12, Sun View Crescent
Project Name / Location: 12, Sun View Crescent
Installer/Applicator: Asset Protection Services Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Kienta Engineering
Owner or Architect(s): AEDAS – Data Centre SIN 67
ARDEX Product(s) Featured: ARDEX BRP 35 EP – 200 x 20kg
ARDEX BR480 – 20,000 x 25kg
Total Area: 8,000m2
With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the global economy, it is truly remarkable that we could secure this project despite raw material pricing and availability issues. We closely examined the client’s specifications and found that capturing precise levels and providing a flat floor in accordance with ASTM 1155E – FF35 / FL25 is a critical requirement that cannot be overlooked. We have the expertise to deliver the product system to these stringent requirements.
In addition, the client was also looking for a low-maintenance floor, durable enough to withstand heavy traffic and can handle a loading of up to 4,000 pounds. ARDEX A 65 was specified to meet those requirements and offer a high-quality appearance that could impress their local and overseas guests.
ARDEX is a brand that prides itself on delivering quality products that are easy to apply and perform exceptionally well. Our commitment to timely delivery and quality services was evident in the ability to supply and deliver the necessary products during the application period as requested by the customer. Additionally, our on-site technical service provided valuable support to the applicator, ensuring a hassle-free and productive application process. The job was completed successfully within the given timeline by our approved applicator, Asset Protection Pte Ltd, who demonstrated their expertise and commitment to delivering quality work. The project was undertaken between August and November 2022, highlighting the efficacy and professionalism of ARDEX-QUICSEAL Singapore and Asset Protection Pte Ltd.
What projects are we looking for?
- Data Centers such as SIN 51 and SIN55 with flat floor requirements and epoxy finishes
- Food industries with PU system
- Electronics Industries with Anti-static epoxy system
- Factory floor upgrading
- Car park flooring
Lawrence Sting School / HoChiMinh City – Vietnam
Project Name / Location: Lawrence Sting School / Hochiminh City – Vietnam
Installer/Applicator: Hoang Ha Industrial Group Joint Stock Company
General Contractor: Hoa Binh Construction Group Joint Stock Company
Owner or Architect (s): Phu My Hung Corporation
ARDEX-QUICSEAL Product(s) Featured and Quantity: Ardex Commercial Flooring & Ardex AF 148 adhesive
To ensure success for the school project, the client needs to focus on the following essential requirements. They require low-VOC materials that can be installed quickly over a large area of 7,000m2. The levelling compound material must have exceptional flow properties and be installed with trusted Gerflor vinyl flooring finishing. By addressing these needs, we can achieve our goal of delivering a high-quality project that meets the requirements of all stakeholders.
To achieve a flawless vinyl flooring finish, a flat and smooth substrate is imperative. The adhesive used for the installation process must have a fast-drying time, enabling quick installation of large areas. In addition, the adhesive must possess a solid strength to support the installation of various vinyl flooring materials, including 2mm-thick vinyl sheets for classrooms, corridors, and library areas, and 7.5mm-thick vinyl sports flooring for sports hall areas.
By choosing ARDEX’s comprehensive system of commercial flooring and ARDEX AF 148 adhesive, both the users demonstrated their commitment to achieving exceptional quality standards and meeting the project’s installation timeline with utmost efficiency.
Unique Elements: Were there any exceptional standout items that should be noted?
The applicator was happy with Ardex product performance supplied from Ardex-Quicseal Singapore Factory with fast production time and trusted quality control. AF 148 is genuinely a multipurpose flooring adhesive choice for various vinyl flooring options, from regular vinyl sheet 2mm to vinyl sports flooring with 7.5mm thickness. The applicator was also impressed by the ease of Ardex AF 148 adhesive installation of the soft texture.
TINIWORLD – Vietnam
HOANG CHUONG TRADING INVESTMENT CONSTRUCTION JSC
Design and Build Contractor:
KINGSMEN VIETNAM CO., LTD
ARDEX Product(s) Featured:
The TINIWORLD children’s playground stores located nation-wide in Vietnam have been equipped with top-quality materials specified by an experienced interior designer. The finishing floor, a vinyl material, is 2mm thick and guarantees both durability and quality. However, that’s not where it ends. The team goes a step further by ensuring a flat substrate using the ARDEX K 310 levelling compound system. The ARDEX K 310 system is designed to dry quickly, enabling our applicators to efficiently meet the fast-track project requirements of every TINIWORLD store. With the green label and user-friendly properties of Ardex K 310, the owner and interior contractor can rest easy knowing that we’re doing our part for the environment while delivering a top-quality finish.
