A range of Mapei systems have been used to complete an extension at Allingtons’ car dealership in Ashington. The project – carried out by Ian Costello Tiling – featured porcelain tile finishes and formed part of an extension of the existing showroom by Northern Structures Limited.
A family run dealership established in 1948, Allingtons is home to Kia, Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall in Northumberland. Its extended showroom provides an additional 450sq m of floor space for Allington’s range of new and used vehicles.
During Costello Tiling’s installation, surfaces were prepared with Ultraplan Renovation Screed 3240 – a fibre reinforced self levelling compound, while waterproofing, uncoupling and anti-fracture membrane, Mapeguard UM 35 was installed throughout the floor area. Two deformable cementitious adhesives were used to install tiles: Keraquick S1 – a quick-setting, very low VOC formulation – and one-component, lightweight adhesive, Ultralite S2. The installation was completed with anti-efflorescence, quick-setting and drying polymer-modified grout, Ultracolor Plus, which utilises water-repellent DropEffect and mould-resistant BioBlock technologies.