Ardex provides an education in flooring.

With an impressive portfolio of successful flooring installations within the education sector, ARDEX UK, premier manufacturers of high performance flooring products, were pleased to work in partnership with flooring contractor Sandafloor Limited of Gateshead, to provide underlayment’s for an outstanding new £38 million education facility in Newcastle.

Sandafloor Limited were commissioned to complete the flooring stages of this large development by the main contractors, Surgo Construction Limited of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The prestigious new Excelsior Academy for the West End of Newcastle recently opened its doors to admit the first students, with a professed aim of driving up standards of education in the area. The Academy’s new purpose built facilities are split into four ‘schools within a school’ each with its own identity. In addition to the national curriculum, the Academy also specialises in business, technology, enterprise and arts for students aged 11-16.

An application of ARDEX DPM 1 C One Coat Surface Damp Proof Membrane was applied to all of the Vinyl Areas to provide a DPM with high inherent strength and an excellent bond. Developed for use as a one coat system, ARDEX DPM 1 C is easy to apply, fast curing and can accommodate Hygrometer readings up to 98% RH. In addition, it has been created to be totally compatible with ARDEX’s range of commercial systems.

The cured DPM then received a levelling layer of ARDEX's multi-award winning ARDITEX RS PLUS latex smoothing compound, resulting in a smooth and flat surface. Consistently selected as the flooring professionals’ preferred choice, ARDITEX RS PLUS is ideal for virtually all commercial and domestic locations, and its exceptional performance and ease of use qualities remain unsurpassed within the flooring industry.

A surface DPM not only has to be cost effective, but also needs to deliver a rapid and reliable installation. Therefore because of its proven track record the project Architect Howarth Litchfield Partnership selected ARDEX.

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