Tilemaster Adhesives Ltd has helped Mosaic Artist Jackie Nash complete a specialist mosaic project for Mount Carmel School’s prayer garden in Redditch.
A fixing system including Tilemaster primer, adhesive and grout provided Jackie with the materials to permanently fix mosaics to a zinc-coated steel cross. The system also eliminated issues relating to movement, which has ensured that the design is in pristine condition now – one year on – and into the future. Tilemaster’s technical team provided expert advice and support throughout, enabling Jackie to fulfil her brief.
From her studio in Worcestershire, Jackie creates bespoke mosaic art for schools, community groups and private clients. She also provides workshops for schools and enthusiasts. At the Mount Carmel prayer garden, Jackie created a 2.5 metre cross adorned with an intricate purple and turquoise ceramic design. It is cemented into the ground and provides a striking focal point within the tranquil setting.
During production, Jackie first applied Tilemaster Flexmaster – a multi-purpose flexible additive and primer – to the zinc-coated cross. She then used Tilemaster’s high-spec Ultimate adhesive to bond the mosaics into place. Highly flexible Ultimate is a rapid cement-based adhesive designed for surfaces subject to movement and/or vibration, so it was ideal for the metal cross which will expand and contract in changing weather conditions. Jackie then finished the application with Tilemaster Grout3000; the grout provided smooth, controlled workability and a durable, moisture and frost-resistant joint.
Explaining why she uses Tilemaster products, Jackie commented: “I noticed that the Tilemaster bond was much stronger than my normal adhesive and, twelve months on, the cross is still in perfect condition. I’m now using Tilemaster adhesives, primers and grouts for all of my projects; they’re excellent to work with, completely reliable and they allow me to produce work that lasts. I can’t recommend Tilemaster enough, in terms of the products and the support provided by the technical team.”
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Find out more about Jackie Nash at www.jackienashart.com and www.facebook.com/MosaicDesign