GUIDE TILING SYSTEM DIAGRAMS January 2013 Product Selector CI/SfB Y 43

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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.

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3 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. 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 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E

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4 Tile Adhesive Selector Chart SELECTING THE CORRECT ARDEX TILE ADHESIVE ARDEX ADHESIVES ARDEX D 30 ARDEX X 7 G or X 7 W ARDEX X 7 G PLUS ARDEX X 7 R / X 7 R W ARDEX X 7 G / E 90 or X 7 W/E 90 ARDEX S 16 / E 90 or S 16 W/E 90 ARDEX S 16 or S 16 W ARDEX S 21 ARDEX S 21/E 90 ARDEX X 78 S / X 78 W S ARDEX X 77 / X 77 W ARDEX X 77 S / X 77 W S ARDEX X 7001 / X 7001 W ARDEX S 20 / S 20 W ARDEX EG 8 TILE TYPE Ceramic/Porous Bodied ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Vitrified Fully Vitrified/Porcelain Internal Fully Vitrified/Porcelain External Large Format Floor Tile (Fluid Bed) Slate Quarry Tile Terracotta Vitrified Mosaic Glass Mosaic Marble and Natural Stone Tiles Brick Slips (External) 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 White adhesive recommended for light coloured and translucent mosaics, marble and natural stone tiles Must be suitable for fixing with tile adhesive On absorbent substrates only Maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Further advice on the fixing of natural stone or marble is described in the ‘Natural Stone Fixing Guide’ 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 ✓ 4 ✓4 4 ✓ ✓4 4 ✓ ✓ ✓ ARDEX X 32 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 4 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ARDEX X 78 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 ARDEX D 20

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5 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 required contact. For tiling to walls in dry internal locations the adhesive contact should be at least 50% of the back of the tile. When tiling to floors and all external locations, or in wet areas such as showers and swimming pools, solid bed fixing should be achieved. To achieve a solid bed usually requires the tiles to be buttered immediately prior to placing into the ribbed bed so no voids are left beneath the tiles.

The size of notched trowel chosen depends on the tile size, the surface being tiled, the profile on the back of the tile and the degree of coverage required. When fixing floor tiles, a pourable adhesive can be used if preferred to enable solid bedding of the tiles without the need to butter the backs of the tiles. For Natural Stone fixing - see page 9. 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 smooth surface by using just a wet sponge.

If an area is left with dried residue on the tile face prior to cleaning, the grout residues may, within the working time of the grout mortar, require moistening in order to make washing off easier. Any dry film remaining on the tile face after cleaning down can be easily removed by using a damp sponge once the mortar has hardened in the joints.

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Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques 6 Tools required Apply ARDEX EG 8 with a standard squeegee Remove excess ARDEX EG 8 from the surface Emulsify ARDEX EG 8 residue with an ARDEX sponge and water Clean down the tile surface, to remove emulsified residues Finished application Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 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. 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. NO SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive

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7 Movement Joints Movement Joints The incorporation of movement joints is an important part of a ceramic floor or wall tiling project and should be detailed at the commencement of work. Movement joints are incorporated to accommodate moisture or thermal movement and drying shrinkage of the background or substrate to be tiled. Detailed advice is given in the relevant sections of BS 5385 parts 1, 2 and 3, extracts of which are given here. Internal Wall Tiling BS 5385-1 : 2009 6.5 Movement Joints 6.5.1 – General Consideration should be given at the design stage to the provision of movement joints; the type and location of movement joints involve considerations of construction materials, bedding systems, anticipated temperature and humidity conditions, areas concerned and the setting out of the tiling.

Note: Stresses occur in the tiled installation as a result of background movement due to such factors as drying shrinkage and moisture and thermal changes. These stresses can sometimes cause loss of adhesion, bulging or cracking of the tiling, but can be localised by incorporating movement joints. Where the background is mature and stable, e.g. existing rendering or plaster, the movement joints in the tiling, which are not to be confused with structural movement joints, might need to extend only through the tiling and its bed, and should be a minimum of 6mm wide.

Materials for movement joints should conform to 5.9. 6.5.2 – Location Movement joints should be located in the tiled installation to coincide and be continuous with all existing structural movement joints, although they are actually formed as separate joints isolated by suitable thicknesses of back-up material. The movement joints should be able to accommodate expected movement and when detailing the location of movement joints in tiling, the designer normally specifies that they are positioned in the following locations.

a) Over existing and/or structural movement joints; b) Where tiling abuts other materials; c) Where tiling is continuous across junctions of different background materials; d) In large tiled areas, at internal vertical corners and at 3m to 4.5m centres horizontally and vertically; e) Where stresses are likely to be concentrated, for example at changes of alignment. Where large degrees of thermal movement or vibration are expected, the frequency of movement joints should be increased to accommodate the movement. Movement joints in the tiling should be of a suitable width to permit the sealant to accommodate the expected structural movement.

Conversely, in small tiled areas in normal conditions, intermediate joints should not be necessary on walls up to 6m long provided the background is strong and dimensionally stable, there is adequate compressible joint width around each tile and movement joints are included at internal angles. External Wall Tiling BS 5385-2 : 2006 10 Movement Joints 10.1 – General Consideration should be given at the design stage to the provision of movement joints. The type and location of movement joints are influenced by considerations of construction, materials, bedding systems, anticipated temperature and humidity conditions, areas involved and the setting out of the tiling.

Sealants and back-up materials for movement joints should be in accordance with 5.9. Note: Stresses occur in the tiled installation as a result of movement due to such factors as drying shrinkage and moisture, thermal changes and creep. These stresses can cause loss of adhesion, bulging or cracking of the tiling but they can be localised by incorporating movement joints. 10.2 – Location Movement joints should be located in the tiled installation to coincide and be continuous with all existing structural movement joints, although they are isolated by suitable thicknesses of back-up material.

Where tiles are fixed to an intermediate substrate, the movement joint should extend through the intermediate substrate. Where backgrounds are mature and stable, the movement joints in the tiling, which are not to be confused with structural movement joints, should extend only through the tiling and its bed, and should be a minimum of 6mm wide. 10.3 – Disposition and Forming When detailing the disposition of movement joints, the designer should consider the following locations in relation to their effect on the setting out of the tiling: a) Over existing and/or structural movement joints; b) Where tiling abuts other materials; c) Junctions between different background materials, where tiling is continuous across them; d) Storey heights horizontally and approximately 3m to 4.5m apart vertically; ideally, they should be located over movement joints in the structural background and at structural material changes; for example, horizontal joint at top and bottom of floor slab, vertical joint at internal corners and at junctions with columns; e) External angles, vertically between 0.25m and 1m from the angle and symmetrically wherever possible. Where movement joints in tiling occur over movement joints in the background, they should coincide and be continuous with these joints and should be of a suitable width to permit the sealant to accommodate the expected movement. Interior and Exterior Floor Tiling BS 5385-3 : 2007 6.8 Movement Joints 6.8.1 – Types of movement joints 6.8.1.1 – General Stresses can result from factors such as drying shrinkage, deflection and moisture movements in the base and thermal and moisture changes affecting the flooring. These stresses can sometimes cause loss of adhesion and bulging or cracking of the flooring. To counteract this, movement joints extending through the tiling and its bed should be incorporated in the installation.

The building designer should assess the magnitude of any stresses and decide where movement joints should be located, having regard to all the relevant factors including the type of flooring and bed. Movement joints for the floor tiling are as follows: a) Flexible joints aligned to structural movement joints; b) Flexible joints to accommodate smaller movements than structural joints. Note: For movement joints in special conditions refer to BS 5385-4. 6.8.1.2 – Structural movement joints Structural movement joints in the bed and tiling should be sited immediately over and be continuous with structural movement joints in the base. This procedure might not be acceptable if the base joints are not straight and parallel, or if their layout does not coincide with that of the floor tiles; in these circumstances, guidance should be sought from the building designer or engineer.

6.8.1.3 – Other movement joints Flexible joints should be inserted over supporting walls and beams at intermediate positions to accommodate deflection of the base and movements in the flooring. Flexible joints should be used at floor perimeters and to divide the floor into bays at the intervals recommended in 7.1.6.4. Wherever possible they should coincide with structural features, e.g. columns and door openings, or they can be planned to provide a decorative panelled effect. Where high temperatures are expected, for instance around boilers, over heating installations or from strong sunlight, an assessment of the likely temperature range and corresponding linear changes in the flooring should be made to determine whether and where any additional allowance for movement is necessary.

In floors that have to withstand hard-rimmed wheel traffic or the dragging of heavy loads, the position of movement joints should, where possible, be planned so that they do not occur in the traffic area. Where this is not practicable the joints should be of types having their edges reinforced with metal or rigid plastic sections. Joints other than those protected by metal or rigid plastics edging, subject to traffic heavier than light pedestrian, should not be wider than 10mm. Information on the permissible maximum and minimum joint widths should be obtained from the manufacturer of the particular joint filling selected. 7.1.6 – Movement joints 7.1.6.1 – General Care should be taken to ensure that levelling screeds or tile beds adjacent to movement joints are fully compacted. Movement joint cavities should extend through the tiling, tile bed and levelling screed and should be completely filled and sealed after the grouting of the normal joints. Where separating layers are incorporated, however, the movement joint should extend to this layer but should not penetrate it. Prior to the filling and sealing operation, the joints should be thoroughly cleaned of all extraneous matter, excess grout, dust, etc. 7.1.6.2 – Structural movement joints Movement joints should be inserted in the bed and tiles over movement joints and/or contraction joints in the base. They should be continuous with the base joints and should be of sufficient width to permit the joint filling to accommodate the expected movement. In the event of the base joints not being true, e.g. not straight and parallel, or their layout not coinciding with that of the tiles, the siting of the movement joints in the finish as stated might not be acceptable and a decision as to any alternative procedure should be obtained from the building designer or engineer or their agent.

