A UZIN system was used to install the ‘herringbone’ wood floor with the new Sainsbury Gallery at the V&A. The Sainsbury Gallery opened in June 2017 as a part of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter.
The expansion created a beautiful, unique space for London, and a world-class gallery space for the V&A’s internationally acclaimed exhibition programme.
The 1,100sq m column-free Sainsbury Gallery, is one of the largest temporary exhibition spaces in the UK and was created by excavating 18 metres below ground, directly beneath the V&A’s Grade I listed buildings.
Contractor Architectural Flooring Specialists decided to use Uzin products because it says a high-quality finish was vital at this prestigious project. Uzin provided failsafe installation systems and ‘exceptional technical service and back-up throughout the installation’ to help with queries during the project.
First Uzin PE 404, resin DPM was used to protect the floor from residual moisture in the concrete substrate. Uzin PE 280, a rapid-drying primer, was then applied to the floor before Uzin NC 150, a heavy duty smoothing compound was installed.
Uzin MK 92 wood adhesive was then used to install the intricate herringbone parquet floor. The new Sainsbury Gallery is said to provide a spectacular, dynamic and flexible exhibition space and the floor helps create an outstanding, unique and atmospheric environment.