6/2/2011 9:26:45 AM
Can anyone advise me on synthetic floor surfaces. We have a small gym that doubles as an assembly room (set up chairs) weekly, basketball and volleyball courts (in season), and gathering room for weddings, receptions, programs, etc. Currently our floor is cement, but we have been looking at other options. I am wondering if anyone has experience with Tarkett flooring. This is the product that a couple of local businesses are recommending. What can people tell me about how this will perform and stands up for our needs? Also, how easy is it to line the courts? Please advise. We want to move in the next month or so. Thanks.
6/17/2011 10:29:57 AM
One important consideration that is often over-looked when choosing any sports floor is life cycle costs. Most manufacturers of synthetic flooring will offer good values on shock absorption, indentation and energy restitution for safe comfortable play. That is a given. When considering any sports flooring surface, not only should you look at the initial costs but all future costs.......including all maintenance, restripping, refinishing and any future replacement / disposal costs. Sometimes the least expensive floor will cost you more in the long run. Do a little home work. Narrow down your choices to 1 or 2 floor types. All new floors look great. Insist on visiting floors that are 10-15 years of age. That is what your floor is going to look like down the road. Talk to the owner, facility person, coach, maintenance personnel etc. ...... find out how the floor is performing. Pros / Cons. What does the floor look like. Aesthetics are as equally important as performance.
Secondly, how is the floor defined: is it a permanent design or is it temporary. Can it be resurfaced to a new like condition or is future replacement your only option. Any budget committee or person should include this future expense when choosing the correct sports floor.
Robbins Pulastic has a proven track record of over 40 years of successful installation around the world. Unlike some synthetic options, Pulastic sports floors can be recoated to a new like condition forever eliminating any future disposal and replacement costs.
Robbins Sports surfaces
edited by RichardOnslager on 6/17/2011