Surface Preparation News

  • Marldon-Subfloor-Logo

    Trust in each step

    You may have noticed a small change to Marldon, we understand the importance of continual improvement and moving with the times, and so we have taken steps to enhance the look and feel of our brand. We hope you agree that our new marque matches the quality of our products and service, watch this space for further developments. We may have changed but we still hold dear the same values of providing high quality flooring…

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  • Bostik-Screeds and Adhesives

    Bostik receives top marks for flooring at the University of Huddersfield

      Titan Flooring was the main flooring contractor for the £27.5m development, which includes the new six-storey Oastler building that will house the University’s Law School and part of the School of Music, Humanities and Media. The building has a range of environmental features which have helped it achieve BREEAM Excellent status. A number of products from Bostik’s range were selected to ensure a superior floor finish across the Oastler building. These included the Screedmaster…

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  • Instrarmac acquire Aztec

    Instarmac are proud to announce the acquisition of Aztec Aerosols

    Instarmac Group plc is a privately owned company established in 1977 whose primary activity is manufacturing. It has developed an excellent reputation for innovation, exceptional levels of customer support, manufacturing skills and people development. Operating within the construction and building market place the company produces products for the highway maintenance, tiling, commercial flooring, urban regeneration and internal finishing markets. Materials are manufactured at the company’s industry leading facility based near to Tamworth in the Midlands.…

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  • Mark-Sika Floor Screeds

    Self-levelling with Sika

    A Health and Safety Executive study revealed around 1,300 work-related injuries were reported between 2015 and 2016 in the food and drink industries. Of these, it’s estimated at least 25% were caused by uneven surfaces. Level flooring is therefore essential in heavily-industrialised areas involving high-levels of footfall and machinery usage. Without the need for rigorous effort, Sika’s self-levelling cementitious compounds can quickly even-out a large floor. Once the product is mixed with water according to its data…

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  • UltraFloor-Next-Shop story

    UltraFloor know speed is key when working in fashion

    New Next stores in Cardiff and Tamworth have opened to the public with tiled floor installations completed using a leveller, primer and tile adhesive from the Instarmac ranges. Experienced contractor, LGM Flooring secured both jobs during the end of 2016 and worked on the large stores for several weeks before handing them over. At the Cardiff store the substrate was plywood which was primed with UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer prior to levelling with Level…

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  • BAL-Rugby Promotion

    The Ultimate Defensive Line-Up with BAL Tiling Solutions

    BAL tiling solutions have expanded their portfolio with two new preparation products to provide fixers, contractors and specifiers with strong and protected backgrounds for fail-safe tiling. For the first time, BAL has introduced a new lightweight tile backer board for all internal environments. BAL Board is a moisture and water-resistant alternative to plasterboard and timber and helps tilers tackle problem walls and floors when fixing tiles. Easy to cut and install, it provides a solid base…

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  • A-Cumberlidge-vinyl-flooring

    Brand New flooring in ward refurbishment at Barnsley District General Hospital

    Commercial flooring specialists, A Cumberlidge, have fitted over 1,500 square metres of brand new flooring as part of a ward refurbishment at Barnsley District General Hospital. The 350+ bed hospital, built in the 1970s, serves a population of over 250,000 people and provides a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area including emergency department services, outpatients clinics, maternity and children’s services. The Cumberlidge team was tasked with delivering the…

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  • WEBER-HQ refurbishment

    WeberFloor – The only flooring products for Weber HQ refurbishment

    Major refurbishment is underway at the Saint-Gobain Weber HQ in Flitwick, Bedfordshire where weberfloor products are being used extensively. The work involves renovation of 240m² of industrial and commercial floor space. The Flitwick warehouse project involves the demolition of the old training workshop to make way for a new product storage area. Here the floor area has been pre-treated and primed with weberfloor 4716 primer which is designed for use on all substrates prior to…

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  • Instamac-Level-it

    Military seal of approval for UltraFloor Level IT Super30

    Long-standing UltraFloor customer, Sovereign Installation Services Ltd. were contracted to install new flooring in 30 kitchens within the barrack’s accommodation blocks. A popular solution to flooring contractors, Level IT Super30 has been used nationwide for over 10 years. The product’s formulation is free from ammonia and protein, creating a very low odour material suitable for confined areas, proving particularly suitable for kitchens and other hospitality and catering areas in domestic or commercial environments. In addition,…

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  • Solidlux-Carpark-Lining

    The only floor coating for Line Marking at the speed of light!

