UZIN BEST SOLUTIONS & FAQs
UZIN Best Solutions
UZIN provides our customers with the best solution for any project, even in the face of exceptional challenges. We innovate products and systems, many of which are niche or specialist. Depending on the scenario, our unique systems can be employed to streamline work, expedite projects and minimise downtime. Our systems can also help improve performance, overcome problems and offer additional security. Each UZIN Best Solution includes system instructions, photos, videos as well as valuable tips. In the future, we will regularly introduce new systems for different flooring problems and provide solutions.
We have also put together a list of answers on the most frequently asked questions we get asked from contractors, architects and clients. If you would still prefer to contact us then please call or e-mail us for advice. If you require a site visit, need us to take moisture readings or provide a guaranteed specification we can help. Contact us here.
UZIN Best Solutions
Floor Covering Adhesives
switchTec® Adhesive Tape
A two part epoxy DPM such as UZIN PE 480 is required, buildings constructed pre 1965 will not contain a structural DPM nor were they widely used for many years after. It is also important to bear in mind that early construction DPM's where only 300 gauge compared to today’s more robust 1200 gauge Visqueen linings, and may be compromised allowing moisture to migrate through the slab.
It is advisable to prime dense surfaces such as DPM's with UZIN PE 280 primer prior to the installation of a smoothing compound. High levels of atmospheric humidity and low temperatures can result in moisture forming on colder surfaces which can compromise the bond between the smoothing compound and DPM if a primer is not applied.
UZIN PE 425 water based primer can be used to reinforce brittle screeds without the expense and mess created when removing and replacing weak screeds.
UZIN KE 68 has been formulated to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations in areas of high solar gain such south facing conservatories and Bi-fold doors.
For areas of high residual moisture up to 95% RH UZIN L3 Gold moisture control system is the ideal choice when time constraints are an issue, you can prime, level and install in 4 to 5 hours.
UZIN NC 196 can be used to deep fill areas up to 40mm un-aggregated.
UZIN L3 Gold and UZIN NC 163 can both be used without primers in many situations. Please read the technical data sheets thoroughly before the commencement of works.
For more information on UZIN NC 163, click here.
Yes. We would advise this to be in a wet set method, although certain sheet materials can go into a semi wet application dependent on usage. Please consult with UZIN Technical for further advice.
UZIN Case Studies
Farrow Court Sheltered Housing
Farrow Court is one of Ashford's older sheltered housing schemes. Planning permission was granted to redevelop the site to provide a new dementia-friendly facility comprising a much larger day centre for use by the local community as well as the residents of Farrow Court.
Gaia Spa & Gym at Boringdon Hall Hotel
The Grade one listed Boringdon Hall Hotel in Plympton, near Plymouth is a former medieval Manor House where style and luxury meet the Elizabethan architecture. The hotel believed this idyllic location on the edge of Dartmoor would make the perfect destination spa and aimed to create luxurious fitness and wellbeing facilities. Drawing inspiration from nature the spa’s interior and exterior encompass natural materials including wood, stone and glass in order to bring the outdoors in. A high quality finish was therefore paramount.
Starlight Children’s Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital
By adopting a UZIN system over 2000 square metres of flooring was renovated without having to close down the Starlight Children’s Ward within Wythenshawe Hospital.
The Gulbenkien Café at Kent University
After the discovery of severe subfloor moisture within the Gulbenkien Café at Kent University, a UZIN system was chosen to install the new flooring and provide a long term solution.