The Scout Association is the UK’s biggest coeducational youth organisation, offering unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others to make a positive impact in communities.
The Association has a number of Scout Activity Centres which provide a base to offer outdoor experiences to young people and adults from all over the UK and beyond.
The success of these centres has been monumental and has encouraged the Association to develop its centres across the UK, calling upon the services of RESYN to provide slip-resistant floor finishes.
Within the Oxfordshire Centre are showering and toilet facilities and to guarantee the safety of their guests a slip-resistant finish was required. Having used vinyl floor finishes previously that often required repair; the association chose to trial a resin flooring solution.
The main requirement of the project was to create a finish safe enough for visitors to walk barefoot, in wet conditions. Following an initial consultation and bespoke samples, it was decided that the Degafloor QTA system presented the best solution due to its outstanding non-slip properties. The system is broadcast with quartz to provide a textured finish that remains slip-resistant, even in wet conditions.
The system also offers exceptional durability and can be laid to falls which was a necessary requirement for these areas.
The Scout Association saw the benefit of the installation and service that RESYN provided and as a result, the company was asked to install the same system at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre near Oxford. Working alongside the main contractors a new toilet block and en-suite bathrooms were completed as part of a large refurbishment of the centre.
Anna Simpson Marketing & Sales Manager of RESYN comments: “Choosing the correct floor finish within an amenity block can be challenging. Finding the balance between adequate slip resistance and ease of maintenance can be hard to achieve. Within a predominately wet environment, we would always recommend one of our more textured and therefore slip resistant finishes. The floors can be easily maintained with the correct equipment but safety cannot be compromised. We always recommend our clients look at the slip-resistant values of a floor under production conditions to make sure it is suitable. ”
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