7.1.6.3 – Perimeter joints Movement joints should be inserted where the tiling abuts restraining surfaces such as perimeter walls, columns, curbs, steps and plant fixed to the base. In floors with dimensions of 2m or less between restraining surfaces, perimeter joints are not necessary unless the conditions that can generate stresses are likely to be extreme, for example, violent temperature changes or prolonged immersion in liquid. 7.1.6.4 – Intermediate joints The need for intermediate joints between perimeter joints depends on the dimensions of the floor; for example, with the exception of those on suspended construction, in floors with less than 10m between perimeter joints no intermediate joints are necessary but in larger floors should be employed to divide the area into bays of size not greater than 10m x 10m. On suspended floors, stress-relieving joints should be inserted where flexing is likely to occur, e.g. over supporting walls or beams.

For floors which might be subjected to significant thermal 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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8 Natural Stone 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 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 S16W 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.

Fixing Natural Stone Tiles When fixing and grouting natural stone wall or floor tiles that are prone to water staining, reference should be made to the use of the 'Rapidry Formula' range of products as described in the table below. The ARDEX natural stone range is designed to work together as an integrated system solution for total peace of mind. Each ARDEX natural stone product is the result of continuous research and development, with the help of natural stone tile manufacturers and fixers, to ensure product compatibility and market leading performance, courtesy of the innovative ARDEX Rapidry Formula technology. The 'Rapidry Formula' system binds the mix water within the adhesive or grout virtually eliminating the risk of water staining and guaranteeing the best possible finish to all natural stone tile applications. The added benefits of rapid drying and rapid hardening make the full range of products ideal for the demands of working environments when downtime needs to be minimised.

ARDEX Rapidry Plus has all the benefits of Rapidry but can also be used for external applications. Moisture sensitive natural stone tiles grouted with a traditional cement-based grout, resulting in unsightly water staining at the tile edges. Moisture sensitive natural stone tiles grouted with ARDEX MG Rapid Drying Marble and Natural Stone Grout. ARDEX ‘Rapidry Formula’ technology locks the mix water into the grout, eliminating water staining at the tile edges. For more information please refer to the ARDEX Natural Stone Installation Brochure ARDEX A 35 MIX

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ARDEX Product Case Studies 9 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 Nottingham, UK Contractor: Telling (Finishings) Ltd of Mansfield Products used: ARDEX K301, ARDEX X 7 R, ARDEX-FLEX FL Tonbridge School Centre for Sports & Media Tonbridge, Kent, UK Contractor: Cerface Limited Products used: ARDEX X 7 R, ARDEX WPC, ARDEX-FLEX FL, ARDEX X 7 G PLUS, ARDEX WA

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10 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 P4, ARDEX X 77, ARDEX X 78 S

11 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 Regent Street, London, UK Contractor: Collards Floors & Walls Ltd, Bristol Products used: ARDEX X 78 S, ARDEX-FLEX FL BBC SCOTLAND Glasgow, Scotland, UK Contractor: Watson Stonecraft Products used: ARDEX S20

Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesives ARDEX D20 is a ready mixed adhesive for fixing ceramic tiles and mosaics to all internal walls in dry or intermittently wet locations, e.g. domestic showers, kitchens and bathrooms. No primer required, easy to apply with excellent slump resistance and offers up to 20 minutes open time and 40 minutes tile adjustability. Tremendous adhesion strength and reliability. Fix porcelain: Yes, if background absorbent Grout after (walls): 24 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 3mm Adjustment time: 40 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Off White Pack size: 10ltr, 5ltr or 2.5ltr plastic tubs Coverage: A 10 litre tub will cover approximately 10m2 at 1mm thick Storage: Store out of direct sunlight. Protect from frost. Storage life not less than 12 months in unopened 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 ARDEX D 20 Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive ARDEX D30 is a water resistant, non-slip ready mixed wall tile adhesive ideal for use in commercial and domestic showers, kitchens and bathrooms. Suitable for virtually all substrates and tile types, including porcelain, ARDEX D30 does not need a primer and is easy to use with excellent application properties. Fix porcelain: Yes, if background absorbent Grout after (walls): 24 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 3mm Adjustment time: 20 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Off White Pack size: 10ltr plastic tub Coverage: A 10 litre tub will cover approximately 10m2 at 1mm thick Storage: Store out of direct sunlight. Protect from frost. Storage life not less than 12 months if stored in original unopened containers.

ARDEX D 30 Commercial and Domestic Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive D1 T T D2 TE TE 12 ARDEX D 15 is a ready mixed adhesive for fixing ceramic tiles and mosaics to gypsum plaster, paper-faced plasterboards, concrete, cement and sand renders, as well as fixing porous bodied tiles to existing ceramic tiling. No primer required, easy to apply with excellent slump resistance and offers up to 20 minutes open time. Fix porcelain: Yes, if background absorbent Grout after (walls): 24 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 3mm Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Off White Pack size: 10ltr plastic tub Coverage: A 10 litre tub will cover approximately 10m2 at 1mm thick Storage: Store out of direct sunlight. Protect from frost. Storage life not less than 12 months in unopened containers ARDEX D 15 Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive D1 T T

Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives Versatile, multipurpose adhesives for internal/external applications, swimming pools etc., suitable for floors and walls. Now fixes porcelain and fully vitrified tiles without the need of an admix. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after (walls): 24 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 24 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 5 hours Adjustment time: 10 minutes Open time: 30 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg Coverage: 1.3kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately Coverage 15.3 litres of mortar i.e. 5.1m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX X 7 G / ARDEX X 7 W Tile Adhesive White or grey rapid hardening and drying wall and floor adhesive for fixing ceramic and natural stone tiles, glass mosaics, porcelain and fully vitrified tiles in internal dry or intermittently damp locations. Can be grouted or trafficked 2-3 hours after fixing. ARDEX S16W is ideal for fixing translucent marble and glass mosaics. Fix porcelain: Yes Grout after (walls): 2 - 3 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 2-3 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 30 minutes Adjustment time: 10 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bags Coverage: 1.35kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 14.7 litres of mortar i.e. 4.9m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E90 Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX S 16 / ARDEX S 16 W Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Tile and Natural Stone Adhesive NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. use with ARDEX E 90 Tile Adhesive Improver. C2 TE TE C2 TE TE Grey White C2 FT FT 13

14 Specifically formulated to have a very high yield per bag (Ceram Research has confirmed approximately 20% more coverage per kg compared to traditional tile adhesives) along with enhanced properties of adhesion and flexibility. Ideal for fixing fully vitrified 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 Grout after (walls): 8 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 24 hours External use: Yes*, except for porcelain Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 5 hours Adjustment time: 20 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey Pack size: 18kg bag Coverage: 1kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. An 18kg bag will yield approximately 18 litres of mortar i.e. 6m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

Use with all tile types including fully vitrified, porcelain and mosaics. For internal and external applications including swimming pools, etc. Suitable for walls and floors, built-in admix. Tiles can be grouted and trafficked only 2 hours after fixing. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after (walls): 2 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 2 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm (3mm on timber) Adjustment time: 10 minutes Working time: 30 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bag grey / 20kg bag white Coverage: (Grey). 1.4kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 14.3 litres of mortar i.e. 4.7m2 at 3mm thick (White). 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.7 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. ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Rapid Setting and Hardening Flexible Tile Adhesive with Built-In Admix NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. C2 TE S1 TE S1 ARDEX X 7 G PLUS Flexible Adhesive with Built-In Admix for Floor and Wall Tiling in Internal/ External Locations Grey White Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix C2 T

15 Reduced risk of water staining. Apply from 5mm to 20mm thick, ideal for uncalibrated natural stone tiles. Can be grouted and trafficked 3 hours after fixing. ARDEX S20W white is ideal for fixing translucent marble and other types of translucent natural stones. Internal areas. Fix porcelain: No Grout after (walls): 3 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 3 hours External use: No Bed thickness: 5-20mm Working time: 45 minutes Adjustment time: 10 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 22kg bag Coverage: 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 22kg bag will yield approximately 18.3 litres of mortar i.e. 3.6m2 at 5mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX S 20 / ARDEX S 20 W Flexible Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Natural Stone Tile Adhesive C1 F F C2 F F Grey White Internal or external floor or wall tile stone adhesive. Reduced risk of water staining. Apply from 3mm to 30mm thick, ideal for uncalibrated natural stone tiles. Can be grouted and trafficked 3 hours after fixing. ARDEX X32 white is ideal for fixing translucent marble and other types of translucent natural stones. Fix porcelain: Yes Grout after (walls): 3 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 3 hours External use: Yes Bed thickness: 3-30mm Working time: 60 minutes Adjustment time: 30 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: White Pack size: 20kg bag Coverage: 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.5 litres of mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX X 32 White Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Natural Stone Tile Adhesive C2 FTE FTE S1 S1 Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix

