After the discovery of severe subfloor moisture within the Gulbenkian Café at Kent University, a UZIN system was chosen to install the new flooring and provide a long term solution.
The initial project was to replace the existing vinyl floorcoverings in the cafe as bubbles had appeared in certain areas. The initial area was 150 - 200 m2, but the floor area increased to 400 m2 after problems were encountered. The work was to be undertaken out of normal working hours, so that the café could stay operational during the day, to serve students and staff members alike.
The specification was to apply 2 coats of Uzin PE 480 to the paving slabs, incorporating an accelerator to speed up the drying time, for the reopening of the cafe in the morning. The second coat was fully blinded to create a mechanical key for the smoothing compound, and UZIN NC 182 was used in isolated sections to repair where the different substrates joined.
The timber and plywood areas were primed using UZIN PE 630 and UZIN NC 175 fibre-reinforced smoothing compound was applied between 6 mm to 10 mm. This created a subfloor that was suitable to receive any floorcovering of the Universities choice.
The new floorcoverings have been laid for 10 months now, and apart from a slight settlement from the various substrates, the University are very pleased with the workmanship and specification that was created for this project.
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