Epoxy Staircase in Oxford

Flooring for walkways and staircases

Strong floor surfaces on staircases and walkways are imperative for office buildings, and that’s why the Flowstone team was sub-contracted to carry out resin flooring works for Winvic construction site in Didcot Quarter, Oxfordshire.

The units feature dramatic glazed façades, with contemporary flexible offices to impress staff and visitors alike. The buildings have been designed to be highly sustainable aiming to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and in accordance with the principles of the ‘Well Building’ standard. As part of the superior design of the units, Didcot Quarter will feature high-quality external finishes and a green pergola to enhance the approach to your entrance and create a more welcoming environment for employees and customers.

Applying epoxy resin to staircases

Flowstone was assigned to complete the staircases on three office block levels: ground level, first-floor level, and plant deck. The staircases were brand new construction and concrete and required final finish resin specification suitable for commercial premises.

Flowstone Client specified high build epoxy coatings in RAL 7035 Light Grey for the stairs and landings, with Black contrasting 55mm nosings to all risers and threads. A coat of DPM primer was to be applied to the new substrate before proceeding with the application of the high build resin.

Flowstone specified Virtus Resins Strongcoat which is two-part, high build, solvent-free epoxy paint in a gloss finish, for the purpose. Strongcoat offers highly durable and easy to maintain the hygienic final finish, which is suitable for high levels of traffic. It is commonly specified in commercial environments requiring practical flooring solutions which will last for many years to come.

Sequence of Works
All floor areas were mechanically prepared by means of diamond grinding and angle grinding to ensure clean key for the new resin paint to adhere to. Flowstone then proceeded to apply a single coat of Flowprime DPM primer. After curing, high build epoxy paint was applied to all areas. The stair risers and threads were then taped out to paint the black contrasting nosings.