Ardex presents its new Flexbone uncoupling systems: Ardex UI 720 Floating Uncoupling Membrane and Ardex UI 740 Uncoupling Membrane. According to Russ Gaetano, Ardex Americas tile and stone installation systems marketing manager, “Ardex Flexbone uncoupling systems with GripLock Technology deliver an enhanced level of protection for tile and stone installations, providing improved shear resistance and bond strength.”

UI 720 is the only unbonded, 100% uncoupling system available in the industry, according to the company. It can be used over difficult substrates and is ideal for frequently changed floors in boutique retail stores, multi-unit housing, showrooms and trade show exhibits.

“Ardex UI 720 Floating Uncoupling Membrane saves installers time and money by eliminating several steps required in traditional uncoupling installations,” noted Mark Pennine, Ardex tile and stone installation systems technical manager. “Simply unroll the mat over the substrate—no setting mortar required.”

UI 740 is a high-load, bonded version ideal for high-traffic, high-stress installations in airports, office buildings, hotel lobbies and condominiums. It provides waterproofing, maximum shear and tensile bond strengths. When used in conjunction with Ardex mortars and grouts, both membranes are eligible for an Ardex SystemOne Warranty.

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