UltraScape flowpoint takes centre stage in Dubailand

UltraScape’s flowpoint flowable grout and pro-prime slurry primer have been used to install over 1200 square meters of quartzite stone in one of Dubai’s new green public spaces, Mudon Central Park.

The 17 hectare linear park is the centre-piece for the Mudon development by Dubai properties. The area includes a variety of attractions such as a children’s play park, outdoor pavilions for all-season use, a cafe promenade with a feature dry deck fountain, and a green pastoral styled landscape around newly constructed ponds designed to attract birds.

Instarmac’s International partner in Dubai, Tanseeq LLC, supplied flowpoint tropical smooth in natural grey to grout the quartzite stone pavers. UltraScape flowpoint smooth tropical is made for use in hot climates and can be applied in temperatures in excess of 35°C. It is ideal for finer joint widths from 3mm to 50mm and the product’s rapid setting properties allow sites to be opened to foot traffic after one hour and vehicular after four. UltraScape’s pro-prime slurry primer was applied between the paving element and bedding mortar, a mixture of blackwash sand and white cement, to promote a very high bond strength. The work was carried out by one of Dubai’s premier landscaping contractors, Proscape LLC.

UltraScape’s materials conform to the strict requirements of British Standard 7533, a tried and tested method that removes the uncertainty of site batched mortars and offers, when installed correctly, a minimum construction life of 40 years.

UltraScape flowpoint is part of a BS 7533 mortar paving system, comprising of pro-bed HS bedding mortar and pro-prime slurry primer, all of which are available throughout the UAE through Tanseeq LLC. To contact Tanseeq please call +971 (04) 361 7199 or visit tanseeqllc.com.

For further information on flowpoint, and the other materials that make up UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System, please contact Instarmac International’s sales team by emailing international@instarmac.com or calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.

Fast but not loose!

Get the job done with UltraTileFix ProLevel Rapid

As all tiling contractors know, time is money, but underlayment is like an insurance policy for any tile project, so it’s important to choose a reliable product as well as one that is rapid setting.

UltraTileFix ProLevel Rapid can be relied on for same day tiling. It is a single part, high strength, rapid drying and curing cementitious smoothing underlayment. The product’s formulation incorporates a blend of specially graded fillers, fine cements, polymers and fibres. The carefully formulated fibre technology aids application and strength, resulting in a strong, sound and even base that’s ready to tile over after only 45 minutes.

ProLevel Rapid is also the perfect for timber floors and underfloor heating and, as with all UltraTileFix products, it carries a lifetime guarantee.

Jason Reid, National Sales Manager for UltraTileFix explained; “UltraTileFix ProLevel Rapid is the ideal choice for contractors to use in areas where it is necessary to carry out installations in a short time frame. I’d recommend it for any ‘level and lay in a day’ projects, particularly in highly used areas such as corridors, atriums and lobby areas. Plus its rapid set time enables light foot traffic in 30 minutes.”

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About UltraTileFix: UltraTileFix is part of the award-winning Instarmac Group plc. UltraTileFix offer a comprehensive range of ready mixed pastes and cementitious powder wall and floor adhesives, grouts, silicones, ancillary products and levelling compounds

Visit https://www.instarmac.co.uk/ultratilefix for more information

Create a splash with large format tiles using ProGrip FX

Today’s popular large-format tiles demand an adhesive with exceptional grab, UltraTileFix ProGrip FX does just that.

Large-format tiles are great for creating a spacious look and can be installed on walls and floors, within indoor and outdoor environments seamlessly. But with their increased weight and smoother backs, they can present new fixing challenges to the professional tiler.

Although installed in much the same way as regular tiles, larger tiles do require a little more preparation and consideration. Most surfaces can be laid with large-format tiles, providing the proposed surface can withstand the weight of the tiles, the tiles are correctly prepared and an appropriate fibre-reinforced adhesive is selected, as this is vital to ensuring the success of the project.

UltraTileFix ProGrip FX is a fibre reinforced, single part, semi-rapid setting, flexible tile adhesive and is just the job for this type of task. The fibres within the ProGrip FX formula aid the adhesive capabilities of the product making it a stronger bond, as well as providing superior non-slip properties and thixotropic* behaviour. Available in white and grey and sold in portable, contractor and retail friendly 20kg bags, UltraTileFix ProGrip FX also carries a lifetime guarantee.

