FLEXBONE takes the Helm!

“3rd Shift pays better than sleep”

This was the exact thing Daniel Helm; owner of Helm Construction, kept telling himself while taking on two bathroom remodels in Vestal, NY.

Daniel had used ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® just twice before taking on this job, but was already hooked on using ARDEX Tile and Stone Installation System products!

“FLEXBONE, not unlike every other ARDEX product out there, beats the competition. The single direction troweling to fill the surface is a big time saver and I found it to be less fatiguing.”, proclaimed Daniel.

Besides ARDEX FLEXBONE, Daniel used an array of ARDEX Tiling products for the install.

“The speed advantage of the 207 versus thinsets gets me installing faster and maximizing profits”,  said Daniel in regards to using ARDEX AF 207™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid-Set Uncoupling Bonding Adhesive.

ARDEX WA™ High-Performance, 100% Solids Epoxy Grout and Adhesive in Slate Gray and Fresh Lily were used in the master and smaller bathrooms.

ARDEX Liquid Backer Board® Self-Leveling Underlayment for Interior Wood and Concrete Subfloors was poured on the entire floor in the master bathroom.

“X5 is an amazing thinset to work with, sticks to the tiles and substrates with a DEATH GRIP and keeps its’ exact form…”, said Daniel on using ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar.

“I can’t say enough good about your products. They are the best and I refuse to use anything else!”

Thank you to Daniel Helm for sharing this incredible bathroom remodel!

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Try the new ARDEX OVP™ White!!


Trowelable finishing compound used for tilt-up walls, pre-cast or poured in place concrete panels, and other concrete or masonry surfaces.

Product page: http://bit.ly/2oQ1JvR

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ARDEX Americas Wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices Award

Aliquippa, PA, April 5, 2017 – ARDEX Americas has received the Engaging Pittsburgh Innovative People Practices award, recognized in the category; Innovation in Learning and Development. The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA), the largest Pittsburgh based HR organization, has sponsored this event for over a decade. This award celebration recognizes employers from across the Pittsburgh region who have demonstrated creativity in designing business practices that have significantly contributed towards organizational and employee achievements. This award exemplifies the commitment we have made to key business strategy, “Drive Culture and People Development.”

ARDEX Americas was recognized for creating a customized, multi-tiered, learning and development program called “Stepping Stones” to better prepare the hi-potential talent pool, to “step up” to new opportunities. Kathryn Gardner, ARDEX Recruitment and Employee Development Manager explained, “We believe our employees are our most important asset as an organization and it is critical to create innovative education programs to enhance learning and develop an engaged workforce.” Founded in 1978, ARDEX Americas has always put a focus on learning and education for their customers -and employees. Rhonda West, ARDEX Human Resources Director notes, “ARDEX is known for innovative products, so this award continues a culture of innovation for our overall people process.”

Award synopsis: Americas has created a customized, multi-tiered, learning and development program, that addresses the training needs for every level of personnel, from the individual contributor, to executive leadership.  “Stepping Stones”, is successfully meeting the key challenges identified by the business in successfully assimilating new employees into Company Culture, creating a skilled, diverse and engaged workforce, and a dynamic, hi-potential talent pool, who are better prepared to “step up” to new opportunities – both locally, and globally. ARDEX Americas has made “Driving Culture and People Development”, a key business strategy, and has invested significant time and resources, in creating learning and development programs that directly address business needs, impact bottom-line line results, and give them the competitive advantage. ARDEX is truly making their people, ‘the Foundation on which we build our Business”.

PHRA awards press release link; http://www.pittsburghhra.org/page/22

For more information on ARDEX Americas, please visit www.ardexamericas.com

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Cronin Showroom Gets a Remodel!

2,000+ square feet of ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE®!

The Cronin Company in Portland Oregon recently remodeled their showroom using 4′ x 5″ Rosse wood-like plank tiles. Pacific Specialty Stoneware installer Terry Hagelberger installed the showroom floor using ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE® Floating Uncoupling Membrane, ARDEX UD 146™ Edge Insulation Strip, ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar, and ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout in Gray Dusk!

“Installing flexbone for easy removal when needing to remodel”, was a key factor for Terry and Pacific Specialty on choosing ARDEX FLEXBONE®!

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20 Years in the Making!

ARDEX Americas thanks Boone Distributors for 20 Years of Success through Partnership and Commitment!


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ARDEX Adopt-A-Highway – Thank You!

Thank you to the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who dodged “April showers” to pick up the following debris from Todd Road and the ARDEX campus during our Spring clean-up held yesterday, April 4th.  The team picked up 30 trash bags, a tire, a TV and other miscellaneous debris. This is ARDEX’s 11th year participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program. We achieved our 10-year designation in 2016.

Our volunteers were as follows: Bob Kosior, Brandon Hoo, Breanne Thompson, Bret Lewis (Team Lead), Brian Leheny, Charles Powell, Dan Higgins, Dan McLaughlin, Eric P. McGrosky, Harold Cain, Joe Tisak, Kathryn Gardner (Team Lead), Lori Angelo, Mark Perez, Matt Costanza, Randy Holt, Rhonda West, RJ Smith, Ryan Koerbel, Sean Wormald, Sharon Prince (Team Lead), Steven Newbrough, Tom Tran, Tony Tilford.

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Launching at Coverings ’17!

What can withstand 150+ Freeze Thaw Cycles?

What can defy even the strongest rains?

What is insensitive to the harshest heat and humidity?

Find out at ARDEX Americas, Booth 2638, during Coverings ’17!

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Countdown to Coverings ’17!

ONLY 4 Days Left Until COVERINGS ’17!

Checkout the ARDEX Americas Booth (2638) located in the TCNA Pavilion!


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An Edge Above the Rest

An Edge Above the Rest

Cutting Edge Tile Inc, Owner Carl “TheFlash” Leonard recently used ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems for a 95 sq. ft. bathroom remodel in Sewell, NJ. ARDEX UI 740™ FLEXBONE® Uncoupling Membrane was installed over 3/4″ plywood subfloor with ARDEX AF 207™ Pre-Mixed, Rapid Set Uncoupling Membrane Bonding Adhesive. 12″ x 24″ porcelain tiles were installed on the shower wall using ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar.

“I like FLEXBONE uncoupling underlayment because of it’s unique ability to accept Latex modified thinsets on top and bottom. I’ve also noticed that I use significantly less thinset during pre fill . Ardex is definitely at the forefront of the Industry with these products. I spec out Ardex products with every project i take on!  I give a 20 year Guarantee with my installs.  Ardex allows me to offer this great Guarantee to my clients and I sleep well at night knowing that I use the Best Products available.”, TheFlash on why he LOVES using ARDEX!

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SLU Training at ARDEX Academy!

ARDEX Americas hosted a Self-Leveling Underlayment training, “Bigger Tile Needs Better Preparation” at the Stockton, CA location this past Tuesday!

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