    Some places never get a rest. In areas where activity continues 24/7 installing floor markings is a challenge. After years of research, a ground-breaking innovation has now arrived: a rapid action floor coating that is fully cured and 100% load resistant, immediately after installation. SolidLux Instant Coatings give minimum disturbance and maximum time efficiency. At Solidlux we appreciate how difficult it can be to renew or re-site line markings and signage in busy, live environments.…

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  • Uzin Screeds

    Uzin deliver outstanding performance at Gaia Spa and Gym – Boringdon Hall Hotel

    Uzin flooring systems were used at the Grade one listed Boringdon Hall Hotel in Plympton, near Plymouth is a former medieval Manor House where style and luxury meet the Elizabethan architecture. The hotel aimed to create luxurious fitness and spa facilities, therefore a high quality finish was paramount. Approximately 900 square metres of new flooring needed to be installed throughout the new Gaia Spa including treatment areas, gym, boutique, restaurant as well as the reception…

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  • UltraFloor-and-UltraTile Refurbishment

    UltraFloor and UltraTile used to refurbish Ann Summers store

    Florspec have completed a new tiled floor installation using UltraFloor and UltraTile as part of the Ann Summers Gloucester refurbishment. Working in partnership with Oakwoods which is a regular refurbishment contract over the next few months. The Gloucester store was one of the most recent to be reopened in May following the new floor installation. High flow, two component smoothing underlayment, Level IT Two is UltraFloor’s most popular leveller. It is compatible with a vast number…

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  • Marldon-flooring-products

    Marldon provides Damp Proofing Solutions for London Luxury Apartments

    In the heart of Westminster, surrounded by the capital’s most important buildings, Great Minster House is one of London’s most perfectly placed luxury apartment developments. Marldon saved over a month off the build time by providing a damp proof flooring solution that did not require the concrete to be fully set. THE PROBLEM Time is money in construction, however cutting corners is never advised, especially in luxury developments priced at up to £3.2m. One of…

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  • Mapei-3210 Ultra plan

    Mapei Ultraplan Eco 3210

    Mapei’s best-selling Ultraplan Eco 3210 is now available in 20kg packaging, rather than the original 23kg weight. Ultraplan Eco 3210 is an ultra-fast hardening, self-levelling and smoothing compound for levelling differences in substrate thickness and can be applied in 3-10mm per coat. The very low VOC content of Ultraplan Eco 3210 means that it is excellent for use on eco and sustainable projects, for the interior levelling of new or existing substrates. Part of Mapei’s…

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  • Weber-Gym-II

    Weberfloor creates staff gym for Norwich Recruitment Agency

    “Staff recruitment is exclusively a people business and providing the best possible facilities for my staff is priority.weberfloor 4310 fibre flow pumped screed was the fast flooring solution for our new recreation centre,” reports Jason Adams, founder and managing director of I4 Recruitment Limited, Norwich. I4 has taken over the neighbouring premises to its office complex in the Vulcan Road Business Zone of the City. The commercial building had previously been a recycling centre and…

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  • Marldon-Riverside

    Marldon subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction

    Royal Arsenal Riverside is an exciting new development that will offer remarkable apartments with views overlooking the River Thames and towards Canary Wharf. Marldon’s bespoke subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction and dependable damp proofing within a tighter than anticipated budget. The Problem Great sub-floor preparation is the foundation for any perfect floor and one of the most important aspects of a project, especially when working with statement wooden floors. This project has bespoke…