Jadescape Condominium – Shunfu Rd, Singapore
- Stonrich Pte Ltd / Polybuilding (S) Pte Ltd
- Welltech Construction Pte Ltd
Owner or Architect (s):
- Qingjian Realty Pte Ltd / Ong & Ong Pte Ltd
ARDEX-QUICSEAL Product(s) Featured and Quantity:
PBU Installation – estimated area of 25,000m2
• QUICSEAL 602 white + 604 (C2TES1) tile adhesive
• QUICSEAL 620 unsanded colour grout
• QUICSEAL 705 protection sheet
On-site/in-situ Installation – estimated area of 15,000m2
• QUICSEAL 601 white tile adhesive
• QUICSEAL 620 unsanded colour grout
• QUICSEAL 705 protection sheet
- The construction of 1206 residential units and 6 commercial shops in Singapore took place between 2019 and 2022. However, the project was hit by a significant delay during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a significant delay in the delivery of Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBUs) that were cast in Malaysia and sent to Singapore. The Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBUs) that were eventually delivered required repairs, which led to a very rushed timeline for the architectural work, specifically tiling installation. Additionally, there was a tight timeline for material delivery, which added to the difficulties faced during the project.
- We faced a significant challenge during our first private condominium project using Prefabricated Bathroom Units (PBUs). The architect insisted on using fast-set tile adhesive, but we were unable to propose our normal-set tile adhesive to meet our customers’ price requirements. However, we persevered and overcame the challenge by introducing QUICSEAL tile adhesives. This required several rounds of meetings, mock-ups, and explanations to convince the architect. Our team’s unwavering dedication and attention to detail ensured the project’s overall success, setting a high bar for our future endeavors.
- Stonrich has an impeccable track record of successfully installing marble with reliable and high-performance tile adhesives from QUICSEAL. The owner, architect, and main contractor had no hesitation in approving the use of QUICSEAL 602 + 604, a decision that proved to be exceptional. The commitment to customer satisfaction was unwavering, with frequent site visits and technical support provided. This level of excellence is a testament to the power of knowledge, experience, and outstanding service that Stonrich and QUISEAL bring to the table.
“Jadescape Singapore is the first development to offer the flagship Gold Standard 1 Bedroom, designed specifically for our elderly.
Smart Features include the Smart IP Camera, which allows real-time monitoring of elderly parents by children and caregivers, and the Smart Sleep Sensor, which analyses health by monitoring sleep patterns.
The entire unit is also elderly-friendly, with ramps at the entrance and balcony instead of steps. Kitchen cabinets are also thoughtfully designed at comfortable heights, with pull-down hydraulic racks. Grab bars are mounted in the bathroom, and together with slip-resistant floor tiles, provide safety even in wet environments”.
Taken from: https://jade-scape-condo.com/
Nanyang Technological University – Singapore
Project Name / Location:
Nanyang Ecology Laboratory
Owner or Architect(s):
Nanyang Technological University
ARDEX Product(s) Featured:
ARDEX R 74 SP, ARDEX R 25 SE, ARDEX WPM 300
The original specification was Heavy Duty PU screed flooring with high compressive strength of 55 N/mm2 and epoxy self-levelling with HACCP requirement from competitor.
Main contractor initially insisted on the original specification and colour requirement for the consultant for approval. Our materials unable to meet the technical specification. It was a fast pace project with only less than 2 months to complete.
We have done a product presentation with the project consultant explaining the concept of PU screed and epoxy self-levelling. Done the mock sample with different shades of grey for consultant selection. Proposed using WPM 300 as moisture barrier for the green concrete.
Giving the right and effective solutions for consultant and main contractor to complete their project in time. Maintaining the professionalism throughout the different stages of proposing and recommendation.
Lotte Department Store – Korea
- Lotte Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. – Busan City, Korea
- ARDEX ABA 660.V Acrylic Primer
- ARDEX STS 8 Superior Tensile Strength Tile Adhesive
- ARDEX E 90 Mortar Admix for use with ARDEX Cement-Based Adhesives
- ARDEX FG 8 Flexible Colored Grout for tile joints 1 to 8 mm wide
- ARDEX PANDOMO® Wall (PANDOMO W1) Decorative finishing render
- Porcelain tile installation over a busy train station (8,000 m2 /86,114 ft2)
- PANDOMO® Wall installation in the food court (1,600 m2 /17,223 ft2)
- Cellulose Fiber Cement (CRC) board substrate
- Expedited installation time frame
Built over a busy train station, the eight-story Lotte Department Store in Seoul, Korea would challenge most tile installations and wall renderings. A tile adhesive was needed to absorb the trains vibrations and have a longer working time because of high temperature in Seoul, Korea. ARDEX was asked to test their tile adhesives for the project. After the tests proved successful, ARDEX tile adhesives were approved for the installation. The developer of the project also requested the Pandomo® materials to be used on the exterior of the building. Since Pandomo® Wall is specifically designed for interior applications, the ARDEX Technical Team worked with the contractor to find a solution.
