Lancaster, Pa. – (May 25, 2021) – Today’s athletes require indoor sports flooring that can hold up to the rigors of daily and heavy use, while also providing optimal ergonomics and safety. The only material testing method recognized in the United States by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for indoor sports flooring is the ASTM F2772. A new whitepaper from Ecore – a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces – reviews this standard to help architects, contractors and designers make appropriate indoor sports flooring specification decisions for their facilities.
Titled “Raising the Game: Reviewing ASTM F2772 for Indoor Sports Flooring Systems Specification,” the whitepaper takes a deep dive into the ASTM F2772 test standard and the criteria used to ensure that flooring solutions provide the appropriate level of shock absorption and safety for everything from recreational use to intense sports activities.
Designed to certify and classify resilient surfaces made specifically for sports and recreation activities, the ASTM F2772 test standard measures four characteristics of performance: Force Reduction, Ball Rebound, Surface Finish Effect and Vertical Deformation. A floor must meet all four of these criteria to be compliant with the current ASTM F2772 standard for indoor sports and multipurpose flooring and be classified in one of the five classes of sports floors (Class I-Class V). The whitepaper examines each benchmark’s parameters as well as how each test standard is measured.
Furthermore, the whitepaper explores how new technologies, such as Ecore’s patented itsTRU™ technology, have made it possible for sports flooring to enhance athlete performance and safety, while delivering aesthetic appeal and versatility. For most applications, vinyl, rubber or synthetic turf wear layers can be fused to a vulcanized composition rubber backing to provide appealing flooring options that perform well in multi-purpose spaces and keep athletes at the top of their game.
For more information about indoor sports flooring specification in athletic facilities, download Ecore’s whitepaper here.
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From the weight room to the recovery room, Ecore empowers human performance with safe, quiet, and ergonomic flooring. Our team is driven by the question: can a floor do more? For Ecore, the answer is “yes.” We transform reclaimed materials into performance products that make people's lives better and strive for a planet free of rubber waste. Built on a legacy that began in 1871, our team designs innovative solutions for many industries, including healthcare, hospitality, wellness, sports, and fitness. Ecore, headquartered in Lancaster, PA, serves athletic and commercial flooring customers in more than 75 countries. Learn more at www.ecoreintl.com.