brief was an easy-to-maintain, modern, concrete look that would stand the test of time. They’d originally requested a pumped screed, but due to height restrictions, we suggested Stopgap 800 Wearcoat instead as it’s trowel applied and it’s the only product out there that gives a polished concrete look.”

The concrete subfloor was primed with two dilute coats of F. Ball’s Stopgap P131 general purpose primer, which is designed to prevent the unacceptably rapid drying of subsequently applied Stopgap levelling compounds and promote their adhesion to the substrate.

INDUSTRIAL CHIC F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s Stopgap 800 Wearcoat has helped to create a stripped-back warehouse feel with a visually striking floor finish in a unique London workspace.

A self-levelling floor compound for upgrading and renovating new and existing internal floors in light to heavy-duty applications, Stopgap 800 Wearcoat is designed to deliver a standalone wearing surface in industrial


WORKPLACES Designers at Interface were inspired by residential design trends for the company’s refreshed Ice Breaker carpet tile collection colour palettes, creating a comforting and serene flooring option for employees as they return to their workplaces.

“Choice, familiar in-home colours and simple multi-use spaces will help welcome teams safely and comfortably back to their workspaces” said Mandy Leeming, Design Director, EAAA Interface. “Working with our customers we can see how their needs have evolved in the past year. The move to create spaces with flexible design elements to support a hybrid model of work and home is paramount. We also continue to see the importance of bringing natural elements that have been so vital to our wellbeing over the past year into indoor space design.”

Through focusing on the customer desire for natural texture and taking inspiration from colourways more

settings where floorcoverings are not required to be installed. It is also popular for domestic and commercial projects because of its eye-catching, natural appearance, and it has been used by contractors from M.D.A. Contracts Ltd. to create a hardwearing floor in the reception, coffee bar and flexible work area at Expressway, a community of business suites.

M.D.A. Contracts Ltd. Managing Director, Glenn Alexander, said: “The client’s

typically associated with residential design, Interface has bolstered its Ice Breaker carpet tile collection. Paying homage to the cracking and crazing found on frozen water, this launch includes 16 new colourways in the Ice Breaker collection. Building from the grey foundation, there are new warm neutral tones of oatmeal and soft mushroom to create a comforting base, while peach and muted pink shades foster a sense of calm and serenity. The palette also allows for pops of colour to support zoning as users navigate a space.

The Ice Breaker Collection has a carbon footprint (cradle to gate) of 4.5kg, total recycled and bio-based content of 89.5% and comes as standard with CQuest Bio, Interface’s new non-vinyl, non-bitumen carbon negative backing. By specifying the Ice Breaker Collection, customers are selecting carpet tile that is carbon neutral across

Following this, the application of Stopgap 800 Wearcoat commenced in the 130m2

space. Owing to the

removal of internal walls to create a larger reception, the product had to be applied at varying depths between 5-8mm. A spiked roller was used to eliminate entrapped air and smooth out flow lines to give a more uniform surface appearance. After the levelling compound had cured, contractors returned to seal the floor for its protection and to enable easy cleaning and maintenance.

its full product life cycle through the third-party verified Carbon Neutral Floorsprogramme. WHAT'S NEW| 13

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