Next and UltraFloor
NEW Next stores in Cardiff and Tamworth have opened to the public with tiled floor installations completed using a leveller, primer and tile adhesive from the Instarmac ranges.
Contractor LGM Flooring secured both jobs during the end of 2016 and worked on the large stores for several weeks before handing them over.
At the Cardiff store the substrate was plywood which was primed with UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer prior to levelling with Level IT Super Flex 30.
A two component system, Level IT Super Flex 30 is rapid-setting and drying and reportedly boasts a fibre reinforced formulation. Owing to a high polymer content it also offers ‘excellent flexible properties’.
In 30 minutes, the product can be walked on and decorative floorcoverings can be applied after one hour, and resin finishes after 24 hours, reportedly saving time and money onsite.
Level IT Super Flex 30 is suitable for depths between 2-10mm and can be used with underfloor heating systems and in biologically sensitive areas owing to a protein free and low odour formulation.
To create the store's stylish entrance look UltraTile ProFlex SP was used to fix mosaic floor tiles. This adhesive is reportedly rapid setting and classified with an S1 rating for accommodating movement making it ideal for use on timber floors or with underfloor heating.
ProFlex SP can be applied at bed thicknesses from 3-20mm and has a pot-life of one hour, before setting in 2.5 hours.
Both stores have been open for several weeks now, with hundreds of shoppers walking the floor daily.