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PREMIUM PERFORMANCE

SYSTEM ARDEX
Flooring Products and Substrate Preparation Systems
Table of Contents
ARDEX Innovation 4
ARDEX Support 5
System ARDEX 5
Floor Preparation Overview 6
ARDEX and Our Environment 6
Ardex Low VOC Products 7
Flooring Tools 8

Quick Guide Floor Preparation Selection Tables


Table 1 Substrates to receive textile coverings 10
Table 2 Substrates to receive vinyl and linoleum coverings 11
Table 3 Substrates to receive timber coverings 12

Priming, Admix, Sealing, Sand and Aggregate


ARDEX P 51 Porous Substrate Primer 14
ARDEX P 82 Non Porous Substrate Primer 14
ARDEX E 25 Tensile Enhancer for ARDEX levelling compounds 15
ARDEX WPM 163 Penetrative Concrete Sealer and Incontinence Barrier 15
ARDEX Aggregate Graded 2-5mm aggregate for bulking approved ARDEX Compounds 16
ARDEX Sand Graded kiln dry sand for priming and bulking approved
ARDEX Compounds 16

Moisture Control and Waterproof Membranes


ARDEX WPM 002 Waterproof Membrane 18
ARDEX WPM 300 Substrate Moisture Barrier and Green Slab Primer 18

CEMENTITIOUS FLOOR PREPARATION PRODUCTS


Ardurapid High Performance Self Levelling Smoothing Compounds
ARDEX A 55 Ultra Rapid Drying Levelling and Smoothing Compound 20
ARDEX K 15 Rapid Drying Self Levelling Smoothing Compound 20

Special Application Compounds for Internal Levelling and Smoothing


ARDITEX NA Universal Self Levelling Smoothing Compound 22
ARDEX K 12 Levelling and Smoothing Compound 22
ARDEX K 11 Thin Smoothing Compound 23
ARDEX K 005 Bulk-Fill Levelling Compound 23
ARDEX K 250 Levelling Compound 24
Ardurapid Skimming Compound and Repair Mortars
ARDEX A 45 Internal Rapid Dry Repair Mortar 26
ARDEX Feather Finish Rapid Drying Smoothing Compound 26

Wear Surface Toppings


ARDEX K 10 Workable Smoothing and Ramping Compound 28
ARDEX K 80 Rapid Drying Self Levelling Wear Surface Topping 28

External Levelling and Patching


ARDEX A 46 External Patching Compound 30
ARDEX K 301 External Self Levelling Topping 30

FLOOR COVERING ADHESIVES


Introduction to ARDEX Adhesives 32
Solvent Free and Low VOC 32
Recommendations for Best Adhesive Practice 33

Adhesives
ARDEX AF 142 Fast Grab Vinyl Adhesive 34
ARDEX AF 143 Pressure Sensitive Vinyl Adhesive 34
ARDEX AF 164 Sheet Vinyl Adhesive 35
ARDEX AF 224 Carpet Seam Adhesive 35
ARDEX AF 245 Universal Sheet Carpet Adhesive 36
ARDEX AF 266 Outdoor Grass Carpet Adhesive 36
ARDEX AF 545 Heavy Duty Epoxy Adhesive 37
ARDEX AF 675 Vinyl Skirting Contact Adhesive 37
ARDEX AF 745 Linoleum Adhesive 38
ARDEX CA 20P Multipurpose Construction Adhesive and Sealant 38
ARDEX AF 2420 Parquet Adhesive 39

Architectural Specification Guideline 40

APPENDIX
Ongoing Professional Development 42
ARDEX Innovation
ARDEX specialises in high quality construction materials for substrate
preparation, levelling floors, waterproofing and the fixing of surface
materials. The history of ARDEX began with self levelling and smoothing
cements over 50 years ago.
As the inventors of self levelling and smoothing compounds ARDEX products
including Ardit, Feather Finish and Ardurapid K 15 are firmly established as
benchmarks for flooring worldwide.

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ARDEX Support
ARDEX products are backed by a team of Technical Support Specialists and Sales
Professionals dedicated to one goal – eliminate guesswork, take time and risk out
of the flooring installation.

ARDEX supports building professionals complete successful projects by:


•  The largest field team of trained professionals
•  Project specific installation recommendations
•  Job start up and walk through support
•  Local and national training
•  Contractor recommendation

System ARDEX
ARDEX is committed to developing products that are easy to use and offer high performance.
ARDEX products, systems and services are designed to ensure professional contractors the
competitive advantage of a lower total cost of installation through superior performance.
ARDEX flooring products are designed to work together for total reliability and performance.
Each product is the careful result of research and development combining the input of
contractors, specifiers and installers to ensure absolute product compatibility.
We call this System ARDEX.
For information on products, field support, customer service, training products
or product demonstrations please contact us on 1800 224 070 in Australia and
3384 3029 in New Zealand.

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Floor Preparation Overview
The key to success when installing ARDEX products is to achieve a good bond
between the substrate and the ARDEX topping. Concrete floors must be solid,
mechanically prepared clean and free of all foreign contaminants. Unprepared
and contaminated slabs are the main cause of expensive and avoidable failure.
All substrates must be assessed and tested for moisture. Where moisture exceeds 5.5%
or 70% RH a moisture barrier must be first applied. Moisture vulnerable slabs such as below
grade, cracked or where vapour barriers are incomplete, missing or of unknown condition
a moisture membrane should be installed regardless of actual moisture content.
Each compound is thoroughly mixed with a mechanical drill and poured onto the prepared
and primed concrete. The compound is spread across the floor to thickness with a height
adjustable ARDEX Spreader then smoothed with an ARDEX smoothing trowel.
Where new or unusual circumstances are encountered specific project
recommendations should be sought from ARDEX Technical Services.

