TAL supplied key components to flagship Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital project

TAL supplied flooring underlayment materials for the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town’s Foreshore.

TAL supplied flooring underlayment materials for the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital

The materials included; TAL VaporStop HB vapour barrier and TAL Screedmaster, to combat high moisture levels within the concrete slabs and to ensure the prepared floors were smooth and level; a requirement for the installation of the Polyflor Vinyl Sheeting.

TAL VaporStop HB vapour barrier used to combat high moisture levels in concrete slabs

Regular site visits were conducted to monitor the installation as high moisture levels in the substrate adversely affect the performance and integrity of vinyl overlayments.

TAL products are manufactured locally and developed and tested to suit the South African climate conditions.

Screedmaster ensured floors were smooth and level

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