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18th January 2019
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Fixers applaud BAL Rapid-Mat cost savings
Tilers nationwide are leaving feedback on new BAL Rapid-Mat at www.see-it-for-yourself.com and are unanimous in their praise for the tiling market leader's latest innovation. They are singling out the ease and speed of use, but are especially pleased with the amount of adhesive saved when using BAL Rapid-Mat.
Shaun Hayes was specific: "We used seven fewer bags of adhesive on 40sq.m, compared with using a cavity mat. BAL Rapid-Mat is light in handling and easy to roll out, does not curl up and cutting is much better than others. What a dream and, at only 1mm in thickness, it will help in height issues. We would recommend this product to anyone."
Jonathan Butcher agreed: "With the slim engineered profile, BAL Rapid-Mat is ideal," he said. "Plus, being from BAL you know it will work great and you get a full BAL system and guarantee."
Michael Dove tried BAL Rapid-Mat on a 35sq.m floor and was, "very impressed with the product." He found it, "light and easy to cut. The grid pattern was very helpful and it was more comfortable to work on than other mats." He also noted that he, "used far less adhesive than with other mats and I will definitely be using BAL Rapid-Mat again."
Dave Stott, the 2013 UK Tiler Of The Year, was one of the fixers invited to help with the pre-launch trialling. "I could not fault it," he said. "It starts off by being quick to measure, cut and lay, then it is faster than anything else for tiling. You use much less adhesive and there is no hanging around for it to dry. I will be using BAL Rapid-Mat on my next job."
BAL Rapid-Mat is designed for problematic floors, such as those that may be subject to lateral movement stresses. It is perfect with underfloor heating, timber substrates and other challenging backgrounds. It reduces project time by being faster to install, as demonstrated on video at www.see-it-for-yourself.com. It also delivers major cost benefits by reducing the amount of adhesive needed by around 20% when compared to cavity-based uncoupling mats.
BAL Rapid-Mat is available through hundreds of stockists nationwide and, unlike other uncoupling mats, is covered by a full BAL 25 year guarantee.
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