The CONCRETE Times • MAR 2015 THE UK CONCRETE SHOW 2015 - show review Anatomy of Award Winners - (continued from page 22) 2o15, a cementitious screed. I have to declare an interest here - in a ‘former life’ , I was involved in the design, sales and marketing of various types of trowel applied and self levelling cementitious screeds. I know how difficult it is to get these products right, especially when they are to be made available in different colours and wil be able to used on both vertical and horizontal 35 surfaces. Ultratop Loft will be available in numerous colours, sufficiently tough to be suitable for both commercial and residential applications, used in either both vertical and horizontal plan with a system thickness of a remarkable 2mm. It is also a one-component system and because of it’s consistency, can be finshed in a classic smooth trowelled or decorative mottled effects and suitable applications are: • decorative floors in shopping centres. • decorative floors in residential areas. • decorative coatings on floors, walls and ceilings with a trowelled effect. • decorative floors and walls in cafes and restaurants. • decorative floors in wellness centres, hotel receptions and showrooms. • In all areas in the civil building sector where a smooth and mottled effect with a cementitious matrix is required. is is a product that has a very wide field of application and breaks new ground and for these reasons, was deemed to have earned the award. We hope that this article both casts light on the judging process whilst also encouraging exhibitors with specialist products to enter the awards next year. It was only realised after the event that both awards had gone to Italian companies - no home town decisions here! - and the more sceptical among you will hopefully take note that neither of the winners had the largest stand at the show! We look forward to doing it all over again next year! Steven Callaghan makes the award to Mapei.
The Concrete Times March 2015
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