Ultra Tile kits out new fitness club

Wall and floor tiling applications within Exeter’s new David Lloyd facility have been completed by V Tiles using Ultra Tile products.

David Lloyd the UK’s leading health and fitness group scheduled the opening of their Exeter club in December 2010. V Tiles, TTA member and long-standing Ultra Tile customer, secured the club’s prestigious tiling contract via Pellikaan Construction.

The new build facility required sub-floor preparation in several areas before tiling commenced. Available through an Ultra Tile account, the Ultra Floor commercial flooring range of sub-floor preparation products provide cost-effective, high-quality solutions.

V Tiles applied levelling compounds, Level IT one HDB and Level IT super30. Both are rapid setting, polymer modified and protein free. Ultra Floor Level IT super30 has a set time of only 30 minutes – perfect for fast-track applications!

Some surface areas were repaired with Patch IT rapid45®, Ultra Floor’s fast setting and rapid drying mortar. An ideal solution for applying ‘first aid’ to many different types of defect, including holes, depressions and cracks.

Project Manager, Clive Cawood states that: “the fast setting properties of Level IT super30 and Patch IT rapid45® were of exceptional benefit. They allowed sub-floor preparation of busy access areas to be completed efficiently and effectively.”

V Tiles also used Ultra Tile Prime IT FP to enhance bond strength and prime before applying any adhesive. As an additive Prime IT FP enhances performance of Ultra Tile adhesives and grouts that have not been previously polymer modified.

As an acrylic surface conditioner, it is suitable for a variety of building substrates, sealing them prior to the application of an adhesive.

The project was a total of 3000 square metres and 4 different sized porcelain tiles were fixed to the floors using Ultra Tile ProRapid RS. The club’s walls were finished with porcelain, mosaics and Tethlan panels, all fixed with Ultra Tile ProFlex SP+ES.

Both powder adhesives from Ultra Tile, they provide ease of use and an assured fix. 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.

ProFlex SP+ES is the extended set single part flexible floor and wall tile adhesive, suitable for interior/exterior use and in both wet and dry conditions. Specially formulated with extended workability for large format and intricate porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tile work, with exceptional adhesion and flexural capacity, it is ideal for situations where vibration may occur.

All tiled areas including the pool surrounds, changing rooms and the club’s reception were finished with grouts from Ultra Tile. Formulated fine, wide and flexible grouts in grey, white and anthracite were all used in their respective areas.

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

To contact V Tiles, please email sales@vtiles.co.uk

Ultra Tile is a brand of the Instarmac Group plc.

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