Ensuring the successful tiling of Group 5’s Midrand head office.

As a specialist in tile and construction adhesives, TAL has played a central role in ensuring the successful tiling of Group 5’s Midrand head office, following the supply of adhesives and numerous ancillary products for the installation of 6 500 m² of tiles.  

As part of the project, the double-volume entrance lobby was tiled with mixed-sized, textured, full-body porcelain tiles in a light concrete colour. TAL technical representative Schalk Pelzer states that the company supplied TAL Goldstar 6 for the floor and TAL Goldstar 12 for the wall tile installations.  

“TAL Goldstar 6 is a rapid-setting, high-strength, grey-powder adhesive ideal for fixing porcelain and dark-coloured granite, marble and natural stone tiles to walls and floors in interior and exterior installations,” he continues. “It is shrinkage-compensated and allows traffic after six hours, depending on conditions.”

Schalk goes on to say that TAL Goldstar 12 boasts the same features, but is quick-setting rather than rapid-setting, allowing traffic after 12 hours, and is suitable for ceramic, porcelain and terrazzo tiles.

Due to the fact that the interior of the building features limited-support, steel-structure staircases that can experience substantial deflection and vibration movement, TAL specified the use of a highly flexible adhesive system, namely TAL Goldflex mixed with TAL Bond, to ensure that the tile installations on the staircases are able to withstand the extreme conditions.

“A suspended link bridge was also tiled using the TAL Goldflex / TAL Bond system, while tile panel movement joints were located at 1,8m intervals to accommodate movement,” adds Schalk.

Other features of the project included the installation of 300mm x 1200mm timber-effect porcelain tiles in the staff canteen using TAL Goldstar 6 and TAL Bond. 600mm x 600mm beige, polished porcelain tiles were installed in the bathrooms and mixed-sized porcelain tiles in the ‘amphitheatre-type’ coffee shop leading off the main lobby, using the same adhesive products.

“We also offer dedicated after-sales and onsite technical support,” Schalk concludes. “The successful completion of this high-profile and large-scale project is proof of our unrivalled local capabilities.”