ARDEX and our Environment


As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment ARDEX is constantly improving our
existing range and developing new products to reduce our ecological footprint. Our newly
developed ARDEX K 12 has been designed to use less water which will save approximately
25,000 litres of water on building sites per year. ARDEX A 55 Ultra Rapid Self Levelling and
Smoothing Compound has been engineered to self level at 2mm reducing material
consumption by 33%.
The indoor air quality of buildings is also enhanced by using ARDEX products. As shown in the
table overpage, the performance leading and most commonly used ARDEX flooring products
have been independently tested to the Green Building Council Green Star Specification for
Office Design (IEQ-11) and Office Interior (IEQ-13).

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ardex low voc products
ARDEX new and existing products are currently being independently tested for VOC content.
Please contact ARDEX Australia for an up-to-date list.
For these and other ARDEX products contact ARDEX Technical Services 1800 224 070
for copies of VOC TEST Certificates.

ARDEX Products tested to Green Star IEQ-11 and IEQ-13 Specification


ARDEX Feather Finish Rapid Drying Smoothing Compound
ARDEX A 55 Ultra Rapid Drying Levelling and Smoothing Compound

ARDEX K 80 Rapid Drying Industrial Levelling Compound

ARDEX K 15 Rapid Drying Self Levelling Smoothing Compound

ARDEX K 12 Levelling and Smoothing Compound


ARDEX A 45 Internal Rapid Dry Repair Mortar
ARDEX WPM 002 Waterproof Membrane
ARDEX WPM 300 Substrate Moisture Barrier and Green Slab Primer
ARDEX P 51 Substrate Primer
ARDEX AF 142 Fast Grab Vinyl Adhesive
ARDEX AF 143 Pressure Sensitive Vinyl Adhesive
ARDEX AF 164 Sheet Vinyl Adhesive

ARDEX AF 224 Carpet Seam Adhesive

ARDEX AF 245 Universal Sheet Carpet Adhesive


ARDEX AF 545 Heavy Duty Epoxy Adhesive
ARDEX AF 745 Linoleum Adhesive

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Flooring Tools
ARDEX compounds are the result of complex research and development.
Each compound contains special resins, polymers, sands, cements and micro additives.
ARDEX tools are designed to make the mixing of ARDEX compounds, accurate,
complete and to facilitate installation. Incorrect mixing and application may result
in segregation, poor bonding or product underperformance.

ARDEX Tools include:

Water Gauging Bucket Mixing Paddle Hand Smoothing Trowel

Thickness Gauging Rake Stand Up Trowel Zec Grinding Disc


600mm and 1200mm

Clear Mixing Pail 20 L

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quick GUIDE
FLOOR
PREPARATION
selection tables

quick Guide
FLOOR PREPARARTION
selection tables
TABLE 1

Substrates to Receive TEXTILE coverings


TEXTILE
Prefered ARDEX Underlayment
A 55 K 15 K 12 K 11 Feather Finish
Main application Rapid Performance Economical Thin Skim
Smoothing Levelling Levelling Smoothing Smoothing
Ready for carpet 1 to 2 hours 16 hours From From From
24 hours 24 hours 15 minutes
Application thickness Feather to Feather to Feather to 2 to 8mm Feather to 3mm
any depth any depth 25mm
Curing technology ARDURAPID ARDURAPID Hydration Hydration ARDURAPID
Substrate
Dry Concrete BEST BEST BETTER GOOD BEST (Skim)
Damp Concrete BEST*
Moisture Vulnerable Concrete BEST*
Rough Screed Concrete BEST
Timber Strip Floor GOOD** BEST
Sheet Timber BEST
and Sheet Underlay
Steel Floors BEST**
Over Ceramic / Quarry Tiles BEST BEST GOOD
Existing Vinyl BEST

* When used with ARDEX moisture barrier system


** Contact ARDEX Technical Services for advice

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TABLE 2

Substrates to Receive vinyl AND linoleum coverings


resilient
A 55 K 15 K 12 Feather Finish
Main application Rapid Performance Economical Skim
Smoothing Levelling Levelling Smoothing
Ready for vinyl and linoleum 1 to 2 hours 16 hours From From
24 hours 15 minutes
Application thickness Feather to Feather to Feather to Feather to 3mm
any depth any depth 25mm
Curing technology ARDURAPID ARDURAPID Hydration ARDURAPID
Substrate
Dry Concrete BEST BEST BETTER BEST (Skim)
Damp Concrete BEST*
Moisture Vulnerable Concrete BEST*
Rough Screed Concrete BEST
Timber Strip Floor BEST**
Sheet Timber and Sheet Underlay BEST
Steel Floors BEST**
Over Cerramic/Quarry Tiles BEST BEST GOOD
Existing Vinyl BEST

* When used with ARDEX moisture barrier system


** Contact ARDEX Technical Services for advice

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TABLE 3

Substrates to Receive TIMBER coverings


TIMBER
A 55 K 15
Main application Rapid Smoothing Performance Levelling
Ready for timber 1 to 2 hours 16 hours
Application thickness Feather to any depth Feather to any depth
Curing technology ARDURAPID ARDURAPID
Substrate
Dry Concrete BEST BEST
Damp Concrete BEST*
Moisture Vulnerable Concrete BEST*
Rough Screed Concrete BEST
Timber Strip Floor BEST**
Sheet Timber and Sheet Underlay BEST**
Steel Floors BEST**

* When used with ARDEX moisture barrier system


** Contact ARDEX Technical Services for advice

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Priming, Admix,
Sealing, Sand
and Aggregate

