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Selecting the proper sport floor

Selecting the proper sport floor

24 octobre 2017

There are many variables to take into consideration when choosing the right floor for your gym. Since this is a major investment we wanted to provide some details that can help ensure that you are choosing the right sports floor to address your specific needs. 

Questions like what are your general requirements, comfort, soundproofing, security, thermal insulation, versatility, lifespan and ecology need to be answered.   

Here are the different options offered and the details of each one.

1. Determine the type of floor

 

Point elasticity

Specific elasticity

Combined elasticity

Under the charge of an athlete

Deformation of the floor limited to the surface of the shoe sole

Deformation of the floor in the form of a deflection cone

Deformation in a specific point and in surface

Thickness

3 à 18 mm

22 à 90 mm

22 à 90 mm

Finish

Polyurethane
Linoléum
PVC
Rubber

Parquet

Polyurethane
Linoleum
PVC

Ideal zone

Multisports
Gymnase
School Sport Room

Basketball court

Multisport
Gymnastic

2. Determine the flooring

Polyurethane

PVC

Linoleum

Parquet

Pros

Pros

Pros

Pros

Versatility

Choice of colors

Eco-friendly

Noble

Soft floor with no joints

Great surface flexibility

Economic

May be sanded

Cast-in-place flooring

Surface homogeneity

Antibacterial

Slipping

Easy to repair and maintain

Eco-friendly

 

Polyvalence of use

 

Easy to maintain

 

Easy to maintain

 

 

 

Durability

Cons

Cons

Cons

Cons

Must be protected when other uses

Must be protected when other uses

Must be protected when other uses

Low acoustical properties

Constance of the performances

Repair always visible

Repair always visible

Intolrance to water

 

Welding seams

Welding seams

Hardness

 

 

Strong smell

More expensive

3. Quality of the support

Once all the important decisions above are made we need to ensure that room temperatures , humidity of the room and moisture levels of the concrete  meet the standards necessary to ensure sucess. 

4. Maintenance

Feel free to  refer to the article ‘’5 essential steps for maintaining your sports floor’’ published on our blog.

5. Repairs

Resurface areas that are showing wear to maintain your gym floors natural beauty

Hoping that our article helped you in your flooring selection.

Have a great project!