Surface preparation – Norcros Adhesives

NORCROS Adhesives offers a range of tile adhesives and surface preparation products. The company says it’s demonstrated its products can meet the most demanding goals, which is why it has an exclusive arrangement with Barratt Homes – a UK housebuilder - on its range of tile adhesives.

The new Barratts agreement followed trials using Norcros Pro-Gyp Base Fast Track Sealer on the prestigious Sugar Quay development in London.

‘Norcros Pro-Gyp Base Fast Track Sealer allows fast track fixing to anhydrite screeds,’ says the company. ‘This product is a system solution which enables tiling to be carried out on to anhydrite screeds at a much higher humidity level (95%) than the standard requirement of 75% RH, which can generally be achieved within seven days of laying the screed instead of the standard minimum requirement of 60 days for a 50mm thick screed.’

Norcros Adhesives reportedly also offers one of the widest ranges of levelers available on the market, to accommodate newly-laid or screeded floor which needs levelling to reduce height variances.

As part of its one-stop shop to cover all stages of the flooring or tiling process, the full range of levelers from Norcros Adhesives includes products for different applications. Norcros Pro 30 Fast Track Eco Levelling Compound is the newest addition to the range and contains recycled crushed glass, replacing quarried sand. It’s reportedly suitable for many different substrates.

‘Norcros Pro 30 Fast Track Eco can be used for encapsulating under-tile heating mats and cables, protecting the heating elements during the tile-fixing process as well as providing a level surface for tiling,’ says the company. ‘It’s suitable for use on timber floors which have been overlaid with 15-18mm WBP or marine-grade plywood.’

Other products in the levelers range include Norcros Pro 50 Levelling Compound, a single part, fibre-reinforced self-smoothing floor underlayment; Norcros Pro 10 Levelling Compound, a single part polymer modified self-smoothing floor levelling compound; Norcros 2-Part Levelling Compound, which can be used from feather edge to 10mm in one application, reportedly without the need for additional granite chippings; Norcros Pro 10+ Levelling Compound, a pumpable polymer-modified cementitious single part floor leveller, suitable for use up to 10mm in one application.

‘Our aim is to help contractors eliminate problems on a job and create trouble-free substrates, whether they are to receive tiles, resilient or soft flooring finishes,’ says Richard Wallis, managing director of Norcros Adhesives.

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