COMMERCIAL floor screed and tile fixing products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified for the refurbishment of the showroom at the Hodgson Mazda dealership in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The 330sq m floor space accommodates new cars that offer solutions to keep car and driver in harmony.
The original showroom floor was covered with a combination of carpet and ceramic tiles. It took a team of...Continue Reading
BOSTIK has supplied a range of subfloor preparation and adhesive products for use at a primary school located in a new 1,200-acre urban development in Rugby, Warwickshire.
St Gabriel’s Church of England Academy is the first primary school being built on the new Houlton development, which is situated on the site of the old Rugby Radio Station.
The development is named after the American town of...Continue Reading
STYCCOBOND F49 Hybrid PS is F Ball’s temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive that combines instant initial grab with ultra-high bond strength to hold vinyl tiles and sheet in place across a range of temperatures. The water-based adhesive has been developed for use in conditions subject to extreme temperature fluctuations as low as -20deg C and up to +60deg C such as conservatories...Continue Reading
BAL products have reportedly played a significant role in a major refurbishment scheme of Rugby Central Shopping Centre.
Formerly called the Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby Central is a two-story shopping mall in the heart of the town with more than 50 outlets.
The two-year refurbishment of the centre included revamping shop fronts, installing new, energy-efficient LED lighting systems and...Continue Reading
NORCROS Adhesives, the tile adhesive, grout and preparation products manufacturer, has won the Gold Award for Best Environmental Initiative at the recent Tile Association Awards.
‘This achievement is impressive enough in its own right, but is even more so, since this is now the third year in a row that the company has won this prestigious accolade,’ says Norcros.
The Award is in recognition of...Continue Reading
BOSTIK has introduced Bostik’s Best – a new, solvent-free, multifunctional dispersion adhesive that’s suitable for use with LVTs, linoleum, rubber, sheet vinyl, thermo-acoustic underlays and more.
Designed to offer the best-in-handling characteristics, Bostik’s Best has an open-time range and a high bonding strength, as well as pressure sensitive properties. It’s also suitable for use as a...Continue Reading
SUITABLE for fixing natural stone and large format ceramics, porcelain and terrazzo, BAL Pourable One tile adhesive is said to be a new and improved alternative to BAL Stone & Tile PTB.
With all the same reported benefits, BAL Pourable One is available as just a white adhesive – meaning only one bag is needed – making it a suitable solution for commercial flooring installations with light,...Continue Reading
ULTRATILEFIX, part of Instarmac Group, is reportedly home to a portfolio of contractor-friendly, premium floor tile adhesives suitable for the flooring industry.
For the installation of ceramic and porcelain floor tiles, UltraTileFix recommends the use of a standard set tile adhesive such as ProSet SS. ‘Formulated with extended workability, ProSet SS can receive light foot traffic within 18 hours ...Continue Reading
KERAKOLL says it has a comprehensive range of high performance flooring adhesives for wood, laminate, vinyl, textile and ceramic. ‘These have been developed to be as friendly to the environment and human health as possible without sacrificing performance and ease of use,’ it says.
The company’s Biogel adhesive range has just been awarded the Tile Association prize for Best Innovation 2018. The...Continue Reading
UZIN has launched a new single component high temperature or pressure sensitive adhesive, Uzin KE 49 HT.
For quick, easy and reliable LVT or vinyl installations, then Uzin KE 49 HT apparently offers ‘perfect results’.
‘This new adhesive gives flooring contractors’ flexibility when working,’ says the company. ‘The hybrid application enables it to be used as a pressure sensitive adhesive or as a...Continue Reading
TILEMASTER Adhesives’ new Magix is claimed to be a revolutionary high yield wall and floor tile adhesive. Developed to offer ‘exceptional workability’, Magix’s high yield formulation gives coverage equivalent to a traditional 20kg bag of sand/cement-based tile adhesive from a 10kg bag, doubling coverage rates.
Available in white and grey, Tilemaster Magix is offered in two different formats:...Continue Reading
MAPEI UK has launched what it describes as a new high performance, one-component silylated polymer-based adhesive for installing LVT floorcoverings: Mapei Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT.
