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Specification Tool

Specification Tool

The ARDEX Specification Tool provides a solution for any given waterproofing, flooring or tiling scenario. After answering situation specific questions, a complete system recommendation, including products and application methods, are provided in PDF format.

SRO 830 Waterproofing Specification – Lift Pit Membrane

Two Layer Bituminous Sheet Membrane - Protected System

Two layer bituminous membrane system applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, protected continuous barrier against water penetration. Download

SRO 831

Waterproofing Specification – Lift Shaft Membrane Liquid Applied Bituminous Membrane system – Protected

Liquid applied membrane system applied to suitably prepared substrates to form fully bonded seamless membrane on the positive (exterior) side of Lift Shaft Walls to prevent water penetration

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SRO 833

Waterproofing Specification – Underslab Membrane Bituminous Membrane Systems - Protected System

Bituminous membrane system applied in sheets OR as a spray applied membrane to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, protected continuous barrier against water penetration.

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SRO 834

Waterproofing Specification – Retaining Walls. Single Layer, Bituminous Sheet Membrane – Protected System

Single layer, bituminous membrane system applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, protected continuous barrier on retaining walls against water penetration.

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SRO 835

Waterproofing Specification –Retaining Walls Single Layer Self-Adhesive Bituminous Sheet Membrane – Protected

Single layer, self-adhesive bituminous membrane system applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, protected continuous barrier against water penetration.

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SRO 836

Waterproofing Specification – Retaining Walls. Liquid Applied Membrane systems – Protected

Liquid applied membrane system applied to suitably prepared substrates to form fully bonded seamless membrane on the positive side against water penetration.

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SRO 852

Waterproofing Specification – Undertile Membrane. Butynol Sheet Rubber Membrane System – Protected under tiles

Sheet membrane applied internally and externally to suitably prepared substrates prior to the installation of tile floor and wall finishes.

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SRO 860

Waterproofing Specification – Roof – Applied Finishes. ARDEX Single Ply (TPO) Sheet Membrane – Toppings & Screeds

Single layer roofing membranes are applied to prepared substrates to achieve a continuous membrane barrier against water penetration in exposed roof situations. This membrane system can be used over the nominated ARDEX Insulation Boards if required.

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SRO 839

Waterproofing Specification – Roof /Deck Membrane. Three layer bituminous sheet membrane – protected system

Three layer bituminous membrane system applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, protected continuous barrier against water penetration

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SRO 841

Waterproofing Specification – Roof & Deck. ARDEX Single Layer Butynol Sheet Roofing System – Exposed

Single layer roofing membranes are applied to approved substrates to achieve a continuous membrane barrier against water penetration in exposed roof situations

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SRO 842

Waterproofing Specification – Roof or Deck. ARDEX Single Ply (TPO) Sheet Roofing Membrane

Waterproofing Specification – Roof or Deck ARDEX Single Ply (TPO) Sheet Roofing Membrane

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SRO 838

Waterproofing Specification – Roof or Deck. Two Layer Bituminous Sheet Membrane

A two layer bituminous sheet membrane applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, continuous barrier to water penetration with a mineral chip finish on the top layer for protection against UV light if left exposed.

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SRO 843

Waterproofing Specification – Roof Membrane. Three Layer Bituminous Sheet Membrane – Exposed System

A three layer bituminous sheet membrane applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, continuous barrier to water penetration with a mineral chip finish on the top layer for protection against UV light.

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SRO 840

Waterproofing Specification – Roof/Deck. Liquid Applied Membrane system – Exposed-Trafficable

Liquid applied membranes applied to suitably prepared substrates to form fully bonded seamless, trafficable membranes on the positive side against water penetration.

