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Product Selector
TILE ADHESIVES
TILE GROUTS
FLOOR
LEVELLING
AND SCREEDS
TILING RENDER
WATERPROOF
COATINGS
NATURAL STONE
PRODUCT
SELECTOR
GUIDE
TILING SYSTEM
DIAGRAMS
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
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.
ARDEX tiling products are designed to work together for
peace of mind. Each product is the result of research
and development with the help f contractors and
specifiers to ensure product compatibility and market
leading performance.
We call this SYSTEMARDEX –
A system of high quality, compatible products,
matched to unparalleled technical and field support.
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Tile Adhesive Selector Chart
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Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques
5-6
Movement Joints
7
Natural Stone
8
ARDEX Product Case Studies
9 - 11
Tile Adhesives
12 - 18
Tile Grouts
19 - 22
Renders
22
Waterproof Coatings
23
Smoothing and Levelling Compounds
24
Concrete Resurfacer, Patch & Repair Mortar
25
Fast Track Floor Screeds
26 - 27
Schlüter Ditra Matting Adhesive
28
Admixes
28
Primers
29
Floor Tiling Systems
30 - 47
Wall Tiling Systems
48 - 66
Grout Selector and Coverage Table
67
Grout Colours Guide
68 - 69
The ARDEX Pool System
70 - 71
The ARDEX Wet Room System
72 - 73
British Standards
74
ARDEX Technical Services, ARDEX Online
75
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Tile Adhesive Selector Chart
ARDEX S 16 or S 16 W
ARDEX S 16 / E 90 or S 16 W/E 90
ARDEX S 21
ARDEX S 21/E 90
ARDEX X 78
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
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Vitrified
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Fully Vitrified/Porcelain
Internal
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ARDEX D 20
ARDEX EG 8
ARDEX X 7 G / E 90 or X 7 W/E 90
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ARDEX X 32
ARDEX X 7 R / X 7 R W
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ARDEX S 20 / S 20 W
ARDEX X 7 G PLUS
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ARDEX D 30
Ceramic/Porous Bodied
ARDEX ADHESIVES
ARDEX X 7 G or X 7 W
SELECTING THE CORRECT ARDEX TILE ADHESIVE
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TILE TYPE
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Fully Vitrified/Porcelain
External
Large Format Floor Tile
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Vitrified Mosaic
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Glass Mosaic
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Slate
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Quarry Tile
Terracotta
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Marble and Natural
Stone Tiles 1 2
Brick Slips (External)
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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’
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Tile Fixing and Grouting Techniques
Tile Fixing Techniques
The adhesive is applied to the prepared
surface with a trowel and then combed
through with a suitably sized notched
trowel in straight ribs to give a ribbed
mortar bed. The tiles should be fixed
within the open time of the applied
adhesive and pressed into place with a
twisting and sliding action to achieve the
required contact.
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 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.
For Natural Stone fixing - see page 9.
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.
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
ARDEX EG 8
Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive
ARDEX EG 8 is a cement/epoxy hybrid grout and adhesive with
excellent resistance to most chemicals but, unlike traditional epoxy
grouts, ARDEX EG 8 is easy to apply, requires no special tools, and
can be cleaned off the tile surface up to 45 minutes after application.
ARDEX EG 8 has been formulated to resist chemical attack and to provide a durable, abrasion resistant waterproof finish that is hygienic and
impervious, making it ideal for use in:
• Swimming Pools
• Hydrotherapy and spa baths
• Domestic and commercial food preparation areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required
• Hospitals
• Bathrooms & showers
Once hardened, ARDEX EG 8 can withstand full loads after 2 days curing, and after 7 days is resistant to aqueous salt solutions, chlorine water,
commercial cleaning agents, alkalis and a wide range of dilute mineral acids.
ARDEX EG 8 can also be used as a floor tile adhesive or a mosaic wall tile adhesive in areas where a chemically resistant adhesive bed is required.
APPLICATION
Step 1
Tools required
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Step 2
Apply ARDEX EG 8 with a standard
squeegee
Step 4
Step 5
Emulsify ARDEX EG 8 residue with an
ARDEX sponge and water
Clean down the tile surface, to remove
emulsified residues
Step 3
Remove excess ARDEX EG 8 from
the surface
Step 6
Finished application
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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Natural Stone
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.
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/
ARDEX A 35 MIX
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 S16 W
White rapid hardening and drying wall and floor natural stone tile adhesive for internal use in dry
or intermittently damp locations. Ideal for fixing translucent marble, glass mosaics and light
coloured natural stone tiles. Can be trafficked and grouted 2-3 hours after fixing.
ARDEX X 7001/X 7001 W
Grey or white rapid hardening and drying, flexible floor tile adhesive for fixing natural stone tiles to most surfaces
including wood-based sheets and boards. Natural stone tiles can be grouted and trafficked 2 hours after fixing.
GREY or WHITE
ARDEX S 20/S 20 W
GREY or WHITE
ARDEX X 32
Rapid drying and hardening natural stone tile adhesive for bed thickness between 5mm and 20mm.
Can be trafficked and grouted 3 hours after fixing, ideal for uncalibrated natural stone tiles.
Rapid hardening and drying white natural stone adhesive. Use for uncalibrated stone for internal and external
areas. Adhesive bed between 3-30mm. Ideal for moisture sensitive stone. Grout after 3 hours.
GROUT
ARDEX MG
Rapid drying marble and natural stone tile grout. Ideal for grouting natural stone tiles, virtually eliminates
the risk of water staining to the tile edges. Walkable after only 90 minutes.
For more information please refer to the ARDEX Natural Stone Installation Brochure
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ARDEX Product Case Studies
Olympic Park Aquatics Centre
London, UK Contractor: W B Simpson Limited
Products used: ARDEX X 77, ARDEX-FLEX FL, ARDEX S 7, ARDEX S 21, ARDEX WPC
Lark Hill Village
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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ARDEX Product Case Studies
The Savoy
London, UK Contractor: Mega Marble Ltd Products Used: ARDEX A 35, ARDEX X 7001, ARDEX S 16, ARDEX E 90
McDonalds
Products used: ARDEX DGR Degreaser, ARDEX ARDURAPID A 45, ARDEX P 4, ARDEX X 77, ARDEX X 78 S
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ARDEX Product Case Studies
Kings Cross
London, UK Contractor: DMC Rail Ltd ARDEX A 35, ARDEX S 21, ARDEX E 90, ARDEX-FLEX FL
Guess Store
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 S 20
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Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesives
ARDEX D 15
ARDEX D 20
ARDEX D 30
Ready Mixed Wall
Tile Adhesive
Ready Mixed Wall
Tile Adhesive
Commercial and Domestic
Ready Mixed Wall Tile Adhesive
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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.