Lotte Engineering & Construction started by coating the installation surfaces with ARDEX ABA 660.V Acrylic Primer. An acrylic primer was specified for this project, because it not only creates a strong bond, but also for its flexibility. ARDEX ABA 660.V uses the most advanced acrylic polymer technology; it is totally resistant to reemulsification in the hot humid conditions associated with the summer months in Korea. Tile installation areas received a combination of ARDEX STS 8 Superior Tensile Strength Tile adhesive and ARDEX E 90 Mortar Admix. Developed for use in areas where movement is anticipated and over fibrous cement board, the combination of these two products creates a superior bond and offers increased flexibility. Once the tiles were placed, joints were filled with ARDEX FG 8 Flexible Colored Grout. ARDEX FG 8 was selected, because it is polymer fortified, making it flexible to resist cracking from the vibrations caused by the train station below. ARDEX FG 8 is mold and water resistant, and its smooth finish also reduces the amount of trapped pollutants, making it perfect for a busy department store installation. To give the food court a luxurious feel, ARDEX PANDOMO® Wall was applied. ARDEX PANDOMO® Wall was the best choice for this installation because of its bond strength, and superior tensile strength. ARDEX PANDOMO® Wall can be customized to create a unique visual experience by selecting from various color options and textures. These properties help guarantee a long-lasting beautiful installation. Because of the ARDEX Sales and Technical Teams, Lotte Department Store can expect their beautiful, low maintenance installation will last over a long period of time.
Sydney Opera House – Australia
- BetterTiles – Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
- John Holland – Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
- Original Architect – Jørn Utzon and son Jan Utzon
- Collaborator – Johnson Pilton Walker – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Product
- ARDEX Multiprime Water-Based Primer
- ARDEX Abacrete Bonding Agent for Use with Sand / Cement Screeds and Renders
- ARDEX X 77 Premium Microtec® Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive
- ARDEX E90 (ARDION 90) Admix for Cement-based Tile Adhesives
- ARDEX ABAPOXY High Performance Epoxy Adhesive and Grout
- ARDEX SE Coloured Silicone for Sanitary Installations
- Reproducing Jørn Utzon’s original vision
- Glass reinforced concrete tile was produced specifically for the project – the first of its kind in Australia, as Jan Utzon wanted a seamless floor finish
- Construction while building was being used
- Irregular shaped tiles
- Floor movement from stages and loading docks underneath foyer
- Silicone used in perimeter and expansion joints had to match the floor to create seamless look
Originally designed in 1956 by Jorn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House has become a world renowned modern piece of architecture. In 1999, Jorn Utzon was asked to become the official primary architect for all future projects in the opera house. In his regained role, Jorn, along with his son Jan Utzon and Richard Johnson of Johnson Pilton Walker helped design several projects. One of the projects Jorn was tasked with was the renovation of the western foyer. Design improvements included irregular tile shapes and glass reinforced concrete tiles with clear silicone expansion joints to create a seamless floor. Frequent floor movement was expected because of the stage and loading docks below the foyer, which could potentially cause the tiles to crack. Solution: To prepare the original substrate for the new tile installation, ARDEX recommended ARDEX Multiprime Water-Based Primer. ARDEX Multiprime is designed to improve adhesion of ARDEX products to various porous substrates. This primer dries in 15 to 30 minutes allowing subsequent products to be installed quickly. When applying the screed, ARDEX recommended ARDEX Abacrete Bonding Agent for use with sand/cement screeds and renders. ARDEX Abacrete is a liquid polymer additive that greatly improves the shear and tensile bond strength of the screed. To place the specialty tiles, ARDEX X 77 Premium Microtec® Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive was used in addition to ARDEX E 90 Admix for Cement-Based Tile Adhesives. ARDEX X 77 is a high performance, fiber reinforced polymer modified adhesive with ARDEX Microtec® Technology. The combination of these two products enhances bond strength for use in high volume foot traffic areas. When mixed with the ARDEX E 90 additive, it has water repellent qualities and improved sag resistance. By using the combination of the two products together, the specialty tiles were less likely to move while the adhesive was drying, maintaining an even surface. For the final touches, ARDEX SE Colored Silicone for Sanitary Installations was used to fill perimeter and expansion joints and ARDEX ABAPOXY High Performance Epoxy Adhesive and Grout was sprinkled over the silicone for a matte finish. This enhanced the seamless look of the tile installation. To grout the rest of the tile, ARDEX ABAPOXY was selected for its permanent color capabilities. ARDEX ABAPOXY also has a high resistance to chemicals, so commercial cleaning required for a high traffic area would not have an adverse affect on the grout. Each of the ARDEX products used were low in VOC, allowing the Sydney Opera House to remain open during the installation.
