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For the prestigious new 4,088m Punch Taverns Head Office in Burton-On-Trent, a system of Mapei’s adhesive and grouting solutions were specified to install porcelain tiles and matting throughout the low carbon building. R W Tyler Ceramic Tiling Contractors Ltd selected Mapei’s products, on behalf of Ashfords Construction. First, Mapei KERAFLEX MAXI super single-part flexible adhesive was used to install Schl’ter’-DITRA matting. A thin bed of adhesive was required to install the membrane throughout the reception, stairs, corridors and toilet floor areas. R W Tyler then installed Solus Ceramics porcelain tiles over the mat with Mapei KERAQUICK rapid-set flexible adhesive. Together the flexible adhesives and Schl’ter’-DITRA provide an uncoupling layer to protect the finished floor from any stress cracks resulting from substrate movement. The tiled floor was then grouted with Mapei ULTRACOLOR PLUS in Cement Grey (one of 26 colours available), to complement the dark grey tiles. The flexible fast-setting adhesive was particularly suitable for these areas due to its anti-mould and dirt-repellent properties. The finished floor is a distinctive running-bond pattern comprised of 3 sizes of tiles, providing a highly aesthetic environment for the leading pub chain�s offices. Mapei�s Adesilex P9 adhesive in white was then used for installing wall tiles. A band of lighter coloured porcelain tiles was applied with the non-slip, extended open time adhesive in kitchen areas above sink and worktop areas. Again tile joints were grouted with Ultracolor Plus in Cement Grey. Mapei is the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building. With over 70 years experience, Mapei is a specialist in the production of quality products for the installation of all types of wall and floor coverings, and has a vast range of admixtures and repair products for concrete and building materials.
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