This product is designed for use on interior floors for LVT floorcoverings and as a universal adhesive for all types of textile and resilient flooring coverings, including vinyl. Mapei Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT is suitable...Continue Reading
AN integrated package of Altro floors, walls and ceilings has been installed in a brand-new flagship Spinal Injury Centre in Dorset, run by disability charity Livability, creating a homely, design-led unit with a high level of aesthetic appeal.
Livability Holton Lee has recently undergone a total refurbishment, carried out by main contractor Stepnell, transforming the existing care home into a...Continue Reading
PERSONALISATION in the nursing home industry is about having choice and control and person-centred care is something that, in theory, any service can achieve. It’s about being sensitive to individual needs and desires and delivering an environment that matches the aspirations of the carers and the patients. There’s no doubt the flooring element of the overall mix plays a huge part in delivering...Continue Reading
SPRINGFIELD Healthcare’s Chocolate Works Care Village is housed in the former headquarters of the world-renowned Terry’s of York chocolate factory and offers residential, nursing and dementia care.
Various Danfloor products were selected by Springfield and installed by MG Flooring and Building. Equinox Tones Beige was fitted throughout the bedroom suites and apartments and then a range of...Continue Reading
INSTALLING flooring in care homes can pose several challenges for flooring contractors. If flooring is installed along corridors for example, residents may be required to remain inside or outside of their accommodation for prolonged periods of time.
Where communal areas, such as dining rooms or lounges, are being refurbished, access to facilities could be restricted, causing inconvenience for...Continue Reading
WHEN installing floorcoverings in marine environments, contractors are faced with particular considerations, chief of which is the legal requirement to ensure products used in such installations comply with the Marine Equipment Directive (MED).
The MED is an EU regulation that sets out performance and testing standards to be met by all products and equipment used on board marine vessels. It...Continue Reading
AS part of its drive for increased awareness across the UK, BAL has taken delivery of new truck trailers emblazoned in the manufacturer’s distinct red BAL branding.
The trucks – which also feature BAL’s ‘We know tiling inside + out’ slogan – are being rolled out in the coming weeks in collaboration with Browns Group, the company’s haulage partner.
Alex Underwood, head of marketing at BAL said:...Continue Reading
THE underlay manufacturing process is built on a rich foundation of British heritage and many of the brands we see today still produce their products right here in the UK. What’s more, many are being made from recycled materials.
But how has innovation been so important to the UK over the years? And based on this change where is innovation going?
It goes unnoticed to most, but innovation has...Continue Reading
WITH sales of luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) increasing, Interfloor says it’s used its considerable experience and knowledge to develop a specialist collection of Duralay underlays and adhesives designed to make floors even more comfortable underfoot and to ensure the tiles look good for longer.
‘Interfloor's new LVT underlays are quick to fit, easy to work with, and help reduce the risk of damage...Continue Reading
NOBODY wants to study in a noisy room. Think what a library would be like if everybody was trudging around on wooden floors or ceramic tiles? Noise is increasingly becoming a problem in schools and other learning environments, it most definitely affects the audibility of speech. There’s no doubt the effects of noise hamper learning opportunities for learners.
While at school children are exposed...Continue Reading
XPS Foam says it’s the only UK manufacturer of XPS underlay, manufacturing from fully recycled materials. Using what it describes as the latest technology in extrusion, thermoforming and recycling processes, XPS Foam offers a range of underlays compatible with floorcoverings including wood, laminate, vinyl and LVT.
XPS Foam’s 3mm Premier Underlay is said to be suitable for use with all wood and...Continue Reading
PRO-TEK WPC, which is described as the next generation engineered vinyl floor, is said to offer a raft of performance benefits, including acoustic impact sound performance up to 24db.
The new waterproof ‘wood plastic composite’ floor features a robust multi-layered construction and integral premium IXPE foam underlay base.
Boards are said to lock together to create a durable and dimensionally...Continue Reading