Sports facilities make no exception – floodwaters can be devastating to school gymnasiums, field houses, athletic arenas, and other sports centers. Even a relatively small amount of water from broken pipes, malfunctioning sprinklers, or leaky roofs can cause severe water damage to a sports floor, but flooding is sure to warrant extensive repairs or replacement. So, what should school administrators and facility owners do if their sports floors get flooded? How can they get their facilities back up and running shortly after the disaster?
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It’s essential that sports floors ensure stability, absorb shocks, resist traction, and deliver exuberance – they need to be sturdy, resilient, and safe in order to guarantee optimal performance, withstand heavy traffic and repeated bettering, and safeguard against injuries. Rubber floors meet all these requirements – they’re extremely durable, offer excellent shock absorption and dimensional stability, and create a safe and comfortable environment for athletes and staff alike.
Originally designed as an indoor sports arena, primarily used for college sports events and practices, the field house of today has become a multi-purpose recreational facility and lively community center. Apart from indoor space for various sports activities, a modern fieldhouse usually incorporates fitness lofts, cycling studios, group exercise rooms, locker rooms, saunas, and many other state-of-the-art recreational amenities.
The start of the school year is the beginning of the wear and tear on the rubber sports flooring and hardwood sports flooring in your facilities. These floors experience traffic year-round, but the school year brings more students, more practices, and more time spent in the training rooms. Make sure you follow these tips based on the type of sports flooring in your facility to protect your company’s investment, keep people safe, and keep the flooring looking newer longer.
Kiefer USA was more than happy to assist the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with installing new sports flooring in their Recreation Centers during the summer.
One of the most effective ways to prevent sports injuries is to ensure that athletes are playing on the right type of sports flooring and surfaces both indoors and outdoors. Sports flooring types are made with special care to provide shock absorption as well as a suitable surface for each sport. The following is a complete guide on the different types of sports flooring used for indoor and outdoor applications.