ARDEX IFS - Industrial self-leveling mortar

Self-levelling mortar for industrial use, usable after 72 hours. Specially designed for industrial buildings, warehouses, car parks, etc. Applicable from 5 to 10mm thick. High resistance. Interior. Ardurapid® effect. Complies with EN 13813 CT C30 F7 A15. A2(fl) fire performance.

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CT    Efecto Arduraid     Marcado CE

Field of application:

Self-levelling mortar for levelling and renovation of concrete floors, cement and anhydrite screeds, ceramic, non-ceramic and other coverings.

Creation of surfaces for the laying of ceramic tiles, natural stone and other coverings.

Creation of screeds in industrial and commercial sectors, sealed with Ardex paints and varnishes.

In interiors only.


Powder based on special cements and plasticisers with good dispersibility and special fillers. 

Mixed with water, a smooth, self-levelling, pumpable mortar is obtained, which is workable in 1/2 hour and passable in 3 hours.

The mortar dries and hardens by hydration, without shrinkage, avoiding the appearance of cracks.

Substrate preparation:

The substrate must be dry, clean, compact, free of dust and separating agents. To avoid the appearance of air bubbles and to improve adhesion on porous substrates, these must be prepared with Ardex P51, primer diluted with water in a 1:1 ratio.

The substrate must always remain dry. On dense or slightly porous substrates, prime with ARDEX EP2000 sandblasted to saturation.

Instructions for use:

Pour clean water into a clean container and add the powder, stirring vigorously with a stirrer, until a homogeneous, fluid mortar is obtained.

The mixing ratio is 4 3/4 - 5 1/4 l. per 25 kg. 

The mortar can be worked for approx. 1/2 hour at temperatures between 18-20°C.

Low temperatures extend and high temperatures reduce the working time.

The mortar is easily spread by means of a spreader skid and smoothed with a smoothing trowel.

Layer thicknesses:

On concrete screeds, cement screeds and smooth non-porous substrates, to which a bonding bridge based on sandblasted ARDEX EP2000 has been applied, a layer thickness of up to 50 mm of ARDEX IFS (elongated with sand) can be applied. 

On anhydrite substrates (prepared according to BEB data sheet) a continuous layer of ARDEX IFS up to 10 mm thick can be applied. 

For thicknesses greater than 10 mm up to a maximum of 20 mm, the ARDEX IFS must be extended with sand. 

Work the ARDEX IFS at temperatures above +5°C and below +30°C. The surface layer must be protected from drying out too quickly due to sunlight and draughts.

Small works:

Pour 10 to 10.5 litres of clean water into a container with a capacity of approx. 50 litres. With the aid of an electric mixer, mix 50 kg = 2 bags of ARDEX IFS until a homogeneous, lump-free mortar is obtained.

Large building sites:

For pumping the mortar, helical, cylindrical or continuous pumps capable of pumping 20-40 l of mortar per minute are suitable.

If elongated mortar with sand is applied, the hoses should be lubricated with a mixture of 1 sack of ARDEX IFS and 8 l. of water. The use of cement slurry is prohibited for the lubrication of the hoses.

The machine and hoses must be washed out if they are not used for more than 1/2 hour.

Processing of industrial and commercially usable coatings:

The load-bearing capacity of the substrate, whether cement screed (ZE 30- ZE 50) or concrete (B 25 - B 35) must be load-bearing.

The substrate must be treated by shot blasting or milling to remove impurities, separating agents, surface disintegration and binder build-up. These prepared surfaces must be primed with ARDEX P51 diluted 1:1 with water. In some cases, a primer with ARDEX EP2000 with sand seeding may be necessary.

ARDEX IFS is load bearing, as assigned in part 1 of the corresponding AGI A 12 worksheet "Industrial Flooring", for cement screeds with strength class ZE 30-ZE 50 without drag load.


If more than one layer of ARDEX IFS is to be made, the dry mortar layer shall be primed with ARDEX P51 diluted 1:3 with water to prevent bubble rise. 

ARDEX IFS must not be used outdoors or in constantly wet areas.


Contains cement. Reacts alkaline. Protect skin and eyes.

In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with water and consult a doctor.

After drying the product is physiologically and ecologically harmless.

GISCODE ZP 1 = contains cement, low in chromate.

Technical data

  • Mixing ratio: Approx. 4 3/4 - 5 1/4 litres of water for 25 kg of powder, which corresponds to approx. 1 vol. water : 3 3/4 vol. powder.
  • Density: Approx. 1.27 kg/l.
  • Density of the mortar when fresh: Approx. 2.0 kg/litre.
  • Yield : Approx. 1.65 kg powder per m 2 ymm.
  • Open time (20°C): Approx. 25min.
  • Workability (20°C): Approx. 30min.
  • Protective sealing After pouring the mortar with ADI COAT 4000 (Discontinued): Up to 10 mm: 1 day.
  • Up to 30 mm: 3 days.
  • Up to 50 mm: 7 days.

Compressive strength: 

  • After 1 day approx. 14 N/mm2
  • After 7 days approx. 20 N/mm2
  • After 28 days approx. 32 N/mm2

Flexural strength:

  • After 1 day approx. 3.8 N/mm2
  • After 7 days approx. 5.8 N/mm2
  • After 28 days approx. 10 N/mm2

Brinell hardness:

  • After 1 day approx. 60 N/mm2
  • After 7 days approx. 65 N/mm2
  • After 28 days approx. 90 N/mm2

Suitable for wheeled furniture: Yes

Packaging: 25 kg bags.

Storage: Approx. 12 months in a dry place in its original closed packaging.

Product Details

Morteros autonivelantes
Single component
25 kg
Normative UNE
UNE 13813 CT
Drying time
Fast - Ardurapid effect
Marked CE
Quality certificate
ISO 9001 - LLoyds Register Quality Assurance Limited


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