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A wide selection of Mapei’s top performance products has been used for the recent refurbishment of the Kingsway Centre. The Colman Partnership were the architects for the project, which is part of the major regeneration of Newport, South Wales and BAM Construction, which has offices in Cardiff, was the main contractor.

Prior to the installation of the floor tiles, Mapei’s Primer G, a water-based synthetic resin primer, was used to treat the surfaces. Ultraplan Maxi, an ultra-fast hardening, water-mixed self-levelling and smoothing compound was used before the installation. This levelling compound is ideal for differences between 3 to 30mm, is suitable for many different surface materials and has an excellent resistance to loads and traffic.

All shapes and sizes of tiles were fixed using Mapei Granirapid, 2-part rapid set flexible adhesive with extraordinary bonding and fast setting properties. Granirapid is especially suited to the installation of stone material, which requires a rapid drying adhesive; it is ideal for areas subject to heavy traffic and those, which need accessing quickly.

The 3-4mm tiles joints were grouted with Mapei Ultracolor Plus 114, Anthracite, a fast setting and drying grout, which is available in 26 colours to meet all requirements. This flexible, mould and water repellent, anti-efflorescence grout, is suitable for heavy duty areas, wet areas, including power showers, timber substrates and underfloor heating. Ultracolor Plus can be used both internally and externally, on walls and floors.

The refurbishment of the centre, involved bonding tiles to an existing terrazzo floor. Tiling contractors, J H Lidstone of Plymouth, installed a variety of materials supplied by Domus Tiles including, DIG15 Satin Finish Porcelain Stone Floor Tiles, DIG16 Satin Finish Porcelain Stone Border Tiles, as well as tiles from the Domus Structurestone Range.

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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