Epoxy Screed
   Greater Manchester Public Transport
 Epoxy Screed
GMPTE Altrincham Bus Station
A bus interchange in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is the latest site to benefit from DCP's wide range of surface treatments and flooring systems, as its products are used to give the station floor a seamless, non-slip finish. The Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive (GMPTE), which controls the station turned to DCP for a solution to replace its existing non-slip vinyl flooring system.
Due to a damp problem within the subfloor, this vinyl floorcovering had started to de-bond, thereby causing a health and safety risk. GMPTE building surveyor, Marcus Thomson, comments: "We needed a hard-wearing, safe flooring system for the station and turned to DCP for a specification from a specialist company. It then recommended the epoxy resin based solution we decided upon."
When the old vinyl floorcovering was removed, a coat of DCP's Strongcoat DPM (Damp Proof Membrane) was applied to seal in any residual moisture in the subfloor thus preventing damp penetrating through to the new flooring.
After this, the surface was primed with Strongcoat Primer before being topped with Strongcoat Topping. Suitable for use over a wide variety of screeds, Strongcoat Topping is designed for applications where a durable floor is needed, producing a seamless and easily maintainable finish. Yellow Strongcoat Linemarker was applied to the Strongcoat Topping to create clearly de-marked walkways on the interchange floor for visually impaired users. The final stage was to seal the whole surface. To do this two coats of Strongcoat Matt, a water-based, epoxy resin coating with matt finish was applied to the Strongcoat Topping and Linemarker. Within the second coat of Strongcoat Matt, small spheres were added into the mix in order to give the floor added slip-resistance.

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