The multi-million Newport Market regeneration project is one of the largest indoor market refurbishments in Europe. As a Victorian Grade II listed building, it is expected to become one of the most visited venues in Newport, attracting over 1.5 million visitors per year. As a £6m, ten-year project, the redeveloped market will have a host of new traders plus some familiar faces.
The flooring aspects of the project created a number of challenges, mainly due to the uneven nature of the substrate, which had previously featured terrazzo tiles. TPS360 provided a total project solution, including a superb resin floor.
Remmers BS2000 and Epoxy FAS 100 primers were used to overcome the difficult substrate issues. These high quality, high strength epoxy primers are designed for application on to nearly all surfaces, and are especially good over tiles.
TPS360 specified and installed Remmers PUR Deco Color as an alternative to polished concrete, which would have been the preferred solution, if the substrate had been more suitable. The resin solution chosen provides a two-tone polished concrete effect, in a self-smoothing resin system, offering excellent physical performance, with a clean high-tech appearance, which is durable, as well as being impact, chemical and abrasion resistant.
The properties of the resin system were further enhanced by the UV light-absorbing PUR Top M finishing coat which also provides exceptional scratch resistance and increased slip resistance.