16 Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix Fibre reinforced rapid setting adhesive. Tiles can be grouted and trafficked only 90 minutes after fixing. Use with all tile types including fully vitrified, porcelain and mosaics. For internal and external applications including swimming pools, etc. Suitable for walls and floors, built-in admix. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after (walls): 90 minutes Grout after/ walk on (floors): 90 minutes Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Adjustment time: 15 minutes Working time: 30 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bag Coverage: 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.7 litres of mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 6 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX X 77 S / ARDEX X 77 W S MICROTEC® Ultra Rapid Setting Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. Exceptionally long open time. Heavier, larger tiles can be used without slipping. Fibre reinforced, flexible tile adhesive for internal/external use, swimming pools, etc., use with all tile types including fully vitrified, porcelain and mosaics. Suitable for walls and floors, built-in admix. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after (walls): 8 hours Grout after/ walk on (floors): 24 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Adjustment time: 30 minutes Working time: 3 hours Open time: 60 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bag Coverage: 1kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 19 litres of mortar i.e. 6.3m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX X 77 / ARDEX X 77 W MICROTEC® Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive

17 Floor Tile Bedding Mortar and Flexible Floor Tile Bedding Mortar NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. Fibre Reinforced standard setting floor tile adhesive. For fixing all types of ceramic floor tiles, mosaics etc. Semi-pourable consistency makes it ideal for solid bed fixing large format floor tiles. Achieves an open time of up to 60 minutes, double that of ‘E’ classified adhesives. For internal/external applications. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after/walk on: 24 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 3 hours Adjustment time: 30 minutes Open time: 60 minutes Colour: Grey Pack size: 20kg bag Coverage: 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.65 litres of mortar i.e. 5.6m2 @ 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

Fibre reinforced rapid setting floor tile adhesive. Tiles can be grouted and trafficked 11 ⁄2 hours after fixing. For fixing all types of ceramic floor tiles, mosaics, etc. Its enhanced adhesion properties and easily workable consistency make it ideal for solid bedding fully vitrified and porcelain large format tiles. For internal/external applications. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: Yes* Grout after/walk on: 90 mins Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm Working time: 30 minutes Adjustment time: 15 minutes Open time: 20 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bag Coverage: 1.2kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 16.5 litres of mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 6 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX X 78 S / ARDEX X 78 W S MICROTEC® Ultra Rapid Setting Flexible Floor Tile Adhesive C2 T S1 T S1 ARDEX X 78 MICROTEC Flexible Semi-Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive

18 Fast Track Flexible Tile Adhesive, Epoxy Adhesive and Grout Fibre reinforced pourable adhesive. Specifically designed for fixing all types of floor tiles, including porcelain, to various surfaces including wood-based sheets and boards. Tiles can be grouted and trafficked 2 hours after fixing. ARDEX X 7001W white is ideal for fixing light and translucent marble and limestone. Fix porcelain: Yes External use: No Grout after/walk on: 2 hours Bed thickness: 1 - 6mm (1 - 4mm to timber) Working time: 60 minutes Adjustment time: 15 minutes Open time: 15 minutes Colour: Grey or White Pack size: 20kg bag Coverage: 1.4kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 20kg bag will yield approximately 14.4 litres of mortar i.e. 4.8m2 at 3mm thick Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX X 7001 / X 7001 W MICROTEC® Rapid Drying Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive C2 FE FE NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. For large format tiles. Pourable consistency. May be used to smooth rough bases and make up screed levels. For internal/external applications including swimming pools. Tiles can be grouted and trafficked 3 hours after fixing. Fix porcelain: Yes, with addition of ARDEX E90 External use: Yes* Grout after/walk on: 3 hours Screed bed thickness: 1 - 10mm/10 - 30mm with sand Adhesive bed thickness: 3 - 6mm Working time: 30 minutes Adjustment time: Approximately 20 minutes Open time: 10 minutes Colour: Grey Pack size: 22kg bag Coverage: 1.8kg/m2 /mm of bed thickness. A 22kg bag will yield approximately 12.3 litres of mortar i.e. 4.1m2 at 3mm thick Underfloor heating: Yes, with addition of ARDEX E90 Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

C1 ARDEX S 21 Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar

19 Tile Grouts CG2 CG2 Water-repellent and dirt resistant, flexible, rapid hardening tile grout for wall and floor joints from 3-15mm wide. Suitable for internal and external locations, including swimming pools. Can receive foot traffic after 90 minutes, and is easy to apply and clean off the surface of the tile. Available in 32 colours. Joint width: 3 - 15mm Grout porcelain: Yes Workable: 30 minutes Walkability: 90 minutes External use: Yes Colours: 32 colours available refer to colour chart on page 68 Pack size: 2.5kg or 10kg bags Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

Water-repellent and dirt resistant, flexible tile grout for wall and floor joints up to 4mm wide. Suitable for internal and external locations, including swimming pools. Easy to apply and clean off the surface of the tile. Available in 32 colours. Joint width: Up to 4mm Grout porcelain: Yes Workable: 21 ⁄2 hours Walkability: 5 hours External use: Yes Colours: 32 colours available refer to colour chart on page 68 Pack size: 2.5kg or 10kg bags Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

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

20 Tile Grouts Use for wall tiling and in swimming pools, etc., for joints up to 4mm wide. Both easy to apply and clean off. Joint width: Up to 4mm Grout porcelain: Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101 Workable: 2 - 3 hours External use: Yes Colours: Polar White, Beige, Light Grey Pack size: 11kg bag Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. Available in grey, white, limestone, sandstone, beige or anthracite – for joint widths from 2mm upwards, suitable for wall and floor tiling in internal/external locations, swimming pools, etc. Joint width: 2 - 20mm Grout porcelain: Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101 Workable: 2 - 3 hours Walkability: 24 hours External use: Yes Colours: Anthracite, Beige, Grey, Limestone, White, Sandstone Pack size: 11kg or 5kg (Beige, Grey or White only) bags Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E101 Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX C 2 Wall and Floor Tile Grout ARDEX F 4 Fine Wall Tile Grout CG1 CG1

21 For tile joint widths from 3mm upwards. Suitable for internal/external use on floors and walls. Joint width: 3 - 20mm Grout porcelain: Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101 Workable: 30 minutes Walkability: 3 hours External use: Yes Colours: Anthracite or Grey Pack size: 11kg bags Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E101 Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. Virtually eliminates the risk of water staining of the edges of 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: Up to 8mm Workable: 30 minutes Walkability: 90 minutes External use: No Colours: Light Grey, Dark Grey, White, Limestone, Sandstone Pack size: 11kg bags Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDEX MG Rapid Drying Marble and Natural Stone Tile Grout ARDEX GK Rapid Setting and Hardening Grout Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Grouts with Built-In Admix CG1 2A 2A CG2

22 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout , Fast Track Tiling Render Specially formulated pre-blended cement/sand render, requiring only the addition of water to produce a slump free mortar which can be applied 2-20mm and is ready to receive wall tiling only 2 hours after application. Application thickness: 2 - 20mm Working time: 30 minutes Fix ceramics: 2 hours 28 day strength (N/mm2 ): 11 Final set: 90 minutes External use: Yes* Pack size: 25kg bags Coverage: 1.3kg/m2 /mm. A 25kg bag will yield 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. ARDEX AM 100 Fast Track Tiling Render R2 T T ARDEX EG 8 is ideal for use in areas where high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are required. ARDEX EG 8 has excellent resistance to most chemicals but, unlike traditional epoxy grouts, is easy to apply, requires no special tools, and can be cleaned off the tile surface up to 45 minutes after application. Joint width: 2 - 12mm Grout porcelain: Yes Workable: 45 minutes External use: Yes Colours: Grey and White Pack size: 4kg plastic tub Coverage: Refer to grout coverage table (page 67) Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive Adhesive RG Grout

23 Waterproof Coatings ARDEX WPC creates a waterproof protective coating that guarantees the prevention of water damage to floors and walls. Use prior to tiling in commercial and domestic wet rooms, power 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 Curing time: 30 minutes for the first coat, 60 minutes for the second coat Fix tiles after: 60 minutes after application of second coat Colour: Brown Pack size: 5kg plastic bottle (liquid) 5kg bag (powder) Coverage: 6.6m2 per unit to give a 0.8mm thick coating (2 coats) Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

ARDEX WPC Flexible Rapid Drying and Setting Waterproof Coating ARDEX S 7 can be used to waterproof swimming pools prior to fixing ceramic tiles. Tiles can be fixed after just 4 hours in interior and exterior locations, and resists water pressure up to 3 Bar. Pot life: Approximately 60 minutes Curing time: 4 hours Fix tiles after: 4 hours Colour: Brown Pack size: 15kg Coverage: 6.25 m2 (2 coats applied) Storage: 6 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDEX S 7 Flexible Waterproof Coating for Floors and Walls

Smoothing and Levelling Compounds 24 ARDITEX NA is a self-smoothing, protein free, low odour latex levelling compound. It is used for the preparation of cement/sand and concrete screeds, metal, quarry tiles, asphalt flooring (grade 1), granolithic or terrazzo floors, prior 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 neat: 0 - 12mm Application thickness with aggregate: 8 - 30mm use from half to equal volumes of ARDEX COARSE Aggregate to ARDITEX NA mix Working time: 20 mins at 20°C Walkable: 2 hours at 20°C Fix ceramics: 4 - 6 hours at 20°C 28 Day compressive strength: 16.5 N/mm2 Final set: 11 ⁄2 hours at 20°C External use: Consult ARDEX Technical Services Under DPM: Yes Coverage: Depending on flatness and texture of surface one unit will cover approximately 5m2 at 3mm thick Material requirement: 1.6kg of mortar/m2 /mm Underfloor heating: Yes Pack size: 20kg bags with 4.85kg latex liquid Storage: ARDITEX NA powder has a storage life of 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDITEX NA latex has a storage life of not less than 6 months from the date shown on the packaging. Rapid hardening and drying pump or hand applied levelling mortar which can be tiled on 4 hours after application. Ideal for interior, fast track tiling.