Priming, Admix, Sealing,


Sand and Aggregate
ARDEX P 51 ARDEX P 82

POROUS SUBSTRATE PRIMER NON POROUS SUBSTRATE PRIMER

ARDEX P 51 is a water based primer, precoat, ARDEX P 82 is a water based two component
bonding agent and pore closer for concrete synthetic resin primer and bonding agent for
substrates. As a pore closer ARDEX P 51 application of ARDEX Underlayments on dense
prevents air bubbles rising from substrates and smooth substrates. Substrates include
and creating defects in the underlayments. 35+MPa concrete, wood and wood based
panels, terrazzo, glazed and quarry tiles
Application and steel decking.
• Internal dry surfaces only
Application
Coverage • Internal dry surfaces only
• 6-10m2 per litre onto porous concrete
Coverage
• Up to 50m2 per 5 litre container
• 5-10m2 per litre onto non porous concrete
when diluted with 10 litres water
Drying time
Dilute
• From 3 hours depending on temperature,
• 1:2 parts with water
ventilation and substrate conditions.
Drying time
Packaging
• From 1 hour depending on temperature,
• 2kg and 8kg kit
ventilation and substrate conditions

Packaging

• Box containing 4 x 5 litre containers

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ARDEX E 25 ARDEX WPM 163

Tensile Enhancer FOR ARDEX Penetrative Concrete Sealer


LEVELLING COMPOUNDS and Incontinence Barrier

ARDEX E 25 is a liquid admixture designed ARDEX WPM 163 is a clear water based
to enhance tensile strength, improve surface penetrative sealer for internal and outdoor
toughness and increase flexibility of selected concrete surfaces. Being very low in odour
ARDEX compounds. ARDEX WPM 163 is particularly suitable for
incontinence barriers in health care institutions.
Used particularly with ARDEX K 15 in
applications including levelling over tiles Installation
or ARDEX WPM 300 moisture barrier.
Also used in high traffic areas to resist • Roll, brush or spray
indentations from heavy loads. Substrates
Application • Concrete, cement renders, sandstone,
• For use with ARDEX K 15, K 12, K 11, clay and concrete masonry
K 10, K 005 and A 45 • ARDEX cementitious compounds
including A 45, K 80, K 15, K 12, K 11
Packaging
and Feather Finish
• 5 litre
Drying & Curing

• 1st coat 30-60 minutes

• Recoat after 60 minutes

• Accepts light traffic after 24 hours


and fully cures in 7 days

Location

• Internal and external

Coverage

• 15 m2/L/coat – Number of overcoats


relative to substrate porosity
and application

Packaging

• Single component 20 litre Pail

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ARDEX
ARDEX SAND
AGGREGATE

ARDEX Aggregate is size graded from ARDEX Sand is size graded and kiln dried
2-5mm to work with selected ARDEX to ensure consistent results when used
compounds. Typically used to increase ARDEX products. Always read individual
depth to which compounds can be applied or ARDEX product datasheets for complete
to improve economy. Always read individual installation instructions.
ARDEX product datasheets for complete
ARDEX Sand is used with:
installation instructions.

ARDEX aggregate most effectively used with: Ardex WPM 300

Used as a priming sand to ensure additional


Arditex NA
mechanical bond for the subsequent
Used to increase depth from 12mm to 30mm application of ARDEX levelling compounds.
when filled up to a ratio of 1:1 powder to The sand is applied into the wet WPM 300
aggregate by volume. at an application rate of 700gms/m2.
Upon drying the excess sand is vacuumed
Ardex K 15 and may be retained for future use.
By volume ARDEX K 15 can be filled up to a
Ardex A 45
ratio of 1:1 powder to aggregate. Depth and
drying time remains unchanged. Sand is used as filler to economically extend
the coverage of ARDEX A 45 in non critical
Ardex K 80 applications including large floor defects and
By volume ARDEX K 80 can be filled up to a deep ramps. Used up to a maximum ratio
ratio of 1:1 powder to aggregate. Depth and of 3 parts A 45 to 1 part sand by volume.
drying time remains unchanged. Please note that adding sand will change the
Ardex A 45 characteristics of compounds. In some cases
a second application of un-sanded ARDEX
For repairing localised holes exceeding compound may be required to obtain a
20mm ARDEX A 45 can be filled up to a ratio sufficiently smooth surface. Contact ARDEX
of 1:1 powder to aggregate by volume. Technical Services for advice or complete
Please note that adding aggregate will change representative trial area to verify suitability.
the characteristics of compounds. In most
cases a final application of unfilled ARDEX
compound will be required to achieve a
smooth and level finish. Contact ARDEX
Technical Services for advice or complete
representative trial area to verify suitability.

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mOISTURE
CONTROL AND
WATERPROOF
MEMBRANES

MOISTURE CONTROL AND


WATERPROOF MEMBRANES
ARDEX HYDREPOXY
ARDEX WPM 002
WPM 300

WATERPROOF MEMBRANE SUBSTRATE MOISTURE BARRIER


AND GREEN SLAB PRIMER
ARDEX WPM 002 is a tough two part
Class III waterproofing membrane conforming ARDEX WPM 300 is an epoxy moisture barrier
to AS 4858. Reinforced with Microfibres for that will suppress excessive moisture vapour
added strength. Fast drying with low VOC, in new, or existing concrete slabs.
ARDEX WPM 002 is easy to use and is fully
Not only does ARDEX WPM 300 safeguard
compatible with complimentary System
your finished floor against moisture, you can
ARDEX products.
save money and time by fast tracking projects
Installation – no more expensive moisture tests or waiting
for slabs to dry.
• Roll or brush
Having great coverage and fast spread rate
Substrates ARDEX WPM 300 is cost effective while being
• Wet area sheet linings, sound cement non-flammable with minimal odour it is safe
renders and concrete, ARDEX cementitious for use in internal applications.
compounds including A 45 and K 15 Also can be used as a green slab primer
in conjunction with ARDEX P 82 or where
Drying Time
broadcast with sand when wet. Contact
• 1st coat: 1 to 2 hours ARDEX Technical Services.
2nd coat: 1 to 2 hours
Ready for overlay fairing coatings in Performance
24 hours (depending on substrate, • Withstands 250 kPa of hydrostatic pressure
temperature & humidity)
Application
Location
• Internal and external substrates
• Internal and external
Coverage
Coverage
• 20 litres mixed will cover 30m2 in
• Approximately 16 to 24m2 at a dry film 2 complete coats, ie: 1.5m2 per litre
thickness of 0.8 to 1.2mm (depending
on substrate texture) Drying time

