BAL products were used during a major refurbishment scheme of Rugby Central Shopping Centre.
The two-year refurbishment of the centre included revamping shop fronts, installing new, energy-efficient LED lighting systems and the installation of granite flooring throughout.
BAL worked with tiling contractor WB Simpson & Sons to provide a full tiling specification with materials sourced through Capitol Tiles.
More than 2,500 bags of BAL Level Max – nearly 62.5 tonne – was used on the project to level the existing concrete base after the original quarry tiles and adhesive was mechanically removed.
BAL Level Max was specified because it can be used up to 80mm in a single application – the largest bed depth in the market. It is reinforced with Fibre Strand Technology and has added flexibility, self-smoothing capability, fast flow and low shrinkage – plus it is pumpable - making it perfect for large scale commercial projects.
BAL Level Max is also rapid-setting, allowing for foot traffic within three hours of installation and tiles in four hours.
BAL Rapid-Flex One was also used for the installation of the granite flooring due to its rapid-drying properties.
BAL Rapid-Flex One is a high performance S1 adhesive that has extended open time of 30 minutes and working time of 60 minutes, while it can be grouted after only three hours.
The floor was finished with BAL Micromax2 Grout – an efflorescence free, flexible and abrasion-resistant grout for walls and floors that is perfect for heavily trafficked areas.