Jason Reid, National Sales Manager for UltraTileFix commented; “Larger format tiles require the use of higher strength polymer modified adhesives with improved slip and slump characteristics. UltraTileFix ProGrip FX is specially formulated to deliver these properties as well as the enhanced adhesion you’d expect from our products. It can be used on porcelain, stone and mosaic tiles and is able to take light foot traffic within 3 hours of installation depending upon temperature and substrate.”

* Becoming less viscous when subjected to an applied stress.

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Award winning UltraScape paving grout is on point for use within ‘Outside/In’ paving design trends

UltraScape flowpoint smooth mortar paving grout is helping Merchants and Landscapers keep up with the big demand for porcelain tiled, inside to outside, living spaces.

Creating a seamless transition from inside to outside living spaces has become exceptionally popular in recent years and due to its low maintenance and low absorption of moisture, porcelain is the ideal paving solution for these types of designs.

In order to create the perfect transition required for this contemporary style and product, it’s important to use the right grout. One of the key factors to making this look work is choosing a grout that complements the tiling, but it is also critical to select a product that’s robust enough to withstand differing internal and external temperatures and still provide exceptional bond strength.

Suitable for large or small scale domestic, landscaping and public realm projects, award winning flowpoint smooth does just that. It is economical to use and available in the on trend colours of charcoal and natural grey. Rapid setting, it is ideally suited to smooth paving stones and slabs with joints as small as 3mm and can also withstand foot traffic within an hour. The established UltraScape product also has the reassurance of meeting and exceeding the strict demands of BS 7533.

Richard Moss, National Sales Manager for UltraScape said; “Versatile, aesthetically pleasing and quick setting, flowpoint smooth mortar paving grout is the perfect solution for up-to-the-minute paving in domestic designs. Landscapers are sometimes cautious about using this type of grout on porcelain paving, but our product is very easy to use. If they are still unsure, we are more than happy to offer demonstrations to help them confidently understand just how practical and effective flowpoint is for this type of project.”

To find out more about UltraScape flowpoint smooth mortar paving grout or to book a demonstration please contact ultrascape@instarmac.co.uk or call +44(0) 1827 254 400

Helping to lead the fight in the war against potholes!

By booking a free demonstration of UltraCrete’s Tough Patch® cold lay surface material, local authorities and businesses can find the best way to overcome their pothole crisis, whilst saving time and money.

The recent Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey found that Britain’s road repair backlog continues to grow, and despite local authorities fixing a record 1.86 million potholes between March 2018 and March 2019 there’s still much to be done.

Time is clearly of the essence, and it’s important for repair teams to find a solution that can quickly, effectively and permanently resolve pothole issues before the next onset of wintry weather.

The experienced UltraCrete Team understand this and are geared to work closely with local authorities and businesses to create bespoke Tough Patch® product demonstrations to cover any issues across the network. A free demonstration repair for roads, pavements, driveways or car parks can be undertaken in live situations and in all weathers. The UltraCrete Training Team will demonstrate that using Tough Patch® speedy repairs can be tackled with minimal traffic disruption, management and cost, creating a first time, permanent repair that will accept traffic immediately. Aesthetically pleasing, the Tough Patch® cold lay repair solution is PTS PAS Certified, and can also be confidently cored after just 24 hours.

Karl Brannigan, National Sales Manager for UltraCrete commented; “Undertaking a free Tough Patch® demonstration is a really great way for highways teams to quickly understand how to effectively win in the war against potholes. With insurance claims relating to potholes increasing yearly, this issue is becoming quite literarily a money pit for local authorities and the like. Our solution demonstrates how potholes can be effectively and permanently managed.”

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UltraCrete is part of the award-winning Instarmac Group plc. UltraCrete products are widely used for repair and maintenance projects across a range of sectors. Choose UltraCrete for all your highway maintenance needs. Our proven and trusted range includes first time permanent patching materials, high specification concretes, fast setting repair mortars and anti-skid reinstatement solutions.

For more information, please contact Instarmac’s team of technical experts by emailing ultracrete@instarmac.co.uk or calling 01827 254402.