Leeds Arena

Project: Leeds Arena

Ultra Tile’s renowned  adhesives and grouts have recently been used in the luxury artists’ dressing rooms at Leeds Arena.

One of the most innovative cultural venues in Europe, the 13,500 capacity Leeds Arena will be the UK’s first purpose built ‘fan-shape’ arena.  Due to open later this year, the final construction work is taking place and soon  the arena will be hosting pop and rock concerts, darts, basketball and much more.

In partnership with a Leeds City Council apprenticeship scheme, The Great Northern Tiling Company completed the tiling project of all the arena’s dressing rooms using Ultra Tile materials.

Ultra Tile’s flexible additive and primer Prime IT FP, tile adhesive ProFlex SP and FineJoint grout in white were used throughout.  This combination of products was perfectly suited for the multi-coloured 200 x 100mm ceramic wall tiles that were specified for this particular project.

The Great Northern Tiling Company’s Mark Howden comments: “Our use of ProFlex SP is  extensive and it always delivers a result - regardless of the job and tiles being used.  The primer provides the adequate substrate preparation required to ensure a straightforward tiling application.”  Of FineJoint he states: “Its finish is really smooth and we’re always happy with the end result.” 

Ultra Tile Prime IT FP is used to stabilise background substrates, reducing their porosity, and as an additive that will enhance adhesive performance.  This primer is available in 2.5ltr bottles.  Single part rapid set flexible tile adhesive, ProFlex SP contains specifically chosen polymers providing additional flexibility and enhanced bond strength between non-porous tiles (such as porcelain) and the substrate. ProFlex SP has an application thickness of 3-20mm and is ready to take light foot traffic within 3 hours.  20kg, 10kg and 5kg bags sizes are available in grey and 20kg in white.

FineJoint grout has been specifically formulated for tiles with joint widths of up to 12mm, and for most tile types and applications.  It has excellent joint filling properties and a super fine texture, allowing for joints to be filled in one simple application.  The ideal choice to provide a smooth, non-coarse finish.

The Great Northern Tiling Company used tile trims on this project purchased from www.trimtraders.co.uk.  For further information on products from the Ultra Tile range please call 01827 871871 or email: ultratile@instarmac.co.uk.  Ultra Tile is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc.