Things were heating up at the Aguadilla firehouse.
Renovations were underway and the plan was to install
high performance Amtico® rubber flooring in pedestrian
areas. Unfortunately, the slab had deflections of as much
as 3”, and relative humidity readings up to 95% - well
above the flooring manufacturer’s recommendation.
Alameda Case Study PCT
The ARDEX Polished Concrete System™ provides an integrated system of products and processes to install and process a polished overlay with high-performance, reliable and repeatable results. Due to self-leveling properties of the PC-T topping, the substrate was able to be poured flat and level, which was a strict requirement for the state-of-the-art server equipment. In addition, the proposed finish needed to be extremely smooth to install critical, fiber-optic and data cables which could not be damaged because a single section of compromised cable on a project of this scale could take weeks to discover and repair.
Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre
Adlers Main Tile & Carpet Co., LTD, consulted ARDEX for a
cost efficient quick resolution to high RH readings. ARDEX developed a solution to address the high moisture readings and need for a level and flat floor in only one weekend. Featured Product: ARDEX K 60(TM) ARDITEX
ARDEX Americas Corporate Marketing
A new building was designed to showcase ARDEX products. PANDOMO® Loft was specified for common areas and walkways, tile for kitchen and bathroom walls, carpet for cubicle and private office floors, and PANDOMO® W1 for accent walls in each office. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX PANDOMO® W1 Decorative Finishing Compound (White)
The new Audi dealership in Blainville, Canada was about to begin construction on its 14,000 square feet service center and surrounding drive-throughs. Flooring installation products had not yet been selected, due to the high demand for a single source manufacturer that could meet the strict requirements for waterproofing and uncoupling. The lead contractors also highly preferred a single source manufacturer whose products were backed by a comprehensive warranty.
Automobiles Guy Beaudoin Showroom
The Automobiles Guy Beaudoin dealership was starting a complete remodel and expansion of their current showroom floor and auto parts department. New and existing concrete slabs were in juxtaposition. The showroom subfloor had an epoxy coating that could not be mechanically removed, due to concerns of dust affecting the remaining open areas of the dealership. Though flooring installation products had not yet been selected, the demand for a single source manufacturer that could meet strict requirements, such as true uncoupling to overcome the concrete slab issues, was of the highest concern. A full system warranty for all manufactured products was also required.
Bed Bath & Beyond Satélite Mexico
The existing ceramic tile was in bad shape, and this 20,082 sq. ft. store was due to open soon. A smooth substrate was vital for the high performance vinyl flooring to be installed, and the size of the installation made material logistics a challenge. To top it off, the flooring installation could not interfere with other trades who also had to meet the tight deadline.
Best Chevy Car Dealership
General Motors requires its dealerships to undergo showroom renovations every five years to maintain a chic and inviting atmosphere. In keeping with these requirements, Best Chevrolet Hingham was to install new 16 x 16 porcelain tiles in its showroom. Roth & Seelen, Inc., wanted to install the new tiles on top of existing 12 x 12 porcelain tiles, but was concerned new tile joints might line up with old tile joints and become unstable causing lippage and tripping hazards. The new floor would have to withstand heavy vehicle loads (i.e. Chevy Suburban) rolled on the sales floor using hard casters. As many as 15 vehicles are displayed on the showroom floor at one time. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77
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
Click Bond’s factory in Watertown, CT was about to undertake a 4,600 - sq. ft. flooring remodel. Employee productivity could not be impeded due to the flooring work, so minimalizing worker interference was extremely important. Total replacement of the existing floor was not cost prohibited so finding a solution that could utilize the existing subfloor would be needed.
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
A 500-square-foot galley had three inches of build up on the metal deck. It needed primed and smoothed. The boat was scheduled to be seaworthy just four days. While the floor was being installed, other trades also needed access to the boat for repairs. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 15 Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment
F.H. Corky Smith Gymnasium Courts & Sports
During a remodel of the gymnasium entry way, concession stand and common areas two major sub-floor issues were discovered as renovations began. Vapor emission testing revealed areas of the existing slab were above 90% RH.
After existing tiles were demolished, cracks in the sub-floor were discovered. Before tile installation could proceed, these cracks had to be filled and made flush with the existing subfloor. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ RAPID One-Coat Moisture Control System for Concrete to Receive ARDEX Underlayments
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
Fulton Street, Brooklyn
• Renovation – 35,000 ft2 at 1/2” (3,251 m2 at 12 mm) deep
• Limited street access due to narrow, single lane road in Brooklyn
• 63 Super Sacks of ARDEX V 1200™
• Fast-track installation needed
Harding Academy is a private co-educational day school serving kindergarten through eighth grade in Nashville, Tennessee. The board of directors decided to polish the second floor of the Harding Academy Middle School Building. Because the existing concrete was not suitable to receive a concrete stain and polish, a new self-leveling overlay had to be applied. This new floor was to be installed on the second floor of the building causing some weight load concerns. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX PC-T™ Polished Concrete Topping - Gray
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
Jersey Embankment House
New precast plank decks were severely out of tolerance; Precast planks received a rough-screed concrete topping; Topping required self-leveling course to make a flat and smooth surface; 150,000 ft2 / five - floor installation; a two - week deadline. Featured: ARDIFLO Pumping Systems CUBE
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
30,000 ft2 on three floors; Freshly poured slabs with high RH; Fast-track installation. Featured Product: ARDEX Concrete Management Systems
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™
The floor must be flat relative to the pallet racking adjacent to the lift truck aisles. As the mast on the lift truck raises, it must remain parallel to the pallet racking, or the mast may make contact with the racking.
