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Installing a New Basketball Court

So, you’ve decided to put a new wood gym floor in your facility.  Now what?  A lot of people don’t know the process that takes place in order to make that new gym floor into a reality. A common misconception about installing a new wood gym floor is how long it takes.  Most people think… Read More

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Patching a Wood Floor

One reason we love wood gym floors so much is that they are easier to repair than a synthetic floor – and usually, we can make that repair invisible once we are done.  However, that process can be more time-consuming or expensive than some clients want.  Sometimes shortcuts are requested.  This blog will explain what… Read More

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Paragould Community Center gym repair in final stages

By Lara Mosley [email protected] The Paragould Community Center Gym is in the finishing stages of repairs. Workers from Sports Floors Inc., out of Memphis, Tenn., started laying the new floor Friday afternoon. “We’re looking at a good two weeks to a month,” said Pat Austin, parks and recreations director for the city, when asked when the… Read More

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Purchasing Co-Ops: TIPS

Although we posted a while back about a purchasing co-op called NJPA, we also wanted to talk about another co-op that several of our clients use: TIPS Purchasing Cooperative (www.tips-usa.com).  Below is more information about this co-op and how it can benefit your organization. Frequently Asked Questions    What is TIPS? TIPS is an acronym for… Read More

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New Ferriday gym hits snag

NATCHEZ – Ferriday Junior High School students might have to wait a while for their new gym. While the demolition of the old gym may be finished before school starts on August 10, the new gym has hit a snag. “We’ve got some floor damage as a result of carelessness with a sprinkler system,” Thomas… Read More

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Paragould Community Center gym construction slowed by rain

Courtesy of KAIT PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – An already damaged community center is suffering more after rain poured over Region 8 this week. The Paragould Community Center’s gym is closed because of construction, but the rain is slowing down the process. The gym was already under construction because of water seeping through the walls and under the… Read More

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Eldon Middle School gym gets facelift

Courtesy of The Lake Today School has only been out for less than a month, but already the summer of 2015 has been one of renovation and rebuilding for the Eldon School District. In addition to the massive overhaul of Eldon High School’s fine arts building, new hardwood floor is being installed at the Eldon… Read More

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NCAA Rule Change: Restricted Area Arc

Last week, the NCAA announced a rule change regarding the restricted area arc for men’s competition basketball.  Below is all the information you need to understand how this may impact your organization. Question: What is the rules change? Answer: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee approved a proposal to expand the restricted area arc from 3′ to… Read More

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Purchasing Co-Ops: NJPA

Purchasing Co-ops can be hard to understand.  We know – we had trouble understanding them ourselves at first.  However, once we dove in to our first co-op, NJPA (National Joint Powers Alliance), we realized this is a mostly untapped resource that could save our customers time, money, and headaches. Co-ops take the headache out of… Read More

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Floating & Anchored Floors: What’s the Difference?

We get this question alot.  Heck, when we started in this business, we asked it ourselves.  So, it’s time to solve the mystery of the difference between floating and anchored floors. Floating Wood Floors A floating floor is a floor that is not adhered or fastened to the substrate in any way.  In essence, they… Read More

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Water & Wood Gym Floors

This is what can happen when water and wood floors mix. Wood expands and contracts based on the amount of moisture in the air around it.  If excessive moisture gets into your wood floor, it will cause your floor to either cup or crown.  Cupping occurs when individual boards bend upward at the edges because… Read More