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Imperial War Museum

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Short description: Cleaning and stain proof treatment of concrete floor.
  • Period of intervention: 2014
  • Materials: Concrete

A Fila floor protection system has been specified, alongside Mapei Ultratop cementitious flooring, at IWM London, the flagship branch of the Imperial War Museums. Fila products chosen for the heavy traffic environment included high performance FILAFOB stain protector and FILACLEANER; part of the eco award-winning Fila Green Line range. All site works were coordinated by Construction Manager, Lend Lease and Fila systems were applied by Polished Concrete Designs, for Trade Contractor, ITC Concepts Ltd. Designed by Foster + Partners, the revamped Museum includes world-class First World War Galleries centered around a dramatic new atrium space within which large iconic objects are suspended – from a Harrier jet to a V2 rocket.  Following the floor installation, Mapei Ultratop was sealed with oil and stain proofing FILAFOB; a non film-forming treatment that protects against stains without altering surface appearance. FILACLEANER was chosen to maintain the cementitious floor; the bio gradable detergent is pH-neutral and cleans without damaging the sealant or leaving a film.