BAL are to appear at the Surface Design Show on the 5-7 Febuary at the Business Design Centre in Islington, to showcase their innovative new tiling technologies.
Their Flexbone uncoupling mats will be on Stand 618 as well as the option to pick up CPD points with RIBA-approved seminars with a team available to talk about flooring/tiling projects.
Developed to protect floor tiling from lateral movement, BAL Flexbone uncoupling mats provide a buffer layer between tile and substrate.
It comes in two varieties, Flexbone VAried and Flexbone 2Easy.
BAL Flexbone 2Easy is a floating mat system, where no adhesive is needed underneath the mat system.
Because no adhesive is needed under the mat, preparation is reduced to a quick sweep of the floor if the surface is flat, sound and level.
There will be no removal or residue and no removal of laitance, priming of the surface will also not be needed.
It can also be used direct onto difficult substrates such as bitumen, fresh sand:cement screeds or new anhydrite screeds that are not fully cured (up to 1.5% CM residual moisture).
Time trials indicate the removal of subfloor preparation for installations provides a circa 50% time saving.
BAL Flexbone VAried is a bonded mat system for heavily trafficked areas.
It features patented GripLock Technology for adhesion and a unique structure for faster fixing than traditional cavity mat systems.
Less adhesive is required on the mat surface, and trials indicate adhesive can be spread on the mat surface circa. 30% faster.