Managed to get a number of coats of black exterior gloss paint to both sides of the floor and get it back in place...hopefully will not need to remove it all again for a while.
Will add some rubber flooring at a later stage.
Painted foot step recesses...stone chipped metal foot plates and made and painted wooden footplates. Fastened all in place. Intend to add rubber surfaces to wooden step plates at a later stage.
Here are a few photos