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SRO 841

Waterproofing Specification – Roof & Deck. ARDEX Single Layer Butynol Sheet Roofing System – Exposed

Single layer roofing membranes are applied to approved substrates to achieve a continuous membrane barrier against water penetration in exposed roof situations

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SRO 842

Waterproofing Specification – Roof or Deck. ARDEX Single Ply (TPO) Sheet Roofing Membrane

Waterproofing Specification – Roof or Deck ARDEX Single Ply (TPO) Sheet Roofing Membrane

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SRO 838

Waterproofing Specification – Roof or Deck. Two Layer Bituminous Sheet Membrane

A two layer bituminous sheet membrane applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, continuous barrier to water penetration with a mineral chip finish on the top layer for protection against UV light if left exposed.

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SRO 843

Waterproofing Specification – Roof Membrane. Three Layer Bituminous Sheet Membrane – Exposed System

A three layer bituminous sheet membrane applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, continuous barrier to water penetration with a mineral chip finish on the top layer for protection against UV light.

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SRO 859

Waterproofing Specification – Roof Gardens. ARDEX Single Ply (TPO) Sheet Membrane – Covered

Single layer roofing membranes are applied to prepared substrates to achieve a continuous membrane barrier against water penetration in exposed roof situations. This membrane system can be used over the nominated ARDEX Insulation Boards if required.

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SRO 844

Waterproofing Specification – Façade Coating. Liquid Applied Elastomeric Membrane – Exposed Non-trafficable

Liquid applied waterproof coating applied to suitably prepared substrates to form fully bonded seamless membrane on the positive side against water penetration.

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SRO 845

Waterproofing Specification – Façade Protective. Anti-Carbonation Facade Coating – Exposed, Non trafficable

Liquid applied waterproofing coating applied to suitably prepared substrates to form fully bonded seamless membrane on the positive side against penetration of water vapour, chlorine ions, sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide ions that lead to corrosion of the reinforcing steel in concrete structures in coastal location and in locations with high atmospheric pollution such as vehicle exhaust emissions.

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SRO 846

Waterproofing Specification - Planter boxes. Sheet Membrane - Protected System

The membrane systems are applied in sheets to approved substrates to form a fully bonded, protected continuous barrier against water penetration.

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SRO 847

Waterproofing Specification – Planter Boxes. Liquid Applied Membrane systems – Protected

Liquid applied membrane systems applied to suitably prepared substrates to form fully bonded seamless membrane on the positive side against water penetration.

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SRO 848

Waterproofing Specification – Internal. Waterproofing Internal Wet Areas - Tile Finishes

Liquid applied waterproofing membrane systems are applied to suitable substrates to form a fully bonded continuous barrier against water penetration prior to the installation of the tile finishes.

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SRO 849

Waterproofing Specification - Resilient. Waterproofing Internal Wet Areas – Resilient (Vinyl) Finishes

Liquid applied waterproofing membrane systems are applied to suitable substrates to form a fully bonded continuous barrier against water penetration prior to the installation of the resilient wall and floor finishes.

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SRO 852

Waterproofing Specification – Undertile Membrane. Butynol Sheet Rubber Membrane System – Protected under tiles

Sheet membrane applied internally and externally to suitably prepared substrates prior to the installation of tile floor and wall finishes.

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SRO 848

Waterproofing Specification – Internal. Waterproofing Internal Wet Areas - Tile Finishes

Liquid applied waterproofing membrane systems are applied to suitable substrates to form a fully bonded continuous barrier against water penetration prior to the installation of the tile finishes.

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SRO 850

Waterproofing Specification – Immersed. Liquid Applied Membrane System for Tiled Pools

Liquid membrane systems compatible with tile adhesives are applied to prepared substrates inside swimming pool structures prior to the installation of the tile finish.

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SRO 900

TILING OVER EXISTING TILES. Internal Dry Area Floors Only

This recommendation applies to the installation of new tile finishes over internal existing (in-situ) tile finishes on dry area floors. This recommendation does not apply to existing slate tiles which are deemed unsuitable for this application.

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SRO 901

Tiling on New Concrete Substrates. Internal Dry Floors only

This recommendation relates to the adhesive fixing of tiles directly onto new concrete internal floor substrates.

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SRO 902

TILING AGED CONCRETE. Internal Dry Area floors only

This recommendation relates to tiling over aged concrete substrates forming internal dry area floors.