Application thickness: 5 - 35mm Application thickness with aggregate: 20 - 35mm use from half to equal volumes of ARDEX COARSE Aggregate to the ARDEX K15-HB mix Working time: 30 mins at 20°C Walkable: 2 hours at 20°C Fix ceramics: After 4 hours at 20°C Final set: 2 hours at 20°C External use: No Under DPM: No Coverage: Depending on flatness of surface a 25kg bag will cover approximately 2.7m2 at 5mm thick Pack size: 25kg bag Material Requirement: 1.84kg of powder/m2 /mm Underfloor heating: Yes Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging.

Mix Water Requirement: 4 - 4.25 litres per 25kg bag. ARDEX K 15-HB High Build Rapid Drying Sub-Floor Smoothing Compound ARDITEX NA Ultra Rapid Setting Latex Sub-Floor Levelling and Smoothing Compound

Fast Track Concrete Resurfacer, External Patch and Repair Mortar 25 A fast setting cost effective solution for smoothing rough or damaged concrete or cement/sand screeds and is suitable for internal and external applications prior to tiling. ARDEX K 301 is walkable after 2-3 hours and can be tiled onto after 24 hours. Use to level uneven surfaces, such as paths and patios. Application Thickness Total: 2 - 20mm Application Thickness Neat: 2 - 20mm Working Time: Approx. 30 mins at 20°C Walkable: 2 - 3 hours at 20°C 28 Day Compressive Strength: 28 N/mm2 External Use: Yes Under DPM: Yes Underfloor Heating: No Coverage: Depending on flatness of surface a 25kg bag will cover approximately 7.8m2 at 2mm thick.

Material Requirement: 1.6kg powder/m2 /mm Packaging: 25kg bag Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. Mix Water Requirement: 5.25 litres per 25kg bag. Rapid setting and hardening, slump free repair and patch mortar which is ideal for external use or for internal repairs and smoothing, prior to the application of ceramic tile finishes. Can be used to repair concrete and cement/sand screeds, repair steps or create ramps and falls. Application Thickness Total: 2 - 30mm Application Thickness Neat: 2 - 30mm Working Time: 15 mins at 20°C Walkable: 2 - 3 hours at 20°C Fix Ceramics: 2 - 3 hours at 20°C 28 Day Compressive Strength: 20 N/mm2 Apply Floorcoverings: 24 hours at 20°C External Use: Yes Under DPM: Yes Underfloor Heating: Yes Coverage: Depending on flatness of surface an 11kg bag will cover approximately 4m2 at 2mm thick (8 litres of mortar).

Packaging: 11kg bag Storage: 6 months from the date shown on the packaging. Mix Water Requirement: 2.7 - 3 litres per 11kg bag. ARDEX A 46 Rapid Setting and Hardening External Patch and Repair Mortar ARDEX K 301 Fast Setting Resurfacing and Levelling Compound

Traditional sand/cement screeds can take months to dry, but an ARDEX A 38 screed can receive tiling after 4 hours for bonded, unbonded and floating screeds, regardless of thickness. ARDEX A 38 can be walked on after 3 hours and is suitable for internal and external use, including wet and submerged areas. Thickness bonded screed: 15 - 50mm Thickness unbonded screed: 50mm+ Thickness floating screed: 65/75mm+ (65mm for domestic locations only) Working time: 60 mins at 20°C Walkable: 3 hours at 20°C Fix ceramics - bonded screed: 4 hours Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 4 hours Fix ceramics - floating screed: 4 hours External use: Yes Under DPM: Yes Coverage: Depending on flatness of surface approximately 1.6m2 per 25kg bag for 50mm 1:5 screed Pack size: 25kg bags Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. Material Requirement: 1:5 mix = 0.31kg/m2 /mm Traditional sand/cement screeds can take months to dry, but an ARDEX A 35 screed can receive tiling after 24 hours, regardless of thickness. After 1 day the compressive and tensile strengths of an ARDEX A35 screed exceed the acceptable minimum attained by a conventional screed after 28 days.

Thickness bonded screed: 15 - 50mm Thickness unbonded screed: 50mm+ 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 External use: No Under DPM: No Coverage: Depending on flatness of surface a 25kg bag of ARDEX A35 mixed with 125kg (1:5 mix) of screeding sand will cover approximately 1.6m2 at 50mm thick Pack size: 25kg bags Underfloor heating: Yes 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 ARDEX A 35 Rapid Setting and Ultra Rapid Hardening Cement for Floor Screeds in Internal Locations ARDEX A 38 Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for Floor Screeds in Internal or External Locations Fast Track Floor Screeds 26

Fast Track Floor Screeds 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 ARDEX A 35 MIX Rapid Drying Pre-Blended Screeding and Screed Repair Mortar 27

Schlüter Ditra Matting Adhesive, Admixes 28 ARDEX AF200 is a water-based, low odour, solvent free, high quality dispersion adhesive for adhering Schlüter Ditra matting to timber floors. Coverage: Notch size (mm) m2 /litre 2 x 6 3 approximately Open/working time: Up to 1 hour depending on room temperature/humidity and absorbency of the sub floor Colour: Cream 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.

Packaging: Available in 5 litre and 15 litre tubs. Mortar admix for use with ARDEX cement-based adhesives. Gives elastic and water repellent properties plus enhanced adhesive strength if fixing to smooth or glazed surfaces. Colour: White Pack size: 2kg or 3.6kg plastic containers Coverage: 3.6kg per 20kg bag of ARDEX X 7/S16 (2kg for ARDEX S21) Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDEX E 90 Tile Adhesive Improver ARDEX AF 200 Schlüter Ditra Matting Bonding Adhesive Grout admix for ARDEX C2, F4 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 C2, F4 or GK grout Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDEX E 101 Tile Grout Improver

Primers 29 Primer for anhydrite screeds and gypsum plaster prior to applying ARDEX cement-based tile adhesives as well as porous sub-floors to improve adhesion of ARDEX sub-floor smoothing compounds, helps prevent air bubbles/pin holes and prolong the flow life. Use as part of the bonding slurry for ARDEX A35 Screed and for use with ARDEX X7001 adhesive to timber floors. Coverage: Determined by dilution:e.g for porous screeds, dry, sound anhydrite screeds and gypsum plaster - 5kg diluted with 3 volumes of water is sufficient for priming approximately 100m2 e.g for power float concrete - 5kg diluted with 2 volumes of 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 approximately 5m2 .

Pack size: 25kg, 5kg or 1kg containers Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. ARDEX E 100 is an acrylic-based dispersion for use with screeds in internal and external locations. • Improves the elasticity and the compressive and tensile strengths of the modified mortar • Improves the workability and plastic properties of the mortar, without increasing the water content • Reduces early age crack formation and surface dusting of screeds, while increasing their abrasion resistance • Use with ARDEX A 38 Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for Floor Screeds as a bonding slurry/grout Solvent free, non-flammable, two part, water dispersed epoxy primer and bonding agent for use on all dense impervious surfaces, including hard flooring grade asphalt, ceramic and quarry tiles and rigid metal sub-floors, prior to applying ARDEX cement-based tile adhesives.

Coverage: Depending on the surface to be primed and method of application 10 - 20m2 per 2kg unit, 30 - 60m2 per 6kg unit Material requirement: 5-10m2 per kg of mixed primer Pack size: 2kg or 6kg units Storage: 12 months from the date shown on the packaging. Protect from frost. ARDEX P 82 Water Dispersed Epoxy Primer Solvent free primer for internal/external application to walls, floors and ceilings. Used prior to the application of ARDEX ceramic tile adhesives and levelling compounds. Produces textured surface and dries in one hour. Virtually drip free. Particularly useful for tile on tile applications. Applied to concrete, cement/sand screeds, ceramic tiles, terrazzo. Coverage: Dependant on the surface to be primed - usually 40m2 per 8kg tub Pack size: 8kg tub Storage: 12 months in the original unopened container. ARDEX P 4 Ready Mixed Rapid Drying Multi-Purpose Primer ARDEX P 51 Primer and Bonding Agent ARDEX E 100 Additive to Improve Screeding, Rendering and Repair Mortars, and for Bonding/Slurry Grouts

30 Floor Tiling System Selector These overviews show some of the systems that can be used for various circumstances. These should only be used in conjunction with the guidance given in the current ARDEX data sheets for the individual products shown. Detailed design data sheets are available for some of the key systems and site specific guidance can be provided by contacting your local ARDEX Area Manager or the ARDEX Technical Services Department. Other combinations of adhesives and grouts may be suitable, please consult the individual product data sheets for further information. FLOOR AND WALL TILING, SOLID BED FIXING IS REQUIRED (NO VOIDS BEHIND TILES) IN EXTERNAL LOCATIONS.