ARDEX D 20 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.
ARDEX D 30 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 D 30 does not
need a primer and is easy to use with
excellent application properties.
Fix porcelain:
Fix porcelain:
Fix porcelain:
Yes, if background
absorbent
Yes, if background
absorbent
Grout after (walls): 24 hours
Grout after (walls): 24 hours
Grout after (walls): 24 hours
External use:
No
External use:
No
External use:
No
Bed thickness:
1 - 3mm
Bed thickness:
1 - 3mm
Bed thickness:
1 - 3mm
Open time:
20 minutes
Adjustment time:
40 minutes
Adjustment time:
20 minutes
Colour:
Off White
Open time:
20 minutes
Open time:
20 minutes
Pack size:
10ltr plastic tub
Colour:
Off White
Colour:
Off White
Coverage:
A 10 litre tub will
cover approximately
10m2 at 1mm thick
Pack size:
10ltr, 5ltr or 2.5ltr
plastic tubs
Pack size:
10ltr plastic tub
Coverage:
Coverage:
A 10 litre tub will
cover approximately
10m2 at 1mm thick
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.
Storage:
Store out of direct
sunlight. Protect
from frost. Storage
life not less than 12
months in unopened
containers
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
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Yes, if background
absorbent
Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives
ARDEX X 7 G / ARDEX X 7 W
ARDEX S 16 / ARDEX S 16 W
Tile Adhesive
Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Tile
and Natural Stone Adhesive
CT2E
Grey
CT2E
CF2T
White
Versatile, multipurpose adhesives for internal/external
applications, swimming pools etc., suitable for floors and walls.
Now fixes porcelain and fully vitrified tiles without the need of an
admix.
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 S 16 W is ideal for fixing translucent marble and
glass mosaics.
Fix porcelain:
Yes
Fix porcelain:
Yes
External use:
Yes*
Grout after (walls):
2 - 3 hours
Grout after (walls):
24 hours
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
2-3 hours
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
24 hours
External use:
No
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Working time:
5 hours
Working time:
30 minutes
Adjustment time:
10 minutes
Adjustment time:
10 minutes
Open time:
30 minutes
Open time:
10 minutes
Colour:
Grey or White
Colour:
Grey or White
Pack size:
20kg
Pack size:
20kg bags
Coverage:
1.3kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
A 20kg bag will yield approximately
Coverage 15.3 litres of mortar i.e.
5.1m2 at 3mm thick
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
Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E 90
Storage:
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc. use with ARDEX E 90 Tile Adhesive Improver.
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Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix
ARDEX X 7 G PLUS
ARDEX X 7 R / ARDEX X 7 R W
Flexible Adhesive with Built-In Admix
for Floor and Wall Tiling in Internal/
External Locations
Rapid Setting and Hardening Flexible
Tile Adhesive with Built-In Admix
C2
T
CTE2S1
Grey
White
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.
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, internal only
Fix porcelain:
Yes
Grout after (walls):
8 hours
External use:
Yes*
Grout after (walls):
2 hours
2 hours
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
24 hours
External use:
Yes*, except for porcelain
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm (3mm on timber)
Working time:
5 hours
Adjustment time:
10 minutes
Adjustment time:
20 minutes
Working time:
30 minutes
Open time:
10 minutes
Open time:
10 minutes
Colour:
Grey
Colour:
Grey or White
Pack size:
18kg bag
Pack size:
20kg bag grey / 20kg bag white
Coverage:
1kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. An 18kg
Coverage:
(Grey). 1.4kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
bag will yield approximately 18 litres of
mortar i.e. 6m2 at 3mm thick
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:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:
NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.
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(Grey) 12 months, (White) 6 months
from the date shown on the packaging.
Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix
ARDEX S 20 / ARDEX S 20 W
ARDEX X 32
Flexible Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying
Natural Stone Tile Adhesive
White Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying
Natural Stone Tile Adhesive
C1
F
C2
F
Grey
White
CFT2E1
S
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 S 20 W white is ideal for
fixing translucent marble and other types of translucent natural
stones. Internal areas.
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 X 32 white is ideal for fixing translucent
marble and other types of translucent natural stones.
Fix porcelain:
No
Fix porcelain:
Yes
Grout after (walls):
3 hours
Grout after (walls):
3 hours
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
3 hours
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
3 hours
External use:
No
External use:
Yes
Bed thickness:
5-20mm
Bed thickness:
3-30mm
Working time:
45 minutes
Working time:
60 minutes
Adjustment time:
10 minutes
Adjustment time:
30 minutes
Open time:
10 minutes
Open time:
20 minutes
Colour:
Grey or White
Colour:
White
Pack size:
22kg bag
Pack size:
20kg bag
Coverage:
1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 22kg
Coverage:
1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
bag will yield approximately 18.3 litres of
mortar i.e. 3.6m2 at 5mm thick
bag will yield approximately 16.5 litres of
mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick
Underfloor heating: Yes
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
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Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Adhesives with Built-In Admix
ARDEX X 77 / ARDEX X 77 W
ARDEX X 77 S / ARDEX X 77 W S
MICROTEC® Flexible Wall and Floor
Tile Adhesive
MICROTEC® Ultra Rapid Setting Flexible
Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive
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.
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
Fix porcelain:
Yes
External use:
Yes*
External use:
Yes*
Grout after (walls):
8 hours
Grout after (walls):
90 minutes
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
24 hours
Grout after/
walk on (floors):
90 minutes
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Adjustment time:
30 minutes
Adjustment time:
15 minutes
Working time:
3 hours
Working time:
30 minutes
Open time:
60 minutes
Open time:
20 minutes
Colour:
Grey or White
Colour:
Grey or White
Pack size:
20kg bag
Pack size:
20kg bag
Coverage:
1kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
Coverage:
1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
bag will yield approximately 19 litres of
mortar i.e. 6.3m2 at 3mm thick
Underfloor heating: Yes
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.
