When it comes to athletic flooring, expectations are high. Clients want safe, resilient, durable, high-performance floors for their gymnasiums, and at Sports Floors Inc., we are determined to provide products that are capable of not only meeting but exceeding those expectations. We demand quality, integrity, and accountability from our team and our services, so when you are ready to invest in a gymnasium or other athletic flooring, we welcome questions about everything from our surfacing options to our experience.
It is normal to want to know more about the products and services you are using and to compare and contrast features and benefits, particularly when it comes to how durable a product is. Nobody wants to put time and money into something that will not last! To ensure that you get the durable gym floor you want and need from Sports Floors Inc., let us take a look at the floors we offer, and how they are made to last.
Gym flooring: then and now
For many years, most schools, churches, and sports organizations that were renovating or replacing their gymnasium flooring would have two options, wood or a poured urethane surface. Hardwood was the traditional choice for a long time, but as the need for a more multi-use surface increased, synthetic surfaces like poured urethane began to offer a durable, more affordable option. Although permanent hardwood sports floors remain a very popular choice, we are now able to offer multiple synthetic flooring options that are cost-effective and multi-purpose.
As a certified Connor distributor and installer, we find their permanent hardwood sports floors to be the best in the industry. From basketball and volleyball courts to gymnasiums, and everything in between, Connor Sports are engineered with players and facilities in mind to produce a solution that works for you. Their floors are DIN 2001 certified to ensure athlete safety, and they are the only sports flooring manufacturer to STEM test their floors. This protects the floor from buckling and assures the entire system will stand the test of time, no matter how many bleachers roll across it or how many players play on it. Using Connor floors, Sports Floors Inc. are able to deliver a consistent quality that is ISO certified and value engineered. Each floor is custom designed to meet all your budget and sports needs.
When it comes to wood floors, we have several options available.
There are two types of anchored wood flooring systems, Fixed Resilient Systems, and Fixed Wood Systems. Both are resilient and offer notable stability. Fixed Resilient flooring systems combine the stabilizing benefits of anchored subfloors with the resiliency of floating systems. A wide array of fixed resilient floors means we can find the best fit for help fit your activities, level of play, budget, and facility size. Fixed Wood flooring systems are mechanically fastened to the concrete substrate, providing a stable subfloor system. These floors offer outstanding buckle resistance, but minimal resilience.
Floating systems are able to rest without anchorage to a concrete substrate, and different combinations of pad and subfloor designs allow for varying levels of resiliency. The key benefits of a floating system is its shock absorption and resiliency, but they are not able to provide the stability of a fixed resilient system.
This is a highly resilient sports floor system, generally consisting of a vapor barrier, resilient Rezill pads, wood subfloor, stabilizing edge grain maple flooring, sanding, sealers, finishes, game lines, and wall base.
Connor Sports QuickLock portable basketball floors are quickly becoming the flooring system of choice for arena operators, who are choosing them in record numbers when looking to build new basketball courts. Designed to meet the demands arenas, convention centers, or stadiums, this portable basketball court will provide over 15 years of performance.
For facilities that frequently install and remove sports flooring, the QuickLock system has been engineered to lessen labor costs and cut down on maintenance. Available in traditional and zipper floor configurations, as well as pinned and pin-less systems, QuickLock has been designed and tested by working directly with the NBA, NCAA, and FIBA.
We offer Connor Sports high-quality synthetic systems in vulcanized rubber running tracks and rubber athletic flooring, as well as vinyl and poured urethane sports flooring. These are used in a number of sports applications, including indoor and outdoor tracks, weight rooms, multi-purpose rooms from elementary school through college, gymnasiums, and fitness clubs across the country. The vinyl and poured urethane, in particular, are easy to clean and maintain, with the vinyl floors offering ultimate shock absorption that still allows ball bounce aspects.
Sports Floors Inc. has several varieties of durable synthetic sports floor options to choose from.
Control XT is a vulcanized double or triple durometer rubber athletic system that is designed for heavy indoor competition. Control XT can withstand high traffic, resists bacteria and odors, and provides excellent force reduction. This system is often used for volleyball and basketball courts, gymnasiums, and exercise facilities. Control XT is also slip-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain. This is an excellent flooring option if you are looking for a value product that lasts.
Elastiplus, ElastiRoll, ElastiMat
ElastiPlus is engineered to offer a consistent balance between good shock absorbency and fast play while maintaining superior wear resistance. These floors are easy to care for, and designed with high deformation recovery and strong sound absorption. ElastiRoll and ElastiMat are similar to Elastiplus, but also offer the durability of polymeric recycled rubber and colored EPDM granules.
Ideal for demanding applications and designed for safe, comfortable, injury-free training and competition, PowerDek Fleck’s rubber athletic surface is ideal for high impact and heavy traffic. This high-performance flooring is constructed to provide outstanding force reduction and safety, and is bacteria- and odor-resistant. PowerDek Fleck is durable, easily maintained, and mechanically strong.
PowerDek Stone is very close to PowerDek Fleck in its construction and durability, but it also has a woven bottom layer design that resists moisture and indentation.
This system is both environmentally responsible and cost-effective thanks to a prefabricated rubber sport surface made from synthetic and natural rubber compounds. ProTraxx provides a resilient running surface with excellent traction that is ideal for indoor or outdoor use and is also exceptionally durable. The unique symmetric bottom layer design provides outstanding shock absorption and uniform performance. ProTraxx offers maximum performance and maximum value.
SportGrain Plus is the only cushioned vinyl flooring product that is manufactured in one continuous production process, and it is also the easiest floor to keep clean. This cushioned flooring is the highest quality product for both athletic and commercial use and combines consistent force reduction with maximum ball rebound for improved performance.
TruSport provides an ideal, multi-purpose surface constructed of an environmentally friendly material that offers excellent shock and sound absorption. TruSport is well suited for basketball, volleyball, aerobics, and general activities. It is an all-purpose prefabricated athletic surface is made from the finest synthetic and natural rubber compound, and the unique embossing provides optimal traction even when wet. TruSport is durable, easily maintained, mechanically strong, and is able to support heavy loads such as portable bleachers. TruSport is the ideal choice for an economical and resilient gymnasium floor.
For the right floor for you, try Sports Floors Inc.
We know that investing in any type of athletic or recreational flooring is a big decision and a big investment. With so many choices, it can easily feel overwhelming, but it does not have to be! Here at Sports Floors Inc., we are happy to help you find the right flooring system for your project and budget. Get in touch with us today and our team of professionals will work with you to install a gymnasium floor that looks good, plays good, and will give you many years of high-quality enjoyment and performance!