MC-Floor TopSpeed in the new Puskás Arena
Budapest - Hungary
More than almost any other floor coating material, MC-Floor TopSpeed allows hardness and elasticity to be adjusted in advance from low to very high – something that the developers and planning engineers responsible for the New Ferenc Puskás Arena utilised to the full.
Named after the legendary Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás, Hungary's largest public building with a capacity of over 67,000 spectators has 15,000 m² of grandstand floorspace covered with MC-Floor TopSpeed flex, the flexible roll-on coating with impressive crack-bridging properties.
Since the coating of the half-covered areas had to take place in November and December 2018, a classic OS 11 system was out of the question. After all, the work would also need to be carried out at freezing temperatures and between falls of snow and rain. Relative humidity was a constant 80 to 90 percent. In some places, areas which had only been coated a couple of hours earlier were hit hard by wind and snow. Yet MC-Floor TopSpeed flex was also able to withstand these extreme weather conditions. Thus, areas of 1,000 to 1,500 m2 were coated daily by a team of six to eight applicators. The clients and planners also chose MC-Floor TopSpeed flex because new or young concrete surfaces can still crack – a big problem if inflexible floor coatings are employed. MC-Floor TopSpeed flex is able, without cracking, to bridge static cracks up to 0.8 mm at 23 °C or 0.4 mm at –10 °C as well as dynamic cracks up to 0.15 mm at –10 °C.