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bag will yield approximately 16.7 litres
of mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick
6 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Floor Tile Bedding Mortar and Flexible Floor Tile Bedding Mortar
ARDEX X 78
ARDEX X 78 S / ARDEX X 78 W S
MICROTEC Flexible Semi-Pourable
Floor Tile Adhesive
MICROTEC® Ultra Rapid Setting Flexible
Floor Tile Adhesive
CT 2S1
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.
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
Fix porcelain:
Yes
External use:
Yes*
External use:
Yes*
Grout after/walk on:
24 hours
Grout after/walk on: 90 mins
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm
Working time:
3 hours
Working time:
30 minutes
Adjustment time:
30 minutes
Adjustment time:
15 minutes
Open time:
60 minutes
Open time:
20 minutes
Colour:
Grey
Colour:
Grey or White
Pack size:
20kg bag
Pack size:
20kg bag
Coverage:
1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
Coverage:
1.2kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
A 20kg bag will yield approximately
16.65 litres of mortar
i.e. 5.6m2 @ 3mm thick
bag will yield approximately 16.5 litres of
mortar i.e. 5.5m2 at 3mm thick
Underfloor heating: Yes
Underfloor heating:
Yes
Storage:
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
6 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.
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Fast Track Flexible Tile Adhesive, Epoxy Adhesive and Grout
ARDEX X 7001 / X 7001 W
ARDEX S 21
MICROTEC® Rapid Drying Pourable Floor
Tile Adhesive
Rapid Hardening Floor Tile Bedding Mortar
C1
CF2E
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 7001 W white is ideal
for fixing light and translucent marble and limestone.
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
Fix porcelain:
Yes, with addition of ARDEX E90
External use:
No
External use:
Yes*
Grout after/walk on: 2 hours
Grout after/walk on:
3 hours
Bed thickness:
1 - 6mm (1 - 4mm to timber)
Screed bed thickness:
1 - 10mm/10 - 30mm with sand
Working time:
60 minutes
Adhesive bed thickness: 3 - 6mm
Adjustment time:
15 minutes
Working time:
30 minutes
Open time:
15 minutes
Adjustment time:
Approximately 20 minutes
Colour:
Grey or White
Open time:
10 minutes
Pack size:
20kg bag
Colour:
Grey
Coverage:
1.4kg/m2/mm of bed thickness. A 20kg
Pack size:
22kg bag
bag will yield approximately 14.4 litres of
mortar i.e. 4.8m2 at 3mm thick
Coverage:
1.8kg/m2/mm of bed thickness.
Storage:
A 22kg bag will yield approximately
12.3 litres of mortar i.e. 4.1m2 at
3mm thick
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Underfloor heating:
Yes, with addition of ARDEX E90
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.
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Tile Grouts
ARDEX-FLEX FL
ARDEX-FLEX FS
Rapid Setting and Hardening, Flexible
Tile Grout with Built-In Admix
Flexible Tile Grout with Built-In Admix
NARROTW
JOIN S
WIDE
JOINTS
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.
Water-repellent and dirt resistant, flexible tile grout for wall and
Joint width:
3 - 15mm
Joint width:
Up to 4mm
Grout porcelain:
Yes
Grout porcelain:
Yes
Workable:
30 minutes
Workable:
21⁄2 hours
Walkability:
90 minutes
Walkability:
5 hours
External use:
Yes
External use:
Yes
Colours:
32 colours available
refer to colour chart on page 68
Colours:
32 colours available
refer to colour chart on page 68
Pack size:
2.5kg or 10kg bags
Pack size:
2.5kg or 10kg bags
Coverage:
Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
Coverage:
Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
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.
Underfloor heating: Yes
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
ARDEX ST
Elastic Silicone Sealant
Easy to apply with excellent resistance to weather, UV radiation and commonly used cleaning chemicals and
disinfectants, ARDEX ST contains fungicide that does not support the growth of fungus or moulds. Suitable for
internal and external use, ARDEX ST minimises discolouration and is also suitable for joints in natural stone.
ARDEX ST is available in 6 colours that closely match the most popular ARDEX-FLEX grout colours – Brilliant White,
Spring Jasmine, Floating Driftwood, Dove Grey, Stormy Mist and Innocent Black
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Tile Grouts
ARDEX F 4
ARDEX C 2
Fine Wall Tile Grout
Wall and Floor Tile Grout
CG1
CG1
Use for wall tiling and in swimming pools, etc., for joints up to
4mm wide. Both easy to apply and clean off.
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:
Up to 4mm
Joint width:
2 - 20mm
Grout porcelain:
Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101
Grout porcelain:
Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101
Workable:
2 - 3 hours
Workable:
2 - 3 hours
External use:
Yes
Walkability:
24 hours
Colours:
Polar White, Beige, Light Grey
External use:
Yes
Pack size:
11kg bag
Colours:
Coverage:
Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
Anthracite, Beige, Grey, Limestone,
White, Sandstone
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
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 E 101
Storage:
20
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Flexible Floor and Wall Tile Grouts with Built-In Admix
ARDEX GK
ARDEX MG
Rapid Setting and Hardening Grout
Rapid Drying Marble and Natural Stone
Tile Grout
CG2A1
CG2
For tile joint widths from 3mm upwards. Suitable for
internal/external use on floors and walls.
Virtually eliminates the risk of water staining of the edges of
Joint width:
3 - 20mm
Joint width:
Up to 8mm
Grout porcelain:
Yes, with addition of ARDEX E101
Workable:
30 minutes
Workable:
30 minutes
Walkability:
90 minutes
Walkability:
3 hours
External use:
No
External use:
Yes
Colours:
Colours:
Anthracite or Grey
Light Grey, Dark Grey, White,
Limestone, Sandstone
Pack size:
11kg bags
Pack size:
11kg bags
Coverage:
Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
Coverage:
Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
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.