Packaging • Full cure in 7 days, sufficiently cured


in 12 to 24 hours
• Part A Liquid: 20kg pail
• Part B Powder: 2 x 10kg bags in a pail Packaging
or 1 x 20kg bag
• 4 litre and 20 litre kits

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ARDURAPID HIGH
PERFORMANCE
SELF LEVELLING
AND SMOOTHING
Floor Preparation
Products

ARDURAPID HIGH PERFORMANCE


SELF LEVELLING AND SMOOTHING 19
ARDEX A 55 ARDEX K 15

ULTRA RAPID DRYING SELF LEVELLING RAPID DRYING SELF LEVELLING


SMOOTHING COMPOUND SMOOTHING COMPOUND

ARDEX A 55 is the ultimate fast drying ARDEX K 15 is extremely versatile and is


Ardurapid self levelling and smoothing suitable for a wide range of substrates.
compound. Being ready to receive floor ARDEX K15 is able to receive virtually any
coverings in 1 to 2 hours, retail areas and floor covering in 16 to 18 hrs.
production projects can be completed in
one site visit. Having outstanding flow and self Thickness
levelling, large areas can be smoothed fast in • Feather edge to any depth
an economical 1 to 2mm application. • Can be bulk filled using 2 to 5mm aggregate

Thickness Drying Time


• Feather edge 1mm to any depth • Walkable in 2 to 4 hours
• Ready for vinyl in from 16 hours
Drying Time
• Walkable in 45 to 60 minutes Substrates
• Ready for floor coverings in 1 to 2 hours • New, existing or rough screeded concrete
• Rain damaged concrete which has
Substrates been mechanically prepared
• New, existing or rough screeded concrete • Existing quarry and ceramic tile
• Existing quarry and ceramic tile • Steel decking (contact ARDEX Tech Services)
• Damp or moisture vulnerable concrete • Timber floors (contact ARDEX Tech Services)
when used in conjunction with an • Damp or moisture vulnerable concrete
ARDEX moisture control system when used in conjunction with an ARDEX
moisture control system
Floor Coverings
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet Floor Coverings
• Ceramic and quarry tiles • Linoleum, vinyl, carpet
• Timber – parquetry and floating • Ceramic and quarry tiles
• Timber – parquetry and floating
Location
• Internal in above or below grade applications Location
• Internal in above or below grade applications
Coverage
• 13m2 at 1mm, 4.5m2 at 3mm Coverage
• 4m2 at 3mm
Packaging
• 20kg triple layered bag Packaging
• 20kg triple layered bag
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SPECIAL APPLICATION
COMPOUNDS FOR
INTERNAL LEVELLING
AND SMOOTHING
Floor Preparation
Products

SPECIAL APPLICATION
COMPOUNDS FOR INTERNAL
LEVELLING AND SMOOTHING
ARDITEX NA ARDEX K 12

universal SELF LEVELLING LEVELLING AND SMOOTHING


Smoothing Compound COMPOUND

ARDITEX NA is formulated with excellent adhesion ARDEX K 12 is designed for experienced


designed to work perfectly UNDER a damp proof commercial contractors to prepare large
membrane. Also used to pre-level existing timber commercial and retail areas for carpet and
floors prior to the installation of timber sheeting vinyl installations. ARDEX K 12 dries to a
for a stable base for new floor coverings. super smooth finish eliminating the need
for mechanical sanding.
Thickness
• Feather edge to 12mm Thickness
• Bulkfill 10 to 30mm with 2-5mm aggregate • 1mm to 25mm
Drying Time • Bulkfill 10 to 50mm with 2-5mm aggregate

• Walkable from 1 to 2 hours Drying Time


• Ready for most floor coverings from 12 hours
• Walkable in 2 to 4 hours
Substrates • Ready for floor coverings from 24 hours
• New and existing concrete Substrates
• Damp or moisture vulnerable concrete
• Ceramic and quarry tiled floors • New and existing concrete
• Steel decks
Floor Coverings
• Timber floors
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet
Floor Coverings
• Ceramic and quarry tiles
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet • Floating timber
• Ceramic and quarry tiles
• Floating timber Location

Location • Internal in above or below grade applications

• Internal and external Coverage


• Under damp proof membranes
• 4m2 at 3mm
Coverage
Packaging
• 13m2 at 1mm, 4m2 at 3mm
• 20kg triple layered bag
Packaging

• Kit containing 20kg triple layer bag


and 4.8kg ARDITEX latex pail

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ARDEX K 11 ARDEX K 005

THIN SELF SMOOTHING COMPOUND bulk-fill LEVELLING compound

ARDEX K 11 self smoothing compound is ARDEX K 005 is a bulk fill levelling compound
designed for cost effective thin smoothing of designed to economically raise floors up to
large well prepared level concrete substrates 120mm replacing traditional reinforced
by experienced commercial contractors. concrete topping slabs or site mixed screeds.

