When it comes to high-quality hardwood flooring, Sports Floors Inc. has you covered. However, you might still want to know what goes into making the materials, where it comes from, and what exactly makes your flooring better than the rest. We understand that completely! Our team is committed to providing you with the information and expertise you need to make the best choice in flooring for your gym. Keep reading for more facts about maple floors!

The best wood for the job

When it comes to installing a hardwood floor in your gymnasium, it can be overwhelming to read up on the various types that are available. Thankfully, our team is taking the guesswork out of your decision! Acer saccharum, or hard maple, is a particular species of hardwood that is ideal for wood flooring. In fact, the top sports flooring manufacturers in the nation use this type of wood. Connor Sports Floors is one of those companies and we’re proud distributors and installers of their high-quality products. 

When you’re looking for the perfect hardwood for your gym, you want to feel confident that the finished product will last. Hard maple has a tight grain that guarantees the long-term durability you want for your floor. If you plan on hosting sporting events, particularly basketball, this type of flooring is sure to give you exactly what you want. 

Perfect for sports

If you’re putting hardwood flooring in your gym, chances are you’ll be playing in or hosting sporting events. Hard maple flooring is the perfect type for maximum performance. The NBA uses hard maple flooring for this very reason! These floors are built to withstand the 70 or so changes they go through each season so they’re guaranteed to last in your gym, too!

The lightness of hard maple flooring provides good contrast against the ball, making it easier for players to see, and the reflection of the light on the floor can help brighten your space. 

Versatility you’ll love

Hard maple flooring is very widely used and for good reason. The versatility of the material ensures that you can get exactly what you need for your gym floor. While the trees may start out the same, finished floors will differ based upon what each person wants and needs. Maple hardwood flooring pieces are graded in three levels by the Maple Flooring Manufacturing Association. Each grade has different benefits and can provide a different look. Using different grades on the same floor can provide a unique look, common among NBA teams. 

When you’re choosing your flooring, you can create a look that speaks to your specific gymnasium. For example, if you’ll primarily be hosting a sporting team (such as a school gym), different grades of flooring can be used to create a look that fits your school colors and mascot. A church gym, on the other hand, may opt for a more traditional look and stick with basic lines that can be used for multiple purposes. When it comes to hard maple flooring, your options are truly endless!

Getting below the surface

Below any hardwood flooring lies a plethora of company-specific subflooring systems that consist of everything from plywood to specialized cushioning. Using a high-quality cushioning system will enhance the resiliency of your flooring. Ensuring the perfect balance of absorption and rebound is essential to guarantee the best performance on your gym floor. When you’re discussing your options with a Sports Floors, Inc. expert, we’ll cover all of the basics of your subflooring options and help you find the perfect fit. 

Personalize your floor

With hard maple flooring comes the option to create a personalized design that stands out. This type of flooring can be stained to any design, shape, or pattern that you choose. This means you can really showcase your style in your gymnasium!

Facts About Maple Floors

Find your perfect flooring with Sports Floors Inc. 

Here at Sports Floors Inc., we’re committed to helping you find the flooring that meets every need that may arise! With the guaranteed quality of Connor hard maple floors and our expert team on your side, you can feel confident that your floor will last. 

If you have any questions regarding your gym floor, we would be happy to help! Contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have and we’ll be there every step of the way.