The impressive new-build project at Maggie’s Wirral features large format 1,200 by 1,200 by 11mm tiles laid using Norcros S1 Fibre Reinforced Tile Adhesive in grey. TSJ fills in the blanks.
Norcros Adhesives has been involved in an impressive new-build project at Maggie’s Wirral, part of the national network of Maggie’s cancer support centres across the UK and online.
Maggie’s Wirral is located next to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust. Maggie’s aims to provide calming and relaxing spaces, as well as therapy for those receiving treatment for cancer, and for their relatives and carers.
As such, the physical design and appearance of their buildings is of key importance to create a welcoming and comforting environment for users of the Centre.
The main contractor on the project was James Carroll Builders Ltd. of Ruthin, North Wales. Norcros Adhesives were able to assist because of the company’s experience of supplying products and expertise for similar projects many times in the past. The technical back-up that Norcros offers, the lifetime guarantee on all its products, and the support available from the sales team on-site really make the difference when it comes to the installation of large format floor tiles.
Tiling started in October 2020. The project featured a 70 – 80mm sand and cement screed with underfloor heating, which was broken up into 40 square metre bays in line with the relevant British Standard on heated screeds.
Vacuuming preceded the laying of the screed, and the surface was primed with Norcros Prime Bond, a multipurpose water-based synthetic SBR polymer, applied by roller. The screed was allowed to dry, and was then buttered using a 4.5mm trowel and a heat mat was laid, fully embedded in Norcros Porcelain Grey Rapid, using a 20kg roller.
Large format 1,200 by 1,200 by 11mm tiles were laid using Norcros S1 Fibre Reinforced Tile Adhesive in grey, which is a proven adhesive for use especially for large format tiles. Colour-matched grouts and silicone for the seamless expansion joints were specified in accordance with the architect’s request.
“This was a great project for us to be involved with,” says Rob Kyle, Sales Director at Norcros Adhesives. “As can be seen from the finished interior, the completed space has a very usable and comforting feel, and the large format tiles were key to achieving that.’
“Using the Norcros Adhesives products meant that the project was able to proceed without technical problems or delays and we are proud to have enabled that.”
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