When the Greyhound Racing Association decided it was time to refurbish their floors at the Perry Barr Stadium in Birmingham, they turned to quick curing resin specialists, National Flooring for advice. The existing vinyl tiles had become worn and in desperate need of replacing. The group were looking for a decorative, yet durable solution that would withstand the heavy footfall environment.
The bar and viewing area links to the outside track and therefore a degree of slip resistance was necessary. Having discussed the stadiums requirements, National Flooring specified the Degafloor QT system. The system, which is a blend of resin and aggregate, is hand trowelled and provides an exceptionally hardwearing solution. The textured finish also helps to enhance the slip resistance. The association were looking to enhance their corporate identity and therefore chose to install the system in blue and yellow to match their logo.
As a popular venue, with mid-week meetings, the window to install the new floor was limited. The Degafloor QT system provided the ideal solution due to the quick curing characteristics of the MMA resins. Within just 2 hours of installation the floor was fully cured and ready for the Speedway event due to start late that afternoon. The total area of 350sqm was completed within three days.
Craig Thompson, Maintenance Manager for the Stadium comments, “We have waited for a number of years to be given the go ahead to refurbish our floors and it has been well worth the wait. The floor was laid in the tight schedule that we set out due to our racing times. National Flooring worked with total professionalism and skill even under the pressures of our schedule. From initial contact through to post installation I am extremely pleased with National Flooring as a whole and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.”
Anna Simpson, Marketing Manager of National Flooring stated, “We had been in discussion for a number of years with the Association and to finally get the go ahead was encouraging. We knew that the stadium held high expectations for their new floor and that the installation had to be completed to the highest of standards within restricted timescales. We are pleased that the stadium now has a hardwearing floor that they can be proud of.”