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A Rapid Way to Install a New School Floor
13th August 2020

A Rapid Way to New School Floors

Tilemaster Adhesives has the answer for those rapid repairs that need to be carried out in term time, when classrooms and halls need to be back in use as quickly as possible.  The company’s fast track system allows installers to pre-smooth the floor, install a damp proof membrane and a smoothing compound, then fit the floor all in one day.  Traditionally this has been at least a two day project.  We set out the timetable below.

Start the day by pre-smoothing the floor with Tilemaster Super Flow 30.  This is an ultra-rapid setting self-levelling flooring compound that can be used without priming on most substrates.  It can therefore be used directly on top of most existing substrates to pre-smooth the surface, where required, prior to applying a DPM.

As little as 90 minutes later, Tilemaster FAST One Coat DPM can be applied – as its name implies, this damp proof membrane only needs one coat and cures in 4 - 5 hours, providing protection from damp cementitious screeds with up to 98% relative humidity.

Once the DPM has cured, a final layer of Tilemaster Super Flow 30 should be applied to ensure that the surface is perfectly flat and smooth and ready to receive the floor covering, and allow to dry for 90 minutes.

Once dry, begin fitting the final floor covering, using Tilemaster Eco-3000, a universal high temperature flooring adhesive which is suitable for installing PVC, LVT, carpet, textile and sheet vinyl.  It has a fast tacking off time allowing the floor coverings to be applied in as little as 10 minutes, when the adhesive is semi-tacked off and has reached its ‘anti-slide’ state.  Full tacking off takes 40 minutes and the floor is ready for light foot traffic after 12 hours, allowing entry to the room on the following morning.

Contact Tilemaster Adhesives for more information about the Tilemaster range of professional flooring products and for advice on your particular project.