BAL supplied tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and preparation products for the new Brimstone Spa complex at the Langdale Estate Hotel in Cumbria.
The 990m2 development includes tiling throughout its 10 treatment rooms, seven thermal experiences including a Himalayan salt steam grotto, an outdoor sauna, and a heated relaxation infinity pool that spans from indoor to outdoor.
Brimstone Spa offers a luxury, sensory experience with tiles types, textures, colours and matching grouts inspired by the surrounding Lake District landscape including striking bronze metallic ceramic throughout the thermal areas, wood effect porcelain in the floor areas and mosaic work in the relaxation areas and infinity pool.
BAL worked extensively with project architects Unwin Jones, main contractors MedLock, and Ceramtek from design to completion including a full written M40 specification, specification support from BAL’s Specification Support Team and on-site support from BAL’s Product Support Technicians.
With changes in humidity and temperature the project required a range of specialist products to cope with additional movement from thermal changes.
Products specified included BAL Level Max levelling compound with Fibre Strand Technology (FST), BAL Single Part Flexible tile adhesive and BAL Stone & Tile PTB tile adhesives which are all highly-polymer modified for extra flexibility.
BAL Micromax2 anti-mould grout, with colour-matched BAL Micromax sealant, was specified throughout the project. Micromax sealant is specifically formulated with increased flexibility to cope in all environments including showers, wet rooms and heated floors.
A number of colour-options were specified including Smoke, Chocolate and Jasmine which complemented the tiling work throughout.
Joe Macdonald from tiling contractors Ceramtek Ltd said: “This project was particularly difficult due to the particularly complex tiling design and shape of the building throughout.
“We relied heavily on using a variety of BAL’s adhesive products to suit the changing conditions as the job progressed.”
BAL products used:
- LEVELING: BAL Level Max
- WATERPROOFING: BAL Tank-it
- ADHESIVES: BAL Stone & Tile PTB, BAL Single Part Flexible, BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre, BAL Easypoxy AG
- GROUT: BAL Micromax2
- OTHER: BAL Micromax Sealant, BAL Prime APD