ARDEX teamed up with one of the UK’s leading flooring contractors, Loughton Contracts, to deliver a 40,000m2flooring refurbishment at Heathrow Airports Terminal 1. Boasting an excellent portfolio of successful large-scale commercial installations, the proven duo specified the perfect ARDEX system, which enabled final floorcoverings to be laid at the earliest opportunity.
The recent refurbishment of Terminal 1, which handles around 12 million passengers every year, encompassed the check-in, and baggage system and arrivals concourse, and resulted in passengers experiencing a faster and more comfortable journey from check-in to take off. Once the existing floorcoverings had been uplifted and the subfloors mechanically prepared, ARDITEX NA was applied.
ARDITEX NA has been developed for use on virtually all substrates and it can be laid from a feather edge up to at least 12mm in a single application. Offering excellent properties of adhesion and flexibility, ARDITEX NA is perfect for levelling concrete, cement/sand screeds, flooring grade asphalt, quarry tiles and even internal steel decks without priming. The ammonia free formulation proved an added bonus, making it perfect for use in such a high trafficked public area.
A combination of floorcoverings from Nora Flooring Systems UK Limited, namely Nora Ultra Grip rubber safety flooring, and Norament 925 Grano rubber floorcovering were fixed with ARDEX AF 2300 a rubber floorcovering adhesive.
Commenting on the project, John Collier, Sales Director of Loughton Contracts said “This large installation required a proven, fast track solution that would ensure minimum disruption to the airport. By working with ARDEX we could deliver exceptional results, and the peace of mind that is synonymous with ARDEX products, assured a rapid and perfect finish, completed on schedule”.