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Port Solent’s Odeon Cinema Receives Premiere Refit

350m² of the entrance foyer and retail area was levelled and smoothed over 3 nights, whilst the cinema remained fully operational

Port Solent’s Odeon Cinema Receives Premiere Refit

Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest and best-known cinema groups in the UK and Ireland.  Founded in 1930, this British chain now has over 100 cinemas and over 850 screens throughout the UK, establishing its position as one the most popular and frequently visited UK cinema chains.

The Odeon cinema located in Port Solent, Hampshire, was recently selected to undergo a complete renovation of the entrance foyer and retail areas.  In charge of handling this project was CAPS Ltd., a family run company that installs flooring and acoustic wall panels all over the UK and Europe, and chosen supplier for all Odeon Cinemas throughout the UK.  William Fox, MD of CAPS Ltd. explained: “The project had to be completed over three nights, with work commencing at 11pm each night after all the customers had left, as it was vital the cinema remained fully operational throughout the day while refurbishments were being carried out.  ARDEX were able to offer a solution which would ensure the project would not only be completed on time, but would also ease the application process and deliver the smooth finish necessary for receiving luxury vinyl tiles.”

Glen Sell, Area Sales Manager at ARDEX, commented: “CAPS Ltd. had never previously worked with ARDEX products, however, when this particular Odeon cinema project arose I was confident that our latest product, ARDEX K 39 would be ideal.”

Williams says: “We found ARDEX K 39 had unrivalled properties.  It has a 40 minute working time, with excellent flow properties that were perfect for application with a pin rake, meaning our workers didn’t have to kneel down and smooth out with a trowel.  It’s excellent flow and self-levelling properties resulted in an application time which was 2-3 times faster than normal, and a perfectly smooth surface finish, ideal for luxury vinyl tiles.”

“We also used ARDEX P 4 Primer on the job, applying it direct to existing ceramic tiles.  The primer created a grip to the floor and enabled us to start laying ARDEX K 39 in as little as one hour after application, ideal when working within strict time restraints.”

Pleased with the finished results, William concluded: “It is now our intention to use ARDEX K 39 on future projects. Having received only positive feedback from our fitting team, and with the job finished to such a high standard under limiting time conditions, we feel that ARDEX is the provider that can offer us a premium and reliable service in every instance.”