Weber - refurbishment (1)
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 a range of solutions to keep car and driver ‘in perfect harmony’.
The original showroom floor was covered with a combination of carpet and ceramic tiles. It took a team of applicators from Northern Industrial Flooring, Sunderland, to remove the covering and diamond-grind down to a clear and level surface.
The floor was then treated with weberfloor 4716 primer, a styrene acrylate dispersion that should be diluted with clean water, which is reportedly designed for use on a range of substrates. The primer regulates the porosity of the substrate and is said to improve adhesion of flooring products while reducing the formation of pinholes. The product can also be spray-applied for use on large areas.
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow, a fibre reinforced levelling compound, was then pump applied to a thickness of 8-10mm. Mike Robson, Northern Industrial Flooring, said: ‘This is the first time we’ve worked with Weber products and we’re delighted with the ease of application of weberfloor 4310 fibre flow. It’s spot-on and has produced an excellent finish.
Mike continued: ‘And we appreciated the technical advice we received from Weber which helped enormously. Without doubt we’ll use Weber again.’
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow screed is designed for application at thicknesses between 5-50mm and formulated from special cements, aggregates, supplementary binders and chemical admixtures. It’s supplied as a blended dry powder and designed specifically for renovation of existing floors and floating floor construction in domestic and commercial applications.
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow can reportedly receive foot traffic after between two to four hours and can be tiled after 12-24 hours, dependent on the ambient temperature following installation. The fibre reinforcement aids durability and allows it to be used in conjunction with under floor heating systems and floating floors.
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow is claimed to have excellent spreading and smoothing characteristics. It is also claimed to have low alkalinity and low emissions during drying and is casein-free.
The extensive showroom area was tiled by family-owned W Rodgerson & Sons Tilers, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, which contracted Northern Industrial Flooring to partner it on this project. Before the team applied large format 600x600mm glazed porcelain tiles with weberset SPF in White to the showroom floor, and a 250x400mm version in the cloakrooms, weber PR360 multi-purpose priming solution was applied.
weberset SPF is a polymer-modified, cement-based, flexible floor and wall tile adhesive that will apparently accommodate limited movement from heated screed and even over-boarded wooden floors. It has 24- hour setting attributes and is suitable for fixing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles.
It’s available in grey or white, packaged in 20kg bags, and reportedly requires only the addition of clean water onsite. The bags also carry Weber Rewards stickers where unique codes can be registered at www.loveweber.co.uk as part of the Weber Rewards loyalty scheme.
‘Using Weber products removes any concerns about effective performance, as we know from experience that every Weber product will work perfectly, whatever condition we find the job in,’ reports Neil Rodgerson, WRS Tilers.
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow is featured in the new one-hour long Riba-Assessed ‘Introduction into Flowing Floor Screeds’ CPD which can be presented by Weber’s specification team at your premises or at a Saint-Gobain facility or training academy anywhere in the UK.
This service is free-of-charge and available on request. This comprehensive CPD presentation covers many subjects from why and where to use floor systems; the attributes of commercial floors; design considerations; the demands of the finished floor that will have an influence on specification, through to renovation, fast-track construction and drying times.
The CPD includes an application video showing the attributes of weberfloor 4310 fibre flow smoothing compound which is of specific interest to both designers and applicators.
Weber’s floor screeds and tile fixing products are manufactured in sustainable, modern manufacturing facilities in Bedfordshire, Shropshire and Ireland, ensuring product quality, conformity and availability, with reduced transportation costs and CO2 emissions.
Weber has a team of experienced technical advisors who are available to provide advice both at the specification stage and during application. Detailed specifications can be provided for specific projects while site visits and on-site support can be arranged.
For more information about the Flooring CPD, to make a booking, or for technical support including training courses, contact Saint-Gobain Weber on the details below.