Blue Planet Aquarium

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!

Call Branagan Flooring now on 0161 945 3437 to find out more about your best fit.

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