Superb finish from Ultra Tile!

A.R. Ceramics have used Ultra Tile materials to complete their tiling installation contract at Aston Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.

Long-standing Ultra Tile customer, A.R. Ceramics, secured the contract to install a new tiled floor throughout the pool house at Aston Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground. The original floor covering was damaged by leaking moisture from the pool.

The pool house, part of a multi-million pound training complex, consists of a 20m pool, two jacuzzis and a hydrotherapy pool. All walkway areas surrounding the pool house facilities required the installation of a new floor covering. A.R. Ceramics completed sub-floor preparation and fixed porcelain tiles using Ultra Floor and Ultra Tile materials.

The original floor covering was removed by A.R. Ceramics’ team, who then repaired the damaged substrate using Ultra Floor Patch IT rapid45®

Ultra Floor’s fast setting and rapid drying mortar, Patch IT rapid45® is the perfect solution for applying ‘first aid’ to many different types of defect. The product’s slump-free formulation flaunts exceptional strength and hardness qualities, and is suitable for both internal and external patch repairs.

Ultra Floor DPM IT was then applied to damp proof the substrate, protecting the subsequent adhesive and porcelain tiles.

On the project A.R. Ceramics chose to fix the tiles with Ultra Tile’s rapid setting porcelain tile adhesive, ProRapid RS, in grey.

Expertly formulated with exceptional bond strength, flexibility and fast setting capabilities, ProRapid RS is ideal for most porcelain and natural stone applications.

The adhesive can be applied at a bed thickness of between 3-12mm. Its open time is 40 minutes and it will be set after just 2 hours drying time.

To complete the installation, providing a high-quality durable finish suitable for premiership and European footballers, Ultra Tile FlexJoint Grout in grey was applied.

FlexJoint grout is fully mould resistant and water repellent so perfect for areas where constant wetting occurs.

The Aston Villa stars are now again enjoying the luxury of their training pool house.

For more information on Ultra Tile’s range of tile adhesives, grouts and ancillaries, please visit or call 01827 871871.

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