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Mapei resilient flooring system promotes safety and speed at Wavendon Community Hub

Mapei resilient system promotes safety and speed at Wavendon Community Hub.

Mapei preparation products have been used to complete an Altro floor installation at a new community venue in Buckinghamshire. Designed by W E Architecture Ltd, Wavendon Community Hub provides local residents with a place to meet and participate in physical and social activities. Works were completed by Borras Construction Ltd, with sheet vinyl and walkway flooring installed throughout by HC Coverings Ltd, using Mapei floor preparation products and EMICODE EC1 Plus-certified adhesive.

In keeping with surrounding properties, the community hub is constructed in red/buff brick, with pitched tiled roofs and PPC Aluminium windows and doors. The building comprises two separate halves: a community side with a vaulted hall space and a large area with changing facilities. Resilient flooring was specified throughout the centre and installed over underfloor heating. Designs specified throughout the 500m² area included Altro Wood in the corridor and circulation areas, Altro Aquarius in the wet areas and Altro Walkway 20 in back-of-house areas.

A full subfloor preparation specification was prepared for HC Coverings Ltd by Mapei’s Daniel Stamford. Throughout the project, Daniel carried out regular site visits to test moisture level and provide technical advice; no hurdles were encountered and the installation was completed within the allotted timeframe. 

During preparation works, Mapeproof One Coat damp proof membrane was applied over the sand and cement screed to suppress residual and construction moisture. Eco Prim Grip Plus – a ready-to-use, low odour, solvent-free primer which enhances bonding, was then applied, followed by Latexplan Trade levelling and smoothing compound – a protein-free, low odour formulation with high compressive strength. Flooring was installed with Ultrabond Eco VS90 Plus – a hard, fast setting wet bed dispersion adhesive with high shear resistance and a EMICODE EC1 Plus-certified formulation with very low emissions.

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