West One

Major tiling renovation work at West One, a high spec office complex in Leeds city centre, has been completed with extensive use of BAL adhesives, grouts and ancillary tiling products.

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Work was carried out by Elite Tiling of Manchester to replace approximately 50m2 of carpet tiles with stunning 450mm x 450mm beige Porcelain tiles from Caesar in a first floor lift lobby to complement existing tiling in the reception.

Due to the nature and amount of work, the project was completed over a Bank Holiday weekend commencing as soon as all the office staff had left work for the evening.

Elite Tiling began by lifting all the carpet tiles before scrapping up the sticky glue residue. The whole floor was then swept, cleaned and primed with BAL Prime APD and left to dry.

To provide a stable substrate and prevent against future cracking and de-bonding of the tiles, Elite Tiling made extensive use of BAL’s innovative and award winning BAL Rapid Mat uncoupling system which was fixed with BAL Rapidset Flexible (grey) tile adhesive.

All tiling was set in BAL Rapidset Flexible (grey) tile adhesive before the whole area was grouted with BAL Micromax2 Smoke to match the tiled surface in the reception area.

Movement joints and edges were sealed with BAL Micromax Sealant, colour-matched with the BAL grout.

The project was completed in double-quick time to allow staff to return to work on the Monday.

Dave Stott, from Elite Tiling who carried out the work, was quick to praise the BAL products used on the project.

“I have used BAL and nothing else for many years and they never let me down,” he said.

“When I was contracted for this project I instantly knew that BAL would provide the perfect solution for my tiling needs.

“I was particularly impressed with BAL Rapid Mat – it was extremely easy to use, providing minimal height build-up and is perfect for this sort of project where high foot traffic and surface movement is expected.

“Using BAL allowed me to complete the job effectively over a weekend, ensuring that it was business as usual for staff when they returned to work.”


Project Name:

West One, Leeds City Centre


Leeds, West Yorkshire


Installation of approximately 50m2 of floor tiles in high specification office building in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

BAL products used:

ADHESIVES: BAL Rapidset Flexible (Grey)

GROUT: BAL Micromax2 Smoke

OTHER: BAL Rapid-Mat, BAL Prime APD, BAL Micromax Sealant

Project Partners:

DEVELOPER: Bruntwood Estates

MAIN CONTRACTOR: MH Interiors, North West

TILING CONTRACTOR:  Elite Tiling, Manchester

MATERIALS: Ceramic Tile Distributors, Denton