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SRO 903

TILING ON INTERNAL TOPPING SCREEDS

This recommendation relates to tiling on internal sand and cement based topping screeds. These screeds are typically in internal wet areas but can be used anywhere there is a structurally sound substrate to support the weight of the applied screed.

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SRO 904

Internal Dry Area Tiling on Compressed Fibre Cement sheeted floors

Tiling on internal floors composed of standard compressed fibre cement (e.g. Hardipanel) is similar to tiling onto prepared concrete. The compressed fibre cement (CFC) sheets must be installed in accordance with the sheet manufacturer’s instructions. This will include bonding of the sheet edges together with epoxy adhesives and screwing the sheets to the supporting frame. The floor must be structurally sound and composed of sheets at least 15mm thick. The CFC sheets shall not be sealed or primed prior to this installation.

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SRO 905

Internal Tiling on Scyon™ Secura™ Fibre Cement Floor Sheeting

This recommendation is for the installation of tiles to internal dry floors composed of fibre cement sheet such as the James Hardie Scyon™ Secura™. This floor sheeting has a sealed sheet suitable for internal applications with the tiles adhesive fixed directly to the surface.

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SRO 906

Tiling on In-situ Heated Floors Heating pipes/elements are in Concrete Substrate.

This recommendation is for the installation of tiles to internal concrete floors that have heating pipes/ elements in the structural slab.

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SRO 907

Tiling on Internal Floors with Electric Wire Heating Elements on Surface

Scope This recommendation relates to tiling over wire heating elements that have been placed on the surface of internal concrete floors. These elements may be single wires that are taped to the floor in a prescribed pattern, or wires fixed into a mesh carrier at set intervals or wires embedded in mats. This recommendation does not include hot water piping laid over the concrete substrate.

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SRO 909

Tiling on CTU on Internal Floors

This recommendation relates to internal tiling over Ceramic Tile Underlay (CTU) sheets of fibre cement that have been mechanically fixed over timber flooring substrates such as strip timber floorboards and sheet timber such as particleboard and structural plywood. Adhesive fixing of tiles to strip timber flooring is not recommended.

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SRO 908

Tiling on Engineered Sheet Timber Internal floors only

The recommendation applies to the adhesive fixing of tiles directly onto internal dry area floors composed of engineered sheet timber such as plywood and particleboard.

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SRO 910

Tile on Internal Floor Membrane Liquid Applied Under-tile Systems

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to compatible ARDEX liquid applied waterproofing membranes (i.e. ARDEX WPM001, ARDEX WPM002 & ARDEX WPM155R) in areas such as shower recess floors. It is assumed the membrane has been applied to structurally sound substrates in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions to the requirements of AS3740-2010.

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SRO 911

Internal Tiling on Undertile Butynol Sheet Membrane

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to the ARDEX WPM750 (or ARDEX WPM1000) under-tile Butynol sheet rubber waterproofing membrane that has been installed on internal wet area floors.

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SRO 924

Tiling on Sound Reduction and/or Decoupling Mats Internal Dry Floors

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of internal dry area floor tiles over cracked substrates covered with a Sound reduction and/or a Decoupling mat system. The decoupling mats are the ARDEX DS40 and the ARDEX DS60. The ARDEX DS40 mat is also system to reduce the transmittal of impact generated noise from an upper floor to the rooms below.

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SRO 923

Tiling on ARDEX DS 40 Sound Reduction Mat Internal Dry Floors

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to the ARDEX DS 40 Sound Reduction & Decoupling Mat that has been fixed to structurally sound, internal dry area floors in accordance with ARDEX Technical Bulletin TB147. The ARDEX DS 40 mat may be adhered to prepared internal substrates including concrete, compressed fibre cement floor sheeting and timber floors.

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SRO 912

Tiling over Existing Internal Dry Area Wall Tiles

Tiling over existing wall tiles is an accepted method of renovating a tiled area such as kitchen splashbacks quickly and economically based on the expectation that all existing wall tiles are glazed ceramic or porcelain type.

