Mapei ‘evolve’ Dudley College flooring
Mapei adhesive systems were used by contractors, ISG and C&C Flooring to install a variety of carpet and vinyl flooring throughout a new college centre, which is now established as ‘Dudley Evolve’.
Providing learning facilities for the local community, businesses and ‘Dudley Sixth’, a college centre for A-level students.
Mapei’s products covered approximately 6,000 m2 of flooring, which became the college’s science labs, corridors, hairdressing clinic, WC areas, dance studios and classrooms. C&C Flooring applied Mapei’s two components, solvent free moisture barrier, Mapeproof ESM. Two coats were used to guarantee complete coverage of the substrate to gain maximum protection. One of Mapei’s Eco products, Eco Prime was utilised due to having properties of low emissions of VOC making it suitable for use in the environment.
Mapei’s levelling and smoothing compound, Latexplan Trade was chosen for its low odour and high compressive strength which is required to support the new flooring under the constant footfall the floors would experience.
To be positive the chosen vinyl floor coverings would adhere perfectly to the newly created substrate, Mapei Ultrabond Eco 380 adhesive was used because of its environmental qualities, strong initial bond and ability to withstand intense levels of foot traffic and wheelchairs made it the perfect solution for the new development.
Mapei’s solvent free, carpet tile tracifier, Ultrabond Eco Tack was chosen for it is ideal for the non-permanent installation of carpet tiles, as it allows the replacement of carpet tiles as and when required. As well as its low emissions of VOC this accommodates the environmental friendly aspects of the new build.
Strongly committed to sustainability Mapei have been pioneers of the development of solvent-free and low VOC emission products for decades and many of their adhesive are certified GEV EMICODE EC1R Plus, making them safe for the installer and the end user of the floor.
Coupled with providing their trailed and tested adhesive systems, Mapei’s 76 years of experience provides your solutions.
For more information on Mapei’s adhesive products please visit www.mapei.co.uk or call +44 (0)121 508 6970.