ALIQUIPPA, PA -- Ardex N 23™ MICROTEC® Rapid Set Natural Stone and Tile Mortar is now available for purchase at Ardex distributors throughout North America.Ardex N 23 MICROTEC Rapid Set Natural Stone and Tile Mortar

Ardex N 23 contains proprietary self-drying properties that prevent the staining and warping of moisture sensitive natural stone tile for interior applications. Ardex N 23 is also formulated with MICROTEC® Technology, which delivers tangible benefits that include rapid setting properties that allow tile to be grouted in two hours, an extended open time of 60 minutes and a creamy consistency for ease of application.

"The rapid set properties of Ardex N 23 make it ideal for fast track tile installations," said Harrison Gardner, Business Manager, Ardex Americas Tile and Stone Installation Systems. "Ardex self-drying technology helps to prevent staining, warping and efflorescence issues often associated with sensitive natural stone such as marble."

One 40-pound bag of Ardex N 23 provides an outstanding coverage rate of 103 square feet with a 1/4-inch notch square trowel.