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Bostik’s subfloor preparation products pave the way at Stratford Hospital

Bostik has been selected by commercial flooring contractor, Pinnacle Flooring, to supply a range of subfloor preparation products to the new, £22million Stratford Hospital development.

The project, built in the centre of Stratford upon Avon for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, includes 5,300m2of space, spread across three floors.

This is approximately twice the size of the current hospital. The new building will house specialist cancer and eye units, making state of the art treatment much more accessible to those living in Stratford and surrounding communities.

Working with Pinnacle Flooring, Bostik supplied a subfloor preparation package to cover approximately 4,000m2of the new development.

Products used included the Bostik Screedmaster One Coat Membrane, Screedmaster Universal Primer and Screedmaster Ultimate levelling compound.

Scott Myers, Managing Director from Pinnacle Flooring, commented: “Bostik has a fantastic range of high quality products that covered all aspects of our flooring installation needs for Stratford Hospital. The technical expertise and insight that the Bostik team has offered proved invaluable to the project.”

Before work could commence, the Bostik technical team undertook an inspection of the floor screed, which showed that the concrete surface was heavily textured with ridges in some areas.

To combat this, Bostik recommended a pre-smooth of the floor using Screedmaster Ultimate levelling compound.

To improve the flow and curing characteristics of the levelling compound, an even coating of Screedmaster Universal Primer was first applied.

The primer’s quick drying properties made it an ideal solution to help minimise downtime on site.

Once the subfloor was primed and the Screedmaster Ultimate had been used to smooth and level the uneven screed, an even film of Screedmaster One Coat Membrane was applied to ensure floor coverings would be protected from any residual moisture.

A final layer of Screedmaster Ultimate was then applied to give a superior finish on which to bond the vinyl floor coverings.

Scott Myers continued: “We have a longstanding relationship with Bostik and have used their products for a number of years. Their comprehensive site surveys and specification service mean we can use any products specified, safe in the knowledge that they have the manufacturer’s backing.

“When we encountered complicated conditions on site, Bostik was always on hand to offer advice and provide a solution that meant the flooring installation remained on track.”

For further information on the extensive range of subfloor preparation products available from Bostik, please visit www.bostik-profloor.co.uk

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