(Dayton, NJ – January 2018) In the past two years alone, ULTA Beauty has opened over 200 stores, becoming the largest beauty retailer in the US. Along the way the company has retooled or renovated several existing properties, one recently being the 5,000-square foot store located at the prestigious Promenade in Edgewater, NJ, a multi-store shopping complex located along the Hudson River. New flooring was part of the renovation scope, and The Gillespie Group, a leading NJ-based commercial flooring company, was selected to repair and replace the existing flooring. With an established reputation for executing large projects in very tight timelines, The Gillespie Group was able to complete the flooring portion of the project in an impressive two days.
The Gillespie Group chose ARDEX K 15® Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment to achieve perfectly level flooring conditions. “For highly trafficked retail environments, the quality and condition of the flooring is a sometimes under-appreciated key component to the overall experience and well-being of both shoppers and employees,” noted Bob Gillespie, CEO of The Gillespie Group. “An uneven floor simply creates a myriad of problems for retailers.”
ARDEX K 15 was specified for the project not only for its ability to achieve a perfectly smooth, flat surface, but also for its fast-curing properties. “Given the tight timeline and high quality expectations, ARDEX K 15 was an easy choice,” Gillespie explained. A proven product, ARDEX K 15 is one of the most specified self-leveling applications in North America. The Gillespie Group, an authorized ARDEX LevelMaster Elite Installer®, has had extensive experience with the product, having used it for numerous large flooring projects throughout New Jersey.
“Key to any project with this type of turnaround is careful planning and diligent attention to details during application,” Gillespie added. “The team from ULTA was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. They were very happy with the newly renovated floors, and especially grateful that we were able to accomplish our portion of the project on a tight schedule.”