Mapei, the leading company in the sector of chemical products for the building industry, will be taking part at Domotex 2018, the international reference trade fair for resilient and textile floor coverings, to be held in Hannover from the 12th to the 15th of January.
The Company will be represented with an impressive, updated stand (Hall 13, Stand C58) where it will be introducing its new products and presenting its complete systems for installing LVT and wooden flooring.
The idea behind the display area is to demonstrate how Mapei products enable LVT to be installed on floors and walls, including large formats, and in a number of different areas of use by staging reproductions of various settings so that visitors can see for themselves the quality of Mapei systems.
“The intention is to give ideas to our visitors, all highly professional people coming from all around the world. With just one system we will demonstrate how many different solutions it is possible to create, to stimulate them into imagining new and other more unfamiliar ones, because with the solutions offered by Mapei 4 LVT there is an infinite number of possibilities”, declared Angelo Nobili, Corporate Resilient and Sport Lines Director for the Group.
Mapei can give advice on the best solution for installing LVT in both new constructions and as a part of renovation projects, and not only in public and commercial settings, but also and more and more frequently for private households.
Mapei can also offer complete solutions for installing and finishing wooden flooring in all types of internal and external settings: residential, public and sports. And precisely for the sports sector Mapei proposes special finishes specifically developed for marking out and colouring playing areas on wooden sports surfaces.
Creating the right flooring which is both reliable and durable can never disregard the importance of creating the most suitable substrate. Which is why Mapei will be presenting specific solutions, mortars and self-levelling products to help form screeds that comply with various technical and performance requirements, which often vary according to the area of use.
Numerous Mapei products on show at Domotex 2018 have been certified EMICODE EC1 and EMICODE EC1 PLUS because of their very low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by GEV, the association that controls emissions from flooring products, adhesives and materials used in the building industry.
Mapei has extensive and consolidated experience in the preparation of substrates, indispensable for the correct installation of flooring, particularly resilient, textile and wooden flooring.
The range of self-levelling smoothing compounds has evolved and been extended over the years by introducing innovative products, similar to what happened to the range of flooring adhesives.
At Domotex 2018, two products in particular will be highlighted: TOPCEM normal-setting, quick-drying, controlled-shrinkage hydraulic binder for floating and bonded screeds on old floor slabs, and TOPCEM PRONTO ready-mixed, normal-setting, quick-drying mortar with high thermal conductivity for floating and bonded screeds, class C30-F6 according to Euronorm EN 13813.
In the self-levelling products sector Mapei will be proposing PLANEX HR and PLANEX HR MAXI rapid-drying, moisture-resistant smoothing and levelling compounds, which are applied in layers from 1 to 10 mm thick and from 2 to 20 mm thick, respectively, to compensate for differences in thickness in new and old internal and external substrates. Mapei will also be proposing PLANIPREP 4 LVT ready-mixed smoothing and levelling compound for levelling off old ceramic and stone substrates with grout lines before installing LVT.
And lastly, Mapei will be proposing ULTRAPLAN FAST TRACK self-levelling smoothing compound for levelling off and eliminating differences in thickness between 1 and 10 mm on new and old internal substrates to make them suitable for installing all types of flooring, including resilient, textile and laminated wooden flooring, very quickly (in 2 hours at +23° and 50% R.H.).
Systems for installing LVT wall covering in showers and damp environments
Mapei’s consolidated experience in the resilients and waterproofing sectors has enabled the Company to develop a family of dedicated products for installing LVT floor and wall coverings in showers.
Three complete systems for waterproofing and installing LVT in bathrooms and damp environments, made up of various waterproofing systems already available from the Mapei product range, along with the innovative ULTRABOND ECO MS 4 LVT/WALL adhesive, the new KERAPOXY 4 LVT grouting compound and MAPECOAT 4 LVT non-slip finish.
Each of the three systems is characterised by its own system of waterproofing products, in sheets, liquid membrane and cementitious mortar, to meet all the needs of installation work all around the globe. The cornerstone of all three systems is ULTRABOND ECO MS 4 LVT/WALL: the first reactive adhesive that allows LVT to be installed in damp environments. It is a one-component, solvent-free, non-slip, silylated polymer-based adhesive with excellent mechanical properties and high resistance to water.
