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Richmond Ceramics were appointed to install 1,200sq m of floor tiles in a new restaurant at the Glasshouse at Beckworth Emporium.

David Brown, owner of Beckworth Emporium, says: “The restaurant floor was a key component in our new redevelopment. Our designers, KVB Design, and I realised the importance of quality workmanship to get the impressive finish we were looking for. The investment in finest quality materials needed to be backed up with precise installation. Richmond Ceramics were recommended to us and they did not disappoint. The team working on the install were thorough, efficient and laid every tile as if it were their first. Fantastic job! Thank you to the entire Richmond Ceramic team”

The Format range from Solus Ceramics was specified for the brief of a modern, light and airy appearance. Its contemporary concrete look and good slip resistance properties were important for these public areas.

The large format 1200 x 600mm size looks stunning in this large open area, and the Heritage Black & Grey décor complements this by adding character to the restaurant area.

Following a site visit, Norcros Adhesives produced an M40 specification for the installation to ensure the best products were utilised.

The job included several areas that were a combination of old and new substrates, so Permalayer was required to compensate for any shrinkage during the curing of new concrete. Permalayer also allowed tiling to start after only two days, alternatively we would have had to wait 42 days which is the British Standard recommended curing time prior to tiling on to new concrete. This really helped to get the project completed in the tight timescale set out by the client.

S1 Rapid Set Adhesive was specified to give increased protection against background movement stresses and to give greater tolerance to a problematic screed. 4-Into-1 grout was used as it is rapid setting, anti-bacterial, flexible and water-resistant.

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