Here is a link to Part I of the series, for those who missed it.
What Type of Flooring is Right for You?
It is an overwhelming task when faced with the decision to choose a new gym floor. There are many flooring choices on the market. Each option promotes a set of qualities that can be hard to interpret by those not in the industry. Ask yourself this question at the start of your decision making process: “What activities will you preform on this floor?” This will help you decide what type of flooring is right for you.
What Activities Will You Preform On This Floor?
When choosing a gym floor, it is important to decide what activities you will be doing on this floor. A football team weight training with heavy equipment will require a different floor system than a kindergarten dodge ball court. Lets walk through the activities and see which ones are commonly performed on which sports flooring.
Robbins MVP Hardwood Floor System – This system provides the ultimate safety and comfort with “MVP” Maximum Vibration Control. The MVP system has optimal vibration dampening mechanics. It is designed to easy accommodate heavy loads.
Robbins BIO-Channel – Robbins BIO-Channel line provides improved shock absorption and ball bounce for player performance. It is manufactured with computer-assisted technology for quality assurance.
Robbins Eclipse – This is an Economical floor system that offers complete uniformity of game play performance. It meets all requirements of the MFMA PUR, DIN, ASTM and EN standards.
If you would like to hear more about all the Robbins Wood Floor systems, including those not listed here, please call the Abacus office at 717-560-8050 and speak with our PA Representative.
Vinyl Floors –
Omnisport by Tarkett is a vinyl system that offers game ready performance. The system meets all the requirements of ASTM F2772, the most recognized sports flooring standard in North America. The shock absorption options scale from Class 1 to Class 4.
Regupol AG Track – The gold standard for international competition and top athletes. This homogeneous broadcast granulated polyurethane topped track offers 43% shock absorption. The AG track system is vertically elastic and maintains anti-slip properties. The system is GreenCircle Certified and contributes to LEED points.
Regupol PD Track – The PD track system offers durability and value. The system is built up with a structural spray-coated topping with EPDM granules. It offers a 36% shock absorption. It is recommend for mid-level track solutions. The PD Track system is GreenCircle Certified and contributes to LEED points.
Regupol SB Track – Also known as the “Black Track Surface”, the SB Track system is a preliminary system that can be coated into one of the other systems. It is the most economical track, offering 32% impact absorption. This system is GreenCircle Certified and can contribute to LEED points.
What We Offer
In summary, each flooring system can provide your facility with the athletic solution of your needs. Here at Abacus it is your sport, our court. We provide fitness flooring that can accommodate any school, university, or private fitness facilities.
The Robbins Air Channel wood floors installed at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA show the true beauty of wood floors. The 13,500 square foot installation is still providing the students and athletes with a professional grade wood floor. This project was coupled with an Aktiv and Robbins Poured Floor install for their activity rooms and fitness centers.
One of our greatest accomplishments was installing the Regupol AG Bolt Blue track for Usain Bolts training facility at the Mona Campus in the West Indies. This professional grade track is the best track to train on. Usain Bolt himself endorsed the track after breaking the 100m and 200m records on the track.
Once you have come to the conclusion that your facility needs a new floor or court for any fitness activity, Contact Abacus! We have an experienced team that will help you design your project and satisfy your facilities needs. Call us at 717-560-8050 or email us.