WEBINAR: Super Format Tile, the New Generation of Tile
Join us on July 20 at 1:00 pm Central Daylight time for a one-hour educational webinar.
The evolution of tile and stone in recent years has provided endless design and application possibilities. The adaptation of innovative press and print technologies has provided materials that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely durable. The trend has also been to transition to ever larger format tiles – they are now available in sizes as large as 5’ X 12’ in facial dimension, with thicknesses ranging from 3 mm to 3 cm and thicker.
In this one-hour educational webinar topics covered will include: the evolution of tile from ceramics to porcelain, review the importance of proper substrate preparation, proper tools and handling techniques for super format tiles, as well as selecting the appropriate installation products. Finally, we’ll review the most current industry guidelines as developed by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), specific to the installation of gauged (super format) porcelain tile panels and slabs.
About the Presenter:
Pat Renne, ARDEX Business Developer, Key Accounts, Tile & Stone Installation Systems, has years of hands-on knowledge and experience of the tiling industry. Growing up in a family owned tile and stone business, Pat mastered the ins and outs of owning and operating a family business and maintaining integrity through proper and successful installation practices. Over the years, Pat has been involved with the sales, estimating and installation of residential and commercial projects. He joined ARDEX in 2014 and currently works in business development and manages relationships with complimentary manufacturing partners for the Tile & Stone Installation Systems division.
Tile Solutions: #FlexBoneFriday
When we asked Tile Solutions owner Jayme Smith what he loves about ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane, here’s what he had to say. Jayme recently used FLEXBONE in a beautiful home on Lake Sacandaga, New York.
« My favorite feature is how easy the product fills in compared to its competitors. Couple that with using ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar [ my go to favorite] it’s a win-win. Of course I recommend this to other installers, as its a premium quality product like many other ARDEX products I’ve used. »
Growing, Growing and Growing!
The ARDEX team continues to grow. Check out some new hires that have recently joined us! And while you’re at it, check out our job openings too!
Drew Sinquefield – Drew has been hired as a Sales Professional, Tile & Stone Installation System, as part of the Northern Texas Team. In this position he will report Michael Frey, Regional Sales Manager, South West. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.
Doyle Cave -Doyle has been hired as Sales Professional to support the Western Canadian Team. In this position he will report to Don Brletic, Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada. Doyle was previously employed with Mapei Canada. When he is not working he enjoys coaching and playing hockey.
Jared Johnson – Jared has been hired as a Sales Professional to support the Carolina Team. In this position he will report to Andy Smith, Regional Sales Manager, Carolinas’ and DC Metro area. Jared enjoys going to the beach and spending time with his 3 year old daughter when he is not working.
Carl Roberts – Carl has been hired as a Sales Professional to support our Mexico Sales Team in Puerto Rico. In this position he will report to Jorge Garza, Division Manager, Latin America. Carl was previously employed with AOR building Supplies in San Juan PR. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family.
Naun Grado – Naun has been hired as a Sales Professional to support our Mexico Sales Team. In this position he will report to Jorge Garza, Division Manager, Latin America
Matt Lavery – Matt has been hired to work in our Aliquippa Production Facility. In this position he will report to Dan McLaughlin, Aliquippa Plant Supervisor. Matt was previously employed with Universal Refractories. In his free time he coaches 8th grade football and basketball.
Joey Tisak – Joey has been hired to work in our Aliquippa Production Facility. In this position he will report to Dan McLaughlin, Aliquippa Plant Supervisor. Joe has been self-employed for the past 7 years. When he is not working he enjoys watching sports.
Jeremy McCrackin – Jeremy has been hired to work in our Dallas Production Facility. In this position he will report to Scott Carroll, Dallas Plant Supervisor. Jeremy was previously employed with National LandCare. He has been working as a temporary employee with ARDEX for the past 6 months.
Annual Reception With Friends in Las Vegas – All Winners Here!
On January 18th in Las Vegas, ARDEX Americas once again held their annual “Reception with Friends” customer event which gathers industry friends from all over North America, represented by Distributors, Contractors, Architects and Association Partners. From jumbo shrimp to sleight of hand magic, ARDEX friends from Canada, Mexico and the United States filled the Paris Las Vegas Hotel ballroom and enjoyed a night of relaxation, food and entertainment. Mark Walsh, ARDEX Director of Sales – US remarked, “The event gets bigger each year. Friends from tiling to flooring and friends old and new, this event allows us to celebrate 2016 and look forward to an exciting 2017”.
EJ Welch Hosts ARDEX Demo Day in Davenport, IA!
Hey Davenport, Iowa installers! E.J. Welch Company is hosting an ARDEX extravaganza Wednesday, January 25 from 2-6 pm. Be sure to stop by! ARDEX leveling and tiling products and the ARDEX team there to answer questions/conduct demos. See you there!
EJ Welch Company
5920 Fremont ave
The « Rite » Way to Start the Week
#FlexBoneFriday – Full ARDEX System at Audi Dealership
Les Planchers JB of Blainville, QC, Canada will soon complete an Audi car dealership using a full ARDEX tiling installation system. The 14,000 square foot showroom features ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane, ARDEX SK 175™ Waterproofing Membrane and Vapor Retarder for Tile & Stone Installations, ARDEX AF 207™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid Set Uncoupling Membrane Bonding Adhesive, ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar and ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout.
ARDEX UI 740 is the PERFECT solution – a high load-bearing uncoupling membrane ideal for large format tile in high traffic areas like car dealerships!!
It’s#TileTuesday… Starring StoneMan Construction
StoneMan Construction owner Jason McDaniel is a tiling pro – here are some of our favorite installations he has done using ARDEX tiling products. Jason, thanks for being a loyal ARDEX installer!
Featuring: ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar Photos Courtesy: Jason McDaniel/StoneMan Construction
We spy the ARDEX sponge!
#FlexBoneFriday Feature: Cutting Edge Tile, Inc.
Cutting Edge Tile, Inc owner Carl J. Leonard recently installed ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane in a residential laundry room. They used ARDEX AF 207™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid Set Uncoupling Membrane Bonding Adhesive to adhere the FLEXBONE and then waterproofed and taped seams with ARDEX SK MESH™ Reinforcement Fabric for Waterproofing and Crack Isolation. 8″x 24″x 1/2″ Quartzite tiles were placed in a 50% offset pattern with ARDEX X 77™MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar.
When asked about his crew’s experience using FLEXBONE, Carl stated: « We choose Flexbone over other uncoupling underlayments because of the strength, ease of installation and less thinset consumption. There’s substantial less back full with this product. This is a definite benefit to my installations. »
#ManInTheVan Visits Ikea in Burbank, CA
The ARDEX Man in the Van never rests….here he is conducting an ARDEX CD™ Concrete Dressing job start at IKEA in Burbank, CA!