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ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™

MicroteC3 Rapid-Set, Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar

  • Highest levels of freeze thaw resistance - Tested at 150+ freeze thaw cycles (7x greater than the ANSI 118.15 standard requirement of 20 cycles)
  • Maximum efflorescence resistance
  • Outstanding rapid-setting properties, even at temperatures as low as 40⁰F/5⁰C
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Information ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™

ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™ MicroteC3 Rapid-Set, Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar is a revolutionary innovation in mortar technology that is formulated with specialty, high-performance ARDEX cements, polymers and microfibers to deliver maximum protection against the harshest weather conditions and provide the highest levels of efflorescence resistance for exterior tile and stone applications. ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR can be installed over substrates with temperatures as low as 40˚F (5˚C) and can withstand driving rains or be grouted in only 2 hours.

Key Features

  • ARDEX MicroteC3 is the new level in mortar standards:
    • Highest levels of freeze thaw resistance – Tested at 150+ freeze thaw cycles
    • (7 times greater than the ANSI 118.15 standard requirement of 20 cycles)
    • Maximum efflorescence resistance
    • Outstanding rapid-setting properties, even at temperatures as low as 40˚F / 5˚C
    • Heavy and driving rain-resistant after only 2 hours
  • Ideal for tiling on concrete balconies, patios, swimming pools and high-load commercial areas
  • Traffic and grout after just 2 hours
  • Thin to medium bed installations up to 5/8” (15 mm)
  • Extended open time up to 30 minutes
  • Excellent bond strength for setting porcelain, glass, ceramic and most natural stone tiles*
  • Very creamy, easy-to-apply consistency
  • Extra long pot life of 60 minutes
  • For exterior or interior floors and walls

Standards

SystemOne
Microtec® Technology
Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.4
Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.11
Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.15
ISO Classification: C2 FTE S1
WeatherProof

Technical Data ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™

Installation

Mixing Ratio:

5.75 – 6.75 quarts (5.4 – 6.4 L) of water per 40 lbs. (18 kg) bag

*For smaller batches, use 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water by volume

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

1/4” x 1/4” Sq. Notch trowel; 95 sq. ft. (8.8 sq. m)

1/4” x 3/8” x 1/4” Sq. Notch trowel; 75 sq. ft. (7 sq. m)

1/2” x 1/2” Sq. Notch trowel; 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m)

Performance

Open Time: Up to 30 minutes
Pot Life: Approx. 1 hour
Adjustment Time: Approx. 15 – 20 minutes
Time to Grout: 2 hours
Color: Gray
VOC: 0
Packaging: 40 lb. (18 kg) 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

Installation

Mixing Ratio: 5.75 – 6.75 quarts (5.4 – 6.4 L) of water per 40 lbs. (18 kg) bag
(For smaller batches, use 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water by volume.)

Approximate Coverage per 40 lbs. (18 kg) bag:
1/4” x 1/4” Sq. Notch Trowel 95 sq. ft. (8.8 sq. m)

1/4” x 3/8” x 1/4” Sq. Notch Trowel 75 sq. ft. (7 sq. m)

1/2” x 1/2” Sq. Notch Trowel 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m)

Performance

Open Time: Up to 30 minutes
Pot Life: Approx. 1 hour
Adjustment Time: Approx. 15 – 20 minutes
Time to Grout: 2 hours
Color: Gray
VOC: 0
Packaging: 40 lb. (18 kg) 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

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Information ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™

ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™ MicroteC3 Rapid-Set, Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar is a revolutionary innovation in mortar technology that is formulated with specialty, high-performance ARDEX cements, polymers and microfibers to deliver maximum protection against the harshest weather conditions and provide the highest levels of efflorescence resistance for exterior tile and stone applications. ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR can be installed over substrates with temperatures as low as 40˚F (5˚C) and can withstand driving rains or be grouted in only 2 hours.

Key Features

  • ARDEX MicroteC3 is the new level in mortar standards:
    • Highest levels of freeze thaw resistance – Tested at 150+ freeze thaw cycles
    • (7 times greater than the ANSI 118.15 standard requirement of 20 cycles)
    • Maximum efflorescence resistance
    • Outstanding rapid-setting properties, even at temperatures as low as 40˚F / 5˚C
    • Heavy and driving rain-resistant after only 2 hours
  • Ideal for tiling on concrete balconies, patios, swimming pools and high-load commercial areas
  • Traffic and grout after just 2 hours
  • Thin to medium bed installations up to 5/8” (15 mm)
  • Extended open time up to 30 minutes
  • Excellent bond strength for setting porcelain, glass, ceramic and most natural stone tiles*
  • Very creamy, easy-to-apply consistency
  • Extra long pot life of 60 minutes
  • For exterior or interior floors and walls

Standards

SystemOne
Microtec® Technology
Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.4
Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.11
Meets or exceeds ANSI 118.15
ISO Classification: C2 FTE S1
WeatherProof

Technical Data ARDEX X 90 OUTDOOR™

Installation

Mixing Ratio:

5.75 – 6.75 quarts (5.4 – 6.4 L) of water per 40 lbs. (18 kg) bag

*For smaller batches, use 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water by volume

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

1/4” x 1/4” Sq. Notch trowel; 95 sq. ft. (8.8 sq. m)

1/4” x 3/8” x 1/4” Sq. Notch trowel; 75 sq. ft. (7 sq. m)

1/2” x 1/2” Sq. Notch trowel; 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m)

Performance

Open Time: Up to 30 minutes
Pot Life: Approx. 1 hour
Adjustment Time: Approx. 15 – 20 minutes
Time to Grout: 2 hours
Color: Gray
VOC: 0
Packaging: 40 lb. (18 kg) 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

Installation

Mixing Ratio: 5.75 – 6.75 quarts (5.4 – 6.4 L) of water per 40 lbs. (18 kg) bag
(For smaller batches, use 2.5 parts powder to 1 part water by volume.)

Approximate Coverage per 40 lbs. (18 kg) bag:
1/4” x 1/4” Sq. Notch Trowel 95 sq. ft. (8.8 sq. m)

1/4” x 3/8” x 1/4” Sq. Notch Trowel 75 sq. ft. (7 sq. m)

1/2” x 1/2” Sq. Notch Trowel 55 sq. ft. (5 sq. m)

Performance

Open Time: Up to 30 minutes
Pot Life: Approx. 1 hour
Adjustment Time: Approx. 15 – 20 minutes
Time to Grout: 2 hours
Color: Gray
VOC: 0
Packaging: 40 lb. (18 kg) 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

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