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WEST ONE Major tiling renovation work at West One, a high-spec office complex in Leeds city centre, has been completed with extensive use of BAL adhesives, grouts and ancillary tiling products.

Work was carried out by Elite Tiling of Manchester to replace approximately 50m² of carpet tiles with stunning 450mm x 450mm beige porcelain tiles from Caesar in a first floor lift lobby to complement existing tiling in the reception.

Due to the nature and amount of work, the project was completed over a Bank Holiday weekend commencing as soon as all the office staff had left work for the evening.

Elite Tiling began by lifting all the carpet tiles before scraping up the sticky glue residue. The whole floor was then swept, cleaned and primed with BAL Prime APD and left to dry.

To provide a stable substrate and prevent against future cracking and de-bonding of the tiles, Elite Tiling made extensive use of BAL’s innovative and award winning BAL Rapid Mat uncoupling system which was fixed with BAL Rapidset Flexible (grey) tile adhesive.

All tiling was set in BAL Rapidset Flexible (grey) tile adhesive before the whole area was grouted with BAL


Micromax2 Smoke to match the tiled surface in the reception area.

Movement joints and edges were sealed with BAL Micromax Sealant, colour- matched with the BAL grout.

Dave Stott, from Elite Tiling who carried out the work, was quick to praise the BAL products used on the project.

“I have used BAL and nothing else for many years and they never let me down,” he said.

“When I was contracted for this project I instantly knew that BAL would provide the perfect solution for my tiling needs.

“I was particularly impressed with BAL

Rapid Mat — it was extremely easy to use, providing minimal height build-up and is perfect for this sort of project where high foot traffic and surface movement is expected.

“Using BAL allowed me to complete the job effectively over a weekend, ensuring that it was business as usual for staff when they returned to work.

Quadrant Carpets has worked with Berman Guedes Stretton on a design solution for University of Warwick’s Business School. The University has used 650m² of Elements carpet tile across its lecture rooms and theatres at its new 17th floor facility, in the iconic Shard building. Within this landmark address, BGS undertook the design and development, creating a stylish, modern and functional business school that offers views across London.

Crafting a contemporary business aesthetic, Elements was selected after careful consideration of the concept to reflect a corporate environment. The flooring had to satisfy the requirements of a busy education facility with heavy foot traffic areas such as, the two lecture theatres, meeting rooms and the IT Centre. The neutral textured tile provides a strong platform for the clean lines of the furniture and space setting throughout the Business School.

James Roach, design director, BGS Architects commented: “This was a great opportunity to provide a quality interior design scheme within an iconic building. Quadrant Carpets were responsive to our needs, supplying sample products and expert advice on the flooring solution.” 44 | PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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