Fast drying screed keeps Tesco’s customers happy
The floor of a large Tesco supermarket near the centre of Birmingham was causing problems for customers pushing shopping trolleys. The underlying sand/cement screed had failed causing the floor tiles to lift. This not only made it difficult to push a trolley across the floor but also presented a safety hazard. Tesco management understandably wanted to avoid disruption to the shop opening hours, so any repairs had to be permanent and quick so that the store was closed to trading for as short time as possible.
A special Ronafix modified screed was supplied ready mixed by RMC Mortars Limited of Lichfield, Staffordshire. The contractors, Telling (Midlands) Limited, then used a Putzmeister to pump the mortar through a 75 metre line to raise the mix from basement level to each of the two trading floors, where it was laid to a thickness of 65mm. Within twenty-four hours the screed was able to accept foot traffic, and tiles were laid four to five days later, keeping to the strict time schedule, so the store could soon be re-opened and back in business.