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MAPEI Takes Centre Stage At Union Square

Union Square Shopping Centre, in Aberdeen, is one of the largest city centre shopping developments in the United Kingdom and the second largest in Scotland. Costing £250 million, this prestigious development had unmoveable deadlines to meet with stylish finesse, a criteria filled exclusively by Mapei products.

Mr Alex Paton, MD of A De Cecco Ltd, the tiling contractor for the scheme, chose to use a combination of Mapei’s products alongside professional installation and management to ensure the venture was not only completed on schedule but also to the highest of standards.

In preparation to the installation of 8,000m2 of floor tiles and 1,000m2 wall tiles, contractors Industrial Floor Treatments from East Kilbride used Topcem, Mapei’s rapid drying screed. This screed was ideal where rapid drying is required, allowing light traffic 12 hours after being laid and the installation of ceramic and stone materials after just 24 hours and 2 days respectively.

Nearing completion of the screed installation, Industrial Floor Treatments also used Mapecem thus allowing A De Cecco to commence tiling on schedule. Mapecem screed has exceptional fast setting and drying properties, allowing the final area to have the tiles installed within a minimum 3 hours of it being laid.

Prior to laying the selected Granite and Porcelain tiles, A De Cecco chose Keraquick Grey, another of Mapei’s super rapid set products, an S1 flexible adhesive suitable for all kinds of ceramic, porcelain, glass, mosaic and natural stone tiles.

The system of Mapei products was completed with A De Cecco using Ultracolor plus grout and Mapsil AC silicone sealant (both in colours 113- Cement Grey and 114- Antracite) to finish, completing the aesthetically pleasing design.

Ultracolor Plus grout uses Bioblock technology which blocks the formation at the root of the micro-organism which causes mould, meaning the tile joints would be easier to maintain in a public area such like the centre. Resistance to UV rays and atmospheric agents also ensure a longer lasting finish. Mapesil AC complements the use of Ultracolor Plus grouts, sealing all joints, therefore sealing Mapei’s unsurpassable contribution to the development.

Complementing their significant contribution to Union Square’s recent Shopping Location of the Year award, De Cecco have also recently celebrated winning the prestigious Best Use of Tile in a Large Construction Contract at the Tile Association’s 10th anniversary awards – the “Oscars” of the floor and wall tile industry.

Email: pmckenzie-cummins@clearcommunications.co.uk


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