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Volleyball

Volleyball is a sport that represents everything a proper gym floor is designed to do. It involves each athlete running, pivoting, jumping, and diving. In all of these activities, there is a high degree of interaction with the flooring surface. When choosing volleyball flooring, the most important consideration is that all the latest sports performance criteria are met, such as the ASTM F2772 sports flooring standard.

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With the range of movements performed by each player, volleyball flooring requires the full complement of sports performance characteristics. An effective volleyball surface integrates seamlessly into the match, providing the necessary characteristics with uniformity. Below are a few performance related questions to consider when choosing volleyball flooring.

Have all the sports flooring performance criteria been met?

Volleyball is a physically demanding sport for athletes, requiring a wide range of motion. A useful way to judge a floor’s sports performance as a whole is the ASTM F2772 standard. It incorporates three critical characteristics for volleyball, including force reduction (shock absorption), surface finish effect (friction), and vertical deformation (Ball rebound is the fourth criteria, but has not implications on volleyball performance). Any sports floor that has passed the latest ASTM F2772 criteria is most likely suitable for volleyball.

Is the floor point elastic or area elastic?

Area elastic floors, such as hardwood systems, can be used for volleyball. However, the trend is to use point elastic resilient floors, which offer a greater uniformity of performance characteristics, particularly vertical deformation and shock absorption. In fact, the flooring used in recent Olympic volleyball matches has been a point elastic floor, much like Tarkett Sports’ Omnisports.

EcoPure 4.6 mm
EcoPure 4.6 mm Suitable
Suitable
Omnisports 3.5 mm
Omnisports 3.5 mm Suitable
Suitable
Omnisports 6.5 mm
Omnisports 6.5 mm Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
Performance
Performance Recommended
Performance Anchor Channel
Performance Anchor Channel Recommended
Trainer 1
Trainer 1 Suitable
Suitable
Trainer 3
Trainer 3 Recommended
Recommended
Flexlock Panel
Flexlock Panel Recommended
Recommended
Omnisports 5.0 mm
Omnisports 5.0 mm Recommended
Recommended
Omnisports 8.3 mm
Omnisports 8.3 mm Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
Performance Anchor
Performance Anchor Recommended
PolyTurf Plus Pad and Pour
PolyTurf Plus Pad and Pour Suitable
Trainer 2
Trainer 2 Suitable
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