ARDEX P 82™ is a high-strength, solvent-free primer that improves the adhesion of ARDEX products over smooth, non-absorbent substrates such as ceramic and other stone tiles, terrazzo, epoxy and metal decking. ARDEX P 82 is also used over wooden subfloors, including plywood and strip wood, as well as over cutback and other non-water-soluble adhesive residues.
Standard absorbent concrete substrates, and also other substrates in specialized applications, must be primed with ARDEX P 51™ Primer. Please refer to the ARDEX Technical Brochure for more information. Specific substrate preparation requirements are provided in the individual Technical Brochures for each ARDEX product. Please refer to ARDEX Technical Brochures for more information.
- For wood, cutback, metal and other non-porous substrates
- Waterborne two-component primer
- Seals the substrate
- Improves the bond of ARDEX Underlayments and Toppings
- Use for interior use only
Consol Energy Center
When Hunt Construction landed the contract for The CONSOL Energy Center, they contracted with ARDEX
Choice Contractor™ E.F. Marburger to install carpeting throughout the new complex. 16,000 yards of
Shaw and Interface carpet tile would be installed in luxury suites, press boxes, locker rooms, clubs and
administration offices. An acrylic sealer used on the pre-cast concrete slabs caused bonding problems for
the carpet tile adhesive and the locker room areas. These same areas had moisture issues that had to be
addressed. Because numerous trades were working in the same areas and a water sprinkler malfunctioned,
some carpeting and cove base was damaged and required replacement. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self- Drying, Cement- Based Finish Underlayment
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
RH moisture vapor readings were as high as 98% in certain areas of a relatively new, 690,000 sq. ft. floor.
A moisture mitigation system, as well as floor leveling, had to be completed within a tight construction schedule to get readings below 90%. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Fort Lee Commissary
42,000 square-foot ground floor installation. Gondolas had to be moved for prep and installation at night then replaced for opening in the morning. Moisture readings of 92% RH. Work could only be performed at night.
Hemet Valley Medical Center Phase I
Twenty thousand square feet of work had to take place during hospital operating hours. Before the floors could be re-leveled and installed, asbestos abatement had to be performed and multiple layers of existing flooring needed to be removed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Little Company of Mary
150,000 ft2 project over five floors; Very high moisture levels in the basement needed remediation; Installer given only two days per location from prep to finish; Work had to be performed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Featured Products: ARDEX MC RAPID AND K 15
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The concrete slabs in the Moody Family Children’s Exhibit on the lower level had moisture reading in excess of 95% RH. Spectra Contract Flooring and the project architect decided to use Forbo Flooring Systems to address these issues. FEATURED PRODUCT:ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
Residence at Johnson Drive
High moisture levels caused the original hardwood floor of a residence to fail. The concrete substrate had to be shot-blasted but the owners wanted back in their house quickly. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self-Drying, Cement-Based Finish Underlayment
San Francisco International Airport Terminal
A new central passenger boarding area at the SFO Terminal 2 project would add 28,000 square feet to the airport. With the this area to open in 10 days, moisture in the slabs beneath the installation area had to be addressed quickly.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ PLUS Moisture Control System
Santa Barbara High School
There was only one week to install and refinish the cafeteria for the fast-approaching first day of school. Before floor installations could begin, old vinyl asbestos tile had to be abated. Very high moisture readings in the concrete had to be addressed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID Moisture Control System
ShopRite® had 5,000 square-feet of quarry stone tile floors to renovate. The store was open until 10 p.m., seven days a week, and received daily deliveries starting at 5 a.m. This left a very small window of time to perform the floor renovation. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX P 82™ Ultra Prime
Stamford Hospital Renovation Project Phase I
The renovation was behind schedule. A low-prep, low-demolition flooring option to cover existing VCT floors was needed. Construction down time had to be minimal because each day spent in a non-operational state costs time and money. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX LU 100 Self-Leveling Flooring Underlayment
New offices had moisture issues. Several installers were bidding very low on the project, mostly using a piecemeal compilation of various product brands. None of the other installers included self-leveling for the installation. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® Self-Drying, Cement-Based Finish Underlayment
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Building #10 Basement)
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is one of the nation’s most renowned military medical centers. It is the largest Department of Defense joint facility in the nation. After decades of use, several buildings on the campus were scheduled for renovation. The basement floors in Building 10 had high moisture readings and required crack repair and leveling before finished flooring could be installed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC Rapid