Gleneagles Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Leisure Design – Glasgow, Scotland

• Rennovation of existing pool and hot tub
• Expedited installation time frame
• High-end £5 million refurbishment program

For the first time since 1973, and for only the second in history, The Ryder Cup returned to the home of golf in Scotland. In September 2014 the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire held one of the greatest tournaments in golf. Set within 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, the five-star Gleneagles Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities. A rennovation of the existing indoor swimming pool and exterior hot tub were slated to take place before the tournament.

ARDEX UK was contacted by Leisure Design to provide tile installation product recommendations. ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC, flexible wall and floor tile adhesive was selected for its 60 minute open time allowing larger areas of adhesive to be spread in a single application, enabling Leisure Design installers to work more efficiently. ARDEX EG 8, waterproof cement/epoxy hybrid grout and adhesive combines the chemical resistance of epoxy grout with the application properties of cement based grout. It was selected for its ideal for use in swimming pools and other areas where chemical resistance and hygienic joints are required. Paul Lovell, Managing Director of Leisure Design commented: “Having worked with ARDEX on previous projects we had complete confidence in the specification given by the ARDEX Business Development Team. They helped us through each stage, from specification writing through to on-site visits, the support is second to none. The refurbishment of the spa was carried out by our quality fixers, using the best possible products for the task.”