A number of PCI tiling products from the PCI professional range of tile grouts, tile adhesives, mortars and waterproofing products, available from BASF - The Chemical Company, have recently been used in the multi-million dollar Gold Coast Airport redevelopment in south-east Queensland.

Barry Parker, Business Development Manager for PCI Tiling Systems in Australia commented on the launch of PCI tiling products in Australia saying, “We want to duplicate the international success of the PCI range of products here in Australia. And there’s no better place to demonstrate their reliability and performance than the Gold Coast Airport, where more than two million passengers walk on the floors every year.”

Developed and manufactured in Germany, and distributed exclusively by BASF Construction Chemicals, PCI tiling products have gained a reputation for performance and quality, and have been widely used by tiling professionals throughout Europe, Asia and the USA for more than 10 years.

PCI tiling products look to repeat this international success in Australia, following their introduction to the Australian marketplace earlier this year, and their selection for the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment by tiling specialists Ceramic Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Oliver Huss, Managing Director with Ceramic Solutions commented on their choice of PCI tiling products for the airport project, “For us, our primary consideration has always been quality. To achieve the best quality outcome, you need to use the best quality materials – it’s as simple as that.”

“PCI’s range of grouts, adhesives and mortars are the perfect accompaniment to our range of high quality European Agrob-Buchtal tiles. They’re reliable products that are easy to use and they deliver consistent, high quality results that look good and perform well,” Oliver Huss added.

Ceramic Solutions selected a number of PCI tiling products for the Gold Coast airport project, including

  • PCI Nanoflott - a high-performance universal flowable adhesive which levels uneven surfaces and provides practically void-free laying of large format tiles
  • PCI Rapidflott - a fast-acting flowable mortar, which is walkable and groutable after just 3 hours
PCI Nanoflott and PCI Rapidflott have been developed with a focus on quality and efficiency and eliminate the need for the combined buttering/floating method of tiling. This results in a reduction in the amount of adhesive required and delivers a significant improvement in tiling efficiency and productivity, with no back-buttering of the tiles required during laying.

Ceramic Solutions also selected PCI Durafug NT cementitious joint grout in a grey colour for the airport floors and PCI Nanofug universal flexible joint grout (in white) for the wall tiling.

“We’re extremely happy with the PCI tiling products. They’re delivering the high quality results that we need and, perhaps most importantly, we’re confident that they’ll keep on performing for years to come,” Oliver Huss concluded.