Bechtold Residence Swimming Pool
The Becktold family planned to install a brand new swimming pool in their Oregon home. A complex glass mosaic tile installation required high-quality installation materials be used. Anderson Poolworks planned to use a competitors system for the tile installation but after learning they would have to wait four weeks before tiles could be submerged, decided to look for more options. FEATURED PRODUCT:ARDEX WA™ Epoxy Grout and Adhesive
Bellevue Drive Private Residence
In early spring 2015, the Bellevue Drive home owners were
ready to begin an exterior façade tile installation. Inclement
weather and high temperatures often delayed the installation
of the Porcelonosa XLight tiles. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
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.
Cherry Point Mess Hall
After approximately four years of planning, the Cherry Point Mess Hall was scheduled to undergo a more than $10 million renovation to upgrade the facility and install state-of-the-art furnishings and equipment. The original mess hall was built in 1971. A concrete pad area had been poured too high, so there was not enough room to install a normal mud bed sloping to a drain. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX AM 100™ Rapid Set Pre-Tile Smoothing and Ramping Mortar
Coast Capital Savings Help Headquarters
Coast Capital Savings headquarters, the newly constructed, 180,000 square-foot, nine story building houses staff offices, a daycare, rooftop lunchroom, a gym and corporate training space. Metroworks Tile & Stone approached Robertson Floors LTD regarding tile installations in the elevator and building lobby doors. Shawn Perepelytz, Metroworks Tile & Stone Principal, worked with Robertson Floors LTD General Manager Josh Mullherin and Benjamin Yu arranged for ARDEX Sales Professional Don Brletic to discuss potential installation issues and warrantied material recommendations. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar
Google Office Kitchen Renovation
Google Inc.’s 220,000 square-foot Pittsburgh offices are located in the repurposed Nabisco factory in Bakery Square. When kitchen renovations became necessary, superior tiling products that would meet time constraints and perform with no issues were required. A competitor’s product was specified for leveling the floors to 5/8” but they chose to leave the job. Existing gypcrete substrates were soft on the surface and sounded hollow. ARDEX LevelMaster Elite® installer Bob Semen contacted ARDEX for product solutions. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX TL WOOD™ Self-Leveling Underlayment for Wood and Distressed Gypsum Subfloors
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
Hopkinton Town Library
Hopkinton Town Library was designed to include UNILOCK’s Natural Gray Sandstone for both inside and outside flooring use. This highly moisture sensitive sandstone would need to be installed over severe floor undulations inside, as well as withstand constant exposure to the harsh New England weather outside.
McAllen Irrigation Standpipes Public Art Mosaic Project
The McAllen Public Art Committee designed a series of five
mosaic drawings intended to represent local bird species which
were fabricated into a 1” X 1” glass tile mosaic format. The first
design was inspired by McAllen’s city bird the Green Jay. The
newest tower was inspired by the black-bellied Whistling Duck.
These complicated exterior tile installations required products
that could be installed vertically and withstand the changing
elements. The installation team was particularly challenged
during a wet and rainy time of the year. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX AM 100™ Rapid Set Pre-Tile Smoothing and Ramping Mortar
Moose Hotel and Suites
Banff Caribou Properties started construction on a 172 room hotel featuring 1 indoor pool and 2 rooftop pools, during some winter months. One of the largest developments in Alberta, the Moose Hotel and Suites is a premier destination lodge and resort. Extreme weather conditions in the Rocky Mountains would prove challenging for building the outdoor roof top pools, therefore only the highest quality building materials would be selected.
Private Residence Exterior Patio
The private family home features a 1,500 square-foot stone tile patio surround. The original installation using competitor’s grouts and mortars failed after four years. The family were worried the tiles would soon start cracking and popping off causing safety and liability concerns. A summer barbecue was fast approaching giving the installers a six week time frame to complete the renovation. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX AM 100™
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
St. Mary's University
Keller Martin Construction and St. Mary’s University reached out to J&R Tile for recommendations on a fast track turnaround for renovations of the Chaminade Hall Dormitory. The project required the work to be completed in phases, where one floor at a time would be completed, 62 total restrooms. Phasing was important due to students occupying the floors above and below where the renovations were being done. The major scope of work was the demolition and replacement of all outdated shower/tub units. The shower valves were replaced by the plumbing contractor, and the existing base and entry to restroom had an outdated tile curb to be replaced. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX AM 100TM Rapid Set Pre-Tile Smoothing and Ramping Mortar
The Winston Clubhouse at SearStone
SearStone is a dynamic, distinctive Senior Living Community in Cary, North Carolina. SearStone’s uniqueness lies in its elegant lifestyle choices; Terrace, Plaza, Clubhouse and Estate Homes, an amenity-filled Clubhouse, and a Specialty Village of shops and services – all encircling Lake SearStone. The Winston Clubhouse holds an athletic club, aquatic center, restaurants, business center, game room and a board room.
Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road London Underground Station opened as part of the Central London Railway in 1900. Today, due to its location in the capital, it connects over 150,000 passengers daily around London, and this is expected to increase to over 200,000 when Cross Rail services the station in 2018. Platform refurbishments are needed to keep pace with the increase in service.