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UltraFloor ‘is driving force at Eddie Stobart warehouse’

After a long day on the road, Eddie Stobart drivers are now able to enjoy their newly refurbished restroom and kitchen facilities, thanks to Showpiece Flooring and UltraFloor.

The iconic Eddie Stobart lorries have played a crucial part in the UK’s supply chain since the ‘70s. They’ve seen significant growth over the past four decades and have conquered road and rail. In 2022, they expanded the Stoke-on-Trent transport depot to include new facilities for its staff group.

The challenge
Eddie Stobart is a 24/7 operation with employees coming and going all hours of the day. Ensuring the project was completed on time was paramount.

The solution
Commercial flooring specialists, Showpiece Flooring, utilised UltraFloor’s subfloor preparation materials at this location. Before levelling could commence, the concrete power floated substrate required the application of DPM IT to create a structural membrane.

Says UltraFloor: ‘DPM IT is a two component, solvent-free epoxy resin system for use as a surface dampproof membrane. Designed to provide protection against subfloor moisture, DPM IT has a pot-life of 45-75 minutes, a cure time of five hours and boasts a 98% RH floor moisture tolerance. Once cured, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer was applied across the 240sq m before applying Level IT Two at a 3-5mm depth.

‘Formulated to promote the adhesion to all UltraFloor smoothing underlayments, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer reduces pinholing, minimising the risk of costly failures. With a coverage rate of 200sqm at 3:1 dilution, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer is a must-have product for all flooring installation projects.’

The company continues: ‘There are many reasons Level IT Two has become UltraFloor’s most popular floor leveller. Its exceptional flow characteristics make it a very easy material to apply to various subfloors in commercial and domestic flooring projects. Its low odour formulation means this fantastic all-rounder leveller is equally suited to confined areas, proving particularly popular in the education, health and hospitality sectors.’

With a set time of 2.5 hours, Level IT Two can receive bonded floorcoverings after eight hours, making it a suitable choice for projects with a tight deadline. ‘What’s more, because Level IT Two is available as a two component system, it takes the guesswork out of mixing, reducing site errors and guaranteeing a perfect application every time.’

The 240sq m job was split over two blocks with each area taking just four days to complete. On the performance of Level IT Two, Sarah Webster, operations manager at Showpiece Flooring, commented: ‘UltraFloor provide quality products at competitive prices. Level IT Two flowed really well and set in the specified time.’

To find out more about the UltraFloor range of subfloor preparation materials, use the details below.
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