UltraFloor passes with flying colours at Dunstable Academy

Experienced flooring contractors, Variety Carpets, have used a number of UltraFloor’s subfloor preparation materials to install 200sqm of flooring at Priory Academy in Dunstable.


Priory Academy has served the local Dunstable community for over 100 years and educates 800 pupils every year. In summer 2022 work began to upgrade the flooring in their school kitchen and store rooms.

The Challenge

Variety Carpets had a short window to complete the installation and with the Academy only closed for six weeks during the summer holiday, time really was of the essence.

The Solution

After scarifying the bitumen and vacuuming the area to remove any contaminants, Variety Carpets primed the subfloor with a neat coat of UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer.

Formulated to promote adhesion to all UltraFloor smoothing underlayments, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer reduces pinholing, minimising the risk of costly failures. With a coverage rate of 200m² at 3:1 dilution, Prime IT multi-surface Primer is a must-have product for all flooring installation projects.

The next day, and once Prime IT Multi-surface Primer had fully dried, Level IT Hydra Bond was applied across the 200sqm area at a 3mm depth. Level IT Hydra Bond is a ground-breaking, water based floor leveller that can be applied to bitumen and adhesive residues without the need to prime.

Level IT Hydra Bond is a super polymer modified smoothing compound which utilises UltraFloor’s unique technology – a process which enhances application and boasts unrivalled flow properties. What’s more, each bag of Level IT Hydra Bond also contains 20% recycled material.

In addition, Level IT Hydra Bond can receive bonded floor coverings after 4 hours, has an extended working time of 45 minutes for optimal usability, and is moisture tolerant and protein free.

To complete the installation, Altro Walkway 20, hard wearing vinyl flooring was installed the very next day and finished for a customer inspection on day five.


Thanks to the expertise of Variety Carpets, the five day flooring installation was completed on time and without issue. On using UltraFloor, Mark Blanchard, Director at Variety Carpets, commented: “We enjoyed using UltraFloor materials. The wet edge time is ideal for larger areas and warmer weather. The project completed at the end of August 2022 in hot temperatures, so it was really ideal. The set time of 4 hours means when we finished late afternoon, it was suitable to lay on the next day.”

For further information on UltraFloor and their range of expert subfloor preparation materials, please contact their team of experts by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.

Products used

Prime IT Multi-surface Primer

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Level IT Hydra Bond

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