Sikafloor systems have been applied across 8000sqm of the new Perth Arena, a multi-purpose events stadium catering for up to 15,500 patrons.

Architecturally designed, the well-known West Australian venue demanded a mix of aesthetic and performance focused surface solutions.

The multi-award winning project, conceived by ARM Architecture, features a flexible design and incorporates a large auditorium, event spaces, food and beverage outlets, function rooms and corporate hospitality suites.

“Sika has experience in construction solutions for stadiums and other commercial and public buildings, including the MCG, Etihad Stadium, AAMI Stadium and Adelaide Oval,” Sika project manager Anthony Lewis says.

“We were asked to address flooring for the internal concourse, bar and function spaces as well as the extensive seating areas, with each zone presenting its own challenges.”

As well as managing the heavy footfall of thousands of patrons each week, the internal concourse required walkways to be a visual match with the unique wall design.

The textured, medium duty epoxy Sikafloor 263NS was chosen as an anti-slip, self-levelling floor topping system, tailored to the desired visual effect.

Applied in a grey white colourway, the surface was inlaid with a thick black band, connecting with the pattern that extends across the walls and ceiling.

The colour matching continued in the seating areas where the Sikafloor 2530W coating in Signal Blue was specified and applied to all concrete seating platforms, associated stairs and access ways within the stadium.

Ideal for interior and exterior seamless floors, Sikafloor PU clear polyurethane coating was used over polished concrete throughout the bar and function areas where its hard-wearing, abrasion and chemical splash resistant attributes are essential.

“In addition to the aesthetic requirements of each zone, Sika also ensured flooring conformed to the Australian Standard slip rating for commercial spaces,” added Lewis.

“Working with our certified partner, Anti-Skid Industries, gave us added confidence in the high standard of the installation and resulting finish."