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SRO 913

Tiling on Internal Concrete Walls

This recommendation is regarding tiling onto internal concrete walls. The concrete may be cast in-situ or may be formed from precast panels that are erected on site.

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SRO 914

Tiling on Internal Dry Fibre Cement Sheeted Walls

This recommendation is for the installation of tiles to internal dry area walls made of fibre cement sheeting fixed to timber or metal framed structure. Standard fibre cement sheeting for tiling is normally finished with a smooth matt unsealed surface. The fibre cement wall sheeting must be confirmed by the manufacturer as being suitable for the adhesive fixing of tile finishes.

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SRO 915

Tiling on Internal Rendered Wall Substrates

This recommendation is for the adhesive fixing if tiles to internal rendered walls. These are generally dry areas walls. Internal wet area walls such as in shower recesses will have applied waterproofing membranes onto which the tiles will be adhered.

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SRO 916

Tiling on Internal Dry Plasterboard Walls

This recommendation is for the installation of tiles to internal walls made of plasterboard sheeting fixed to timber or metal framed structure. Standard Plasterboard is normally finished with a matt cardboard outer layer while some manufacturers provide water resistant plasterboard that has a glossy, sealed surface appearance.

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SRO 917

Tiling to Membrane on Internal Walls

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to compatible ARDEX liquid applied waterproofing membranes (i.e. ARDEX WPM001, ARDEX WPM002 & ARDEX WPM155R) in areas such as shower recess walls. It is assumed the membrane has been applied to structurally sound substrates in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions to the requirements of AS3740-2010.

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SRO 918

Tiling on Sheet Membrane - Internal Walls

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to the ARDEX Under-tile Butynol (WPM750/ WPM1000) waterproofing membrane system that has been installed on internal wet area walls.

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SRO 919

Tile on Tile – External Concrete Floors

This recommendation is regarding the installation of new tile finishes over existing tiles on external concrete floors. It does not apply to external floors subject to rising damp or immersed conditions (including any ponding of water on the tiled surface), nor to external floors subject to vehicular traffic. This also means that external floor is to have adequate fall with sufficient drainage to remove water from the area.

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SRO 920

Tiling on New Concrete External Floors

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of floor tiles over new concrete substrates externally and applies to both concrete that has completed the recommended (AS3958.1-2007) curing/drying period as well as new concrete that has not completed the recommended curing/drying period.

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SRO 921

Tiling on Aged Concrete – External Floors

This recommendation is regarding the installation of tile finishes to external, structurally sound, aged concrete floors and may include driveway areas that will be subjected to vehicular traffic. This does not include applications subject to heavy traffic loads such as trucks, nor applications over weak, crumbly concrete substrates.

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SRO 922

Tiling on Screeds Externally

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to bedding screeds in external situations such as on patio decks & balconies

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SRO 957

Tiling on External CFC Sheeted Decks

This recommendation relates to the installation of tile finishes over external decks constructed from standard compressed fibre cement sheeting such as James Hardie Hardipanel™, or CSR Cemintel™. This recommendation does not apply to fibre cement sheeting with an applied surface sealer such as the James Hardie Scyon™ Secura™ sheet.

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SRO 924

Tiling on Sound Reduction and/or Decoupling Mats Internal Dry Floors

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of internal dry area floor tiles over cracked substrates covered with a Sound reduction and/or a Decoupling mat system. The decoupling mats are the ARDEX DS40 and the ARDEX DS60. The ARDEX DS40 mat is also system to reduce the transmittal of impact generated noise from an upper floor to the rooms below.

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SRO 929

Waterproofing and/or Tiling on Scyon™ Secura™ External Decks & Balconies

External Decks & Balconies constructed with the James Hardies Scyon™ Secura™ floor sheeting can be waterproofed and/or tiled with the application defined as either a water resistant system over open spaces; or as a waterproof deck over habitable spaces. This sheeting must be installed in accordance with the sheet manufacturers’ instructions and comply with relevant standards listed in the current National Construction Code (NCC).