FLOOR TILING IN EXTERNAL LOCATIONS SHOULD PREFERABLY BE LAID TO FREE DRAINING FALLS. N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet. The use of ARDEX AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render allows tiles to be fixed only 2 hours after application. A bonded ARDEX EB 2 screed will allow tiles to be fixed only 3 hours after application. CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED DRY AREAS WET AREAS FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 1 - P32 FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 2 - P33 ANHYDRITE SCREED DRY AREAS FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 3 - P34 FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT DRY AREAS WET AREAS FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 4 - P35 FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 5 - P36 EXISTING CERAMIC FLOOR TILING/TERRAZZO DRY AREAS WET AREAS FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 6 - P37 FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 7 - P38 TIMBER FLOORS DRY AREAS WET AREAS FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 8 - P39 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 SUBSTRATE TO BE TILED INTERNAL FLOORS SITE CONDITIONS ARDEX SYSTEM CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED EXISTING GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES, TERRAZZO FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 15 - P46 FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 16 - P47 EXTERNAL FLOORS N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet.

Floor Tiling - Background/Substrate Preparation 31 Background/Substrate Preparation All backgrounds must be rigid, clean, stable and free from any barriers to adhesion such as dust, plaster droppings, grease, polish and any water softenable or loosely adhered materials. Good adhesion to a stable background is very important to guarantee the successful application of tiling. Surfaces to be tiled must be flat and when checked with a 2m straight edge, any gap under the straight edge between points of contact with the surface should not exceed 3mm (Surface Regularity 1). Any small scale irregularities should be pre-smoothed before tiling.

* With an unbonded ARDEX A35 cement/sand screed tiles can be fixed after only 24 hours, with an ARDEX A 38 cement/sand screed tiles can be fixed after only 4 hours. If thinner layers need to be made up, consideration should be given to the use of the appropriate ARDEX smoothing compound. Primers ARDEX P 4 - Solvent free primer for internal/external application to walls, floors and ceilings. Used prior to the application of ARDEX ceramic tile adhesives and levelling compounds. Produces textured surface and dries in one hour. Virtually drip free. Particularly useful for tile on tile applications. Applied to concrete, cement/sand screeds, ceramic tiles, terrazzo.

ARDEX P 51 - For use with ARDEX X7001. Also for use on porous and absorbent anhydrite screeds. ARDEX P 82 - Non-flammable, water dispersed epoxy primer for bonding to smooth impervious surfaces including existing ceramic tiling, internal asphalt, terrazzo, sound and well adhered paint coatings and old adhesive residues, prior to the use of cement-based adhesives. Bed thickness maximum 3mm unless using ARDEX S20. Adhesive bed thickness not greater than 6mm. ARDEX WPC can be used to protect moisture sensitive backgrounds in wet locations, prior to fixing tiles using the appropriate ARDEX cement-based adhesive.

Internal Floors CEMENT/SAND SCREED New cement and sand screeds require at least 3 weeks drying time prior to fixing tiles.* ANHYDRITE SCREED Ensure that the surface has been prepared in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and is free of dust, is hard and the anhydrite screed is fully dry. Use ARDEX P51 primer diluted 1:3 by volume with water. HARD FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT SANDED With well adhered sand key no primer is required. If sand key is poor or worn off, proceed as for smooth asphalt. HARD FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT SMOOTH Use ARDEX P82 primer.

EXISTING CERAMIC TILING Ensure existing tiling is well adhered. Thorough cleaning and rinsing off essential. TERRAZZO Ensure existing terrazzo is well adhered. Thorough cleaning and rinsing off essential; mechanical preparation may be required. CONCRETE Ensure that new concrete is at least 6 weeks old prior to tiling. Check that surface curing agents are removed. WET LOCATIONS Backgrounds should be water resistant and suitable for direct fixing. Tiles should be solid bed fixed. TIMBER FLOORS Use undiluted ARDEX P51 only with ARDEX X7001/ARDEX X7001W. Use ARDEX P82 or ARDEX P51 with ARDEX S16/ARDEX E90. 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 External Floors 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.* CONCRETE Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing tiles onto new concrete. Ensure all formwork release agents are removed.

EXISTING CERAMIC TILING 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.

P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to concrete or cement/sand screed - dry areas • Internal floors Concrete or cement/sand sand screed Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS 32 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. If smoothing or levelling of the sub-floor is required prior to tiling the use of the appropriate ARDEX smoothing or levelling compound should be considered. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete and cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. Floor Tiling System 1 NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

33 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to concrete or cement/sand screed - wet areas • Internal floors Concrete or cement/sand screed or ARDEX A35 rapid drying screed Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 Floor Tiling System 2 ARDEX WPC NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. If smoothing or falls are required prior to applying the waterproof coatings the use of the appropriate ARDEX smoothing compound or screeding mortar should be considered.

See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete and cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

34 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete and cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to anhydrite screed - dry areas • Internal floors Anhydrite screed Floor tiles ARDEX P51 (Diluted 1:3) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 Floor Tiling System 3 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

35 Floor Tiling System 4 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to flooring grade asphalt - dry areas • Internal floors Sand keyed asphalt Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 ARDEX P82 Smooth asphalt NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete and cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to flooring grade asphalt - wet areas • Internal floors Sand keyed asphalt Floor tiles ARDITEX NA 3-6mm thick Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 Smooth asphalt 36 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of asphalt floors prior to tiling.

Floor Tiling System 5 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

37 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to existing ceramic floor tiling/terrazzo - dry areas • Internal floors Floor Tiling System 6 Existing floor tiles New floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 ARDEX P82 or ARDEX P4 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of existing ceramic floor tiles and terrazzo prior to tiling. Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

38 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to existing ceramic floor tiling/terrazzo - wet areas • Internal floors Existing floor tiles New floor tiles ARDITEX NA 3-6mm Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 ARDEX WPC NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of existing ceramic floor tiles and terrazzo prior to tiling. Floor Tiling System 7 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

39 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to timber floors - dry areas • Internal floors Floor Tiling System 8 Existing floorboards Floor tiles ARDEX X 7001 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. Further guidance on the fixing of ceramic floor tiles to wood-based boards is described in the ‘Fixing Ceramic Tiles to existing suitable Tongued and Grooved Floorboards’ leaflet. ARDEX P51 (Undiluted) Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to timber floors - wet areas • Internal floors Existing floorboards Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. Pre-smooth with selected tile adhesive Schlüter Ditra matting www.schluter.co.uk ARDEX AF200 Schlüter Ditra Matting Bonding Adhesive Size of adhesive ribbing shown for illustrative purposes only 40 Floor Tiling System 9 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

41 Proprietary insulating tile backing board P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to heated timber floors • Internal floors Floor Tiling System 10 Existing floorboards Floor tiles Heating cables Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 Pre smoothing layer of ARDITEX NA or ARDEX adhesive shown above NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. Further guidance on the fixing of specific proprietary insulating tile backing board is described in the relevant ARDEX/Wedi, ARDEX/Marmox or ARDEX/Kerdi application leaflets. Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

42 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of heated concrete or cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. Reference should be made to IGN 7. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to heated concrete or cement/sand screeds • Internal floors Heated concrete or cement/sand screed (thermally cycled) Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 DRY AREAS WET AREAS ARDEX WPC Floor Tiling System 11 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

43 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. Further guidance on the fixing of specific proprietary tile backing boards is described in the relevant ARDEX/Wedi, ARDEX/Marmox or ARDEX/Kerdi application leaflets. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to proprietary tile backing boards • Internal floors Floor Tiling System 12 Proprietary tile backing board Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

44 In industrial areas where heavy impacts and loads occur or where corrosive liquid lies on the tiles, bed and grout in ARDEX EG 8. NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. If smoothing or falls are required prior to tiling the use of ARDEX S21 or ARDEX EB2 should be considered. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling of industrial areas, chemically resistant or hygienic joints • Internal floors Concrete or cement/sand screed Floor tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout Full chemical resistance Chemical/hygienic joints Floor Tiling System 13

ARDEX DPM (2 coat coloured system) 45 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to damp concrete or cement/sand screed to include surface damp proof membrane • Internal floors Existing damp concrete or cement/sand screed New Floor tiles Floor Tiling System 14 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete or cement/sand screeds prior to tiling. Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS ARDEX P82 Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78

46 Floor Tiling System 15 P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to concrete or cement/sand screed • External floors Concrete or cement/sand screed Floor tiles *NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles in external situations use either ARDEX X77, ARDEX X7R, ARDEX X 78/ARDEX X 78 S. NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. If smoothing or screeding of the sub-floor is required prior to tiling the use of ARDEX K301, A46, S 21 or ARDEX A 38 should be considered. See notes on page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete or cement/sand screeds prior to tiling.

Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS Multi-purpose flexible: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78

47 *NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles in external situations use either ARDEX X77, ARDEX X7R, ARDEX X 78/ARDEX X 78 S. NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and preparation of existing ceramic tiles prior to tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to existing glazed/unglazed floor tiles • External floors Existing tiles Floor tiles ARDEX X 7 + ARDEX E 90 ARDEX S 21 + ARDEX E 90 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS Floor Tiling System 16 Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 R MICROTEC® Flexible Semi- Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive - Large format tiles: ARDEX X 78 ARDEX P4

48 Wall Tiling System Selector These overviews show some of the systems that can be used for various circumstances. These should only be used in conjunction with the guidance given in the current ARDEX data sheets for the individual products shown. Detailed design data sheets are available for some of the key systems and site specific guidance can be provided by contacting your local ARDEX Area Manager or the ARDEX Technical Services Department. Other combinations of adhesives and grouts may be suitable, please consult the individual product data sheets for further information. FLOOR AND WALL TILING, SOLID BED FIXING IS REQUIRED (NO VOIDS BEHIND TILES) IN EXTERNAL LOCATIONS.

FLOOR TILING IN EXTERNAL LOCATIONS SHOULD PREFERABLY BE LAID TO FREE DRAINING FALLS. N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet. The use of ARDEX AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render allows tiles to be fixed only 2 hours after application. A bonded ARDEX EB 2 screed will allow tiles to be fixed only 3 hours after application. CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND RENDER DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 1 - P50 WALL TILING SYSTEM 2 - P51 GYPSUM PLASTER DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 3 - P52 WALL TILING SYSTEM 4 - P53 PLASTERBOARD DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 5 - P54 WALL TILING SYSTEM 6 - P55 AERATED CONCRETE BLOCK DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 7 - P56 WALL TILING SYSTEM 8 - P57 GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 9 - P58 WALL TILING SYSTEM 10 - P59 WOOD-BASED SHEETS AND BOARDS DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 11 - P60 WALL TILING SYSTEM 12 - P61 BRICKWORK/CONCRETE BLOCKWORK DRY AREAS WET AREAS WALL TILING SYSTEM 13 - P62 WALL TILING SYSTEM 14 - P63 BRICKWORK/CONCRETE BLOCKWORK WALL TILING SYSTEM 15 - P64 SUBSTRATE TO BE TILED INTERNAL WALLS SITE CONDITIONS ARDEX SYSTEM CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND RENDER, BRICKWORK/BLOCKWORK WALLS EXISTING GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES, GLAZED BRICKS WALL TILING SYSTEM 16 - P65 WALL TILING SYSTEM 17 - P66 EXTERNAL WALLS N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet.

49 Background/Substrate Preparation All backgrounds must be rigid, clean, stable and free from any barriers to adhesion such as dust, plaster droppings, grease, polish and any water softenable or loosely adhered materials. Good adhesion to a stable background is very important to guarantee the successful application of tiling. Surfaces to be tiled must be flat and when checked with a 2m straight edge, any gap under the straight edge between points of contact with the surface should not exceed 3mm (Surface Regularity 1). Any small scale irregularities should be pre-smoothed before tiling.

* With ARDEX AM100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render tiles can be fixed only 2 hours after application. For tiling in dry locations the adhesive coverage should be at least 50%. For tiling in wet locations solid bed fixing is required (No voids behind tiles). Primers ARDEX P 4 - Solvent free primer for internal/external application to walls, floors and ceilings. Used prior to the application of ARDEX ceramic tile adhesives and levelling compounds. Produces textured surface and dries in one hour. Applied to concrete, cement/sand screeds, ceramic tiles, terrazzo.

ARDEX P 51 - For use on plaster before fixing with ARDEX or ARDEX-FLEX cement-based adhesives. ARDEX P 82 - Non-flammable, water dispersed epoxy primer for bonding to wood-based surfaces and existing ceramic tiling prior to the use of cement-based adhesives. Maximum weight of tiling per square metre is 20kg. Maximum weight of tiling per square metre is 32kg. Bed thickness maximum 3mm. ARDEX WPC Flexible Rapid Drying and Setting Waterproof Coating Can be used to protect moisture sensitive backgrounds in domestic/commercial wet locations, prior to fixing tiles using ARDEX D30 or the appropriate ARDEX cement-based adhesive. Internal Walls CONCRETE Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing new tiles onto new concrete. Ensure mould oil and curing agents are removed. CEMENT/SAND RENDER Wood float finish and prevent rapid drying of the surface for 1 to 2 days. Allow to air dry for at least two weeks prior to tiling.* GYPSUM PLASTER Do not use in wet or damp conditions, must be dry and at least 4 weeks old. Brush down surface prior to tiling. Where required use ARDEX P51 primer.

PLASTERBOARD Ensure boards are rigidly braced and adequately supported; fix directly to the paper facing. Do not skim with plaster. AERATED CONCRETE Allow at least 6 weeks drying time for new walls before tiling or rendering. Render should not exceed 13mm in thickness. EXISTING CERAMIC TILING Ensure existing tiling is well adhered and can support the new tile bed. Thorough cleaning and rinsing off essential. In dry locations where required use ARDEX P82 / ARDEX P4 primer. WOOD-BASED BOARDS Avoid if possible, refer to BS 5385:Part 1. If installed, the boards must be dry and conditioned to the correct moisture content and their backs and edges suitably sealed prior to being rigidly fixed. Where required use ARDEX P82 primer.

COMPOSITE BOARDS Check with manufacturer for guidance on dimensional stability. Priming or surface preparation may be required. BRICKWORK Allow new walls to dry for at least 6 weeks prior to direct fixing or rendering. CONCRETE BLOCKWORK New walls should be built with dry blocks. Allow 6 weeks drying time before direct fixing or rendering. WET LOCATIONS Backgrounds should be water-resistant and suitable for direct fixing. Tiles should be solid bed fixed. 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 External Walls 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.* CONCRETE Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing tiles onto new concrete. Ensure all formwork release agents are removed.

EXISTING CERAMIC TILING 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. Wall Tiling - Background/Substrate Preparation

50 Wall Tiling System 1 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete or cement/sand renders to receive ceramic wall tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to concrete or cement/sand render - dry areas • Internal walls Concrete or cement/sand render Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 - maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall tiles

51 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of concrete or cement/sand renders to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: The use of the ARDEX waterproof coatings will only prevent moisture ingress from the tiled side of the background. Commercial or domestic location Concrete or cement/sand render ARDEX WPC Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only on ARDEX WPC maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to concrete or cement/sand render - wet areas • Internal walls Wall tiles Wall Tiling System 2 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

52 Wall Tiling System 3 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of plaster to receive ceramic wall tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to gypsum plaster - dry areas • Internal walls Plaster ARDEX P51 (Dilute 1:3) Wall tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 - maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

53 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of plaster to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: The use of the ARDEX waterproof coatings will only prevent moisture ingress from the tiled side of the background. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to gypsum plaster - areas prone to intermittent splashing • Internal walls Note: if at all possible avoid gypsum plaster in wet areas Commercial or domestic location Plaster ARDEX WPC Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall tiles Wall Tiling System 4 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

54 Wall Tiling System 5 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of plasterboard to receive ceramic wall tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to plasterboard - dry areas • Internal walls Plasterboard Wall tiles Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 - maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

55 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of plasterboard to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: The use of the ARDEX waterproof coatings will only prevent moisture ingress from the tiled side of the background. NOTE: The adhesives below, including ARDEX D30 can be applied directly to moisture resistant plasterboard in domestic showers, omitting the use of a waterproof coating. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to moisture resistant plasterboard - wet areas (showers) • Internal walls Commercial or domestic location Plasterboard ARDEX WPC Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall tiles Wall Tiling System 6 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

56 Wall Tiling System 7 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of aerated concrete blocks to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: If the aerated concrete blockwork is not suitably flat to receive ceramic tiling, the use of ARDEX AM100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render should be considered. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to aerated concrete blocks - dry areas • Internal walls Aerated concrete blockwork Wall tiles Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 - maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

57 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of aerated concrete blocks to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: If the aerated concrete blockwork is not suitably flat to receive ceramic tiling, the use of ARDEX AM100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render should be considered. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to aerated concrete blocks - wet areas • Internal walls Aerated concrete blockwork Wall tiles Commercial or domestic location ARDEX WPC Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall Tiling System 8 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

58 Wall Tiling System 9 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of existing ceramic wall tiling to receive new tiles. Option A or B can be used depending if fixing directly or if priming is preferred. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to glazed/unglazed tiles - dry areas • Internal walls Existing tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Wall tiles A B Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS ARDEX P4

59 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of existing ceramic wall tiles to receive new tiles. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to glazed/unglazed tiles - wet areas • Internal walls Existing tiles Wall tiles Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas not submerged i.e. swimming pools: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) ARDEX X 7 + ARDEX E 90 (can be used in swimming pool refurbishment) Wall Tiling System 10 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

60 Wall Tiling System 11 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of wood-based boards to receive ceramic wall tiling. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to wood-based sheets and boards - dry areas • Internal walls Wood-based board Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 (absorbent tiles only, maximum size 300mm x 300mm) Wall tiles ARDEX P82 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

61 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of wood-based boards to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: The use of the ARDEX waterproof coatings will only prevent moisture ingress from the tiled side of the background. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to wood-based sheets and boards - wet areas • Internal walls Note: wood-based sheets and boards should not be used in wet locations, if they cannot be removed oversheet with moisture resistant plasterboard and treat as System 6. If not possible consider this system in domestic locations only. Heavy use domestic location Wood-based board ARDEX WPC Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30(absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall tiles Wall Tiling System 12 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

