Client & Installer: Westcotes Flooring
Products: Tremco Epoxy DPM, Primer & Watermix Products
Market Sector: Hospitality
Contractor: Willmott Dixson
Architect: Marchini Curran Associates
Leicester's Phoenix centre, home to independent cinema, art, and digital culture, underwent an extension to include two new cinema screens and new café/bar areas. Tremco’s high performance flooring system was applied over approximately 1000m2 of the expansion area, which included a damp proof membrane, primer, and smoothing compound.
The multi-million pound investment had an aim to make a valuable contribution to the local economy by increasing participation in arts, cinema and visitor spending, and thanks to Tremco’s fully compatible floor system, the cinema and art centre also achieved a winning formular underfoot.
Understanding the need for a right-first-time approach, flooring installer, Westcotes Flooring, confidently selected Tremco products as they provide the best in protection, ease and speed of application to guarantee a quality superior floor finish.
The three-month layering and application process saw Tremco’s ES100 epoxy-based damp proof membrane, Tremco’s CS190 rapid drying primer and Tremco’s SX220 easy mix smoothing compound in full use. Tremco ‘s CS190 is designed for use on a wide range of absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces providing a textured surface which gives an excellent bonding surface for smoothing compounds and screeds. SX220 on the other hand, has an excellent flow for smoothing uneven floors and its low odour and low VOC are some of the great qualities it provides.
Tony Davis, National Sales Manager at CPG Tremco comments, “Products chosen within a complete system solution are all engineered to be fully compatible with each other and coupled with Tremco’s knowledge and experience in flooring solutions, these are some of the factors that affected the decision-making process.”
“Furthermore, Tremco’s flooring specialists and technical support teams were on hand throughout the project to ensure a smooth and successful flooring installation project. We are delighted to be a part of this project, and that our products were selected to meet the modern demands placed on newbuild construction projects.”
Highly versatile and offering a number of user-friendly, high performance benefits, Tremco’s SX600NA has been developed for refurbishment work as well as fast-track projects where speed is of the essence.
Polyurethane (PU) products are known to be versatile, innovative and safe – whilst they are used in a variety of applications in construction, packaging, automotive industry and many more – these products are made by reacting diisocyanates and polyols.
When installing flooring products, contractors and installers understand that it is advisable to select a manufacturer where the support and technical expertise is second to none. This is because the success of a construction project relies on more than the products that are used.