October 11, 2016
Verizon Subscribes to the PENETRON Family Plan
For its new and remodeled retail stores, Verizon Wireless looked to PENETRON Specialty Products (PSP) for optimal floor preparation products. The LEVELINE self-leveling underlayment and VB 225 moisture vapor reduction system were applied to the concrete floors to ensure a flawless finish.
The Verizon Wireless project managers needed to upgrade 10 new and existing retail stores located across the New Jersey-New York region. To ensure the stores maintained an attractive and modern look, they expected perfect results.
The flooring work was carried out in larger Verizon stores, each about 2,500-4,500 square feet in size. Because these locations are popular shopping destinations with consistently high foot traffic loads, the flooring solution called for a very durable and seamless solution. The new concrete floors in all ten stores were initially prepared using VB 225 FS, an extremely fast-setting moisture vapor reduction system used for projects requiring a very fast turnaround.
Finally, a mere three hours after installation of the vapor mitigation system, the floors were leveled with LEVELINE 15, a self-leveling underlayment that works ideally as a wear surface in light duty applications for demanding interior applications like the Verizon stores. The storefront walls are constructed completely of glass, which admits a considerable amount of sunlight; any discrepancy or unevenness in the floors would be immediately apparent.
Ultimately, success was the result of a team effort. Apollo Distributing Company, a PENETRON distributor for New Jersey and New York, worked with Custom Flooring & Interiors, the installer, to come up with a competitive offer that impressed Verizon. The installers then arrived, roughed up the floors with a sander, and the mix & pour took only about 2 ½ hours. The whole job, including the underlayment, was done in a day!
It’s not only formulated for quick installation, but the VB 225 FS vapor mitigation system is also very easy to install in a wide range of industrial, commercial and residential applications. Karndeen vinyl planks were used as the final flooring.