Aston Villa Football Club

Requirement:Non-slip steps to stand the test of time and heavy-duty foot traffic
Product: Degafloor Quartz Trowelled with Aggregate System
Colour:Bespoke Terracotta Quartz

Aston Villa Football Club

Non-slip steps for Villa Park

Degafloor were thrilled to be involved in the redevelopment of Aston Villa’s famous Villa Park football stadium. Non-slip steps were required for the Holte End of the stadium in addition to new facilities, including a new bar and suite complex.

As part of the project, non-slip steps were required that could hold up to the club’s large number of supporters and visitor foot traffic. The 600m² staircases were treated with Degafloor concrete crack seal, followed by a flexible waterproof membrane to deliver an impervious solution to protect the new bar and suite complex. The slip-resistant steps were then finished with a bespoke Degafloor Quartz Trowelled with Aggregate System, finished in a unique Terracotta Quartz.

To comply with current DDA legislation (Disability Discrimination Act) the slip-resistant steps were finished with a separately formed nosing in a white colour to help distinguish the edging and shape of each step.

Due to the tight project timescale and to overcome traditional British weather constraints, Flo-Dek (UK) Ltd recommended a range of fast-curing Degafloor resin systems. As well as being fast curing, all Degafloor systems exhibit excellent UV resistance – essential for external environments – whilst the QTA system applied to the treads offers unrivalled slip resistance to ensure spectator safety, whatever the weather conditions.

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Speaking on behalf of Flo-Dek (UK) Ltd, Sales Director Dave Cope said, “This was a very complex and demanding project. The colours had to match perfectly and the hand-formed nosings required skill and attention to detail”.

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This was a very complex and demanding project. The colours had to match perfectly and the hand formed nosings required a high level of skill and attention to detail

- Dave Cope, Flo-Dek (UK) Ltd