Underfloor heating: Yes, with the addition of ARDEX E 101
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
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Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout , Fast Track Tiling Render
ARDEX EG 8
ARDEX AM 100
Cement/Epoxy Hybrid Grout and Adhesive
Fast Track Tiling Render
R2
T
RG
Adhesive
Grout
ARDEX EG 8 is ideal for use in areas where high standards of
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.
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.
Joint width:
2 - 12mm
Application thickness: 2 - 20mm
Grout porcelain:
Yes
Working time:
30 minutes
Workable:
45 minutes
Fix ceramics:
2 hours
External use:
Yes
Colours:
Grey and White
28 day strength
(N/mm2):
11
Pack size:
4kg plastic tub
Final set:
90 minutes
Coverage:
Refer to grout coverage table (page 67)
External use:
Yes*
Underfloor heating: Yes
Pack size:
25kg bags
Storage:
Coverage:
1.3kg/m2/mm. A 25kg bag will yield
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
approximately 19 litres of mortar i.e.
3.2m2 at 6mm thick
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
NOTES: * External or other wet areas such as commercial showers, swimming pools etc.
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Waterproof Coatings
ARDEX WPC
ARDEX S 7
Flexible Rapid Drying and Setting
Waterproof Coating
Flexible Waterproof Coating for Floors
and Walls
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.
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 45 minutes
Pot life:
Approximately 60 minutes
Curing time:
30 minutes for the first coat,
Curing time:
4 hours
60 minutes for the second coat
Fix tiles after:
4 hours
60 minutes after application of
Colour:
Brown
second coat
Pack size:
15kg
Colour:
Brown
Coverage:
6.25 m2 (2 coats applied)
Pack size:
5kg plastic bottle (liquid)
5kg bag (powder)
Storage:
6 months from the date shown on
Coverage:
6.6m per unit to give a 0.8mm thick
coating (2 coats)
Fix tiles after:
the packaging.
2
Underfloor heating: Yes
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
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Smoothing and Levelling Compounds
ARDITEX NA
ARDEX K 15-HB
Ultra Rapid Setting Latex Sub-Floor
Levelling and Smoothing Compound
High Build Rapid Drying
Sub-Floor Smoothing Compound
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.
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 total:
0 - 30mm
Application thickness:
Application thickness neat:
0 - 12mm
Application thickness
with aggregate:
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
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5 - 35mm
20 - 35mm use from half to equal
volumes of ARDEX COARSE
Aggregate to the ARDEX K 15-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
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
Pack size:
25kg bag
Material requirement:
1.6kg of mortar/m2/mm
Material Requirement:
1.84kg of powder/m2/mm
Underfloor heating:
Yes
Underfloor heating:
Yes
Pack size:
20kg bags with 4.85kg latex liquid
Storage:
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.
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Mix Water Requirement: 4 - 4.25 litres per 25kg bag.
Fast Track Concrete Resurfacer, External Patch and Repair Mortar
ARDEX K 301
ARDEX A 46
Fast Setting Resurfacing and
Levelling Compound
Rapid Setting and Hardening External
Patch and Repair Mortar
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.
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 - 20mm
Application Thickness Total:
2 - 30mm
Application Thickness Neat:
2 - 20mm
Application Thickness Neat:
2 - 30mm
Working Time:
Approx. 30 mins at 20°C
Working Time:
15 mins at 20°C
Walkable:
2 - 3 hours at 20°C
Walkable:
2 - 3 hours at 20°C
28 Day Compressive Strength: 28 N/mm2
Fix Ceramics:
2 - 3 hours at 20°C
External Use:
Yes
28 Day Compressive Strength: 20 N/mm2
Under DPM:
Yes
Apply Floorcoverings:
24 hours at 20°C
Underfloor Heating:
No
External Use:
Yes
Coverage:
Depending on flatness of
surface a 25kg bag will
cover approximately 7.8m2
at 2mm thick.
Under DPM:
Yes
Underfloor Heating:
Yes
Coverage:
Depending on flatness of
surface an 11kg bag will
cover approximately 4m2 at
Material Requirement:
1.6kg powder/m2/mm
Packaging:
25kg bag
Storage:
12 months from the date
shown on the packaging.
Packaging:
11kg bag
5.25 litres per 25kg bag.
Storage:
6 months from the date
shown on the packaging.
Mix Water Requirement:
2.7 - 3 litres per 11kg bag.
Mix Water Requirement:
2mm thick (8 litres of
mortar).
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Fast Track Floor Screeds
ARDEX A 38
ARDEX A 35
Rapid Hardening and Drying Cement for Floor
Screeds in Internal or External Locations
Rapid Setting and Ultra Rapid Hardening Cement
for Floor Screeds in Internal Locations
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.
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 A 35 screed exceed the acceptable minimum attained by a
conventional screed after 28 days.
Thickness bonded screed:
15 - 50mm
Thickness bonded screed:
15 - 50mm
Thickness unbonded screed:
50mm+
Thickness unbonded screed:
50mm+
Thickness floating screed:
65/75mm+ (65mm for
domestic locations only)
Thickness floating screed:
65/75mm+ (65mm for
domestic locations only)
Working time:
60 mins at 20°C
Working time:
1 hour at 20°C
Walkable:
3 hours at 20°C
Walkable:
3 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - bonded screed:
4 hours
Fix ceramics - bonded screed:
24 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 4 hours
Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 24 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - floating screed:
4 hours
External use:
No
External use:
Yes
Under DPM:
No
Under DPM:
Yes
Coverage:
Coverage:
Depending on flatness of
surface approximately 1.6m2
per 25kg bag for 50mm
1:5 screed
Pack size:
25kg bags
Depending on flatness of
surface a 25kg bag of
ARDEX A 35 mixed with
125kg (1:5 mix) of screeding
sand will cover approximately
1.6m2 at 50mm thick
Storage:
12 months from the date
shown on the packaging.
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
Material Requirement:
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1:5 mix = 0.31kg/m2/mm
Fast Track Floor Screeds
ARDEX A 35 MIX
Rapid Drying Pre-Blended Screeding and
Screed Repair Mortar
Ready-for-use, rapid drying, pre-blended, screeding and screed
repair mortar that just requires water to produce a screeding
mortar. Rapid strength development, can receive tiling after
24 hours, regardless of thickness. Can also be used for rapid
screed repairs.
