CASE STUDY: Hotel and Leisure - Epsom - Stair Nosings

  • Hotel and Leisure - Epsom - Stair Nosings

Background

Epsom Downs is a historic racecourse with a world class reputation, which has hosted horse racing since the early 17th Century. Home of the famous Epsom Derby, the course has a celebrated association with Queen Elizabeth II, and a prestigious position in the national consciousness unsurpassed by other racecourses.

Quantum Flooring Solutions were contacted because The Queen was due to present awards at the Derby. At very short notice, stair nosings were required on all of the step edges of the winners circle platform.

The nosings needed to comply with Health and Safety regulations, and to help prevent slip and trip hazards when Her Majesty ascended the steps of the platform to present the awards to the winners of the race.

Solution

Quantum Flooring Solutions offers the Quantum Specialist Measuring Service (QSMS), which is a free 24 hour measure service of stairs and steps, to ensure faster delivery of stair nosings to the customer. Due to this, within 24 hours of the point of contact with our company, our surveyor had templated a guide of all 4 steps.

Within 10 days, Quantum Flooring had turned around the curves on all of the steps. For Health and Safety reasons the contractor included the extra precaution of Flexyfix adhesive, along with mechanical fixing. This assured a 100 % strong bond between the stair nosings and the wooden floor of the platform.

The Heavy Duty (HF1) Stair Nosings ensured that no wear and tear occurred on the steps prior to the awards ceremony when Her Majesty would be stepping up to the platform. Similarly, the Flexyfix adhesive and Mechanical fixing provided peace of mind that there would be minimal danger of slipping or tripping on the steps themselves, or on the stair nosings. With these safety features, along with the understated sophistication of the Gold Curve Nosings, Quantum Flooring offered both a practical and elegant service fitting for such a prominent occasion.

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