Slade Green Train Maintenance Depot


Virtus Resins products were specified by Flowstone Industrial Flooring Ltd for Southeastern Railway train depot refurbishment works. The products were to be applied to Slade Green train maintenance depot floor in Erith. The train depot operates 24 hours a day for train refits, repairs and refurbishments.


Virtus Resins  Strongcoat  and Strongcoat Thixo coating system was chosen by the Client as the preferred specification. The Client also required the new flooring to meet slip resistance requirements of a minimum Pendulum Test Value reading of 36 in all conditions (Dry, Wet, or Contaminated). To meet this requirement, Flowstone specified the addition of quartz scatter between coats.


The works area comprised approximately 5,200 m2 roads inclusive of: underpasses to be complete in custom RAL 7037 Mid Grey and Blue, and overpasses in Green. Yellow line markings completed the underpasses.


It was imperative that the depot remains operational throughout the works. To meet these criteria, the project scope of works was planned in agreement with the depot management to minimise disruption to the daily activities. This allowed certain roads to remain operational throughout the period of the works, and for the works to be completed in as short a timescale as possible.


The roads were prepared by means of diamond grinding to ensure complete removal of previous coating from substrate and to provide clean and keyed surface. A number of localised concrete floor repairs and joints were carried out using a suitable product. The floor was then coated with Strongcoat and Strongcoat Thixo high build epoxy paint, followed by a full blind of quartz scatter to achieve slip-resistant, profiled finish throughout. The floor was then tested for slip resistances which exceeded the required minimum.

Finally, the floor was completed with yellow single line markings and road numbers.


The Depot Manager was delighted with the new flooring:


Just wanted to say that the lift roads 7 & 8 at Slade Green look very nice, great work thank you.“

If you require resin product for your train depot, please get in touch with our team via telephone: 01978 790 744 or e-mail at for technical advice, specification, and obligation free price estimate.


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