Situation:

The newly constructed 46,000 square-foot Mercedes-Benz car dealership in Langley, British Columbia was scheduled to receive porcelain tile over a newly poured, on grade concrete slab. Slab leveling, crack repair and anti-fracture measures were required to prepare the slab for tile installation. Several other trades were on site requiring rapid-drying and fast track products to be used to finish the floors without the worry of displacing tiles after they were set and grouted.

Challenges:

• New construction
• 46,000 square-foot installation area
• Other trades on site; coordination of work area was a challenge

Used Products

ARDEX 8+9™

Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound

ARDEX X 77™

MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Thin Set Mortar

ARDEX FL™

Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout

ARDEX K 15®

Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment

ARDEX SK Mesh™

Reinforcement Fabric for Waterproofing

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Solution:

ARDEX Sales Professional Don Brletic and ARDEX Technical Field Representative Bertram Tasch worked with Novax Tile and conducted many on site demonstrations. First the floors were leveled using ARDEX K 15®, a premier self-leveling underlayment that can receive tile or stone in just six
hours. ARDEX 8+9 was used as an anti-fracture membrane with ARDEX SK Mesh.
Once the floor was properly prepped, ARDEX X 77™ with its very easy to install creamy smooth consistency was used to set 4” x 6” imported German porcelain tiles. Novax Tile installers used
ARDEX FL Grout Charcoal Dust on the floors opening them to traffic in just 90 minutes. This project was the first Novax Tile installers had ever used ARDEX 8+9 for and they were impressed with the ease of use and results it provided. “We used to use a different crack isolation product but we are
converted for life.”
Novax received a full 10-year SystemOne™ Warranty on this installation for installing a complete ARDEX system assuring Langley Mercedes that their premium showroom floor would match the excellence and quality of these luxury vehicles for many years.

Participants:

Installer:
Novax Tile LTD.
Contractor:
Ledcore Construction Architect: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning

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