Pharmaceutical Services Store & Loading Bay – Brunei
Department of Pharmaceutical Services Store and Loading Bay, Brunei
ARDEX R 74 SP ARDEX R 35 SE
SITUATION AND CHALLENGES:
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services Store and Loading Bay with a total area size of 3,500 sqm needed a new flooring with a high build, tough, hardwearing surface. The job was completed within 25 days in March 2017. As always in industrial areas, the floor has to be highly resistant against abrasion due to heavy traffic and also against mechanical and chemical cleaning.
ARDEX Industrial Flooring products ensure absolute product compatibility and market leading performance.
ARDEX R 74 SP Self-smoothing Polyurethane Screed was used to achieve a seamless floor providing chemical resistance, high mechanical properties, heat & slip resistance and a mat decorative finish.
After having prepared and primed the floor properly, the homogenous mix of the two component PU screed (resin and hardener) was applied with a trowel with the required thickness of 3mm.
After 7days full cured, ARDEX R 35 SE Solvent-free High Build Epoxy coating was used to provide a high build, tough, hard-wearing surface with a gloss finish. The slip resistance was achieved with adding fine aggregate to the mix of ARDEX R 35 SE. The requested colour for this project was grey (RAL 7035).
After only 7 days, the floor is fully cured and can be used for vehicular traffic.
That’s exactly what was required for this loading and unloading bay in the industrial building in Brunei.
Google Office – Bangkok Thailand
Installer / Applicator:
Pandomo Floor (K1) and
Pandomo Wall (W1)
This 2014 newly built Google office in Bangkok is truly a fun and idealistic place with mural and decorations expressing local personality. A place where every employee a hand-on contributor will feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinion. In this project the floor and wall was equipped with Pandomo floor and wall. All in all, 200m2 of Floor and 200m2 of wall are applied by Pandomo Bangkok in 2 weeks.
POSB Bank – Singapore
Installer / Applicator:
Master’s Touch Coating Pte Ltd
ARDEX WPM 300 (Epoxy Membrane for Negative Pressure Applications) ARDEX WPM 908 (Water Based Acrylic Trafficable Membrane) ARDEX 291 (One Component Non Sag Polyurethane Sealant) ARDEX WPM 900 (Multipurpose Liquid Applied Trafficable Waterproofing)
- 1000 sqm of metal roof top with 200 sqm of RC roof during moosoon season
- Existence of operational air handling units discharging constant condensation water into the RC roof
An existing commercial building needed waterproofing improvement work on the roof to resolve leakages problem into the level below. Due to the fact that the RC roof has numerous operational air handling units which are discharging condensation water at almost all time, the substrate in the RC roof is constantly damp. Preformed Waterproofing solution is out of question due to the fact there are a lot of ancillaries services on the RC roof and it would means there were be too many detailing works to be done which not only will slow the installation process but also create too many potential source of leakages if it is not properly done. The damp substrate and requirement for a membrane that would take regular human traffic would also means generally stand‐alone liquid applied membranes without additional reinforcement would not be suitable. The metal roof that is of normal metal roof with enamel paint, and have requirement f or a product with waterproofing properties to be applied onto it and to be cost effective as well
Due to the monsoon season and consistent dampness from numerous air compressors on the RC roof and the need for a waterproofing product system that is robust enough to allow trademen to carry out routine maintenance service a liquid applied waterproofing product would still be the choice of product to go with due to seamless and quick application method Ardex proposed the WPM908 liquid applied waterproofing system which is an acrylic based internally reinforced trafficable waterproofing membrane which means site installation of additional fibre reinforcement is not required The system also include WPM300 as a primer and damp proof layer which means the constant dampness of the substrate would be a source of any possible blisters in the installed membrane in near future. For the steel roof, cost factor is one of the most important factor as it is just a preventive requirement for the end user, ARDEX WPM 900 is recommended because it can work effectively on a un‐rust metal roof without the need for primer, at the same time, it is water based or ease of site application and robust enough that allows human traffic to walk on without the need for reinforcement. The above products recommendation are highly appreciate by the end user and installer as it allows the parties to achieve a cost effective and efficient waterproofing system that are suited to the needs of the building to deliver a problem free environment for years to come for its occupants and also to work around the weather and site challenges presented during that period.