Case Studies

Amarillo High School Large-Format Tile Installation

Long overdue for a remodel, this cafeteria received a fresh look with Laminam tiles.


Long overdue for a remodel, the food facilities at Amarillo High School were in need of a fresh make over. The Amarillo High School large format tile installation gave thehe kitchen/cafeteria remodels modern, clean lines. A competitor’s product failed to install the large-format Laminam tiles properly and new product installation solutions were required.

Tile Used: Laminam by Crossville

Tile Contractor: A-1 Flooring

Tile Distributor: Professional Flooring Supply

General Contractor: A&S General Contractors – Amarillo, TX

Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Lead Architect: Barry Taylor
Lead Interior Architects: Kelli Henson and Jess Westhoff


  • Large-format Laminam tile installation
  • Durable, high-quality installation required
  • Expedited installation timeframe
  • Installers first experience installing Laminam tile


ARDEX Sales Professional Clint Olson and ARDEX Field Technical Representative James Evans were contacted by Professional Flooring Supply to conduct a walk through and give product demonstrations using ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Mortar and ARDEX X 4™ Tile and Stone Mortar. After seeing the unmatched sage resistance ARDEX X 77 offered on the Laminam Tile, A-1 Flooring was convinced ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems products were the best and only choice for installation success.

Project designers Kelli Henson and Jess Westhoff selected three colors of Laminam for the installation. All wall Laminam tiles were set using ARDEX X 77 and floor tiles were set with ARDEX X 4. The installation was eligible for a full ARDEX SystemOne warranty. This Laminam installation is the largest in the United States to date. ARDEX Sales Professional Jory Geigle met with A-1 Flooring installers to discuss two additional school renovation installations using ARDEX tiling products in the near future.