Amarillo High School's Cafeteria Renovations
Amarillo High School, Caprock High School and Palo Duro High School had not been renovated in 30 years. The kitchen/cafeteria remodels were to reflect modern, clean lines using cutting edge tile and
installation products. A competitor’s product failed to install the large-format Laminam tiles properly and new product installation solutions were required.
American Airlines Center
There were uneven sections of concrete in various locations. Concrete was breaking around accent lighting installed around the base of the building and around ventilation grates in building sidewalks. The cracking allowed water infiltration. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX CD™ Concrete Dressing
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
Bell MTS Place
The Bell MTS Center, home of the NHL Winnipeg Jets, was scheduled to receive a fresh look makeover and a very tight timeline to do it in. With many moving parts inclusive of porcelain panel staging, material storage, skilled installers and trade schedules – it took a collaborative effort to pull the project together. With strict requirements for installation products, a single-source manufacturer that could provide a solution to all installation challenges was required.
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.
Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel
Located on Toronto Island, Billy Bishop Airport is Canada’s ninth busiest and welcomes more than two million business and leisure travelers each year. The new 550 foot long, 60 foot wide pedestrian tunnel project located 100 feet below ground allows travelers to reach the airport by foot. This tunnel is the first land-link
between Toronto Island and the mainland. Twenty five thousand square feet of 3’ x 3’ (1m x 1m) fiberglass backed porcelain Laminam wall tile were to be installed on walls and 30,000 square feet of 12” x 24”(30cm x 60cm) porcelain tiles on tunnel floors. Originally specified with a competitor’s product, York Marble
decided to look for alternative products that could meet project requirements and perform rapidly. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar
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
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
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
Day Star Television Studio
A television studio required a perfectly level floor over 9,000-square-feet in five rooms. Cameras on wheels require a perfectly level floor on which to maneuver during filming. A 1/8-inch variance would severely distort the picture. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX SD-T® Self-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
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
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
Five Palms Lodge Marine Corps Base, Hawaii
4,000 square-foot floor extended from the inside lobby to
the exterior lanai; Floor must withstand heavy foot traffic including dirty combat boots; Floor must be attractive and easy to clean and maintain. Featured Product: ARDEX PC-M
Four Vines Winery
The finished floor was going to be painted by an artist with various designs so a smooth flat canvas was required. The concrete substrate was going to require some additional preparation. The floor had to be durable to withstand tourist traffic. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX SD-T® Self-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
Herman Clark Stadium
The Herman Clark Stadium was built in 1970. The large sloped concrete façade that makes up the entrance to the stadium had become damaged and deteriorated and was in dire need of restoration. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX FDM™ Full Depth Repair Mortar
Hotel Blackfoot, currently under construction, needed to find the proper materials that could securely and safely install the 3’x5’x ½” polished stone panels on the exterior pillars and entryway ceiling.
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
JFK Center for Performing Arts Opera House Attic
A 30-degree floor slope had to be corrected without damaging existing hollow core precast planking. All 8,000 square feet of the floor was ground by hand to accommodate these requirements. Construction took place after normal business hours. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX CD™ Concrete Dressing
A permanent bond to nautical steel decking was required. Interior steel decks were disbanding. The job must pass stringent U.S. Coast Guard standards. Featured Product: ARDEX K 60 ARDITEX
Lime Ridge Mall
Since the day it opened in August 1981, Lime Ridge has enjoyed its position as the Hamilton area’s dominant shopping centre. With over 200 shops and services, Lime Ridge offers the community the widest variety of fashion retailers carrying the latest styles and hottest brands. Mall renovations were scheduled to take place over a three-month time period. Initially, a standard set thin set was specified for the renovations as newly tiled areas were to be cordoned off. Rapid set products were necessary due to the tight schedule required to keep mall areas open for foot traffic and avoid closures during the busy holiday season. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX X 32™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Rapid Setting Thin-to-Thick Bed Mortar
Repair and restoration of the exterior of a luxury hotel revealed the rebar termination points were corroding causing the concrete to spall and crack. Spalling occurred along the vertical exterior up to the 27th floor. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX B 20™ Overhead & Vertical Repair Mortar
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.
