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Golf Clubhouse Refurbishment for the 151st Men's British Open Championship

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Golf Clubhouse Refurbishment for the 151st Men's British Open Championship using ARDEX Double-Stick Carpet Installation

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

With the 151st Men’s British Open Golf Championship just weeks away from taking place, Chris Hughes (Morris Jones Flooring) used ARDEX Flooring Adhesives to complete the double stick installation of a Hugh Mackay nine row custom Axminster Carpet in the billiards room of the famous Royal Liverpool Golf Club clubhouse.

Situated at the top of the staircase, which is decorated in Hoylake Open history of Claret Jug winners, the 85m2 billiards room was given a new look in time for hosting The Men’s Open Championship for the 13th time, with the carpet installation that matched the colours of the existing carpet running throughout the clubhouse. The project took place over the course of four days, with significant planning and preparation required, including centralising the pattern to the room’s fire place.

Once the previous floorcovering had been removed, the subfloor prepared, and the flooring grade plywood fixed in position, the underlay was then installed using ARDEX AF 835, a low emission, high grab tackifier. Once applied and left to air (20-35 minutes), the 24 hour open time provided a perfect window of opportunity for the underlay to be securely bonded to the subfloor. Chris, of Morris Jones Flooring, was full of praise for the High Grab Tackifier, saying that the product had both “great consistency” and “exceptional grab strength”.

With the carpet pattern centralised, it was then the turn of the Low Emission Carpet Adhesive, ARDEX AF 325, to complete the double stick installation. Using a B1 notch trowel to apply the carpet adhesive, the extended 30 minute working time offered a great window of opportunity for the carpet to be laid in to the perfect position before being rolled to give a seamless finish to the room before the most historic golf event took place.