Retail and Public Realm Sector

By choosing Instarmac, you are working with a business with over four decades of experience in the manufacture, distribution and consultation of specialist construction materials.

Retail and Public Realm

In the UK, the retail sector includes everything from department stores, shops and supermarkets, with most positioned on high streets up and down the country. With the constant footfall of pedestrians, retail outlets require a lot of upkeep and maintenance to keep the premises looking as appealing to consumers as possible.

With many high streets and retailers suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in December 2020, the Government announced it would invest up to £830 million to help 72 areas in England to recover from the pandemic and help transform underused town centres into vibrant places to live, work and shop.

Whilst it is a very exciting time ahead for the country’s high streets, the retail and public realm sectors have very specific needs and will require specialist materials to help them make the most of their additional funding and revamp the lives of their residents.

By choosing Instarmac, you are working with a business with over four decades of experience in the manufacture, distribution and consultation of specialist construction materials.

Beautiful retail outlets deserve beautifully tiled floors and walls. Easy to maintain and clean, tiles are a fantastic, and obvious, choice when designing a new retail store. With so many designs and styles to choose from, there is a tile suitable for all brand aesthetics.

For the installation of all tile designs, shapes and sizes, Instarmac recommends UltraTile. Launched to the market back in 1999, UltraTile has been providing the retail sector with professional tile adhesives, grouts, primer and levelling compounds with great success. Each expertly formulated for effortless tiling with stunning results.

The key to any successful tiling installation in a retail environment is using a grout that complements the tile but is also robust enough to withstand the constant trafficking from visitors. ProGrout Flexible has been used on a number of retail environments up and down the country and with 12 truly beautiful colours, and matching silicones, on offer, it is easy to see why.

And of course it’s not just the retail units that require upkeep, the high streets and other public realm areas require maintenance too.

UltraScape has been providing picture perfect landscapes for over 20 years. The stylish, rapid-setting, durable nature of UltraScape products make them ideal for public realm projects.

Our specialist, high quality paving installation system is proven to work alongside all stone manufacturers with excellent results every time. Our BS 7533 mortar paving system comprises of high specification bedding, priming and joint materials and are specified by contractors, architects and engineers for an ever expanding portfolio of major schemes across the UK.

King’s, Cross, Letchworth Garden City, Friars Walk, Birmingham Bullring and Central Square in Cardiff and just some of the retail areas enjoying the long-term confidence of UltraScape’s BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system.

Our materials have been designed with you in mind.

Choosing Instarmac means projects can be completed quickly and easily, achieving deadlines and avoiding disruption – essential qualities for the retail and public realm sectors.


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