Sika Australia supplied their floor systems for an 8000m² flooring project at the new Perth Arena stadium.

The Perth Arena is a multipurpose events stadium catering for up to 15,500 patrons. Conceived by ARM Architecture, the multi-award winning project features a flexible design and striking façade incorporating a large auditorium, event spaces, food and beverage outlets, function rooms and corporate hospitality suites.

The architecturally designed landmark West Australian venue demanded a mix of aesthetic and performance focused surface solutions. 

According to Sika project manager, Anthony Lewis, 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’s floor systems were required for the internal concourse, bar and function spaces as well as the extensive seating areas, with each zone presenting its own challenges.

In addition to managing the heavy footfall of thousands of patrons each week, the internal concourse required the 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 extended 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 were required.

Lewis added that Sika not only addressed the aesthetic requirements of each zone, but also ensured the flooring conformed to the Australian Standard slip rating for commercial spaces. Sika worked with their certified partner, Anti-Skid Industries to achieve the high standard of installation and resulting finish.