Along with the adhesive and finishing product, the system is completed by a new product introduced this year, KERAPOXY 4 LVT, a two-component, mould-resistant, non-absorbent, easy-to-clean epoxy grout. KERAPOXY 4 LVT is available in six different colours.
MAPECOAT WET & DRY R11 non-slip finish
For the sector of non-slip products for flooring, this year Mapei has introduced MAPECOAT WET & DRY R11, a transparent, protective finish for all types of resilient flooring. This new finish joins MAPECOAT 4 LVT to complete the range of non-slip solutions for LVT floor and wall coverings.
Both products are characterised by their resistance to aggressive chemicals, abrasion and scuff marks, their ease of application and their low impact on the well-being of workmen and end users. They are also resistant to UV rays, which means they are not prone to yellowing. They are particularly recommended for civil and commercial settings, including those subjected to intense pedestrian traffic.
Both finishes are non-slip and certified R11 according to DIN 51130 and AS 4586 standards. They are also certified class A+B according to DIN 51097 and AS 4586 for their slip resistance in barefoot conditions.
System for installing resilients and textiles in hotels
Over the years, Mapei has developed a complete range of products and integrated systems for installing resilients, LVT and textiles for use in the hospitality sector, and is renowned for being a reliable partner in the design and execution of the most complex projects.
Thanks to its highly technological products, Mapei has the capacity to play an important role in both the construction of new hotels and in the restoration of existing hotels.
The solutions proposed by Mapei are able to meet the different needs of all the various areas of use in which they are included: from reception and communal areas to kitchens and restaurants, from conference halls to hotel rooms and suites, from bathrooms to wellbeing areas and gymnasiums.
Mapei products and systems also meet the requirements of designers and those who use them: thanks to their Fast Track Ready technology, for example, they allow installation times and disruption caused by site operations to be reduced, they are easy to apply, they may be integrated with each other and they also guarantee excellent results and performance characteristics.
Solutions and systems for installing and finishing wooden flooring
As highlighted by Angelo Giangiulio, Corporate Product Manager of the line, special attention is also paid to the wooden floors at Domotex 2018.
The proposals offered by Mapei include: ULTRABOND silylated polymer-based adhesives with very low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and exceptional viscosity, workability and ridge holding. This family of adhesives includes ULTRABOND ECO S968 1K, a one-component, solvent-free adhesive for installing all types of solid and pre-finished wooden flooring on any type of substrate, including heated screeds.
Amongst the other proposals is ULTRACOAT OIL COLOR low-odour urethane oil finish for colouring wooden floors. ULTRACOAT OIL COLOR may be lacquered with two-component finishing products from the ULTRACOAT line: 100% water-based, non-yellowing lacquers for use in civil and commercial surroundings subjected to medium and intense volumes of traffic, to protect the surface of wooden floors and provide long-lasting durability.
Mapei will be presenting a recently introduced product ULTRACOAT TOP DECK OIL, an oil-based finish for treating external wooden flooring. The oil is available in a natural or teak finish and is used to protect external wooden flooring, such as around the edges of pools or on terraces, from damaged caused by sunlight, deterioration in general and the spread of mould in the wood. The natural version leaves wood with its original colour, while the Teak version gives wood that classic, golden hue typical of Teak.
Ultracoat Sport System for wooden sports surfaces
Presented at FSB 2017, Mapei will be re-proposing ULTRACOAT SPORT SYSTEM, a water-based finishing system for lacquering and colouring wooden sports surfaces. It is made up of the following products: ULTRACOAT PREMIUM BASE two-component, water-based undercoat characterised by high insulating properties, excellent cover, good sandability and ease of application; ULTRACOAT HT SPORT two-component, water-based polyurethane finish specifically developed to meet the requirements of wooden sports surfaces; ULTRACOAT SPORT COLOR one-component, water-based, coloured acrylic lacquer for marking out courts and pitches and colouring playing zones on wooden sports surfaces. ULTRACOAT SPORT COLOR is available in eight different colours.