Specifying a durable, nonslip floor for one of the country’s busiest train stations
We were approached to provide non-slip flooring for a footbridge at Farringdon Station.
As well as meeting London Underground’s fire-resistant section 12 requirements, we had to ensure our solution was durable enough to withstand the heavy footfall of thousands of daily commuters, not to mention elegant enough to match the splendour of this huge station redevelopment project.
Working closely with a metalwork specialist, we procured bespoke stainless-steel trays, all 35mm deep and in various shapes and sizes. After cleaning and degreasing each tray, we applied a stainless-steel resin bonding primer then, while the primer was still in a tacky condition, we mixed and laid an Isocrete Rapide screed. Finally, we added a layer of Flowcrete’s Rapid Transit decorative acrylic resin mixed with silicon carbide for a finish that looked great and complied with slip-resistance requirements.
The footbridge now provides a stunning modern feature in this historic train station. Safe and hardwearing, it will be used by commuters for decades to come.