Thickness ARDEX K 005 can also be applied as a fast


drying high strength screed when mix water
• 2mm to 8mm is reduced.
• 8mm to 20mm use aggregate 2-5mm
Thickness
Drying Time
• 10mm to 120mm in one application
• Walkable in 2 to 4 hours
• Ready for floor coverings in 24 hours Drying Time
• Walkable from 4 hours
Substrates
• Overlay with ARDEX smoothing compounds
• New and existing concrete from 16 hours

Floor Coverings Substrates

• Carpet • New, existing or rough screeded concrete


• Ceramic and quarry tiles
Floor Coverings*
• Floating timber
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet
Location • Ceramic and quarry tiles
• Internal • Timber floors (contact ARDEX Tech Services)
• Above grade applications * (Upon surface being finished with an ARDEX
smoothing compound)
Coverage
Location
• 4m2 at 3mm
• Internal above grade applications
Packaging • Below grade application with ARDEX
moisture barrier
• 20kg triple layered bag
Coverage
• 1.1m2 at 10mm, 11m2 at 1.1mm per 20kg

Packaging
• 20kg triple layer bag

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ARDEX K 250

Levelling compound

ARDEX K 250 has been formulated as


an easy to use leveller for building
construction contractors.

With the ability to be applied up to a thickness


of 25mm, ARDEX K 250 has the versatility
to level most new and existing concrete
substrates to project specification efficiently
in one application.

Thickness

• From 1mm to 25mm


• Bulkfill 10 to 50mm with 2-5mm aggregate

Drying Time

• Walkable in 2 to 4 hours

Substrates

• New and existing concrete

Floor Coverings

• Suitable for most floor coverings

Location

• Internal
• Above grade applications

Coverage:

• 4m2 at 3mm thick

Packaging

• 20kg triple layered bag

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Ardurapid
Skimming
Compound and
Repair Mortars
Floor Preparation
Products

Ardurapid Skimming Compound


and Repair Mortars
ARDEX
ARDEX A 45
Feather Finish™

INTERNAL RAPID DRY REPAIR MORTAR RAPID DRY SKIM SMOOTHING COMPOUND

ARDEX A 45 is a rapid drying and rapid ARDEX Feather Finish is formulated to


hardening slump free repair mortar. With efficiently smooth surfaces by filling
exceptional hardness and shrinkage free imperfections without the need to use
finish, ARDEX A 45 is ideal for creating new additional material to build a skim coat over
ramps, forming coves, patch repairs, stairs, the entire surface ensuring three times the
making good around penetrations and filling coverage of sanded skimming products.
cracks. The surface can be smoothed when
Needing no priming and with Ardurapid
wet trowelled prior to final set suitable for the
fast dry technology, ARDEX Feather Finish
installation of floor coverings.
is ready to receive floor coverings in as
Thickness little as 15 minutes.

• 2 to 30mm in one application Thickness


• Bulkfill to 40mm
• Feather edge to 3mm
Drying Time
Drying Time
• Sets in approximately 15 minutes
• Ready for floor coverings from 15 minutes
• Ready for floor coverings after
approximately 90 minutes Substrates

Substrates • New and existing concrete


• Terrazzo, quarry and ceramic tiles
• New and existing concrete
• Timber floors
• Concrete masonry or cement render • Existing vinyl floors
• Impervious surfaces primed with ARDEX P 82
Floor Coverings
Floor Coverings
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet • Ceramic and quarry tiles
• Ceramic and quarry tiles • Floating timber
• Timber – parquetry and floating
Location
Location
• Internal above grade application
• Internal above or below grade applications
Coverage
Coverage
• Up to 15m2 concrete
• 12m2 at 1mm
Packaging
Packaging
• 10kg bag
26 • 20kg triple layered bag • 4.5kg pail
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WEAR SURFACE
TOPPINGS
Floor Preparation
Products

WEAR SURFACE TOPPINGS


ARDEX K 10 ARDEX K 80

Smoothing and Repair Compound RAPID DRYING SELF LEVELLING TOPPING

ARDEX K 10 is a synthetic resin cement based ARDEX K 80 is an Ardurapid levelling


smoothing and repair compound, which creates compound designed to provide a finished
shallow ramps, smooths readily and resists wear surface on new or old concrete
slumping to provide a reliable high quality substrates. The exceptional hardness is
installation. The high hardness of ARDEX K 10 resistant to forklifts, trolleys and vehicles
is particularly suited to heavy duty applications, making ARDEX K 80 suitable in industrial,
temporary wear surfaces and as an warehouses and garage applications.
underlayment for wear resistant coatings.
Thickness
Thickness
• 5mm to 50mm
• Feather edge to 35mm
Drying Time
Drying Time
• Walkable in 2 hours
• Walkable from 90 minutes • Ready for coatings in 24 hours
• Ready for floor coverings from 4 to 6 hours • Trafficable in 48 hours
(depending on thickness and temperature)
Substrates
Substrates
• New and existing concrete
• New and existing concrete • Rough screeded concrete
• Rough screeded concrete • Damp or moisture vulnerable concrete when
• Ceramic and quarry tiled floors used in conjunction with an ARDEX moisture
control system
Floor Coverings
Floor Coatings
• Linoleum, vinyl, carpet
• Ceramic and quarry tiles • Polyurethane coatings
• Timber – parquetry and floating • Epoxy coatings
• Wear resistant floor coatings • Specialty floor coatings

Location Location

• Internal above or below grade applications • Internal above or below grade applications

Coverage Coverage

• 12m2 at 1mm • 2.4m2 at 5mm

Packaging Packaging

• 20kg triple layered bag • 20kg triple layered bag


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EXTERNAL
LEVELLING
AND PATCHING
Floor Preparation
Products

EXTERNAL LEVELLING
AND PATCHING
ARDex a 46 ARDEX K 301

EXTERNAL patching compound EXTERNAL SELF LEVELLING TOPPING

ARDEX A 46 is a rapid setting and drying, ARDEX K 301 Levelling Compound is


slump-free mortar. Easy to use ARDEX A 46 formulated for external applications resisting
mixes and trowels easily and gives a smooth the effects of sun, rain, heat, cold and even
finish on both walls and floors. freeze thaw conditions.