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SRO 925

External Wall Tiling – Concrete

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to external concrete walls in residential and commercial situations.

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SRO 926

Tiling External Walls – Render

This recommendation is regarding adhesive fixing of tiles to rendered surfaces of external walls. In accordance with the recommendations of AS3958, all brick walls are to be rendered prior to tiling while rendering is recommended for concrete block masonry construction.

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SRO 958

External Wall Tiling on Sheet Cladding

This recommendation is regarding the installation of wall tiles to selected fibre cement sheet cladding substrates. These are the James Hardie EasyLap™ panel and the BGC Stonesheet™ fibre cement sheeting.

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SRO 927

Tiling External Wall - On Liquid Applied Membranes

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tile finishes to external walls that have been waterproofed with an ARDEX Liquid Applied waterproofing membrane.

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SRO 917

Tiling to Membrane on Internal Walls

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to compatible ARDEX liquid applied waterproofing membranes (i.e. ARDEX WPM001, ARDEX WPM002 & ARDEX WPM155R) in areas such as shower recess walls. It is assumed the membrane has been applied to structurally sound substrates in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions to the requirements of AS3740-2010.

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SRO 910

Tile on Internal Floor Membrane Liquid Applied Under-tile Systems

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to compatible ARDEX liquid applied waterproofing membranes (i.e. ARDEX WPM001, ARDEX WPM002 & ARDEX WPM155R) in areas such as shower recess floors. It is assumed the membrane has been applied to structurally sound substrates in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions to the requirements of AS3740-2010.

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SRO 928

Tiling in Swimming Pools

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles in structurally sound, concrete/concrete masonry swimming pools and includes waterproofing of the pool shell if required. While waterproofing is not normally required for in-ground concrete pools, it is recommended for suspended pools. This recommendation follows the guidelines of AS3958.1-2007, Appendix E, and ARDEX Technical Bulletin TB088.

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SRO 917

Tiling to Membrane on Internal Walls

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to compatible ARDEX liquid applied waterproofing membranes (i.e. ARDEX WPM001, ARDEX WPM002 & ARDEX WPM155R) in areas such as shower recess walls. It is assumed the membrane has been applied to structurally sound substrates in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions to the requirements of AS3740-2010.

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SRO 918

Tiling on Sheet Membrane - Internal Walls

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to the ARDEX Under-tile Butynol (WPM750/ WPM1000) waterproofing membrane system that has been installed on internal wet area walls.

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SRO 968

Tiling Internal Wet Areas over Liquid Applied + Sheet Undertile Waterproofing Membranes

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles in internal wet areas where the walls and floors have been waterproofed with a combination of liquid applied and sheet undertile membranes.

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SRO 910

Tile on Internal Floor Membrane Liquid Applied Under-tile Systems

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to compatible ARDEX liquid applied waterproofing membranes (i.e. ARDEX WPM001, ARDEX WPM002 & ARDEX WPM155R) in areas such as shower recess floors. It is assumed the membrane has been applied to structurally sound substrates in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions to the requirements of AS3740-2010.

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SRO 911

Internal Tiling on Undertile Butynol Sheet Membrane

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles to the ARDEX WPM750 (or ARDEX WPM1000) under-tile Butynol sheet rubber waterproofing membrane that has been installed on internal wet area floors.

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SRO 968

Tiling Internal Wet Areas over Liquid Applied + Sheet Undertile Waterproofing Membranes

This recommendation is regarding the adhesive fixing of tiles in internal wet areas where the walls and floors have been waterproofed with a combination of liquid applied and sheet undertile membranes.

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SRO 947

Smoothing Existing Vinyl Surfaces Prior to Installing New Vinyl Floor Coverings- Domestic Only

This recommendation is regarding the smoothing of existing embossed vinyl internal floor coverings prior to the installation of new vinyl floor coverings. It is based upon Ardex Technical Bulletin TB080 and the information on the Ardex Feather Finish product data sheet for application to domestic internal floors only. It does not apply to standard smooth surfaced vinyl floor coverings, nor does it apply to cushioned or loose laid (unbonded) floor coverings.

