Prior to the application of floor covering, Isocrete K-Screed was applied throughout the museum’s main building together with Isocrete Polymer 70 and Isocrete 1500 to create a 20,000m2 super-flat substrate to receive the final tile finish. Isocrete K-Screed is a semi-dry cementitious screed system that incorporates a proprietary additive to produce an early drying, high-strength screed. These properties greatly speed up the process of applying the screed without sacrificing on critical structural and functional properties, offering a distinct advantage to large-scale development.
Over 3,800m2 of Flowcoat SF41 2mm, an environmentally friendly solvent-free, chemical and abrasion-resistant epoxy coating system, was used for the museum’s back of house and plant rooms to produce a hard wearing, seamless, and easy to clean surface. For the loading bay, 200m2 of SF41 3mm was applied.
The flooring installation was completed within 9 months, and the newly renovated Leisure and Cultured Services Department was ready to welcome guests in early 2020.