National Flooring helps Celtic FC achieve goal

commercial flooring resin celtic-park-stadiumCeltic Football Club has called in Peterborough-based National Flooring – an expert installer of resin flooring solutions for industrial and commercial use – to help improve safety at its stadium after a series of slipping related incidents angered fans.

It’s the second time National Flooring has been involved with the Scottish giants after carrying out upgrades to public areas within the stadium three years ago.

The club was so impressed by the non-slip, durable properties of the National Flooring solution – Degafloor â FB – that it has invited the company back to carry out the next phase of what is eventually planned to be a total coverage of steps throughout the stadium.

Previous problems had occurred after contractors applied a floor paint to steps making them slippery. National Flooring removed the offending paint and applied Degafloor â FB – a heavy duty anti-slip resin flooring system – to provide the grip, durability and visibility required to meet the latest building regulations and safety legislation. The installation was also tailored to match Celtics team colours.

And since the initial application throughout almost one third of Celtic Park three years ago not one case of an accident has been encountered in the treated areas.

Celtic FC originally chose National Flooring after the team played a fixture at Leeds United, saw the Degafloor â FB installation completed at Elland Road and instantly recognised its potential. And as a result of its ‘premier league’ service to both Leeds and Celtic, National Flooring has now been approached by many other top UK soccer clubs interested in applying Degafloor FB to improve safety in their own stadiums.

National Flooring’s commercial director James Wright said: “We are delighted to be working with a club like Celtic, one of the biggest and most successful football clubs in the world, to help them increase the overall safety of their stadium. The reaction to our work by Celtic and other clubs has been fantastic and we hope to be working with many more leading names soon.”