With huge levels of attention, national pride and money invested into such projects, there is a lot of pressure on each and every aspect of the site to perform to the highest possible standard, especially as the eyes of the world may be fixed on the building during important televised events!
Therefore the floor within each zone needs to be carefully chosen to ensure that it can portray a clean and aesthetically pleasing appearance for the long term in the face of heavy foot traffic, spillages of food and drink, physical impacts, frequent cleaning and more.
Isocrete Floor Screeds deliver the sub-floor strength and levels needed to support high-traffic environments. These can be overlaid with high-performance, durable and slip-resistant resin floor finishes, creating internal walkways, concourses and grand spectator areas that combine strength and safety with a stylish finish. Flowcrete's polyurethane deck coating Deckshield can even provide a slip-resistant stair nosing on pre-cast concrete stairways in the stadium bowl.
Away from the main public-facing areas are a number of zones where specialist floors can enhance both the appearance and functionality of the site. This includes seamless epoxy terrazzo floors for VIP rooms, antimicrobial systems for kitchen/catering zones, robust polyurethane deck coatings for the car park, stamped concrete finishes for external areas and robust industrial strength coatings for back of house corridors.
Flowcrete recommends the following systems for use in stadia environments…