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Game, Set And Match – Mapei


Mapei system products were used in the refurbishment of the world’s most famous tennis arena – Centre Court, Wimbledon.

At the end of last season’s Championships, Mapei joined the development team for the full refurbishment of Centre Court, including the courtside hospitality and commercial areas.

Specialist tiling contractor and proud winners of the 2008 Tile Association Award for “Excellence in Tile Contracting” – Wilson & Wylie, successfully installed over 3,500m2 of tiling within the hospitality areas using Mapei levelling compounds, adhesives, grouts and sealants.

Due to the extremely tight completion deadline, a fast-track screeding system was initially required to provide a suitable substrate for the tiling project. Wilson & Wylie engaged CSC Screeding Ltd to apply Mapei TOPCEM – a fast-drying screed for the Centre Court terraces – an area exposed to high levels of foot-traffic, with around 470,000 people attending the famous Championships every year.

Domus Minerali DFM03 bush-hammered and smooth finish tiles were then carefully installed by Wilson & Wylie Contracts to the hospitality areas, internal restaurants, kitchen areas, debenture entrances, bar areas and the external terraces.

The areas demanded a fast track system of application, so Mapei ULTRAPLAN ECO ultra-fast hardening levelling compound was chosen to provide the base for the Domus Minerali tiles which were installed using KERAQUICK fast-setting adhesives with LATEX PLUS additive to increase flexibility. Mapei’s ULTRACOLOUR PLUS, in Medium Grey (one of 26 colours), was specially selected to provide a fast-setting and drying, flexible grout to the areas.

Mapei products have been used in many of the world’s most famous sporting arenas including Beijing 2008 and Wembly Stadium.

Mapei is the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building. With over 70 years experience Mapei are a specialist in the production of quality products for the installation of all types of wall and floor coverings, and have a vast range of admixtures and repair products for concrete and building materials.

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