East Midlands Airport

Another successfully completed ATF lane resin flooring refurbishment project for East Midlands Airport by Donnelly Flooring. The MOT Testing Centre at the Airport needed a new resin floor surface to update an existing floor that was tired and degraded. New lane markings were also needed to bring them in line with current DVSA requirements in key areas including inspection pits and walkways. In addition, the refurbishment was part of a plan to improve overall safety at the facility.

This was a large job with the bulk of the work carried out over a weekend to minimise disruption. 

 

Resin flooring refurbishment – before

The existing resin floor at this site was in need of  refurbishment, as the existing paintwork on the floor was flaking and worn, and in some areas the were marked oil stains.

The areas around the inspection pit required resurfacing and new lane markings to ensure there was compliance DVSA requirements, and to ensure the surface would meet with HSE slip test recommendations to help improve safety at the site.

East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - before
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - before
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - before
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - before

Preparation work for epoxy resin flooring

Good preparation is an essential part of the refurbishment process. The process starts by cleaning the floor and removing all unwanted material such as dirt and grime, the old paintwork paint and oil stains.

In this case we used a “Diamond Grinding” process to remove the material and also to help key the concrete surface ready for the next stage.

East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - preparation work
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - preparation work
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - preparation work
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - preparation work

Epxoy resin floor – primer sealing

The second stage of the process is to apply a resin primer. This helps identify any areas in need of repair, which typically are applied by hand using a trowel. The final part of this second stage is to re-abrade the floor, to provide a superior keyed surface in preparation for the top coat.

East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - primer sealing
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - primer sealing
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - primer sealing
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - primer sealing

Epoxy resin flooring – application of the top coat

The final part of the process is to apply the resin flooring top coat. At this stage, we apply the various colours and demarcation lines for walkways and inspection pits.

In addition we provide advice on floor maintenance, including which solutions to use and how best to keep the floor in top condition.

East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - top coat
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - top coat
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - top coat
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - top coat
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - top coat
East Midlands Airport resin flooring refurbishment - top coat

As safety was a concern at the start of the project, in this case we also applied an anti-slip coating to help reduce the risk of slips and trips, which in turn contributes to the improvement of safety at this site. 

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