Several adhesive products from the Ardex range were specified for tiling the Vibe Hotel, a new property situated only 150 metres from the entry to the new Canberra Airport terminal.

The highlight of the new hotel is a full height atrium with the large ground floor housing the reception, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. The Vibe Hotel will have 12 suites, five single-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom apartments as well as 170 guest rooms.

Ardex products used during the tile installation included:

ARDEX X 18: Used for tiling an area measuring approximately 5000 square metres, the X 18 is a superior fortified cement-based wall and floor tile adhesive that adds strength to tiled areas. Used in both internal and external areas as well as in swimming pools, the adhesive delivered benefits such as extended open time and non-slump and flexible capabilities to PDA Marble.

ARDEX X18 or ARDEX S 16: The two tile adhesives were used to tile an additional 1000 square metres of area downstairs with travertine tiles.

ARDEX Multiprime: This adhesive provided improved adhesion to various porous substrates.

ARDEX SE Silicone and ARDEX ST Silicone: ST Silicone provided a neutral curing, non-staining silicone for use on the stone benchtops. The smooth, easy application and superior bond strength, coupled with the anti-fungal inhibitors, made it an ideal choice for PDA Marble.

ARDEX FG8 Grout: The FG8 grout was used for its excellent workability and ease of use on both walls and floors.