Mapei Speeds up Turnberry Facelift
14 Oct 2009
The world famous resort hotel at Turnberry received an extensive facelift prior to hosting the 138th Open Golf Championship in July and Mapei products were chosen for the installation of tiles throughout the project. Mapei's fast-setting products provided an ideal package for the tight deadlines necessary to complete tile installations in 40 of the 100 bedrooms leading up to the start of the 'Open'.
The bathroom floors in particular presented the tiling contractors, Tilecraft Services, with varied challenges. The installation of a tiled finish over underfloor heating mats existing wooden substrates and uneven floors called for specialist solutions. Mapei Mapeprim SP primer, Mapegum WPS waterproofing membrane and Fiberplan self-levelling compound provided a flexible and waterproof substrate for the rapid installation of porcelain tiles onto new heating mats over existing wooden floors. The fibre-reinforcement and heat resistant properties of Fiberplan combined with its ability to level variations in thickness between 3 to 10mm, resulted in a durable tiled surface.
Keraquick Grey flexible adhesive and Keracolor GG grout were used for the installation of large format porcelain tiles with wide joints.
The combination of porcelain skirting and door facing tiles required a special adhesive to accommodate variations in wall levels. Keraflex Maxi White, thin or thick bed adhesive allowed the installers to successfully fix the tiles with up to 15mm build up. Ultracolor Plus grouts were then applied to colour co-ordinate with the interior décor scheme and provide a flexible anti-mould joint.
David Crosbie of Tilecraft Services commented that, “Mapei's extensive product range resulted in specific design solutions for the various technical challenges presented by the project. Also the knowledge and expertise provided by Mapei's technical department was of great assistance to the clients design team & ourselves in the successful completion of the contract.”
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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