New Zealand Commercial Project Award judges commented, “The addition is so well integrated that it looks as though it was always intended as the completion of the southern end of the building.”
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The new and existing concrete floor substrates were prepared by way of a mechanical grind and re-surfaced using PLANIPREP SC. This is a high-performance, polymer-modified, fiber-reinforced cement-based skimcoating and patching compound, which is distributed on the local market by Mapei New Zealand. It allows for fast-track flooring installations in 30 to 60 minutes after application.
The B2 backed carpet tiles manufactured by the Australian company Ontera Milliken Pty Ltd were installed using ULTRABOND ECO FIX, a solvent-free adhesive based on acrylic resins in water dispersion, formulated as an easily trowelable light cream paste. It is used for the installation of loose-lay carpet or resilient tiles intended to be releasable.
When dry, the ULTRABOND ECO FIX mantains a residual tack, even after repeated removal and successive relaying of the floor tiles: it is therefore possible to remove or substitute the flooring easily. The adhesive features very low emissions of volatile organic compounds (EMICODE EC1-certified) and can be used in areas with heavy foot and normal wheeled chair traffic.
On the other hand, the Ontera cushioned backed carpet tiles were installed using ULTRABOND ECO TACK, an acrylic tackifier dispersed in water with a very low emission level of volatile organic compounds (VOC), for loose-lay carpet tiles. It may be used to hold and prevent slipping of loose-lay carpet tiles with any type of backing on all substrates normally used in the building industry, on existing flooring and on raised floors. ULTRABOND ECO TACK is also suitable for application on heated floors. It is non-flammable and has a very low emission level of VOC (EMICODE EC1). ULTRABOND ECO TACK is not hazardous for those who use the product or who use the environment where it has been applied.