residential development guide for home extensions and new dwellings 



ARDEX TILE ADHESIVE AND GROUT- Building Materials and Architectural Building Products

ARDEX UK Limited has been at the forefront of the tiling and flooring industry for over 40 years. Our continuing aim is to offer unbeatable quality whilst achieving the most cost effective solution to new build and building refurbishment problems.

The experience of the ARDEX Group and its Research and Development facility are second to none. Through innovation and enterprise, we lead the field in product development to meet the growing needs of the industry and additional demands on specifiers and contractors for fast-track programmes.

The quality and completeness of both our product range and service are endorsed by the repeated use by clients, specifiers and contractors from all sectors of business and commerce, such as:

• All major retail outlets • Health Authorities
• Local Authorities • Utilities
• Distribution • Manufacturing

So for the most comprehensive range of tiling and flooring materials available to the architect, specifier, distributor and contractor, trust ARDEX for all tiling and flooring applications.

Most home extensions requiring planning permission will probably benefit from using their products during the build.  Many Architects or House Extension Designers can incorporate their products within the scheme design drawings and specifications.

The following article may be of interest for homeowners researching this type of building product for inclusion within their own house extension scheme. 

Why Should You Select the Right Tile Adhesive?

However, it is equally important to select the right tile adhesive. The adhesive is responsible for maintaining proper cohesive force between the tiles and the tiling surface. A weak force between the tiles leads to frequent breakage and chips. The use of adhesive has simplified the art of tile installation. Nowadays, people install the tile themselves, instead of appointing a professional for the project.

There are some factors that should be considered before buying the tile adhesive. Your purchase should be based on the applications like wall tiles, floor tiles, and kitchen or bathroom tiles. If you are installing bathroom tiles, then make sure that the adhesive doesn't loosen after water spillage. The adhesive should be strong enough to support the tiles for a long time.

If you are planning to install an indoor wall tile, then you can buy organic mastics. These tiles adhesive are ultimate for vertical installations like wall tiles. However, you need to be very careful while installing them on the wall. If you want better strength and flexibility, then you can purchase thin-set mortar. It is a mixture prepared by the tile installer.

Water-mixed mortar and dry-set mortar is also a popular adhesive among the builders. It has water resistant ability that makes it suitable for bathroom installations. It hydrates when it is mixed with water. Latex mortar, acrylic -mixed mortar and epoxy mortar are also used as a tile adhesive. They are bit expensive but show remarkable results.

So, choose a suitable adhesive for the tiles and add strength to your tiling project.