UltraFloor supports NHS specialist accommodation24th January 2018
Valued UltraFloor customer, G J Flooring Specialists Ltd., have used Suppress IT and Level IT Two to complete a 1,000m² subfloor preparation project at a specialist accommodation project in Blackburn.
The NHS facility has been built to provide accommodation for young adults with disabilities in Blackburn. The £900,000 project included 12 one-bedroom apartments, a quiet room and sensory room and enables young adults to live independently with support.
Before work began on the new building, UltraFloor’s Technical Field Support and Training Manager, Alan Collins, visited Apple Street to carry out a detailed site specification. This invaluable service is just one of many available from UltraFloor. Find out more about UltraFloor’s Site Support Team and their other offerings.
In order to recommend the correct materials for the project, a Hygrometer was used to measure the moisture in the concrete substrate. After 72 hours, the readings were between 80% and 85%RH, and because the project needed to be completed within 6 weeks, a moisture suppressant was recommended to reduce the moisture reading to 75% to allow Level IT Two to be laid.
Designed to suppress residual construction moisture – allowing the earlier installation of floor coverings – Suppress IT is a ready to use single component rapid drying moisture suppressant primer membrane. Applied in two coats, Suppress IT provides up to 95% RH protection, removes the need to prime and is available in a resealable 5 litre bottle so you can pop the lid back on and use the rest another day. Not only that, Suppress IT is pigmented orange so you can see exactly where you have applied it.
As soon as the second coat of Suppress IT had dried, Level IT Two high flow smoothing underlayment was applied by trowel to the substrate. There are many reasons why Level IT Two has become UltraFloor’s most popular floor leveller. Its exceptional flow characteristics make it a very easy material to apply to a variety of subfloors in both commercial and domestic flooring projects and due to its low odour formulation it is equally suited to confined areas proving particularly popular in the education, health and hospitality sectors.
With a set time of 2.5 hours, Level IT Two can receive bonded floor coverings after just 12 hours, making this an ideal floor leveller for projects with a tight deadline, such as this one.
What’s more, because Level IT Two is available as a two component system, it takes the guesswork out of mixing, reducing site errors and guaranteeing a perfect application every time.
For further information on Suppress IT, Level IT Two and the other materials that make up UltraFloor’s range of subfloor preparation materials, please contact their team of experts by email or by calling +44 (0) 1827 254402.