The Hotel "Fritsch am Berg" is situated in an imposing location above Lake Constance and has been completely renovated. The conversion to a MentalSpaHotel had to be done quickly due to the next season, which is why only 8 months were estimated for the renovation. A fast wooden modular construction, professional craftsmen and reliable products contributed to the punctual reopening of the attractive 4-star hotel. System solutions from codex were used for tiling in the wellness area as well as in the swimming pool, on the stairs, in the lobby, bar and canteen kitchen.
Procedure in the wellness area
Perfect waterproofing and care were therefore the top priority when laying the natural-colored 40 x 60 centimeter porcelain stoneware tiles and the 25 x 25 centimeter sea blue tiles in the swimming pool. For a perfect appearance and function of the tile coverings, the appropriate tested laying systems from Codex were used depending on the requirements and area: epoxy-based laying materials for moisture, acid and chlorine-resistant floors and walls in the swimming pool and canteen kitchen as well as fast and safe systems on a cement basis for the other hotel areas. The spa area including showers was sealed in two layers with a flexible 2-component composite seal. In addition, joint sealing tapes and molded parts were installed in the sensitive corner areas. "This is the optimal solution for wet areas. Composite waterproofing systems have proven themselves in practice, they withstand the highest loads according to the moisture stress classes", explains master tiler Paul Breyer.
Structures for swimming pool and large-scale kitchen
In the swimming pool itself, even higher demands are placed on the waterproofing due to the pressing water load. The epoxy primer used serves as an bonding agent and reliably seals off as a system component together with the subsequent epoxy composite waterproofing. Both products used are also solvent-free and very low in emissions. They thus protect the environment and the health of publishers and visitors alike. The tiles were bonded and grouted with a dense, acid-resistant epoxy resin mortar, which was also used in the same system in commercial kitchens. Due to the tight time window, the installer chose a ready-to-use dispersion primer and a stable thin-bed mortar for the remaining floors in the hotel, which glued the tiles together safely and quickly.
Since noise protection plays an important role in hotels, special impact sound insulation panels under the tiles in all stair areas provide additional impact sound protection and at the same time ensure greater walking comfort. The multimoll sheets reduce the impact sound by around 14 decibels, and in the hotel corridors a Kugelgarn covering protects the guests' ears from the noise of the suitcase rollers. In the stairwells, a quick-setting adhesive was used, which sets particularly quickly and reliably.