Derby Velodrome gets a high quality finish thanks to Schlüter-Systems

Flooring expert Schlüter-Systems has provided the perfect finishing touch to the eagerly awaited, brand new Derby Velodrome.

Schlüter-Systems’ finishing profiles, Schlüter®-TREP-B, have been used in the arena’s foyer. Suitable for use in areas subjected to heavy pedestrian traffic, the stair nosing profiles are designed to protect tiled stair edges and offer a visible, slip-resistant surface which is durable, safe and visually appealing.

Nigel Tye, of Faulkner Browns Architects’, who specified the product, commented:

“I chose this type of profile for its robust edge detailing which offers ideal protection for ceramic stairs. I also opted for yellow inserts to coordinate with the arena’s attractive colour scheme, which is based on the Olympic colours.

“We always specify Schlüter’s profile products when we require robust detailing which will suit public areas and provide a high-quality appearance.”

The state-of-the-art facility, which has already been described as ‘one of the most stunning sports venues in the country’ is set to open in early 2015. The cycle track stretches to 250 metres while the track infield is the size of 12 badminton courts and will host other sports including badminton, basketball, netball, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, martial arts, table tennis and trampolining. There will also be a 150-station gym, as well as group exercise studios and a cafe. The arena will also be able to transform into a music venue.

Carl Stokes, Head of Marketing and Customer Service, commented:

“We are very proud that are product was chosen to help this innovative new arena realise its vision and become a truly unique venue equipped to welcome thousands of visitors through its doors.”

Schlüter-®TREP-SE/-S/-B profiles feature a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg made of stainless steel or aluminium, which is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tile and supports a slip-resistant thermoplastic rubber wear surface. The tread surface of Schlüter®-TREP-SE/-S/-B is available in a variety of colours and can be replaced in case of damage or wear.

With over 10,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems has an essential role to play in every professional tiling project. To find out how it can help you to create more beautiful and longer-lasting installations, please telephone 01530 813396 or visit the website at