62 Wall Tiling System 13 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of brickwork and concrete blockwork to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: If the concrete blockwork is not suitably flat to receive ceramic tiling, the use of ARDEX AM100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render should be considered. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to brickwork/concrete blockwork - dry areas • Internal walls Brickwork/concrete blockwork Wall tiles Multi-purpose, ready mixed: ARDEX D 20 - maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

63 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of brickwork and concrete blockwork to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: If the concrete blockwork is not suitably flat to receive ceramic tiling, the use of ARDEX AM100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render should be considered. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to brickwork/concrete blockwork - wet areas (showers) • Internal walls Brickwork/concrete blockwork Wall tiles Heavy use domestic/commercial location ARDEX WPC Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall Tiling System 14 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

64 Wall Tiling System 15 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. Further guidance on the fixing of specific proprietary tile backing board is described in the relevant ARDEX/Wedi, ARDEX/Marmox, or ARDEX/Kerdi application leaflet. NOTE: Some proprietary tile backing boards are not impervious to water, hence in wet areas ARDEX WPC may need to be used. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to proprietary tile backing boards • Internal walls Proprietary tile backing board Wall tiles Multi-purpose, ready mixed for commercial wet areas: ARDEX D 30 (absorbent tiles only, maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm) Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

65 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of brickwork and concrete, cement/sand render, brickwork and blockwork to receive ceramic wall tiling. NOTE: If the backgrounds are not suitably flat to receive ceramic tiling, the use of ARDEX AM100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render should be considered. *NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles in external situations use ARDEX X77. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to concrete or cement/sand render, brickwork/blockwork walls • External walls Concrete/cement and sand render/brickwork/blockwork Wall tiles Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 * MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W Wall Tiling System 16 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS

66 Wall Tiling System 17 NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the ‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’. See notes on Page 49 regarding suitability and preparation of existing tiling or glazed bricks to receive ceramic wall tiling. *NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles in external situations use ARDEX X77. P R E M I U M P E R F O R M A N C E • Tiling to existing glazed/unglazed tiles, glazed bricks • External walls Wall tiles Existing tiles/glazed bricks ARDEX X 7 + ARDEX E 90 Wide joints: ARDEX-FLEX FL Narrow joints: ARDEX-FLEX FS NARROW JOINTS WIDE JOINTS Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types: ARDEX X 7 * MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 77 W Rapid set flexible: ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W ARDEX P4

PRODUCTS ARDEX C2 ARDEX F4 ARDEX GK ARDEX MG* ARDEX-FLEX FS ARDEX-FLEX FL ARDEX EG 8 Wall Tiling Floor Tiling Heavy Pedestrian Traffic Internal Locations External Locations Wet Internal Locations Swimming Pools (Balanced water) Swimming Pools (Aggressive water) Aggressive Spillages Heavy Industrial Early Traffic Abattoirs Dairies High Hygiene Areas (Food preparation) Abrasive Conditions Grout Coverage Figure GROUT SELECTOR TABLE SITUATION KEY: Recommended Addition of ARDEX E101 for water repellent joints 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.45 1.5 1.75 1.7 (length + breadth) x width x depth length x breadth x G.C.F. = kg/m2 (300 + 300) x 10 x 10 300 x 300 x 1.75 = 1.16kg/m2 * If the tiles/slabs to be grouted are prone to moisture absorption and have been fixed with either ARDEX S16/S16 W, ARDEX X7001/X7001W or ARDEX S20/S20 W rapid drying adhesives, we advise grouting is also carried out using ARDEX MG Rapid Drying Marble and Natural Stone Grout to minimise the risk of moisture staining to the tile edges. Quick and easy grout coverage can be calculated using the cement and epoxy based grout calculator at ARDEX online: www.ardex.co.uk/service/DatasheetsandCalculators.aspx COVERAGE This will depend upon tile size, joint width, depth and the Grout Coverage Figure (G.C.F.). Use the following to estimate the approximate grout requirements for square or rectangular tiles (all dimensions in mm): Stage 1. ADD length and breadth of tile together. 2. MULTIPLY result by joint width.

3. MULTIPLY result by joint depth. 4. MULTIPLY result by the Grout Coverage Figure (G.C.F). 5. DIVIDE result by length of tile. 6. DIVIDE result by breadth of tile. The result is the material requirement in kg per sq metre. SUMMARY Material required is:- EXAMPLE Using ARDEX-FLEX FL Tiles 300mm x 300mm x 10mm; joints of 10mm:- Thus one 10kg bag of ARDEX-FLEX FL will grout up to 8.6m2 of tiling. 67 Grout Selector and Coverage Table

ARDEX-FLEX cement-based grouts are designed for use where the highest levels of protection are required for cement-based grouts. ARDEX-FLEX FL Rapid setting, flexible, water repellent cement-based grout for floor and wall tile joints from 3-15mm wide in internal and external locations including swimming pools. ARDEX-FLEX FS Water repellent and dirt resistant, flexible grout. Easy to apply and to clean off, suitable for use in internal and external locations, swimming pools, etc. For wall and floor tile joints up to 4mm wide.

ARDEX-FLEX GROUT AND SILICONE COLOUR GUIDE Due to printing processes, colours shown are approximate. Grout colours may vary when dry, depending on type of tile installed, substrate and installation conditions. 01 Brilliant White 02 Blossom White 03 Antique Ivory 04 Spring Jasmine 05 Gentle Dawn 06 Natural Almond 07 Classic Vanilla 08 Floating Driftwood 09 Fresh Snowdrop 10 Gentle Blush 11 Stone Beach 12 Barley Sugar 13 Fresh Magnolia 14 Wild Mushroom 15 Oyster Pink 16 Organic Earth 17 Dove Grey 18 Silver Shimmer 19 Ocean Grey 20 Slate Grey 21 Pebble Drift 22 Grey Dusk 23 Stormy Mist 24 Cast Iron 25 Innocent Black 26 Coffee Bean 27 Ground Cocoa 28 Burnt Orange 29 Winter White 30 Spring Green 31 Summer Yellow 32 Autumn Red 68 Grout Colours Guide Available in ARDEX ST Available in ARDEX ST Available in ARDEX ST Available in ARDEX ST Available in ARDEX ST Available in ARDEX ST

ARDEX TILING GROUTS COLOUR GUIDE ARDEX cement-based grouts have a proven record for being versatile and reliably meeting all manner of 'everyday' tiling requirements. ARDEX C2 - For joint widths from 2mm upwards, suitable for wall and floor tiling in internal and external situations, swimming pools, etc. Grey Sandstone White Anthracite Limestone Beige Light Grey Sandstone Dark Grey White Limestone ARDEX F4 - Fine grout for internal and external use, including swimming pools etc., for joints up to 4mm wide. Easy to apply and clean off. Walls only. Polar White Light Grey Beige ARDEX GK - Rapid setting and hardening grout for internal and external use, for joint widths from 3mm upwards. Suitable for floor and wall tile joints. Grey Anthracite ARDEX Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout is used for applications where high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are required. ARDEX EG 8 - Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive for wall and floor tile joints from 2-12mm wide. Formulated to resist chemical attack, no special tools required and can be cleaned off tile surface up to 45 minutes after application White Grey ARDEX MG - Rapid drying grout suitable for natural stone or marble wall or floor tile joints up to 8mm wide, with reduced risk of water staining to the tile edge. When mixed with water, it produces a soft, creamy, easily worked mortar with good filling properties, enabling deep joints to be filled in one operation. 69 Grout Colours Guide

The ARDEX Pool System 70 Walls - Preparation ARDEX AM 100 is recommended for use as a wall render prior to tiling. ARDEX AM 100 can be applied from 2-20mm thick, and tiling can commence after 2 hours at 20°C. Walls and Floors - Waterproofing Use ARDEX S 7 waterproof coating to ensure your swimming pool is water tight and free from leaks. Apply to walls and floors prior to tiling. Ensure you use the correct joint tapes required. Walls - Tile Fixing Fix mosaics or wall tiles with ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC adhesive ensuring solid bedding is achieved. Floors - Preparation Depending on the thickness of base required, there are three options for floor preparation prior to tiling. Apply ARDEX S 21 neat to the floor at a 0-10mm thickness Apply ARDEX S 21 and the incorporation of screeding sand to produce a 10-30mm base. This can also be used to form ramps and falls.

Apply an ARDEX A 38 screed to make up a concrete base for a 15-50mm bonded screed. Floors - Tile Fixing Ensure solid bedding of the tiles is achieved when fixing mosaics or floor tiles using ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC adhesive or for a rapid setting adhesive use ARDEX X 77 S MICROTEC adhesive. If you are fixing large format tiles and require a semi-pourable adhesive, use ARDEX X 78 S MICROTEC Adhesive. Grouting Walls and Floors ARDEX-FLEX FS and FL grouts are available in 32 colours to colour match any tile choice. For areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required use ARDEX EG 8 cement/epoxy hybrid grout and adhesive.

