Source: Bona US

Aurora, Colo., Feb. 27, 2011 - Bona US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced today that it will be an Official Hardwood Floor Care Partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Many NBA teams are already playing on floors finished with Bona including the New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets. An industry leader for more than 90 years, Bona Hardwood Floor Finish and Paint are durable, long-lasting and won't disseminate harmful fumes.

"We are happy with the Bona products on our new practice court and our game court at Air Canada Centre the home of the Toronto Raptors," said Bob Hunter, executive vice president of venues and entertainment, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. "We have to know that our floors can stand up to the wear and tear of our busy facility and still provide a great surface for our players and Bona was a good choice. The fact that Bona is not only durable but also environmentally friendly is a big bonus. The Bona team has also been very responsive to our needs -- we consider them one of our valued Partners."

Bona provides the most complete system of sport products that the industry has to offer including waterborne and oil modified finishes, machines, abrasives adhesives and a fast, effective maintenance system.

"Bona products have been used in NBA and top collegiate gyms for years", said John Rauvola, managing director, Bona US. "We are very excited to now be formally recognized as an Official Hardwood Floor Care Partner of the NBA."

The technology used in the products for NBA floors is also used in Bona's residential finishes. Proven to be the most durable and beautiful finishes in the industry, Bona waterborne finishes are GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality by the third party, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. GREENGUARD is a non-profit, third party organization that tests indoor products for their environmental impact in an effort to improve the air quality consumers breathe. Bona is the first in its industry to carry a full system of hardwood floor finishing and floor care products certified for indoor air quality.

About the NBA The NBA, founded in 1946, is a professional sports league and global business that features 30 teams in the United States and Canada. During the 2011-12 season, NBA games reached 215 countries and territories in 47 languages. Current NBA rosters featured 77 players from 36 countries and territories. NBA merchandise is sold in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA.com averages more than 35 million page views per day, with more than 50 percent of the site's visitors coming from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 U.S. sports league on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, with the most fans, followers, and videos viewed on each, respectively. Through NBA Cares, the league, its teams and players have donated more than $175 million to charity, completed more than 1.8 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 675 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play. About Bona US Bona US is the North American subsidiary of BonaAB in Malmö, Sweden. Bona US manufactures and distributes floor and home care products. Bona's hardwood floor care systems have been successful in the professional market for 90 years. Consumer products are available in most major retail outlets throughout the U.S. and North America. With certifications like GREEN GUARD, the company has also been recognized for formula innovations that are pH-neutral, biodegradable and non-toxic. For more information, please contact Bona US at (800) 872-5515 or www.MyBonaHome.com.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.