Thickness bonded screed:
15 - 50mm
Thickness unbonded screed:
40mm+
Thickness floating screed:
65/75mm+ (65mm for
domestic locations only)
Working time:
1 hour at 20°C
Walkable:
3 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - bonded screed:
24 hours at 20°C
Fix ceramics - unbonded screed: 24 hours at 20°C
28 day compressive strength: 40 N/mm2
External Use:
No
Under DPM:
No
Coverage:
Depending on flatness of
surface approximately 0.83m2
at 15mm thick per 25kg bag
Pack size:
25kg bags
Underfloor heating:
Yes
Storage:
12 months from the date
shown on the packaging.
Material Requirement:
1.85kg of powder/m2/mm
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Schlüter Ditra Matting Adhesive, Admixes
ARDEX AF 200
ARDEX E 90
Schlüter Ditra Matting Bonding Adhesive
Tile Adhesive Improver
ARDEX AF 200 is a water-based, low odour, solvent free, high
quality dispersion adhesive for adhering Schlüter Ditra matting to
timber floors.
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.
Coverage:
Colour:
White
Pack size:
2kg or 3.6kg plastic containers
Coverage:
3.6kg per 20kg bag of ARDEX X 7/S 16
(2kg for ARDEX S 21)
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Notch size (mm)
2x6
m2/litre
3 approximately
Open/working time: Up to 1 hour depending on room
temperature/humidity and absorbency
of the sub floor
Colour:
Cream
Storage:
Packaging:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging if stored in good
conditions between 5°C and 30°C in
original unopened containers.
Available in 5 litre and 15 litre tubs.
ARDEX E 101
Tile Grout Improver
Grout admix for ARDEX C 2, F 4 and GK cement-based grouts and
normal cement/sand grout mortars. For elastic and water
repellent tile joints.
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Colour:
White
Pack size:
1kg or 5kg plastic containers
Coverage:
1kg per 11kg bag of ARDEX C 2, F 4
or GK grout
Storage:
12 months from the date shown on
the packaging.
Primers
ARDEX P 4
ARDEX P 51
Ready Mixed Rapid Drying
Multi-Purpose Primer
Primer and Bonding Agent
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 82
Water Dispersed Epoxy Primer
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 A 35 Screed and for
use with ARDEX X 7001 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
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.
Additive to Improve Screeding,
Rendering and Repair Mortars,
and for Bonding/Slurry Grouts
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
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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.
INTERNAL FLOORS
SUBSTRATE TO BE TILED
CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED
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.
SITE CONDITIONS
ARDEX SYSTEM
DRY AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 1 - P32
WET AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 2 - P33
ANHYDRITE SCREED
DRY AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 3 - P34
FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT
DRY AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 4 - P35
WET AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 5 - P36
DRY AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 6 - P37
WET AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 7 - P38
DRY AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 8 - P39
WET AREAS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 9 - P40
EXISTING CERAMIC FLOOR TILING/TERRAZZO
TIMBER FLOORS
HEATED TIMBER FLOORS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 10 - P41
HEATED CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 11 - P42
TILEBACKER BOARDS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 12 - P43
INDUSTRIAL AREAS, CHEMICALLY RESISTANT JOINTS OR HYGIENIC JOINTS
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 13 - P44
DAMP CONCRETE/CEMENT AND SAND SCREED REQUIRING DPM
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 14 - P45
EXTERNAL FLOORS
CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND SCREED
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 15 - P46
EXISTING GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES, TERRAZZO
FLOOR TILING SYSTEM 16 - P47
N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet.
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Floor Tiling - Background/Substrate Preparation
Internal Floors
Background/Substrate Preparation
CEMENT/SAND SCREED
All backgrounds must be rigid, clean, stable and free from any barriers to
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.
New cement and sand screeds require at least 3 weeks drying time prior
to fixing tiles.*
ANHYDRITE SCREED
1
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 P 51 primer diluted 1:3 by volume with
water.
HARD FLOORING GRADE ASPHALT SANDED
2
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
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 A 35 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.
2
Use ARDEX P 82 primer.
If thinner layers need to be made up, consideration should be given to the use
of the appropriate ARDEX smoothing compound.
EXISTING CERAMIC TILING
Ensure existing tiling is well adhered. Thorough cleaning and rinsing off
essential.
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
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.
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Backgrounds should be water resistant and suitable for direct fixing. Tiles
should be solid bed fixed.
ARDEX P 51 - For use with ARDEX X 7001.
Also for use on porous and absorbent anhydrite screeds.
TIMBER FLOORS
Use undiluted ARDEX P 51 only with ARDEX X 7001/ARDEX X 7001 W.
Use ARDEX P82 or ARDEX P 51 with ARDEX S16/ARDEX E90.
External Floors
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.
CEMENT/SAND RENDER AND SCREED
Wood float finish and prevent rapid drying out. Allow to air dry for at least 2
weeks (renders) or at least 3 weeks (screeds) prior to tiling.*
1
Bed thickness maximum 3mm unless using ARDEX S 20.
CONCRETE
2
Adhesive bed thickness not greater than 6mm.
Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing tiles onto new concrete.
Ensure all formwork release agents are removed.
EXISTING CERAMIC TILING
Ensure existing tiling is well adhered and can support the new tile bed.
Thorough cleaning and rinsing off essential.
ARDEX WPC can be used to protect moisture sensitive
backgrounds in wet locations, prior to fixing tiles using the
appropriate ARDEX cement-based adhesive.
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BRICKWORK
Allow new walls to dry for at least 6 weeks prior to direct fixing or rendering.
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Floor Tiling System 1
• Tiling to concrete or cement/sand screed - dry areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Concrete or
cement/sand
sand screed
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 2
• Tiling to concrete or cement/sand screed - wet areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Concrete or
cement/sand
screed or ARDEX
A 35 rapid drying
screed
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.
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability
and preparation of concrete and
cement/sand screeds prior to tiling.