The exceptional hardness and shrinkage Having outstanding durability ARDEX K301 is
free finish of ARDEX A 46 is ideal for creating also perfect for wear surfaces in workshops,
new ramps, forming coves, patch repairs, domestic garages, storage areas, light
stairs, making good around penetrations commercial areas, courtyards and footpaths.
and filling cracks.
Thickness
Thickness
• 2mm to 20mm
• 2 to 30mm in one application
Drying Time
Drying Time
• Walkable from 2 to 3 hours
• Walkable in 2 to 4 hours • Ready for tile and surface coatings
• Ready for tile or surface coatings from 24 hours
from 24 hours
Substrates
Substrates • New and existing concrete, moist or dry
• New and existing concrete, moist or dry
Coatings
Coatings • Polyurethane coatings
• Polyurethane coatings • Epoxy coatings
• Epoxy coatings • Ceramic and quarry tiles
• Membrane coatings
Location
• Ceramic and quarry tiles
• External and internal
Location • Above or below grade application
• External and Internal
Coverage
• Above or below grade application
2
• 8m at 2mm
Coverage
2 Packaging
• 6m at 3mm
• 25kg triple layered bag
Packaging

• 25kg triple layered bag


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FLOOR
COVERING
ADHESIVES

FLOOR COVERING
ADHESIVES
Introduction to ARDEX Adhesives
ARDEX is known and trusted world wide in providing unique products and services
that take time and risk out of the flooring installation process. ARDEX adhesives are
designed to meet installer preferences with higher performance to lower the total
cost of installation while providing long term reliability for the owner of the floor.

ARDEX adhesives are manufactured worldwide using best practice and advanced
technology from ARDEX research and development Research Scientist’s from
North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Solvent Free and Low VOC


ARDEX adhesives for internal floor coverings including carpet, vinyl sheet, vinyl plank,
vinyl tile and linoleum have been formulated without hazardous organic solvents and
have been independently tested to the Green Building Council specifications IEQ11
and IEQ13 for VOC content.

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Recommendations for Best Adhesive Practice
Surface Preparation Substrate Moisture Content
All substrates must comply with relevant Where substrate exceeds 5.5% moisture
Australian and New Zealand Standards. content, 70% RH or is vulnerable to
In particular, it must be level, permanently moisture such as basements, subgrade
dry or protected from moisture, firm, and older buildings an ARDEX moisture
load-bearing, free from curing compounds, barrier system should be installed.
cracks and also have a high tensile and
compressive strength. Temperature
Condition adhesive and floor coverings
Priming to working area temperature 24 hours
Substrate porosity varies widely which will prior to and 48 hours after installation.
significantly alter adhesive performance Installation temperature of working area,
including set up, working time and floor covering, adhesive and substrate to
coverage. Priming substrates reduces be a minimum of 10˚C and a maximum
the effect of substrate variation on of 30˚C.
adhesive performance ensuring greater
reliability of installation. If in doubt ask
ARDEX provides nationwide training,
Trowels project specification and job site support
Always use nominated trowels replacing for ARDEX customers to eliminate
frequently. Never use worn trowels. installation risk and provide customers
Where floor covering manufacturer trowel with the lowest total cost of installation.
size varies from that specified by ARDEX, For technical enquiries contact ARDEX
contact ARDEX for further advice. on 1800 224 070 or your local ARDEX
Sales Professional.
Rolling
Always use manufacturers nominated IMPORTANT NOTE
roller to ensure the floor covering is Variations in site conditions including
pressed to the substrate enabling porosity, air movement and temperature,
successful adhesive transference and humidity, substrate temperature and
contact for long term performance. moisture, priming, substrate smoothness
will alter coverage, set up time and
Test Area working time.
Where new or unusual conditions
are encountered, a test area should
be installed to verify adequate and
successful installation practice.

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ARDEX AF 142 ARDEX AF 143

fast grab vinyl adhesive pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive

ARDEX AF 142 is designed to install PVC ARDEX AF 143 is designed to dry quickly
plank and PVC wall sheet. Combining fast to allow faster installation. When used in
grab and high tack ARDEX AF 142 reduces the ARDEX System the high performance
slippage for easier installation. When used in formulation is designed for use with smaller
the ARDEX System the smaller notch trowel notch trowels to increase coverage and
increases coverage and speeds installation. speed installation.

Set up Time Set up Time


• Approximately 10 to 15 minutes • Approximately 15 to 25 minutes

Working Time Working Time


• Approximately 15 to 20 minutes • Approximately 24 hours

Substrates Substrates
• Hardboard underlayment board approved • Hardboard underlayment board approved
to AS2458 to AS2458
• Cementitious underlayment and concrete with • Cementitious underlayment and concrete with
less than 5.5% moisture content or 70% RH less than 5.5% moisture content or 70% RH

Floor Coverings Floor Coverings


• Vinyl plank and vinyl wall sheet • Vinyl composition tile
• Underlay and PVC backed carpet tile
Location
Location
• Permanent internal application
• Replaceable internal application
Coverage
Coverage
• System ARDEX – Vinyl Plank: On primed
ARDEX ArdurapidTM Self Levelling Smoothing • System ARDEX – Tile: On primed ARDEX
Compounds using a 1.2x1.2x2.0mm ArdurapidTM Self Levelling Smoothing
V-notch trowel approximately 7m2 per litre Compounds using a 0.8x1.6x2.0mm
U-notch trowel approximately 7.5m2 per litre
• Other: Using 1.6x1.6x1.6mm V-notch
trowels approximately 5m2 per litre • Other: Using 1.6x1.6x1.6mm V-notch
trowels approximately 5m2 per litre
Packaging
Packaging
• 15 litre pail containing 18kg of adhesive
• 15 litre pail containing 15kg of adhesive

