Flowcrete Supports Cycling Series at Hong Kong Velodrome
25 Apr 2019
- Events at the Hong Kong Velodrome have taken place on Flowcrete’s floors since the site was opened
- High performance floor finishes are vital to the functionality and aesthetics of prestigious sporting venues
- The Six Day Cycling Series was a recent highlight of the velodrome’s calendar
Fans of world-class cycling were cheering and celebrating on Flowcrete flooring recently during the Six Day Cycling Series held at the Hong Kong Velodrome.
The annual track cycling tournament showcases elite-level competition in a number of races around the world. From 8-10 March, Hong Kong hosted one of the events in the series for the first time at its 3,000-seat velodrome in Tseung Kwan O.
As some of the best cyclists in the world competed to be the best, Flowcrete Hong Kong’s floors were hard at work throughout the site to make sure that the racers, fans and staff had a safe, attractive and clean surface underfoot.
In fact, 25, 600 m2 of Flowcrete Hong Kong’s specialist resin flooring solutions are in use across the velodrome thanks to the seamless, durable and aesthetic properties they provide.
Francis Tang, General Manager of Flowcrete Hong Kong, said: “It’s a real privilege to have worked on such a prestigious project and to know that we’ve played a part in making sure that the best sportsmen in the world are supported by one of the best sporting facilities in the world.
“While often overlooked for the athletic spectacles in front of them, the floor is an important aspect of any stadium or sporting venue. Without a reliable, decorative coating, an event could be spoiled by an unsafe, unclean and unattractive floor area. Thanks to our innovative resin solutions, the Hong Kong Velodrome has provided many years of top-end sporting entertainment!”
Flowcrete Hong Kong’s systems were chosen when the building was constructed in 2013 as the architects knew that the floors would have to withstand high levels of pedestrian foot traffic, frequent cleaning and the inevitable impacts, scuffs, scrapes and wear of a busy sports centre.
Across the spectators stand, back of house areas and the central basketball pitch, 10,000 m2 of the high-build epoxy resin coating Flowcoat SF41. Applied in a 3mm thick, dark grey coating, Flowcoat SF41 was the perfect choice for maintaining a high-end finish despite the onsite demands.
Underneath, the Flowcoat SF41was supported by 15,000 m2 of Heavy Duty Isocrete K-Screed, which creates a high strength screed that can survive substantial levels of traffic for a prolonged period of time. Proprietary additives are incorporated within the screed material so that it has an early drying time, allowing for flooring projects to be completed faster than traditional screed systems would allow.
Extra care had to be taken when applying the Heavy Duty Isocrete K-Screed and Flowcoat SF41 on the stairs to ensure that a uniform finish was achieved.
In addition to the internal areas, 600 m2 of the polyurethane deck coating system Deckshield ED was also applied on an exposed walkway which would face heavy foot traffic as well as wind, rain and sunshine.
To find out more about choosing floors fit for any area of large sporting venue, get in touch with the Flowcrete Asia expert near you.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete Asia Pacific has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd. Flowcrete Asia Pacific includes Flowcrete Hong Kong, Flowcrete Vietnam, Flowcrete Indonesia, Flowcrete Singapore and Flowcrete Thailand.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
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