ULTRAFLOOR says it’s delighted to have supplied subfloor preparation materials to Specialist Screed (Flooring) Solutions to complete a 180sq m project at leading family attraction, Hobbledown Farm.
The farm is home to a variety of family attractions including animal experiences, indoor play area, Raptor Centre, as well as a world of adventure in the Imaginarium. Part reptile house, part water play and part interactive jungle, the Imaginarium is a popular attraction at Hobbledown which welcomes thousands of visitors a year.
Hobbledown Farm is open seven days a week and therefore the 180sq m refurbishment project needed to be completed on time and without delay. What’s more, the interactive floor needed to have a perfectly flat finish so not to pose trip hazards for the children playing in the barn.
With a long and established relationship working with UltraFloor, the team at Specialist Screed (Flooring) Solutions says it knew UltraFloor’s subfloor preparation materials would be perfect for this exciting project. To begin, Specialist Screed (Flooring) Solutions says it applied UltraFloor DPM IT damp-proof membrane to the ‘clean, contaminant-free subfloor and left it to dry for two days. Once dry, the team returned to apply a neat coat of UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer before applying Level IT Renovate at a depth of 5mm’.
The company continues: ‘Level IT Renovate dried in 3.5 hours giving a solid, strong subfloor to lay the finished floorcovering – Altro Operetta low glare for the interactive areas and Forbo Sure Step Laguna for the remaining areas.
‘Formulated to promote adhesion to all UltraFloor smoothing underlayments, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer reduces pinholing, minimising the risk of costly failures. With a coverage rate of 200sq m at 3:1 dilution, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer is a must-have product for all flooring installation projects.
‘Developed for the renovation of existing floors, Level IT Renovate is fibre-reinforced for added strength and to minimise the risk of hairline cracks – reducing a common cause of failure.’
Suitable for deep applications from 3-40mm, Level IT Renovate is multi-purpose for extensive use and boasts excellent flow properties, making this flexible and versatile floor leveller ideal for a wide range of flooring substrates.’
What’s more, the company adds, Level IT Renovate can also be used externally, as a light-wearing surface, can be walked on in as little as 2-2.5 hours and can receive floorcoverings in four hours.
‘The materials used were all perfect for the job needed. Delivery was met by our chosen distributor and fitted in the time frame required. UltraFloor is always my first choice of subfloor prep materials. I always get the best advice and guidance from the team at Instarmac,’ says Steve Fincham, head of specialist projects at Specialist Screed (Flooring) Solutions.