Post Katy Trail Apartments, Dallas, Texas, USA (Masland Ceramic Tiles on IL25hg).

Location

Dallas, Texas

Product Used

InstaLay 25hg (high grab adhesive)
2,500 sq.ft. (232 sq.m.))

Floor Finish

Masland ceramic tiles 24” x 12”

Distributor

T&L Distributing

Contractor

Redi Carpet

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The hallway flooring in front of the elevators was to be upgraded at the Post Katy Trail, a five story apartment building in down town Dallas TX. The property is so named because it is close to the Katy Trail, a 31⁄2 mile tree-lined urban parkland that runs through the city using a former railroad route.

The existing carpet tiles were removed and the sub-floor swept before the InstaLay flooring installation system was simply loose laid over the required area. No further preparation work was needed as environmentally friendly InstaLay, made from recycled tire rubber, forgives minor sub-floor imperfections.

As the release film was removed in stages, exposing InstaLay’s self- adhesive membrane, the new ceramic tiles were positioned and pressed into place, fully activating the high grab adhesive membrane and securely fixing each tile. With no messy wet adhesives, installation was fast, clean and easy with the contractors being able to walk on the tiles immediately and apply the Mapei pre-mixed flexible grout without any delays.

Each hallway was 500sq.ft. (46sq.m.) and the tiles were installed and grouted in just four hours, enabling residents returning from work later in the day to use the new tiled flooring. The elevator hallways on all five floors were upgraded over multiple days to minimize disruption.

InstaLay also provided various additional benefits:-

  • Its rubber crumb construction provides excellent acoustic performance.
  • Its speed and ease of installation saves significant time and money.
  • It is hygienic, resistant to decay and has low VOC’s.
  • It provides long-term stability, performance and durability.
  • The residents were impressed by the look and feel of their new tiled floors.