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Mapei provide Rapid Spec for Norwich & Guildford Harley-Davidson


Mapei products were recently specified for the refurbishment of the Harley-Davidson Showrooms in Norwich and Guildford. Lind who recently took on the famous motorcycle franchise, required a system of products in order to install tiling to the wall and floor areas within the showrooms.

For the installation of tectonic anthracite solid porcelain tiles within the main showroom in Norwich, Mapei’s Mapeker Rapid-set Grey was specified by local installers Cristy’s Ceramics, Norwich. Mapeker Rapid-set is a fast setting adhesive suitable for fixing all types of ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles and mosaics to internal and external walls and floors. These were then grouted using Keracolor FF 113 Cement Grey one of 18 colours. The durable water and dirt repellent grout was the ideal choice for showrooms subject to significant foot traffic. In order to create a false brick wall effect, MapeGrip Plus, a non-slip adhesive with high initial grab and high bond strength, was used to install Travertine brick wall tiling. Joints finished with Keracolor FF 130 Jasmine.

To facilitate the flexibility of the timber substrate, on which the tiling within the Guildford showroom had to be installed, Keraquick Grey with Latex Plus additive was specified. When mixed these products achieve S2 Flexibility, suitable for the most deformable substrates. Cristy’s Ceramics then used Mapei’s flexible, fast-setting and drying, Ultracolor Plus 113 (Cement Grey) high performance grout, for joints up to 20mm, to install the tiling.

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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