Commercial floor screed and tile fixing products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified for the refurbishment of the showroom at the Hodgson Mazda dealership in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The original 330 sq. metre showroom floor was covered with a combination of carpet and ceramic tiles. A team from Northern Industrial Flooring, Sunderland removed the covering and ground down the surface with diamond-tools to create a clear and level surface. The floor was then treated with weberfloor 4716 primer, a styrene acrylate dispersion that should be diluted with clean water. Designed for use on a wide range of substrates, the primer regulates the porosity of the substrate and improves adhesion of flooring products while reducing the formation of pinholes. It can also be spray applied for use on large areas.
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow, a fibre-reinforced levelling compound, was then pump applied to a thickness of 8 to 10mm.
Mike Robson, Northern Industrial Flooring, said: “This is the first time we have worked with Weber products and we’re delighted with the ease of application of weberfloor 4310 fibre flow. It’s spot-on and has produced an excellent finish.”
“And we appreciated the technical advice we received from Weber, which helped enormously,” says Robson. “Without doubt we’ll use Weber again.”
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow screed is designed for application at thicknesses from 5 to 50mm. Formulated from special cements, aggregates, supplementary binders and chemical admixtures, it is supplied as a blended dry powder and designed specifically for renovation of existing floors and floating floor construction in domestic and commercial applications.
It can receive foot traffic after just 2 to 4 hours and can be tiled after 12 to 24 hours, dependent on the ambient temperature following installation. The fibre reinforcement aids durability and allows it to be used in conjunction with underfloor heating systems and floating floors. weberfloor 4310 fibre flow has excellent spreading and smoothing characteristics.
The showroom was tiled by W Rodgerson & Sons Tilers of Whitley Bay, who contracted Northern Industrial Flooring to partner them on this project. Before the team applied large format 600 by 600mm glazed porcelain tiles with weberset SPF in White to the showroom floor, and a 250 by 400mm version in the cloakrooms, weber PR360 multi-purpose priming solution was applied.
weberset SPF is a polymer-modified, cement-based, flexible floor and wall tile adhesive that will accommodate limited movement. It has 24 hour setting attributes and is ideal for fixing ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles. It is available in grey or white, packaged in 20kg bags, and requires only the addition of clean water on site.
“Using Weber products removes any concerns about effective performance, as we know from experience that every Weber product will work perfectly, whatever condition we find the job in,” reports Neil Rodgerson of WRS Tilers.
weberfloor 4310 fibre flow is featured in the new one hour long RIBA-Assessed ‘Introduction into Flowing Floor Screeds’ CPD which can be presented by Weber’s Specification Team at company’s own premises or at a Saint-Gobain facility or Training Academy anywhere in the UK.
For more information about the Flooring CPD, to make a booking, or for technical support, please contact Saint-Gobain Weber on 08703 330 070, or visit www.netweber.co.uk.
CPD bookings can be made by email: email@example.com.
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