It has long been believed that Anhydrite Screeds are not suitable for use as a wearing surface. The introduction of the revolutionary Gypsol Rustique system has proven to be a real game changer in this respect. It is a system, unique to the Gypsol range that allows the client to enjoy the aesthetic appearance of an exposed screed without the need for a subsequent floor covering or expensive polishing treatments.
At the end of April 2017, Kevin Patey; technical manager with Breedon Northern and his wife Chermaine opened the doors of their home in County Durham to Gypsol for the installation of this exciting new addition to the Gypsol range within their refurbishment project.
Following the appointment of local screeder Robinsons Gypsol Rustique screed was supplied by Breedon’s from their plant at Stockton-on-Tees.
Once the screed had set and dried for 28 days Robinsons, using their state of the art grinding machine, quickly and cleanly prepared the floor to receive the final stage of the process. The client specified they wished the aggregate to be a visual element so once an exposed aggregate finish was achieved the Rustique system was completed with the application of 2 coats of SIKA Rustique Sealer (colourless Sikafloor 2540w). This sealer can be applied either by roller or paint brush and may be installed by a contractor or by the clients themselves as a DIY project producing a bespoke and architecturally beautiful wearing floor that looks similar to natural stone floor.
Gypsol Rustique is unique within the anhydrite screed market and available from all Gypsol Stockists throughout the UK.
At the end of the works, the comment from John Holliday from Robinson summed up the works and finish…”Marvellous”!
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