SOME FLEX BAL has provided a full fixing solution for a multi-million-pound gym development in the north-west.

Following a site visit by Area Sales Manager Lewis Lupton and Business Development Manager Scott Peaurt, main contractor DSC Ltd chose a full BAL specification for the new JD Gyms site in Blackburn.

The state-of-the-art facility features the very best fitness equipment, studios, saunas, a JD Burn area and a sprint and prowler track.

Tiling was carried out by Cubica Tiling Ltd, Liverpool, with material supplied by Euxton Tile Supplies in Chorley.

BAL Green Star ready-mixed adhesive was the tile adhesive of choice to fix metro tiles to the changing room walls. BAL Green Star is a high grab and non- slip, ready-to-use adhesive which is perfect for commercial wall tiling with small ceramics.

Shower walls were boarded out with 12mm BAL Board to provide a solid

substrate before being primed with BAL Prime APD and tanked with BAL Tank-it – rapid-setting tanking system.

BAL Board is a hybrid MgO tile backer board, perfect for providing sound backgrounds for tiling walls and floors. Available in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses, it is lightweight, easy to cut and more importantly is dust-free.

BAL Tank-it is a two-part, rapid-drying cementitious waterproofing system, that can be tiled after only 90 minutes for fast-track project completion – what’s more no priming or matting is required.

Tiles were fixed with BAL Rapid-Flex One, a rapid-setting flexible tile adhesive with longer open and working times.

The project also included a sauna which was prepared with BAL Board 12mm, tanked with BAL Tank-it, and tiled fixed with BAL Rapid-Flex One.

Grouting was completed with FLEX FS flexible standard-set grout from sister company ARDEX.

Chris Collins from DSC Ltd said: “We chose a full BAL specification following consultation with Lewis and Stuart.

BAL provided product guarantees and a fail-safe project specification, enabling us to complete the job in the required time and budget. BAL products are tried and trusted throughout the industry, so we had no hesitate in placing direct orders with Euxton Tile Supplies.”

transition from one area to the next, it’s a combination that makes powerful flooring layouts possible. The new 25 x 100cm plank format also means a perfect match to Rudiments carpet tiles, for even more creativity.

The Clay carpet plank is inspired by mankind’s crafting of the world’s oldest known ceramic material, hand-shaped into the rudimentary building blocks that have protected us for centuries. Adding organic structure to projects, it’s presented in a selection of 12 colours from the Rudiments palette. In a random lay plank made to work easily with all Rudiments styles, Clay brings new ways of breaking up spaces.


OF FLOORING Featuring Jute, Teak, Basalt and the brand-new Clay and Clay Create, Rudiments is a unique carpet tile and plank collection from IVC Commercial. With a shared colour palette, modular options and designs that work beautifully together, Rudiments can respond to the design challenge of modern offices.


All carpet tiles in Rudiments are made from solution-dyed nylon for hassle-free performance, meaning that designers can focus on the job in hand, delivering inspirational spaces that support the productivity and wellbeing of their users.

Sharing a similar design, Clay and Clay Create carpet planks are made to work together. With the all-over look of Clay adding texture across large areas and Clay Create’s ability to explore colour combinations that mark out activity or

With Clay Create, designs can embrace colour transitions that take on a playful element with a random lay pattern that echoes the material’s artistic side. Adding colourful combinations that move us from one hue to the next, the design mirrors the possibilities of new forms that clay stimulates. In 12 energising colourways, Clay Create can be used to explore changing modes of activity, direction and transition.

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