Sports flooring are available to suit any indoor sport. They are the solution for Basketball, Handball, Squash, Futsal, Badminton, Fitness, Dance, a School Gym or a multipurpose arena. Optimal performing undercarriage system and high quality solid hardwood flooring, to suit both individual sports, multipurpose use and dance floors.
A sports floor and its performance are the results of a system comprising three interacting elements: The undercarriage construction, the solid hardwood floor, and the surface treatment. These factors determine the here-and-now characteristics of the floor. However, in order to ensure optimum life spand and performance, periodical checks, maintenance, additional surface treatment, and sanding may be required.
All sports floors perform with unique area-elastic characteristics and this gives the athlete the ultimate in freedom of movement, protection against injury and ensuring athletes can achieve their best. Sports floor solutions are tested and approved in accordance with the European standard EN 14904. The standard is worldwide recognised and specifies the requirements of performance for a sport floor. All our solutions are guaranteed for use over under floor heating.
The floors are supplied prefinished with a lacquer from the factory, they are easy to maintain and are created for generations of use.
Key factors for safety and performance
1. Shock Absorption
A shock absorbing floor minimizes the risk of injuries. Test results display the percentage of shock energy absorbed by the floor when landing after a jump.
2. Vertical Deformation
The floor’s ability to absorb shock depends on its ability to flex when exposed to a dynamic load. Test results display the floor’s vertical deformation in mm when exposed to a dynamic impact equivalent to that of light jogging.
3. Ball Bounce
A good ball bounce increases the ball control and the speed of the game. Test results display the rebound achieved by the floor as a percentage of the rebound measured on a concrete floor.
Correct friction is important when ball players move rapidly on the floor, and the ideal friction number is between 80 and 110. A friction number less than 80 makes the floor too smooth. A friction number above 110 makes the floor too rough.
5. Rolling Load
The floor’s ability to withstand rolling loads is important in circumstances where e.g. carts and retractable seating are utilized. Test results display whether or not the floor can withstand a rolling load of 1,500 N (approx. 150 kg).
TYPES OF SPORTS FLOORING
a) Portable Floor
You will find a selection of portable solid hardwood floors, which consists of prefabricated lightweight panels, fast to assemble and disassemble. This type of flooring is particularly suitable for temporary use, e.g. sports events requiring special line markings, installation on top of ice rinks, or non-sporting events like concerts.
b) Fixed Floor
You will find a selection of fixed solid hardwood floors. In the range, there are both floating and batten floor solutions with a choice of sub-construction that meets most height and performance requirements. Construction height of floors (sub construction + floor board) ranges from 32mm to 245mm. There are solutions for both flat and uneven sub-floors.
EN 14904 The European standard for indoor sports floors
The performance of a sports floor is measured according to the European standard EN 14904, which specifies the requirements on the properties of sports floors. The standard divides the sports floors into 4 types:
|Thickness (mm)||22||Types of Wood||Beech|
|Length (mm)||3700||Types of Floor||Fixed|