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SRO 945

Levelling Over Internal Epoxy Floor Coatings

The recommendation is regarding the application of thin layer Ardex levelling cements over existing epoxy floor coatings prior to the installation of other floor finishes such as resilient floor coverings (e.g. vinyl or linoleum).

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SRO 933

Levelling Over Existing Floor Tiles/Terrazzo Internal Dry Area Floors Only

This recommendation is regarding the levelling over existing floor tiles or existing terrazzo flooring on internal dry area substrates. Included are applications for residential floors and for commercial floors where levelling is required to achieve a flat surface suitable for the new floor coverings including all types of tile, carpet and resilient floor coverings as per Ardex Technical Bulletin TB017.

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SRO 944

Installation of Vinyl Wall & Floor Coverings Internal Wet Areas OF Health Care Facilities

This recommendation is regarding the application of Ardex Levelling cements to prepare internal wet areas for the installation of vinyl wall & floor coverings. The substrates shall include reinforced concrete floors with either sheet wall linings or rendered masonry walls. The Ardex Levelling systems provide high strength, dry substrates much faster than traditional cementitious toppings and allow the installation of the impervious wall & floor coverings with minimal delay. However these specialty levelling cements must be covered and protected from water penetration by a suitable membrane applied directly under the vinyl finishes.

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SRO 946

Levelling for the Installation of Resinous Coatings

This recommendation is regarding the levelling and/or smoothing of rough internal concrete substrates to allow the installation of a working floor and/or industrial floor coating systems consisting of either epoxy or polyurethane resins. Typical applications would include all internal dry floors such as utility areas, walkways & domestic garages.

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SRO 938

Under-Tile Leveller

While hard floor finishes may be adhesive-fixed to a number of Ardex floor levelling cements, this system is specifically designed to level and smooth uneven concrete substrates particularly for the installation of large format ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles internally and externally. This ensures the tiles can be installed with an even layer of adhesive for maximum contact between the back of the tile and the substrate.

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SRO 930

Levelling & Smoothing Metal Floors Prior to Installation of Resilient Floor Coverings

This recommendation is regarding the levelling & smoothing of metal floors such as in ships, oilrigs and warehouses prior to the installation of vinyl (sheet & vinyl composite tile) floor coverings as described in Ardex Technical Bulletin TB100. This recommendation also applies to textile (carpet) floor coverings.

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SRO 931

Levelling Internal Dry Floors – New Concrete

This recommendation is regarding the levelling of internal dry area, concrete floors prior to the installation of most types of floor finishes. It applies to new concrete substrates but does not apply to internal wet areas

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SRO 932

Levelling Internal Dry Floors- Old Concrete

This recommendation is regarding the levelling of internal dry area floors prior to the installation of most types of floor finishes. It applies to aged concrete substrates but does not apply to internal wet areas. The concrete must be structurally sound (at least 20MPa compressive strength and at least 1.5MPa tensile strength). All remedial work to repair corroded reinforcement steel shall be completed prior to levelling.

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SRO 934

Approved Base Screeds for Ardex Levelling Cements Internal & External

Ardex Levelling cements are designed to be used mostly as thin (<30mm thick) layer toppings to internal floors prior to the installation of floor coverings such as resilient floor finishes (e.g. vinyl or linoleum), carpet or tiles. For applications where the setdowns are greater than the thickness range for the nominated levelling cements, an approved base screed is recommended that is compatible with the levelling cements.

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SRO 942

Levelling Internal CFC Sheeted Floors Resilient Floor Coverings

This recommendation is regarding the levelling of standard CFC (Compressed Fibre Sheet) internal flooring to receive resilient (e.g. vinyl) floor coverings where the sheeting is joined together using an approved (e.g. Ardex WPM501) two part epoxy adhesive. The recommended systems are for unsealed sheets such as the James Hardie Hardipanel; the CSR Cemintel and the BGC Compressed Fibre Cement sheets.

