Indoor sports Surfaces
ProTraxx vulcanized rubber sports flooring is designed for safe, comfortable training and competition. Its waffle-like base layer provides a resilient, shock-absorbing surface that creates consistent feel, reduces muscle fatigue and mitigates the risk of injury. The highly weather-resistant, durable material also provides excellent traction with its nonslip texture.
The Ecore Athletic Performance Collection of surfaces combines a vulcanized, colorful, scuff- and mark-resistant EPDM wear layer with tailored base layers to create four unique products: Motivate, Rally, Beast and Monster. This surfacing collection's unique combinations of force-reduction and energy-restitution are designed to deliver tailored performance in strength and conditioning applications.
With thousands of installs nationwide, Exterra is among the most recognized names in group exercise flooring. The hardwood surface is virtually flawless in color and clarity, and utilizes Silver Springs resilience fasteners for safety and performance. The floors are completely free-floating, which means that they install quickly and allow for simple relocation without any loss of flooring investment.
Junckers Hardwood Inc.
As Europe's largest solid hardwood sports floor producer, Junkers Hardwood sports flooring incorporates bold colors, textures and styles, as well as species not available through other sports floor manufacturers. Prefinished and pre-acclimated, Junckers flooring is ready for play in about one-third the time as other systems. The company's low-profile, shimmable, portable and relocatable sports flooring systems are now in stock on both coasts to ensure quick delivery.
MarChem Polyurethane Systems
Indoor multipurpose athletic surfaces require a combination of materials for consistent athletic performance and athlete safety. From the adhesive all the way through the game-line paint, MarChem products are environmentally friendly, durable and easy to maintain. Tru-Motion indoor sports and multipurpose surfacing materials are designed to provide the highest levels of surface performance with longwearing capabilities and low maintenance. With 20-plus years of experience in water-based topcoat and game-line paint technology, Tru-Motion has earned the reputation among installers as a preferred choice for indoor surface applications.
Mateflex Modular Surfaces
ProGym™ is a modular tile system from Mateflex featuring a smooth, solid-top surface for indoor arenas. The tiles are quickly and easily snapped together or taken apart, and can be used for either permanent or portable applications serving basketball, volleyball and inline hockey. ProGym is made from a resilient yet durable polypropylene material and is available in 16 standard colors, as well as custom colors.
Mondo's Advance flooring withstands static and rolling loads, and its non-porous surface is resistant to food and drink stains. The surface boasts the lowest total cost of ownership of all resilient flooring, is 100 percent recyclable and is GREENGUARD-certified.
Robbins Sports Surfaces
Pulastic by Robbins provides superior safety through shock-absorption, seamless uniformity and optimal friction. The durable, stable floor system offers lasting beauty and color stability with permanent game-line bonding. In addition, the renewable wear surface can be professionally refurbished to restore the floor's overall appearance. Pulastic is perfect for multi-function facilities, maintaining its performance under the everyday use of tables, chairs and bleachers.
SnapSports Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium modular sports flooring for both commercial and residential applications. The surfaces are easy to install and can be permanent or portable. Serving a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports, SnapSports surfaces can help create a high-performance, professional sports facility or resurface an existing facility for athletes of every skill level.
Sport Court's Maple Select modular sports surface gives facilities the look of a hardwood court without the financial stress or logistical headache. The durable, low-maintenance surface is cost-effective and installs in just a few days.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
NORDOT® Adhesives are used to install indoor synthetic turf athletic fields and other recreational surfaces. They can be applied by trowel, glue box, squeegee and airless spray. This photo shows the installation of an indoor soccer field in which NORDOT Adhesive is poured onto seaming tape. The adhesive is then easily spread with a stand-up squeegee. When the turf is unrolled onto it, the result is a strong, durable seam that can withstand heavy traffic. Visit the company's website for more installation photos.
This article originally appeared in the November | December 2015 issue of Athletic Business with the title "Spotlight: Indoor Sports Surfaces"