Treadmaster was first developed for London double decker buses in the 1950’s and has been used in public service vehicles around the world ever since. Nowadays Treadmaster supplies most of its flooring to train builders rather than bus builders but was still called upon to supply flooring to the recent reincarnation of the London Routemaster bus designed by Heatherwick Studio and built by Wrightbus which first entered service in the capital in 2012.
A synthetic rubber firesafe safety floor covering made of a coloured compound, mixed with multi-coloured speckles of the same material which provides excellent anti-slip properties.
Treadmaster TM3 is a synthetic rubber bonded cork material, it has a high degree of resistance to oil and grease and is suitable for most indoor and outdoor uses. It exhibits high co- efficient of friction properties and gives many years of service when used in high usage areas such as buses and buildings.
Treadmaster TM4 is a natural rubber bonded cork material, specifically designed for the transport industry. It exhibits high co-efficient of friction properties and has given many years of service when used in high usage areas such as buses and buildings.
The New Routemaster, originally referred to as the New Bus for London, is a hybrid diesel-electric double-decker bus operated in London, England. Designed by Heatherwick Studio and manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, it is notable for featuring a "hop-on hop-off" rear open platform similar to the original Routemaster bus design but updated to meet requirements for modern buses to be fully accessible.
More from the designers website about this prestigious project commissioned by the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson: Heatherwick Studio | Design & Architecture
Routed TM-3 panels situated throughout the current Routemaster buses in London.
Vintage image of our TM-3 flooring supplied to the first Routemaster Buses in the 1950's.