With over 250,000 visitors, Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe and Event Flooring Solutions has been involved in the festivities for the last 5 years. This year, over 2,500m² of EFS’s Temp-A-Path™ was installed within the historic city centre. The flooring, designed and manufactured by EFS, was supplied to protect the grounds within the castle from the massive crowds of visitors over the event’s 4-day duration and also critically during the site construction and dismantling.
Due to the surface ground being naturally wet, EFS’s Geo-membrane product was also installed beneath the Temp-A-Path™, helping to protect the ground from frost.
Lincoln Christmas Market organisers chose EFS’s Temp-A-Path™ due to its lightweight nature, and the product could be easily navigated within the Cathedral walls. The ability to install the Temp-A-Path™ by hand allows the organisers to keep heavy plant machinery to a minimum, reducing the risk of damage to property, roads or footpaths. Temp-A-Path™ was also used to protect the grassed areas, reducing the cost of post-event clean up and maintenance. The product was also selected due to its anti-slip properties and its ability allow drainage of any excess water.
EFS Europe’s Business Development Manager, Jeremy Simpson, said: “Lincoln has grown consistently and we are delighted to have the event as a regular feature on our own event calendar. The fact that our products are made from lightweight plastic and the installation is done by hand means the risk of causing any damage to the Hallowed castle lawns is greatly reduced. These factors have played an important part in why we are selected to provide the temporary flooring year-on-year.”