Indoor Sports Flooring Monthly – September 2015
Volume 4, Issue 12
With pad and pour polyurethane flooring, there are several options to consider. This issue of Indoor Sports Monthly explores the reasons you may not want to use a pigmented wear layer.
Visit Tarkett Sports at the WfX Expo in Nashville
Tarkett Sports will be exhibiting at the 2015 Worship Facilities Expo (WfX) in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will take place on November 18 and 19 at the Music City Center. This expo is an opportunity to see numerous products and services related to church facilities, including athletic flooring. Visit our booth (#246) to learn about all of the flooring solutions available through Tarkett Sports.
Using Contrast to Create Better Flooring
There are two schools of thought when it comes to the color of wear coats in poured polyurethane sports flooring. Many manufacturers add pigment to the wear layer to match the color of the top coat. The reason for this is simple. If the surface layer is worn away, there will be little difference in appearance, because the colors are the same. However, there is a strong case for not matching these two coatings, the first of which is installation.
Imagine repainting a white wall with the exact same color of white. Would it be easy to determine which areas have been coated? Without a degree of contrast it would be very difficult. The same holds true with applying a top coat. No contrast with the layer underneath makes it more difficult to create uniform coverage.
With color matched layers, it is also difficult to see and address areas where the top coat might wear away. This is important from a sports standpoint, because the top coat and wear coat typically have very different surface friction properties. In that way, contrast helps to maintain the necessary uniformity of a playing surface.
Blue Springs Fieldhouse Using Tarkett Surfaces
On October 2, the City of Blue Springs, Missouri will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new fieldhouse. This facility includes all Tarkett athletic surfaces including FieldTurf artificial turf and Tarkett Sports indoor surfaces, such as Omnisports, Dropzone, and ClutchCourt. There are four basketball courts, a walking area, an aerobics/dance room, soccer field, spinning room, and weight training areas.
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