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  • Proscreed-Floorwise

    Win big with Floorwise Pro-Screed Gold

    To celebrate the launch of the new Pro-Screed Gold versatile leveller from floorwise; fitters, contractors and end-users alike have the chance to win big with a fantastic double promotion. Simple to enter, the twin incentive is open to anyone keen to explore the high-level performance, versatility and value for money of the new Pro-Screed Gold two-part levelling and smoothing compound from floorwise. The first rewards anyone who purchases the bag and bottle levelling and smoothing…

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  • MarldonUK-Tower-Bridge

    Marldon from Concept to Completion

    “MARLDON PROVIDES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION FOR THE SPECIFICATION INDUSTRY.” Founded on 40 years of flooring heritage, Marldon, has been developed specifically to provide architects, specifiers and construction professionals with innovative flooring solutions to many build problems. We specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with…

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  • SolidLux-Industrial-Flooring

    SolidLux – industrial floor coating that cures at the speed of light

    – We are urgently looking for contractors and distributors – On 24 February 2016, Dutch paint manufacturer Van Wijhe Verf in Zwolle, the Netherlands, introduced a breakthrough in the area of industrial floor coatings: SolidLux Instant Coating, the only industrial grade, coloured floor coating system that cures at the speed of light. After a warm reception in the home market this unique system is being launched on the European market. The introduction of SolidLux is a…

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  • Marldon-flooring

    Your Complete Wood Flooring Solution Partner: Marldon UK

    Marldon specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with low environmental impact and delivering quality without compromise, our products overcome challenges, saving time and speeding up your build to keep your project on track. Installation, Maintenance, Refurbishment The professional’s choice designed by the professional, creates products to fulfil your needs. Using our 45…

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  • Havwoods- Accessories Shard

    Havwoods Accessories on the case at The Shard

    Case Study – The Shard The 87 storeys of The Shard tower over 300 metres above the city of London, creating an iconic addition to the famous skyline. Marldon provided a sub-floor solution that allowed for flexible movement of the wooden floor in response to heating and air conditioning. The Problem One of the most striking features of The Shard is its walls of windows stretching toward the sky with enough glass to cover eight…

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  • King's-Cross-Premier-Inn-Ultrafloor

    UltraFloor smoothing underlayments – Helping deliver a good night guarantee

    King’s Cross Premier Inn has been refurbished using smoothing underlayments from UltraFloor. HSB flooring contractors finished the hotel refurb in 2016, following several weeks of work whilst the hotel remained open. When a building remains operational during a project additional challenges are always presented. This project ran without issue or delays due to the versatile UltraFloor Level IT Bond and speedy Level IT Super30 being selected for installation. Level IT Super30 is the original ‘level…

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  • tremco-sx500

    New Tremco SX500 cuts the hassle with fast drying times

    As a flooring contractor regularly working for Bristol City Council, Fantasy Flooring is often involved in the refurbishment of social housing in occupied blocks of flats. Laying new flooring is always naturally troublesome in communal areas because of the need to balance continuity of access with the extended drying times of the products used. All this changed when the team at Fantasy Flooring was introduced to TREMCO’s SX500 rapid drying smoothing compound. Fantasy Flooring has…

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  • weberfloor DPM

    New moisture resistant weberfloor DPM saves time

    Saint-Gobain Weber, the manufacturer of many innovative, high performance construction products and systems, and specialists in industrial and commercial flooring products, has introduced weberfloor DPM, a highly moisture tolerant, epoxy resin damp proof system. weberfloor DPM has been designed to bond to concrete surfaces even when the concrete is still drying out and when it contains a high degree of moisture. It is a two coat system which is easy to apply to concrete and cement-based substrates…

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  • weber-training

    What’s on the Weber training agenda at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy