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SRO 940

Levelling Over Heated Internal Floor Slabs

This recommendation is regarding the levelling and smoothing of concrete floors where electrical heating elements are included in the concrete substrate. The concrete floors must be structurally sound and comply with the recommendations of AS1884-2012 (i.e. at least 20MPa compressive strength and at least 1.5MPa surface tensile strength). The levelling cements may be covered with a variety of floor coverings such as resilient (e.g. vinyl or linoleum), carpet or all types of tile (e.g. ceramic, porcelain or natural stone). This recommendation is based upon Ardex Technical Bulletin TB029.

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SRO 939

Levelling over Internal Floor Heating Elements

This recommendation is regarding the levelling/smoothing over internal concrete floors to cover the electrical heating elements (mats or cables) laid over the floor surfaces prior to the installation of the floor finishes. The concrete floors must be structurally sound and comply with the recommendations of AS1884-2012 (i.e. at least 20MPa compressive strength and at least 1.5MPa surface tensile strength). This specification is based upon Ardex Technical Bulletin TB029

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SRO 937

Levelling Engineered Sheet Timber Internal Flooring

This recommendation is regarding the levelling and smoothing of engineered sheet timber internal flooring such as plywood and particleboard prior to the installation of resilient floor coverings, carpet, hard floor coverings (i.e. ceramic & porcelain tiles) and floating floors. It does not apply to substrates composed of strip timber flooring or parquetry. In addition, the applications include smoothing a sheet timber floor prior to the installation of fibre cement sheet, hardboard or MDF underlay sheets as per Ardex Technical Bulletin TB015.

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SRO 943

Levelling Internal Floors constructed from James Hardie Scyon™ Secura™ Sheeting

This recommendation is based upon ARDEX Technical Bulletin TB016 where mesh reinforcement is used with levelling underlayments for the installation of resilient (e.g. Vinyl or Linoleum) floor finishes and/or carpet over T&G timber flooring. It applies only to installations of the James Hardie Scyon™ Secura™ 22mm floor sheeting to dry internal floors. As the Scyon™ floor sheeting is not bonded together and may include flexible sealants in the sheet end joints and no sealant in the sheet side joints; any cracking of the relatively rigid levelling underlayment is not included in the underlayment product warranty.

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SRO 936

Levelling as Internal Heavy Duty Wear Surface

This recommendation is regarding the use of Ardex levelling cement as a wear surface exposed to heavy trucks and forklift traffic such as industrial (e.g. warehouse) floors which are essentially internal dry area applications. This system is not suitable for tracked vehicles.

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SRO 941

Levelling External Floors

This recommendation is regarding the levelling of external concrete floors and may include the application of a waterproofing and/or a tile finish. This application may result in ponding of water on the tiled hence the applied system is to provide minimum fall of 1:100 (i.e. 30mm over 3m). The areas of application include footpaths, courtyards, domestic garages, open patios and entertaining areas.

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SRO 948

Levelling on Approved Screed Externally

This recommendation is regarding the levelling externally over applied topping screeds on concrete substrates. AS1884-2012 requires topping screeds to achieve at least 20MPa compressive strength and at least 1.5MPa surface tensile strength hence traditional sand/cement toppings used for tile finishes are not acceptable as they do not achieve these performances.

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SRO 935

Levelling to External Pedestrian Wear Surfaces

This recommendation is regarding the levelling of concrete footpaths, courtyards and garage floors subject to foot traffic and light vehicle traffic with an exposed wear surface.

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SRO 938

Under-Tile Leveller

While hard floor finishes may be adhesive-fixed to a number of Ardex floor levelling cements, this system is specifically designed to level and smooth uneven concrete substrates particularly for the installation of large format ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles internally and externally. This ensures the tiles can be installed with an even layer of adhesive for maximum contact between the back of the tile and the substrate. It is not a system recommended for use under resilient (e.g. vinyl) floor coverings.

