ARDEX X 5™
Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar
The ideal everyday solution for the installation of large format tiles. A highly versatile, polymer modified mortar with an easy to apply creamy consistency ideal for setting all sizes of porcelain, ceramic, quarry, mosaic and most natural stone tile over common interior surfaces and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces.
ARDEX X 5™ is also ideal for the setting of decoupling mats such as Schluter® DITRA mats. For a rapid set installation of decoupling mats use ARDEX S 28™ MICROTEC® Rapid-Set, Rapid-Dry, Super-Format Tile and Uncoupling Membrane Mortar
For moisture sensitive and natural stone tiles use ARDEX X 32™MICROTEC® or ARDEX N 23™ MICROTEC® (interior only).
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.
Chevy's Fresh Mex
Chevy’s Fresh Mex was scheduled to open in a three month timeframe. This was a mall renovation where the new restaurant would occupy multiple spaces with old carpet, quarry tile, VCT, concrete and newly poured concrete flooring. There were also several floor drains and difficult to prep floors. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar
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
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
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
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
Modern Residence on 45th
Construction was scheduled to begin on a luxurious residence in Vancouver, BC. Interior and exterior areas of the new home were to be fitted with floor and wall tile in the kitchen, bathrooms, deck, patio and wall feature in the common area. Intricate design and high-end tile installations required premium, long-lasting installation materials. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar
The Rothfus Residence was in need of expedited repairs after
water damage from a leak ruined the floors in their kitchen and
entry way. New 12’ x 24’ porcelain tiles were to be installed so an absolutely flat subfloor was required. Monticello Tile & Stone was given two-weeks to complete all necessary subfloor preparations and tile installation. The home owner and Monticello Tile & Stone required a fully warrantied installation. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX Liquid BackerBoard® Self-Leveling Underlayment for Interior Wood and Concrete Subfloors
Sani Sport Club
Prosol Distribution and Tapis Leblanc reached out to ARDEX
Sales Professional Eric Morissette for recommendations on
a fast track solution for the Sani Sport Club’s ceramic tile
renovation of the main lobby and reception areas.
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
Tesla Motors Showroom (Washington Square)
Tesla Motors Showroom was scheduled to open in Washington
Square Mall in Portland, Oregon. The 2,000 square - foot space had been converted multiple times by previous tenants. As a result, the floors were in severe disrepair. After the old vinyl flooring was removed there were height variations of zero
to three inches throughout the floor. These slopes and gouges had to be addressed before the new tile flooring could be installed. Per Tesla Motors specifications, the finished floor had to be flat and smooth. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 5™ Thin Set Mortar
The Outlet Collection: Seattle
SuperMall, a hybrid mall located in Auburn, Washington, was to be transformed to a premium outlet center known as
The Outlet Collection, Seattle.
SuperMall renovations were to include new flooring, interior rails and light fixtures as well as new concourse furniture
and interior signage. Old tile and hardwood floors were to be replaced with porcelain and glass wall and floor tile. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 5™ Thin Set Mortar
West Springfield High School
The project involves adapting and constructing a model school design on the site and then demolishing the existing building. The phased program accommodated uninterrupted continuity of school operations throughout construction. The new design takes into consideration the Massachusetts High Performance Green Schools
Guidelines and is cognizant of all available energy-saving opportunities. The project is expected to be LEED Silver certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 5
Multiple moisture remediation and tile and stone installation products were originally specified for the flooring project at the new Zara Clothing store being constructed in the Willowbrook Mall. Tile contractor James Floor Covering Inc., had to finalize installation products that could meet the demands of the challenging subfloor while keeping the project on schedule. A total system solution would be preferred that encompassed subfloor preparation through tile grout.