Long-lasting Resin Flooring: About The Project
With the capacity to hold 34,988 supporters, the Riverside Stadium is the home of the Middlesbrough Football Club. During the design and construction process in 1995, the main area of concern was for long-lasting resin flooring.
Not only did the stadium require flooring that looked aesthetically pleasing, but it also needed to remain durable to the millions of footfall.
The industrial flooring needed to be installed quickly and would be able to handle being cleaned up after 30,000 people, 40-50 times a year.
Making the wrong flooring decision would have proven a costly operation to resolve.
When the designers of the Riverside Stadium contacted us, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to join the project. We opted for showing them an example of Acrylicon flooring that we installed 15 years ago in Norway.
Although the flooring was over 10 years old, it still remained as good as new and was incredibly easy to keep clean – Middlesbrough Football Club was impressed.
We spent time discussing the different features of Acrylicon flooring, highlighting the fact that all systems came alongside a fast curing and installation time, extreme longevity, a number of aesthetically pleasing colours and a non-stick surface that was particularly resistant to chewing gum.
Middlesbrough Football Club was immediately won over and enlisted the help of Acrylicon to install their flooring.
In a short period of time, 4000m.sq. of Acrylicon Flake System flooring was laid at approximately 1-2mm thick. The overall construction process of the Riverside Stadium took only 32 weeks.
Now, 24 years and over 200 million footfall later, the flooring is still performing the precise job that it was bought for, without one penny spent on maintenance.