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BAL provides ‘a full fixing solution’

BAL, which describes itself as market leader in full tiling solutions, has provided ‘a full fixing solution’ for a multimillion pound gym development in the northwest.

Following a site visit by area sales manager Lewis Lupton and business development manager Scott Peaurt, main contractor DSC chose a full BAL specification for the new JD Gyms site in Blackburn. The state-of-the-art facility reportedly features the very best fitness equipment, studios, saunas, a JD Burn area and a sprint and prowler track.

Tiling was carried out by Cubica Tiling (Liverpool) with material supplied by Euxton Tile Supplies in Chorley. Says the company: ‘BAL Green Star ready-mixed adhesive was the tile adhesive of choice to fix metro tiles to the changing room walls. BAL Green Star is a high grab and non-slip, ready-to-use adhesive which is perfect for commercial wall tiling with small ceramics.

‘Shower walls were boarded out with 12mm BAL Board to provide a solid substrate before being primed with BAL Prime APD and tanked with BAL Tank-it – rapid-setting tanking system.

‘BAL Board is a hybrid MgO tile backer board, perfect for providing sound backgrounds for tiling walls and floors. Available in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses, it is lightweight, easy to cut and more importantly is dust-free.’

The company continues: ‘BAL Tank-it is a two-part, rapid-drying cementitious waterproofing system, that can be tiled after only 90 minutes for fast-track project completion – what’s more no priming or matting is required. Tiles were fixed with BAL Rapid-Flex One, a rapid-setting flexible tile adhesive with longer open and working times.’

Tiles on the shower floor areas were also fixed with BAL Rapid-Flex One. The project also included a sauna which was prepared with BAL Board 12mm, tanked with BAL Tank-it, and tiled fixed with BAL Rapid-Flex One. Grouting was completed with FLEX FS flexible standard-set grout from sister company Ardex.

Chris Collins from DSC said: ‘We chose a full BAL specification following consultation with Lewis and Stuart. BAL provided product guarantees and a fail-safe project specification, enabling us to complete the job in the required time and budget. BAL products are tried-and-trusted throughout the industry, so we had no hesitate in placing direct orders with Euxton Tile Supplies.’

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