Best in class waterproofing & crack isolation compound and still less cost per square foot!
ARDEX 8+9 is a best in class two-component system consisting of a solvent-free, acrylic-based liquid compound combined with a cement-based powder containing Portland cements and other hydraulic cements. When mixed and applied, these components produce a flexible, waterproof coating that protects substrates from positive side water infiltration and provides an excellent bonding layer for tile and stone setting materials.
Use to waterproof all common building substrates that require protection from topside water exposure. Use over interior and exterior concrete and masonry finishes, and over existing tile, drywall, cementitious backer boards and plywood on all interior floors and walls prior to the installation of tile and stone.
Also use for exterior balconies and other concrete and masonry surfaces to prevent liquid water from penetrating from the topside through the tile application to the area below.
- Rapid setting – tile in 90 minutes
- Flood test in 4 hours
- Excellent coverage – up to 100 sq. ft. per unit
- Crack isolation up to 1/8” (3 mm)
- Ideal for applications in commercial and residential bathrooms, showers and kitchens prior to the installation of tile or stone
- Use for interior or exterior floors and walls
- Easy to apply with a roller
- A blend of Portland cement and other hydraulic cements
- Solvent free
- Can be used in place of a shower pan
- IAPMO certified
Product size: ARDEX 8 Liquid: 1 gal. (3.78 liters) bottle and ARDEX 9 Powder: 9 lb. (4 kg) bags
Commercial size: ARDEX 8 Liquid: 3 gal bottle and ARDEX 9 Powder: 27 lb. bags
Beverly Willshire Medical Building
The Willshire Medical Building is located in Beverly Hills. The exterior facade was covered with 3’ x 3 3/4’ granite slabs mechanically affixed to the building. The building owner decided to renovate the interior and exterior of the building with porcelain tile. For aesthetic purposes, the porcelain tiles chosen for the exterior cladding were very thin 20” x 40” that were just 5mm thick, and 40” x 96” only 3.5 mm thick.
The Dorchester House Swimming pool is home to the award-winning Stingrays swim team and offers therapeutic rehabilitation programs for the community. The pool was originally built in the 50’s and was in need of a complete tile renovation on the pool deck and pool
inside areas. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible Sanded Grout
Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel Commercial Kitchen
The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel is world-renowned for
its award-winning restaurant experiences. After many years of
use, the commercial kitchen was due for an upgrade. Pre-tile
surface preparation measures were required before new tile
could be installed. The hotel required a 10-year warranty on all
tile installation products. Quarry tiles were to be installed with
epoxy grout. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX WA™ Epoxy Grout and Adhesive
Georgia Housing Authority
Bathrooms in the occupied Georgia Housing Authority required remodeling. The budget, the time frame and displacing the residents from their bathrooms didn’t allow for the time necessary to remove the existing tile and replace it. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX 8+9™ Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound
H&M Store (Newbury Street)
Located in the prestigious Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, H&M on Newbury and Boylston Streets is housed in an historic building. The existing H&M store on Newbury Street was expanding to include an adjacent space next door. Originally the expansion area was to receive ARDEX Polished Concrete
Systems. After ARDEX and E-Floor, Inc. evaluated the situation, severe cracks and uneven floors were discovered and an alternate plan was necessary. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX 8+9™ Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound
Heritage Landing Office Building Two
Heritage Landing Office Building Two required new tile and stone installations in bathrooms on all five floors, the commercial kitchen, shower and locker rooms and the building lobby. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FL Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout
Intercontinental Montelucia Luxury Resort & Spa
Very intricate installations were required over CBU, Denshield, drywall, concrete, and plywood. The installations were vertical, horizontal, interior, exterior, in wet areas and high traffic areas. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 5™ Thin Set Mortar
Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB) Maintenance and Training Facility
Little Rock Air Force Base was on a 90-day time line for completion. It was essential that the newly installed
flooring could accept C130J engine training equipment immediately after floor was installed. Air Force training classes were to begin as soon as training equipment was in place. Air Force personnel were mandated to install training equipment as soon as floor was ready.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FEATHER FINISH
Mercedes-Benz Showroom Floor
The newly constructed 46,000 square-foot Mercedes-Benz car dealership in Langley, British Columbia was scheduled to receive porcelain tile over a newly poured, on grade concrete slab. Slab leveling, crack repair and anti-fracture measures were required to prepare the slab for tile installation. Several other trades were on site requiring rapid-drying and fast track products to be used
to finish the floors without the worry of displacing tiles after they were set and grouted. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Thin Set Mortar
Nemacolin Woodlands-Falling Water Resort Pool
Areas surrounding the exclusive Infinity Pool were in need of complete demolition and repairs. Barriers in the existing waterproofing system failed to keep water from permeating between natural stone tiles and surfaces. The natural stone surrounding the pool and deck areas was failing after years of freezing and thawing. Unsightly and dangerous cracking stones called for expedient renovation as the Infinity Pool was
to open for upcoming Memorial Day festivities just weeks away. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 32™
Porsche Centre Vancouver was constructing a brand new state-of-the-art facility featuring an impressive display of curved concrete and glass in a modern, spacious decorated showroom. Built in the new hub of luxury car dealers at 688 Terminal Avenue, the dealership boasts more display space for a massive selection of new and used inventory, double the number of service bays and more customer parking. Before tile could be installed, the showroom and bay area floors required leveling, waterproofing and crack isolation measures. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77
Private Residence Swimming Pool - Kelowna, B.C.
After their home was destroyed by a forest fire, the owners of this luxury private residence built a concrete swimming pool embedded into the hillside of the homes backyard with a stunning overlook of a lake and the valley below. Rock was blasted to make way for the inground pool. The pool sat empty for nearly two years. With a graduation party scheduled to take place at the pool, Exquisite Tile Services was pressed to finish this complex installation of porcelain and glass mosaics. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Thin Set Mortar
The Riverside Pub was scheduled for a tile floor upgrade funded by the city. The bar/restaurant were not scheduled to close during
renovations so all installation products had to be fast-acting, quick-drying and high-quality. It was also imperative that all products used on the installation were ADA compliant. Owners allotted one week for the entire renovation of the main restaurant area and the restrooms. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX 8+9™ Rapid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound
Schwartz Athletic Center Indoor Swimming Pool
The Schwartz Athletic Center indoor swimming pool was being fitted for a new stainless steel gutter. When the old gutter was removed, the tile walls began to crumble and fall into the pool. ARDEX Sales Professional Matt Minney was called in by Wallover Architects to evaluate the damage and recommend ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems products to bring the swimming pool back to working order. D. G. March & Associates was given one month to complete the project. In the meantime, Widener University swim team traveled to a temporary location for practice and swim meets. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX AM 100™ Rapid Set Pre-Tile Smoothing and Ramping Mortar
SpringHill Suites – Plano, TX
A newly constructed SpringHill Suites hotel in Plano, Texas was to receive exterior application of veneer stones over PermaBase® Cement Board on all hotel exterior walls. A warrantied installation was essential for the property owners. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC®