ARDEX P 51™ is a solvent-free primer that improves the adhesion of ARDEX products over standard absorbent dry concrete substrates, as well as over other substrates in specialized applications. ARDEX P 51 also can be used over wood with select products such as ARDEX GS-4™ and ARDEX Liquid Backerboard™. Non-porous substrates such as burnished concrete, terrazzo, quarry and ceramic tile, and epoxy coatings must be primed with ARDEX P 82™ Ultra Prime.
Specific substrate preparation requirements are provided in the individual Technical Brochures for each ARDEX product. Please refer to the ARDEX Technical Brochures for further information.
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- For standard absorbent concrete
- Concentrated primer – dilutes with water
- Seals the substrate
- Improves the bond of ARDEX Underlayments and Toppings
- For interior use only
Available in 1 and 4 gallon packaging
The building designs at the new ATCO Commercial Centre were inspired by two iconic Alberta images; the Rocky Mountains and the flowing lines of a prairie stream. Although stunningly beautiful, these designs made for a complex flooring installation throughout each building area.
California and Main
The owner wanted a custom designer floor completed before a VIP visit that included U.S. Congressmen in less than a week. The store remained open during business hours, so work had to be completed after hours. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 15® Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment
Canada Wave House
Situated on a challenging sloped lot, the elegant and modern ‘Wave House’ required smooth, seamless height transitions for patio and exit doors. An outside accent ‘wave wall’ was to have the same decorative concrete look and finish as the floor. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX TWP™ Tilt Wall Patch
Chase Bank Building
Some concrete floors in the Chase Bank Building were in need of re-leveling. The outer parameter of some
walls had settled lower than the middle floor areas. The building owner desired the floors to be exceptionally
flat and smooth. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 15® Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment
The original gypcrete floor was failing. Underlayments were
delaminating and some subfloors were bowed in the
middle. Fifteen thousand feet of renovations were required over four phases, each phase allowing three days. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX GS-4™ Self-Leveling, Repair Underlayment for Gypsum & Wood Subfloors
Dallas Fort Worth Airport Terminal E
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)'s five terminals with 161 gates are U-shaped to minimize the distance between a passenger’s car and the airplane. However, connecting passengers would walk long distances between gates because there were no shortcuts between the ends. Featured Product: ARDEX ROVER
Eielson Air Force Base
Air Force warehouses sustain vehicle traffic of multiple types and sizes including some very heavy weight vehicles. This required a surface that could withstand the various wheel types and weights.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX SD-T® Self-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
H&M Herald Square
The new flagship H&M clothing store located at Herald Center in Manhattan, New York is the largest H&M store in the world. When the building owner began renovations to prepare the historic building for the store opening, some serious flooring issues where discovered. The 90 year-old floors required leveling before new large format porcelain
tiles could be installed by six union tile crews throughout the space.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX N 23™ MICROTEC® Rapid Set Natural Stone and Tile Mortar
Hanscom Air Force Base Building 1618
Hanscom’s host unit is the 66th Air Base Group, which is part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The men and women of the 66th Air Base Group provide outstanding services to more than 3,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard military personnel and DoD civilians who work and live at Hanscom Air Force Base. Additionally, they support more than 125,000 retired military personnel, annuitants and spouses living in the six-state New England area and New York. Building 1618 was scheduled to undergo many renovations in bathrooms, staircases and other common areas. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX 8+9™Rapid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound
J Crew, Brooks Brothers & Winners
Severe leveling – up to 4 inches; Fast-track 28,500 sq. ft.; Fast dry times needed; Product availability. Featured Products: AMP, LT 65, ERM and BACA.
JFK Center for Performing Arts Opera House Attic
A 30-degree floor slope had to be corrected without damaging existing hollow core precast planking. All 8,000 square feet of the floor was ground by hand to accommodate these requirements. Construction took place after normal business hours. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX CD™ Concrete Dressing
Kaiser Permanente Pediatrics Relocation
The 50-year-old Bellflower Kaiser Permanente Pediatrics building
and parking lot required complete demolition and renovation.
Hospital administrators wanted to create a friendly, welcoming
environment for the children and families who visit. They also
desired a well-organized and designed medical facility. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX LU 100 Self-Leveling Flooring Underlayment
LA Hall of Justice
The Los Angeles Hall of Justice was built in 1925. County residents and the buildings’ tenants desired a historical renovation to maintain the integrity of the landmark. After an earthquake in 1994, the building was closed because of safety and health risks. It was essential that renovation plans include seismic retrofitting to comply with earthquake standards and codes. The scope of work included structural demolition of some floors, retrofitting of structural and non-structural elements to meet current seismic performance requirements and several tenant improvements. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX CD™
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Facilities
Due to the large scale and challenging job site conditions, the ARDIFLO AMP® 100 was used to install ARDEX GS-4™ Self-Leveling Repair Underlayment for Distressed Gypsum and Wood Subfloors.
Medical Center Hospital
This older hospital building had serious floor sloping problems on the seventh floor and was in need of renovation. Before sheet goods could be installed, the floor required prepping and leveling at depths ranging from 3 1/4” to 0”. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 15