Always refer to the product data sheet or call the ARDEX Technical Services Department for advice on 01440 714939. You can also refer to BS 5385-4:2009 regarding timescales for stages of work and pool filling times. 1 1 2 2 3 Concrete Concrete base ARDEX AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive or OPTION 1 Standard Set Adhesive ARDEX X 78 MICROTEC Flexible Semi-Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive – Large format tiles OPTION 2 Semi-Pourable Adhesive ARDEX S 7 Flexible Waterproof Coating for Floors and Walls

71 A B ARDEX-FLEX FS* Flexible Tile Grout with Built-In Admix 1 - 4mm joints ARDEX-FLEX FL* Rapid Setting Flexible Cement- Based Grouting Compound 3 - 15mm joints ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive or ARDEX S 21 Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar Neat, 0 - 10mm OPTION 1: 0 - 10MM ARDEX S 21 Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar with Sand, 10 - 30mm and Bonding Coat (neat ARDEX S 21) OPTION 2: 10 - 30MM ARDEX A 38 Rapid Hardening Cement for Floor Screeds Cement/Sand Screed, 15 - 50mm The information supplied in our literature or given by our employees is based upon extensive experience and, together with that supplied by our agents or distributors, is given in good faith in order to help you. We guarantee the consistent high quality of our products; however, as we have no control over site conditions or the execution of the work, we accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof. For detailed information and advice please visit www.ardex.co.uk or call our Technical Services Department on 01440 714939 ARDEX E 100 Bonding/Slurry Grout Bonding Cement System OPTION 3: 15 - 50MM A B 1 3 2

72 Walls - Preparation ARDEX AM 100 is recommended for use as a wall render prior to tiling. ARDEX AM 100 can be applied from 2-20mm thick, and tiling can commence after 2 hours at 20°C. Walls and Floors - Waterproofing Use ARDEX WPC Waterproof Protection System to ensure your wet room is water tight and free from leaks. Apply to walls and floors prior to tiling. Walls - Tile Fixing Fix mosaics or wall tiles with ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC adhesive ensuring solid bedding is achieved. Floors - Preparation Depending on the thickness of base required, there are three options for floor preparation prior to tiling. Apply ARDEX S 21 neat to the floor at a 0-10mm thickness Apply ARDEX S 21 and the incorporation of screeding sand to produce a 10-30mm base. This can also be used to form ramps and falls. Apply an ARDEX A 38 screed to make up a concrete base for a 15-50mm bonded screed.

Floors - Tile Fixing Ensure solid bedding of the tiles is achieved when fixing mosaics or floor tiles using ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC adhesive or for a rapid setting adhesive use ARDEX X 77 S MICROTEC adhesive. If you are fixing large format tiles and require a semi-pourable adhesive, use ARDEX X 78 S MICROTEC Adhesive. Grouting Walls and Floors ARDEX-FLEX FS and FL grouts are available in 32 colours to colour match any tile choice. For areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required use ARDEX EG 8 cement/epoxy hybrid grout and adhesive.

Always refer to the product data sheet or call the ARDEX Technical Services Department for advice on 01440 714939. You can also refer to BS 5385-4:2009 regarding timescales for stages of work and pool filling times. 1 1 2 2 3 Concrete base ARDEX AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling Render ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC® Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesive or OPTION 1 Standard Set Adhesive The ARDEX Wet Room System ARDEX WPC Waterproof Protection System For Timber Floors Refer to the ARDEX Schlüter Timber Floor System or Wedi/Marmox data sheet Concrete ARDEX X 78 MICROTEC Flexible Semi-Pourable Floor Tile Adhesive – Large format tiles OPTION 2 Semi-Pourable Adhesive

73 A B ARDEX-FLEX FS* Flexible Tile Grout with Built-In Admix 1 - 4mm joints ARDEX-FLEX FL* Rapid Setting Flexible Cement- Based Grouting Compound 3 - 15mm joints ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive or ARDEX S 21 Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar Neat, 0 - 10mm OPTION 1: 0 - 10MM The information supplied in our literature or given by our employees is based upon extensive experience and, together with that supplied by our agents or distributors, is given in good faith in order to help you. We guarantee the consistent high quality of our products; however, as we have no control over site conditions or the execution of the work, we accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof. For detailed information and advice please visit www.ardex.co.uk or call our Technical Services Department on 01440 714939 1 3 MOVEMENT JOINTS ARDEX S 21 Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar with Sand, 10 - 30mm and Bonding Coat (neat ARDEX S 21) OPTION 2: 10 - 30MM ARDEX A 38 Rapid Hardening Cement for Floor Screeds Cement/Sand Screed, 15 - 50mm ARDEX E 100 Bonding/Slurry Grout Bonding Cement System OPTION 3: 15 - 50MM A B 2

British Standards British Standards The advice given in this publication is based on the following British Standard Codes of Practice and should be referred to if further guidance is required. BS 5385-1:2009 Wall and floor tiling Part 1: Design and installation of ceramic natural stone and mosaic wall tiling in normal conditions - Code of practice. BS 5385-2:2006 Wall and floor tiling Part 2: Design and installation of external ceramic and mosaic wall tiling in normal conditions - Code of practice. BS 5385-3:2007 Wall and floor tiling Part 3: Design and installation of internal and external ceramic and mosaic floor tiling in normal conditions - Code of practice. BS 5385-4:2009 Wall and floor tiling Part 4: Design and installation of ceramic and mosaic tiling in special conditions - Code of practice.

BS 5385-5:2009 Wall and floor tiling Part 5: Design and installation of terrazzo, natural stone and agglomerated stone tile and slab flooring - Code of practice. BS 8000 Workmanship on building sites Part 11: Code of practice for wall and floor tiling. Section 11.1:1989 Part 11.1: Ceramic tiles, terrazzo tiles and mosaics. BS EN 12004:2007 Adhesives for tiles - Requirements, evaluation of conformity, classification and designation. BS EN 14411:2006 Ceramic tiles Definitions, classifications, characteristics and marking. BS EN 13914-1:2005 Design, preparation and application of external rendering and internal plastering.

BS 6925:1988 Mastic asphalt for building and civil engineering (limestone aggregate) BS 8204-1:2003 + A1 2009 Screeds, bases and in situ floorings. Concrete bases and cementitious levelling screeds to receive floorings - Code of practice. BS EN 13888:2009 Grout for tiles - Requirements, evaluation of conformity, classification and designation. CLASSIFICATION OF TILE ADHESIVES EUROPEAN STANDARDS EN12004 SYMBOL DESCRIPTION TYPE CLASS C 1 Normal cementitious adhesive C 1 F Fast-setting cementitious adhesive C 1 T Normal cementitious adhesive with reduced slip C 1 F T Fast setting adhesive with reduced slip C 2 Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics C 2 E Improved cementitious adhesive with extended open time and additional characteristics C 2 F Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics C 2 T Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip C 2 T E Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics, reduced slip and extended open time C 2 F T Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip D 1 Normal dispersion adhesive D 1 T Normal dispersion adhesive with reduced slip D 2 Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics D 2 T Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip D 2 T E Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics, reduced slip and extended open time R 1 Normal reaction resin adhesive R 1 T Normal reaction resin adhesive with reduced slip R 2 Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics R 2 T Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics and reduced slip EN12002 SYMBOL DESCRIPTION TYPE CLASS C S 1 Deformable adhesive C S 2 Highly deformable adhesive BS EN13888:2009 SYMBOL DESCRIPTION TYPE CLASS CG 1 Normal cementitious grout CG 2 W Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristic of reduced water absorption CG 2 A Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristic of high abrasion resistance CG 2 W A Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristic of reduced water absorption and high abrasion resistance RG Reaction resin grout 74

ARDEX Technical Services, ARDEX Customer Services, ARDEX Online ARDEX online: www.ardex.co.uk For the latest and most up to date information and advice, visit the ARDEX CPD ACADEMY at: www.ardexcpdacademy.com The academy allows you to earn CPD points by taking one of our RIBA approved CPD seminars online. Technical guidance, product information and project case studies are available to download, making the ARDEX CPD Academy an essential tool in the specification process. ARDEX Technical Services The ARDEX Technical Services department is available to answer any technical queries between 08.30 and 17.00 GMT Monday to Friday.

Call on 01440 714939 for an answer to your technical problem. You can also forward your queries by fax on 01440 716663. Or by email: technical.services@ardex.co.uk. Or by post: Technical Services Department ARDEX UK Limited Homefield Road Haverhill Suffolk CB9 8QP United Kingdom ARDEX Customer Services The ARDEX Customer Services department is available to answer any queries between 08.30 and 17.00 GMT Monday to Friday. Call on 01440 714939 for an answer to your query. You can also forward your queries by fax on 01440 716640. Or by email: info@ardex.co.uk.

Or by post: Customer Services Department ARDEX UK Limited Homefield Road Haverhill Suffolk CB9 8QP United Kingdom NOTE: The information supplied in our literature or given by our employees is based upon extensive experience and together with that supplied by our agents or distributors, is given in good faith in order to help you. Our Company policy is one of continuous Research and Development; we therefore reserve the right to update this information at any time without prior notice. We also guarantee the consistent high quality of our products; however, as we have no control over site conditions or the execution of the work, we accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise as a result thereof. The colours shown in this catalogue are as faithful as printing processes allow however there may be some variation, please check at point of purchase. 75

ARDEX UK LIMITED Homefield Road Haverhill Suffolk CB9 8QP England Telephone: 01440 714939 Fax: 01440 716640 Technical Services Fax: 01440 716643 Email: info@ardex.co.uk ARDEX online: www.ardex.co.uk Tile Adhesives Tile Grouts Waterproof Coatings Levelling Compounds Tiling Render Fast Track Floor Screeds