    At the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range. This includes External Wall Insulation (EWI), monocouche through-coloured renders, tile fixing, technical mortars and flooring systems. Courses can be designed to meet product-specific requirements, or to suit different levels of experience and skills. Many one-day courses follow pre-determined content and are available on scheduled dates throughout the year.  “We understand how important training is for the…

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  • ultrafloor-app

    Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button – Product Planner App

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product…

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  • Instarmac new website

    Instarmac Launches NEW Website

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new website – instarmac.co.uk. The website, launched earlier this month, has been developed using the latest online technology and designed with their customers’ needs in mind. The new website boasts many improvements and new features including a dedicated homepage for each of Instarmac’s 6 brands – UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTile, UltraFloor, Wondertex and Granfix. Each of the branded homepages feature commonsense product categories which allow visitors to…

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  • Weber.Floor Flex with low dust technology just got quicker

    Recent technical improvements to Saint-Gobain Weber’s weber.floor flex with Low Dust Technology has resulted in improved set-time by as much as two hours.  Established as one of Weber’s top selling floor screeds the set-time for light foot traffic following application has improved from 2-4 hours down to 1-2 hours, allowing fastest possible access. weber.floor flex with Low Dust Technology is a high performance, cement-based, self-smoothing and self-levelling renovation screed.  It is used for correcting irregularities on difficult surfaces including concrete slabs,…

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  • Screed master Flow Bostik

    Bostik Launches Screedmaster Flow

    Bostik has introduced Screedmaster Flow, a self-smoothing compound developed specifically for its excellent flow characteristics and high strength performance. Screedmaster Flow is a two component protein-free smoothing compound for levelling floors prior to laying coverings, and is particularly suited to work with LVTs. The formula is low odour, high strength and can be used under a surface DPM. Bostik category manager Katharine Egerton commented: “Screedmaster Flow has been designed to offer leading flow properties for…

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  • ccf flooring products jan 2014

    CCF Flooring expertise now accessible 11 hours a day

    Leading interior building products distributor CCF has made it even easier to contact its national sales team for flooring products, providing greater flexibility for customers who require quotations and orders outside of the traditional nine to five trading hours.   Now offering support for an impressive 11 hours a day, the team of flooring specialists are on-hand to answer customer queries from 7am until 6pm, five days a week. This service is backed by a…

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  • Bal Quickset cement jan 2014

    NEW: BAL Quickset Cement

    BAL’s programme of constant improvement has continued with the introduction of its new BAL Quickset Cement. The popular product has been completely re-engineered, with fixers and contractors nationwide trialling and providing feedback to the development team. Fixers appreciate the new BAL Quickset Cement formulation for its versatility and on-site performance. It is suitable for all key applications, including use with underfloor heating, with resilient and wooden floor finishes and in such total immersion areas as…

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  • steve osmo subfloor prep

    BACK TO BASICS – with Osmo

    The backbone of installing a fantastic flooring surface is ensuring the basics are done correctly. Steve Grimwood, Managing Director of Osmo UK offers his advice… We have held a number of training sessions at Osmo recently and it has given me the chance to talk to flooring contractors in more detail and find out what advice they are looking for from manufacturers. It was interesting to hear that they still want more information on how…

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  • Bostik bristol university

    Bostik System is First Class for New Bristol University Building

    A full system of products from leading manufacturer Bostik has been used throughout a flagship £54 million new building for the University of Bristol. The 13,500 m2 Life Sciences building will provide research and teaching facilities in the heart of the city and is split into three zones, containing a five storey laboratory wing, a central atrium and office wing.   CW Jones is one of the largest flooring contractors in the South West, and…

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  • Bostik Subfloor Prep Tower London apartments

    Bostik Subfloor System for High Profile London Development

    A system of subfloor preparation products from Bostik has been used at a prestigious new residential development in central London. The Cheval Three Quays contains 159 luxury apartments and penthouses, situated next to the Tower of London alongside the River Thames. As you would expect from a high-end development in the centre of London, owner Cheval Residences has employed the services of top architectural and interior designers, as well as accommodating a number of retail…

