Wall and floor tiling has been successfully completed at the Virgin Active gym in Waterfall Estate, Midrand.

More than 2 500m2 of wall and floor tiling has been successfully installed at the Virgin Active gym in Waterfall Estate, Midrand, using specialist tile adhesives and ancillary products manufactured and supplied by TAL.

“Given the nature of the service conditions, special consideration had to be given to the materials used,” says Schalk Pelzer, TAL Technical Consultant. “High traffic, heat, wet conditions, cleaning agents as well as building and thermal tile movements all played a role and we had to accommodate these issues accordingly.”

600mm x 600mm full-bodied porcelain tiles were used on the floors in the reception and concourse areas, with 300mm x 300mm porcelain tiles in the Kauai, H&H and staff areas. 152mm x 615mm wood-effect textured porcelain tiles were used for floor tiling in the pool hall, change rooms, walkways, showers, sauna and steam room. Schalk explains that these textured tiles provide a non-slip finish, making them ideal for use in wet areas.

TAL is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified and its products are designed, manufactured and tested according to its high-quality standards. “TAL guarantees the performance of its products when used strictly in accordance with its materials and method specifications for the particular project, and where good workmanship is carried out,” Schalk concludes.