Perth, Western Australia

Project overview:

When the 700m² showroom floor of the John Hughes Volkswagen dealership at Victoria Park, Perth was to be retiled, Davco’s Ultrabond primer/bond enhancer was selected to prepare the surface for tiling.

According to David Mortimer Operations Manager of City Tile Contractors, the preferred contractors for the project, when the old carpet was ripped up a surface contaminated with old adhesive was exposed.

“We consulted Davco and it was decided that Ultrabond was the best product to use for this project. Without Ultrabond it would have been necessary to machine sand to remove the old adhesive or scabble the concrete. These methods are often unsatisfactory and are very time consuming, not to mention very expensive.”

“Ultrabond was the ideal product because it allowed tiling to be carried out straight over the old contaminated surface. There was no sanding required and that meant no dust spreading throughout the premises, which was operational throughout the refurbishment period.”

“It was a much cleaner process and a lot less expensive. Importantly for the dealership it was also a much faster job enabling the tiling to be done quickly and efficiently to allow the new cars to go back on show in the refurbished showroom.”

Ultrabond’s quick curing time, 6-8 hours at 20ºC, is another important benefit in critical projects such as a major new car showroom. The surface can be quickly tiled over using any of Davco’s cement based or 2 part adhesives. It will also enhance the bond of tile adhesives onto substrates.

The fact that Ultrabond was chosen for this prestigious car showroom is recognition that Davco has the right products to complete cost-effective projects backed by superior technical support.  

Client John Hughes Volkswagen
Tiling contractor City Tile Contractors
Application Car showroom floor

Sika products used

Ultrabond Primer