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  • Bostik Screedmaster Ultimate - leeds arena

    Bostik Screedmaster Ultimate the Choice for Leeds first direct arena

    A full system of Bostik subfloor preparation products, including Screedmaster Ultimate smoothing compound, has been specified by Soper Group for a high profile new arena in Leeds.   The first direct arena is a new 13,500 capacity entertainment arena, and the first of its kind for the city. Leeds had previously been the largest city in the UK without a venue of this type, and the new £60 million building is set to host a…

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  • Pallmann – Subfloor preparation – Wood Floors

    Download: Subfloor Preparation Guide – Pallmann Sums up the Pallmann full range offer for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors. This straight talking guide from the experts at PALLMANN will walk you through the subfloor preparation steps to ensure that everything is as it should be before the installation of a wood floor. Some basics: Prepare the building for the wood floor. If the building isn’t in absolute “live in” condition, then DON’T…

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  • Uzin compounds

    UZIN Smoothing compound – Nottingham City Hospital

    UZIN products were used to install safety flooring within the kitchen at the Nottingham City Hospital. The project was extremely complex and very problematic because extensive remedial work was required. Several different types of old floor coverings had to be removed from the old kitchen floor, revealing multiple substrates with latex residues. With such a complicated and challenging project the flooring contractor chose an UZIN system due to their extensive experience and expertise when working…

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  • Uzin Turbolight

    UZIN Turbolight system = Level floors

    Q: How do you easily create a substrate up to 300 mm? A: UZIN Turbolight system: lightweight, flexible and fast! The UZIN Turbolight system combines mutually compatible materials that rapidly create lightweight and flexible floors. The unique combination of individual components, comprising of UZIN NC 194 Turbo, UZIN RR 201 and UZIN NC 195 allows sound and level floors to be created even on deformed and problematic substrates. The patented system is easy to install,…

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  • Uzin L3

    Sustainable and Recyclable – UZIN

    UZIN is especially focused on developing new environmental solutions and have innovated the Cube It Simple packaging. The new packaging means: – 87.5% less CO – The cube packaging allows much more efficient method of transporting as more weight and units can be put on a pallet. Transportation is therefore reduced and less CO2 discharged. – 77% less waste – Only the liner is made from plastic, which can be returned and disposed off. The…

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  • Uzin Adhesives - levelling compound

    UZIN used at The Royal Infirmary Aberdeen.

    A UZIN system was used to install 25,000 m2 of Altro SupremaTM safety flooring and over 3,000 m2 of Altro AquariusTM wet area safety flooring at the new emergency care centre at the Royal Infirmary of Aberdeen. The hospital is committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare, so required an environmentally friendly and low emission flooring installation. To meet these high safety standards, UZIN and Altro products were chosen by Veitchi flooring contractors to…

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  • Bostik subfloor preparation products have been used by Newards Flooring

    Bostik Has it Covered at Kiddicare Rotherham

    “We were very pleased with the performance of Bostik products. Projects of this sort demand us to deliver a high quality job in a tight timeframe, and the subfloor preparation products certainly helped us to do just that. Nik Ward, Director, Newards A full system of Bostik subfloor preparation products have been used by Newards Flooring at a new superstore for leading baby specialist Kiddicare. Acquired by supermarket chain Morrisons in 2011, Kiddicare is opening…

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  • Bostik rapid dpm

    Proof of Performance with Bostik Surface Membrane Products

    Bostik’s range of surface membrane products offer the ideal way to suppress moisture and enable the best performance from smoothing compounds, adhesives and floor coverings. Bostik Screedmaster One Coat Membrane is a solvent-free two part epoxy surface membrane that protects from residual moisture in power floated concrete slab and sand/cement screed. A one coat application is suitable for up to 97% relative humidity. Bostik Screedmaster Rapid DPM is a single part surface membrane for cementitious…

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  • Healthcare Projects in Safe Hands with Bostik

