A nice, aesthetically pleasing new flooring always elevates the entire look of the interior, whether it is of residential or commercial purpose. Stains, warping, buckling, cupping, scratching and excessive wear are just a few examples of problems causing damage to floors. Besides an unattractive look of a damaged floor, it might compromise safety. When it comes to a space of commercial use, safety is of outmost importance and concern. Therefore, a quick response, an easy-to-apply solution and durability are the key factors Customers look for when it comes to safety hazards. In our “How to Create Safety Markings with Belzona 5231” we demonstrated one of the safety applications that can be achieved with Belzona 5231.
New Flooring Upgrade
The application we are featuring in this post encompasses it all: a floor damaged by flooding, a solution provider on site and an easy-to-apply system with a quick turnaround. This application took place at one of the staple American arenas located in Kansas City, MO, USA. The arena was opened back in October 2007 and boasts 19,000 seats. Since its opening, it has hosted a great amount of sporting events, tournaments and internationally renowned artists.
- Application Situation: Hallways and Restrooms
- Problem: VCT flooring damaged by flooding
- Solution: Belzona 5231/5233/Custom Flake System
- Turnaround: 8 days
- Unique feature: A cove created with the Belzona system
WHAT WENT WRONG?
Talk about being in the right place at the right time! While the IRT team was at the arena working on a different project, the issue with the flooring came up. A flooding caused by a failed water line backstage had destroyed the existing VCT flooring. At the time of inspection, it looked warped and buckled. The facility clearly needed a new flooring. Since this was not a sole instance of the flooring to warp up to water, the Customer was looking for a more permanent solution.
THE BELZONA SYSTEM SPECIFIED
Prior to this project the IRT team had done numerous floor applications, including installation of new flooring systems. Therefore, after inspecting and assessing the floor condition and damage this time around, the Belzona 5231/5233 system was proposed. The Customer was familiar with this system from an application that was carried out to seal the base of the stop bollards outside the arena. Through various samples, a customized flake blend was developed to match the existing terrazzo look in other floor areas throughout the arena. During the project discussion, it was also decided that the existing vinyl base boards had to be removed. To replace these, a new seamless cove was to be created utilizing the same Belzona 5231/5233 system with a custom flake blend. Additionally, it was decided to create the same flooring in the restrooms adjacent to the hallway to achieve a cohesive finish.
BELZONA IN ACTION
The entire job was completed in 8 days: 3 days to complete restrooms (overall footage: 2400 sq. ft.) and 5 days to complete the hallway (overall footage: 3600 sq. ft.).