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ARDEX Shower Tiling System

ARDEX X18 is a superior white polymer fortified cement-based wall and floor tile adhesive that has been specially formulated with mastic type properties. It contains specially developed fibres that add strength to the tiled area. ARDEX X18 has an extended open time, is non slump and flexible. Mix with water to achieve a mortar suitable for internal and external use in residential and commercial applications, including swimming pools. ARDEX X18 meets the Green Building Council of Australia Green Star IEQ-13 requirements for Ceramic Tile Adhesives.

ARDEX WPM 155 Rapid is a water-based, polyurethane-acrylic waterproofing membrane developed for high-performance under-tile waterproofing. When paired with ARDEX STB Tape forms a rapid waterproofing system that can be tiled over after 4 hours.

  • Waterproofing Membrane: ARDEX WPM 155 Rapid
  • Tile Adhesive: ARDEX X 18
  • Cement based grout: ARDEX FS-DD 
Key Features

ARDEX WPM 155 Rapid: 

  • Tough flexible film
  • Long shelf life
  • Meets Green Building Council of Australia Greenstar requirements IEQ-13, IEQ-11
  • Can be tiled over – good adhesion with ARDEX tile adhesives
  • Excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates
  • Fast drying
  • Class III Membrane, as per AS/NZS 4858 Wet Area Membranes
  • Tile in four hours
Scope of Use

For commercial and residential internal/external wet areas, balconies, decks and other areas that will be tiled or otherwise protected from regular foot traffic. Not suitable for permanent immersed conditions. For conditions of permanent immersion, it is recommended that ARDEX WPM 002 (Superflex Two Part) is used. For further information please call ARDEX Technical Services.

Limitations on Use

Do not use ARDEX WPM 155 Rapid under the following conditions:

  • Areas subject to negative hydrostatic pressure or rising damp, unless treated with ARDEX WPM 300
  • Wet substrates or green screeds/concrete – need to be sealed with one coat ARDEX WPM 300 as described earlier
  • Surface temperatures below 10°C or greater than 35°C
  • Do not expose to prolonged UV conditions
Other Performance Attributes
  • Tile in 4 hours
  • Ardex STB Tape and Liquid Membrane
  • Modified polyurethane acrylic waterproof membrane
  • Excellent adhesion with ARDEX tile adhesives
  • Extended coverage for minimising cost
  • Environmentally friendly — solvent free, suitable for confined areas
  • Class III Membrane — as per AS/NZS4858 Wet Area Membranes
Data Sheet: ARDEX WPM 155
Data Sheet: ARDEX X 18
Product Info: ARDEX WPM 155 Rapid
Product Info: ARDEX X 18
Product Info: ARDEX FS-DD

ARDEX New Zealand supply and manufacture a range of quality construction materials, including products for levelling floors; external and internal waterproofing; and fixing natural stone and tiles.

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