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Life Floor surface installed at North Queensland waterpark

Life Floor surface installed at North Queensland waterpark
October 24, 2019

Anti-slip, non-abrasive foam rubber tiles from Life Floor have recently been installed at Cairns Regional Council’s Sugarworld Waterpark.

Located in Edmonton, 20 minutes south of Cairns, Sugarworld has an array of waterslides, pools and interactive aquatic play for children.

Life Floor anti-slip, non-abrasive foam rubber tiles was chosen by the Council following an extensive public tender process with Queensland based sports surfacing contractor Grassports Australia (Queensland) the successful tenderer.

With the existing Polysoft surface layer to the waterslide area having reached its end of life cycle,w work commenced in August with the removal of nearly 800 metres² of the former surface.

The exposed concrete surface was then prepared for Life Floor by diamond grinding and high pressure washing.

Life Floor’s design studio then created a unique, colourful patterned design using three shades of blue - Ocean, Bluebird, and Aviator.

The 10mm thick tile with a ripple texture was installed as it provides impact protection and amazing slip resistance - a P5 to AS4586:2013 Wet Pendulum Test - meaning it can be installed in any wet area including sloped entry areas like ramps, and steps both above and below water.

Making sure everything went smoothly, Life Floor’s US-based global installation specialist Matt Thelen was on site to support the Grassports team together with Life Floor (Australia & NZ) Manager Grant Burgess.

Burgess explained “having Matt - with his eight years of experience - really helped us as the design was quite involved with lots of shapes and patterns.

“Moreover, this was one of our largest projects so far - and one of the biggest Life Floor installations in the world.”

Delighted with the outcome in what was the company’s first Life Floor installation since becoming an official Life Floor agent and contractor earlier in the year, Grassports Australia (Queensland) Managing Director Brenden Dawson stated “as soon as we were made aware of Life Floor by Grant, we recognised the opportunity.

“For a long time, soft-fall surfacing has been a real challenge. Life Floor offers an exciting alternative to traditional coverings where slip resistance and impact attenuation is vital for kids safety.”

Commenting on the completed project, Dan Stanford, Cairns Regional Council’s Capital Works Project Manager, added “we are really pleased with the way Life Floor has immediately transformed the look of Sugarworld and look forward to how our customers enjoying playing on it in the coming summer.”

Click here to contact Life Floor (AUS & NZ) via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images courtesy of Life Floor/Sugarworld.

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24th August 2016 - New Life Floor offers safe and durable aquatic surfacing

6th July 2016 - Cairns Regional Council seeks operator for Sugarworld Waterpark

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