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Floor Tiling System 3
• Tiling to anhydrite screed - dry areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
ARDEX P 51
(Diluted 1:3)
Anhydrite screed
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 4
• Tiling to flooring grade asphalt - dry areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Sand keyed
asphalt
ARDEX P 82
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
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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Floor Tiling System 5
• Tiling to flooring grade asphalt - wet areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
ARDITEX NA
3-6mm thick
Sand keyed asphalt
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 asphalt floors prior to
tiling.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 6
• Tiling to existing ceramic floor tiling/terrazzo - dry areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
New floor
tiles
Existing
floor tiles
ARDEX P 82 or ARDEX P 4
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
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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Floor Tiling System 7
• Tiling to existing ceramic floor tiling/terrazzo - wet areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
New floor
tiles
ARDITEX NA
3-6mm
Existing floor tiles
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.
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ARDEX WPC
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 8
• Tiling to timber floors - dry areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
ARDEX X 7001
Floor tiles
Existing
floorboards
ARDEX P 51
(Undiluted)
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.
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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Floor Tiling System 9
• Tiling to timber floors - wet areas
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Pre-smooth with
selected tile adhesive
Existing floorboards
Schlüter Ditra matting
www.schluter.co.uk
NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the
‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’.
ARDEX AF 200
Schlüter Ditra Matting
Bonding Adhesive
Size of adhesive ribbing shown
for illustrative purposes only
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 10
• Tiling to heated timber floors
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Pre smoothing layer
of ARDITEX NA or
ARDEX adhesive
shown above
Existing
floorboards
Heating cables
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.
Proprietary
insulating tile
backing board
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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Floor Tiling System 11
• Tiling to heated concrete or cement/sand screeds
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Heated concrete or
cement/sand screed
(thermally cycled)
WET AREAS
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.
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DRY AREAS
ARDEX WPC
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 12
• Tiling to proprietary tile backing boards
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Proprietary tile
backing board
NOTE: For natural stone tiling refer to the
‘ARDEX Natural Stone Tiling Guide’.
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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.
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Floor Tiling System 13
• Tiling of industrial areas, chemically resistant or hygienic joints
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Concrete or
cement/sand screed
Chemical/hygienic joints
Full chemical resistance
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 S 21 or ARDEX EB 2 should
be considered.
See notes on Page 31 regarding suitability and
preparation cement/sand screeds prior to tiling.
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ARDEX EG 8 Cement/Epoxy
Hybrid Grout
Floor Tiling System 14
• Tiling to damp concrete or cement/sand screed to
include surface damp proof membrane
• Internal floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
New Floor tiles
Existing damp concrete
or cement/sand screed
ARDEX DPM
(2 coat coloured system)
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
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
ARDEX P 82
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Floor Tiling System 15
• Tiling to concrete or cement/sand screed
• External floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose flexible:
ARDEX X 7
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
Floor tiles
Concrete or
cement/sand screed
*NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or porcelain
tiles in external situations use either ARDEX X 77,
ARDEX X 7 R, 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 K 301,
A 46, 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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Floor Tiling System 16
• Tiling to existing glazed/unglazed floor tiles
• External floors
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
ARDEX X 7 + ARDEX E 90
ARDEX S 21 + ARDEX E 90
Multi-purpose flexible, all tile types:
ARDEX X 7
Floor tiles
Existing
tiles
*NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or
porcelain tiles in external situations use
either ARDEX X 77, ARDEX X 7 R,
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.
Multi-purpose, rapidset flexible,
all tile types:
ARDEX X 7 R
MICROTEC® Flexible SemiPourable Floor Tile Adhesive
- Large format tiles:
ARDEX X 78
ARDEX P 4
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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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.
INTERNAL WALLS
SUBSTRATE TO BE TILED
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.
SITE CONDITIONS
CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND RENDER
GYPSUM PLASTER
PLASTERBOARD
AERATED CONCRETE BLOCK
GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES
WOOD-BASED SHEETS AND BOARDS
BRICKWORK/CONCRETE BLOCKWORK
ARDEX SYSTEM
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 1 - P50
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 2 - P51
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 3 - P52
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 4 - P53
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 5 - P54
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 6 - P55
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 7 - P56
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 8 - P57
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 9 - P58
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 10 - P59
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 11 - P60
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 12 - P61
DRY AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 13 - P62
WET AREAS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 14 - P63
BRICKWORK/CONCRETE BLOCKWORK
WALL TILING SYSTEM 15 - P64
EXTERNAL WALLS
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CONCRETE OR CEMENT/SAND RENDER, BRICKWORK/BLOCKWORK WALLS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 16 - P65
EXISTING GLAZED/UNGLAZED TILES, GLAZED BRICKS
WALL TILING SYSTEM 17 - P66
N.B. All ARDEX products should be mixed and applied in accordance with the relevant product data sheet.
Wall Tiling - Background/Substrate Preparation
Internal Walls
External Walls
CONCRETE
CEMENT/SAND RENDER AND SCREED
Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing new tiles onto new
concrete. Ensure mould oil and curing agents are removed.
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
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
Allow at least 6 weeks drying time prior to fixing tiles onto new concrete.
Ensure all formwork release agents are removed.
EXISTING CERAMIC TILING
1
3
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 P 51
primer.
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.
PLASTERBOARD
2
3
Ensure boards are rigidly braced and adequately supported; fix directly to
the paper facing. Do not skim with plaster.
AERATED CONCRETE
3
Allow at least 6 weeks drying time for new walls before tiling or rendering.
Render should not exceed 13mm in thickness.
EXISTING CERAMIC TILING
* With ARDEX AM 100 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).
3
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
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.
3
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 P 82 primer.
COMPOSITE BOARDS
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.
3
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 P 82 / ARDEX P 4 primer.
WOOD-BASED BOARDS
Background/Substrate Preparation
4
Backgrounds should be water-resistant and suitable for direct fixing. Tiles
should be solid bed fixed.
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.
1
2
3
4
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
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domestic/commercial wet locations, prior to fixing tiles using
ARDEX D30 or the appropriate ARDEX cement-based adhesive.
