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Gerflor to Supply Handball & Volleyball Courts at 2016 Summer Olympics

Source: Gerflor

Taraflex Installation Marks 40 Years of Olympic Traditon by Gerflor

CHICAGO (April 28, 2016) – Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of multipurpose resilient sports flooring, today announced that through agreements with the International Handball Federation and International Federation of Volleyball, Gerflor will supply Taraflex™ courts for volleyball and handball tournaments during the next Olympic Games in Rio (August 5 - 21). Taraflex™ is the most widely specified sports surface in the world and has been used in ten consecutive Olympic Games starting with Montreal in 1976 to London in 2012 for indoor surfaces like handball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

With the expertise it has gained from some of the world’s largest sporting events, Gerflor has stood out for several years now as the world leader in indoor synthetic sports flooring. In the United States alone, over 70,000 gymnasiums have installed Taraflex sports flooring and it is widely used by NCAA Division 1 volleyball players and coaches, including the 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Champions, University of Nebraska.


• Gerflor will supply the indoor flooring sports flooring for 7 volleyball and 6 handball courts for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

• More than 160,000 square feet of Taraflex Sports Flooring is being installed for Olympic athletes in handball and volleyball to play on

• Gerflor has been present at the Summer Olympic Games since 1976. 40 years of Olympics!

Please visit the Olympic Volleyball or Handball pages of the Rio 2016 Olympic website for more information on game schedules.


Gerflor USA provides specialized resilient flooring solutions for designers, installers and facility managers who want on-trend, sustainable, durable flooring products. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation, design forward products and manufacturing capabilities are why Gerflor, the manufacturer of Taraflex®, the world’s leading sports flooring, is an international leader in the flooring industry. Gerflor is available in 100 countries around the globe with more than 3,000 employees. The company has a proven commitment to sustainability with an excellent environmental record, which includes whole life cycle performance, full compliance with ISO 14001 standards and FloorScore™ certification. Find Gerflor USA on social media: Gerflor USA for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest. For more information, visit, call 877-437-3567 or email

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