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ARDEX X 78™ MICROTEC®

Semi-Pourable Tile and Stone Mortar

  • Open time: 60 minutes
  • Excellent flexibility and strength
  • Outstanding coverage: 105 sq. ft. (9.75 sq. m)
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Information ARDEX X 78™ MICROTEC®

ARDEX X 78 ™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced, Semi-Pourable, Polymer Modified Tile and Stone Mortar is formulated to provide high bond strength and flexibility, making it ideal for the installation of large format tiles in high traffic areas. Its unique, semi-pourable consistency makes application over large areas fast and easy. Also, it provides excellent contact upon setting eliminating the need to back butter the tile in most instances.

Key Features

  • Use for setting porcelain, glass, quarry, ceramic, all types of mosaic and most natural stone* tiles
  • Use over exterior concrete and masonry surfaces, as well as over common interior surfaces, including exterior grade plywood
  • Extended open time of up to 60 minutes – double the ISO standard
  • Especially suited for large format tile installations
  • Very high bond strength, highly flexible for excellent shear resistance
  • Unique, semi-pourable consistency makes it extremely easy to mix and apply
  • Ideal for high traffic areas
  • Special additives virtually eliminate the risk of efflorescence
  • Use for interior and exterior floors and horizontal surfaces
  • Outstanding coverage – 105 sq. ft. (9.75 sq. m) per bag with 1/4″ Sq. Notch trowel
  • 4 hour pot life

Standards

Meets or exceeds ANSI A 118.4
Meets or exceeds ANSI A 118.11
Meets or exceeds ANSI A 118.15
ISO Classification: C2 FE(E) S1
Microtec® Technology
SystemOne

Technical Data ARDEX X 78™ MICROTEC®

Installation

Mixing Ratio:

6 3/4 to 7 1/2 (6 1/4 to 7 L) of water per 40 lb. (18 kg) bag

*For smaller batches, use 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 parts powder to 1 part water by volume

Approximate Coverage per 40 lb. (18 kg) bag:

1/4″ x 1/4″ Sq. Notch towel; 105 sq. ft. (9.75 sq. m) per bag

1/4″ x 3/8″ x 1/4″ Sq. Notch towel; 75 sq. ft. (6.97 sq. m) per bag

1/2″ x 1/2″ Sq. Notch towel; 50 sq. ft. (4.65 sq. m) per bag

Performance

Open Time: Up to 60 minutes
Pot Life: 4 hours
Working Time: Up to 15 minutes
Time to Grout: 24 hours
Colors: Gray, White
VOC: 0
Packaging: 40 lb. (18 kg) net weight bag
Storage: Store in a cool, dry area. Do not leave bags exposed to sun.
Shelf Life: 1 year, if unopened
Warranty: ARDEX L.P. Standard Limited Warranty applies

For complete product technical information, click on the Downloads tab and open the Technical Data download.

Information ARDEX X 78™ MICROTEC®

ARDEX X 78 ™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced, Semi-Pourable, Polymer Modified Tile and Stone Mortar is formulated to provide high bond strength and flexibility, making it ideal for the installation of large format tiles in high traffic areas. Its unique, semi-pourable consistency makes application over large areas fast and easy. Also, it provides excellent contact upon setting eliminating the need to back butter the tile in most instances.

Key Features

  • Use for setting porcelain, glass, quarry, ceramic, all types of mosaic and most natural stone* tiles
  • Use over exterior concrete and masonry surfaces, as well as over common interior surfaces, including exterior grade plywood
  • Extended open time of up to 60 minutes – double the ISO standard
  • Especially suited for large format tile installations
  • Very high bond strength, highly flexible for excellent shear resistance
  • Unique, semi-pourable consistency makes it extremely easy to mix and apply
  • Ideal for high traffic areas
  • Special additives virtually eliminate the risk of efflorescence
  • Use for interior and exterior floors and horizontal surfaces
  • Outstanding coverage – 105 sq. ft. (9.75 sq. m) per bag with 1/4″ Sq. Notch trowel
  • 4 hour pot life

Standards

Meets or exceeds ANSI A 118.4
Meets or exceeds ANSI A 118.11
Meets or exceeds ANSI A 118.15
ISO Classification: C2 FE(E) S1
Microtec® Technology
SystemOne

Technical Data ARDEX X 78™ MICROTEC®

Installation

Mixing Ratio:

6 3/4 to 7 1/2 (6 1/4 to 7 L) of water per 40 lb. (18 kg) bag

*For smaller batches, use 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 parts powder to 1 part water by volume

Approximate Coverage per 40 lb. (18 kg) bag:

1/4″ x 1/4″ Sq. Notch towel; 105 sq. ft. (9.75 sq. m) per bag

1/4″ x 3/8″ x 1/4″ Sq. Notch towel; 75 sq. ft. (6.97 sq. m) per bag

1/2″ x 1/2″ Sq. Notch towel; 50 sq. ft. (4.65 sq. m) per bag

Performance

Open Time: Up to 60 minutes
Pot Life: 4 hours
Working Time: Up to 15 minutes
Time to Grout: 24 hours
Colors: Gray, White
VOC: 0
Packaging: 40 lb. (18 kg) net weight bag
Storage: Store in a cool, dry area. Do not leave bags exposed to sun.
Shelf Life: 1 year, if unopened
Warranty: ARDEX L.P. Standard Limited Warranty applies

For complete product technical information, click on the Downloads tab and open the Technical Data download.