Wall Tiling System 1
• Tiling to concrete or cement/sand render - dry areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
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
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 2
• Tiling to concrete or cement/sand render - wet areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
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
Wall tiles
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Commercial or domestic location
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.
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Wall Tiling System 3
• Tiling to gypsum plaster - dry areas
• Internal walls
Plaster
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Multi-purpose, ready mixed:
ARDEX D 20 - maximum tile size 300mm x 300mm
ARDEX P 51 (Dilute 1:3)
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
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 4
• Tiling to gypsum plaster - areas prone to intermittent splashing
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Note: if at all possible avoid
gypsum plaster in wet areas
ARDEX WPC
Plaster
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
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Commercial or domestic location
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.
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Wall Tiling System 5
• Tiling to plasterboard - dry areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Plasterboard
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
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 6
• Tiling to moisture resistant plasterboard - wet areas (showers)
• Internal walls
Plasterboard
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
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
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Commercial or domestic location
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 D 30 can be
applied directly to moisture resistant plasterboard in domestic
showers, omitting the use of a waterproof coating.
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Wall Tiling System 7
• Tiling to aerated concrete blocks - dry areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Aerated concrete
blockwork
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
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 AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat
Tiling Render should be considered.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 8
• Tiling to aerated concrete blocks - wet areas
• Internal walls
Aerated concrete
blockwork
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
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
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Commercial or domestic location
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 AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat
Tiling Render should be considered.
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Wall Tiling System 9
• Tiling to glazed/unglazed tiles - dry areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
ARDEX P 4
Existing tiles
B
A
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
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 10
• Tiling to glazed/unglazed tiles - wet areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Existing 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 tiles
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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.
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Wall Tiling System 11
• Tiling to wood-based sheets and boards - dry areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
ARDEX P 82
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
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 12
• Tiling to wood-based sheets and boards - wet areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
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.
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
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Heavy use domestic location
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.
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Wall Tiling System 13
• Tiling to brickwork/concrete blockwork - dry areas
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Brickwork/concrete
blockwork
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
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
AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling
Render should be considered.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 14
• Tiling to brickwork/concrete blockwork - wet areas (showers)
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Brickwork/concrete
blockwork
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
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Heavy use domestic/commercial location
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
AM 100 Rapid Hardening One Coat Tiling
Render should be considered.
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Wall Tiling System 15
• Tiling to proprietary tile backing boards
• Internal walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Proprietary tile
backing board
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
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.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Wall Tiling System 16
• Tiling to concrete or cement/sand render,
brickwork/blockwork walls
• External walls
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Concrete/cement and sand
render/brickwork/blockwork
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
Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
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 AM 100 Rapid Hardening
One Coat Tiling Render should be considered.
*NOTE: When fixing fully vitrified or porcelain tiles in external
situations use ARDEX X 77.
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Wall Tiling System 17
• Tiling to existing glazed/unglazed tiles, glazed bricks
• External walls
ARDEX X 7
+ ARDEX E 90
PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
Existing tiles/glazed bricks
ARDEX P 4
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
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 X 77.
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Wide joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FL
WIDE
JOINTS
Narrow joints:
ARDEX-FLEX FS
NARROTW
JOIN S
Grout Selector and Coverage Table
GROUT SELECTOR TABLE
Grout Coverage Figure
Abrasive Conditions
High Hygiene Areas (Food preparation)
Dairies
Abattoirs
Early Traffic
Heavy Industrial
Aggressive Spillages
Swimming Pools (Aggressive water)
Swimming Pools (Balanced water)
Wet Internal Locations
External Locations
Internal Locations
Floor Tiling
PRODUCTS
Wall Tiling
KEY:
Recommended
Addition of ARDEX E 101 for water
repellent joints
Heavy Pedestrian Traffic
SITUATION
ARDEX C2
1.7
ARDEX F4
1.5
ARDEX GK
1.8
ARDEX MG*
1.45
ARDEX-FLEX FS
1.5
ARDEX-FLEX FL
1.75
ARDEX EG 8
1.7
* If the tiles/slabs to be grouted are prone to moisture absorption and have been fixed with either ARDEX S 16/S 16 W, ARDEX X 7001/X 7001 W or ARDEX S 20/S 20 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.
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):
SUMMARY
Material required is:-
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.
EXAMPLE Using ARDEX-FLEX FL
(length + breadth) x width x depth
length x breadth
x G.C.F. = kg/m2
Tiles 300mm x 300mm x 10mm; joints of 10mm:(300 + 300) x 10 x 10
x 1.75 = 1.16kg/m2
300 x 300
Thus one 10kg bag of ARDEX-FLEX FL will grout up to 8.6m2 of tiling.
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
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Grout Colours Guide
ARDEX-FLEX GROUT AND SILICONE COLOUR GUIDE
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.
01
09
17
25
Brilliant White
Fresh Snowdrop
Dove Grey
Innocent Black
02
10
18
26
Blossom White
Gentle Blush
Silver Shimmer
Coffee Bean
03
11
19
27
Antique Ivory
Stone Beach
Ocean Grey
Ground Cocoa
04
12
20
28
Spring Jasmine
Barley Sugar
Slate Grey
Burnt Orange
05
13
21
29
Gentle Dawn
Fresh Magnolia
Pebble Drift
Winter White
06
14
22
30
Natural Almond
Wild Mushroom
Grey Dusk
Spring Green
07
15
23
31
Classic Vanilla
Oyster Pink
Stormy Mist
Summer Yellow
08
16
24
32
Organic Earth
Cast Iron
Autumn Red
Available in ARDEX ST
Available in ARDEX ST
Available in ARDEX ST
Available in ARDEX ST
Available in ARDEX ST
Available in ARDEX ST
Floating Driftwood
Due to printing processes, colours shown are approximate. Grout colours may vary when dry, depending on type of tile installed, substrate and installation conditions.
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Grout Colours Guide
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 C 2 - For joint widths from 2mm upwards, suitable for wall and floor tiling in internal and external situations, swimming pools, etc.
Grey
White
Sandstone
Anthracite
Limestone
Beige
ARDEX F 4 - 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 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.
Light Grey
Dark Grey
White
Limestone
Sandstone
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
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The ARDEX Pool System
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.
