A recent installation project by our Cheshire flooring contractors has made the headlines!
The team was recently appointed to be part of the refurbishment team at Blue Planet Aquarium at Cheshire Oaks.
Here we ripped up, treated and replaced the flooring in the reception and main walkway areas. Our product of choice to assist in the preparation of the floors was Level IT SUPER30. Manufacturers, Ultra Floor, were more than thrilled at our decision to use their market leading product, so much so they shouted about it to trade publication Building News who dutifully featured our project. Here’s the article in full:
Ultra Floor’s Level IT SUPER30 rapid setting and drying smoothing underlayment has been used to refurbish the home of one of Europe’s largest collection of sharks!
Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks has undergone refurbishment to its reception and walk through areas by Manchester based flooring contractor Branagan Flooring Ltd. The work was carried out in a tight timeframe during the aquarium’s closing hours, to avoid disruption to trade. It was completed in three phases over a six-day period and included 800m² of subfloor preparation and Polyflor XL PU vinyl installation using Ultra Floor’s Prime IT AR and Level IT SUPER30.
Existing flooring covering and adhesive residue was removed before Prime IT AR was applied to the concrete substrate. Prime IT AR is a water-based acrylic primer suitable for absorbent subfloors and as a barrier primer, prior to applying a smoothing underlayment. It helps stop the moisture from the wet underlayment passing through to the porous subfloor which can cause pinholes, prolonging the life of the installation. It was used to prepare the area prior to levelling with Level IT SUPER30.
Level IT SUPER30 is Ultra Floor’s market-leading ‘level and lay in day’ formulation which sets to walk on in 30 minutes whilst allowing impervious floor coverings to be laid after just 3 hours – perfect for this project’s time constraints! Once smoothed and cured it was ready to receive the bonded Polyflor XL PU vinyl. Branagan Flooring commented that Ultra Floor’s Level IT SUPER30 was ‘excellent, just what we needed for the job! Fast and efficient!’
Blue Planet Aquarium is ranked as one of the UK’s top aquariums and the refurbishment has further enriched the visitor experience. Ultra Floor is currently re-branding its entire range to include some great new products, enhancements to the existing range and vibrant new packaging!
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The showroom is well set out offering a good selection of products ,their staff were very helpful and offer good advice... to suit the needs and budget .Their fitters turn up on time and are polite and efficient and thoroughly tidy up .This is the third project they have done for me and I would happily recommend them .read more
We had bought our carpet through John Lewis and Branagan Flooring were more than happy to advise us through the detail... after coming out to measure.Once we received the carpet, the team fitted the whole house including two staircases, 4 bedrooms and landing spaces. From the minute they arrived to measure up to the moment they completed, the whole team were polite and professional.The carpet was fitted perfectly with beautiful joins and neat edges. We had just finished painting the walls and skirting and there wasn’t a mark on them when they’d finished.I couldn’t recommend Branagan Flooring highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.Great job!read more
We are very happy with the service Branagans gave us ... our big project this year has been a kitchen dining-room... knockthrough and refurb... but we had a good dining-room carpet that we didnt want to let go of just yet... so as well as putting vinyl tles in the new kitchen space they re-layed our old carpet.. without a grumble. It all looks great and I am sure the carpet will be fine for another couple of years. The price was very reasonable, the work force exemplary, and the show room in Sharston easy to access and very welcoming.read more
Branagan's installed Camaro Cambridge Parquet LVT throughout our downstairs, finished off with a border and inlay... strip. The fitters, Steve and Richard, did a great job and we are absolutely delighted with the finished product. Highly recommended!read more
We recently had a carpet laid and some of the old carpet reused in another room. From start to finish Branagans were... easy to deal with. On the day, the fitters worked efficiently make light work of fitting a very large carpet. Reusing some of the old carpet also meant that we helped to minimise the waste! Great job.read more