    Healthcare Projects in Safe Hands with Bostik We find that the combination of Bostik’s reliable product quality and excellent technical support allows us to get the job done accurately time and again. Michael Day, Operations Manager, Orchard Flooring Introduction Orchard Flooring is contracted to fit flooring in new build and renovation projects for Avery Healthcare, a leading provider of residential and nursing care homes across the UK. The success of this partnership is built on…

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  • HTC diamond express

    Diamond Xpress Series – HTC Machinery

    Better work environment, faster process Diamond Xpress from HTC professional flooring systems reduces the number of grinding steps required to achieve the desired gloss. The grinding is performed completely without water. The slurry that is normally formed during wet grinding in a conventional grinding process is a health and safety problem as well as a major expense for the contractor. Dry grinding of natural stone floors improves the work environment and reduces costs since slurry management…

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  • EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2013: WACKER

    Wacker – Novel Polymer Binders for Concrete and Construction Applications

    Wacker at The European Coatings Show 2013, in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, 2013 Munich-based WACKER Group is showcasing its latest polymer binders for concrete modification and environmentally sound construction applications. The new ETONIS® 260 makes drainage concrete for road surfacing in railway tunnels durable yet water-permeable. This enables rescue vehicles and fire engines to get to the scene of an accident inside a tunnel quickly and without any problems. Furthermore, it facilitates the transport…

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  • Bostik Launches Screedmaster Speed

    Bostik Launches Screedmaster Speed – the 30 Minute Smoothing Compound

    Bostik UK, a leading provider of professional flooring products, has announced the launch of Screedmaster Speed – a self-levelling smoothing compound that sets in as little as thirty minutes. Specifically designed for projects where tight deadlines must be met without compromising on quality, the high strength formulation of Bostik Screedmaster Speed allows subfloors to be prepared for covering as quickly as possible. Stewart Lacey, National Sales Manager for Bostik, said: “We recognise that a big…

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  • Ultra Floor

    Ultra Floor furnish

    Ultra Floor’s new innovative flooring compound Level IT three and primer, Prime IT N have been used to transform part of an IKEA store in Warrington. The outlet, based on the Gemini Retail Park in Warrington, was IKEA’s first UK store which opened its doors in 1987. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer, has a grand total of 280 stores in 26 countries that are visited by over 620 million people a year, 18…

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    Uncoupling system made easy using Ultra Tile

    Uncoupling system made easy using Ultra Tile   Long-standing Ultra Tile customer, Ebberns Tile Centre recently completed a testing tiling installation using the renowned ProFlex SP+ES and an uncoupling system.  The project involved subfloor preparation to include levelling with Ultra Floor Level IT two. Level IT two combines excellent flow characteristics with strong adhesion properties through the inclusion of a synthetic latex liquid component. This component provides increased flexural capacity, ensuring the product has exceptional…

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  • Mapei flooring news

    City of Coventry Health Centre given the Mapei treatment

    A full system of Mapei products have provided a quality platform at the City of Coventry Health Centre in preparation for the 7,700m2 of resilient floor coverings and 1,500m2 of ceramic tiling. Mapei’s Mapeproof ESM surface applied damp proof membrane, Eco Prim T primer, Latexplan Trade levelling & smoothing compound, Ultrabond Eco 380 vinyl/PVC adhesive, Ultrabond Eco Tack carpet tile tackifier, Keraquick rapid-set tile adhesive and Ultracolor Plus grout were utilised in the £22.5m new…

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  • HTC Machinery

    HTC Greyline™ – Easy grinding!

    HTC Greyline™ – Easy grinding! HTC Greyline, world leading technology in a powerful and cost effective package! Simplicity added! HTC Greyline™ consists today of four different floor grinders, two vacuum cleaners and specially designed diamond tools for removal of floor coverings and leveling of concrete floors.  The series smallest machine, HTC Greyline™ 270 with a grinding width of 270 mm, can also be equipped with an accessory kit which turns the machine into an efficient…

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