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High-performance sheet flooring from Itec Contract Floors will be at this year’s Sleep event as the brand looks to improving recognition as an ideal solution in hospitality environments. Itec Contract Floors is exhibiting under parent, IVC Group on stand G28.

Providing low maintenance, high durability and appearance retention Itec floors supply decorative, safety and acoustic solutions in an extraordinary range of decors. Itec has been responsible for turning sheet flooring from a utilitarian option for back of house into a serious contender for main areas. Ideally suited to receptions, corridors, bar areas and anywhere there is a need for easy-to- maintain durable flooring, Itec floors deliver exceptional value.

With realistic wood, stone, tile and architectural looks, as well as a range

of solid plain colours all Itec floors are available in two and four-metre widths, the latter ideal for creating a more seamless look in open spaces.

“Itec Contract Floors are an immensely practical solution in hospitality environments particularly in safety and acoustic specifications, but it is the sheer scale of designs available that really stands out,” commented David Bigland, managing director, Itec Contract Floors. “We were the first manufacturer to develop wood and stone decors in safety flooring and invest heavily in ensuring that our decors meet the latest in trends, making Itec sheet floors ideal for hospitality environments.”

Itec Contract Floors will exhibit alongside sister brand Moduleo that offers a range of commercial specification luxury vinyl for use in hospitality environments.


AT RABOBANK High performance smoothing underlayments and adhesives from F. Ball and Co. Ltd. have been used in the refurbishment of a branch of Rabobank, in Langedijk, North Holland. Stopgap P131 general purpose primer, Stopgap 300 HD heavy-duty floor smoothing underlayment and Styccobond F44 acrylic adhesive were used to provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing floor finish for the well-known bank.

After removing existing PVC floorcoverings, contractors from Rocco de Vries Woning en Projectstoffering sanded down adhesive residues to provide a sound base, free from contamination. After checking that the sand/cement subfloor was dry enough to proceed, Stopgap P131 primer was applied to promote adhesion and prevent unacceptable rapid drying of the smoothing underlayment.

Stopgap 300 HD was applied by trowel at a 3mm thickness to the 250m² area. Stopgap 300 HD is a fast drying, self- levelling smoothing underlayment, suitable for use in light to heavy-duty areas prior to the installation of new floorcoverings. The heavy-duty smoothing underlayment will accommodate the expected high level of daily footfall of customers and staff at the bank.

Styccobond F44 was then used to adhere Leoxx Expona and 2Tec2 durable PVC floorcoverings to the smoothing underlayment, creating an attractive, long-lasting floor finish throughout the building. F44 is a solvent-free acrylic emulsion adhesive, ideal for the installation of vinyl floorcoverings due to its high bond strength, strong initial tack and long open time.

Rocco de Vries, of Rocco de Vries Woning en Projectstoffering, said of the project: "I have been using F. Ball products since they first became available in Holland. I choose them because of their very good quality, great prices and excellent support. Everybody at F. Ball is very friendly and easy to work with, I've never had any problems with an F. Ball product." PRODUCTS & SERVICES | 47

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