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By admin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Happy Christmas From Ardex IrelandHappy Christmas and New Year from all at ARDEX IRELAND. Thank you to our clients for your continued support and loyalty. We hope that 2018 has been just as memorable for you as it has been for us. We look forward to working with you in the years to come. We are closed from Friday the 21st of December and we reopen on the 2nd of January. ...
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By admin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
British Standards Codes of Practice UpdatesBS Codes of Practice Updates Adhesive coverage has been addressed, due to the increase in large format and heavy tiles. Previously 50% coverage was required, however the new standard sates “Tiles with a surface area of less than 0.1m², but which weigh more per square metre than 70% of the background’s capacity to carry the weight, should be solidly bedded e.g. the maximum weight of tile that can be supported by Gypsum plaster = 20kg; whereas 9mm thick porcelain t...
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By admin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Efflorescence (Lime/Grout Bloom) on Grouted Tile JointsBy the Ardex UK Technical Department Efflorescence is a well-known construction phenomena that can affect the exposed surface of all products based on Portland Cement. It is a not a product performance issue, rather a chemical reaction deposit that can be mitigated or removed. An example of efflorescence from masonry mortar on brickwork is shown below. The Tile Association describes Efflorescence as “a variety of chemical salts, i.e. carbonates, which can prec...
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By admin on Monday, November 19, 2018
ARDEX Carpet AdhesiveARDEX Carpet Adhesive is a solvent free adhesive with excellent early grab. Read more about our new & improved formula here! ...
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By admin on Friday, November 16, 2018
ARDEX Products During Winter TemperaturesThe use of ARDEX Building Products Ireland’s(ABPIL) products during winter temperatures. We are writing to clarify our recommendations for the use of ABPIL products during cold weather. Our products are designed to work at 20°C. Cold weather impacts the feel and performance of all construction materials. In general, the setting and drying is extended, and the site must take precautions to mitigate this to avoid delays in the schedule. General Informati...
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By admin on Friday, November 16, 2018
Adhesion to Thin Mesh Backed Tiles13th November 2018 From: ARDEX UK Technical Services Department This type of tile is typically a very thin (3-5mm thickness) veneer of porcelain adhered onto a mesh backing. The backing has an almost 100% covering of a fibre “basket weave” mesh which is a barrier to adhesion and prevents tile adhesives adhering to the actual tile. The Tile Association published a document in August 2013 describing the issues of fixing this type of tile, part of which is de...
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By admin on Friday, November 16, 2018
Movement JointsMovement stress whether due to thermal or moisture movement, shrinkage, freezing, or dynamic structural movements, tile and stone installations are subjected to them all. The BS Standards state: Movement joints Stresses in wall and floor tile installations should be controlled by incorporating adequate movement joints. Unless recommendations specific to tiling in specific conditions are given in this part of BS 5385 for materials, design and location of the movement j...
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By admin on Monday, October 15, 2018
Primary Care Facility TuamArdex products were used recently during the new build for the Primary Care Facility Tuam. Main contractor: JJ Rhattigan Sub contractor: Tuam Tile Centre Architect: Simon J Kelly Products Used Ardex MVS95 Residual Moisture Vapour Suppresant ARDEX MVS 95 protects the final floorcovering from residual construction moisture, ensuring fast track flooring installations. ARDEX MVS 95 is ideal for use in new construction or refurbishment projects where a structu...
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By admin on Monday, October 15, 2018
Cahergal National SchoolArdex products were used recently during the new build for Cahergal National School. Main contractor: Coolshivna Construction Sub contractor: Tuam Tile Centre Architect: Simon J Kelly Products Used Ardex MVS95 Residual Moisture Vapour Suppresant ARDEX MVS 95 protects the final floorcovering from residual construction moisture, ensuring fast track flooring installations. ARDEX MVS 95 is ideal for use in new construction or refurbishment projects where a st...
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By admin on Monday, October 15, 2018
Archbishop McHale College TuamArdex products were used recently in the new building extension for Archbishop McHale College Tuam. Main contractor: Coolshivna Construction Sub contractor: Tuam Tile Centre Products Used Ardex MVS95 Residual Moisture Vapour Suppresant ARDEX MVS 95 protects the final floorcovering from residual construction moisture, ensuring fast track flooring installations. ARDEX MVS 95 is ideal for use in new construction or refurbishment projects where a structural dam...
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