Main contractor: Withey Contracts
Italian contractor: VISSA
Type of works: supply and installation of Mapei's Mapefloor System.
Mapeis Mapefloor System has been used to provide a unique floor finish for the latest UK Puma Concept Store which recently opened in Birmingham City Centre.
In-line with the rest of the Puma Stores across Europe, the epoxy and polyurethane system was specified for the entire floor area. VISSA, the Italian contractors, who hold the flooring contract for all European Puma Concept Stores flew into the UK for 5 days to complete the 180m2 flooring application. VISSA worked closely with main contractor Withey Contracts, who were responsible for completely renovating the ground floor interior of the existing building for the new Puma store, which is located on Birmingham New Street/Cannon Street.
The application began with Primer SN, a two-component, solvent-free, epoxy filling primer used to improve the bonding of Mapefloor Systems. Once the Primer was dry, a coat of Mapefloor I 300 SL/TRP was mixed with Mapecolor Paste in silver and applied over the entire floor area by trowel. The colour paste used for this project was a unique formulation developed by VISSA and Mapei for this effect.
Mapefloor I 300 SL/TRP is a two-component, multi-purpose, neutral coloured epoxy formulate for industrial floors, applied at a thickness of up to 4mm. It is a solvent-free epoxy filling treatment used for self-levelling, multi-layer and non-slip dressings on industrial floors. Mapecolor Paste is a colouring paste added at the preparation stage to provide an alternative colour to neutral and is available as standard in 19 colours.
The products were applied by trowel to give a textured finish, this was then over coated with Mapefloor I 300 clear to a super flat non-slip finish.
Further information on Mapeis resin and cementitious flooring systems can be found in the company's new catalogue Products for Flooring available on request, call (0121) 508 6970. Technical Data Sheets for all Mapei products can be downloaded at www.mapei.co.uk.