After the discovery of severe subfloor moisture within the Gulbenkien Café at Kent University, a UZIN system was chosen to install the new flooring and provide a long term solution.
The initial project was to replace the existing vinyl floorcoverings in the cafe as bubbles had appeared in certain areas. The initial area was 150 - 200 m2, but the floor area increased to 400 m2 after problems were encountered. The work was to be undertaken out of normal working hours, so that the cafe could stay operational during the day, to serve students and staff members alike.
SW Flooring were instructed to remove the existing floorcovering, prepare the subfloor with one coat of a smoothing underlayment, and replace with a variety of Dalhaus Sheet Rubber, and Karndean Vinyl woodplank. The works was due to be completed over a period of 10 working nights.
The new floorcoverings have been laid for 10 months now, and apart from a slight settlement from the various substrates, the University are very pleased with the workmanship and specification that was created for this project.
"We were asked by the University to create a specification for the project. We decided to work with UZIN on this project, because of the flexibility of their products, and the professional understanding of the Technical Team.”
Simon Wallace, Managing Director of SW Flooring (South East) Limit
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