UltraScape reaches for the sky in Dubai

UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System has been used to install and joint 15,000m² of paving at the iconic Residences Sky View in Downtown Dubai.

Designed by the same architects who created the Burj Khalifa, Residences Sky View is set to become the next landmark in Dubai.

The luxurious twin towers are home to a 166 room hotel and 531 serviced apartments with the complex and beautiful Sky Bridge connecting the two towers together. The Sky Bridge is home to world class restaurants, stunning ballroom and infinity pool offering panoramic views of Dubai.

Residences Sky View is the epitome of elegant and grand living and so it was crucial that the materials used to create this development were aesthetically pleasing and could withstand the constant trafficking from tourists, visitors and residents.

UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System, supplied by Instarmac’s partner in Dubai, Tanseeq LLC, was used to install and joint 15,000m² of paving around the base of the complex.

UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System is made up of tested, trusted and proven materials including Pro-Bed HS bedding mortar, Pro-Prime slurry primer and Flowpoint Smooth rapid set flowable grout.

Pre-blended for ease of use, Pro-Bed HS fine bedding mortar provides the ultimate laying course for all types of paving. It can be laid from 10mm – 75mm, is shrinkage compensated and can be opened to foot traffic in just 12 hours, allowing contractors to move on to the next part of the project quickly.

Formulated to provide an exceptional bond between your paving element and Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime slurry primer eliminates costly failures caused by general wear and tear and heavy load bearing.

To complete the installation, Flowpoint Smooth rapid set flowable grout was used in Charcoal to joint the selected pavers.

Flowpoint Smooth is a flowable grout which allows for large areas of paving to be grouted quickly. Suitable for joints from 3mm to 50mm and as deep as 200mm, Flowpoint Smooth has been developed over a number of years to provide a durable  finish which will not crack or stain – even in the extremely hot temperatures in Dubai.

With an initial set after just 15 minutes, and a walk on time of one hour, it is unsurprising that Flowpoint Smooth has become synonymous with fast application, cost-effective and robust jointing.

Residences Sky View is the latest in a long line of prestigious projects for UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System in Dubai. Other projects include MBR City, City Walk and Dubai Opera House.

Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint Smooth are available throughout the UAE through Tanseeq LLC. To contact Tanseeq please call +971 (04) 361 7199 or visit www.tanseeqllc.com.

For further information on UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System please email international@instarmac.com or call Instarmac’s International Sales Team on +44 (0) 1827 254402.

Choose UltraFloor for the latest in flooring innovation

With so many products available, and the requirements of projects more demanding than ever, choosing the perfect products for your flooring installation can be an intimidating prospect.

UltraFloor, part of the multi award-winning Instarmac Group plc, have been providing contractors with trusted and proven subfloor preparation materials, suitable for all types of commercial and domestic flooring applications for over 15 years.

In the last 6 months, UltraFloor have enhanced their already extensive portfolio to include Level IT Pro30 – a premium ‘one product does all’ solution.

Level IT Pro30 is a high performance, high tolerance, free-flowing, rapid setting and drying two-part smoothing underlayment, which can be used over most common subfloors, including old adhesive residues, without the need for priming.

This superb and versatile product has extra tolerance for on-site imperfections, which reduces the need for intensive subfloor preparation and is ideal for prepping awkward subfloors for luxury finishes in record time.

Thanks to the rapid setting properties of this fantastic product, Level IT Pro30 is ready to receive foot traffic in 30 minutes and floor coverings in just 90 minutes. With less time spent on prep and less time to set, Level IT Pro30 will save you more time twice over, leaving the client happy and increasing your productivity.

Level IT Pro30 has been named by its vast user network, as the ‘game changer’ and its easy to see why. Level IT Pro30 has revolutionised traditional subfloor preparation time by combining ease of use with reliable speed.

UltraFloor are passionate about innovation and driving change in the flooring industry. This is why they constantly assess the performance of their materials to look for further improvements. With this in mind, UltraFloor recently announced that the much-loved Level IT Renovate, is now approved for use externally and as a final surface finish.

Developed for the renovation of existing floors, Level IT Renovate is fibre reinforced for added strength and to minimise the risk of hairline cracks – reducing a common cause of costly failures.

Suitable for deep applications from 3-40mm, Level IT Renovate is multi-purpose for extensive use and boasts excellent flow properties, making this flexible and versatile floor leveller ideal for a wide range of flooring substrates.

Over the last 2 years, UltraFloor have strengthened their relationships with screeders and worked alongside them to develop Screed IT UltraCem – the cost-effective alternative to sand and cement.

If you need to build a screed from scratch, there really is only one option. Screed IT UltraCem is a fibre modified cement binder that is fast drying, allowing you to install floor coverings from just 24 hours. Approved for use with 0/4mm aggregate, Screed IT UltraCem has been tailored to meet the needs of the UK market.

Build your screed with speed with Screed IT UltraCem.

The entire UltraFloor range have had their performance capabilities tested at Instarmac’s state-of-the-art laboratory – giving you peace of mind that UltraFloor materials are designed to last.

There are many reasons why UltraFloor is the number one choice for flooring contractors. All of their products are widely available through their network of distributors, their team of dedicated Area Sales Managers are on hand to help with specification and product selection, and their in-house technical experts are there to support you at every stage of your installation.

For more information on how you can benefit from UltraFloor’s extensive flooring portfolio, please contact their team of flooring experts by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402, emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or visiting ultra-floor.co.uk.