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SRO 1271

Concrete Repair and Façade Restoration ARDEX BR 340 and ARDEX BR 345 Structural - Hand Pack

This document details how to use Ardex products to reinstate concrete that has been damaged by spalling via chemical and mechanical means.

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SRO 1272

Concrete Repair and Façade Restoration ARDEX BR 460 Flow Structural - Form and Pour

This document details how to use ARDEX products to reinstate structural concrete that has been damaged by spalling via chemical or mechanical means. Download

SRO 1273

Concrete Repair and Façade Restoration ARDEX BR 340 and ARDEX BR 345 Non Structural - Hand Pack

ARDEX BR 340 and ARDEX BR 345 are fibre-reinforced, polymer-modified concrete patching and repair mortars. Both are high-build patching mortars capable of being applied from a minimum thickness of 10mm up to a thickness of 80mm on vertical, horizontal and overhead surfaces. They are designed to be applied by ‘hand packing’ and are used in conjunction with an appropriate ARDEX bonding bridge or primer.

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SRO 1274

Concrete Repair and Façade Restoration ARDEX BR 120 FC Non Structural - Fairing / Smoothing

ARDEX BR 120 FC is a polymer modified fairing skim coat for the final smoothing of masonry and brick walls. It is the recommended fairing coat to be used in conjunction with ARDEX BR repair mortars. ARDEX BR 120 FC is specifically designed for the preparation of façade surfaces prior to the application of ARDEX WPM 330 façade anti-carbonation membrane or ARDEX WPM310 facade and roof membrane. Download

SRO 1275

Rendering Specification ARDEX WR 80 FR, ARDEX WR 100 and ARDEX WR 120 FR Acrylic Rendering Systems – General Purpose

Rendering Specification ARDEX WR 80 FR, ARDEX WR 100 and ARDEX WR 120 FR Acrylic Rendering Systems – General Purpose

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SRO 1276

Rendering Specification ARDEX WR 120 FC Acrylic Render System – Swimming Pools

ARDEX WR 120 FR: Is a fine-grade, fibre-reinforced, acrylic render suitable for rendering the internal surfaces of a concrete swimming pool. It has an application thickness of 2-12 mm. When spray applied with appropriate apparatus, a build-up of 30mm can be achieved in one coat. Download

SRO 1277

Rendering Specification ARDEX WR 80 FR Acrylic Rendering Systems – Painted Surfaces

ARDEX WR 80 FR: Is a fine-medium grade render that is suitable for rendering walls both internally and externally. The normal application thickness is 2 – 10mm. When applied over a painted surface, the recommended application thickness is 2 – 5mm.

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SRO 1279

Coating Specification ARDEX WPM 310 Acrylic Façade Coating Systems – General Facades

ARDEX WPM 310 is a tough weather resistant water based acrylic waterproofing membrane. It has been specifically formulated as a general purpose membrane for exposed wall and roof waterproofing.

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SRO 1278

Coating Specification ARDEX WPM 330 Acrylic Façade Coating Systems – Coastal Facades

ARDEX WPM 330 is a weather resistant water based acrylic waterproofing membrane. It forms a fully bonded seamless coating on the positive side against the penetration of water, chloride ion and carbon dioxide. It has been specially designed as an exposed facade membrane to protect the building structure while still allowing the substrate to breathe.

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SRO 1280

Crack Repair and Injection Static Crack Repair

The document covers the repair of ‘static’ (stable) cracks in both horizontal and vertical concrete, brick and masonry surfaces. Advice from a structural engineer is recommended to determine whether the cracks are ‘static’ or ‘dynamic’. Ardex have no systems for the repair of dynamic cracks as these may be a sign of instability in the structure.

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Please contact ARDEX Technical Services for more information

The complete repair and surface restoration of concrete foot paths can be achieved by utilizing a range of different and complementary products. For more information, please contact ARDEX Technical Services.

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SRO 1283

Joint Treatments (Floors)

This document covers the treatment of ‘joints’ in floors with sealants, mortars, and concrete repair products. It is limited to joints in concrete, mortar, screeds and cement-based levelling compounds.

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