Even a small variation in floor flatness may make it difficult or impossible to keep the lift mast from contacting the racking.
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
National Art Gallery
As the monument to Canadian Artistry, the National Art Gallery
in Ottawa, Ontario deserved 11,000 sq. ft. of much needed
renovations. A new concrete slab was just poured for the
expansion of the Gallery but slopes and deviations up to an
inch made the substrate a poor canvas for the new flooring.
Observer Building Dallas
Gaedeke Group, owners of the Dallas Observer Building, wanted to rejuvenate the building’s facade and create more curb appeal.
Not only would removal of existing concrete be time-consuming and costly, the outdoor plaza area is located over an underground parking garage, making the removal of concrete impossible. Featured Products: ARDEX CD FINE, CONCRETE GUARD, ARDIFIX.
O'Reilly Auto Parts Warehouse
O’Reilly Auto Parts began a $32.9 million rennovation project on a 375,000 square-foot warehouse in Devens with plans to convert an existing building into an automated distribution center with 20,700 square-feet of office space. More than 6,100 square feet of large-format tile was to be installed in lobby areas, hallways, bathrooms and a cafeteria. After existing flooring was removed, large areas of uneven floors were discovered. Before tiles could be installed, leveling
and crack isolation measures were required. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX Liquid BackerBoard® Self-Leveling Underlayment for Interior Wood and Concrete Subfloors
Parking Garage - Atlanta, GA
When the original pour took place the crew was short by 3 or 4 people. As a result, the required broom finish on the concrete was not completed with the original pour. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX CD™ Concrete Dressing
The building owner of a multi-use warehouse and business facility, wanted to resurface the facade of this multipurpose building located in Dallas. This tilt wall building surface was worn, spalled and cracked requiring significant repairs and painting. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX OVP™ Overhead Vertical Patch
Ritz Carlton Residences
The balconies offering a waterline view required three-inch keystone caps that caused water pooling putting these prestigious residences at risk for moisture damage and stagnate water pooling. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX ERM™ Exterior Ramp Mortar
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.
State Farm Customer Service Office
As part of a major North Texas expansion project, State Farm Insurance desired to relocate and grow its customer service operations facilities. The company leased on a 400,000 square-foot office building. As renovations began, many issues were discovered in the building floors. Deep floor fills were required in old bathroom locations removed during renovation. Texas Concrete Restoration, Inc. needed to fill these areas and install new flooring four days later. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FP™ Form and Pour
Four-story building with existing, cast-in-place concrete; 30,000 ft2 per floor; Concrete slabs were extremely rough and un-level with
variations up to four inches; Developer needed to work within a budget and explored various solutions to address out-of-level conditions, including milling the slabs to minimize depths.
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
Several beams were in need of repair due to the failure of the sealant at the expansion joints. Water penetrated these joints causing the rebar to rust and expand. The spalling and cracking concrete on overhead beams created an unsafe environment. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX BONDING & ANTI-CORROSION AGENT™
95,000 ft2 needed to be leveled fast; Moisture readings were high in repaired sections of the slab; Barrel mixing with a crew of at least eight would take up to ten business days; 120-foot wide footprint presented the risk for cold joints between pours. Featured Product: ARDEX K 10, CUBE
VA Hospital Mental Health Pavilion
A new, six-story health facility could not risk moisture induced flooring failures. Because of the short installation time frame, there were concerns that the newly poured concrete slabs would not have sufficient dry time.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX MC™ PLUS Moisture Control System
This lease is the largest commercial construction lease in the history of Boston and is also the current largest private sector construction project in the country. Once construction started, ARDEX Sales Professionals Barry Cullen and Michael Harris were called to discuss moisture mitigation and self-leveling underlayment recommendations for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Tower B. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX V 1200
Watertower Place Apartment Complex
Watertower Place Apartment Complex in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is a modern community with upscale amenities and an excellent location. The building is situated at the bottom of an industrial area on a sloped hill where rain water and other external moisture sources run towards the building. The building had no landscaping or other barriers to block and absorb environmental water and moisture. As a result, the vinyl floors in the offices, community areas and recreation room were in need of rapid renovation and repair. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 32