Laying tiles in fresh screed is an art form
IMARCO is capable of laying in excess of 1,000 m2 of tiled floor a day
Supermarket chain Delhaize gets its floors tiled by IMARCO. Occasionally, IMARCO has to revert to good old-fashioned craftsmanship, as was the case at Delhaize Fort-Jaco in Uccle. There, the old tiles had already been removed from the shop floor, and it was decided that the new tiles would be laid in the fresh screed. A great, traditional way of laying tiles. The benefit is not having to first lay screed (which will need to dry), meaning no waiting time and no adhesive are required. Laying tiles straight into the screed is a quick process, but it does call for a high degree of precision. It is stronger with less strain and cheaper than applying adhesive separately on screed.
The 2,140 m2 of tiles were installed in 5 days, including pouring the cement floor. An additional challenge entailed working in the busy town centre, as the circumstances did not allow for a screed lorry operating right in front of the store. IMARCO solved this problem by putting a silo on the doorstep, with minimal disruption to traffic.