UltraFloor Breathes Life Back Into Memorial Hospital

UltraFloor’s Level IT Smooth has been used to transform parts of Darlington Memorial Hospital in County Durham.

Aiken Flooring Contracts Ltd have recently finished subfloor preparation and flooring installation of Forbo Marmoleum throughout the Pathology corridors and A&E reception areas.

The work was carried out over a very tight time frame as the areas could only be closed off for one weekend. The concrete substrate was prepared and then primed with an UltraFloor moisture tolerant, water -based acrylic primer. Priming helps to stabilise and seal the surface, minimising pinhole formation.

Level IT Smooth high performance, fine flow smoothing underlayment was then trowel applied to the prepared areas. It was developed to give the smoothest possible finish and is particularly suited therefore to installations of vinyl, rubber and linoleum where imperfections in subfloor preparation can result in poor aesthetics.  Its flawless finish provided an ideal foundation for the bonded Forbo Marmoleum.

Level IT Smooth can be applied from 2-10mm, sets to walk on in 2-3 hours and is ready to receive a decorative floor covering after 12 hours. It can also be pump applied – perfect for projects where large areas are available to the contractor. It achieves a high compressive strength of 35N/mm² and is ideal for use in areas subject to heavy traffic such as hospital corridors and sports halls.

Aiken Flooring commented ‘the finish that was achieved was excellent and our customer noticed a visible improvement to the floor.’ The work completed on time and the customer was delighted with the turnaround.