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ARDEX AF 164 ARDEX AF 224

sheet vinyl adhesive Carpet seam adhesive

ARDEX AF 164 provides the user with ARDEX AF 224 is a water based adhesive
outstanding initial grab with long working that dries clear with high tensile strength
time making sheet vinyl installation easier. to ensure seams will not come apart for
Very forgiving adhesive that can be all carpet backings being installed by the
reactivated with heat during installation in direct stick method.
small areas to ensure perfect installation.
Being water based ARDEX AF224 cleans
Set up Time easily with water eliminating the need for
flammable solvent based cleaning liquid.
• Approximately 15 to 25 minutes
Set up Time
Working Time
• Wet set – install immediately
• Approximately 20 to 30 minutes
Working Time
Substrates
• Approximately 5 to 10 minutes
• Hardboard underlayment board approved
to AS2458 Floor Coverings
• Cementitious underlayment and concrete
• Sheet carpet and PVC backed carpet tile
with less than 5.5% moisture content or
70% RH Location

Floor Coverings • Permanent internal application

• Sheet vinyl Packaging

Location • 1 litre pail containing 1kg of adhesive

• Permanent internal application

Coverage

• On primed smoothed substrate with 1.6mm


V-notch trowel approximately 5m2 per litre

Packaging

• 15 litre pail containing 18kg of adhesive

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ARDEX AF 245 ARDEX AF 266

universal sheet carpet adhesive outdoor grass carpet adhesive

ARDEX AF 245 is a high performance wet ARDEX AF 266 is a water based adhesive with
set adhesive designed with the strength exceptional water resistance for sheltered
to install all carpets including carpets with areas and where rainfall will not pond. Also
difficult backings in heavy traffic areas. suitable in heavy duty internal applications
where frequent commercial cleaning occurs
Fast and reliable carpets can be installed
such as reception areas, recreational facilities
direct into the wet adhesive and adjusted
and aged care facilities.
utilising the long open time then re-rolled
to ensure strong ultimate bond. Set up Time

Set up Time • Wet set – install immediately

• Wet set – install immediately Working Time

Working Time • Approximately 45 to 60 minutes

• Approximately 45 to 60 minutes Substrates

Substrates • Carpet pad underlay


• Cementitious underlayment and concrete with
• Hardboard underlay approved to AS2458
less than 5.5% moisture content or 70% RH
• Carpet pad underlay
• Cementitious underlayment and concrete Floor Coverings
with less than 5.5% moisture content or
70% RH • Outdoor grass carpet
• Indoor sheet carpet
Floor Coverings
Location
• Sheet carpet
• Sheltered external
Location
Coverage
• Permanent internal application
• On primed smoothed substrate with 2.4mm
Coverage V-notch trowel approximately 3m2 per litre

• On primed smoothed substrate with 2.4mm Packaging


V-notch trowel approximately 3m2 per litre
• 15 litre pail containing 18kg of adhesive
Packaging
Caution
• 15 litre pail containing 18kg of adhesive
• ARDEX AF266 is not designed for exposed
areas, heavy duty and purpose designed
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ARDEX AF 545 ARDEX AF 675

heavy duty epoxy adhesive vinyl skirting contact adhesive

ARDEX AF 545 is a two part easy to use ARDEX AF 675 is solvent based contact
water resistant and flexible epoxy adhesive. adhesive for maximum grip to install difficult
Engineered with high strength ARDEX AF 545 vinyl skirting.
is suitable for heavy static rolling loads.
Set up Time
Set up Time
• Virtually immediate
• Wet set – install immediately
Working Time
Working Time
• Install immediately once tacky
• Approximately 45 to 60 minutes
Substrates
Substrates
• Plasterboard
• Hardboard underlay approved to AS2458 • Timber
• Cementitious underlayment and concrete • Metal
with less than 5.5% moisture content or
70% RH Location

• Permanent internal application


Floor Coverings

• Commercial homogeneous sheet vinyl Coverage


• Linoleum • Approximately 3 to 4m2 per litre when
• Rubber tile floor coverings* brushed or rolled
* Caution: Contact ARDEX Technical Services
Packaging
Location
• 4 litre container
• Permanent internal application

Coverage

• On a primed smoothed substrate


with 0.8x1.6x2.0mm U-notch trowel
approximately 6m2 per kg of mixed
adhesive

Packaging

• Part A: 2 litre container with 2.5kg


of adhesive
• Part B: 2 litre container with 2kg
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ARDEX AF 745 ARDEX CA 20P

linoleum adhesive MULTIpurpose construction


adhesive and sealant
ARDEX AF 745 is a high performance wet set
adhesive designed with strength to quickly ARDEX CA 20P has high initial tack with
lock linoleum to the substrate, including the high bond strength that adheres virtually
difficult ‘Roll Set’ and manufacturing marks every building material. Works on dry or
while minimising shrinkage and expansion. wet surfaces and even underwater.
Additionally formulated to be a very forgiving
Set up Time
adhesive that can be reactivated with heat
during installation in small areas to ensure • Wet set for immediate use
perfect installation.
Working Time
Set up Time
• Approximately 7 to 10 minutes
• Wet set – install immediately
Substrates
Working Time
• Concrete, timber, metal, plastic, ceramic
• Approximately 25 minutes
Floor Coverings
Substrates
• Vinyl, carpet, ceramic, stone, timber
• Hardboard underlay approved to AS2458
• Cementitious underlayment and concrete Location
with less than 5.5% moisture content or • Permanent internal or external application
70% RH
Coverage
Floor Coverings
• 30-40ml per linear metre
• Linoleum sheet and tile
Packaging
Location
• 310ml metal cartridge
• Permanent internal application

