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By admin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
New Waterproofing Regulations & What They MeanThe British Standards Institute (BSI) has now released its latest codes of practice for BS 5385-1 (wall and floor tiling in normal internal conditions), and there’s been a step-change in regulations overseeing works in wet areas. Under the new Waterproofing Regulations revision, all substrates should be waterproofed before tiling, even in domestic locations. It’s a positive leap forward that will improve the standards of workmanship for clients in the marketplace, bu...
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By admin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
NEW Solvent Free Contact AdhesiveOur NEW Solvent Free Contact Adhesive has arrived, ARDEX AF 620: • Solvent free formulation and very low emission, • Easy to apply with a short-piled roller, paintbrush or notched trowel, • Floors can receive foot traffic immediately after application. Read more here! ...
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By admin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Wall Preparation for Large Format TilesWith the demand from the customer for Large format wall tiles increasing there are a few key points to consider. Is the wall dry, flat, stable and clean? You must also ask is the substrate suitable for tiling and will it be able for the weight of a tile system. Dry: If you are tiling onto Sand Cement Render you need to ensure it has been allowed three weeks for shrinkage to occur, if it is blockwork adequate time should be left to allow the blocks to dry and the m...
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By admin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
ARDEX P 10 SRARDEX P 10 SR Rapid Hardening Crack Repair Resin Kit is a solvent free polymer modified 2 component silicate resin system. The kit is easy to use and includes stitching pins, mixing/dosing bottles and protective gloves. It can be used for the rapid repair of non-structural cracks, joint sealing and as a rapid hardening general-purpose adhesive. * Easy to use, no mixing equipment required * Fast setting and load bearing in as little as 20 minutes * Full kit provided ...
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By admin on Thursday, July 26, 2018
Lithofin Products To Use At HomeLithofin Sticker Remover Quickly and efficiently removes stickers and labels from nearly all surfaces such as stone, ceramics, glass, metal and similar. Lithofin Stove & Ovenglass Cleaner Cleans quickly and thoroughly – for stoves and oven glass, for fireplace glass, for glass doors, glass parts of microwaves, grills and ovens. Removes soot and burnt-in residues quickly and thoroughly. Read more here. Lithofin Limescale-Away Quickly and efficient...
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By admin on Thursday, July 26, 2018
External TilingBy Damian Groarke ABPIL Ardex and BAL products have been used for years to fix tiles and cladding externally. With more people using tiles outside more and more questions are been asked with respect to External Tiling. A few simple steps will ensure a successful installation. 1. Is the area to be tiled well drained avoid areas with a high water table that will mean the Adhesive, Levelling compound and Grout are not constantly sitting in water especially in winter ...
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By admin on Thursday, July 26, 2018
LUXURY VINYL TILE ADHESIVEWhatever your preferences, or area of use, ARDEX offers you a choice of tile adhesive specifically designed for the installation of Luxury Vinyl Tiles. If your adhesive of choice is a wet set, ARDEX AF 175 has been specially formulated with advanced fibre reinforced technology, perfect for today’s modern floorcoverings. The inclusion of fibres offers 3 main benefits: 1) Minimises lateral movement of the planks during installation 2) Eliminates adhesive squeez...
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By admin on Thursday, July 26, 2018
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO BS 5385-1 WALL AND FLOOR TILINGPOSTED BY PHILIP JENKINS BUILDING ADHESIVES As part of the five-year review of British Standards and reflecting changes within the tiling industry since 2009 – BS 5385 Part 1: 2018 has now been published. One significant change made was to exclude the use of plywood as a background material for the direct fixing of ceramic wall and natural stone tiles. A significant uplift in the use of tile backer boards – such as BAL Board – and a wide variation in qual...
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By admin on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Ardex A18When mixed with water, ARDEX A 18 produces a slurry ideal for bonding ARDEX Screed Cements. It can also be used for joining daywork joints when a new bay is laid against a set and hardened screed. 1. Produces a slurry ideal for bonding ARDEX Screed Cements 2. High adhesion strength maximises the bond between the screed and the substrate 3. Colour change reduces the risk of the application of screeds into dry bonding slurries 4. 60 minute pot life 5. 15 minute open...
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By admin on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Ardex In Knock Parish ChurchArdex products were used on the recent refurbishment of The Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel. Following on from the successful use of Ardex and BAL products in the Basilica, a number of Ardex products were used on this project including Ardex DPM1C, Ardex P82 and Ardex K15 Ardex AF275 Rubber Adhesive and Ardex AF480ms timber adhesive. The Porcelain Tiles were supplied by TileStyle and were stuck using BAL Pourable One and grouted using BAL Micromax2 Grou...
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