Every year, the National Mall hosts more than 33 million visitors. With constant wear-and-tear the grass field starts to diminish in both appeal and performance. A more sustainable, greener National Mall field was needed that would attract millions more visitors. Stone work along the perimeter of the turf would require granite curbs to be set during the cold March weather of Washington D.C.
Nemacolin Fitness Center
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa planned to unveil in early January, 2017 a fully renovated fitness center. The centerpiece to this project would be a 1,200 square foot gym floor tiled with Dekton Ultra Compact Surfaces 5’ x 5’ Super Format tiles. Adjacent spa areas would remain open during the fitness center renovation. The entire floor construction was to be completed within a one week period.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Orioles Park needed completely renovated dugouts floors which require a smooth, flat, and level substrate for a rubber sports flooring. The dugouts had to be completed before opening day but rain and cold weather were a threat. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX K 301™ Exterior Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
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
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
Renaissance Club Sport
A 7,000-square-foot floor had to be shot blasted, primed, installed, stained and sealed in just eight days. The client required complete the floor layout designs to achieve a gorgeous custom designer floor.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX SD-T® Self-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
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
Spirit of Boston
n 2015, the Spirit of Boston touring ship underwent a complete renovation including removal of the existing flooring down to bare metal. A new glass tile dance floor, as well as porcelain tile, carpet, and rubber tile were to be installed throughout the ship. TileCraft & Carpet and Cooley Marine Management insisted on the highest-quality installation materials able to withstand movement in the metal decking and provide a sanitary, easy-to-maintain finish.
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®
Sterling Plaza Entryway
The original concrete surface entrance way had exposed aggregate. The space was a heavily used drop-off area that needed to be accessible during business hours. The project required minimal downtime and had to be completed in phases. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX CD™ Concrete Dressing
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 Denton Home Croquet Court
Residential lawn to be converted to a Competitive
Level Croquet Court; Specifications require 1/16 (1.5 mm) variance throughout 10,000 sq. ft. (929 m2) area; Unique exterior installation for a competition level croquet court. Featured Products: ARDEX K 301, ARDEX EP 2000 and ARDEX ARDIPEG.
The Jefferson Hotel
The hotel was undergoing major renovations and there was over 8,000 sq. ft. of various surfaces with varying deflections in elevation that required leveling, much of which required intricate measurements. Time lines were tight. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX V 1200™ Self-Leveling Flooring Underlayment
The Meadows Casino
A decorative concrete floor would be the centerpiece of a new casino. The floor was out of plane, the project was delayed due to an antifreeze leak and several cracks had formed in the concrete. There were only seven days to install the floor. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX SD-T® Self-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Topping
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
The Ritz Carlton
The existing tile and grout was cracking with regular construction traffic because the sound insulation system was moving. Compromised areas were determined to have an uneven concrete substrate.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX TL 1000™ Tile Leveler, Self-Leveling Underlayment
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.
West Chester University Graham Natatorium Pool
After 50 years of use, West Chester University decided to renovate the Graham Natatorium Pool used by their men’s and women’s swimming teams, and several local high school and club teams. The pool required a complete overhaul including the removal of all pool deck and interior tiles. After experiencing nothing but product success, Wallover Architects, Inc. specified a complete ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems product line for this pool and all pools
they design—no product substitutions allowed. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX AM 100™ Rapid Set Pre-Tile Smoothing and Ramping Mortar
Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
The 8,500 square foot Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim required the re-grouting of five hot tubs. After a few years of use, exterior hot tubs demanded a grout solution that was UV stable and could withstand constant use and submerged conditions. FEATURED PRODUCT: ARDEX WA™ Epoxy Grout and Adhesive