Optus Stadium, Perth
BUILDER: Brookfield Multiplex
A high-profile Government project located in Perth, Western Australia, the new Optus Stadium is a 60,000-seat venue that hosts a variety of sports (Australian Rules, Rugby League and Soccer, through to international and domestic cricket) and entertainment/concerts.
With such a large stadium, 30,000 square metres of tiling was to be completed on a strict deadline. There were multiple areas that needed to be tiled and/or waterproofed, ranging from wet area floors and walls, training and recovery facilities, kitchens and food prep, bars in executive lounges/boxes, lift lobbies and main foyer areas. Being a Government backed project, the finished product also needed to reflect a high standard.
With indoor and outdoor, and wet and dry areas to be tiled and waterproofed, the builders required a specification in which products could perform in a variety of conditions and uses as well as speed up and ease the process of installation in order to meet that deadline.
ARDEX X 10 and X 18 wall and floor tile adhesive were chosen due to their flexible and non-slump properties. ARDEX X 18 was ideal for the larger and heavier tiles. ARDEX X 10, suitable for wet areas, contains specially developed fibres that add strength to the tiled area, ensuring a strong and consistent finish.
ARDEX WPM 002 two-part undertile waterproofing membrane was specified due to its rapid drying time. Tiling could commence 16-24 hours after application which helped ensure a quick turnaround to meet the strict deadline.
Products used for this project
ARDEX X 18
Fibre Reinforced Flexible Non Slump Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive
- Fibre reinforced for extra strength and peace of mind
- Excellent workability with low sand content
ARDEX X 10
Flexible Non Slump Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive
- Non slump – ideal for large format and heavy tiles
- Extended open time
ARDEX WPM 002
(Superflex Two Part) Undertile Membrane
- Rapid drying time
- Advanced acrylic – will not re-emulsify
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