Floors Magazine Floors Magazine June / July 2014 - Page 32

The stakes can be high with floor preparation The stakes can be high with floor preparation get it wrong and it could mean much of the floor must come up to remedy the situation. So it’s important to select not only the right products but also make sure you have the right technical support on hand to help overcome any problems you might encounter, rather than have to return later down the line. We believe a system-based approach offers the best solution here, and supply a full range of primers, damp-proof membranes, smoothing compounds and adhesives. This means that contractors can source products they know will work together, combined with a single point of contact for technical support. A great example of this is the work we did recently with Puma Floors on the £63.8 million new extension to the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff. The project is the second, final phase of development at the hospital and will complete a world-class health service facility for children in the region with a new critical care unit, ward accommodation and a dedicated radiology department. Cardiff-based Puma Floors have been contracted to install flooring throughout the new buildings, and turned to Bostik to provide a range of high quality sub-floor preparation products. This included Bostik Screedmaster One Coat Membrane, Screedmaster Ultimate smoothing compound, Screedmaster Universal Primer and Bostik Laybond Vinyl flooring adhesive. Grant Cox of Puma Floors said: “This is a high profile and large scale project – around 10,000m2in total, so the pressure was on to deliver high quality on programme. “We regularly use Bostik products such as Screedmaster One Coat Membrane and Screedmaster Ultimate because they are proven in terms of workability and quality. The Bostik technical team were also very helpful in making sure we had the right products specified to deal with moisture levels in the power floated concrete screed.” Similarly, a range of our products were used throughout a flagship £54 million new building for the University of Bristol. The 13,500 m2 Life Sciences building provides research and