Coverage

• On a primed smoothed substrate with


2.4mm V-notch trowel approximately
3m2 per litre

Packaging

• 15 litre pail containing 18kg of adhesive

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ARDEX AF 2420

parquet adhesive Location

ARDEX AF 2420 is a solvent free silane • Permanent internal application


based moisture cure timber adhesive free
of isocyanates. Coverage

With high strength AF 2420, installed timber • For parquet on a primed smoothed
stays adhered to the substrate in heavy substrate with B3 trowel approximately
traffic areas. Installed timber can be 1.8m2 per kg*
trafficked after 6 hours and sanded * Caution: Trowel size guideline only. Actual
after 24 hours. conditions vary proportional to timber size and
substrate preparation. Do not proceed until site
Set up Time verification that proposed trowel transfers
sufficient adhesive.
• Wet set – install immediately
Packaging
Working Time
• 10 litre pail containing 15kg of adhesive
• Approximately 20 minutes
Installation Tip
Substrates
Do not weight down freshly installed timber
• Cementitious underlayment and concrete
to avoid unnecessarily creating voids under
with less than 5.5% moisture content or
the timber and compromising final bond.
70% RH
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Floor Coverings
Moisture cure adhesives cure with
• Timber parquet
atmospheric moisture. Low humidity will
• Timber plank
increase the time required to set up and
achieve final cure.

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architectural Specification Guideline
Flooring Preparation for Vinyl Coverings
This specification guideline covers the preparatory levelling of internal concrete
floor in preparation for the installation of vinyl floor coverings. The guideline is
available to assist Building Professionals in more accurately specifying self
levelling compounds. It is recommended that levelling compounds be installed
by experienced layers. All products shall be used and applied in strict accordance
with the manufacturers’ recommendations.

1.1 The flooring contractor shall inspect 4.3 Where cracks are dormant and non
the floor and provide a written report structural, chase cracks and backfill with
to the purchaser in accordance with ARDEX Ardurapid A 45 Repair Mortar.
AS1884 FLOOR COVERINGS.
4.4 Add ARDEX E 25 Admixture
1.2 The contractor shall discuss his when applying ARDEX K 15 over
findings with the purchaser and make ARDEX WPM 300 Moisture Barrier
written recommendations on altering Barrier that has been primed with
the specification consistent with ARDEX P 82 Ultra Prime.
the findings.
5.1 Prime porous surfaces with
2.1 All surfaces shall be mechanically Ardex P 51 Primer.
prepared to remove contamination,
5.2 Prime non-porous surfaces with
curing compounds, additives and to
Ardex P 82 Primer.
open the pores of the substrate
ensuring a porous surface is achieved. 6.1 The contractor shall test for
‘Planeness’ and ‘Smoothness’
2.2 All surfaces shall be cleaned free
in accordance AS1884.
from all traces of dirt, dust and
loose particles. 6.11 Planeness shall be no less than
6mm under a 1.5m straight edge.
3.1 The contractor shall test the floor
for the presence of excess moisture. 6.12 Smoothness shall be no less than
1mm under a 150mm straight edge.
3.2 Where excess moisture exists the
contractor shall install two coats of 6.2 The contractor for floors that does
ARDEX WPM 300 Moisture Barrier. not meet the standard of ‘Planeness’
shall apply a flood coat of 3mm or
4.1 The contractor shall inspect the floor
greater of ARDEX K 15 Rapid Drying
for cracking.
Self-Levelling Smoothing Compound
4.2 Where cracks are identified as else where the floor is ‘Plane’ but
structural the contractor shall discuss not ‘Smooth’ the contractor apply
and obtain an instruction for remedial ARDEX Feather Finish Rapid Drying
work from the purchaser. Smoothing compound.

Note: It is the responsibility of the contractor


to check AS1884 for amendments.
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Appendix

APPENDIX
OnGoing Professional Development
Our industry, like any other, requires on-going
training to keep up with the changes in both
the materials (tiles, concrete, substrates etc),
standards and legislation.
For flooring contractors committed to providing a
high level of workmanship, ARDEX can help you stay
up to date, and increase both your professionalism
and productivity.
ARDEX workshops are designed to give you
hands on experience in addition to the theory.
These workshops cover:
• Developing practical application skills in priming,
ramping, smoothing and levelling
• Avoiding moisture failure by substrate moisture
testing and moisture barrier installation
• Product technology to develop expertise in
matching product to application, substrate,
floor covering and balancing risk
• Specification of floor preparation systems for
economical installation
• Discussion of AS 1884 floor coverings including
contractual obligations and responsibilities

Contact your local ARDEX office for


information on up coming workshops.

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DISCLAIMER:

The technical details, recommendations and other information


contained in this catalogue are given in good faith and represent
the best of our knowledge and experience at the time of printing.
It is your responsibility to ensure that our products are used and
handled correctly and in accordance with any applicable Australian
Standard, our instructions and recommendations and only for the
uses they are intended. We also reserve the right to update
information without prior notice to you to reflect our ongoing
research and development program.

Country specific recommendations, depending on local standards,


codes of practice, building regulations or industry guidelines, may
effect specific installation recommendations.

The supply of our products and services is also subject to certain


terms, warranties and exclusions, which may have already been
disclosed to you in prior dealings or are otherwise available to you
on request. You should make yourself familiar with them.

NOTE:

ARDEX products are generally warranted for 10 years when


installed to relevant Australian Standards and applicable ARDEX
specification, technical data sheet and instruction for application
and use. While we assure customers the high standard and quality
of our products and services, we accept no liability for any loss or
damage which arises from particular site conditions, poor handing
and storage, or installation by unqualified and unskilled applicators.

Printed September 2008


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