1 Apply ARDEX S 21 neat to the floor at a 0-10mm thickness
2 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.
3 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
1 ARDEX-FLEX FS and FL grouts are available in 32 colours to colour match any tile choice.
2 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.
ARDEX AM 100
ARDEX S 7
Rapid Hardening
One Coat Tiling Render
Flexible Waterproof Coating
for Floors and Walls
Concrete
OPTION 1
Standard Set Adhesive
OPTION 2
Semi-Pourable Adhesive
or
ARDEX X 78
ARDEX X 77
MICROTEC® Flexible
Floor and Wall Tile
Adhesive
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MICROTEC Flexible
Semi-Pourable Floor
Tile Adhesive – Large
format tiles
Concrete base
or
ARDEX-FLEX FS*
ARDEX-FLEX FL*
Flexible Tile Grout
with Built-In Admix
1 - 4mm joints
Rapid Setting Flexible
Cement- Based
Grouting Compound
3 - 15mm joints
ARDEX EG 8
Cement/Epoxy Hybrid
Grout and Adhesive
OPTION 3: 15 - 50MM
ARDEX A 38
3
Rapid Hardening
Cement for Floor
Screeds
Cement/Sand
Screed, 15 - 50mm
B
2
OPTION 2: 10 - 30MM
A
ARDEX S 21
1
OPTION 1: 0 - 10MM
Rapid Hardening Floor
Tile Bedding Mortar
with Sand,
10 - 30mm and
A Bonding Coat
(neat ARDEX S 21)
ARDEX E 100
Bonding/Slurry Grout
B Bonding Cement
System
ARDEX S 21
Rapid Hardening
Floor Tile Bedding
Mortar
Neat, 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
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The ARDEX Wet Room System
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.
1 Apply ARDEX S 21 neat to the floor at a 0-10mm thickness
2 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.
3 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
1 ARDEX-FLEX FS and FL grouts are available in 32 colours to colour match
any tile choice.
2 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.
Concrete
ARDEX AM 100
ARDEX WPC
Rapid Hardening
One Coat Tiling
Render
Waterproof Protection
System
For Timber Floors
Refer to the ARDEX Schlüter Timber Floor
System or Wedi/Marmox data sheet
Concrete base
OPTION 1
Standard Set Adhesive
OPTION 2
Semi-Pourable Adhesive
or
ARDEX X 78
ARDEX X 77
MICROTEC Flexible
Floor and Wall Tile
Adhesive
®
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MICROTEC Flexible
Semi-Pourable Floor
Tile Adhesive – Large
format tiles
MOVEMENT JOINTS
or
ARDEX-FLEX FS*
ARDEX-FLEX FL*
Flexible Tile Grout
with Built-In Admix
1 - 4mm joints
Rapid Setting Flexible
Cement- Based
Grouting Compound
3 - 15mm joints
ARDEX EG 8
Cement/Epoxy Hybrid
Grout and Adhesive
OPTION 3: 15 - 50MM
ARDEX A 38
3
Rapid Hardening
Cement for Floor
Screeds
Cement/Sand
Screed, 15 - 50mm
B
2
OPTION 2: 10 - 30MM
A
ARDEX S 21
1
OPTION 1: 0 - 10MM
Rapid Hardening Floor
Tile Bedding Mortar
with Sand,
10 - 30mm and
A Bonding Coat
(neat ARDEX S 21)
ARDEX E 100
Bonding/Slurry Grout
B Bonding Cement
System
ARDEX S 21
Rapid Hardening
Floor Tile Bedding
Mortar
Neat, 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
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British Standards
British Standards
CLASSIFICATION OF TILE ADHESIVES
EUROPEAN STANDARDS
EN12004
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.
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SYMBOL
TYPE
CLASS
C
1
C
1F
C
1T
C
1FT
C
2
C
2E
C
2F
C
2T
C
2TE
C
2FT
D
D
D
D
1
1T
2
2T
D
2TE
R
R
R
R
1
1T
2
2T
DESCRIPTION
Normal cementitious adhesive
Fast-setting cementitious adhesive
Normal cementitious adhesive with reduced slip
Fast setting adhesive with reduced slip
Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics
Improved cementitious adhesive with extended open time and
additional characteristics
Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional
characteristics
Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics
and reduced slip
Improved cementitious adhesive with additional characteristics,
reduced slip and extended open time
Improved fast-setting cementitious adhesive with additional
characteristics and reduced slip
Normal dispersion adhesive
Normal dispersion adhesive with reduced slip
Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics
Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics and
reduced slip
Improved dispersion adhesive with additional characteristics,
reduced slip and extended open time
Normal reaction resin adhesive
Normal reaction resin adhesive with reduced slip
Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics
Improved reaction resin adhesive with additional characteristics
and reduced slip
EN12002
SYMBOL
TYPE
CLASS
C
S1
C
S2
DESCRIPTION
Deformable adhesive
Highly deformable adhesive
BS EN13888:2009
SYMBOL
TYPE
CLASS
CG
1
CG
2W
CG
2A
CG
2WA
RG
DESCRIPTION
Normal cementitious grout
Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristic of
reduced water absorption
Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristic of
high abrasion resistance
Improved cementitious grout with additional characteristic of
reduced water absorption and high abrasion resistance
Reaction resin grout
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
ARDEX Customer Services
The ARDEX Technical Services department is available to
answer any technical queries between 08.30 and 17.00
GMT Monday to Friday.
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 technical problem.
You can also forward your queries by fax on 01440 716663.
Or by email: [email protected]
Call on 01440 714939 for an answer to your query.
You can also forward your queries by fax on 01440 716640.
Or by email: [email protected]
Or by post:
Or by post:
Technical Services Department
ARDEX UK Limited
Homefield Road
Haverhill
Suffolk CB9 8QP
United Kingdom
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.
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Tile Adhesives
Tile Grouts
Waterproof Coatings
ARDEX UK LIMITED
Homefield Road Haverhill
Levelling Compounds
Suffolk CB9 8QP England
Telephone: 01440 714939
Fax: 01440 716640
Technical Services Fax:
01440 716643
Email: [email protected]
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ARDEX online: www.ardex.co.uk
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