Red Mall – Metro Centre extension Newcastle
Over 7,500m² of large format tiles were recently laid at the above prestigious site by P.Plunkett Tiling Ltd of Prudhoe, Northumberland.
The tile adhesive chosen for the new Red Mall was from the extensive range of Alfix products now being used extensively throughout the UK - in particular for shopping centres, car showrooms and large area flooring projects.
Geoff Williams of Plunkett Tiling says “CombiQuickfix adhesive was selected because of its key ability to be used onto a green screed situation coupled with its rapid-setting, flexible properties which enabled us to offer a fast track, high quality installation. The pourable consistency ensured solid bedding of the large format 900 x 450 x 20mm Jura Marmor tiles from the Bavarian region of Germany”.
If ever doubts existed as to the effectiveness of a correctly specified adhesive being used on green screed, these were allayed when a small section of tiles needed to be taken up following a change of floor pattern layout. This fragment from the tiles removed clearly shows the tile firmly bonded onto the screed.