Why 'perfect' tiles were replaced with cement in Woodlands lift lobby: safety

Submitted by Stomper N

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A resident wants to know why the "perfect" floor tiles in the lift lobby of Block 101 Woodlands Street 13 were replaced with cement.

The Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council told Stomp that it was for safety reasons.

Stomper N said: "Those tiles were in very good condition.

"During block painting, the tiles were removed.

"Under the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP), one of the improvements is to replace the floor tiles with cement. Why was this mistake made?"

The NRP was introduced in August 2007 in response to residents' feedback on the improvements to be provided in their precincts. This programme is fully funded by the Government and implemented by the town councils.

One example of block-level improvements is the lift lobby tiling on the first storey of the block.

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesperson for the town council said: "We received numerous feedback from residents regarding slippery tiles.

"Considering the safety aspect, the town council proceeded to replace it with acrylic polymer cementitious coating."

The cement coating is said to have good skid resistance for foot traffic, water resistance and overall durability.