Resin flooring offers perfect solution for Museum of Liverpool

RSL supplied flooring to the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century, Museum of Liverpool.

Located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site next to Liverpool’s famous Albert Dock and the Royal Liver Building, the Museum of Liverpool boasts the accolades of being the country’s most visited museum outside of London and has attracted almost three million visitors since opening in 2011. Its exhibits cover popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. RSL supplied flooring to the Great Port gallery on the ground floor which explores Liverpool’s renowned dock system. The gallery is also home to Lion, the famous 1838 steam locomotive. Resuflor DM was chosen because it is a self-levelling, seamless floor that offers high levels of durability. Resucoat HB was applied as a topcoat to give a light textured, non-slip finish. The end result was flat, simple grey-coloured flooring that showcases museum exhibits and can withstand heavy footfall. Martin Wroe, commercial director at RSL, said: ‘This was a terrific opportunity to be involved with a prestigious building on one of the UK’s most recognised skylines. We worked closely with the client and the installation team to offer the best solution and complete the work in time for the museum opening.’ Martin Hemmings, Buildings Operations Manager, National Museums Liverpool said: ‘We are delighted with the resin flooring provided. It is very easy to keep clean, and apart from basic daily mopping we have not had to carry out any special maintenance or ‘touching up’ of the finished surface – and it still looks great!’