F. Ball floor preparation products and adhesives were used to deliver a super smooth, hardwearing and attractive floor finish for the Dutch dental practice, while minimising the time that the facility was out of action.
The work was part of a total refurbishment of the practice to create a modern, contemporary style and layout. The project also demanded products that would help the contractors to meet the tight timescales required to get the practice operational again.
Part of the floor area had formerly been used as a bathroom and required the sand/cement subfloor to be raised by 40mm. To achieve this, contractors from Ter Harmsel Interieurverzorging applied F. Ball’s Stopgap 600 Base deep section compound, after priming the subfloor with Stopgap P131 general purpose primer. Stopgap 600 Base can be applied at thicknesses up to 50mm and is walk on hard and ready to receive floor coverings from three hours after application.
Another area of the subfloor featured Fermacel boards, which were primed with two coats of Stopgap P121 acrylic primer, prior to the application of Stopgap 300 HD levelling compound.
Stopgap 300 HD levelling compound was installed over both the raised sand/cement area and the Fermacel boards to ensure a high quality, uniform finish was achieved throughout the practice. To minimise installation time, the Stopgap 300 HD was pump-applied over the entire 160m2 floor area.
Stopgap 300 HD is a heavy duty levelling compound, able to withstand high levels of foot traffic and heavy equipment. Additionally, both Stopgap 600 Base and Stopgap 300 HD are protein free, making them suitable for use in biologically-sensitive areas such as healthcare facilities.
Once the levelling compound was fully dried, Expona Design PVC tiles and planks were installed in different areas of the dental practice using F. Ball’s Styccobond F46 pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive.
This solvent-free adhesive offers a high initial tack, to prevent tiles and planks from moving during installation, and produces a very high bond strength, which continues to build over time. Once the Expona Design flooring had been installed, the rooms were immediately ready to use.